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James P.

30 Years of Experience Helping Students

30 Years of Experience Helping Students

$39/hour

  • 12 hours tutoring

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I have been teaching and tutoring for 30 years. I have taught High School Social Studies, English, and Geometry, including several Advanced Placement courses. Although most of my teaching has been in Social Studies, most of my tutoring has been in Math. What I enjoy most about tutoring is helping students gain confidence by giving them the tools they need to succeed.

In addition to teaching and tutoring, I live on a small farm with my wife and three children, We raise...

I have been teaching and tutoring for 30 years. I have taught High School Social Studies, English, and Geometry, including several Advanced Placement courses. Although most of my teaching has been in Social Studies, most of my tutoring has been in Math. What I enjoy most about tutoring is helping students gain confidence by giving them the tools they need to succeed.

In addition to teaching and tutoring, I live on a small farm with my wife and three children, We raise miniature dairy goats (milking by hand), miniature horses, alpacas (my daughters spin the wool into yarn), chickens, and Great Pyrenees dogs.

Math always came easily for me, until Geometry. I was totally lost, and then we moved. The new teacher gave me a passing grade, mostly because the last few weeks of school was a preview of Algebra II, which I had already taken. It wasn't until I started tutoring and had a student who wouldn't go to anyone else that I taught myself Geometry as I tutored the student.

I have always loved reading - reading almost anything. Growing up with a mom who had a degree in English and a dad with a degree in Journalism, grammar and spelling also came naturally to me. I enjoy passing that knowledge on to students.

Please contact me to learn more about me or to schedule lessons.


Education

University of Texas at Austin
English
University of St. Thomas
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Subjects

History

American History,

American History

I am certified (lifetime) to teach History in Texas. I have taught World History, US History, and Advanced Placement US History.
Geography,

Geography

I have taught World Geography since 1998, including Pre-AP Geography one year.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have taught AP Government and Politics for 8 years, and taught regular High School Government for a total of 12 years. I developed AP programs at three schools, and have also served as an AP US Government Reader for three years, scoring the Free Response Questions.
Religion,

Religion

I taught at two different Catholic High Schools for a total of 10 years. I also served as Director of Youth Ministries at a Lutheran Church for 2 years, where I taught Sunday School, Wednesday night activities, and directed youth activities. I have also taught Sunday School classes at my current church, and have delivered messages at a home church.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

As a teacher certified (lifetime) in History, I have also taught Social Studies. I had left teaching to assist teachers in improving their craft, and I let my Social Studies certification lapse. I have taught Government, Economics, and World Geography at the High School level; including Advanced Placement.
World History

World History

I am certified in Texas (lifetime) to teach 6th - 12th Grade History.

Homeschool

Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry and have tutored it for 25 years.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have taught High School Math and have tutored Middle and High School Math for 30 years.

Math

Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry and have tutored it for 25 years.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have taught High School Math and have tutored Middle and High School Math for 30 years.

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Geometry,

Geometry

I have taught Geometry and have tutored it for 25 years.
Prealgebra

Prealgebra

I have taught High School Math and have tutored Middle and High School Math for 30 years.

Other

Geography,

Geography

I have taught World Geography since 1998, including Pre-AP Geography one year.
Government & Politics,

Government & Politics

I have taught AP Government and Politics for 8 years, and taught regular High School Government for a total of 12 years. I developed AP programs at three schools, and have also served as an AP US Government Reader for three years, scoring the Free Response Questions.
Religion

Religion

I taught at two different Catholic High Schools for a total of 10 years. I also served as Director of Youth Ministries at a Lutheran Church for 2 years, where I taught Sunday School, Wednesday night activities, and directed youth activities. I have also taught Sunday School classes at my current church, and have delivered messages at a home church.

Summer

Geometry

Geometry

I have taught Geometry and have tutored it for 25 years.

Test Preparation

STAAR

STAAR

I worked as an Education Specialist at one of Texas' Regional Education Learning Centers, where I helped guide 40 school districts from TAKS to STAAR. I also oversaw the introduction of new TEKS in Social Studies, and worked with the implementation of a state-wide curriculum management system. Finally, I worked as a Digital Learning Specialist, helping districts analyze data related to the STAAR testing program.

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Explain subject matter well

My son really understood the US HISTORY that James was helping him with. He explained it very simply and concisely. He put things into simple thoughts and ideas that made the subject matter not seem so overwhelming.

Janice, 13 lessons with James
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Response time: 29 minutes

$39/hour

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James P.

$39/hour

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Response time: 29 minutes