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James H.

Highland Park, IL

$65/hour

Math, Chemistry, Physics Tutor: All levels

Background check passed as of 1/16/15
4.8 average from 452 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Amita, Glenview, IL on 11/23/14

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California State University, Fullerton
Chemistry
UC Riverside
Master's
UC Riverside
PhD

Education

California State University, Fullerton (Chemistry)

UC Riverside (Master's)

UC Riverside (PhD)

About James

Hello, I tutor Chemistry, Math, and Physics, and have done so for over 20 years. I have helped many students ranging from junior high school to graduate school with math and science. These can be daunting topics, but if you are willing to work hard, a good tutor can help you get past the sticking points and into full understanding of the material so that you can actually enjoy going to class and taking the tests.

I have a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry and run my own company while enjoying tutoring on the side. I have taught community college and tutored at the campus tutoring center for several years. WyzAnt has been a convenient way to get private students recently. My start-up company is starting to be profitable now, but tutoring is a great way to stay sharp, so I will continue helping as many student as I can. I have tutored high school chemistry, AP Chemistry, college chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, physics and math from pre-algebra to advanced calculus. I have experience tutoring statistics, and can help with spreadsheets and computer programming. I have helped students at all levels and abilities catch up and do better. Please e-mail me if you have any questions.
Hello, I tutor Chemistry, Math, and Physics, and have done so for over 20 years. I have helped many students ranging from junior high school to graduate school with math and Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035
Background Check: Passed

"Excellent tutor"

- Amita, Glenview, IL on 11/23/14

"knowlegable, great pace for testing environment."

- Clarissa, Glenview, IL on 11/27/16

"Helpful and enthusiastic"

- Dani, Glencoe, IL on 9/26/16

"Knowledgeable and helpful"

- Mari, Glenview, IL on 9/23/16

"Knowledgable"

- Nandan, Vernon Hills, IL on 9/5/15

"Improved grades and more confidence in physics and geometry"

- Fran, Highland Park, IL on 5/30/14

"Great tutor!"

- Marlene, Lake Forest, IL on 3/20/14

"Excellent Tutor for Physics and Algebra"

- Dawn, Deerfield, IL on 1/2/14

"Patient and very knowledgeable tutor"

- Mardah, Highland Park, IL on 6/7/13

"Engaging our student in the problem solving process"

- Dean, Vernon Hills, IL on 5/20/13

"Builds Confidence"

- Ann, Winnetka, IL on 11/16/12

"Excellent tutor!"

- Andrea, Highland Park, IL on 10/3/11

"Very Good Tutor"

- Ayub, Northbrook, IL on 1/1/11
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
ACT Science, Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, ACT Science, GRE, SAT Math
Business:
GRE

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Organic Chemistry

I have taken organic chemistry at UCSB and advanced organic chemistry at CSUF. In preparation for graduate school I studied for the ACS organic chemistry qualifying exam and subsequently aced it. I have helped students studying organic chemistry in graduate school, tutored organic chemistry at the community college level, and have taught the lab and discussion.

I have done research in organic chemistry both in school and in industry. I synthesized organic compounds that would be of use to an inorganic chemistry group as ligands, and I have done research on organic polymers that were of use in industry as contact lenses in one job and as reverse osmosis membranes in another job. I have also worked on treatments for oil wells to increase production.

I have extensive spectroscopic experience with organic chemicals and have designed analyses to detect organic chemicals in air pollution in new and unique ways in addition to earlier experience doing traditional analyses of chemical feedstocks. In my current position as a company owner I am marketing analyzers for specific chemicals of environmental and safety interests.

California State University, Fullerton
Chemistry
UC Riverside
Master's
UC Riverside
PhD

Education

California State University, Fullerton (Chemistry)

UC Riverside (Master's)

UC Riverside (PhD)

Excellent tutor — James is a fantastic tutor who loves teaching. He is very knowledgeable and can teach math and science at any level. He is always easily accessible via phone or email and very flexible in terms of scheduling lessons. He is very honest and always goes the extra mile for his students. He even helped my younger son with his science Olympiad project. ...

— Amita, Glenview, IL on 11/23/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $65.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 10 miles of Highland Park, IL 60035.