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James M.

Dayton, OH

$35/hour

Biology, Math, and Statistics tutoring

100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 4/24/16
5.0 average from 41 ratings
Great tutor and very patient !
— Fernanda, Yorba Linda, CA on 3/24/17

$35/Hour


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Southern Adventist University
Andrews University
Master's
Wright State University
Enrolled

Education

Southern Adventist University

Andrews University (Master's)

Wright State University (Enrolled)

About James

Puzzled about how the Krebs and the Calvin cycles fit in with the carbon cycle? Want to know how muscles and nerves function? Frustrated by the difference between standard deviation and standard error? Need help on ANOVA, ANCOVA, and linear regression? Ever wonder how economic numbers are seasonally-adjusted and why? Need advice on analyzing data for a science project? Let me help.

Academic Background

I am a Ph.D. student in Environmental Sciences with a specialty in forest ecology and hold a Masters in Biology for Mammalian Ecology. I have a broad background in science, with emphasis on biology but also chemistry, physics, and statistics. In biology, I've had courses ranging from general biology to electron microscopy to animal physiology to plant physiology to population ecology and ecosystems ecology. My statistics background ranges from basic statistics to biostatistics to advanced linear regression, time series analysis, and spatial statistics.

Tutoring style

My tutoring style is straightforward and has developed over years of meeting with students outside of class. At the start of each session, I identify any areas we need to go over. I then explain and asking follow-up questions to gauge understanding, repeating sections until the material is learned. I also show how the lesson ties in to other concepts which helps students not only to learn and understand the new material but also to remember previous material. For example, when discussing physiology, I show how multiple organs and organ systems work together for every movement or response – even on simple reflex arcs – and to maintain a constant body environment. I end each session by suggesting materials to study for the next session.
Puzzled about how the Krebs and the Calvin cycles fit in with the carbon cycle? Want to know how muscles and nerves function? Frustrated by the difference between standard deviation and standard error? Need help on ANOVA, ANCOVA, and linear regression? Ever wonder how economic numbers are seasonally-adjusted and why? Need advice on analyzing data Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Dayton, OH 45431
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor and very patient !"

- Fernanda, Yorba Linda, CA on 3/24/17

"excellent knowledge"

- Anthony, Westfield, NJ on 11/12/16

"Statistics tutoring"

- Tom, Dayton, OH on 6/28/16
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra,
Statistics,
Trigonometry
Computer:
Macintosh

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Biology

I have successfully taught general biology for both biology majors and non-majors at several community colleges and four year colleges in Ohio and elsewhere. I have also taken advanced courses in nearly every sub-field covered in general biology, from molecular genetics to ecology.

Biostatistics

I have taken one undergraduate statistics course covering basic statistics, one 500-level course covering multiple regression and ANOVA, one 700-level course on biostatistics, and an 800-level course covering advanced multivariate regression, time-series analysis, and spatial statistics.

Botany

I have taken courses in plant physiology, taxonomy, and identification. I am currently earning a Ph.D. studying forest ecology, specifically the development of floodplain forests, and have taught courses in basic plant physiology and anatomy.

Ecology

I have taken multiple courses in ecology, including general ecology, population ecology, and ecosystem ecology. My current research is in forest ecology, specifically forest succession. I have also taught ecology courses and labs.

Genetics

I have taken college-level courses in genetics, molecular genetics, and microbiology, have taught freshman biology courses that included genetics and have taught labs specifically for genetics courses.

Macintosh

I have 16 years of experience using Macintosh computers for scientific and general use, with emphasis on the iWork office suite.

Physiology

I have taken courses in animal physiology and taught animal physiology and human physiology on the collegiate level.

Prealgebra

Pre-algebra forms the basis of all scientific analyses and statistics and I use it frequently in my work as a scientist.

Statistics

I have taken one undergraduate and three graduate-level statistics courses, ranging from basic statistics (descriptive statistics, student t-test, linear regression, and nonparametric tests) to advanced multiple regression techniques (multivariate regression, logistic regression, splines, ANCOVA, etc.), time series analysis, and spatial statistics. I frequently use ANOVA, ANCOVA, multiple regression, Poisson regression, logistic regression, time series analysis, and spatial analysis in the course of my own research.

Zoology

I have taken numerous zoology courses, including animal physiology, animal behavior, mammalogy, herpetology, parasitology, and vertebrate paleontology. I hold a Master's in the ecology of small mammals and have taught animal physiology and freshman biology courses that include animal taxonomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology.

Southern Adventist University
Andrews University
Master's
Wright State University
Enrolled

Education

Southern Adventist University

Andrews University (Master's)

Wright State University (Enrolled)

Great tutor and very patient !

James help me with my quiz for biology about the mechanism of the muscle. He was very nice and patient with me . I'm very thankful because my grades going Up!!

— Fernanda, Yorba Linda, CA on 3/24/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of Dayton, OH 45431.