James Geddes

James G.

San Diego, CA

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James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 17 and special needs

Teaching since:
September 1981

Over the last 34 years I've taught students in both public and private schools. I received my Teaching Credential in 1981 and substitute taught for several years in San Diego County. I earned a BA in History from University California Riverside in 1989 and began teaching elementary school in 1990. I received my Masters Degree in education in 2002 where I was also certified as a Reading Specialist. I've enjoyed helping students become better readers and improve their writing skills. Personally, I enjoy playing golf, reading and developing new friendships.


Substitute Teacher
Nov 2016 - Present
Vista Unified School District

Carry out all duties associated with a substitute teacher in the district.

Substitute Teacher
Jan 2015 - Feb 2017
North County Coastal Substitute Consortium

Carried out all the duties of a substitute teacher at the elementary school level.

Academic Recovery Teacher
Apr 2006 - Jun 2010
Options for Youth

Worked with high school students at risk academically in an independent study environment.

Sep 1990 - Jun 2000
Riverside Unified School District

Taught 5th grade from 1990-1993 and 2nd grade from 1993-2000.


MA Reading and Language Arts
Jun 2000 - Dec 2002
San Diego State University
Feb 1987 - Aug 1989
University California Riverside
Teaching Credential
Feb 1980 - Jun 1981
San Diego State University


NCAA Division I Track and Field Championship participant.
Jun 1976
San Diego State University

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Ready to assist children to become better readers and writers.


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David H. Aug 2, 2015
Writing · In home

I have worked with James on several projects over the past 2 years. He is wonderful with children, and has a talent for the written word. He puts a great deal of thought and passion into his teaching, and into presenting material in a way that suits the student. I thoroughly recommend James as a teacher.

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