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James W.

Boston, MA

$70/hour

Math or Econ Blues? - I'll help you improve your confidence and scores

4.9 average from 157 ratings
Excellent tutor
— Meaghan, Boston, MA on 3/4/16

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University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School
Economics-Finance
UMass-Boston
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School (Economics-Finance)

UMass-Boston (Master's)

About James

Using skills that I have developed while teaching, tutoring, and working in the financial industry, I can help you improve your understanding of important math and economic concepts. Instead of just memorizing formulas and equations, I will help you make connections to your prior knowledge and to real-world applications. By customizing all of my lessons, I will be able to build on your strengths, focus on the areas that will help you the most, and boost your self-confidence. As I help you increase your self-confidence, I think that you also will find that knowledge of math and economics can be fun, powerful, and insightful.

In addition to improving your math and economics knowledge, I can help you achieve better results on homework, exams, and standardized tests by helping you with studying, time-management and test-taking techniques.

I have a flexible schedule and can meet you at your convenience during days, evenings, or on weekends. I have easy access to the T and Hubway and can meet you where they go.

I changed careers from being in the investment industry to teaching and tutoring math and economics because I believe that for many people achieving happiness and success in today's world requires strong math and economics skills. I have always had fun with math and economics and I am saddened when I hear people say, "I'm not good at math" and "I'm not good at economics". I believe that most people are much better at math and economics than they think they are. They just need a patient, passionate, caring, and creative person like me who can help them overcome their fears, realize how much they already know, and discover the joy and usefulness of math and economics.
Using skills that I have developed while teaching, tutoring, and working in the financial industry, I can help you improve your understanding of important math and economic concepts. Instead of just memorizing formulas and equations, I will help you make connections to your prior knowledge and to Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02199

"Excellent tutor"

- Meaghan, Boston, MA on 3/4/16

"Very patient and gave good study tips"

- RAUSHANAH L, Cambridge, MA on 11/14/16

"Very Friendly And Knowledgeable Statistics And Economics Tutor!"

- Kevin, Boston, MA on 8/13/16

"patient and caring"

- Mariajose, Boston, MA on 5/12/16

"A very gifted teacher"

- Barbara, Jamaica Plain, MA on 3/6/16

"James did an exceptional job"

- Purna, Boston, MA on 1/30/16

"Very knowledgeable and easily conveys information"

- Christian, Boston, MA on 11/5/15

"Great review of materials"

- Sunil, Nashua, NH on 10/16/15

"Helpful with GMAT concepts"

- Arjona, Boston, MA on 7/21/15
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2,
Geometry,
Prealgebra, Precalculus,
Probability,
SAT Math,
Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
GMAT,
SAT Math
History:
Government & Politics
Business:
Economics,
GMAT

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 1!

I believe that you will find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of algebra, I will help you improve your self-confidence. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most.

I will also help you develop techniques that will lead to fewer careless errors, improved problem-solving skills, and better test scores.

Algebra 2

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 2!

In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring Algebra 2 students, I have successfully taught and tutored Algebra 1 and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies.

I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most.

I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.

Economics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do.

I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most.

In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.

Geometry

I will help you achieve success in geometry!

I have successfully taught and tutored students with different levels of proficiency in geometry because I customize my lessons so that they build on student strengths and focus on areas that will help each student the most. My customized lessons will also help you improve your self-confidence. I believe that you will also find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts.

In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of geometry, I'll also help you improve your studying and test-taking techniques.

GMAT

I can help you achieve success in the Quantitative Section of the GMAT!

I have helped other students improve their scores and I'd like to help you achieve your goals too! I will help you increase your knowledge of the concepts covered on the test by providing customized lessons that will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most.

I will also help you better understand the answers to practice problems by providing intuitive explanations that are often clearer than those provided in the review books.

That's not all! I will also teach you GMAT-specific test-taking techniques and problem-solving skills that will enable you to manage your time and make better educated guesses.

Precalculus

I can help you achieve success in precalculus!

In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring precalculus students, I have successfully taught and tutored algebra and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies.

I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most.

I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.

Probability

I have successfully worked with students of various backgrounds and ages to improve their understanding of probability, so I'm confident that I can help you too. In addition to helping you answer problems, I will help you understand the underlying concepts by giving you real-world examples that you can use to illustrate the concepts so that you don't always have to memorize abstract formulas.

SAT Math

I can help you succeed in the Math section of the SAT!

I have taught and tutored all of the material covered on the test, so I know the challenges that you and others face. Since every student is unique, each lesson will be customized to meet your specific needs.

In addition to explaining and clarifying important concepts, I'll teach you how to overcome the challenges created by the time constraint on the test. Some techniques are specific to the Math SAT exam while others are problem-solving skills that you will be able to use in other situations.

University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School
Economics-Finance
UMass-Boston
Master's

Education

University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School (Economics-Finance)

UMass-Boston (Master's)

Excellent tutor — James helped me prepare for the quantitative portion of the GMAT exam and was a very helpful, patient, and knowledgeable tutor. He was very familiar with the GMAT exam and had lots of tips about the actual test which I found very helpful. Each lesson was totally customized to what subject matter I needed to focus on and my learning style. My quant. score improved a lot from the first time I took ...

— Meaghan, Boston, MA on 3/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $70.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02199.