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James Brown Jr

James B.

Teaching Locations:
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I have 20 years of experience as a tutor. I have had my own private tutoring business. My area of expertise is math (basic arithmetic to“ pre-calculus); however, I have tutored in English (grammar and writing), Computer science (Word, Works, Windows OS, and other general computer problems), as well as other subjects. In addition, I also have 15 years of experience working with after school programs both as a tutor and as a recreational instructor. My recreational activities consisted of cheer leading, dance, computer science, graphic design, music (singing), and board games. I have worked with children of all ages.

NOTE: I'm trying to do more online sessions for my students. If you need in-home tutoring please ask before booking and give a the days & hours that work for you. ALSO, I DO NOT DRIVE!!! Please ask about my availability and tell me where you live prior to booking me!!!

*** Lesson Details ***
Tutoring sessions are 1 hour minimum to 2 hours maximum (depending on subject).

Basic sessions may consist of the following:
Review of current or past trouble spots
Homework help
Test prep and/or review
Extra practice exercises

Single and multiple subject sessions are possible depending on tutor assessment and availability.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Clients should bring any/all textbooks, class work, tests/quizzes, and teacher's note to all sessions.

Additional learning aids (games, worksheets, books) may be added to session if needed.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Clients should bring any/all textbooks, class work, tests/quizzes, and teacher's note to all sessions.

Additional learning aids (games, worksheets, books) may be added to session if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Math (Elementary to High School)
Writing (Creative and Essay)
Music (Voice - Basics)
Computers (Basic Literacy & Various Programs)
Other

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Reviews (5)

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Lulu S. Apr 25, 2019
Singing · In home

James is very patient and encouraging. He definitely put me at ease for our first lesson. I can't wait for the second lesson.

Pia Nov 10, 2015
Arithmetic · In studio

James and I worked together for 4 months at an elementary school tutoring 3-5 graders in math and english. James is professional, intelligent, and creative. It was a pleasure working with him. He cares very much for the youth in our community.
We've stayed in touch via email and are developing a friendship I hope lasts a life time. He is good people.

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gregory N. Oct 30, 2015
Singing · In home

james is a good voice instructor with many years of experience to share with you to get you to be the best singer you can be.

Sherita N Jul 1, 2015
Study Skills · In studio

James is an excellent instructor that has tremendous amount of patience with the most difficult students. He is also very skillful in academics especially English and language arts. He has the unquie ability to break the assignment or steps down for the student to learn on his/her individual level! A great pleasure to work beside him !

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Michael Jun 28, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

James worked with me in Youth Group leadership and mentoring. Completely responsible, very creative, and ready to try everything -- we used music, art, dance, theater, games, word puzzles, and anything else we could think of to develop the teaching material/learning outcomes that we were seeking. James brings a spirit of confidence and integrity to all he does. Certainly one of my favorite people to work on a project with and a true gift to a team or ensemble.

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Lesson Details

Basic Math

Levels Taught:
Elementary, Middle School, High School, College

Algebra, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Elementary Math, Geometry, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus, Trigonometry

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Experience

Tutor
Aug 1998 - Present

Private Tutor

Primary subjects -- Math (Arithmetic -- Pre-calculus), Language Arts/English (Paper Writing/Planning, Creative Writing), Computers (Word, OS Basics, Basic HTML)

Teaching Associate
Aug 2016 - Dec 2017

Citizen Schools (Roots International Academy)

Instruct students in Study Hall and other electives Assist volunteer instructors with apprenticeships Assist/help coordinate special events and activities Help students with their homework Serve, monitor, and coordinate snack periods Assist/substitute for other instructors Assist program coordinators when needed Assist/help create projects, and curriculum for the program

Singer
Jul 2001 - Jul 2016

Oakland East Bay Gay Men's Chorus

• Singer: Full Chorus (June 2001 - June 2016 {currently on hiatus}) • Small Ensembles: The Bridge & Tunnel Boys (January 2003 - May 2005), Otto Voci (February - September 2006, January 2008 - December 2009), On Q (January 2010 - September 2011, August - December 2013) • Board member (October 2002 - January 2005, January 2007 - January 2011) • Committee member: Production {Formerly Concert} (2001 - 2002, 2006 - 2015), Artistic {Formerly Musical Selection/Input} (2003 - 2004, 2008 - 2016), Outreach (2008 - 2012), Marketing/PR (2002, 2012 - 2013), Membership (2008, 2012 - 2013), Director Search {Ad Hoc committee} (2003, 2007), Otto Voci Liaison To Board (2008) • 1st Tenor Section Leader (2006 -2009) • Liaison to Arts First Oakland (2003)

Afterschool Program Instructor
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015

YMCA (West Oakland Middle School)

Instruct students in Study Hall, Theater, Dance, Computer Science, Cooking, Yearbook Assist/help coordinate special events and activities Communicate with parents and teachers when needed Help students with their homework Serve, monitor, and coordinate snack periods Assist/substitute for other instructors Assist program coordinators when needed

Lead Tutor
Apr 2010 - Apr 2014

ARC Associates

Lead tutoring sessions Instruct students in Language Arts or Math Guide/mentor tutors during tutoring sessions Assess students during tutoring sessions Report on student progress Communicate with parents and teachers when needed Help students with their homework Assist other tutors in the program

Afterschool Program Group Leader
Jan 2013 - Jun 2013

YMCA Oakland, (El Cerrito High School)

Assistant Glee Club Director Assist/substitute for other tutors and group leaders Assist program coordinators when needed

Youth Ministry Leader
Apr 2009 - Dec 2010

San Lorenzo Community Church

Teach Sunday School Oversee youth nights Develop/initiate youth events and activities Develop/initiate strategies to grow the youth of the church

Interim Choir Director
Nov 2009 - Nov 2010

San Lorenzo Community Church

Interim choir director for San Lorenzo Community Church

Playwriting
Aug 2001 - May 2009

Various Places

Vista College Berkeley, California Playwriting/Screenwriting (August 2001 -- June 2003) Project Writers Unite (Writer's Group) • Founder, Organizer, Meeting facilitator and President (September 2003 -- May 2009) Produced, directed and starred in a reading of a play that I also wrote (Summer 2003)

Tutor
Apr 2006 - Nov 2006

Academics For Success, (Stonehurst Elementary School)

Help students with their homework Help run/develop the Computer Lab

Cheerleading Coach
Apr 2000 - Sep 2006

Peninsula Pop Warner (East Bay Warriors)

• Head Coach (cheerleading) 2000 season • Asst. Coach in 2001 -- 2006 seasons

Cheerleading Coach
Oct 2003 - Jun 2004

Urban Promise Academy

Coach the squad Help coordinate the cheer program

Choreographer
Mar 1996 - Oct 2002

Various Places

Dance teacher/tutor with the National Junior Tennis League in Oakland March -- December 1996 Assistant director/choreographer for a musical revue April -- June 1997 Choreographer for Alpha Phi Omega (UC Berkeley) Fall 1997, Spring 1998, and Fall 1998 Assistant Coach (cheerleading) with Lakeview Elementary School 2001 -- 2002 season

Former Member
Aug 1991 - Jun 2002

Bishop O'Dowd H. S., Holy Names University, Merritt College, Vista College

High School -- Poetry And Film Club, Junior Statesmen Of America, Student Council, Campus Ministry Team, Retreat Team, Chorus, Cheerleading (mascot) College -- Gospel Choir, Chamber Singers, Poetry Club, Cheerleading, Inspirational Choir (Interim Director), Milvia Street Staff (Art/Literary Magazine)


Education

Associates Degree in General Curriculum
Aug 2001 - Jun 2003

Merritt College

Playwriting & Screnwriting
Aug 2000 - Jun 2002

Vista Community College (Now Berkeley Community College)


Languages

American Sign Language

Limited Proficiency

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certifications

First Aid/CPR/AED
Dec 2016

Red Cross


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