James N.

Washington, DC


Reading, Language Skills, Conversational English, Sports

In-person lessons
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Background check passed as of 1/13/14

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Univ/ of Minnesota


Univ/ of Minnesota

About James

One of my favorite sayings is "we are where we came from." I am very fortunate to come from a very close knit Jewish family from Minnesota. Both my parents were college graduates, with my mother being an English Literature Professor, substitute high school teacher. My father went the business route and taught us all the extreme importance of education and strong Midwest personal and work values. There was no question if you were an honest, diligent, and trustworthy young man, many good things come your way. Hitting the books, part-time jobs, helping my siblings and volunteer work were lessons that have stayed with me.

Growing up in such a large, over achieving family we all became extremely competitive, and had to learn how to channel those energies to develop self esteem, perservere, and become task oriented.

Through school, and college I participated in many sports, was an assistant recreational director, and coached a number of both boys and girls sports. I even made time to have a tremendous experience by being an active member of a fraternity. Considering all of us paid for our college education it became a balancing act out of necessity. I also felt a strong need to work with the Fatherless Boys Association,be a camp counselor, and spent two years as a substitute teacher in thee St. Paul, Minnesota Catholic School Systems Watching my mother's amazing energy, patience, and positice attitute whle teaching was something I certainly wanted to emulated. Seeeing children motivated, excited, and having that zest for learning has become an endearing passon of mine.
My relaxation time is filled with the outdoors, vigurous exercise, reading, dining out, movies, and making the best of my life.
As I have become older I have become even more involved in volunteer activiies, peer counseling,mentoring, and have used my selling and motivation skills to teach and help develop others. With todays uncertain economic and political times , I hold dearly to my strong passsion for all that has to do with sports. After all it is ammazing entertainment and gives us much food for thought.
I thoroughly enjoy a helathy physical regiment and participating, watching, a variety of sportsd. Yraveling, spending time with friends and family, and work on eeping a positive and upbeat attitude. With a strong, attitude and demeanor it certaing lightens' lfes concerns.
One of my favorite sayings is "we are where we came from." I am very fortunate to come from a very close knit Jewish family from Minnesota. Both my parents were college graduates, with my mother being an English Literature Read more

4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Washington, DC 20009
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
Grammar, Reading,
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading,
Study Skills,
Special Needs:
Phonics, Special Needs
Study Skills
Fitness, Football, Softball, Tennis
Corporate Training:

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I played baseball all through my senior high school years. I also have coached for five years in the VFW League (12-17 year olds). I am also a certified umpire.


I played on my high school basketball team in Minnesota. Have also coached Jr High School Boys and Jr High School Girls,and officiated for a number of years. I am a passionate sports person, and believe very strongly about young people's involvement in team and individual sports. Thank you for your interest.


Reading is a doorway to knowledge, developing a strong sense of understanding and purpose. Self confidence and esteem, are benefits one gains by increasing their reading proficiency. Interaction with others and continued education will continue to excel. Your thought process and speaking will become more concise and direct. One should try and set workable goals while reading, so comprehending the material will become less difficult. Knowing your reading skills have increased, will show up in a more positive upbeat attitude.

Study Skills

Professionally I am a Sales/Marketing professional. Without following a specific process regarding sales (there are no short cuts) one can prepare, learn, grow, and ultimately be very successful. Studying is about preparation and organization. Don't overwhelm yourself, as one does not need to know everything. Having severe ADHD when reading I would highlight the important messages and topics. When reviewing I would write down all the highlighted areas, and emphasize my studying on the highlighted material. Also prioritize the material by order of importance, A,B, and C. Allow more study time to the A's and B's. DON'T cram; and the brain only has the capacity to absorb so much information. Remember the expression, "time takes time." One learns how to study effectively by practicing their learned skills.

Univ/ of Minnesota


Univ/ of Minnesota

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of Washington, DC 20009.

Background Check Status for James N.

James N. passed a background check on 1/13/14. The check was ordered by James through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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