Hello, I’m James! I hold a 4.0 GPA at Brown University and have numerous standardized test scores at the 99+ percentile. My test scores include a 35 on the ACT (36 in Math and 35 in English, Reading, and Science), and a 800 on the SAT Math Level II Subject Test. I’ve worked with over two hundred students on standardized tests and helped them achieve their goal scores, with them often increasing over 150 points on the SAT or 5 composite points on the ACT. Outside of test prep, I am also a math tutor as I’ve earned straight As in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
I am also passionate about college admissions, as I’ve helped many high school seniors on their personal statements, resumes, and supplemental essays. As someone who has gained admission to many of the nation’s top colleges such as Brown, Northwestern, Vanderbilt, Rice, Williams, and Amherst, I know exactly how to curate the perfect college application profile. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve success, whether it be in your school classwork, standardized tests, or college application advice.
My favorite subjects to tutor are SAT, ACT, Math, English, Reading and Writing.
I’ve worked with students of all ages, ranging from first graders to adult learners. Whether it’s learning how to add fractions or cracking trigonometric identities on the SAT - I’m ready to teach it to you with a smile. Regarding my tutoring style - I always look forward to establishing goals during our first session. Each session thereafter will be structured to maximize our ability to reaching our goal. Through practice problems, full-length official tests, and concept-driven questions, I will ensure that you will have the greatest chance at achieving academic success.
I personalize and tailor my tutor approach to each student’s strengths and weaknesses.
One of my ACT students, who came to me to help increase his math score, was full of doubt and always questioned himself throughout our sessions. “Sorry, I’m just too stupid for this,” was a common remark he made during our first session. For all my students, I always firmly state that “stupid” and “sorry” are not words that I know nor allow. Mistakes are welcomed and embraced during our sessions - after all, humans are intrinsically programmed to make mistakes and grow and learn from them. After learning the math concepts that I taught him, my student gained confidence in himself and scored a perfect 36 on the ACT math section on test day. This is just one example of many and I am excited for you to create your own success story with me.
Outside of my passion for tutoring math and standardized tests, I am an avid musician. In high school, I was a First Violinist of the NAfME All-National Orchestra and the Associate Concertmaster of the Connecticut All-State Orchestra. At Brown, I continue my love for violin as I am a Brown University Orchestra First Violinist and also a part of the executive board that manages the orchestra, fundraises for events, and plans logistics. I also love to swim - I’ve earned an individual medal at the New England Prep School Swimming Championships. At Brown, I hold many advisory positions such as being a First Year Peer Advisor where I help first-years acclimate to college. If you have any questions about applying to college, adjusting to college life, and academics, I am always here to help.
Middle School Math
Common Core Math
Test Prep K-12 Subjects:
ELA Subjects I teach:
Common Core English
Ap English Lit & Comp
AP English Language & Comp
College Essay Writing
Spelling Bee Prep
One of the students that I extensively focused on the ACT Reading section improved his Reading score from the mid-20s to a perfect 36.