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James M.

Former High School Science & Math Teacher: Biology, Algebra, Geometry

Former High School Science & Math Teacher: Biology, Algebra, Geometry

$55/hour

  • 524 hours tutoring

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Education is my passion! I have recently taught both high school science and mathematics. My experience in teaching and tutoring extends over a decade. Over this duration of time, I have tutored THOUSANDS of students across elementary, high school, university and private tutoring sessions.

Education is the pathway to opportunity and success. My ultimate goal is to immensely support you in breaking any barrier standing in your way to achieving success.

I tutor algebra, statistics,...

Education is my passion! I have recently taught both high school science and mathematics. My experience in teaching and tutoring extends over a decade. Over this duration of time, I have tutored THOUSANDS of students across elementary, high school, university and private tutoring sessions.

Education is the pathway to opportunity and success. My ultimate goal is to immensely support you in breaking any barrier standing in your way to achieving success.

I tutor algebra, statistics, calculus, pre-calculus, geometry, biology, chemistry, ACT, SAT, probability, English grammar, and a wide range of subjects and standardized examinations. Just ask! My method of tutoring is high quality and extremely effective. All sessions are well planned with every minute of the lesson catered to your success!

My aura is positive, inspirational, motivational, and peaceful. I hold extremely high academic expectations and want all students to become confident in their subject immediately after our first few sessions. It actually does not matter how far behind students are in a subject. With just the tiniest bit of effort and practice, any student can fulfill all of his or her academic goals.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I have also earned an Indiana teaching license after a successfully completing an education program. My hobbies are TUTORING, practicing piano, leisure reading, visiting nature centers, volunteering, and spending quality time with my family.


Education

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Biology

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Business

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Statistics,

Statistics

I absolutely love probability and statistics, and have tutored many high school and college students in those wonderful subjects. Probability and statistics were among my favorite courses in college! Whether you are struggling with normal or binomial distributions, t-tests, z-scores, regression equations, permutations, chi-square tests, or any other topic in probability and statistics, I am confident that my experience and deep understanding of probability and statistics will help you succeed!
Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have a tremendous amount of experience teaching and tutoring Elementary Math. For multiple years I have worked in elementary and grammar schools with the sole responsibility of helping academically struggling schools increase their math scores. Whether the elementary math is being taught from a textbook, or taught from a special online program, I have had lots of experience teaching and tutoring all age ranges in elementary math.
Grammar, Reading

English

English,

English

To speak or write with perfect English grammar only takes patience and practice. I have been studying English grammar at an advanced level for the last decade. I have also worked at colleges and elementary schools as a tutor helping students succeed in English. I have lots of experience teaching Standard English grammar and proofreading essays. Regardless of one's dialect or educational background, I am highly qualified to prepare him or her to immediately begin speaking and writing with perfect English grammar.
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My experience in tutoring algebra and other math subjects is rich! I have been employed multiple years in both colleges and elementary schools teaching and tutoring students in math and science. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of students in math, from children to adults. I have received many awards and certificates for excellence in tutoring. I have also received extensive tutoring training that highly qualifies me to help students with learning disabilities succeed in math.
Biology,

Biology

Biology is my passion! I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and have a strong appreciation for the life sciences. I have a deep understanding of every biological concept you are likely to come across in a biology course. I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in biology over the last seven years. I am highly qualified and capable to discuss any biological science topic at an advanced level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a biology major during college, I had to take many chemistry courses. In fact, a great amount of biology actually requires a strong understanding of chemistry. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in chemistry.
English,

English

To speak or write with perfect English grammar only takes patience and practice. I have been studying English grammar at an advanced level for the last decade. I have also worked at colleges and elementary schools as a tutor helping students succeed in English. I have lots of experience teaching Standard English grammar and proofreading essays. Regardless of one's dialect or educational background, I am highly qualified to prepare him or her to immediately begin speaking and writing with perfect English grammar.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PRE-ALGEBRA TOPICS: Order of Operations Introduction to Algebra The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws Fraction Notation Positive and Negative Real Numbers Addition of Real Numbers Subtraction of Real Numbers Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers Exponential Notation Solving Equations Formulas Applications with Percent Problem Solving Solving Inequalities Solving Applications with Inequalities Reading Graphs Plotting Points Graphing Linear Equations Intercepts Rates Slope and Slope-Intercept Form Point-Slope Form Exponents and Their Properties Polynomials Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials Multiplication and Division of Polynomials Special Products Polynomials in Several Variables Negative Exponents Scientific Notation Factoring Factoring Trinomials Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials Difference of Squares Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring Solving Applications Rational Expressions Least Common Denominators Complex Rational Expressions Solving Rational Equations Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
Statistics,

Statistics

I absolutely love probability and statistics, and have tutored many high school and college students in those wonderful subjects. Probability and statistics were among my favorite courses in college! Whether you are struggling with normal or binomial distributions, t-tests, z-scores, regression equations, permutations, chi-square tests, or any other topic in probability and statistics, I am confident that my experience and deep understanding of probability and statistics will help you succeed!
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My experience in tutoring algebra and other math subjects is rich! I have been employed multiple years in both colleges and elementary schools teaching and tutoring students in math and science. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of students in math, from children to adults. I have received many awards and certificates for excellence in tutoring. I have also received extensive tutoring training that highly qualifies me to help students with learning disabilities succeed in math.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PRE-ALGEBRA TOPICS: Order of Operations Introduction to Algebra The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws Fraction Notation Positive and Negative Real Numbers Addition of Real Numbers Subtraction of Real Numbers Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers Exponential Notation Solving Equations Formulas Applications with Percent Problem Solving Solving Inequalities Solving Applications with Inequalities Reading Graphs Plotting Points Graphing Linear Equations Intercepts Rates Slope and Slope-Intercept Form Point-Slope Form Exponents and Their Properties Polynomials Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials Multiplication and Division of Polynomials Special Products Polynomials in Several Variables Negative Exponents Scientific Notation Factoring Factoring Trinomials Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials Difference of Squares Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring Solving Applications Rational Expressions Least Common Denominators Complex Rational Expressions Solving Rational Equations Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
Probability,

Probability

PROBABILITY TOPICS: Events Sample Space Venn Diagrams Mutually Exclusive Events Multiplication Rule Addition Rule Rules of Probability Contingency Tables; Joint and Marginal-Probabilities Conditional Probability The Multiplication Rule; Independence Bayes's Rule Counting Rules Factorials Combinations Permutations Discreet Random Variables Probability Distributions Probability Histograms Bernoulli Trials Binomial Distributions Poisson Distributions Hyper geometric Distributions
Statistics,

Statistics

I absolutely love probability and statistics, and have tutored many high school and college students in those wonderful subjects. Probability and statistics were among my favorite courses in college! Whether you are struggling with normal or binomial distributions, t-tests, z-scores, regression equations, permutations, chi-square tests, or any other topic in probability and statistics, I am confident that my experience and deep understanding of probability and statistics will help you succeed!
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My experience in tutoring algebra and other math subjects is rich! I have been employed multiple years in both colleges and elementary schools teaching and tutoring students in math and science. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of students in math, from children to adults. I have received many awards and certificates for excellence in tutoring. I have also received extensive tutoring training that highly qualifies me to help students with learning disabilities succeed in math.
Biology,

Biology

Biology is my passion! I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and have a strong appreciation for the life sciences. I have a deep understanding of every biological concept you are likely to come across in a biology course. I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in biology over the last seven years. I am highly qualified and capable to discuss any biological science topic at an advanced level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a biology major during college, I had to take many chemistry courses. In fact, a great amount of biology actually requires a strong understanding of chemistry. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in chemistry.
English,

English

To speak or write with perfect English grammar only takes patience and practice. I have been studying English grammar at an advanced level for the last decade. I have also worked at colleges and elementary schools as a tutor helping students succeed in English. I have lots of experience teaching Standard English grammar and proofreading essays. Regardless of one's dialect or educational background, I am highly qualified to prepare him or her to immediately begin speaking and writing with perfect English grammar.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

PRE-ALGEBRA TOPICS: Order of Operations Introduction to Algebra The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws Fraction Notation Positive and Negative Real Numbers Addition of Real Numbers Subtraction of Real Numbers Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers Exponential Notation Solving Equations Formulas Applications with Percent Problem Solving Solving Inequalities Solving Applications with Inequalities Reading Graphs Plotting Points Graphing Linear Equations Intercepts Rates Slope and Slope-Intercept Form Point-Slope Form Exponents and Their Properties Polynomials Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials Multiplication and Division of Polynomials Special Products Polynomials in Several Variables Negative Exponents Scientific Notation Factoring Factoring Trinomials Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials Difference of Squares Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring Solving Applications Rational Expressions Least Common Denominators Complex Rational Expressions Solving Rational Equations Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions
Statistics,

Statistics

I absolutely love probability and statistics, and have tutored many high school and college students in those wonderful subjects. Probability and statistics were among my favorite courses in college! Whether you are struggling with normal or binomial distributions, t-tests, z-scores, regression equations, permutations, chi-square tests, or any other topic in probability and statistics, I am confident that my experience and deep understanding of probability and statistics will help you succeed!
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Precalculus, Reading

Science

Biology,

Biology

Biology is my passion! I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and have a strong appreciation for the life sciences. I have a deep understanding of every biological concept you are likely to come across in a biology course. I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in biology over the last seven years. I am highly qualified and capable to discuss any biological science topic at an advanced level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a biology major during college, I had to take many chemistry courses. In fact, a great amount of biology actually requires a strong understanding of chemistry. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in chemistry.
Genetics,

Genetics

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and have conducted genetics research at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A genetics course was one of the required core courses for my major. Also, most of the courses I have taken in biological science covered varying amounts of genetics instruction and overlap. Finally, genetics is my most fascinating discipline of biology, and I have spent a great amount of time interpreting genetics concepts and solving application problems. Finally, I have years of experience tutoring biology, in which genetics problems have come up.
ACT Science

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

My experience in tutoring algebra and other math subjects is rich! I have been employed multiple years in both colleges and elementary schools teaching and tutoring students in math and science. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of students in math, from children to adults. I have received many awards and certificates for excellence in tutoring. I have also received extensive tutoring training that highly qualifies me to help students with learning disabilities succeed in math.
Biology,

Biology

Biology is my passion! I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and have a strong appreciation for the life sciences. I have a deep understanding of every biological concept you are likely to come across in a biology course. I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in biology over the last seven years. I am highly qualified and capable to discuss any biological science topic at an advanced level.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

As a biology major during college, I had to take many chemistry courses. In fact, a great amount of biology actually requires a strong understanding of chemistry. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in chemistry.
Statistics,

Statistics

I absolutely love probability and statistics, and have tutored many high school and college students in those wonderful subjects. Probability and statistics were among my favorite courses in college! Whether you are struggling with normal or binomial distributions, t-tests, z-scores, regression equations, permutations, chi-square tests, or any other topic in probability and statistics, I am confident that my experience and deep understanding of probability and statistics will help you succeed!
Algebra 2, Calculus, GED, Geometry, Reading, SAT Math

Test Preparation

Praxis,

Praxis

While many states take Praxis, Illinois has its own basic skills diagnostic test for prospective teachers via the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) called TAP (Test of Academic Proficiency). This exam is similar to the Praxis exam administered through other states. I have successfully passed the TAP and have aided other students with both exams.
TEAS,

TEAS

I have tutored numerous students in preparation for the TEAS test, including friends and family who have gone into Nursing fields. I majored in biology, and have a strong background over the science and math sections tested on the TEAS. Also, with a professional teaching background, I have taught and tutored math and science at all grade levels through college. Finally, I have many years of experience tutoring English and writing, and can provide tremendous support on the variety of questions generally tested on the reading and language usage of the TEAS. I have an enormous amount of resources and TEAS practice problems to help students adequately prepare for the TEAS test.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, SAT Math, SAT Reading

Ratings and Reviews


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4.9 (193 ratings)
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Reviews

Born to teach!

Spectacular tutor with a passion for teaching and learning! Fully invested in his students’ success and interested in the whole student! Asks relevant background questions to find strengths and weakness and also motivation. Is encouraging and uplifting and celebrates my son successes no matter how son. Get it, knows how important confidence is and aims to build it in the subject matter with his students! Gives practice and pertinent information and notes to ensure improvement and minimize gaps.. More importantly, constructs his lessons based on the type of student he has. He truly cares. He is the utmost professional, razor sharp like expert in the subject matter. James is so personable which allows him to connect extremely fast and is likable to his students! My kid loves working with him and even doing the practice work. He feels safe and comfortable enough to ask questions, be honest when he did not do something, and not feel embarrassed by James’ reaction.

Brandi, 2 lessons with James

Knowledgeable and kind

James is an excellent tutor. He explains chemistry in a way that my child not only understand it, but also seems to get excited about learning it. He is very accommodating to our time schedule. I schedule sessions with him last minute and he makes himself available. He brings material for my child to give her more of a clear understanding of what she is learning in school. I would highly recommend him. My child feels safe and comfortable working with James. I’m so glad I was able to find him to be her tutor.

Sarah, 5 lessons with James

Great Tutor

James took his time with me and was a very good tutor. Everything that I asked to review he reviewed with me. I look forward to working with him in the future and getting help with my preparation for the math praxis.

Darrian, 1 lesson with James

Knowledgeable and patient tutor

James took the time to explain the question and the answer so that it made sense. He was organized and had options available based on my questions, concerns, or needs. I would recommend James as a tutor!!

Kathy, 1 lesson with James

great teacher , I enjoy working with you , I'm catching on very fast , I feel this is going to be a really good outcome . looking forwards to the next lesson

I've learned a lot so far . He is very patient , teaches well, have great teaching habits. The material he brings to the table is awesome . His ability on teaching me is wonderful

Tayana, 2 lessons with James

He Loves Math!

Mr. James is everything you would want in a tutor. He instantaneously knew how to help my son navigate through is fears and the subject matter. My son felt that Mr. James was extremely encouraging. If he didn't get an answer correct on the first try, Mr. James would say, " Your on the right track with your thinking... and then he guides him. He is very hands-on. He explains a concept from the beginning so the student has a deeper understanding of the subject matter. He's a winner!

Sheri, 1 lesson with James

Very knowledgeable!

We worked on a statistical analysis and assignment. We are working on probability and hypothesis this week. I look forward to the next project.

Veronica, 2 lessons with James

Lesson went very well as usual

The lesson always have the kids leaving with the "ah-ha" that's easy.... his lessons are great and results are nearly immediate. I've referred him to others who I know will benefit.

JOAN, 13 lessons with James

GREAT COMMUNICATION!

The first thing I noticed about James was that he focused on the positive things that my son was doing and didn't harp on the negative. Whenever my son struggled through a lesson James made a note of it and made appropriate adjustments. My son has gained so much confidence after just a couple of sessions with James. James goes above and beyond with his summary communications of how the sessions are going which is a tremendous help because my son and I live in different states and James makes sure to always keep me in the loop with everything! He not only tutors my son but he also provides us with personal assessments on he colleges that we are interested in and he makes surentonfo us on what those colleges are looking for from an ACT testing perspective. A++ tutor!

Laketa, 11 lessons with James

He is lit!!

That is what my son said about James! He is learning so much and his comprehension has greatly increased!

Linda, 40 lessons with James
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$55/hour

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Response time: 3 hours