James

James Hurlstone Park, NSW 2193 1 booked recently chatting with 3 students

  • Helping people to excel academically and in life. Tutor from preschool to adulthood with many subjects since 2012.

About Me

Mission
I lead a tutoring organisation that has a mission to help students to excel with tutoring. I strive to help students excel, learn autonomously (and thus minimise the need for help from tutors and teachers), and boost their motivation and confidence in lifelong learning. An all-rounded education in how to succeed–not only vocationally but more broadly in life–is one of the main building blocks of civilisation. We strive to develop students intuitive understanding of subject matter, by building on and association with what they already know.

Vision
We work towards a world where education is of a high standard and is affordable for everyone.

Values
We strive to be approachable, friendly, encouraging, supportive, and have integrity.

Subjects
If you're looking for help with a subject not listed here, let us know, and we will try to find a tutor.

We can tutor all K-10 subjects except that the electives that can be tutored include Commerce, Industrial Technology Metal, and Human Movement, rather than all electives.

We can tutor HSC subjects, including:

- Chemistry,
- Engineering Studies,
- English (Advanced),
- General Mathematics, Mathematics, Mathematics Extension 1, and Mathematics Extension 2; and
- Physics

We can tutor university subjects including:

- Engineering subjects most of the subjects in the Renewable Energy Engineering degree at UNSW.

Services include:

- tutoring at a tutor's home (which saves on a travel surcharge of $2/km);
- tutoring at a tutee's home;
- tutoring at a public place like a park or library;
- tutoring in person;
- tutoring one-on-one or in groups (discounts apply for groups);
- tutoring online (again, this saves on the travel surcharge). We can use video conferencing and Inkerz technology to make lessons more personal, and to share notes; and
- tutoring for pay as you go lessons or for bulk payment for lessons in advance (discounts apply for the latter, lessons cancelled with less than 24 hours notice may not be refunded).

Reviews
"James is a wonderful and a helping and a polite person. He explains the concepts very clearly and makes sure that the student understands the subject. Helps in any kind of emergency."–Aditya S.

"James is always well prepared on what task that you’re trying to focus on and explains the concepts accurately which makes the pupils understand clearly."

“James developed an excellent rapport with our 9 year old son, in a very short space of time. Stuck to the brief, and was very helpful in furthering our son’s education.”—David Lee, 14 February 2016

“I enjoyed having James as a maths tutor. He had a good knowledge of the maths course and was able to help me in finding the best option for answering the question. One possible flaw might be that sometimes he may not explain the working out in a clear way which occasionally made it hard to understand. However overall I enjoyed the lessons.”—Alex AP Partridge, 29 August 2015

“Feedback From Ann Elias. FEEDBACK GIVEN: 02/03/2016
Rating: 4/5
Comments: James is well prepared and encouraging. He knows about English including verbs and nouns. He is very helpful and a nice person.”

“Feedback From Adam Adriatico. FEEDBACK GIVEN: 17/05/2015
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Thanks for the help. The tutoring was helpful.”

"James is a very polite and caring person. He takes the time needed to explain things to my children so that they understand tasks. I greatly recommend him to anyone looking for a tutor."—Suzie G.

“James is a very knowledgeable resource and his renewable energy specific training was invaluable!!! Highly recommended!!”—Dan Stevens, 5 stars.

“I would like to say in mine and Aleks’s name big thank you for your work and goodwill, and wish you all the best.”—Natasa S., August 2016.

James has tutoring experience since 2012 in many subjects from preschool to university engineering. He enjoys helping students to realise their potential.

Are you studying and looking to excel? Do you need someone to help you to excel? Do you know someone who is in this situation? $5 will be given for each successful referral. If you are studying any of the subjects that James can tutor then feel free to contact James for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss if he can help you.

Approach

Each student may bring his or her own materials that he or she would like to go over (e.g. assessments, class notes and textbooks) otherwise I will prepare work. I like to help students learn to study autonomously.
Tutors are a great resource however it also important to try to get the help of teachers and use resources online and in textbooks. During my HSC, my English teacher helped me by giving me tasks for essays, creative writing and responding to texts, and then providing feedback once I had done them. This process was iterative as I would then respond to the feedback, ask for more feedback, and so on. Of course, I can also help with the same role.

English
For English I can help with all aspects including essay writing, grammar, spelling, handwriting, creative writing and responding to texts. I got a mark of 89 in English Advanced in the HSC. For essay writing, things I can help with include structure, style, answering the question originally and insightfully, developing key ideas, themes, theses; and using techniques and examples. With creative writing ways that I may assist include character development, use of techniques, plot and engaging the audience.
I am not yet familiar with the most recent area of study on discovery so I would have to look into this if students are seeking assistance. However I can help with developing mind maps of context, values and other areas.
I can also help with analysing the Board of Studies rubric and assessment criteria and developing skeleton responses/paragraphs that correspond well with such criteria.

Science, mathematics and other subjects
For mathematics, physics, chemistry and engineering studies (and other subjects) I can assist students to write and revise their own summaries, and with marking and providing feedback with past papers and other problem solving.
I can also help with writing reports and resumes/CVs.
If you want to learn a language, then I suggest that you try using Duolingo, which is free, and is the most highly effective way of learning a language that I know of.
Another online resource that is useful is HSC Charles Sturt University resources. Yet another is MathsOnline. I recommend looking online for suitable resources to help learn.
I can help with learning the piano and similar key musical instruments. I have AMEB level 3 certification, so can only help up to this level.


Qualification

Bachelor of Engineering (Renewable Energy)

The University of New South Wales

2011 - 2014


Background Check

  • Working with Children Check (Reference No.: WWC0679093E, Expiry Date: 15/04/2015)
  • Police Check (Reference No.: 1257811)


Subject

HSC mark of 88 in Maths Extension 1, 81 in Ext. 2

I got top of the class in Year 9 and 10 Industrial Technology Metal.

HSC mark of 88 in Maths Extension 1, 81 in Ext. 2

HSC mark of 88 in Maths Extension 1, 81 in Ext. 2

I got top of the class in year 8 in visual arts.

Please see https://documentcloud.adobe.com/link/track?uri=urn%3Aaaid%3Ascds%3AUS%3A1b041cd8-0551-4a3a-8a19-8306c4918509 for courses and marks.

I've been playing the harmonium twice daily since 2011.

I have reached AMEB level 3 grade.


Lesson Information

  • Lesson Type:
  • One to One
  • In Group
  • Online
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  • Hurlstone Park, NSW 2193