Inquisitive PhD student of Math and Music at CUNY Graduate Center

James M.
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Inquisitive PhD student of Math and Music at CUNY Graduate Center

James M.
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## Intelligent, Understanding and Patient,

Elizabeth, 7 lessons with JamesJames is a wonderful tutor. I am enrolled in an online calculus class and James has been very helpful. We meet every week for hours and he goes over all the material, explaining each concept and breaking it down into simpler terms. He's always accommodating with meetings and makes himself available for as long as you need. Since its an online class, James is not only just my tutor but also like a professor teaching me each lesson. He's very intelligent and also patient when I do not...

I am an inquisitive student of the seemingly disparate disciplines of mathematics and music. I am currently a Pure Mathematics PhD student at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan. I also have my BM from the Crane Institute for Music Business in Music Business with a specialization in double bass and my MA in Pure Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam.

I most enjoy the process of developing a student's understanding from the foundations. All too often, teachers of math are not familiar with the...

Mathematics

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Composition (Music),
#### Composition (Music)

I have a massive portfolio of my own compositions, ranging from jazz to classical and a degree in Music Business from the Crane School of Music with a concentration in upright bass, where I studied classical music in great detail. I have been writing my own music for over 6 years.

Art History
Business,
#### Business

I graduated with a degree in music business from the Crane Institute for Music Business and Entrepreneurship and have won several awards in academic Entrepreneurial Competitions including the Undergraduate Excellence Award at the New York State Business Plan Competition hosted at SUNY Polytechnic Institute for an app development idea that I am currently developing.

Microsoft Excel,
#### Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel for various business scenarios and have demonstrated its functionality to colleagues of mine in a variety of settings, including business, physics, engineering, statistics, and mathematics.

Microsoft PowerPoint,
#### Microsoft PowerPoint

I have prepared several business presentations with PowerPoint and have given talks using the software. I currently teach at SUNY Farmingdale and incorporate PowerPoint into my lessons.

GRE,
Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics,
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel,
#### Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel for various business scenarios and have demonstrated its functionality to colleagues of mine in a variety of settings, including business, physics, engineering, statistics, and mathematics.

Microsoft PowerPoint,
#### Microsoft PowerPoint

I have prepared several business presentations with PowerPoint and have given talks using the software. I currently teach at SUNY Farmingdale and incorporate PowerPoint into my lessons.

Microsoft Word
Business,
#### Business

I graduated with a degree in music business from the Crane Institute for Music Business and Entrepreneurship and have won several awards in academic Entrepreneurial Competitions including the Undergraduate Excellence Award at the New York State Business Plan Competition hosted at SUNY Polytechnic Institute for an app development idea that I am currently developing.

Microsoft Excel,
#### Microsoft Excel

I have used Microsoft Excel for various business scenarios and have demonstrated its functionality to colleagues of mine in a variety of settings, including business, physics, engineering, statistics, and mathematics.

Microsoft PowerPoint,
#### Microsoft PowerPoint

I have prepared several business presentations with PowerPoint and have given talks using the software. I currently teach at SUNY Farmingdale and incorporate PowerPoint into my lessons.

Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics,
Microsoft Word
Music History,
#### Music History

I have graduated from The Crane School of Music which requires its students to take a sequence of three music history courses which cover the music of the Renaissance to today.

Art History
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

My passion for mathematics motivates students! A recent graduate of the renowned BA/MA Mathematics program at SUNY Potsdam has instilled in me a great love for mathematics, and I have no difficulty motivating students to feel the same. I have extensive tutoring experience for someone as young and lively as myself, and have tutored in one-on-one settings privately and in academia for four years.
I also received my BM in Music Business from The Crane School of Music, where I studied the upright bass. My musical background and experience with a discipline so different from very technical mathematics allows me to humanize math for students. I also have research experience that exemplifies what it is that you can do with a mathematics education. I find that students want to know why they should study math, and I can provide many examples from my own personal experiences. (including quantum computing!)

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have a MA in Mathematics and specialized in Algebraic Geometry, which is centered around Algebra. I have extensive experience tutoring students as a result of my graduate assistantship, where I was responsible for tutoring students in Calculus 1, 2, and 3, PreCalculus, Probability and Statistics, and Set Theory and Logic.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

As a graduate assistant during the completion of my MA in Mathematics, I was responsible for tutoring students in Calculus I, II, and III. I have been tutoring Calculus at the college level for over three years in various settings, including group, one-on-one, and lab tutoring.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

My graduate study focused on Algebraic Geometry, the application of algebraic methods to geometric problems, so I am extremely well-versed in geometry. In fact, geometry is one of my favorite subjects in mathematics. I have tutored several students for the Geometry Regents exam and have tremendous experience doing so.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

The focus of my MA in Mathematics is in Algebraic Geometry, which encompasses quite a bit of Algebra. I have a vast amount of experience and have tutored several students in Algebra I, II, and Prealgebra.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

My experience as a graduate assistant during the completion of my MA in Mathematics allowed me the opportunity to tutor several students in PreCalculus, Calclulus I, II, and III. I have tutored in a variety of settings: one-on-one and group included.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have prepared several students for the math portions of the ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests. I have a MA in Mathematics and was a graduate assistant during the completion of my degree, where I tutored students in subjects such as Probability and Statistics, PreCalculus, Calculus I, II, III, Set Theory and Logic. I have tutored in a variety of settings, including one-on-one and group.

Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I have tutored several students for the math portions of the ACT and SAT, and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals that these exams test. I work with each student to master these foundational concepts so that he or she can apply them to any problem encountered on the exam.

Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

My passion for mathematics motivates students! A recent graduate of the renowned BA/MA Mathematics program at SUNY Potsdam has instilled in me a great love for mathematics, and I have no difficulty motivating students to feel the same. I have extensive tutoring experience for someone as young and lively as myself, and have tutored in one-on-one settings privately and in academia for four years.
I also received my BM in Music Business from The Crane School of Music, where I studied the upright bass. My musical background and experience with a discipline so different from very technical mathematics allows me to humanize math for students. I also have research experience that exemplifies what it is that you can do with a mathematics education. I find that students want to know why they should study math, and I can provide many examples from my own personal experiences. (including quantum computing!)

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have a MA in Mathematics and specialized in Algebraic Geometry, which is centered around Algebra. I have extensive experience tutoring students as a result of my graduate assistantship, where I was responsible for tutoring students in Calculus 1, 2, and 3, PreCalculus, Probability and Statistics, and Set Theory and Logic.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

As a graduate assistant during the completion of my MA in Mathematics, I was responsible for tutoring students in Calculus I, II, and III. I have been tutoring Calculus at the college level for over three years in various settings, including group, one-on-one, and lab tutoring.

Differential Equations,
#### Differential Equations

I am a PhD student in mathematics, and I have taken classes on differential algebra, and have also worked on some research projects involving differential algebra and difference equations.

Discrete Math,
#### Discrete Math

I am proficient in graph theory and have experience with algebraic graph theory as a result of an undergraduate research project, where the adjacency and Laplacian matrices were studied extensively. I am comfortable with Boolean algebra and combinatorial logic. I understand the principle of mathematical induction and how to apply it to develop combinatorial arguments, particularly to determine the closed form expressions.

Finite Math,
#### Finite Math

I am a PhD student in mathematics, so I have grappled with all of the topics that will be introduced in such a course. I understand fully the notions of proof by induction, set theory and logic, graph theory, and basic number theory and have had several years experience tutoring students in these areas as a tutor working for the college. I have also conducted research in graph theory and combinatorial methods for analyzing quantum networks utilizing the adjacency and Laplacian matrices.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

My graduate study focused on Algebraic Geometry, the application of algebraic methods to geometric problems, so I am extremely well-versed in geometry. In fact, geometry is one of my favorite subjects in mathematics. I have tutored several students for the Geometry Regents exam and have tremendous experience doing so.

Linear Algebra,
#### Linear Algebra

Linear Algebra is an integral portion of Algebra as a whole and I am a PhD student in mathematics. I am familiar with the Rank-Nullity Theorem and understand how to apply it to make conclusions about the dimension of a space. I fully understand the notions of eigenvectors and eigenvalues and how they pertain to linear transformations. Furthermore, I have experience working with matrix theory to describe networks in quantum information theory due to a research project I was involved in.

Logic,
#### Logic

I am a PhD student in mathematics and logic is an integral topic within mathematics. I have tutored students in set theory and logic, finite math, and discrete math for several years. I understand various proof techniques, including proof by induction, proof by contraposition, proof by contradiction, etc. and in fact employ these techniques each and every day in my own coursework.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

The focus of my MA in Mathematics is in Algebraic Geometry, which encompasses quite a bit of Algebra. I have a vast amount of experience and have tutored several students in Algebra I, II, and Prealgebra.

Precalculus,
#### Precalculus

My experience as a graduate assistant during the completion of my MA in Mathematics allowed me the opportunity to tutor several students in PreCalculus, Calclulus I, II, and III. I have tutored in a variety of settings: one-on-one and group included.

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have prepared several students for the math portions of the ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests. I have a MA in Mathematics and was a graduate assistant during the completion of my degree, where I tutored students in subjects such as Probability and Statistics, PreCalculus, Calculus I, II, III, Set Theory and Logic. I have tutored in a variety of settings, including one-on-one and group.

Trigonometry,
#### Trigonometry

My experience as a graduate assistant during the completion of my MA in Mathematics allowed me the opportunity to tutor students in PreCalculus, Calculus I, II, and III - all subjects that consider Trigonometry to be a prerequisite. Thus, my experiences tutoring PreCalculus, Calculus I, II, and III are by extension, experiences tutoring Trigonometry.

Probability
Algebra 1,
#### Algebra 1

My passion for mathematics motivates students! A recent graduate of the renowned BA/MA Mathematics program at SUNY Potsdam has instilled in me a great love for mathematics, and I have no difficulty motivating students to feel the same. I have extensive tutoring experience for someone as young and lively as myself, and have tutored in one-on-one settings privately and in academia for four years.
I also received my BM in Music Business from The Crane School of Music, where I studied the upright bass. My musical background and experience with a discipline so different from very technical mathematics allows me to humanize math for students. I also have research experience that exemplifies what it is that you can do with a mathematics education. I find that students want to know why they should study math, and I can provide many examples from my own personal experiences. (including quantum computing!)

Algebra 2,
#### Algebra 2

I have a MA in Mathematics and specialized in Algebraic Geometry, which is centered around Algebra. I have extensive experience tutoring students as a result of my graduate assistantship, where I was responsible for tutoring students in Calculus 1, 2, and 3, PreCalculus, Probability and Statistics, and Set Theory and Logic.

Calculus,
#### Calculus

As a graduate assistant during the completion of my MA in Mathematics, I was responsible for tutoring students in Calculus I, II, and III. I have been tutoring Calculus at the college level for over three years in various settings, including group, one-on-one, and lab tutoring.

Geometry,
#### Geometry

My graduate study focused on Algebraic Geometry, the application of algebraic methods to geometric problems, so I am extremely well-versed in geometry. In fact, geometry is one of my favorite subjects in mathematics. I have tutored several students for the Geometry Regents exam and have tremendous experience doing so.

Prealgebra,
#### Prealgebra

The focus of my MA in Mathematics is in Algebraic Geometry, which encompasses quite a bit of Algebra. I have a vast amount of experience and have tutored several students in Algebra I, II, and Prealgebra.

Precalculus
#### Precalculus

My experience as a graduate assistant during the completion of my MA in Mathematics allowed me the opportunity to tutor several students in PreCalculus, Calclulus I, II, and III. I have tutored in a variety of settings: one-on-one and group included.

Composition (Music),
#### Composition (Music)

I have a massive portfolio of my own compositions, ranging from jazz to classical and a degree in Music Business from the Crane School of Music with a concentration in upright bass, where I studied classical music in great detail. I have been writing my own music for over 6 years.

Ear Training,
#### Ear Training

I have taken a complete aural skills sequence at the Crane School of Music. This sequence includes sight singing, interval training, chord recognition, rhythmic, harmonic, and melodic dictation. I performed exceptionally.

General Music,
#### General Music

I graduated with a BM from The Crane School of Music with a concentration in double bass. I play the double bass, electric bass, guitar, and sing professionally in such ensemble settings as chamber orchestras, jazz ensembles, and jazz combos. I have an extensive knowledge of music theory and composition technique due to my classical training.

Music History,
#### Music History

I have graduated from The Crane School of Music which requires its students to take a sequence of three music history courses which cover the music of the Renaissance to today.

Music Theory,
#### Music Theory

I am a recent graduate of The Crane School of Music, where I studied Music Business and concentrated on Double Bass. Thus, I have taken a sequence of four courses in each of Aural Skills/Sight Singing and Music Theory. I have a substantial composition portfolio and I received a perfect score on both the Aural, Theoretical, and Sight Singing portions of the Advanced Placement exams.

Sight Singing,
#### Sight Singing

The Crane School of Music requires all of its graduates to undergo a sequence of four aural skills classes which involved rigorous training in sight singing.

Songwriting
#### Songwriting

I have been writing songs and various compositions for many years now and have a vast portfolio.

Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics

SAT Math,
#### SAT Math

I have prepared several students for the math portions of the ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests. I have a MA in Mathematics and was a graduate assistant during the completion of my degree, where I tutored students in subjects such as Probability and Statistics, PreCalculus, Calculus I, II, III, Set Theory and Logic. I have tutored in a variety of settings, including one-on-one and group.

Macroeconomics,
Microeconomics
ACT Math,
#### ACT Math

I have tutored several students for the math portions of the ACT and SAT, and have a strong understanding of the fundamentals that these exams test. I work with each student to master these foundational concepts so that he or she can apply them to any problem encountered on the exam.

## James is great!!

James is a very patient and thoughtful tutor. We could not be more thrilled with the guidance he provides. He is also very versatile in terms of the subjects he is able to address.

Kieran, 9 lessons with James

## James is a great tutor!

James simplified the issues I was having in calc 2 down to a level I could understand. He was patient and thorough during my lesson - highly recommended.

Matt, 2 lessons with James

## Quantum Calculations

Very knowledgeable about quantum mathematics and mathematics in general and is able to explain in detail in a way that will be easily understood by a beginner of the subject. Also patient in answering any follow up questions a person might have.

Nicholas, 3 lessons with James

## Knowledgeable and Patient Tutor

Very good explaining complex mathematical concepts in an easy to understand way. The focus was on quantum computation and density matrices and he is very knowledgeable in this area.

Nicholas, 3 lessons with James

## Knowledgeable, patient and kind

James helped me with my trigonometry homework. He was thorough, patient and very kind. He arrived on time and was very helpful. Sometimes in trying to explain a topic he reviewed things I knew already but that is probably just part of the process. Thank you James for your help.

Lillian, 1 lesson with JamesTutor responded:Of course ~ glad to help!

## AP Calculus BC tutoring

James has turned out to be exceptionally well-suited to the temperament and learning style of our student. He is diligent, quick, patient, and encouraging. Our student comes away from each session feeling confident and sure-footed, especially as James helps her fill in some of the conceptual gaps in her past studies of mathematics.

John Creighton, 15 lessons with JamesTutor responded:Thanks! Glad to help!

## Knowledgeable and understanding

James helped me break down difficult calculus concept and helped me understand how to apply them, I look forward to meeting more with James to better understand the subject at hand.

Alexis, 1 lesson with JamesTutor responded:Thanks, Alexis!

## Super Helpful and Clear

James tutored me in College Algebra, answered my questions, and helped me get past some points I was stuck on. I feel so much more comfortable heading into my final exam.

Tara, 2 lessons with JamesTutor responded:Thanks, Tara!

## I highly recommend him!!

James is an amazing tutor! He was very patient and always had different way explaining the same problem. Sometimes I was getting frustrated with myself and he always reassured me that it's okay. I had a test on the day he tutored me and it's because of him I was able to get through the test confidently. Thank you James for all of your help. It's great to find a supportive tutor!!

Aditya, 1 lesson with JamesTutor responded:Thanks, Aditya!