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.
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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
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
Jim continues to be an excellent teacher for my kids!
Jim helped my child with how to organize his Statistics answers to achieve the maximum score. He is an excellent teacher and able to explain concepts thoroughly.Margaret, 13 lessons with Jim
Knowledgeable and patient, very flexible with schedule
Jim is helping my son prepare for his ASVAB test and strengthening his math skills. My son loves his sessions. I wish I had found Jim sooner! We have seen the results almost immediately.Holly, 6 lessons with Jim
Jim tutored me in Precalc for the first time earlier today, and I immediately asked him if we could schedule weekly tutoring sessions! An extremely helpful and kind person, he patiently went through steps with me and went through them again when I made a small mistake. Math is not something that has ever come easily to me. Jim encouraged me and helped me to feel confident for next week's test. Highly recommend!Susan, 22 lessons with Jim
Jim is very helpful
Jim helped with my physics home work. I took physics classes in U of R. He makes everything easy to comprehend. We meet more than once every week. I would totally recommend him to anyone who needs a physics tutor. He got plenty of experiences on teaching and he definitely made a difference for my physics learning. Now I feel much more confident with my physics.Bes, 13 lessons with Jim
Very knowledgeable. Knows the subject well and is able to explain concepts. Patient and follows up. If you're looking for a statistics tutor, this is your tutor.Angela, 8 lessons with Jim
Very knowledgable and easy going tutor
Always helpful in addressing current questions for AP Calculus class. Frequently will follow up with additional information after the lesson. Meet weekly, always flexible in accommadating busy schedule. Jim has been a great tutor.Lisa, 17 lessons with Jim
Very flexible, and knows what he's talking about!
Jim has been helping me with Physics for the past few weeks! Jim is very knowledgeable on the subject and makes it easy to understand concepts I am struggling with. He also points out when you make mistakes when you otherwise wouldn't recognize that you've made one. I'm looking forward to more tutoring sessions with Jim!Alexander , 7 lessons with Jim
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