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Experienced, Patient, Passionate Math Tutor (In-person and online)

Experienced, Patient, Passionate Math Tutor (In-person and online)

$50/hour

  • 5,688 hours tutoring

  • Bowie, MD 20715

About James


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PRAXIS, SAT, ACT, MATH EXPERT!

ONLINE and IN-PERSON.
Available 7 days a week.

NOTE: Online slots available 10:30 PM EST, (7:30 PM PST).

I'm an alumnus of Tougaloo College (Mississippi), where I majored in mathematics/computer science. I graduated with a 3.89 cumulative GPA (summa cum laude, class valedictorian). During high school, I scored in the 97th percentile on the military ASVAB exam. I recently scored the maximum (200) on the Praxis core math exam. My subject expertise...

PRAXIS, SAT, ACT, MATH EXPERT!

ONLINE and IN-PERSON.
Available 7 days a week.

NOTE: Online slots available 10:30 PM EST, (7:30 PM PST).

I'm an alumnus of Tougaloo College (Mississippi), where I majored in mathematics/computer science. I graduated with a 3.89 cumulative GPA (summa cum laude, class valedictorian). During high school, I scored in the 97th percentile on the military ASVAB exam. I recently scored the maximum (200) on the Praxis core math exam. My subject expertise includes (but is not limited to) college algebra, calculus, pre-calculus, geometry, trigonometry, algebra (1, 2, & 3), financial Aagebra, integrated math, finite math, statistics, and standardized test preparation. Students regularly request my services when preparing for the math sections of the PRAXIS, ACT, SAT, PSAT, GED, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, ASVAB, and HSA exams. I have worked with more than 350 students via Wyzant.

PREFERRED LOCATIONS: Bowie Public Libraries; Panera Bread (Bowie Town Center, Vista Gardens Marketplace), Wegman's (Woodmore Town Center); Bowie State Library, local residences in Bowie.

(WEEKLY SLOTS):
* MON: 10 AM - 4 PM, 4:30, 7:30, 9, 10:30 PM+
* TUES: 10 AM - 2 PM, 6 PM, 10:15 PM+
* WED: 10 AM - 4 PM, 6, PM, 7:30 PM. 9, 10:30 PM+
* THUR: 10 AM - 2 PM, 6 PM, 7:30 PM, 9 PM,10:30 PM+
* FRI: 10 AM - 6:30 PM
* SAT: 12:30 PM, 4:45 PM, 7:30 PM - 10 PM+
* SUN: @ 2:45 PM, 4 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30, 7:45, 9 PM+ ...
(Sunday sessions are online, or in-person at Bowie Town Center)

NOTE: Weekly slots are for clients who want help weekly. Clients who cancel often and/or repeatedly waste my time, will be dropped.

(1-TIME SLOTS):
TUES 10/16 @ 10 AM - 2 PM, 6 PM, 10:15 PM+
WED 10/17 @ 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, 6, 9, 10:30 PM
THUR 10/18 @ 10 AM - 4 PM, 6, 7:30, 9 - 11 PM
FRI 10/19 @ 10 AM - 6:30 PM, 9:30 PM+
SAT 10/20 @ 12:30 PM, 7:30 PM thru 10 PM+
SUN 10/21 @ 2:45 PM, 4 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM, 9 PM
MON 10/22 @ 10 AM thru 4 PM, 4:30, 7:30 PM, 9, 10:30 PM
TUES 10/23 @ 10 AM - 2 PM, 10:15 PM+
WED 10/24 @ 10 AM - 2:30 PM, 3 PM, 6, 9, 10:30 PM
THUR 10/25 @ 10 AM - 4 PM, 6 PM, 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
FRI 10/26 @ 10 AM - 6:30 PM, 9:30 PM+
SAT 10/27 @ 12:30 PM, 2 PM, 4:45 PM, 7:30 PM to 10 PM+
SUN 10/28 @ 2:45 PM, 4 PM, 5:15 PM, 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM, 9 PM
MON 10/29 @ 10 AM thru 4 PM, 4:30, 7:30 PM, 9, 10:30 PM

PRIVATE RESIDENCE TUTORING:

Location of neighboring sessions determine whether I can provide in-home service. Residence must be within 7 miles of Bowie (few exceptions). Someone 18 or over must be home. In-home tutoring is available to residents in Bowie, Largo, Glenn Dale, Crofton, Upper Marlboro (within 1 mile of Rt 214 .). Other areas can occasionally be serviced in home for a higher hourly rate, or longer session length. I prefer online over long distance driving. I do not drive during snow emergencies, and avoid driving during rush hour traffic.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM ME:

- My best effort and honest opinions
- I work efficiently and effectively ... not a time-waster.
- I only tutor math related subjects and Math sections of exams
- Someone who is patient, intelligent, prompt, fair, caring, and friendly
- Someone who will provide free links online to support the lessons covered, and any weaknesses of the student discovered during sessions.
- Text notification is sent if I will arrive late
- Students math knowledge and reasoning skills will be noticeably improved, if they are committed to listening, learning, and following my advice
- When receiving a rating that is less than the max, expect me to inquire about what I can do to receive a higher rating in the future. I set the bar high for myself as well as for my students.

WHAT NOT TO EXPECT FROM ME:

- Free tutoring services
- A mind reader... Please be clear about what you expect from me.
- To continue to work with clients who repeatedly ignore session confirmation messages.
- To work with clients who don't believe a 5-star rating is attainable
- No alternating slots ... "Weekly" means once per week ... not every other week, not monthly. If help is not needed weekly, please pick a 1-time slot.
- I do not reserve slots more than 10 days in advance, for new clients.
- When the school year ends, so does your weekly slot (unless you request summer service)
- Your child's grade will not improve from "E" to "A" overnight.
- A miracle. If your child has failed for most of the school term, you shouldn't expect that a few hours of tutoring one day before the final, will produce an "A" on the final exam.
- To work with clients who are (1) late often, (2) provide little or no notice when canceling, (3) cancel repeatedly, or (4) ignore and/or don't respond to text messages to confirm scheduled sessions.
- In-home tutoring when no one 18 or older is home.
- Unreal expectations. A complete semester review, or several missed homework assignments, cannot be completed in a 1 hour session.
- To immediately know how to do EVERY math problem presented, though I will try my best.

I PREFER NOT TO WORK WITH CLIENTS WHO ARE:

- Expecting the tutor (alone) to turn things around
- Dishonest, Rude; Disrespectful; Annoying
- Unappreciative, Unreasonable, Argumentative;
- Placing tutoring at the very bottom of the priority que.
- Non-responsive to session confirmation text messages
- Canceling frequently
- Time-wasters
- Unable or unwilling to provide reasonable and fair justification on ratings

WHAT DO I EXPECT FROM YOU?

- Please be on time. Text me if running late.
- 1 hour is the minimal session length billed. Longer time billed for distant travels
- 12 hours advance notice, when cancelling
- Please be honest, respectful, and fair in your ratings and reviews.


Education

Tougaloo College
Mathematics

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Rate details: $25 charged for cancellations without 12 hours advance notice. $50 charged for no-shows. Time-wasters beware.
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 7 miles of Bowie, MD 20715
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 8/8/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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GRE

GRE

With near perfect ratings and more than 5500 hours of tutoring math through WyzAnt, including subjects of Elementary Math, Pre-Algebga, Algebra 1 & 2, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus. SAT Math, ACT math, PRAXIS Math, ASVAB Math, GRE Math, and GED Math, I am well equipped to help any student prepare for the math portion of the GRE exam.

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Common Core,

Common Core

Concepts covered include: Counting and Cardinality, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base 10, Measurement and Data, Geometry, Number and Operations, Fractions, Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Statistics and Probability, Functions
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Concepts covered include, but are not limited to the following: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division; decimal numbers and money; long division; fractions; graphs (line, bar, circle); area and perimeter of geometric figures; volume of geometric solids; percents, ratios; unit conversion; probability; word problems; exponents; time problems; mental math; positive and negative numbers; and order of operations (PEMDAS). Students will be given opportunities to master basic concepts related to numbers and skills in applying those concepts to solving basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems. I continuously emphasize the use of mathematics in real-life situations.
Grammar

English

Grammar

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Concepts covered for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and College Algebra include, but are not limited to the following: Number Operations; Absolute Value; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers (Whole, Natural, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real); Basic laws of Algebra; Associative, Distributive, Commutative, and Identity Properties; Laws of Exponents; Rational Expressions and Exponents; Simplifying Expressions; Determining the Slope of Linear equations; Construction of linear equations using slope-intercept formula and point-slope formula; Determining Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes; Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, inverse, composite); Graphing Equations and Inequalities, and solving them; Matrix Algebra; Probability; Factoring expressions (complete the square, difference and sum of cubes, difference of squares); Quadratic Equations (graphing, solving, finding roots of); Systems of Equations (graphing; solving using substitution and elimination methods); Logarithms and Exponential Equations; Conic sections (circles, parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses).
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Concepts covered for Algebra 2 include, but are not limited to the following: Number Operations; Absolute Value; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers (Whole, Natural, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real); Basic laws of Algebra; Associative, Distributive, Commutative, and Identity Properties; Laws of Exponents; Rational Expressions and Exponents; Simplifying Expressions; Determining the Slope of Linear equations; Construction linear equations using slope-intercept formula and point-slope formula; Determining Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes; Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, inverse, composite); Graphing Equations and Inequalities, and solving them ; Matrix Algebra; Probability; Factoring expressions (complete the square, difference and sum of cubes, difference of squares); Quadratic Equations (graphing, solving, finding roots of); Finding vertex, focus, and directrix parabolas; Graphing ellipses and hyperboles, finding vertices and foci; Transformations, translations, and reflections of graphs across X and Y axis; Systems of Equations (graphing; solving using substitution, elimination, an Gauss methods); Solving radical and rational equations; Logarithms and Exponential Equations
Calculus,

Calculus

I tutor high school Calculus, and college Calculus 1. I am very comfortable with the local high schools and community college calculus courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Under my guidance, students study Geometry as a mathematical system through the deductive development of relationships in the plane and space developed intuitively in previous years. Students study congruent segments and angles, circle chords, secants and tangent segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measure in triangles, direct and indirect triangle congruence and similarity, proofs, solids of revolution, logic, similar triangles, quadrilaterals, transformations, the Pythagorean Theorem, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, and surface area and volume of solids.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra includes a long list of introductory topics in both algebra and geometry. Topics covered include, but or not limited to the following: Mathematical operations of signed numbers; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers; Simplifying algebraic expressions; Combining like terms in Algebraic expressions; Solving equations and inequalities; Graphing Linear functions; Angle Relationships; Definitions of various polygons, and properties of each; Classification of Polygons; Area of polygons; Volume and Surface Area of Solids; Using Algebra to determine variable values in diagrams.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Topics include, but are not limited to the following: Functions, Series, Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences, Matrices, Complex numbers, Conic sections, Polar and parametric equations, Polar coordinates, Vectors, Rational functions and their graphs, Synthetic division, Finding zeros of a polynomial function, Finding asymptotes (horizontal, vertical, and oblique asymptotes) of rational functions, Finding the bounds of the zeros of polynomial functions, Factoring of polynomial functions, Applications of trigonometry, Trigonometric identities, Introductory calculus concepts, Using mathematical models to represent real world situations, Proofs using mathematical induction, Vectors, Laws of Sine and Cosines, Arithmetic and Geometric sequences, Summation.
SAT Math

SAT Math

For SAT Math prep, I typically like to do several 1 to 2 hour sessions (depending on students needs and budget) which include: - Exam tips, traps to avoid, intelligent guessing, back-solving, picking numbers, eliminating bad choices, etc. - Review of basic algebra concepts. - Work through practice exam problems from online practice tests, and/or SAT Kaplan, Gruber, Barron, and College Board practice math exams. - Problems worked are all taken from sample exams, so they cover all the key math concepts and subjects expected on the exam (Geometry, Algebra, etc.) Two of my recent students increased their scores by 110 points, after about 6 sessions. A current client recently scored a 730 on the math section. I encourage each student to attempt to work as many problems as possible, preferably from multiple sources, as each problem worked presents a moment to learn something. You would want to see as many different types of problems as possible BEFORE seeing those same types of problems on the real exam.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

One of my recent ACT students scored 32 on the Math portion of the exam. Another student raised their math score from 17 to 24 (a 41% increase). Please see my description for the SAT Math exam. Process is identical, except we would be working from online practice tests and/or ACT prep books. ACT does not penalize for guessing, so ALWAYS answer every question.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Concepts covered for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and College Algebra include, but are not limited to the following: Number Operations; Absolute Value; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers (Whole, Natural, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real); Basic laws of Algebra; Associative, Distributive, Commutative, and Identity Properties; Laws of Exponents; Rational Expressions and Exponents; Simplifying Expressions; Determining the Slope of Linear equations; Construction of linear equations using slope-intercept formula and point-slope formula; Determining Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes; Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, inverse, composite); Graphing Equations and Inequalities, and solving them; Matrix Algebra; Probability; Factoring expressions (complete the square, difference and sum of cubes, difference of squares); Quadratic Equations (graphing, solving, finding roots of); Systems of Equations (graphing; solving using substitution and elimination methods); Logarithms and Exponential Equations; Conic sections (circles, parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses).
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Concepts covered for Algebra 2 include, but are not limited to the following: Number Operations; Absolute Value; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers (Whole, Natural, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real); Basic laws of Algebra; Associative, Distributive, Commutative, and Identity Properties; Laws of Exponents; Rational Expressions and Exponents; Simplifying Expressions; Determining the Slope of Linear equations; Construction linear equations using slope-intercept formula and point-slope formula; Determining Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes; Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, inverse, composite); Graphing Equations and Inequalities, and solving them ; Matrix Algebra; Probability; Factoring expressions (complete the square, difference and sum of cubes, difference of squares); Quadratic Equations (graphing, solving, finding roots of); Finding vertex, focus, and directrix parabolas; Graphing ellipses and hyperboles, finding vertices and foci; Transformations, translations, and reflections of graphs across X and Y axis; Systems of Equations (graphing; solving using substitution, elimination, an Gauss methods); Solving radical and rational equations; Logarithms and Exponential Equations
Calculus,

Calculus

I tutor high school Calculus, and college Calculus 1. I am very comfortable with the local high schools and community college calculus courses.
Finite Math,

Finite Math

With a 3.89 GPA as a mathematics major in college, I am well equipped to assist students with help in finite mathematics. I have assisted students with finite math courses at Montgomery and Prince George's County Colleges in Maryland. Also, with more than 4500 hours of math tutoring experience via WyzAnt, this has enabled me to obtain experience and confidence in my ability to break down math concepts for college students.
Geometry,

Geometry

Under my guidance, students study Geometry as a mathematical system through the deductive development of relationships in the plane and space developed intuitively in previous years. Students study congruent segments and angles, circle chords, secants and tangent segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measure in triangles, direct and indirect triangle congruence and similarity, proofs, solids of revolution, logic, similar triangles, quadrilaterals, transformations, the Pythagorean Theorem, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, and surface area and volume of solids.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra includes a long list of introductory topics in both algebra and geometry. Topics covered include, but or not limited to the following: Mathematical operations of signed numbers; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers; Simplifying algebraic expressions; Combining like terms in Algebraic expressions; Solving equations and inequalities; Graphing Linear functions; Angle Relationships; Definitions of various polygons, and properties of each; Classification of Polygons; Area of polygons; Volume and Surface Area of Solids; Using Algebra to determine variable values in diagrams.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

Topics include, but are not limited to the following: Functions, Series, Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences, Matrices, Complex numbers, Conic sections, Polar and parametric equations, Polar coordinates, Vectors, Rational functions and their graphs, Synthetic division, Finding zeros of a polynomial function, Finding asymptotes (horizontal, vertical, and oblique asymptotes) of rational functions, Finding the bounds of the zeros of polynomial functions, Factoring of polynomial functions, Applications of trigonometry, Trigonometric identities, Introductory calculus concepts, Using mathematical models to represent real world situations, Proofs using mathematical induction, Vectors, Laws of Sine and Cosines, Arithmetic and Geometric sequences, Summation.
Probability,

Probability

Concepts covered include (but or not limited to): Simple probability, Conditional probability, Independent events, Dependent events, Mutually inclusive events, Mutually exclusive events, Tree diagrams, Permutations and combinations, Normal distributions.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

For SAT Math prep, I typically like to do several 1 to 2 hour sessions (depending on students needs and budget) which include: - Exam tips, traps to avoid, intelligent guessing, back-solving, picking numbers, eliminating bad choices, etc. - Review of basic algebra concepts. - Work through practice exam problems from online practice tests, and/or SAT Kaplan, Gruber, Barron, and College Board practice math exams. - Problems worked are all taken from sample exams, so they cover all the key math concepts and subjects expected on the exam (Geometry, Algebra, etc.) Two of my recent students increased their scores by 110 points, after about 6 sessions. A current client recently scored a 730 on the math section. I encourage each student to attempt to work as many problems as possible, preferably from multiple sources, as each problem worked presents a moment to learn something. You would want to see as many different types of problems as possible BEFORE seeing those same types of problems on the real exam.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

Topics covered include, but are not limited to the following: Unit circle, Trigonometry of triangles, Trigonometry of the circle, Trigonometric functions (sine cosine, secant, cosecant, tangent, and cotangent), Laws of sine and cosine, Inverse Trigonometric functions, Periodic functions and their graphs, Trigonometric Identities, Analyzing parabolic graphs, Polar coordinates, Exponents and Logarithms, Exponential growth, Circles and other conic sections.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Concepts covered for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and College Algebra include, but are not limited to the following: Number Operations; Absolute Value; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers (Whole, Natural, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real); Basic laws of Algebra; Associative, Distributive, Commutative, and Identity Properties; Laws of Exponents; Rational Expressions and Exponents; Simplifying Expressions; Determining the Slope of Linear equations; Construction of linear equations using slope-intercept formula and point-slope formula; Determining Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes; Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, inverse, composite); Graphing Equations and Inequalities, and solving them; Matrix Algebra; Probability; Factoring expressions (complete the square, difference and sum of cubes, difference of squares); Quadratic Equations (graphing, solving, finding roots of); Systems of Equations (graphing; solving using substitution and elimination methods); Logarithms and Exponential Equations; Conic sections (circles, parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses).
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Concepts covered for Algebra 2 include, but are not limited to the following: Number Operations; Absolute Value; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers (Whole, Natural, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real); Basic laws of Algebra; Associative, Distributive, Commutative, and Identity Properties; Laws of Exponents; Rational Expressions and Exponents; Simplifying Expressions; Determining the Slope of Linear equations; Construction linear equations using slope-intercept formula and point-slope formula; Determining Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes; Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, inverse, composite); Graphing Equations and Inequalities, and solving them ; Matrix Algebra; Probability; Factoring expressions (complete the square, difference and sum of cubes, difference of squares); Quadratic Equations (graphing, solving, finding roots of); Finding vertex, focus, and directrix parabolas; Graphing ellipses and hyperboles, finding vertices and foci; Transformations, translations, and reflections of graphs across X and Y axis; Systems of Equations (graphing; solving using substitution, elimination, an Gauss methods); Solving radical and rational equations; Logarithms and Exponential Equations
Calculus,

Calculus

I tutor high school Calculus, and college Calculus 1. I am very comfortable with the local high schools and community college calculus courses.
Geometry,

Geometry

Under my guidance, students study Geometry as a mathematical system through the deductive development of relationships in the plane and space developed intuitively in previous years. Students study congruent segments and angles, circle chords, secants and tangent segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measure in triangles, direct and indirect triangle congruence and similarity, proofs, solids of revolution, logic, similar triangles, quadrilaterals, transformations, the Pythagorean Theorem, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, and surface area and volume of solids.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Prealgebra includes a long list of introductory topics in both algebra and geometry. Topics covered include, but or not limited to the following: Mathematical operations of signed numbers; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers; Simplifying algebraic expressions; Combining like terms in Algebraic expressions; Solving equations and inequalities; Graphing Linear functions; Angle Relationships; Definitions of various polygons, and properties of each; Classification of Polygons; Area of polygons; Volume and Surface Area of Solids; Using Algebra to determine variable values in diagrams.
Precalculus

Precalculus

Topics include, but are not limited to the following: Functions, Series, Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences, Matrices, Complex numbers, Conic sections, Polar and parametric equations, Polar coordinates, Vectors, Rational functions and their graphs, Synthetic division, Finding zeros of a polynomial function, Finding asymptotes (horizontal, vertical, and oblique asymptotes) of rational functions, Finding the bounds of the zeros of polynomial functions, Factoring of polynomial functions, Applications of trigonometry, Trigonometric identities, Introductory calculus concepts, Using mathematical models to represent real world situations, Proofs using mathematical induction, Vectors, Laws of Sine and Cosines, Arithmetic and Geometric sequences, Summation.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Concepts covered for Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and College Algebra include, but are not limited to the following: Number Operations; Absolute Value; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers (Whole, Natural, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real); Basic laws of Algebra; Associative, Distributive, Commutative, and Identity Properties; Laws of Exponents; Rational Expressions and Exponents; Simplifying Expressions; Determining the Slope of Linear equations; Construction of linear equations using slope-intercept formula and point-slope formula; Determining Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes; Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, inverse, composite); Graphing Equations and Inequalities, and solving them; Matrix Algebra; Probability; Factoring expressions (complete the square, difference and sum of cubes, difference of squares); Quadratic Equations (graphing, solving, finding roots of); Systems of Equations (graphing; solving using substitution and elimination methods); Logarithms and Exponential Equations; Conic sections (circles, parabolas, hyperbolas, ellipses).
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

Concepts covered for Algebra 2 include, but are not limited to the following: Number Operations; Absolute Value; Order of Operations (PEMDAS); Classification of Numbers (Whole, Natural, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real); Basic laws of Algebra; Associative, Distributive, Commutative, and Identity Properties; Laws of Exponents; Rational Expressions and Exponents; Simplifying Expressions; Determining the Slope of Linear equations; Construction linear equations using slope-intercept formula and point-slope formula; Determining Parallel and Perpendicular Slopes; Functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, rational, inverse, composite); Graphing Equations and Inequalities, and solving them ; Matrix Algebra; Probability; Factoring expressions (complete the square, difference and sum of cubes, difference of squares); Quadratic Equations (graphing, solving, finding roots of); Finding vertex, focus, and directrix parabolas; Graphing ellipses and hyperboles, finding vertices and foci; Transformations, translations, and reflections of graphs across X and Y axis; Systems of Equations (graphing; solving using substitution, elimination, an Gauss methods); Solving radical and rational equations; Logarithms and Exponential Equations
Calculus,

Calculus

I tutor high school Calculus, and college Calculus 1. I am very comfortable with the local high schools and community college calculus courses.
GED,

GED

Preparation for the math portion of the GED exam includes review of basic math skills focusing on algebra, geometry, statistics, measurements and data analysis. Upon successful completion, students should be prepared to take the mathematics GED test.
Geometry,

Geometry

Under my guidance, students study Geometry as a mathematical system through the deductive development of relationships in the plane and space developed intuitively in previous years. Students study congruent segments and angles, circle chords, secants and tangent segments, parallel and perpendicular lines, angle measure in triangles, direct and indirect triangle congruence and similarity, proofs, solids of revolution, logic, similar triangles, quadrilaterals, transformations, the Pythagorean Theorem, geometric constructions, coordinate geometry, and surface area and volume of solids.
SAT Math

SAT Math

For SAT Math prep, I typically like to do several 1 to 2 hour sessions (depending on students needs and budget) which include: - Exam tips, traps to avoid, intelligent guessing, back-solving, picking numbers, eliminating bad choices, etc. - Review of basic algebra concepts. - Work through practice exam problems from online practice tests, and/or SAT Kaplan, Gruber, Barron, and College Board practice math exams. - Problems worked are all taken from sample exams, so they cover all the key math concepts and subjects expected on the exam (Geometry, Algebra, etc.) Two of my recent students increased their scores by 110 points, after about 6 sessions. A current client recently scored a 730 on the math section. I encourage each student to attempt to work as many problems as possible, preferably from multiple sources, as each problem worked presents a moment to learn something. You would want to see as many different types of problems as possible BEFORE seeing those same types of problems on the real exam.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

One of my recent ACT students scored 32 on the Math portion of the exam. Another student raised their math score from 17 to 24 (a 41% increase). Please see my description for the SAT Math exam. Process is identical, except we would be working from online practice tests and/or ACT prep books. ACT does not penalize for guessing, so ALWAYS answer every question.
AFOQT,

AFOQT

I scored on the 97 percentile when taking the military ASVAB exam. This high score more than qualifies me to assist students with scoring well on the AFOQT exam ... specifically, the math portions of the exam.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

For ASVAB prep, I typically like to do sessions that are one to two hours in length (# of sessions depends on student's needs and budget). I only tutor for the math sections of the exam (Arithmetic Reasoning and Math Knowledge).
Common Core,

Common Core

Concepts covered include: Counting and Cardinality, Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Number and Operations in Base 10, Measurement and Data, Geometry, Number and Operations, Fractions, Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System, Expressions and Equations, Statistics and Probability, Functions
GED,

GED

Preparation for the math portion of the GED exam includes review of basic math skills focusing on algebra, geometry, statistics, measurements and data analysis. Upon successful completion, students should be prepared to take the mathematics GED test.
GRE,

GRE

With near perfect ratings and more than 5500 hours of tutoring math through WyzAnt, including subjects of Elementary Math, Pre-Algebga, Algebra 1 & 2, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus. SAT Math, ACT math, PRAXIS Math, ASVAB Math, GRE Math, and GED Math, I am well equipped to help any student prepare for the math portion of the GRE exam.
ISEE,

ISEE

With numerous hours of experience tutoring math subjects on WyzAnt, which includes elementary math as well as middle school, high school, and college level math courses, I am well qualified to tutor the math portion of the exam. I have successfully tutored several students recently for ISEE, SSAT and HSPT exam preparation, for acceptance into private middle and secondary education schools.
Praxis,

Praxis

The maximum score that can be attained on these tests, is 200. I passed the following PRAXIS Math tests on the first attempt, with the following scores: Mathematics Core Academic Skills for Educators (test #5732): -----> 200; PRAXIS Middle School Mathematics (test #5169): -----> 186; PRAXIS Mathematics Content Knowledge (test #5161): -----> 160; If you are having trouble with any of the PRAXIS math exams, I am the person you should be working with. I have a proven track record of success, and I am ready to share my success strategies with you. A recent client was able to pass the exam in about a months time, with only 6 one hour sessions with me. Another client scored a 188 on test #5732 after working with me for only about 2 weeks (with less than 10 hours of tutoring).
PSAT,

PSAT

The preparation for MATH portion of PSAT test is similar to that for the SAT math. Please see my description for the SAT Math exam. Process is identical, except we would be working from PSAT prep books instead of SAT prep books.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

For SAT Math prep, I typically like to do several 1 to 2 hour sessions (depending on students needs and budget) which include: - Exam tips, traps to avoid, intelligent guessing, back-solving, picking numbers, eliminating bad choices, etc. - Review of basic algebra concepts. - Work through practice exam problems from online practice tests, and/or SAT Kaplan, Gruber, Barron, and College Board practice math exams. - Problems worked are all taken from sample exams, so they cover all the key math concepts and subjects expected on the exam (Geometry, Algebra, etc.) Two of my recent students increased their scores by 110 points, after about 6 sessions. A current client recently scored a 730 on the math section. I encourage each student to attempt to work as many problems as possible, preferably from multiple sources, as each problem worked presents a moment to learn something. You would want to see as many different types of problems as possible BEFORE seeing those same types of problems on the real exam.
SSAT

SSAT

The preparation for that math portion of the SSAT test is similar to that for the SAT math test. Please see my description for the SAT Math exam. The process is identical, except we would be working from SSAT prep books instead of SAT prep books.

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James has shared 521 answers and 2 articles on Wyzant Resources.

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Knowledgeable and patient. Very flexible

James tutored me in Geometry. His visualizations were helpful. He was very accommodating. He was able to use my teacher's study guide for the session. He also was able to very quickly schedule me in. I had a test coming up and he was able to meet with me almost immediately.

Robyn, 1 lesson with James

Excellent Match

Excellent with helping student in understanding concepts before advancing to the future lesson plans. Very knowledgable on calculus word equations. Especially for college business math student.

Kellie, 1 lesson with James

Praxis Math

James was so helpful in tutoring me for the Praxis Math test. He filled in the areas where I needed help and I passed the test yesterday! Would highly recommend him to anyone.

Jessica , 3 lessons with James

amazing tutor!

Math has always been a subject that I struggle with so when I tried to take the praxis core exam and failed with a 133 in math I knew I needed some help. I found James and worked with him every week for 5 weeks. Before our first session he sent me materials and I began working on them, during our session we worked on the problems I had the most trouble with. After every session he would send me more material and the pattern would continue. He is easy to work with, he is knowledgeable, he is patient, he definitely puts things in a way that you will understand, and he will go above and beyond to help you. He's a terrific tutor and I'm glad to say that he helped me not only pass the praxis exam but he also helped me raise my score by 35 points, which for me, is a huge accomplishment!

Samantha, 6 lessons with James

Knowledgeable, patient, flexible tutor.

James did online ACT math tutoring with my daughter. She said that she "liked that James focused attention on the math concepts that she needed to relearn or practice." She appreciated that he explained topics until she understood it. She took the ACT last Saturday and says the tutoring greatly helped her with the math section. Thanks, James!!

Tanisha, 6 lessons with James
Tutor responded:

Tanisha ... I am pleased, but not surprised that your daughter was able to increase her math score from 25 to 29, all within a relatively short time frame. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to work with her.

Great tutor

James has a calming demeanor and he’s very patient with our son. Our son tells us he likes the way he breaks things down for him to understand how to solve the math problems. Happy to have found him!

Latonya, 5 lessons with James

James B. is a great tutor

James is very knowledgeable and makes studying for the Praxis Math 5169 so much easier! He is very pleasant to work with and actually makes very difficult topics more understandable!

Deborah, 2 lessons with James

Outstanding Praxis Tutor

This is an outstanding tutor for math Praxis preparation. I had been struggling with this math Praxis exam for years until I began working with Mr. James. He is very knowledgeable. He is patient and kind. He encouraged me to study and provided very detailed resources, worksheets, and articles for me to study. He also identified what skills and concepts should be written on index cards. I like that fact that he shared test taking strategies such as how to pace yourself during a timed test, how to use a process of elimination to increase your chances of selecting the correct answer on multiple choice questions. He also identified weaknesses and areas that I needed to work on in order to perform well on the test. I had an extreme math anxiety and Mr. James encouraged me and helped me to build confidence in math. After working with Mr. James for a few months I was able to PASS the test and my score was over the basic passing score. I have struggled with this test for years and few months after working with Mr. James I passed. If you are looking for Praxis support this is the tutor for you. Wyzant also provides a great platform for online learning. Mr. James was an excellent Praxis tutor.

Alethia, 31 lessons with James

Knowledgeable

My daughter is learning Algebra and James recognized she needed to first get some of the General Math as a foundation. He is very patient, kind and understanding.

Amenda, 5 lessons with James
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