A Wilton resident for two decades, Jim Murphy of Edgewater Drive has dedicated more than 17 years of his life to perfecting what he calls \u201ca more intuitive way of teaching.\u201d After getting an undergraduate degree in engineering physics at Princeton University and a master\u2019s degree in electrical engineering concentrating in semiconductor physics at Stanford University, Mr. Murphy found himself working for Phillips Research Laboratories in Silicon Valley as a research engineer. There, among other things, he developed enhanced integrated circuit models for a simulation program called \u201cESPICE,\u201d which models monetary flow in economic analysis. After three years, Mr. Murphy scored a position at investment firm Goldman Sachs as a strategist, where he developed a computer-based options trading system, which included a risk analysis program and a quoting program. Between 1982 and 2006, Mr. Murphy was vice president of Solomon Brothers-Phibro Energy Division in Greenwich and president of Commsoft Inc. in Wilton. However, Mr. Murphy\u2019s true calling was always teaching. \u201cAnything that I ever did on Wall Street I never got a feeling of accomplishment from,\u201d he said. \u201cAs a tutor, I\u2019m taking students struggling with material and making a difference.\u201d For the last 17 years, Mr. Murphy has tutored high school and college students in Fairfield County, and has done so exclusively since 2006 through his business, College Bound Tutoring. He has taught students in math and science courses ranging from high-school level statistics to SAT subject tests to college-level trigonometry courses. \u201cI teach above and beyond what [my students] are doing in class,\u201d said Mr. Murphy, \u201cI always try to explain to them exactly how it works. It\u2019s not all about the grades, it\u2019s about understanding. I\u2019m not happy when a student gets an A and knows the \u2018how,\u2019 I\u2019m happy when a student get a B and can tell me the \u2018why.\u2019 This student could show me how to do it 10 years from now if I knocked on their door. That\u2019s my goal.\u201d Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, or 203-762-9081.