James M.


James M.

Tutor

Schererville, IN 46375

Will travel 40 miles

$88 per hour.

4.94 145 ratings

Former H.S. Science Teacher: Biology, Math, Statistics, Chemistry

Education is my passion! I have recently taught high school science and enjoyed every minute of it. My experience in teaching and tutoring extends nearly ten years. I have tutored hundreds of students not only in elementary, high school, and college academic settings, but private home sessions as well. Education is the pathway to opportunity and success. My ultimate goal is to help break down any barrier standing in your way to achieving this success. I tutor statistics, biology, algebra... [more]


Algebra 1

My experience in tutoring algebra and other math subjects is rich! I have been employed multiple years in both colleges and elementary schools teaching and tutoring students in math and science. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of students in math, from children to adults. I have received many awards and certificates for excellence in tutoring. I have also received extensive tutoring training that highly qualifies me to help students with learning disabilities succeed in math.


Algebra 2


Biology

Biology is my passion! I currently hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and have a strong appreciation for the life sciences. I have a deep understanding of every biological concept you are likely to come across in a biology course. I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in biology over the last seven years. I am highly qualified and capable to discuss any biological science topic at an advanced level.


Calculus


Chemistry

As a biology major during college, I had to take many chemistry courses. In fact, a great amount of biology actually requires a strong understanding of chemistry. Over the last seven years I have tutored hundreds of high school and college students in chemistry.


Grammar


Microsoft Excel


Geometry


Microsoft Word


Prealgebra

PRE-ALGEBRA TOPICS: Order of Operations Introduction to Algebra The Commutative, Associative, and Distributive Laws Fraction Notation Positive and Negative Real Numbers Addition of Real Numbers Subtraction of Real Numbers Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers Exponential Notation Solving Equations Formulas Applications with Percent Problem Solving Solving Inequalities Solving Applications with Inequalities Reading Graphs Plotting Points Graphing Linear Equations Intercepts Rates Slope and Slope-Intercept Form Point-Slope Form Exponents and Their Properties Polynomials Addition and Subtraction of Polynomials Multiplication and Division of Polynomials Special Products Polynomials in Several Variables Negative Exponents Scientific Notation Factoring Factoring Trinomials Factoring Perfect-Square Trinomials Difference of Squares Factoring Sums or Differences of Cubes Solving Polynomial Equations by Factoring Solving Applications Rational Expressions Least Common Denominators Complex Rational Expressions Solving Rational Equations Applications Using Rational Equations and Proportions


Precalculus


Trigonometry


Statistics

I absolutely love probability and statistics, and have tutored many high school and college students in those wonderful subjects. Probability and statistics were among my favorite courses in college! Whether you are struggling with normal or binomial distributions, t-tests, z-scores, regression equations, permutations, chi-square tests, or any other topic in probability and statistics, I am confident that my experience and deep understanding of probability and statistics will help you succeed!


English

To speak or write with perfect English grammar only takes patience and practice. I have been studying English grammar at an advanced level for the last decade. I have also worked at colleges and elementary schools as a tutor helping students succeed in English. I have lots of experience teaching Standard English grammar and proofreading essays. Regardless of one's dialect or educational background, I am highly qualified to prepare him or her to immediately begin speaking and writing with perfect English grammar.


Proofreading


GED


Probability

PROBABILITY TOPICS: Events Sample Space Venn Diagrams Mutually Exclusive Events Multiplication Rule Addition Rule Rules of Probability Contingency Tables; Joint and Marginal-Probabilities Conditional Probability The Multiplication Rule; Independence Bayes's Rule Counting Rules Factorials Combinations Permutations Discreet Random Variables Probability Distributions Probability Histograms Bernoulli Trials Binomial Distributions Poisson Distributions Hyper geometric Distributions


ACT Reading


ACT English


ACT Math


ACT Science


Elementary Math

I have a tremendous amount of experience teaching and tutoring Elementary Math. For multiple years I have worked in elementary and grammar schools with the sole responsibility of helping academically struggling schools increase their math scores. Whether the elementary math is being taught from a textbook, or taught from a special online program, I have had lots of experience teaching and tutoring all age ranges in elementary math.


Genetics

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, and have conducted genetics research at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A genetics course was one of the required core courses for my major. Also, most of the courses I have taken in biological science covered varying amounts of genetics instruction and overlap. Finally, genetics is my most fascinating discipline of biology, and I have spent a great amount of time interpreting genetics concepts and solving application problems. Finally, I have years of experience tutoring biology, in which genetics problems have come up.


Praxis

While many states take Praxis, Illinois has its own basic skills diagnostic test for prospective teachers via the Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) called TAP (Test of Academic Proficiency). This exam is similar to the Praxis exam administered through other states. I have successfully passed the TAP and have aided other students with both exams.