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James G.

Sugar Land, TX

$40/hr

Jim the Computer, Math, and Project Management Man

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Background check passed as of 1/21/14
4.9 Avg. Rating
 
 
170 Ratings
 
 
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— Chris, Missouri City, TX on 9/30/14

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University of Houston
Math,Comp Sci
University of Houston
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Math,Comp Sci)

University of Houston (Master's)

About James

I am flexible, patient, and have a good sense of humor. I recently retired and enjoy tutoring and substitute teaching. I have a degree in Math and a Master's in Computer Science. I worked at the Johnson Space Center and for a large oil company. I used math, computer science, science, writing, business, and engineering in a variety of ways in the work world. I'm a certified IT project manager and consultant who has two SAP certifications. I can tutor project management and SAP as part of business training. I am well qualified to tutor in many areas from my training and experience. I am flexible, patient, and have a good sense of humor. I recently retired and enjoy tutoring and substitute teaching. I have a degree in Math and a Master's in Computer Science. I worked at the Johnson Space Center and Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

$30 per hour for online lessons. First lesson is half price. Free hour for referrals. Free half-hour for written feedback/testimonials.

Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77498
Background Check: Passed

"Time Tested Proven Results"

- Chris, Missouri City, TX on 9/30/14

"Excellent"

- Natalie, Lithonia, GA on 7/8/15

"Great Tutor!"

- Sherry, Sugar Land, TX on 2/25/15

"The Best for Project Management and IT"

- Jason, Lihue, HI on 2/22/15

"Feeling more confident after just one session!"

- Lynn, Sugar Land, TX on 1/30/15

"Works hard to make you succeed "

- James, Houston, TX on 1/1/15

"Outstanding Tutor"

- Sylvester, Richmond, TX on 12/12/14

"Great Tutor"

- Sekhar, Katy, TX on 10/24/14

"Incredible Tutor"

- Leon, Katy, TX on 10/8/14

"Excellent Tutor "

- Mandy, Sugar Land, TX on 9/26/14

"Expert Knowledge and Patient Instructor/Mentor"

- Johnson, Houston, TX on 4/19/14

"Great tutor and very responsive!"

- Robert, Houston, TX on 3/31/14

"Breaks down information perfectly!"

- Allen, Houston, TX on 3/22/14

"Dependable and Proactive"

- Kellie, Sugar Land, TX on 2/10/14

"Very patient and knowledgeable."

- Carlos, Katy, TX on 1/25/14

"Awesome tutor!"

- Gail, Richmond, TX on 1/16/14
Math:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Geometry,
Logic,
Prealgebra
English:
English, Vocabulary, Writing
Music:
Guitar
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math,
Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Business,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Homeschool:
Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, English, Geometry,
Prealgebra,
Writing
Corporate Training:
Business,
General Computer,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Algebra 1

I have a degree in math and graduated with honors. I have been a substitute teacher for this subject many times. I have about 70 hours of tutoring experience in this subject at this writing. I helped multiple students improve their grades and have the references to show that.

Business

I worked for a major oil company for many years as a project manager and line manager, managing up to 50 staff and budgets up to $10 million. I am a certified project manager, aka PMP, through the Project Management Institute. I received significant training from my employer in management of business functions and projects. They also sponsored me for a Certificate in Business Management from Houston Baptist University/American Management Association.

Computer Engineering

I have an M.S. in computer science from the University of Houston with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. I have 40 years of experience in this field with Lockheed electronics at the Johnson Space center and Shell Oil Company. Much of that time was spent in software engineering of programs and whole corporate systems, systems development at all levels, and integration of software and various hardware for real-time data acquisition and control. I have held jobs as computer programmer, systems analyst, architect, IT project manager, IT operations manager, and IT program manager. I received significant training within Shell for each of these jobs, and in turn, have trained and mentored many staff while at Shell.

Computer Programming

I have an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Houston. I have many years of experience programming in numerous languages including SAP ABAP, most recently, in which I am certified. I also have experience with Javascript, XML, HTML, Visual and regular Basic, C, FORTRAN, and many Assembly/Machine languages. I have been trained and have experience with object oriented programming as well as structured programming.

Computer Science

I have an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Houston with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. I have 40 years of experience in this field with Lockheed Electronics at the Johnson Space center and Shell Oil Company. I have held jobs as computer programmer, systems analyst, architect, IT project manager, IT operations manager, and IT program manager. I received significant training within Shell for each of these jobs, and in turn, have trained and mentored many staff while at Shell.

Elementary Math

I have almost 200 hours tutoring math in addition to my math degree.

General Computer

I have an MS in Computer Science and 40 years of experience across all aspects of Computing. This includes real time programming for NASA, being a certified SAP programmer, and working in many technical roles for Shell.

Geometry

I have a degree in math with honors. I have been a substitute teacher in this subject many times. I have over 40 hours of experience tutoring this subject. I have references from multiple students, showing significant increases in grades and understanding.

Guitar

I have been playing the guitar for 50 years. I played lead guitar in a rock and roll band during high school. I played with a contemporary Christian group in college. I currently play contemporary Christian music for ministry activities. My best song is Malaguena, a classical masterpiece which took a long time to learn. I can still play folk and rock music including guitar instrumentals like Misrilou and Sleep Walk. I taught my son to play the guitar and he has also been in a successful group.

Logic

I was trained in logic, including a course in formal logic, during my M.S. in Computer Science. As an analyst and programmer, I have been required to develop complex algorithms and programs using this logic, which has been more valuable than the training.
I also have a degree in Mathematics which is a strongly related field.

Microsoft Outlook

I have used Outlook for many years in the Shell environment, including advanced features. I believe that my experience would enable me to be an effective teacher. As a leader, I often answered questions and helped junior staff become proficient in this tool.

Microsoft Project

I have been trained in Microsoft Project but more importantly, I have many years of experience using it as a Project Manager. I am also familiar with the SAP Project System internals as well as usage, which gives me extra insight. I have managed projects of all sizes, small and large, up to $10 million using MS Project.

Microsoft Windows

I have been using Windows since version 3.1 in the 90s, then Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, and Vista. I have upgraded from one version to another. I have also had formal training and experience as a system programmer on various systems such as HP UNIX, IBM minicomputers, and mainframes. I have written OS level routines and understand how operating systems work.

Prealgebra

I have over 100 hours of tutoring PreAlgebra. I have also been a substitute teacher for this subject on numerous days in the last 18 months. I have excellent references from three students who I helped improve from poor grades to A's and B's.

University of Houston
Math,Comp Sci
University of Houston
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Math,Comp Sci)

University of Houston (Master's)

Time Tested Proven Results — James G., or Mr. Jim as my son refers to him, has been of exceptional worth to my family. My son, who has had difficulty with math for sometime now, has rebounded on his grades and is more confident in his math skills and abilities since the January that Mr. Jim came into our home to mentor him. Where I was once concerned for my son, there is now new found hope, as he instead of fearing for his ma ...

— Chris, Missouri City, TX on 9/30/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

$30 per hour for online lessons. First lesson is half price. Free hour for referrals. Free half-hour for written feedback/testimonials.

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of Sugar Land, TX 77498.

Background Check Status for James G.

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