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James P.

Havertown, PA

$75/hour

PhD in Physics-Specialized tutoring in Physics, Math, and Engineering

5.0 average from 1256 ratings
The best I've seen...knows all...but down to earth
— Tim, Norristown, PA on 10/12/10

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Temple University
PhD

Education

Temple University (PhD)

About James

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PARENTS: Bring the full weight of a PhD, as tutor, and student advocate.

Hello Students!

If you need help with mathematics, physics, or engineering, I'd be glad to help out. With dedication, every student succeeds, so don’t despair!

Learning new disciplines keeps me very aware of the struggles all students face. Beyond academics, I spend my time backpacking, kayaking, weightlifting, jogging, bicycling, metalworking, woodworking, and building a wilderness home of my own design.

In between formal tutoring sessions, I offer my students FREE email support to keep them moving past particularly tough problems. 
 
In addition, I offer FREE ALL NIGHT email/phone support just before the “big" exam, for students who pull "all nighters".

One quick note about my cancellation policy, as it's different than most tutors: Cancel one or all sessions at any time, and there is NO CHARGE. 

Thank you for considering my services, and the best of luck in all your endeavors!

Warm regards,

Dr. James P.
(( HIGHEST RATINGS! ))

PARENTS: Bring the full weight of a PhD, as tutor, and student advocate.

Hello Students!

If you need help with mathematics, physics, or engineering, I'd be glad to help
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Cancellation Policy: Life happens... Cancel anytime, even if I've already arrived for the tutoring session, and there is no charge.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Havertown, PA 19083
Background Check: Passed

"The best I've seen...knows all...but down to earth"

- Tim, Norristown, PA on 10/12/10

"Knowledgable and helpful tutor!"

- Shelah, Philadelphia, PA on 4/28/16

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Yma, Philadelphia, PA on 12/13/15

"Tutor for advanced subjects"

- Lisa, Boothwyn, PA on 12/9/15

"An international student"

- Nouf, Philadelphia, PA on 12/1/15

"Knowledgeable and patient, excellent communicator"

- Michael, Villanova, PA on 10/18/15

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Randy, Merion Station, PA on 10/4/15

"A brilliant, approachable educator-- you won't find better!"

- Christine, Wynnewood, PA on 7/31/15

"A life saver! Awesome, caring and expert!"

- Jody, Narberth, PA on 7/24/15

"Simply the best; worth every penny"

- Tracy, Bala Cynwyd, PA on 3/1/15

"Great Tutor!!!"

- Helen, Plymouth Meeting, PA on 2/27/14

"My son is really enjoying Algebra"

- Joan, Merion Station, PA on 2/16/14

"Brilliant man! Not sure where my son would be without him!!"

- Ann, Villanova, PA on 12/21/13

"Great guy!"

- Cathy, Narberth, PA on 10/29/13

"GREAT tutor, very accessible, supportive, really knows his subject matter and is highly recommended!"

- Cheryl, Philadelphia, PA on 7/1/13

"An excellent tutor"

- Mike, Wynnewood, PA on 1/24/13

"Outstanding tutor!"

- Kim, West Chester, PA on 11/26/12

"Extremely intelligent and worth the investment!!!"

- Fran, Thorofare, NJ on 11/18/12

"Explains concepts"

- Kathy, Havertown, PA on 9/18/12

"JIM BRINGS SMILES OF HOPE AND CONFIDENCE"

- Roger, Malvern, PA on 12/9/11

"Couldn't do this without him"

- Alison, Philadelphia, PA on 11/14/11

"Enthusiastically recommend."

- Richard And Grace, Villanova, PA on 7/19/11

"Well worth it!"

- Lisa, Brighton, MA on 2/11/11

"Highly recommended!"

- Kusrin, Elkins Park, PA on 12/22/10

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Alex, Norristown, PA on 7/20/10

"Great teacher!"

- Linda, Bala Cynwyd, PA on 6/18/10

"Great Tutor"

- Nina, Collegeville, PA on 6/15/10

"Best Investment!"

- Timothy, Blackwood, NJ on 6/13/10

"Very accessble - involved tutor - Jim wants as high a grade on calc tests as my daughter"

- Margaret, Mount Laurel, NJ on 5/21/10

"Review of Jim"

- Matt, Havertown, PA on 4/9/10

"Great tutor!"

- Igor, Philadelphia, PA on 2/10/10

"Smart, Polite Tutor. Very Easy to Contact"

- Lev, Philadelphia, PA on 1/24/10

"Excellent Physics Tutor for College Level Physics"

- Raashi, Philadelphia, PA on 12/3/09

"If You Want A Professional, Look No Further"

- Kathleen, Glen Mills, PA on 12/1/09

"An Effective & Successful Tutor"

- Melanie, North Wales, PA on 11/30/09

"great tutor"

- Nick, Blue Bell, PA on 11/11/09

"Very professional"

- Teresa, Broomall, PA on 9/8/09

"Very Helpful."

- Denise, Wrightstown, NJ on 9/3/09

"Amazing Tutor"

- Robert, Clementon, NJ on 6/21/09

"Huge improvement in math score on SAT"

- Susan, Philadelphia, PA on 6/19/09

"Passed Calc!"

- Jordan, Philadelphia, PA on 6/19/09

"Fabulous! JIM IS A FABULOUS TUTOR..."

- NANCY, Bryn Mawr, PA on 2/2/09

"Awesome tutor"

- Carolyn, Jenkintown, PA on 12/15/08
Math:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations,
Linear Algebra,
Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry
Science:
Physics

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Differential Equations

My PhD is in Physics. Most laws of physics are written in terms of differential equations (or the more complicated partial differential equations). My pear reviewed published papers involve solving infinitely many (literally) differential equations. Finally, I've tutored the subject for decades and have unique approaches that make it far more palatable to students.

Linear Algebra

My PhD is in Physics where extensive use of linear algebra occurs. I have pear reviewed published papers in theoretical quantum mechanics where the overlying structure relies on linear algebra. Finally, I've tutored college level linear algebra courses for years.

Temple University
PhD

Education

Temple University (PhD)

The best I've seen...knows all...but down to earth — This guy is great. I have two college kids, one taking engineering and one taking calc. Jim knows every question in a variety of subjects. He is always ready to work. He's like the energizer bunny. His attitude is always upbeat and positive. For a guy who knows so much, he is very down to earth and interested. I recommend him to everyone. I've used other tutors...he's tops. ...

— Tim, Norristown, PA on 10/12/10

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $75.00

Cancellation Policy: Life happens... Cancel anytime, even if I've already arrived for the tutoring session, and there is no charge.

Travel policy

James will travel within 5 miles of Havertown, PA 19083.