Chemistry, Math, Physics, Music, Horticulture
Chemistry, Math, Physics, Music, Horticulture
Since I was little, I've loved helping others learn. I greatly valued education and I have seen what it can do for people. Because of this, I strive to stay ahead of the game as I go above and beyond to learn new skills. To help reinforce these skills and to benefit the community as a whole, I spread this knowledge to others. For years I have tutored students in subjects ranging from math to chemistry to agriculture and music. Nothing ever seemed too far-fetched for me to learn and teach. I...
Since I was little, I've loved helping others learn. I greatly valued education and I have seen what it can do for people. Because of this, I strive to stay ahead of the game as I go above and beyond to learn new skills. To help reinforce these skills and to benefit the community as a whole, I spread this knowledge to others. For years I have tutored students in subjects ranging from math to chemistry to agriculture and music. Nothing ever seemed too far-fetched for me to learn and teach. I gained a lot of recognition in my hometown for my efforts. Everyone knew who to ask if they had a question. I either had an answer or I'd find an answer. My influence got to the point where several teachers allowed to tutor/teach during their class periods because they knew that I could get the message across quite well. It was a lot of fun to be able to help so many students at once in an experience that most people never receive.
Today I am a chemistry and horticulture double major with a minor in mathematics. I love these subjects immensely and I tutor quite frequently on campus. I've had dozens of students come to me for help already. I love seeing their GPA's increase. Hearing their thanks gives me the satisfaction of knowing that I did something right for someone.
My methods of tutoring include visualization as well as tying lessons into previous classes. By doing that, the material makes more sense to students. There quickly becomes less memorization of abstract material and more critical thinking on knowledge they already have. When I am done tutoring, students have a better understanding of the subject to the point where they see applications of it in their every day lives. That excited me more than anything. A lot of teachers don't inspire the students by telling them the applications of the material. By inspiring students, I create a community of learners that is more dedicated to achieve greater heights in their education. I have seen my students go out of their way to learn new things and come back to me to discuss what they have learned with excitement on their faces. There honestly is no greater thrill.
As a fun addition, a lot of the material I teach ends up being used by the people I work with in their own homes and personal lives. My background in horticulture has allowed me to help train avid gardeners using horticulture, chemistry, and biology. My background in chemistry has inspired budding chemists who use their knowledge for a variety of things to include anything from extractions to making their own cleaning solutions. My teachings in chemistry and biology have even taught people to be skeptical of health claims made by the media that don’t follow basic biology or chemistry. These subjects are very much a part of our lives and I love showing that there are actually applications to our studies.
I look forward to meeting with you in the future. I hope I can help you achieve higher academic success.
James is an excellent tutor
James has a patient style, and keeps his pupils best interest at heart. He see himself in the role of a mentor as well as a tutor.Doug, 10 lessons with James
James is great. He not only knows theory, but he's able to explain practical uses through his own experiences. He's patient, and willing to go the extra mile. It's obvious he has a passion for learning and a gift for teaching. We look forward to working with James.Paul, 1 lesson with James
Great 1st session!
James was quick to respond to our request for tutoring, and was able to accommodate my son’s need for same day tutoring. Will continue to use James😊Donna , 1 lesson with James
James seriously broke down pieces of AP Chem into something easier that I could understand! He explained it thoroughly and actually allowed me to work out the problems to my understanding!! He was great.Lacy, 1 lesson with James
My son was struggling to understand his Chemistry teacher at school. He was afraid of falling behind. He feels more confident to go to class after meeting with James. We will definitely ask for his help again soon before a test. I liked his accommodating teaching style. He seems to know ahead of time where students might get tripped up, and he answered every one of my son’s questions clearly. Highly recommended!Maureen, 1 lesson with James
Great general chemistry 1 tutor
He is perfect. He is nice and patient. I like his teaching methods. I'm very happy that he is my tutor. He really helped me understand the concept and learn how to do my assignments.monica, 4 lessons with James
Knowledgeable & Excellent tutor
Excellent tutor. He clearly and accurately explained everything that I needed to know. He makes organic chemistry easy. Most definitely recommended. He’s extremely patient and always makes sure you understand the material.Bregt, 12 lessons with James
knowledgeable and patient
James was great! My son stayed focused and likes how James taught the material. We are looking forward to having him help the rest of the year!Jennie, 12 lessons with James
James did a great job of trying to explain some of the mechanisms in organic chemistry for me. I wasn’t fully prepared with questions to ask him since it was such a short notice but I feel like he made a few of the reactions easier to understand.Meaghan, 1 lesson with James
I am lucky to have found James. His efficiency in the subject was amazing. He has a passion for math and is proficient in the work. He was patient and made sure I understood the work. Once we we're complete, James wrote a detailed and thorough review of what we have covered and what the main points were. I felt James is genuinely out to help and make sure I understand what I'm doing.David, 16 lessons with James
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