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James W.

Published Writer, Former Math and LA Teacher, Master's Degree

Published Writer, Former Math and LA Teacher, Master's Degree

$50/hour

  • Phinney Ridge Seattle, WA 98117

About James


Bio

My love of teaching comes from a lifetime of learning and traveling. Simply put, I love working with young adults and helping people believe in themselves and succeed. I've taught high school previously in the United States, in Belize as a Peace Corps Volunteer and have also built a writing portfolio as a published print journalist who has a Masters degree in journalism. I've worked with both home-schooled kids and public school kids and private. With an undergraduate degree in business from...

My love of teaching comes from a lifetime of learning and traveling. Simply put, I love working with young adults and helping people believe in themselves and succeed. I've taught high school previously in the United States, in Belize as a Peace Corps Volunteer and have also built a writing portfolio as a published print journalist who has a Masters degree in journalism. I've worked with both home-schooled kids and public school kids and private. With an undergraduate degree in business from a top US school, I've previously taught high school algebra and am very good with problem solving and quite comfortable working with math that can go as high as geometry and algebra 2. If you need help with reading, English, writing or literature, I'm your man as well. As a student of the world and someone who's traveled and lived all over, I've also taught high school world history. I can even speak Spanish and help you a little with that.

I love tutoring students because I enjoy the one to one, personalized experience it provides. I also appreciate students who need help with a subject and aren't afraid to ask for help or to learn something new. I'm a very animated tutor and it's no secret that most students will come away from working with me with a smile on their face. So boring I am not. I try to make learning fun, even with subjects students don't particularly enjoy (like Algebra!). I try to make it real world applicable so they can see the importance. Having played sports as a teen myself, I like to push people, too, after awhile. I want them to get outside their comfort zone. I look at me as not so much as just a tutor, but rather a coach. I'll teach you like a tutor, but I'm going to push you like a coach.

A love of problem solving and my ability to explain things in ways people will understand. I also like to get students to explain things to me because that's where I see they truly grasp a concept. I'm also very detail oriented, which is necessary in higher math, and believe in organization skills and the ability to show a thought process on paper. With regards to math, specifically, I'm also a big believer in the thought of "practice makes perfect."

My work as a professional writer and journalist makes me qualified because I've had to write stories for broad audiences. I know the rules of grammar, am an excellent speller and love reading and writing! As just as with math and maybe even more so with being a journalist, I have a unique ability to explain things to people that will make them understand. I am also a big believer in organization, being detail-oriented and possessing the ability to show a thought process on paper.

I want to help students improve. I want to see them get better grades in the classroom. Most importantly, though, I want them to develop a lifelong love and appreciation of learning just like I do.


Education

Indiana University
Business
Indiana University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98117
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 9/3/2015

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Writing, Writing

History

American History, Geography, Government & Politics, World History

Homeschool

Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Other

Geography, Government & Politics

Summer

Algebra 1, Reading, Writing

Test Preparation

SAT Writing

$50/hour

James W.

$50/hour

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