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James P.

New York, NY

$38/hour

Engaging Math Tutor -- I want to share my passion!

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 2/11/14
4.0 average from 6 ratings
Super clear and concerned about student understanding
— Beth, New York, NY on 2/15/16

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City College of New York
Mathematics, minor in Compsci

Education

City College of New York (Mathematics, minor in Compsci)

About James

Hello!

I'd love to empower you (or your child) in the area of math: turning it from a weakness to a strength, and learning to LOVE the subject. My students have reported thinking about daily-life problems in a mathematical way -- a marked change from how they used to relate to math, with frustration and resignation. As a result, students' performance in school shifts dramatically.

About me: I study mathematics at the City College of New York -- math is my passion. I have four years of tutoring experience, mostly with high-school and middle-school aged children (some experience with college and elementary school students).

My current studies are in abstract algebra and cryptography.

Any mathematician will tell you (s)he studies math because math is beautiful. My mission is for the students I work with to newly discover the beauty of mathematics for themselves.
Hello!

I'd love to empower you (or your child) in the area of math: turning it from a weakness to a strength, and learning to LOVE the subject. My students have reported thinking about daily-life problems in a mathematical way -- a marked change from how they used to relate to math,
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

$38 is if we're closely located. If travel time is over 30 mins for me, I charge $48.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of New York, NY 10025
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Super clear and concerned about student understanding"

- Beth, New York, NY on 2/15/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus,
Discrete Math, Geometry,
Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Trigonometry
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, PSAT, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

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Calculus

In my own studies in higher level math, a very solid understanding of calculus is required. In addition to that, I also regularly tutor students in calculus, so I have experience teaching the material as well.

Geometry

Geometry is one of my favorite topics. More than any other area, studying geometry really teaches students how to apply logic and how to think like a mathematician.

I've tutored geometry at multiple levels. My most recent personal work in geometry was in hyperbolic geometry / the Poincare Upper Half-plane.

City College of New York
Mathematics, minor in Compsci

Education

City College of New York (Mathematics, minor in Compsci)

Super clear and concerned about student understanding — James explains issues very efficiently and clearly. He built up to complex (to me) math concepts by starting systematically with simpler ones, and checked continually that I understood. He also prepared a "cheat sheet" and reference for the future. What a gem! ...

— Beth, New York, NY on 2/15/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $38.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

$38 is if we're closely located. If travel time is over 30 mins for me, I charge $48.

Travel policy

James will travel within 8 miles of New York, NY 10025.