Mr. Fitzgerald Tutoring Math StudentAs our son struggled in his 8th grade algebra class, I wondered what we could do to help him. Jim Fitzgerald was recommended to us by a neighbor to tutor Lorenzo in this particular subject, and we could not be more pleased. Jim is punctual, professional, courteous, and established a therapeutic relationship with our middle school son. Lorenzo has improved approximately 15 percentage points since he began lessons with Jim only three short weeks ago. We, as a family, are very sad to learn that Jim will be moving out of our area. If any of you are reading this and wondering if hiring Jim is worth it, let me wholeheartedly assure you that it most definitely is worth every single penny. And let me also assure you that I am most definitely jealous of your opportunity.

Linda Mills, Parent, Temecula, CA

“I have observed, in my career of twenty-six years, only a select few that have performed assigned tasks in such a professional and committed manner. It is my observation that this young pioneer in the field of education is a true professional performing his duties with the utmost efficiency and ability. He is innovative and dynamic if the classroom, infusing his students with tremendous motivation and instilling in them an appetite for the joys of learning. He aids without disparagement and teaches by example and deed, as well as a textbook. “

Dr. Bettye Lusk, Monterey Peninsula Unified School District Board Trustee and former Principal of Seaside High School, Monterey, CA

“James Fitzgerald is an exemplary teacher and has been a great asset to El Sausal Middle School. James stood out from the crowd for his dedication to student achievement. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen anyone so willing to commit the extra time for students on a daily basis both at lunch and after school. He definitely goes the extra mile for students. As counselor having to make schedule changes, the students often plead with me to not to change their science class with Mr. Fitzgerald. It is the highest compliment that can be paid to a teacher. “

Arabella Sanchez, former Counselor, El Sausal Middle School, Salinas, CA

“As the former Science Department Head at Notre Dame High School for 20 years, I have rarely run across a more organized and energetic faculty member than James Fitzgerald. As far as science is concerned, James helped us with setting up Internet research parameters and techniques, as well as helping students use Excel graphing and statistical software that have allowed my students to be much more successful at the Monterey County Science Fair. “

Kim Robinson, Science Teacher, St. Anthony High School, Long Beach, CA

“James gave 110% to his teaching assignments. He willingly put in the extra hours necessary to make his lessons successful. He went to considerable trouble to set up alternative plans for students having difficulties. I was immediately impressed with his genuine concern for all the students in his class.”

Rick Masoni, Former Science Department Chair, Hollister, CA

“James is a very resourceful person who will take the initiative and go as far as possible. He has always given 150% of his time and energy to accomplish his visions. My child was fortunate to have had Mr. Fitzgerald as a science teacher. My son still remembers how enthusiastic he was in the classroom, and that enthusiasm was transferred to my son in respect to science.”

Janet Masuda, Parent and Teacher, Spreckels, CA

“I have been teaching at Graham for five years and have not seen a teacher that is a more positive force for student achievement. James is consistently striving to help every child succeed, which includes tutoring at lunch and after school, giving students opportunities to re-take quizzes and tests, meeting with parents, promptly grading and updating assessments, maintaining a personal website for homework assignments, and consistently checking in with students to gauge understanding or just ask them about their weekends.”

Derek Mulkey, Math Goal Team Leader and Teacher, Mountain View, CA

“James is enthusiastic and is passionate about issues and concerns. James greatest strength, I believe, is his determination; he puts his all into whatever he is involved with. James enthusiasm extends to involvement with and encouragement of others.”

Sally Donnelly, Executive Director of the Waldorf School, Santa Cruz, CA