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James J.

Bowie, MD

$30/hour

Retired NASA Mathematician and Engineer/Now Mentor and Tutor

100+ Hours
4.7 average from 20 ratings
All smiles for Nira!
— Arlisa, Upper Marlboro, MD on 9/27/16

$30/Hour


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Virginia Union University
Mathematics
Howard University
Master's
Cathelic Univ. of America
Graduate Coursework

Education

Virginia Union University (Mathematics)

Howard University (Master's)

Cathelic Univ. of America (Graduate Coursework)

About James

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.
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 Read more

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Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Bowie, MD 20716
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"All smiles for Nira!"

- Arlisa, Upper Marlboro, MD on 9/27/16

"very patient and involved tutor."

- Amy, Bowie, MD on 1/10/17

"Patient and knowledgeable"

- Antionette, Upper Marlboro, MD on 11/28/16

"He Clearly Enjoys Tutoring."

- Andrea, New York, NY on 4/10/16

"Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor"

- Kenesha, Upper Marlboro, MD on 2/22/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Discrete Math, Elementary Math,
Finite Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra,
Precalculus,
Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math
Special Needs:
Elementary Math
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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.

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

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

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.

Virginia Union University
Mathematics
Howard University
Master's
Cathelic Univ. of America
Graduate Coursework

Education

Virginia Union University (Mathematics)

Howard University (Master's)

Cathelic Univ. of America (Graduate Coursework)

All smiles for Nira!

Mr. James is great! Today was his first day with my daughter, i have never seen her so happy about doing math before. She is looking forward to learning more from Mr. James. She is so happy, i'm happy for her. Today was the first time she didnt get frustrated about doing homework! all smiles, Thank you.

— Arlisa, Upper Marlboro, MD on 9/27/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Bowie, MD 20716.