James B. - Tutor

Experienced, Patient, Passionate Math Tutor (In-person and online)

James B. -  Tutor
(2446)
Hourly Fee: $50
Location: Bowie, MD
Travel Radius: 7 miles
In-person + Online
Your first hour with any tutor is always 100% refundable!

Personal Statement

ONLINE and IN-PERSON
Available 7 days a week.

NOTE: Online slots available 10:30 PM EST, 7:30 PM (PST).

NOTE: Bowie High Students ... available @ 3 PM @ Bowie Public Library

I'm an alumnus of Tougaloo College (Mississippi), where I majored in mathematics/computer science. I graduated with a 3.89 cumulative GPA (summa cum laude, class valedictorian). During high school, I scored in the 97th percentile on the military ASVAB exam. I recently scored the maximum (200) on the Praxis core m...

Reviews

I was terrified approaching the Core Math Praxis, as I am not a math person by any means. I found James through Wyzant, and in just six sessions we reviewed an entire math Praxis practice book. James provided me with the tools and strategies I needed to pass the Praxis the first time!! He is patient, understanding, and gives you more than one way to arrive at an answer. It was his guidance and expertise that allowed me to learn the necessary material to pass this test. I never thought in a million years I would take any kind of math test and pass the first time. Thank you so much for your unwavering commitment, support and effort.
- Chelsea M. from Crofton, MD
After a recent lesson, my middle schooler told me that square roots are interesting and that he found a video about it online to try to learn more before his next lesson. That type of self-motivation comes from inspiration. Mr. James has inspired my child to want to explore math deeper.
- Catherine H. from Lanham, MD
James helped me with my homework and helped when I was confused with optimization. James was responsive, on time and respectful. He understood the lessons from my class and was able to provide tips to help me complete my assignment. I look orward to out next session.
- Robert A. from Laurel, MD
If you are looking for a genuinely down to earth math tutor who can work with just about anyone who needs help, then you are looking for Mr. James. The first day he tutored our son we knew we selected the right tutor. After he left the session our son age 11 said, "Mom I really like this guy"! That was music to my ears. Mr. James is able to assess your child's weaknesses quickly, and he works to develop methods to instruct your child based on their learning style and needs. He is serious about not only getting your child up to speed on math but also working on your child being prepared for their tutoring session, prepared for class, and being organized. He is patient yet firm which is needed and appreciated. We are very pleased with our choice in selecting Mr. James as our son's math tutor.
- Cybil R. from Lanham, MD
Knowledgeable about the subject matter and relates to student in way to make learning easier. My son said "He?s my favorite tutor yet!" We appreciate you. Thank you!
- Charlotte C. from Barrington, RI
Excellent tutor that is very knowledgeable . Our 5th grade son felt very comfortable learning from James. We will continue to have him tutor our son in the future.
- Tony J. from Bowie, MD
Mr. James B is very helpful tutor. He breaks down all the problems one by one and fully explains the different steps to receive the answers. He does not continue until you understand the concept. He is very punctual and insightful.
- Suzette E. from Bowie, MD
Jalen spoke very highly of James! I asked if he learned anything and if he wants to continue. He said he learned a lot; particularly, how to set up the problems he was having trouble with and he wants to continue so we're looking forward to future sessions. Thank you!
- Genesis W. from Bowie, MD
My daughter has always struggled with Math. So, when it came to taking the SAT, she was a little nervous about the Math portion of the exam. Her math score on her first SAT exam was average. However, after just four one hour tutoring sessions with Mr. James B, her math score increased by 110 points. Thanks again Mr. James B for your hard work, dedication, but most of all for being such an OUTSTANDING tutor!
- Kimberly V. from Bowie, MD
My son has never been this excited about math. He did not think that he would ever be able to understand the mathematics concepts. Since he's been working with Mr. James he has gained a much better understanding. I am very impressed and pleased with Mr. James.
- Kelly U. from Laurel, MD
James made college algebra less intimidating for me, and help me to understand the many formulas. I would highly recommend to anyone taking college algebra to work with James.
- Roy B. from Eastpointe, MI
My son has struggled in math since middle school, and in his first year of high school, failed Algebra I and had to repeat the course during the summer term. At the end of the second week (of five), my son had a D average. It was at that point that we contacted James for help. From the beginning, James demonstrated how dedicated he is to teaching, spending "bonus" time with my son to ensure he understood the concepts. James also made flash cards, gave my son math websites for review, and provided him with sample problems to practice at home. James was always available when we needed him, helping my son to prepare specifically for upcoming exams. In the last week of summer school, my son scored a 93 and 94 on his final exams, pulling his grade up to a B--an 84 average. James says he does not work miracles, but his methods worked to build my son's confidence and to turn things around in a short period of time. James showed how much he cared about my son's success, letting him know when he was doing well and when he was falling short. I could not have asked for a better tutor for my son. I highly recommend James services for your student.
- Sherri W. from Upper Marlboro, MD
We just had our first lesson with James and I found him to be a very personable and knowledgable tutor. My daughter liked that he went step by step when showing her how to solve a problem. She said " she liked that he was not too strict and taught her in a way that she understood".
- Tonia N. from Columbia, MD
James is patient (not my strong suit) to ensure my son understands the concepts, even when my son doesn't want to work to his potential (which drives me nuts!)
- Lisa B. from Beltsville, MD
My son loves working with Mr. James! He is very patient and he is able to make things easier for my son to understand. I wanted to boost his skills and confidence as he was preparing for the ISEE test and Mr. James worked hard with him to obtain our goal. Mr. James is very patient, flexible and he provides the tools my son needs to master each skill set. We continue to work with Mr. James weekly with homework assignments and to prepare him for high school next year. We give Mr. James an A+!!!
- Deidre W. from Gambrills, MD
We had to quickly schedule a time due to missed school work and James worked very hard to squeeze us in and we appreciate it. He helped her catch up to the class and complete all of her assignments.
- JoAnn G. from Odenton, MD
I called James to help my son complete overdue lessons that needed to be completed that same day. James came over and spent hours working with my 16 y/o son on Honors Algebra 2. He fully engaged my son, checking to make sure he understood concepts before moving on. Although they moved at a rapid pace, due to the time crunch, James was able to relate to him quickly, and kept it relaxing, light, and positive. All the work was complete and submitted on time, which was a HUGE relief. I am truly grateful to have met him and for my son to benefit from his knowledge. We look forward to continuing with James!
- Mike C. from Upper Marlboro, MD
This was my grandson's first meeting with Mr. B. My grandson was very pleased with their first encounter. He said to me, "Thank you nana, he's excellent." Personally, I found Mr. B to be very personable and knowledgeable. He explained to me where my grandson's weaknesses were and the plan they'll use to improve his math skills. My grandson is looking forward to their next meeting -- and that says a lot!!!!
- Ruth S. from Temple Hills, MD
James was able to help me understand college level math of all sorts: truth tables, permutations and combinations, geometry, etc. I would highly recommend James for math.
- Shahad A. from Bowie, MD
James was the BEST referral for my child. After their FIRS session she was so excited and sat us down and went over every question he helped her with and did other questions to make sure she had it. We have meet a life tutor for the rest of her schooling years.
- Francine M. from Bowie, MD



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