Physics (and math) are fun, really
Physics (and math) are fun, really
Unlike many of the tutors that appear on this site, I an not a professional teacher. I have, however, been a tutor for many years. I got my start, quite by accident, while a physics teaching assistant at the University of California. My job was to teach a freshman physics lab course. Most of the students were able to do the lab work but had problems using calculus to do their physics and math homework. One student nailed the issue as similar to taking a french literature course while trying...
Unlike many of the tutors that appear on this site, I an not a professional teacher. I have, however, been a tutor for many years. I got my start, quite by accident, while a physics teaching assistant at the University of California. My job was to teach a freshman physics lab course. Most of the students were able to do the lab work but had problems using calculus to do their physics and math homework. One student nailed the issue as similar to taking a french literature course while trying to learn French at the sane time. So needless to say I spent about half my time teaching the lab course and the rest helping some of the students with their math and physics homework. I found this very rewarding and fun.
After grad school I went to work in industry initially as a applied mathematician in a laboratory. During my working career I continually encountered students who needed help with mathematical concepts and how to apply them in the "real world". I've found the analytical training that is developed as a result of mastering various mathematical disciplines provides an excellent tool for achieving success in many area of life as well as "acing" your next math course.
I use, and encourage students to use MS Excel to help visualize concepts such as distributions, limits, derivatives,finding roots, equations of motion and simulations. The student should have some basic Excel skills.
I also have considerable experience in general corporate management, strategic planning and new product development.
Amazing and patient.
Jim was a great person and a fantastic tutor. I was a neuroscience major at the University of Rochester and needed to get through Physics E&M. It was an incredibly tough course and I was worried about passing it, an experience I hadn't faced before. Jim contacted me immediately, had a flexible schedule, and was a great teacher. He not only came with his own materials everyday to help make things clearer, but explained topics in a straightforward and concise manner. He even took the time to help me with the calculus that I had trouble with. He is very thorough, and thanks to him I not only passed, but did very well. I would recommend Jim to anyone. I am very thankful to Jim for all his help. Best tutor I could've asked for!Nick, 7 lessons with Jim
OHM law math formulas
Jim was able to give me a better understanding of how OHM law works. He walked me through the math equations and was very patient. We will be reviewing what I learned on my next lesson.Craig, 2 lessons with Jim
He is very knowledgeable, patient and explains everything very well. He took the time to make sure that I was getting the concepts completely before moving on to the next one.Carl, 2 lessons with Jim
A patient and committed tutor
Jim's involvement offered support for a student like me in trouble. He is an understanding tutor and has the desire to help his students in the best way he can. He was able to put me at ease and made me comfortable.Shobitha, 1 lesson with Jim
Great Math Tutor!
Jim was very patient. He was able to pick up on clues on whenever I was unable to understand something. He went on my pace and made sure I understood what the underlining concepts. He also gave me some very good pointers to help me remember.Gia, 3 lessons with Jim
Knowledgeable and great at explaining concepts!
Jim has a wide range of knowledge and was incredibly helpful in explaining and solving problems for my statistics II class. He was very patient and understanding throughout our sessions and was awesome at explaining material in an easy to understand way!Ceci, 2 lessons with Jim
Jim is an extremely knowledgeable and patient tutor. I needed help with Excel and statistics and he was terrific! Highly recommended! You won't be disappointed!Wayne, 2 lessons with Jim
Helped with Calc II and Calc IV at RIT
Our son is in engineering at RIT and was finding calculus challenging. By revisiting and reframing the material, Jim has help him through Calc II and now Calc IV. Jim is a very patient and thorough tutor and has our recommendation.Mark, 21 lessons with Jim
Very knowledgeable and Patient
Jim knows how to help a person get to the correct answer when they can, and he can provide them with the needed knowledge when they can’t. He is good with Excel, and excellent with the foundations of statistics and data analysis.Thomas, 3 lessons with Jim
Very good experience all the way around!
Jim was very knowledgeable about a subject matter that is very difficult. He really put in the time to make sure he knew what my issues were before trying to address them and is very polite and patient.Jesse, 2 lessons with Jim
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