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Jim D.

Brunswick, GA

$35/hour

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Background check passed as of 6/23/15
4.9 average from 86 ratings
Very scholarly and knowledgeable
— Phyllis, Brunswick, GA on 4/12/17

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Auburn University
Math
Florida State University
J.D.

Education

Auburn University (Math)

Florida State University (J.D.)

About Jim

Dear Students, I am an experienced high school math and science teacher with a heartfelt desire to assist you in becoming a better student. In brief, I taught high school math and physical science for 5 years in a private Christian school in Honduras. While working as a teacher, I tutored numerous students after school and on Saturdays and continue to tutor students on a regular basis now. My students uniformly do better because they have one-on-one opportunities to understand what they are doing wrong and to make adjustments in their thinking before testing. My basic method is to have them identify the types of problems that are giving them difficulty and watch while they work a sample problem. As they do each step, I observe their work and if they do something wrong, I stop them and ask them to explain why they did what they did. This helps them to correct their thinking. Sometimes I simply work a few of the problems and let the student observe. Then I watch as they do the assignment and guide them as necessary. I let the student choose any method that helps them the most based on their own learning style. With me, the student basically sets the agenda and I help them achieve their goals.

I have always loved to see students really understand the material so I devote lots of preparation time to make that happen to the greatest degree possible. You will find me to be patient, encouraging, passionate about my work, organized, and ready on day 1 to help you become successful. Here are some other items of information that you may like to know: 1. I am an honor graduate with a BS in math from Auburn University, 2. I taught naval engineering 2 years at Duke University, 3. I am a graduate of the Navy's nuclear power and electronics schools, and 4. I also graduated from Florida State University College of Law with honors. I would welcome an opportunity to help you become a better student and hope you will give me that chance.
Dear Students, I am an experienced high school math and science teacher with a heartfelt desire to assist you in becoming a better student. In brief, I taught high school math and physical science for 5 years in a private Christian school in Honduras. While working as a teacher, I tutored numerous students after school and on Saturdays and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Brunswick, GA 31520
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Very scholarly and knowledgeable"

- Phyllis, Brunswick, GA on 4/12/17

"Very patient and knowledgable"

- Mallery, Brunswick, GA on 3/7/16

"Jim's great! He was extremely knowledgeable and my middle school daughter was relaxed and comfortable with him."

- Greg, Waverly, GA on 6/23/15

"Very patient, always available, easy to schedule"

- Mahalia, Brunswick, GA on 1/20/15

"Very patient!"

- Steve, Saint Simons Island, GA on 10/27/14

"Fantastic!"

- Sierra, Fernandina Beach, FL on 8/9/14

"Excellent"

- Juwann, Brunswick, GA on 8/2/14

"Excellent in all respects"

- Roger, Saint Simons Island, GA on 8/1/14
Science:
Chemistry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ASVAB,
GED,
SAT Math
Language:
Reading,
Spanish
Special Needs:
Elementary Math,
Reading
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Reading,
Vocabulary

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.

ACT Math

I have worked many math problems from ACT practice tests in order to sharpen my skills in this area. I have solutions to these which I will share with you. I will help you improve your math thinking skills so that you do your best on this test.

Algebra 1

I have 5 years of teaching and tutoring this subject. I have a BS in Math with honors from Auburn University. I explain concepts in a clear, concise manner so that the student has every opportunity to understand the material. I am patient, easy-going and dedicated to helping my students.

Algebra 2

I taught this class for 5 years while teaching in a private school in Honduras. It is the subject which I have tutored most extensively over the past year. I understand all the concepts very well and can explain them so you understand them to the best of your ability. I believe this is the most important math subject you will ever need to learn and I will prepare thoroughly to help you get it right.

ASVAB

I am a Navy veteran who took this same test years ago. I have a solid knowledge of math and science acquired from years of teaching physical science and high school math. I also attended nuclear power school and naval electronics schools. While in the Navy, I managed combat systems and electronic warfare assets. I can help you do your best on this test.

Bible Studies

I have taught the Bible in Sunday School for about 10 years. In addition, I served as a missionary teacher in Honduras for 8 years during which time I regularly prepared sermons and lessons on the Bible. I also have completed 4 seminary courses and taught Old Testament in my church's Bible College.

Chemistry

I taught chemistry for five and one-half years. I expected my students to master all types of problems in the entire chemistry book so I meticulously taught them every type. As a group, my students averaged a B minus overall which is good for a difficult subject like this one. I also took chemistry classes in high school, in the Navy, and in college. I understand this material very well.

Elementary Math

I am able to connect with all age levels of students. I work hard to understand each child and use my understanding to design ways to build relationships with each individual. I never criticize a student for making a mistake; I do work to help them understand why they made the mistake and how to correct it. I try particularly hard not to come across as being critical with this age group. I just try to convince them that I will be there to help them understand math. I have an excellent understanding in all math topics.

GED

Here is a summary of my qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Math with honors from Auburn University; five years of experience as a high school math teacher and tutor; strong interest in all fields of mathematics.

Geometry

From my high school days, I have been an excellent geometry student. During my 8 year stay in Honduras, I taught this subject for 5 years. I have a firm grasp of all the concepts and can explain them in a clear and concise manner to you. I can help you become a much better geometry student.

Prealgebra

I have taught algebra 1 and algebra 2 and have an excellent command of the subject matter that leads to success in these subjects. I know what students must learn in pre-algebra and can help you learn it.

Precalculus

I have taught this class and mastered the material contained in it. It is a challenging class that is essential to your understanding of calculus. I understand how to explain pre-calculus concepts in a way that will get you ready for calculus. I have a BS in Math with honors and can help you be a better pre-calculus student.

Probability

This is a challenging topic for most students. I have spent a good deal of personal time digging into this topic and acquired a good understanding of it. I can help you do your best with understanding the concepts of this field.

Reading

I have spent my entire life reading books that are considered to be the classics of the English language and the Christian faith. This has enhanced greatly my understanding of what authors are trying to communicate to the reader. I continue to read articles on current events, the Bible, poetry, essays, and history. My experience as a lawyer also required that I be able to read and distill the essentials of court cases, legislative histories, and law review articles.

SAT Math

I have studied extensively the problems in 3 SAT preparation guides. I understand how to solve them. I have taught all the subjects covered by the SAT as well as Pre-Calculus. I have a Bachelor of Science in math and focus on precisely and clearly explaining every step of the solution to the problems. I always give 100%!

Trigonometry

I love this subject! It has practical applications in the area of triangle trigonometry which most students like. It also can be challenging when working with trig identities. I enjoy it greatly and can help you learn it. I have a BS in math and a command of all the concepts relative to trigonometry.

Vocabulary

During my life, I have read hundreds of books and many current events articles. If I encounter a word whose meaning I don't know, I generally look up its meaning and try to incorporate it into my speech and writing. I have also studied Latin, French, and Spanish. Many of the words in these languages bear a resemblance to their English counterparts. So, knowing other languages has helped me know more English words. I have also employed my knowledge of words into my own writings.

Auburn University
Math
Florida State University
J.D.

Education

Auburn University (Math)

Florida State University (J.D.)

Very scholarly and knowledgeable

Mr. Jim is an excellent tutor. He takes the time to make sure that I understand what I am doing! Since being tutored by Mr. Jim I received my first 100 on my advance math test. I could not have completed this goal without him!

— Phyllis, Brunswick, GA on 4/12/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jim will travel within 15 miles of Brunswick, GA 31520.