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James S.

Elmhurst, IL

$60/hr

MS in Mechanical Engineering for Any Level Math and Science

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The University of Toledo
Mechanical Engineering
The University of Toledo
Master's

Education

The University of Toledo (Mechanical Engineering)

The University of Toledo (Master's)

About James

I believe to be a tutor there are two critical elements, knowledge and communication. As a tutor, what good is knowledge if you can't share it with the student?

To speak to my knowledge, I will explore my background. Throughout grade school I was always ahead of the curve and when I got to high school I was placed in all honors or sophomore level classes. Upon graduation, I had chosen to go to the University of Toledo in Northwest Ohio because my ACT scores and high school grades had qualified me for a scholarship that paid for full tuition and fees. I graduated with my Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree. Immediately after undergrad, I started the grad program at the University of Toledo and received my Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on thermal sciences. I am currently employed at a multi-billion dollar Military Defense company doing structural, thermal, and vibration analysis. My entire professional/educational career would not have been possible without a deep understanding of math and technical sciences (physics, fluid dynamics, calculus, chemistry, statistics, etc.).

I have always been a social butterfly, and I work well with others. Throughout my years of schooling I have helped other students. In college, I was a teaching assistant for a few courses and even received the "Outstanding Teaching Assistant" award during my 6th year. I was previously employed at a large private learning center, but left shortly after my WyzAnt career rapidly expanded! My communication skills have always been far above average throughout these endeavors, and I have always succeeded in helping those who have needed it.

My methods of tutoring can vary and depend on what is needed. If current course assistance is all that is required, I would love to answer any questions, provide supplemental material and input, and/or help with any homework. If course or test prep is needed I can come up with a curriculum and practice examples to prepare your student for AP tests, ACTs, SATs, or an upcoming course in high school or college.

Thank you!
Jimmy
I believe to be a tutor there are two critical elements, knowledge and communication. As a tutor, what good is knowledge if you can't share it with the student?

To speak to my knowledge, I will explore my background. Throughout grade school I was always ahead of the…
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Cancellation
3 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Elmhurst, IL 60126
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Couldn't Ask for More!"

- Linda, River Forest, IL on 5/1/14

"Flexible in Working With My Son"

- David, Oak Park, IL on 3/10/14

"Very effective, dependable, knowledgeable, and available"

- Maggie, Naperville, IL on 3/10/14

"Extremely knowledgeable and patient "

- Becky, Brookfield, IL on 3/7/14

"Highly reccommend"

- Tristan, Hinsdale, IL on 3/7/14

"Great Experience"

- Jonathan, Elmhurst, IL on 2/2/14

"Great time management."

- Ed, Glenview, IL on 1/27/14

"Very accommodating"

- DeeDEe, DuPage, IL on 12/16/13

"Great tutor!"

- Ilyse, Wheaton, IL on 12/3/13

"Great tutor, very friendly and knowledgeable!"

- Michele, Frankfort, IL on 11/26/13

"Great tutor."

- Karen, Oak Brook, IL on 11/20/13
Test Preparation:
ACT Math,
ACT Science,
GED
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel,
Microsoft Word

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ACT Math

Graduated High School with an A in Calculus.
Received a 4 on the Calculus BC exam.
Received a BSME from the University of Toledo.
Received an MSME from the University of Toledo.
Received "Outstanding Teaching Assistant" Award during graduate school.
Scored a 28 and 30 on the ACTs with a 35 in mathematics.

ACT Science

I have my master's degree in mechanical engineering. Physics, chemistry, anatomy, and biology were all part of my curriculum to get where I am today. Overall, I received a 30 on my ACTs, with a 27 in science.

Algebra 1

I took algebra 1 my 8th grade year and received an A. I have been applying algebra constantly throughout my schooling and career as I have obtained a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and am employed at an aerospace company as an engineer.

Algebra 2

I took algebra 2 my sophomore year of high school and received and A. I have since become a professional engineer with a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Calculus

I received an A in calculus my senior year of high school and 4 on my calculus AP test. I have since improved upon my math skills while obtaining a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in mechanical engineering. I am professionally employed and calculus is part of everyday life for me.

Chemistry

I have my master's degree in mechanical engineering. Physics, chemistry, anatomy, and biology were all part of my curriculum to get where I am today. I received a 4 on my chemistry AP test.

Differential Equations

I have my master's degree in mechanical engineering. For my thesis project and my current professional career, I have become proficient in control systems. Control systems theory consists of many differential equations. In association with this I received an A in differential equations when I received my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

GED

I graduated high school with a 4.3 GPA and received a 30 on my ACTs. I am fully qualified to teach high school level math.

Geometry

I received an A in geometry my freshman year of high school, while overall receiving a final high school GPA of 4.3 (honors classes elevate it to >4.0). I am a mechanical engineer and I use geometry everyday in interpreting CAD drawings and for design of aircraft fuel controls.

Linear Algebra

I have my master's degree in mechanical engineering. For my thesis project and my current professional career, I have become proficient in control systems. State space methods of controls systems are heavy in manipulations of multiple equations and matricies. In association with this I received a B in linear algebra when I received my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

MATLAB

I took a course on MATLAB my freshman year of undergraduate college (7 years ago). I have since used it extensively for my engineering school, my Master's thesis project, and everyday for engineering purposes at an aerospace company.

Mechanical Engineering

I have received my BSME and MSME from and ABET accredited university, The University of Toledo. I am currently employed as a mechanical engineer at an aerospace company.

Microsoft Excel

I constantly use Microsoft Excel to tabulate and manipulate data in my career as a mechanical engineer. I am an expert on displaying and manipulating large data sets, as well as creating steady state models of large hydromechanical systems.

Microsoft PowerPoint

I am a professional engineer that constantly writes reports and presentations for customers. All of my presentations are done in Microsoft Powerpoint.

Microsoft Word

I am a professional engineer that constantly writes reports and presentations for customers. All of my engineering reports and test procedures are done in Microsoft Word.

Physics

I graduated high school with a 4.3 GPA and an A in Honors Physics. On the physics AP tests, I received a 3 and 4 on physics- mechanics and physics- electricity and magnetism, respectively. I scored a 28 and 30 on the ACTs with a 35 in mathematics, showing my technical abilities at a young age. After high school I went on to receive a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering and a master of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo. During my graduate assistantship I received the "Outstanding Teaching Assistant" award, showing my ability to communicate subject matters to students.

Prealgebra

Prealgebra is an essential building block in the advanced math I have to do daily. I am also qualified to teach higher levels of math, which would not be possible without an aptitiude for prealgebra.

Precalculus

I received an A in pre-calculus my junior year of high school and have only improved my math skills while obtaining a BS in mechanical engineering and an MS in mechanical engineering. I am professionally employed and calculus is part of everyday life for me.

Probability

As a mechanical engineer master's degree holder, I work as a product development and analysis engineer for an aerospace company in Rockford and Skokie, Il. Part of the analysis aspect involves a high level of statistics and probability. The product development aspect involves design for six sigma, which is very heavy in basic statistics and probability. I am qualified to teach low and high level statistics.

Trigonometry

Trigonometry is an essential building block in the advanced math I have to do daily as a professional engineer. I have a master of science in mechanical engineering.

The University of Toledo
Mechanical Engineering
The University of Toledo
Master's

Education

The University of Toledo (Mechanical Engineering)

The University of Toledo (Master's)

Couldn't Ask for More! — James tutors my son in mathematics and physics, in addition to providing support for ACT prep. James is a lovely young man who is easy to contact and very flexible. After meeting James initially, it was easy for me to be hands off. James treats my son respectfully and is amenable to working around my son's schedule. I don't have to wonder what happened in a session because James quickly posts a ve ...

— Linda, River Forest, IL on 5/1/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Elmhurst, IL 60126.

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