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James R.

Lexington, MO

$45/hour

Algebra Tutor

In-person lessons

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University of Missouri, St. Louis
Washington University
Master's

Education

University of Missouri, St. Louis

Washington University (Master's)

About James

I love to tutor. The joy of seeing a student's eyes "light up" when he or she understands is priceless. After more than thirty years of teaching, I have a very large "bag of tricks." I have succeeded many times when less experienced teachers have failed.

The first thing I do is put the student completely at ease. The relaxed student can learn a lot more easily than the nervous student. Then I ask for the last test or problem set which gave the student difficulties.

I then start looking at problems and go over them slowly, explaining every detail of every aspect of every step. Then I find a similar problem and involve the student in its solving. We do this over and over until I am satisfied that the student really understands. When the session is over, I tear out the sheets of paper we've been writing on. These have been carefully labeled so the student can go over this same material by him/her self.
I love to tutor. The joy of seeing a student's eyes "light up" when he or she understands is priceless. After more than thirty years of teaching, I have a very large "bag of tricks." I have succeeded many times when less experienced teachers have failed.

The first thing I do is put the student completely at ease. The relaxed student can
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Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Lexington, MO 64067
In-person lessons
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Prealgebra
Science:
Chemistry,
Organic Chemistry,
Physical Science, Physics

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Chemistry

I have a Master's degree plus 30 in chemistry, and I've tutored over a hundred students. I have lifetime certification in chemistry from the state of Missouri.

Organic Chemistry

I received my Master's degree in chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis, but actually it was in organic chemistry. In addition to the two semesters of organic chemistry I took as an undergraduate at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, I took Organic Synthesis, Bioochemistry, Organic Spectroscopy, Chemical Statics and Dynamics, and 33 semester hours of Organic Research. I have taught organic chemistry five times, and I've also tutored this subject.

University of Missouri, St. Louis
Washington University
Master's

Education

University of Missouri, St. Louis

Washington University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of Lexington, MO 64067.