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James S.

Honolulu, HI

$40/hour

James S. Math, Physics, Chemistry

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University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mechanical Engineeri
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Master's
University of Hawaii at Manoa
PhD

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Mechanical Engineeri)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Master's)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (PhD)

About James

I have always enjoyed teaching/tutoring, helping others learn highly technical and analytical subjects. I have a doctorate in mechanical engineering, a BS plus 24 semester hours in mathematics and a teaching certificate in secondary education. I have about twelve years of equivalent full time formal teaching experience at five colleges/universities and a roughly equal number of years of tutoring experience. Most of my tutoring experience was with a Sylvan Learning Center. Whether teaching formally or tutoring, I discuss theory, including derivations; and I try to relate the material to real life applications whenever possible. All the subjects I have taught involve problem solving. In every subject, whether formal teaching or tutoring, I carefully demonstrate the solution of a wide variety of problems, and I give similar types of problems for homework. I encourage students to use my solution examples as a guide in solving problems. I welcome questions, and I take the time to answer all of them, including additional examples if necessary.

I have taught a wide variety of mathematics subjects, including all levels of algebra, trigonometry, probability, statistics, set theory, logic, all levels of calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, vector analysis, operations research and numerical methods. I have also taught general physics with lab and general chemistry, since these subjects are the basis of engineering. I also have experience preparing students for SAT tests.

I encourage students to contact me so they can excel in their mathematics and physical science courses.
I have always enjoyed teaching/tutoring, helping others learn highly technical and analytical subjects. I have a doctorate in mechanical engineering, a BS plus 24 semester hours in mathematics Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Honolulu, HI 96822
In-person lessons
Science:
Chemistry,
Physical Science

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Algebra 1

I have a Doctorate in mechanical engineering, which is very math intensive, and a BS plus 24 additional semester hours in mathematics.
I taught mathematics for about 16 years at Hawaii Pacific University and two years and eight summers at the high school level. I taught at a Learning Center for about ten years and for several more years as an independent tutor.

Algebra 2

I have a doctorate in mechanical engineering, which is very math intensive. I also have a BS plus an additional 24 semester hours in mathematics. I have about 16 years experience teaching mathematics at Hawaii Pacific University. I also have about ten years experience working at a Sylvan Learning Center as well as a number of years experience as a free lance tutor.

Calculus

I have a doctorate in mechanical engineering, which is very math intensive, and a BS in mathematics with 24 additional semester hours. I have about 16 years of experience teaching mathematics at Hawaii Pacific University, and I have taught both differential and integral calculus a number of times, about seven or eight times. In addition, I have worked at a Sylvan Learning Center for about ten years, tutoring mathematics including calculus, as well as a number of years doing free lance tutoring.

Chemistry

I have a Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering, which includes a great deal of physics and chemistry. I have a BS degree plus an additional 24 semester hours in mathematics. Physics and Chemistry are very dependent upon mathematics. I have also taught Chemistry and Physics many times at college level. I have worked for about ten years as a tutor at a Sylvan Learning Center, and I have worked for a number of years as a private tutor.

Geometry

I have a BS plus an additional 24 semester hours in mathematics. I have taught mathematics for about 16 years at Hawaii Pacific University. I have also tutored for about ten years at a Sylvan Learning Center, as well as free lance tutoring. I have taught geometry for four years during summer school at two high schools.

Precalculus

I have a doctorate in mechanical engineering, which is applied physics. I also have a BS degree plus 24 additional semester hours in mathematics. I have taught mathematics, physics and chemistry at college level for about twenty years and for several years at high school level. I was a tutor at a Sylvan Learning Center for about ten years and for several years as a private tutor.

Statistics

I have a doctorate in mechanical engineering and a BS in mathematics. I have approximately 20 years teaching experience at college level and a few years of high school experience. I have also taught at a Sylvan Learning Center for about ten years, and I also have several years experience at free lance tutoring.

Trigonometry

I have a Doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering and a BS degree in mathematics with 24 additional semester hours in mathematics. I have taught trigonometry many times at Hawaii Pacific University and at high school level. I have worked at a Sylvan Learning Center for about ten years and several years as a private tutor.

University of Hawaii at Manoa
Mechanical Engineeri
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Master's
University of Hawaii at Manoa
PhD

Education

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Mechanical Engineeri)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (Master's)

University of Hawaii at Manoa (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Honolulu, HI 96822.