Dr. James Grier

Dr. James G.

Rockville, MD

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Dr. James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 18+, males 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 1975

Hello Parent:
I work in the DC metro area, at school, or your home. I have worked in my office as a child psychologist, and in many home in DC and Maryland as a tutor. I am licensed in Florida as a teacher in the above subjects. I tutor/teach both online, (by computers) and in homes/schools. I worked for Child Development Center, (US Military) and have a background clearance for children. I would be happy to tutor your son at your home or the nearby library.

My method of teaching is called “student center”. As you might know, this method looks at what the student needs now to do well in the course, and not how a tutor might teach the same way for all his/her students.

Sometimes, I have found that students have some opposition to math. Many times they are quite bright students, but the math subject is just not present to them in a method that works best for them. Having been a teacher and a psychologist, I use different teaching methods to communicate the lessons. This seems to work. I believe I can make it work for your child. My background as a psychologist working with the school system does help to understand students general attitude toward certain school subjects. I adjust my teaching methods with each student I tutor. This helps me do a better job at teaching your child and the students feel that they are getting the information they need for their classes to be successful in the courses.

I have been teaching and tutoring students from preschool to Graduate school for more than 20 years. I am retired military and US government. I taught at more than over 5 universities and many elementary, middle, and high school. I was also a child psychologist in the DC metro area for many years. I have a Ph.D., MBA, MS, and BS from University of California, Berkeley. I taught also in Germany with UMUC (Maryland) and many places in China (6 Years) and Africa. I taught at the child development center, (CDC) for the military.
The areas I do most tutoring in are math, business, engineering, science, physics, English.

I have a TEFL, (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate from England.
I taught in China, preschool, middle and High school.

Boland T.E.F.L. Diploma - International T.E.F.L Diploma.
The Boland School T.E.F.L Diploma program is geared towards preparing native speakers of English who would like to teach English as a foreign language.

I would be happy to answer any additional questions.
Dr. James T G., Ph.D., M.B.A. M.S. B.S.E.E.,

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Education

PhD.
Aug 1984 - Jun 1987
The Union Institute and University
Master of Engineering, Berkeley
Aug 1972 - Jun 1975
University of California, Bertkeley
MBA, Master of Business
Aug 1970 - Jun 1972
University of California, Berkeley
BSEE
Jun 1964 - Jun 1970
University of California, Berkeley

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TESL, Teaching English AS A Second Lanague
Mar 2009
The Boland School T.E.F.L Diploma program

I have a TEFL, (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Certificate from England.
I taught in China, preschool, middle and High school.
Boland T.E.F.L. Diploma - International T.E.F.L Diploma.
The Boland School T.E.F.L Diploma program is geared towards preparing native speakers of English who would like to teach English as a foreign language. The course consists of 148 class hours.

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Awards

Mason-33rd degree, Shrines
Jun 2000
Maryland
IBM, 5 years scholarship for post graduate college
Aug 1976
IBM, International Business Machine
University of California, Berkeley, Research Award
Aug 1971
UC Berkeley

Affiliations

National Education Association
Mar 2014

The National Education Association (NEA), the nation's largest professional employee organization, is committed to advancing the cause of public education. NEA's 3 million members work at every level of education—from pre-school to university graduate programs. NEA has affiliate organizations in every state and in more than 14,000 communities across the United States.

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Photos & Videos

Tutoring class in Dalian China

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Tutoring class in China

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Student in Child Development Center in Germany

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3 Reviews

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Maria H. Jan 27, 2017
Algebra · Online

Did not work for us.

Hailey M. Aug 17, 2015
Basic Math · Online

Doctor Grier was very thorough in assessing my current math ability and assisted me in creating a set of study goals. I would highly recommend this instructor!

Cherie D. Apr 30, 2015
Finance · In studio

Dr. G. was very patient, knowledgeable and caring about my well-being in my masters-level finance class. He was also very flexible and even provided Skype tutoring when meeting face-to-face just wasn't possible. I am someone who is not good at math at all, but Dr. G. got me through with flying colors-- I got an A!

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