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James B.

Fairfield, CT

$60/hour

Be a Math Ninja

10+ Hours
5.0 average from 11 ratings
Excellent teacher
— Diane, Clifton, NJ on 5/1/13

$60/Hour


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Johnson State College
Math and English Ed

Education

Johnson State College (Math and English Ed)

About James

I haven't used Wyzant for a few years, but I am, once again, available during a wide range of times. I am a creative, innovative, flexible and organized educational professional with over 23 years of teaching and tutoring expertise at both the middle and high school levels. As both a classroom teacher and individual tutor, I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of math levels from 4th grade to Calculus. In addition, I have been extensively trained as a test prep tutor with Princeton Review, Kaplan and Alpha Prep. Having worked in both public and private school settings, I have had the privilege to work with an assortment of students with a variety of learning styles. I am a patient and talented teacher who has been very successful meeting students on their level, working with and enhancing their individual learning styles and determining strategies to empower them to grow into confident and competent learners. Students and parents have often commented on my ability to keep lessons lively, energetic, fun and, ultimately, informative. I believe that I have an uncanny ability to make math understandable. My philosophy is that anybody can learn, if taught by a patient and encouraging teacher. I have a talent for employing teaching strategies that are not only effective, but fun; not only educational, but engaging. I have been told I have a gift for reaching both the strugglers and the superstars, that I create a learning environment where it is cool to be smart and safe to take risks. I haven't used Wyzant for a few years, but I am, once again, available during a wide range of times. I am a creative, innovative, flexible and organized educational professional with over 23 years of teaching and tutoring expertise at both the middle and high school levels. As both a classroom teacher and individual tutor, I have had the Read more

Policies
Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Fairfield, CT 06825

"Excellent teacher"

- Diane, Clifton, NJ on 5/1/13

"Great teacher"

- Beth, Montclair, NJ on 3/25/13
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus,
Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics,
Trigonometry
Science:
Praxis
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ISEE, Praxis, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Algebra 1

As a middle school teacher for the past 18 years, Algebra 1 has been a core course for me. Over that time, I have developed unique teaching methods and strategies that have proven highly effective.

Calculus

Calculus, the mathematics of change, is one of the most powerful tools ever conceived of by the human mind. For the past 18 years, I have tutored many students in this amazing, elegantly beautiful, subject. I have helped many students bring up their failing averages to B's, even some A's, and have helped several students earn a 5 on AP exam.

Prealgebra

As a middle school teacher for the past 18 years, Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 have have been core courses for me. Over that time, I have developed unique teaching methods and strategies that have proven highly effective.

Precalculus

I have been tutoring students in Pre-Calc since 1996 and have been very successful in helping students to navigate through this challenging set of very treacherous, yet extremely critical, skills needed for success in Calculus. In addition, I have taught summer Pre-Calc courses with two different organizations.

Statistics

I have an extensive background in Statistics and have helped at least seven students earn an A in the either the AP class or in college Statistics.

Johnson State College
Math and English Ed

Education

Johnson State College (Math and English Ed)

Excellent teacher

My daughter's average in math was a 62 when I looked for a tutor to help her with algebra 1. After 3 sessions with Jay her avg improved 14 points. He is very patient and positive. He has tips for remembering things and has simple ways of explaining problems that the student just gets. I can't say enough nice things about him. It's some of the best money I ever spent. I'm so glad we went with him

— Diane, Clifton, NJ on 5/1/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of Fairfield, CT 06825.