Math and Science Tutor
Math and Science Tutor
I have a lot of experience helping students through both teaching and tutoring students in the Southern Illinois Area. I have been a teacher at Southern Illinois University during my time as a graduate student. I have taught or TA'd a class each semester for the last seven years and have been an instructor of record twice. I have been the teaching assistant for Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, and Field Plot Techniques (a statistics class dealing with designs). I have also been instructor of...
I have a lot of experience helping students through both teaching and tutoring students in the Southern Illinois Area. I have been a teacher at Southern Illinois University during my time as a graduate student. I have taught or TA'd a class each semester for the last seven years and have been an instructor of record twice. I have been the teaching assistant for Plant Breeding, Plant Genetics, and Field Plot Techniques (a statistics class dealing with designs). I have also been instructor of record for Precision Agriculture and Soil Fertility Evaluation (a mixture of soil chemistry and fertilizer application math).
On top of that, I have started tutoring for a few different subjects within graduate school. I am one of the main contacts for people to help understand their statistics, both in Biostatistics and in their actual graduate projects at the school. I am well versed in using R and JMP for statistical analysis and for helping the students to understand what is being asked and how to understand their results. I have also done analysis for understanding models for systems, the algebra in the models, and qualitative versus quantitative analysis.
I have worked with statistics and statistical models in order to help understand how those models work. My main program to use for this is R due to it's flexibility and power. A high knowledge of algebra is needed for this type of work.
My research and schooling rely heavily on my knowledge of biology and biological systems. I need to understand how plant systems work and how to analyze those results in order to provide correct answer. Because of this, I know what needs to be known and understood both in biology and biostatistics.
If you have any need for a tutor please don't hesitate to contact me. I am very flexible with my hours and will do what I can to help!
James has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Knowledgeable, Patient, and Prepared!!
I have used many tutors on Wyzant but James was fantastic. I had sent him an R programming assignment that I was struggling with and when it came time for the lesson, it was obvious that he had spent a considerable amount of time reviewing it. Because of this, he was able to quickly identify what I did wrong, and help me understand better. I definintely plan on using James again in the future!Gavin, 7 lessons with James
Knowledgeable, patient and a good listener
James and I primarily looked at simple and multiple linear regressions. He's super knowledgeable and patient. He brings a calmness and lightness to a tutoring session, which is really helpful when you're anxious and nervous about learning biostats concepts. He's also really nimble with R Studio and knows his code well. He was able to troubleshoot on the spot, enabling us to get through a lot in an hour-and-a-half. Highly recommended.Elena, 2 lessons with James
He is very knowledgeable and patient as well
He did a review over R programming which was insightful and helpful. I look forward to working with him sometime in the future and will like to recommend him to friends as well.Bibi, 1 lesson with James
James is an R whiz. He responds quickly and knows what he's doing. Helped me with Biostatistics and I'm not easy to help. Very thankful I discovered Wyzant and I plan to work with James again.Tiffany, 3 lessons with James
Great Biostatistics tutor
James is patient and is able to breakdown the material so I’m able to understand the problems I’m being presented with. I would definitely recommend James to someone in need of a statics tutor!Brittany, 3 lessons with James
Knowledgeable & Helpful
We went over Chemistry basics and some microbiology. Very good in helping me to understand the periodic table and electron structure. We also covered the Lewis structure. Chemistry is a very intimidating subject to me and James explains the concepts in a way that I can understand.Lisa, 32 lessons with James
Very helpful and patient
James assisted my on an assignment for a course on R Programming. James was very patient and kind and laid out the assignment for me, provided useful articles, and laid out each function step by step. Highly recommend!Samantha, 1 lesson with James
Helpful and patient tutor
James reviewed Biostatistics in R. He had worked on the assignment prior to our session so he was informed of my assignment and fully prepared. He went over, step-by-step, each line item to help me understand what exactly it was doing, answered all of my questions, and made sure I was comfortable with the information. My only regret is not having him assist me earlier in the class as this would have helped me greatly. If needed again, I will be sure to request his assistance again. Thanks!Tara, 1 lesson with James
Great Statistics Tutor
James made the content understandable by relating the concepts in plain English. I feel more confident in the material because it was made clear to me in a way that I understood. Thank you James! I will definitely be using him for any additional needs in math and stats!Tammy, 2 lessons with James
Kids are motivated to learn!
Just started this week with 3 of our boys and seems to be going great! Kids are motivated to learn and despite their disabilities seem to be keeping up=) Thank you James!Carrie Ann , 114 lessons with James
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