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James S.

Ask me how excited I would be to teach you Calculus

Ask me how excited I would be to teach you Calculus

$25/hour

  • 109 hours tutoring

  • Amherst, MA 01003

About James


Bio

I currently live in Western Massachusetts, and I have a provisional license to teach high school math in Massachusetts. My favorite class to tutor is Calculus 1 for either high school or college students.

I graduated in 2015 with honors in Mathematics from Occidental College in Los Angeles. While not currently teaching at a school, I currently have several students at local schools in Western Mass whom I see weekly or bi-weekly to make sure that their understanding and performance remains...

I currently live in Western Massachusetts, and I have a provisional license to teach high school math in Massachusetts. My favorite class to tutor is Calculus 1 for either high school or college students.

I graduated in 2015 with honors in Mathematics from Occidental College in Los Angeles. While not currently teaching at a school, I currently have several students at local schools in Western Mass whom I see weekly or bi-weekly to make sure that their understanding and performance remains at a high level. Whether you need help to prepare for single a test or looking for help over a few months, I'm eager to help.

Aside from my experience with Wyzant I have more than 350 hours working as a private one on one tutor. I tutor at every level between sixth grade math and third semester college calculus.

To name a few, subjects that I tutor in include algebra one and two, geometry, trigonometry, pre-calculus, three semesters of college level calculus, linear algebra, discrete math and middle school math. Please note that if you don't see the subject that you would like help with listed here, please reach out to inquire if I can help. Also I'm able to meet students in dorms, libraries, cafes etc.

Feel free to reach out to me to discuss subject matter that you may want help in. Please include some details about what you are studying, problems you are running into on your own and what you are looking for in a tutor.


Education

Occidental College
Mathematics

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Hourly rate: $25 for in-person / $25 for online
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Amherst, MA 01003
  • Lesson cancellation: 5 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/14/2018

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

I have helped several elementary students improve their grades in math and also develop best practices moving forward. I credit this success to my sensitivity to a student's understanding. I also make sure that I put math into context that elementary students can understand. Finally I make sure to bring enthusiasm to encourage my students that math can be easy.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With my vast tutoring experience, I've seen that learning math is akin to learning a language. As such, a math student cannot be without a strong set of algebra tools, the same way that you cannot learn a language without knowing the basics. While in college, I amassed over 250 hours of tutoring experience for many students between 6th grade math and advanced calculus courses. Graduating with honors in mathematics in 2015 I bring excitement and experience to the tutoring table.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In my many hours of tutoring experience, I have tutored extensively in calculus. Often in calculus, subject matter from high school algebra classes becomes essential. As a result, I have become more than adept at coming up with examples and helping students reach a deep understanding of the subject with the years ahead in mind.
Calculus,

Calculus

I graded for calculus for two years in college. I passed the calculus AB exam in high school. I've helped several students further their understanding in calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

When I took honors geometry in high school I received an A. As a tutor, I have helped dozens of geometry students over the years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have helped several pre algebra students improve their grades and develop best practices for their math careers. When working with students at this level I find it’s important to use real life examples to given context to the problems at hand.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

In college my specialty was applied mathematics, which often required proficiency with basic concepts from calculus and pre calculus. Moreover many of my students have reported that my lessons one year have stayed with them for multiple years. This includes study habits and well taught concepts that continue to resurface in courses down the road.
SAT Math

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have studied math at a high college level and I have helped hundreds of students prepare for tests, including the ACT Math. Students taking the ACT are often in need of several easy to understand strategies to succeed at a high level.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With my vast tutoring experience, I've seen that learning math is akin to learning a language. As such, a math student cannot be without a strong set of algebra tools, the same way that you cannot learn a language without knowing the basics. While in college, I amassed over 250 hours of tutoring experience for many students between 6th grade math and advanced calculus courses. Graduating with honors in mathematics in 2015 I bring excitement and experience to the tutoring table.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In my many hours of tutoring experience, I have tutored extensively in calculus. Often in calculus, subject matter from high school algebra classes becomes essential. As a result, I have become more than adept at coming up with examples and helping students reach a deep understanding of the subject with the years ahead in mind.
Calculus,

Calculus

I graded for calculus for two years in college. I passed the calculus AB exam in high school. I've helped several students further their understanding in calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

When I took honors geometry in high school I received an A. As a tutor, I have helped dozens of geometry students over the years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have helped several pre algebra students improve their grades and develop best practices for their math careers. When working with students at this level I find it’s important to use real life examples to given context to the problems at hand.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

In college my specialty was applied mathematics, which often required proficiency with basic concepts from calculus and pre calculus. Moreover many of my students have reported that my lessons one year have stayed with them for multiple years. This includes study habits and well taught concepts that continue to resurface in courses down the road.
SAT Math, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With my vast tutoring experience, I've seen that learning math is akin to learning a language. As such, a math student cannot be without a strong set of algebra tools, the same way that you cannot learn a language without knowing the basics. While in college, I amassed over 250 hours of tutoring experience for many students between 6th grade math and advanced calculus courses. Graduating with honors in mathematics in 2015 I bring excitement and experience to the tutoring table.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In my many hours of tutoring experience, I have tutored extensively in calculus. Often in calculus, subject matter from high school algebra classes becomes essential. As a result, I have become more than adept at coming up with examples and helping students reach a deep understanding of the subject with the years ahead in mind.
Calculus,

Calculus

I graded for calculus for two years in college. I passed the calculus AB exam in high school. I've helped several students further their understanding in calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

When I took honors geometry in high school I received an A. As a tutor, I have helped dozens of geometry students over the years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have helped several pre algebra students improve their grades and develop best practices for their math careers. When working with students at this level I find it’s important to use real life examples to given context to the problems at hand.
Precalculus

Precalculus

In college my specialty was applied mathematics, which often required proficiency with basic concepts from calculus and pre calculus. Moreover many of my students have reported that my lessons one year have stayed with them for multiple years. This includes study habits and well taught concepts that continue to resurface in courses down the road.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

With my vast tutoring experience, I've seen that learning math is akin to learning a language. As such, a math student cannot be without a strong set of algebra tools, the same way that you cannot learn a language without knowing the basics. While in college, I amassed over 250 hours of tutoring experience for many students between 6th grade math and advanced calculus courses. Graduating with honors in mathematics in 2015 I bring excitement and experience to the tutoring table.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

In my many hours of tutoring experience, I have tutored extensively in calculus. Often in calculus, subject matter from high school algebra classes becomes essential. As a result, I have become more than adept at coming up with examples and helping students reach a deep understanding of the subject with the years ahead in mind.
Calculus,

Calculus

I graded for calculus for two years in college. I passed the calculus AB exam in high school. I've helped several students further their understanding in calculus.
Geometry,

Geometry

When I took honors geometry in high school I received an A. As a tutor, I have helped dozens of geometry students over the years.
GED, SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I have studied math at a high college level and I have helped hundreds of students prepare for tests, including the ACT Math. Students taking the ACT are often in need of several easy to understand strategies to succeed at a high level.
GED, SAT Math

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.9 (49 ratings)
5 star
(47)
4 star
(1)
3 star
(0)
2 star
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1 star
(1)

Reviews


Very effective

James clearly knows the material and how to communicate. Very effective in helping my son understand the math and the concepts behind the mechanics. Thanks, James.

Andrew, 1 lesson with James

Patient and knowledgeable teacher!

Jim has helped me so much with my college calculus coursework. He is very patient when working through a problem or helping me understand a new concept. His thoroughness and encouragement have helped me gain confidence in my abilities and I have even started helping other students. I would (and have) recommend Jim to anyone in search of a math tutor.

Amy, 1 lesson with James

Great Teacher

Jim is a great teacher and really pays special attention to the needs of his students. I highly recommend his services!

Christopher, 7 lessons with James

Great tutor and committed to his students! Recommended

James has great knowledge of the subject he is teaching my child. He takes the time to explain it in a manner that she can understand and grasp. He is very patient and works to develop confidence! My daughter has had tutors in the past, but Jim has helped her the most! He keeps in touch with us to see how she is doing, especially when she had her midterms a couple weeks ago. We highly recommend him!

Ashley, 1 lesson with James

Knowledgeable Tutor

James had been working with my son Ben to help him understand precalculus. My son is close to his finally and needs a lot of support. James is patient and works through the problems that Ben struggles with. James has ideas and strategies that he shares to help Ben relate to the work he needs to complete. He has been a great help.

Heather, 5 lessons with James

Knowledgeable and helpful!

James has worked well with my son! Connor has only had two sessions so far but has enjoyed working with him. Definitely helpful in helping him understand Algebra 2. We certainly plan to have Connor continue working with James in the future. Highly recommended!

Kelly, 2 lessons with James

Great tutor!!

James has been doing a great job helping my child to achieve not only understanding, but also confidence. James is a responsible person who is always on time and ready to share his knowledge with my son using creative and fun ways to make math a fun subject. Thank you for everything you have done James.

Isabel, 8 lessons with James
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$25/hour

James S.

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