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James J.

Retired NASA Mathematician and Engineer/Now Mentor and Tutor

Retired NASA Mathematician and Engineer/Now Mentor and Tutor

$30/hour

  • 239 hours tutoring

  • Bowie, MD 20716

"All smiles for Nira!"

Arlisa, 11 lessons with James

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About James


Bio

I have the following experiences in working with students in Mathematics, STEM, sports, and church over the past 50 years. I taught more than 40 days as a substitute Mathematics teacher in Prince Georges County Public Schools in grades 4-12 during 2011-2012 school year. I observed that many of the students showed amazement when they recognized that they could solve most of the Math problems if they received a little help. Similarly, over the past 50 years with NASA and in retirement many...

I have the following experiences in working with students in Mathematics, STEM, sports, and church over the past 50 years. I taught more than 40 days as a substitute Mathematics teacher in Prince Georges County Public Schools in grades 4-12 during 2011-2012 school year. I observed that many of the students showed amazement when they recognized that they could solve most of the Math problems if they received a little help. Similarly, over the past 50 years with NASA and in retirement many of my high school and college age students in Sunday school, or in one on one tutoring, or in internships in the workplace, showed positive excitement and appreciation when they grasped the materials and arrived at the correct solutions after overcoming their struggles. Similar experiences exist with my own 3 children and with 6 grandchildren in academics and in sports, where I coached boys and girls from grades 1-8 at the club and travel levels in baseball, basketball, and soccer.

My approach is to allow or to request that the students express the extent that they can relate to the problems to be solved from their personal knowledge or lessons by covered by teachers or from textbooks. Then I would provide additional information to build bridges leading from where the students are to the needed solutions. This approach has served me well in working with students at the elementary, secondary, college, and professional levels. Additionally, I have represented NASA at school and universities across the USA. I am confident that I possess the knowledge, skill set, and general experience to bring together my excellent grasp of Mathematics, the required learning materials, and the student(s) for the successful grasp of the lesson materials by the student(s). I have observed the amazement of students when "they get it". I'm ready to start when you decide that I can help make "for you" the difference between doing poorly and doing well or between failing and passing.


Education

Virginia Union University
Mathematics
Howard University
Masters
Cathelic Univ. of America
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $30
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Bowie, MD 20716
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/4/2016

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Elementary Education

Elementary Math

Elementary Math

Elementary Math Qualifications In 2016 I mentored and coached one 5th grader in general elementary Math and one 6th grader in honors Pre-Algebra Math including Common Core for a total of 90 hours. Tremendous efforts by both students under my tutoring and coaching helped these students be successful by the end of the school year

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have substituted for more than 40 hours in Mathematics up through Algebra 2 in Prince Georges County. I had great success and left favorable impressions with students, who wanted or needed to learn.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have substituted in middle and high school math classes with great success up through Algebra II and have had good rapport with students who want to learn and improve their learning and their grades.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have over 40 hours of substituting in mostly Mathematics classes in Prince Georges County for Math Classes up to Calculus. I had much success with students, who wanted to learn and with students, who saw that I had knowledge and skills to help them do better in Mathematics.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have substituted for more than 40 hours in Mathematics up through Algebra 2 in Prince Georges County. I had great success and left favorable impressions with students, who wanted or needed to learn.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have substituted in middle and high school math classes with great success up through Algebra II and have had good rapport with students who want to learn and improve their learning and their grades.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have over 40 hours of substituting in mostly Mathematics classes in Prince Georges County for Math Classes up to Calculus. I had much success with students, who wanted to learn and with students, who saw that I had knowledge and skills to help them do better in Mathematics.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have substituted for more than 40 hours in Mathematics up through Algebra 2 in Prince Georges County. I had great success and left favorable impressions with students, who wanted or needed to learn.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I have substituted in middle and high school math classes with great success up through Algebra II and have had good rapport with students who want to learn and improve their learning and their grades.
Precalculus

Precalculus

I have over 40 hours of substituting in mostly Mathematics classes in Prince Georges County for Math Classes up to Calculus. I had much success with students, who wanted to learn and with students, who saw that I had knowledge and skills to help them do better in Mathematics.

Summer

Algebra 1

Algebra 1

I have substituted for more than 40 hours in Mathematics up through Algebra 2 in Prince Georges County. I had great success and left favorable impressions with students, who wanted or needed to learn.

Ratings and Reviews


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4.7 (35 ratings)
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(28)
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(4)
3 star
(1)
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Reviews


Patient and knowledgeable

Great tutor! Mr. James continues to be a wonderful blessing to our family. My son is doing so much better and the consistency has proven to be key. Thank you for continuing to be great! We appreciate you!

Antionette, 23 lessons with James

Patient and Enthusiastic

James got a lot of work accomplished in a 2 hr session. My son was not enthusiastic about having a tutor but right after his lesson he exclaimed "That was great! He was awesome!"

Cynthia, 6 lessons with James

very patient and involved tutor.

This was his first session with my daughter. The primary focus was 3rd grade math. I feel confident that Mr.James will take her to the next level or above her grade level. The one thing I liked about Mr. James is he came in and didn't waist anytime and keep her thinking outside of the box at all times. When it was time for him to leave my daughter was not happy!! He made learning FUN

Amy, 8 lessons with James

He Clearly Enjoys Tutoring.

Mr. James taught my grandson Math. He made it fun for him by incorporating sports into he lessons. He was very engaging and my grandson was attentive.

Andrea, 4 lessons with James

Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

I am very pleased thus far with James' patience, willingness to go back a few steps to ensure my niece is on target, and his attention to detail. He knows to ask questions, when my niece has a blank stare on her face. His schedule is flexible and very accommodating. I look forward to working with James.

Kenesha, 63 lessons with James

$30/hour

James J.

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