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James C.

Math, Standardized Test, and General-Purpose Tutor

Math, Standardized Test, and General-Purpose Tutor

$55/hour

  • White Center Seattle, WA 98168

About James


Bio

Over the past few years, I have helped numerous math students raise failing grades to A's, tackling everything from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus. Factoring problems? I'm your man. Don't understand congruence proofs? I can help. Over-intimidated by trigonometric identities? I've got you covered. I always try to help my students understand new concepts in terms of those with which they are already familiar. I patiently break down new formulas and processes until they look like famil...

Over the past few years, I have helped numerous math students raise failing grades to A's, tackling everything from basic arithmetic to advanced calculus. Factoring problems? I'm your man. Don't understand congruence proofs? I can help. Over-intimidated by trigonometric identities? I've got you covered.

I always try to help my students understand new concepts in terms of those with which they are already familiar. I patiently break down new formulas and processes until they look like familiar ones. I observe their current problem-solving strategies to figure out their weaknesses and train them to discover the best practices that work for them. No two students learn the same way, and I try to individually prepare all my sessions to best suit each student.

Before becoming a professional nerd, I obtained my bachelor's degree in media studies with minors in English and philosophy from Vassar College. Previously, I have worked as a journalist and a marketer—backgrounds that strengthened my grammar skills and made me an adept writing instructor to boot. As a result, I can help you with any tutoring request in the humanities.

I'm well-versed in the entire gamut of standardized tests (including SAT, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, and ISEE), ever-ready with practice for content review and multiple-choice strategies. Previous success stories include a client who got an 800 on the reading portion of the SAT and another who scored a 35 on the math section of the ACT.

Standardized tests aren't easy, but they are predictable. Over the years I've developed my own set of proprietary lesson materials that complement the material I use from other sources, and have worked out a process that has helped every student I've ever worked with increase their score.

I scored a 36 on the ACT Math Test because I knew exactly what to expect on test day. Many students struggle on the ACT Math section, not because they lack the particular skills being tested, but because they have trouble understanding what the questions are asking them to do and managing their time effectively. In addition to a comprehensive review of all the math concepts tested on the ACT, I teach students how to understand the test maker's logic, and how to approach every question systematically. You don't need to be a genius to get a high score.

I'm available for one-on-one tutoring anywhere in Seattle. All my students receive the initial consultation described below, as well as support throughout their entire test prep process; structured lessons that include lesson materials and homework assignments; regular practice tests; and 24/7 access to ask me questions or request feedback (to the greatest extent possible - obviously I may on occasion need to sleep :) My students are my top priority. Feel free to send me a message and we can go from there.


Education

Vassar College
Media studies

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $55
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Seattle, WA 98168
  • Lesson cancellation: 10 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Homeschool

SAT Math

Math

ACT Math, SAT Math

Summer

SAT Math

Test Preparation

ACT Math, SAT Math

$55/hour

James C.

$55/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

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