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James Z.

Experienced Tutor - Undergrad at Harvard

Cambridge, MA (02138)

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Hello and welcome to my profile! I am a graduate of St. John's High School and a rising sophomore at Harvard College. I graduated valedictorian of my high school class, and I was chosen as a 2013 Telegram & Gazette Student Achiever, representing St. John's. I like math and science, and am happy to tutor in math, chemistry, physics, economics, and SAT prep. I plan to concentrate in Applied Mathematics at Harvard. I am a member of the Harvard rowing team and Harvard's Veritas Financial Group. I will be in Shrewsbury until August.

I received the following scores, which are evidence of my qualifications:

Math: 800 SAT Math, 5 AP BC Calculus, A in Multivariable Calculus (Harvard), A in Linear Algebra and Differential Equations (Harvard)
Physics: 800 SAT II Physics, 5 AP Physics B, 5 AP Physics C (Both mechanics and E&M), A in Introductory Mechanics (Harvard)
Chemistry: 800 SAT II Chemistry, and 5 AP Chemistry.
Economics: A in Introductory Microeconomics (Harvard), A in Introductory Macroeconomics (Harvard)

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James’s subjects

Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics
SAT Writing
Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, Economics, Geometry, Physics, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Writing
Basketball, Fitness
Corporate Training:
Economics, Spanish, Statistics

Algebra 1

I got an 800 SAT I Math, and 5 on the BC Calculus.

Algebra 2

I scored a 5 on the AP BC Calculus exam. I scored an 800 on the SAT portion of the math exam. At Harvard, I received an A in multivariable calculus and an A in linear algebra and differential equations. I am concentrating in applied math.

American History

800/800 SAT II U.S. History
5/5 AP U.S. History


AP Calculus BC: 5/5
AP Calculus AB subscore: 5/5
SAT I Math: 800/800


800/800 SAT II Chemistry
5/5 AP Chemistry


I was recruited to Harvard for rowing: I can coach erging technique and supervise workouts, assign workouts, look at results, and suggest how to move forward. I can help improve erg times for college recruiting. The best time to lower erg times for recruiting is between the spring of sophomore year and the summer going into senior year. I am experienced with the expectations of coaches, both athletically and academically. A fast erg score can make you an (even more) outstanding college applicant!


800/800 SAT II Physics
5/5 AP Physics B
Currently taking AP Physics C

SAT Math

800/800 SAT I Math
5/5 AP Calculus BC


I have studied Spanish since the sixth grade, and I scored a 5/5 on the AP Spanish Exam in 2013. I enjoy working with students on learning introductory Spanish.


I scored a 5/5 on the AP Statistics exam in 2013.

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Harvard University (Applied Mathematics)

Patient, intelligent, and very encouraging — James is my son's first tutor. He is extremely knowledgeable, patient, and he always thinks of different varieties of helpful ways to help my child improve on his SAT writing and SAT math. In merely a short period of time, my son shows significant improvements on problem comprehension and problem solving. My son feels extremely confident in taking his next SAT after this month of tutoring by James ...

— Gangchen from Shrewsbury, MA on 7/29/14

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Standard Hourly Fee: $100.00

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James will travel within 2 miles of Cambridge, MA 02138.

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