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JAMES WITT PHD


I love helping kids discover their innate intelligence and feel that confidence, which enables them to know in their hearts they can

accomplish almost anything.  My success has come by using a completely unique system that enables people to learn how to teach

themselves in any subject.  I have worked as an educational therapist/tutor for over 25 years, from my offices in Los Angeles, to

Sedona and literally all over the country via webams. My clients have ranged from the rich and famous such as: The Coppola Clan,

The Gettys, Bob Dylan, Josh Groban, Michael Keaton, Hugh Hefner, Anna Paquin, Tom Petty, Jaclyn Smith etc.,to extraordinary

kids from every socioeconomic group.  



MASTER TUTOR

My system of tutoring had its genesis during my dissertation.  Subsequently, I conducted my postdoctoral research at UCLA in the Education/Psychology Departments at UCLA--I studied the unique ways in which people acquire, process, and apply information. This was the genesis of a unique system I developed that enables people to teach themselves in any subject.


In 1992, UCLA hired me under the aegis of PROJECT C.U.E.S.  L.A. Mayor Bradley and UCLA Chancellor Charles Young had arranged a grant for Project C.U.E.S. to develop programs to provide educational and psychological services to inner city families.  I developed the educational portion and was responsible for training over 3,000 tutors/year in my techniques to help high school students become more successful in school.



TEST PREPARATION:  IB EXAM (math, English, history, science, and fine arts) SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, MILLER ANALOGIES, ISEE, LSAT, CPA EXAM, MSAT, MENSA, CLEP, GMAT, AZ PSYCHOLOGY LICENSING EXAM

High School:  Study Skills, all levels of: math and science, English, writing, history, social studies, IB math, IB science, and ESL. Third year foreign language in French and Spanish. First year level in Latin, Japanese, and Greek.

University level:  College mathematics, Chemical Engineering, anthropology, anatomy and psychology, English composition, comparative literature, political science.

Over the years, I have trained thousands of tutors in my unique system of tutoring.

However, I personally work with a select number of students online.

Subject areas of expertise in which I have worked

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have.  I have absolute confidence in my abilities.  Try a session, if your student does not feel it was of exceptional help, then the session is free

GENESIS OF MY UNIQUE METHOD

COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


{}EDUCATIONAL THERAPIST


1. HEAD OF THE CLASS TUTORING

Sole proprietor of tutoring and educational therapy business located in Westwood and West Los Angeles employing a dozen tutors and therapists ranging from UCLA undergraduates and graduate students to experienced high school teachers and university professors. Regardless of their previous training, all were trained in my unique method of study skills and tutoring.  They tutored students in all subjects at the high school level.

2. PRIVATE PRACTICE AS AN EDUCATIONAL THERAPIST

Conducted private practice in Westwood, Brentwood and Bel Air, California.

Elementary: Worked with students in all subject areas. Many of my clients were distinguished as rich and famous, i.e. Josh Groban, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Jakob Dylan, Michael Keaton, Hugh Hefner, The Getty Clan, The Coppola Clan, Meshulam Riklis, Jaclyn Smith, Anna Pacquin,

High School:  All levels of:  math and science, English, writing, history, social studies, IB math, IB science, and ESL. Third year foreign language in French and Spanish. First year level in Latin, Japanese, and Greek.

University level:  College mathematics, Chemical Engineering, anthropology, anatomy and psychology, English composition, comparative literature, political science.

3. TEST PREPARATION:  

IB EXAM (math, English, history, science, and fine arts) SAT, ACT, TOEFL, GRE, MILLER ANALOGIES, ISEE, LSAT, CPA EXAM, MSAT, MENSA, CLEP, GMAT, AZ PSYCHOLOGY LICENSING EXAM


LECTURER


National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics- innovative methods of teaching various disciplines of mathematics at the high school level

Western States Conference Teachers of Mathematics

State and Regional conferences in CA for the Teachers of Mathematics

Chicago Principals Conference

National Physicians and Surgeons Conference—effective communication techniques for interactions with colleagues and patients.

PTA and PTO conferences around the U.S—study skills workshops targeting parents so they could become more effective in helping their children in the educational process.


WORKSHOPS (S.U.C.C.E.S.S. WORKSHOPS)


Developed and conducted workshops for students and teachers.

Los Angeles Unified School District

Chicago Public School District

Philadelphia School District

National Association of Teachers of Mathematics

Tempe High School District

Verde Valley School (1994)

Private schools throughout Los Angeles (i.e. Windward High School, John Thomas Dye, Westland, Brentwood, Harvard-Westlake)


Developed and Implemented Training Workshops For Other Professionals

American Association of Physicians and Surgeons- for better communication between themselves and their patients and between their colleagues.

Chicago Principals Association

Various PTA and PTO organizations in Los Angeles and Scottsdale.  

     1.     Designed and implemented workshops for parents to help them understand the unique way they and their children think and learn.

     2.     Designed and implemented workshops to teach parents and children more effective communication skills.



CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS



          Writing curriculum in a variety of areas:

1.  Designed physical education curriculum for grades one through eight.

2. Designed music and theater curriculum for grades one through eight.

3. Designed mathematics curriculum for grades four through six.



BUSINESS CONSULTANT  


Devised programs for various businesses, tailored to solve and/or prevent problems-  engineering corporation that manufactured and sold electronic filters, Chinese herbal import company, Chinese ball bearing corporation facilitating worldwide distribution, and retail businesses, et al.


AUTHOR


In the late 1980s I was approached by Art Block of Glencoe Publishing to write textbooks for hire. I continued this endeavor for several years.  Two of my own books have been published in the US  I have sold articles and special features to such periodicals as The Arizona Republic, Cowboys and Indians Magazine, Sedona Magazine, and The Sonoran.  One of my screenplays was sold as an option to Schwartzman Productions.  Over the years I have been represented by three separate literary agencies, and I have written and a dozen books, both fiction and non-fiction.


After this project was completed, UCLA engaged me to create films based on my techniques so their own managers could train new volunteers each year.  Those films are still being used today- which have trained tens of thousands of tutors for 23 grant programs of the Student Service Commission, including Los Barrios, The Watts Project, and the California Prison Literacy Project, just to name a few. I have refined this method over the years through working with thousands of successful students in my offices in Los Angeles, Sedona, and online throughout the United States.