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Our daughter worked with James directly for several months prior to taking the June ACT and as a result of the lessons including one-on-one sessions and follow-up work, her score jumped 10 points! I highly recommend James and his team!!!!Jun 21, 2018Verified
We couldn’t be more pleased! My daughter needed 2 more points on her ACT to get into the honors college. I googled ACT instructors and received many emails. James’s email was very professional and he responded back very quickly. We live in Iowa and James lives in New York. All classes with my daughter were done online using FaceTime. James never billed without asking first. If you’re looking for an ACT/SAT instructor, I would highly recommend James. We found out this morning, 12/19/2017, when test results were posted, that my daughter actually went up 3 points and made it into honors college. This saved us literally thousands of dollars. Thank you, JanelleDec 20, 2017Verified
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- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?At the first lesson, we like to meet with both the student and the parents (if possible) to discuss the test preparation process. We introduce the student to the test, take a look at results from any past tests they have taken, and together, we figure out where improvements can be made. Each student is unique, so we try to address the student's personal concerns about the test or subject he or she needs help with. Then we work from there to achieve the desired results.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I had top scores when I took the ACT and SAT. I went through the test preparation process myself. I hold a Master of Fine Arts in writing. I was mentored by some of the best writers in Los Angeles, including Academy Award nominee Leonard Schrader. This background has given me a unique way of approaching writing and the college application essay. I share this perspective with my students and also with my instructors. I also trained with many different tutoring companies over the years before I started my own business. My instructors and I continue to develop new methods and tools to give our students.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?I am proud of all of my students and their achievements. I am especially proud when a student raises his or her grades or test scores significantly during our time together. I had a student who was failing math when I met him. He also had very low scores on the SAT. Over the course of a year, we worked together to turn this around. He improved his math grade tremendously and raised his SAT score over 400 points. He went on to attend Auburn University, one of his top choices for college. We still keep in touch.