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James L.

Laurel, MS


Exceptional Math Tutor (alg,geom,trig), Writer/Editor, and more!

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Crown College
Youth Ministry


Crown College (Youth Ministry)

About James

I am a certified math teacher (grades 7-12) and have taught classes of middle school and high school students for 10 years. I have exceptional understanding of Prealgebra, Algebra (1 & 2), Geometry, Trigonometry and all lower math. I have tutored students in Math from grades 4 to 12 over the last 20 years and have a 100% track record of improving students grades and self-confidence in math, and never had a student fail under my tutoring. I am a flexible teacher and prefer to teach in the ways that my students best learn, and I can adjust to any student's preferred learning style. My understanding of math is extremely strong so I am able to explain math and teach it many different ways so that it will make sense for any student. I am excellent at helping students with study skills and preparation for college entrance exams as well. These exams are as much about study strategy as they are about understanding the content.

I also have many years of experience in public speaking in a variety of settings including as a stage actor, so combined with my teaching background, I enjoy helping others improve their public speaking and acting.

I am currently working on a book and have enjoyed writing for years, and have had many people encourage me to pursue it in a more serious way. So I have. My editing skills are very strong and I enjoy making other people's prose grammatically accurate and clear. Despite the strength of my math skills I scored the highest in English (in the 30s) on the ACT which I took just 5 years ago.
I am a certified math teacher (grades 7-12) and have taught classes of middle school and high school students for 10 years. I have exceptional understanding of Prealgebra, Read more

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Laurel, MS 39443
In-person lessons
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry,
Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT Science, Physical Science
ACT English, ACT Reading, Public Speaking,
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, SAT Math
Elementary Education:
Study Skills
Public Speaking

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Algebra 1

Exceptional math tutor.


I have taught geometry for over 5 years now.

Public Speaking

I have spoken to both adults and youth over a period of 10 years mostly in churches and schools but in other settings too. I have spoken on topics of both serious and lighthearted subjects. I have spoken to groups as small as 4 or 5 and as large as 500. I have talked about personal experiences, academic subjects, and controversial subjects. I have given persuasive talks and educational speeches. I have certainly made mistakes and learned from them, as well as learned from many outstanding public speakers such as Dr. Tony Campolo, President Ronald Reagan, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and Prime Minister Tony Blair.

Study Skills

I have extensive experiences with coursework and studying for exams and assessments. Beyond my bachelor's degree I have also taken both the SAT and the ACT test and passed them both the first time with very good scores (both are timed tests). I studied with a partner for mutual help to prepare for the Texas content and subject area state teacher's exam and passed them on the first try. I have a post-bachelor's degree certification as a paralegal which also required coursework and exams, which I did extremely well on. I passed my Mississippi teacher knowledge exam and very rigorous Math exam which required algebra, geometry, trigonometry and calculus preparedness and was timed. My math tutoring over the last 20 years has always included giving students strategies and help with testing and "tricks-of-the-trade." I have developed my own shortcuts for studying that both save time and give students better results. Studying has to be learned just like any subject area and I am an effective teacher.


From the time I was in elementary school I got involved with theater and acted in several plays in community theater too. I have written my own dramatic work and have a special love for stage acting. Combined with my teaching background, I would enjoy helping others improve their acting ability, be it line memorization, character development, non-verbal acting or timing and line delivery. I can help students with taking direction more effectively and how to expand on a role without offending the director. If you enjoy acting but need help, I will help you become a better actor so you will enjoy it that much more!

Crown College
Youth Ministry


Crown College (Youth Ministry)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of Laurel, MS 39443.