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Jim S.

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Experienced, Proven Teacher
Experienced, Proven Teacher
Jim S.

427 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

427 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Jim


Bio

Hello,

My name is Jim S and I have 20 years experience in the education field. I understand the struggle that many students face as they endeavor to accomplish academic goals. My aim is to help students to grow in their understanding of their particular subject and also as thinkers. To put it another way, grades are important but the ability to reason is equally important.

I have successfully trained young minds according to this model across a wide breadth of backgrounds and beliefs...

Hello,

My name is Jim S and I have 20 years experience in the education field. I understand the struggle that many students face as they endeavor to accomplish academic goals. My aim is to help students to grow in their understanding of their particular subject and also as thinkers. To put it another way, grades are important but the ability to reason is equally important.

I have successfully trained young minds according to this model across a wide breadth of backgrounds and beliefs including, special needs children, English Language Learners, and youngsters to adults. I am a Virginia certified teacher in Math, Social Studies, Health and Physical Education.

I would consider it a privilege if you would allow me to tutor you, your son or daughter.

Thank you!

Sincerely,
Jim S


Education

East Stroudsburg University
Health and PE
Troy State
Masters
ODU
Other

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Corporate Training

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught foreign students for many years. I taught Honduran students in Honduras for two years and was very successful. Minor adjustments in the class room such as speaking slowly, using common words, looking at the students when talking to them, and writing instructions on the board are very important. In addition to teaching Hispanic students, I have also lived abroad in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines for eight years. Having experienced these cultures makes me effective with students from those countries, too. I have a heart for foreign students and,"go the extra mile" to help them be successful in the class room. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to learn a second language, and this helps me empathize with ESL students.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a recently retired Spanish teacher and I specialize in Spanish 1, 2, and 3. I have also been a qualified Spanish/English Interpreter in Newport News Public Schools for several years. I use Spanish all the time and thoroughly enjoy teaching it.
Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

I have strong fundamental Math skills and am able to effectively transfer basic Math skills to my students.
Reading,

Reading

I am a Virginia-certified teacher in middle school Math and Social Studies, and Health and Physical Education, K-12. I also taught elementary English for 2 years earlier in my career. I have been successful at all levels.
Grammar, Vocabulary

English

English,

English

I taught English abroad in Honduras for 2 years, and have taught it as a Homebound teacher for over 13 years in Newport News Public Schools.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught foreign students for many years. I taught Honduran students in Honduras for two years and was very successful. Minor adjustments in the class room such as speaking slowly, using common words, looking at the students when talking to them, and writing instructions on the board are very important. In addition to teaching Hispanic students, I have also lived abroad in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines for eight years. Having experienced these cultures makes me effective with students from those countries, too. I have a heart for foreign students and,"go the extra mile" to help them be successful in the class room. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to learn a second language, and this helps me empathize with ESL students.
Reading,

Reading

I am a Virginia-certified teacher in middle school Math and Social Studies, and Health and Physical Education, K-12. I also taught elementary English for 2 years earlier in my career. I have been successful at all levels.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I taught English Learners in Honduras and tutored them in the TOEFL test too.
Writing,

Writing

I have a Master degree in Education and have taught for over 25 years. I have successfully taught regular education, special education, and English Language Learners.
Grammar, Vocabulary

History

American History,

American History

I am certified to teach US History in our public schools and have done so for many years.
Social Studies,

Social Studies

I have taught American government, world geography, and world history in Virginia public schools. As a retired Air Force officer who has lived overseas for 10 years, I find social studies fascinating. This transfers to my teaching and brings out enthusiasm in my students.
World History,

World History

I am a certified Social Studies teacher in Virginia and have studied and taught Biblical History, and more modern history from the Civil War, to Reconstruction, to WW1, WW2, to the Korean War, to the Vietnam War, to US History in the last 50 years.
European History, Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in Newport News Public Schools for over 10 years. I primarily worked with Homebound students, who have excellent pass rates on the Virginia Standards of Learning tests.
English,

English

I taught English abroad in Honduras for 2 years, and have taught it as a Homebound teacher for over 13 years in Newport News Public Schools.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught foreign students for many years. I taught Honduran students in Honduras for two years and was very successful. Minor adjustments in the class room such as speaking slowly, using common words, looking at the students when talking to them, and writing instructions on the board are very important. In addition to teaching Hispanic students, I have also lived abroad in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines for eight years. Having experienced these cultures makes me effective with students from those countries, too. I have a heart for foreign students and,"go the extra mile" to help them be successful in the class room. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to learn a second language, and this helps me empathize with ESL students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a Virginia certified Math teacher and have been for the last 20 years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Hello, I have also taught Pre-Algebra in middle school for several years as a Homebound Teacher. I know the material well and hope I get the chance to work with your student. Thank you! Mr Jim
Reading,

Reading

I am a Virginia-certified teacher in middle school Math and Social Studies, and Health and Physical Education, K-12. I also taught elementary English for 2 years earlier in my career. I have been successful at all levels.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a recently retired Spanish teacher and I specialize in Spanish 1, 2, and 3. I have also been a qualified Spanish/English Interpreter in Newport News Public Schools for several years. I use Spanish all the time and thoroughly enjoy teaching it.
Writing,

Writing

I have a Master degree in Education and have taught for over 25 years. I have successfully taught regular education, special education, and English Language Learners.
Precalculus, SAT Math

Language

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught foreign students for many years. I taught Honduran students in Honduras for two years and was very successful. Minor adjustments in the class room such as speaking slowly, using common words, looking at the students when talking to them, and writing instructions on the board are very important. In addition to teaching Hispanic students, I have also lived abroad in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines for eight years. Having experienced these cultures makes me effective with students from those countries, too. I have a heart for foreign students and,"go the extra mile" to help them be successful in the class room. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to learn a second language, and this helps me empathize with ESL students.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a recently retired Spanish teacher and I specialize in Spanish 1, 2, and 3. I have also been a qualified Spanish/English Interpreter in Newport News Public Schools for several years. I use Spanish all the time and thoroughly enjoy teaching it.
TOEFL

TOEFL

I taught English Learners in Honduras and tutored them in the TOEFL test too.

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in Newport News Public Schools for over 10 years. I primarily worked with Homebound students, who have excellent pass rates on the Virginia Standards of Learning tests.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a Virginia certified Math teacher and have been for the last 20 years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Hello, I have also taught Pre-Algebra in middle school for several years as a Homebound Teacher. I know the material well and hope I get the chance to work with your student. Thank you! Mr Jim
Precalculus, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in Newport News Public Schools for over 10 years. I primarily worked with Homebound students, who have excellent pass rates on the Virginia Standards of Learning tests.
English,

English

I taught English abroad in Honduras for 2 years, and have taught it as a Homebound teacher for over 13 years in Newport News Public Schools.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught foreign students for many years. I taught Honduran students in Honduras for two years and was very successful. Minor adjustments in the class room such as speaking slowly, using common words, looking at the students when talking to them, and writing instructions on the board are very important. In addition to teaching Hispanic students, I have also lived abroad in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines for eight years. Having experienced these cultures makes me effective with students from those countries, too. I have a heart for foreign students and,"go the extra mile" to help them be successful in the class room. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to learn a second language, and this helps me empathize with ESL students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a Virginia certified Math teacher and have been for the last 20 years.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

Hello, I have also taught Pre-Algebra in middle school for several years as a Homebound Teacher. I know the material well and hope I get the chance to work with your student. Thank you! Mr Jim
Reading,

Reading

I am a Virginia-certified teacher in middle school Math and Social Studies, and Health and Physical Education, K-12. I also taught elementary English for 2 years earlier in my career. I have been successful at all levels.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a recently retired Spanish teacher and I specialize in Spanish 1, 2, and 3. I have also been a qualified Spanish/English Interpreter in Newport News Public Schools for several years. I use Spanish all the time and thoroughly enjoy teaching it.
Writing,

Writing

I have a Master degree in Education and have taught for over 25 years. I have successfully taught regular education, special education, and English Language Learners.
Precalculus

Other

ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught foreign students for many years. I taught Honduran students in Honduras for two years and was very successful. Minor adjustments in the class room such as speaking slowly, using common words, looking at the students when talking to them, and writing instructions on the board are very important. In addition to teaching Hispanic students, I have also lived abroad in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines for eight years. Having experienced these cultures makes me effective with students from those countries, too. I have a heart for foreign students and,"go the extra mile" to help them be successful in the class room. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to learn a second language, and this helps me empathize with ESL students.
Government & Politics

Special Needs

Special Needs

Special Needs

I have taught special needs students for three years, working with emotionally disturbed students, in particular. I worked for those three years, 2003-2006,as a certified full-time teacher in public schools. Since then, I have worked part-time with learning disabled, ADHD and OHI students. I adapt my teaching style to the needs and accommodations of my students. I explain things to them in different ways, in an effort to get them to understand and learn. When a student does not succeed, I try to figure out what I can do differently to help them succeed. As long as they give a good effort, they are always successful with me.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I have taught Algebra 1 in Newport News Public Schools for over 10 years. I primarily worked with Homebound students, who have excellent pass rates on the Virginia Standards of Learning tests.
ESL/ESOL,

ESL/ESOL

I have taught foreign students for many years. I taught Honduran students in Honduras for two years and was very successful. Minor adjustments in the class room such as speaking slowly, using common words, looking at the students when talking to them, and writing instructions on the board are very important. In addition to teaching Hispanic students, I have also lived abroad in Korea, Japan, and the Philippines for eight years. Having experienced these cultures makes me effective with students from those countries, too. I have a heart for foreign students and,"go the extra mile" to help them be successful in the class room. I know first hand how frustrating it can be to learn a second language, and this helps me empathize with ESL students.
Geometry,

Geometry

I am a Virginia certified Math teacher and have been for the last 20 years.
Reading,

Reading

I am a Virginia-certified teacher in middle school Math and Social Studies, and Health and Physical Education, K-12. I also taught elementary English for 2 years earlier in my career. I have been successful at all levels.
Spanish,

Spanish

I am a recently retired Spanish teacher and I specialize in Spanish 1, 2, and 3. I have also been a qualified Spanish/English Interpreter in Newport News Public Schools for several years. I use Spanish all the time and thoroughly enjoy teaching it.
Writing,

Writing

I have a Master degree in Education and have taught for over 25 years. I have successfully taught regular education, special education, and English Language Learners.
SAT Math

Test Preparation

ASVAB,

ASVAB

Hello. I am a veteran of both the Army and Air Force. I enlisted in the Army and later entered the Air Force as an officer. As such, I passed both the enlisted test for the Army, and the officer test for the Air Force. Although the enlisted test has changed since I took it, the principles of basic reading, writing, and Math have not. I have tutored on the ASVAB before and found it to be similar to GED tutoring. With the right manual,i.e. Barron's etc, I can assure my student that he or she can pass the test. It just takes some studying and a commitment to do the work. I would consider it a privilege to help someone pass the test and serve our country.
TOEFL,

TOEFL

I taught English Learners in Honduras and tutored them in the TOEFL test too.
SAT Math

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Great Lesson

Mr. Jim came on ready to work. My son was very comfortable and ready to work. We are excited to have him and looking forward to earning that A+ 😊

Ikisha, 33 lessons with Jim

Awesome tutor

Thanks for your help. My son has a better understanding of his Geometry assignment. I would definitely recommend your help again..............,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Olivia, 1 lesson with Jim

Very nice and patient

This is my 2nd session with Jim and it has been great working with him ! I am really excited and positive that with his help I will pass my ASVAB test !

Jahniah , 2 lessons with Jim

Very nice and patient

Thank you Jim for taking your time explaining the steps with me and remembering some of the tools that I would need to remember for the ASVAB Test

Jahniah , 2 lessons with Jim

Effective and relatable

Jim did a wonderful job tutoring our eighth grader in algebra. He taught her ways of doing algebra that made it easier to understand. He’s also very kind and good natured and kept her focused. We plan on hiring him again .

Tanya, 5 lessons with Jim

Great, positive Spanish Tutor

My 13 year old son met with Jim virtually to go over a chapter in Spanish 1. Immediately my son was comfortable with JIm. Jim was positive and engaging. My son said they he enjoyed the way JIm studied "with him." And the icing on the cake was that my son received a 95 on his Spanish text the next day! We will definitely be using Jim in the future

Darleen, 2 lessons with Jim

Geometry class with Jim

Jim helped my son to clear his unit tests in 10th grade Geometry . That really helped my son to improve his grades . Jim is very knowledgeable and committed teacher

Rajesh, 7 lessons with Jim

asvab

Very understanding patient, would most definitely recommend if your looking for help you will learn and it will become clearer.

Knot, 18 lessons with Jim

Math

Jim really is helpful when it comes to math after this first lesson I already feel like I can pass the Asvab thanks jim !

Alexcia , 2 lessons with Jim

great teacher

jim helped me with right angles and gave me some formulas to use for the asvab and taught me other ways to do math

Amya, 5 lessons with Jim
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