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My personal statement is simple. Clients and stakeholders come first for me. I have been teaching for over 20 years and I have survived in this profession because I have paced m students first.

James’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Pan American university - Bachelors, Spanish. Bilingual education

Graduate Degree: University of Texas San Antonio - Masters, Bicultural studies. History

Test Scores

GRE: 230

GRE Quantitative: 160


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Tutoring Subjects


College Level American History

College World History

Conversational Spanish

Elementary School

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing


European History





Social studies


Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

US Constitutional History

World Religions

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My philosophy of teaching is simple: students come first.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Introduce myself and do a little icebreaking, and then get on with the subject matter.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Empowerment and positive reinforcement.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Focus on the task at hand; positive empowerment to help the student gain confidence.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

Reteach until the student understands.