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James R.

Woodbridge, VA

$50/hour

PhD Graduate for Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics Tutoring

In-person lessons
300+ Hours
4.9 average from 61 ratings
Very smart, will use him for any subject involving numbers!
— Rick, Phoenix, AZ on 2/20/14

$50/Hour


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Northern Arizona University
Math, Physics, Chem
West Virginia University
PhD

Education

Northern Arizona University (Math, Physics, Chem)

West Virginia University (PhD)

About James

I developed my tutoring style at Northern Arizona University as an undergraduate and expanded it while teaching at Richmond Community College, Estrella Mountain Community College, and Northern Arizona University. I believe that all students have the capability and intelligence to be successful in the sciences and mathematics. It is my job as a tutor to guide their intuition to be successful with the problem solving strategies needed to be successful with these subjects.

My Background:
I attended Northern Arizona University where I received my Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. While at NAU, I began developing my skills as a tutor of the introductory physics and mathematics classes. In addition to the undergraduate tutoring, I was also involved with scientific outreach programs for elementary schools in the Flagstaff area.

After my undergraduate degrees, I pursued a PhD in Physics at West Virginia University. While there, I continued tutoring introductory students with an emphasis on both engineering and bio/medical applications. Additionally, I started my training to become a teacher. I was assigned many labs sections to not only teach but to develop new experiments to incite student interest and involvement.

After graduate school I spent a few semesters teaching conceptual physics to both technical and non-science students at a community college in North Carolina. When I moved back to Arizona, I taught Mathematics and Conceptual Physics at Estrella Mountain Community College. The time at the community college helped to refocus the most effective teaching and learning methods. I transitioned to teaching college and university physics at Northern Arizona where I focused developing a course for a learning-centric environment with an emphasis on life-long learning transferable skills.
I developed my tutoring style at Northern Arizona University as an undergraduate and expanded it while teaching at Richmond Community College, Estrella Mountain Community College, and Northern Arizona University. I believe that all students have the capability and intelligence to be successful in the sciences and mathematics. It is my job as a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Woodbridge, VA 22191
In-person lessons

"Very smart, will use him for any subject involving numbers!"

- Rick, Phoenix, AZ on 2/20/14

"Knowledgable and reliable tutor"

- Teresa, Mc Lean, VA on 6/2/17

"Knowledgeable and experienced Tutor"

- Michelle, Springfield, VA on 5/30/17

"Really helps you understand the material"

- Nicole, College Park, MD on 4/6/17

"Experienced and patient Physics tutor"

- Jenny, Vienna, VA on 3/2/17

"highly knowledgeable"

- Jonathan, College Park, MD on 3/1/17

"Excellent Tutor!"

- Candace, Silver Spring, MD on 2/25/17

"Great tutor!!"

- Firgia, Vienna, VA on 11/13/16
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Geometry, Linear Algebra, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
Science:
Astronomy, Chemistry, Physical Science, Physics
Test Preparation:
ACT Math, SAT Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Northern Arizona University
Math, Physics, Chem
West Virginia University
PhD

Education

Northern Arizona University (Math, Physics, Chem)

West Virginia University (PhD)

Very smart, will use him for any subject involving numbers!

Dr. James did a great job helping my daughter with her chemistry troubles. He broke it down into components that were easier for her to understand and was different from the way she was taught in class. That's the key here, if they're not learning it in class, maybe a different approach would make the difference. It surely did. He also spotted another area he could help her with: converting word p

— Rick, Phoenix, AZ on 2/20/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 40 miles of Woodbridge, VA 22191.