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James W.

Germantown, MD

$75/hr

Academic Coach with PhD--can help you understand and excel!

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Fantastic Tutor - encouraging and very responsive via email etc.
— Cori, Rockville, MD on 3/23/13

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Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala.
Chemistry
Florida State University
PhD

Education

Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala. (Chemistry)

Florida State University (PhD)

About James

I've worked as a teacher and tutor for several years and find that students often need more than a tutor. Generally tutors help people in one subject and primarily works to patch content gaps. I've found; however, that these content gaps are only a symptom of what many teachers don't have time to teach: study skills.

I don't just answer questions and give mini reviews, I also work to find student's weak points and develop study strategies for improvement. These strategies work on all their courses to all them to optimize their study time and often reduce the quantity while gaining quality. I've helped people overcome test anxiety, stress from over studying, and a lack of confidence.

I work outside of the meetings to prepare additional resources for the students.

If you want your grades to improve, or want to prevent grade slips in the first place--contact me for a custom academic coaching service designed around your needs.
I've worked as a teacher and tutor for several years and find that students often need more than a tutor. Generally tutors help people in one subject and primarily works to patch content gaps. I've found; however, that these content gaps are only a symptom of what many teachers don't have time to teach: Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Semester coaching agreements lower hourly cost after the first two sessions to $50/hr or less. Online tutoring: $45/hr Groups of 3-4: $20/hr/student Groups of 5-6: $15/hr/student

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Germantown, MD 20876

"Fantastic Tutor - encouraging and very responsive via email etc."

- Cori, Rockville, MD on 3/23/13

"Awesome Tutor"

- Caroline, Gaithersburg, MD on 7/1/14

"Knowledgeable and good teacher!"

- Margaret, Alexandria, VA on 5/11/12
James replied on 5/14/2012

I am glad she was able to do so well! Thanks for letting me know.

"Great chemistry tutor!"

- Hiral, Germantown, MD on 3/18/12

"Awesome!!"

- Denise, Clarksburg, MD on 3/4/12

"great tutor with expansive knowledge "

- Victoria, Germantown, MD on 2/16/12
James replied on 5/14/2012

I am happy I was able to help you on short order. Your grades have been going up since our last meeting I hope you finished strong.

Math:
Algebra 1
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Chemistry,
Study Skills
Corporate Training:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chemistry

I can assist with any high school chemistry course as well as any intro level college chemistry course (honors, nursing, survey, general, etc). As you can see from my subjects, I can also assist with Organic Chemistry.

Organic Chemistry

Whether a high school class, survey (overview) course for non-majors, or major's organic (I or II) - I can help. I have a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, and have been working as a teaching assistant for six years.

Study Skills

I can help build a study program that is tailored to your needs and style of learning. Together we can discuss options and work to optimize your study sessions!

As a teaching assistant and tutor for the past seven years, I have seen many students waste hours studying because of lack of study skills. Many state they have studied for 4+ hours with little retention. I have taught lessons on the general approaches to studying, and have helped tutor clients develop personalized tutor plans. After my lessons students tend to increase scores and are able to lower their study time.

Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala.
Chemistry
Florida State University
PhD

Education

Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala. (Chemistry)

Florida State University (PhD)

Fantastic Tutor - encouraging and very responsive via email etc. — I have found James W. to be amazingly beneficial to my success in organic chemistry. He is genuinely encouraging and is able to explain information in a multitude of ways until you have a better understanding of the material. He is also very easy to reach via email, and if you mention what you would like to work on during your next meeting he comes fully prepared. I highly recommend him based u ...

— Cori, Rockville, MD on 3/23/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $75.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Semester coaching agreements lower hourly cost after the first two sessions to $50/hr or less. Online tutoring: $45/hr Groups of 3-4: $20/hr/student Groups of 5-6: $15/hr/student

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of Germantown, MD 20876.

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