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James N.

Waco, TX

$40/hour

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Wichita State University
Mathematics

Education

Wichita State University (Mathematics)

About James

I am a semi-retired logistics supervisor. My degree is in Mathematics, but I have wide interests and believe that life is about learning. When you understand something, it becomes much easier and more to do. Solomon said, "I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work." So it is with study. Finding reason to enjoy the subject is often the key to learning. Memorizing facts will pass a test, but understanding their importance is the first step to mastering the subject.

Teaching is second nature--to the point my wife comments on it. I have tutored Mathematics since high school, where I won statewide awards in Chemistry, Geometry and Trigonometry. I taught college level algebra using a self paced, bring-me-your-questions approach. When I was as stock broker, I would explain how classes of investments work. Many refer to the "W"s, who, what, where, when, why and their friend how. How many know they are from a child's story by Rudyard Kipling? If you know how something works, you can do it. If you know why it is done, it becomes easier to adjust to the new or unexpected.

My life has taken me many places, including war zones in Iraq and within sight of the top of the world, but home is still a modest house in Waco. If you want to share the journey, let me know.
I am a semi-retired logistics supervisor. My degree is in Mathematics, but I have wide interests and believe that life is about learning. When you understand something, it becomes much easier and more to do. Solomon said, "I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work." So it is with study. Finding reason to enjoy the Read more

Policies
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Waco, TX 76707
In-person lessons
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1,
Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
English:
ACT English, Grammar, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, GED, PSAT, SAT Math
History:
American History, Government & Politics
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking

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Algebra 1

I have a Mathematics degree. I have taught Algebra at the college level and tutored various subjects, including Algebra, Pre-calc, Trig and Statistics. Math can be difficult if you don't follow the steps, but once you find your way, you rarely lose it.

Cooking

I have experience catering and am food safety certified to manage a restaurant.

Wichita State University
Mathematics

Education

Wichita State University (Mathematics)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Travel policy

James will travel within 10 miles of Waco, TX 76707.