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James M.

Science and Math Guru

Science and Math Guru

$45/hour

  • 369 hours tutoring

About James


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I am a highly experienced science and mathematics instructor with 20+ years experience in middle school, high school & college environments. I am a can-do educator, who has a proven track record for success. I have proven ability to energize students to excel in the sciences and mathematics. I am Texas certified in Composite Science & Mathematics. I have the rare ability to explain difficult concepts in multiple straight forward ways to students. This allows them to gain confidence in...

I am a highly experienced science and mathematics instructor with 20+ years experience in middle school, high school & college environments. I am a can-do educator, who has a proven track record for success. I have proven ability to energize students to excel in the sciences and mathematics. I am Texas certified in Composite Science & Mathematics. I have the rare ability to explain difficult concepts in multiple straight forward ways to students. This allows them to gain confidence in themselves and succeed academically.

I have been lauded in performance evaluations for high integrity, innovative approaches to student motivation, the ability to manage a heavy and diverse course load, and the rare skill to create excitement in areas of education normally viewed as dull, repetitive and boring.

I am immune to stress and able to reduce complex scientific and mathematical concepts to straightforward, understandable information capable of being assimilated by a wide variety of student aptitudes.


Education

University of Texas, Arlington
undergrad
Texas A&M University -College Station, Tx.
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $45
  • Rate details: 2 students $30/hr [each] 3 or more students $25/hr [each]
  • Lesson cancellation: 6 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 5/20/2014

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Subjects

Business

GRE,

GRE

I am a certified instructor in science & mathematics and have tutored the science & math portion of the GRE for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
Microsoft Word

Computer

Desktop Publishing,

Desktop Publishing

I have prepared published reports and used Microsoft publisher to make flyers, business cards,brochures, etc. I have also done lots of PowerPoint presentations for organizations and my lectures for college and high school students. I have done excel spreadsheets and graphs and inserted them in to reports. I am well versed in creating professional quality documents on the computer.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Microsoft Word

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked aligning curriculum k-12 for St Micheal Indian school. I have taught elementary social science, science and math. I have tutored successfully numerous elementary students in the past.
Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I am a certified instructor in math and have taught and tutored math at all grade levels for many years.
Elementary Science,

Elementary Science

I am a certified instructor in science and have taught and tutored science at all grade levels for many years.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to work on study skills in science and math for over twenty years. I specialize in determining each individual student's learning style . Once that is clear I develop a plan of action suited to that particular student. I have great success helping students become better problem solvers and to be able to understand concepts by utilizing techniques I have develop over the past two decades.

History

American History

American History

I have taken numerous courses in American history and have read many books pertaining to our country's past. I am able to instill solid methods of studying history that will make the student successful in the course.

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified instructor in Algebra I and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra I is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am certified instructor in Algebra II and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra II is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.
Biology,

Biology

I have taught and tutored Biology for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain difficult concepts in multiple ways so the student has true understanding and grasp of the ideas and principles. Students can then apply them to solve problems and master the concepts in their class.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is an upper mathematics course that is key to engineering, physics and consumer economics. It also lays the foundation for more advance courses in mathematics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taught and tutored Chemistry for over 15 years. I have written curriculum for regular, pre-AP, AP, and IB chemistry. I pride myself in being able to explain the concepts and problem solving in multiple ways so my students can grasp it. I guarantee my work, if for any reason you are not satisfied there will be no charge for the session.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked aligning curriculum k-12 for St Micheal Indian school. I have taught elementary social science, science and math. I have tutored successfully numerous elementary students in the past.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified instructor in geometry and have taught and tutored it for many years. When instructing geometry I relate concepts to real life objects. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. Helping students to visualize the concept and how the mathematical formulas apply to it are key to their success.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Masters degree in Physics: Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, plus have taught and tutored physics for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain the complex concepts, with the associated formulas, in concrete, multiple ways so the student can truly grasp the material and solve the problems.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified instructor in algebra and have taught and tutored it for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain mathematical concepts in multiple ways so that the student can really understand and grasp them.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am certified instructor in Precalculus and have taught and tutored it for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving. Precalculus is an essential core course that lays a foundation for Calculus and other upper level math courses.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified instructor in mathematics and have taught and tutored the math portion of the SAT for many years. I have trained with Kaplan as a SAT tutor and quite familiar with their methods. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to work on study skills in science and math for over twenty years. I specialize in determining each individual student's learning style . Once that is clear I develop a plan of action suited to that particular student. I have great success helping students become better problem solvers and to be able to understand concepts by utilizing techniques I have develop over the past two decades.

Math

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a certified instructor in mathematics and have taught and tutored the math portion of the ACT for many years.
Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified instructor in Algebra I and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra I is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am certified instructor in Algebra II and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra II is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is an upper mathematics course that is key to engineering, physics and consumer economics. It also lays the foundation for more advance courses in mathematics.
Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is challenging course of study. Although I am not an engineer, I have taken a few engineering classes and have worked as a tutor for students in chemical engineering. My strong background in chemistry, physics and mathematics helps me to be an effective tutor in this subject area. I have a standing policy if my student feels the session was not beneficial to them there will be NO charge for that session.
Discrete Math,

Discrete Math

I have 21 hours of advanced, upper divisions mathematics in college. I have taken Discrete mathematics and taught mathematics at the college level. I believe that makes me qualified to tutor Discrete mathematics.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified instructor in geometry and have taught and tutored it for many years. When instructing geometry I relate concepts to real life objects. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. Helping students to visualize the concept and how the mathematical formulas apply to it are key to their success.
Linear Algebra,

Linear Algebra

I have taken a linear algebra class in college and am familiar with the curriculum. I have a strong math background, plus I am a certified instructor in mathematics. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have taken numerous courses over Newtonian mechanics and basic engineering classes plus have a strong science & math background. I have tutored engineering students in the past successfully and have a standing policy if a student does not feel the session was beneficial there will be NO charge for that session.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Masters degree in Physics: Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, plus have taught and tutored physics for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain the complex concepts, with the associated formulas, in concrete, multiple ways so the student can truly grasp the material and solve the problems.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified instructor in algebra and have taught and tutored it for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain mathematical concepts in multiple ways so that the student can really understand and grasp them.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am certified instructor in Precalculus and have taught and tutored it for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving. Precalculus is an essential core course that lays a foundation for Calculus and other upper level math courses.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified instructor in mathematics and have taught and tutored the math portion of the SAT for many years. I have trained with Kaplan as a SAT tutor and quite familiar with their methods. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
Trigonometry

Trigonometry

I am certified instructor in Trigonometry and have taught and tutored it for many years. Trigonometry is an essential core course that lays a foundation for Calculus and other upper level math courses.

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified instructor in Algebra I and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra I is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am certified instructor in Algebra II and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra II is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.
Biology,

Biology

I have taught and tutored Biology for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain difficult concepts in multiple ways so the student has true understanding and grasp of the ideas and principles. Students can then apply them to solve problems and master the concepts in their class.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is an upper mathematics course that is key to engineering, physics and consumer economics. It also lays the foundation for more advance courses in mathematics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taught and tutored Chemistry for over 15 years. I have written curriculum for regular, pre-AP, AP, and IB chemistry. I pride myself in being able to explain the concepts and problem solving in multiple ways so my students can grasp it. I guarantee my work, if for any reason you are not satisfied there will be no charge for the session.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked aligning curriculum k-12 for St Micheal Indian school. I have taught elementary social science, science and math. I have tutored successfully numerous elementary students in the past.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified instructor in geometry and have taught and tutored it for many years. When instructing geometry I relate concepts to real life objects. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. Helping students to visualize the concept and how the mathematical formulas apply to it are key to their success.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Masters degree in Physics: Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, plus have taught and tutored physics for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain the complex concepts, with the associated formulas, in concrete, multiple ways so the student can truly grasp the material and solve the problems.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

I am a certified instructor in algebra and have taught and tutored it for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain mathematical concepts in multiple ways so that the student can really understand and grasp them.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I am certified instructor in Precalculus and have taught and tutored it for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving. Precalculus is an essential core course that lays a foundation for Calculus and other upper level math courses.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to work on study skills in science and math for over twenty years. I specialize in determining each individual student's learning style . Once that is clear I develop a plan of action suited to that particular student. I have great success helping students become better problem solvers and to be able to understand concepts by utilizing techniques I have develop over the past two decades.

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to work on study skills in science and math for over twenty years. I specialize in determining each individual student's learning style . Once that is clear I develop a plan of action suited to that particular student. I have great success helping students become better problem solvers and to be able to understand concepts by utilizing techniques I have develop over the past two decades.

Science

ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am a certified instructor in science and have taught and tutored the science portion of the SAT for many years.
Astronomy,

Astronomy

I have taken numerous astronomy courses and have a strong physics and mathematical background.
Biology,

Biology

I have taught and tutored Biology for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain difficult concepts in multiple ways so the student has true understanding and grasp of the ideas and principles. Students can then apply them to solve problems and master the concepts in their class.
Chemical Engineering,

Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering is challenging course of study. Although I am not an engineer, I have taken a few engineering classes and have worked as a tutor for students in chemical engineering. My strong background in chemistry, physics and mathematics helps me to be an effective tutor in this subject area. I have a standing policy if my student feels the session was not beneficial to them there will be NO charge for that session.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taught and tutored Chemistry for over 15 years. I have written curriculum for regular, pre-AP, AP, and IB chemistry. I pride myself in being able to explain the concepts and problem solving in multiple ways so my students can grasp it. I guarantee my work, if for any reason you are not satisfied there will be no charge for the session.
Dentistry,

Dentistry

I have tutored several students in preparing for the DAT. It covers numerous topics in science (chemistry and physics) and in mathematics that I am well versed in. My students have been successful on the exam after working with them.
Geology,

Geology

I have a Bachelor of Science in Geology from the University of Texas. I have taught and tutored it at the middle school, high school and college level for many years.
Mechanical Engineering,

Mechanical Engineering

I have taken numerous courses over Newtonian mechanics and basic engineering classes plus have a strong science & math background. I have tutored engineering students in the past successfully and have a standing policy if a student does not feel the session was beneficial there will be NO charge for that session.
Physical Science,

Physical Science

I have a master's degree in Physics: Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, plus I have taught and tutored physical science for many years.
Physics

Physics

I have a Masters degree in Physics: Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, plus have taught and tutored physics for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain the complex concepts, with the associated formulas, in concrete, multiple ways so the student can truly grasp the material and solve the problems.

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to work on study skills in science and math for over twenty years. I specialize in determining each individual student's learning style . Once that is clear I develop a plan of action suited to that particular student. I have great success helping students become better problem solvers and to be able to understand concepts by utilizing techniques I have develop over the past two decades.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am a certified instructor in Algebra I and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra I is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I am certified instructor in Algebra II and have taught and tutored it for many years. Algebra II is an essential core course that lays a foundation for upper level math courses.
Biology,

Biology

I have taught and tutored Biology for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain difficult concepts in multiple ways so the student has true understanding and grasp of the ideas and principles. Students can then apply them to solve problems and master the concepts in their class.
Calculus,

Calculus

Calculus is an upper mathematics course that is key to engineering, physics and consumer economics. It also lays the foundation for more advance courses in mathematics.
Chemistry,

Chemistry

I have taught and tutored Chemistry for over 15 years. I have written curriculum for regular, pre-AP, AP, and IB chemistry. I pride myself in being able to explain the concepts and problem solving in multiple ways so my students can grasp it. I guarantee my work, if for any reason you are not satisfied there will be no charge for the session.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I have worked aligning curriculum k-12 for St Micheal Indian school. I have taught elementary social science, science and math. I have tutored successfully numerous elementary students in the past.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a certified instructor in geometry and have taught and tutored it for many years. When instructing geometry I relate concepts to real life objects. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. Helping students to visualize the concept and how the mathematical formulas apply to it are key to their success.
Physics,

Physics

I have a Masters degree in Physics: Curriculum & Instruction from Texas A&M, plus have taught and tutored physics for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain the complex concepts, with the associated formulas, in concrete, multiple ways so the student can truly grasp the material and solve the problems.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified instructor in mathematics and have taught and tutored the math portion of the SAT for many years. I have trained with Kaplan as a SAT tutor and quite familiar with their methods. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
Study Skills

Study Skills

I have worked with students to work on study skills in science and math for over twenty years. I specialize in determining each individual student's learning style . Once that is clear I develop a plan of action suited to that particular student. I have great success helping students become better problem solvers and to be able to understand concepts by utilizing techniques I have develop over the past two decades.

Test Preparation

ACT Math,

ACT Math

I am a certified instructor in mathematics and have taught and tutored the math portion of the ACT for many years.
ACT Science,

ACT Science

I am a certified instructor in science and have taught and tutored the science portion of the SAT for many years.
ASVAB,

ASVAB

I have a very strong background in both math and science. I have tutored students on the science and math portions of the ASVAB for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
GRE,

GRE

I am a certified instructor in science & mathematics and have tutored the science & math portion of the GRE for many years. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
MCAT,

MCAT

I have tutored the math & science portions of the MCAT for Kaplan.
Praxis,

Praxis

I took and passed the PPST Praxis I for writing, reading and mathematics; in addition I took and mastered the content knowledge exam in mathematics and chemistry. I pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am a certified instructor in mathematics and have taught and tutored the math portion of the SAT for many years. I have trained with Kaplan as a SAT tutor and quite familiar with their methods. I also pride myself in being able to explain complex concepts in multiple, concrete ways so a student can truly grasp them. I also am able to help students link the concept to the appropriate mathematical formula to facilitate problem solving.
TAKS,

TAKS

I am a certified TX instructor in Mathematics and Composite Science and have successfully tutored many students in TAKS math.
TEAS

TEAS

I believe I can help a student prepare for the TEAS exam given my background in Math & Science.

Ratings and Reviews


Rating

4.8 (77 ratings)
5 star
(63)
4 star
(12)
3 star
(1)
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Reviews


The Best

Thanks James for getting my student through chemistry this year. You were a blessing. Now on to our junior year. We will be calling you to get him ready for his SAT's this summer. Thanks again.

Kathy, 13 lessons with James

Great teacher!

James found my son's weaknesses in chemistry, provided solutions, and supplied great encouragement. This is just what my son needed.

D'Ann, 12 lessons with James

Excellent with students

Jim is a great tutor! He has helped my daughter gain confidence in her problem solving strategies in Physics and Precalculus. She is a HS junior and these are both honors and dual credit classes. He takes time to make sure she understands the material and how to breakdown complex problems into solvable pieces. She had an A/B average in these classes but was worried that she wasn't grasping the fundamentals well enough and would eventually fall behind during the school year. She received a 94 on her last Physics test, and will finish the 1st quarter with an A in both courses. She is much more confident thanks to Jim's teaching and support. He is easy to communicate with and is available by phone, text and email. Jim is flexible in scheduling and made time for a lesson on very short notice today! I highly recommend his services.

Sherrie, 5 lessons with James

Explains things well!

My 10th grade daughter is able to understand chemistry after James reviews with her much better than in the classroom. He knows the topics well. He is also helping her with Algebra II and is able to identify what she is doing incorrectly so that she can catch her mistakes. We are very appreciative.

Leah, 15 lessons with James

Excellent tutor.

Mr. James is an excellent tutor. He knows Chemistry inside and out. My son says that Mr. James took his time to go over each review sheet for his test. He is very knowledgeable about Chemistry. He did not rush through the assignment. He did each chemistry questions and gave the answer with easy to follow steps to review later. My son said that "Mr. James really is a the best tutor he's had since he's been in College." To all parents out there Mr. James is truly worth the hourly charge.

Iona, 19 lessons with James

Very knowledgeable

Very Knowledgeable, quick to respond to my urgent call, I am very grateful for the help he gave to my son - thank you again James.

Brandon, 1 lesson with James

Great teacher

James does a very good job of teaching the content in a way that the student can gain an understanding and have an interest in the subject.

Leslee, 11 lessons with James

Down to earth, reassuring, & patient ... knows how to teach.

James is a very effective tutor. I am a college student returning (after being out for almost 30 years). Just prior to my first test in Algebra, I realized that my skills were lacking - and I was not ready. James was able to meet with me (on very short notice), and worked patiently and diligently with me for 2 hours the first night -and another hour the night before the test. He really cares and wants to make sure I understand. He has been able to dissolve my fear of Algebra; I now know that passing this Algebra course can, and will be done. Thank you James!

Mike, 2 lessons with James

"A great tutor with a love of teaching!"

Although, James has not been tutoring my daughter that long. I already see a difference in her attitude towards herself when it comes to chemistry, she has always had a fear of this subject and James has made her feel confident that she can and will achieve her goals when it comes to her chemistry class. He really is such a nice and compassionate man. I truly believe that when it comes to these struggling students, he would be willing to go the extra mile to help them anyway he can. He truly is a great tutor and would have been a great asset to any school as a teacher with his love of teaching.

Yolanda, 11 lessons with James
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