Julia from Pembroke, MA on 3/27/14
I started working with James in February to prepare for the March SAT, and right from the beginning he was nothing but helpful. James was easy to get in contact with and always got back to me right away. He was able to meet my tight schedule just weeks before the exam! I only had four sessions with him before I took the SAT, and he worked with me through each of the three sections several times, providing me with strategies I had never thought of on my own that undoubtedly helped me on the test. He was cognizant of my goal to score over a 2,000 and gave me all the information and strategy he could to help me achieve it- and I did! James is personable, easy to connect with, and very, very helpful; I highly recommend him!
Stephanie from Hanover, MA on 2/12/14
James has been tutoring my daughter in Pre-Calculus. He has been amazing. My daughter's grades have improved immensely, and more importantly she actually understands what she is doing. He has been very flexible with scheduling and has also started helping my daughter and friends with AP environmental science. I highly recommend James for tutoring anyone!
"Relates very well to kids and makes learning fun"
Annemarie from Norwell, MA on 2/12/14
James is a wonderful math tutor. My son has gained confidence in his math abilities since working with James. James has given my son strategies to use when approaching math concepts that have proven successful. He relates well to kids, is always punctual and makes homework time if less stressful. I recommend James highly.
"Great Tutor! Very organized and thorough!"
Chris from Duxbury, MA on 1/30/14
My son has been meeting with James for almost a month (so we're still newbies), but James has been wonderful -- very detailed and structured but also very patient! We are looking forward to continuing to work with him!!!
"Very Good Tutor!"
Dave from Kingston, MA on 9/15/13
James is a good teacher. I had been away from formal math education for over twenty years, and jumping into college level algebra was very difficult. James is patient, thorough, and knows the subject well. I highly recommend James as a math tutor. I am planning on getting through the remainder of this course without assistance, but if I need help, I will call James again.
Coleen from Scituate, MA on 8/17/13
This summer James helped my 9th and 10th grade sons to prepare for their algebra 2 and geometry classes for the upcoming year. James was very knowledgeable, patient, always on time and easy to contact. I highly recommend James as a math tutor.
Katie from Hull, MA on 8/15/13
James has a way of explaining things in a way that is easy to understand. He is very knowledgeable; he knows all the little tricks to help make math as painless as possible, ie: he knows a lot of shortcuts & acronyms to help with remembering and solving. Over the course of tutoring for the math portion of the GRE he has introduced me to a very helpful website that is great for practicing. I feel more confident about math now after having James tutor me. Aside from that, he is easy to talk to and has a good sense of humor! I highly recommend him as a tutor.
Caralie from Duxbury, MA on 7/29/13
James has been amazing with my 17 year old son in helping him prep for the SAT's and ACT's. His knowledge of the test content, test-taking strategies and how to interpret the scores to improve performance is outstanding! He was able to really pinpoint what my son's trouble areas were and help him to work on those. He even prepared a thorough study guide for us to take on spring break with us, so my son could make good use of travel time! James' laid back style, sense of humor and ease in relating to his students is really impressive...I just wish I'd known about him three years ago!
Julie from Hanson, MA on 7/24/13
We have nothing but good things to say about James M. He is prompt, he communicates well with me, he is very likable. My kids have warmed up to him very quickly and they are 14 and 17 - tough ages to make a good impression upon. The help he has given my boys have been reflected in their test scores and work ethic. Would I recommend James?? Absolutely.
"Thorough and effective tutor."
Barbara from Plymouth, MA on 6/26/13
My daughter worked with James for the spring on Algebra 2. He is very professional in booking times, arriving promptly and organizing work but also personable in a way that teenagers can relate to. My daughter does not like math but did not complain about going to her tutoring sessions. Her grades showed definite improvement due to the time she spent working with James.
"Better than I could've hoped for!"
Melanie from Carver, MA on 6/12/13
James agreed to tutor my 14 yr old son who is in 8th grade. He skipped pre-algebra and went right into algebra which resulted in him struggling all year. He was not very receptive to tutoring but when his "C" turned into a low "F", I had to try something. The best way to explain how great James is at tutoring is to share my son's last 4 grades: Test 43 (retook and improved to 54), quiz 58. After meeting with James only twice for a total of about 3 hours: Quiz 100, Test 90! He now has a "B", is so proud of himself and has the self confidence he needed. I will never hesitate again. At the first sign of struggle, I am calling James!!
Jeanne from Marshfield, MA on 2/26/13
James helped our son prepare to take the ASVAB test for a career in the military. James's support and encouragement helped our son's confidence in test taking. I was amazed at his ability to pick up on his weaknesses and find a way to address these issues gracefully. He is truly a gifted tutor!
Molly from Marshfield, MA on 2/18/13
I really don't have anything bad to say about James. From the second James walked into my house, with his huge big smile on his face from the look in his eyes I knew he knew what he is doing and that he loves working with students. On our first session I showed him 5 of the biggest books for my classes and then he looked at me and we got right to work. I have made so many mistakes while tutoring with James but he has always found a way to fix it so next time I will do better then before. He has all theses websites he shows me so I can get better in math or grammar. Even if we talk about our weekend plans for 5 or 6 minutes that times is quickly changed into working on an essay or even just fixing math problems. Our hour and half goes by way to fast James some night is nice enough to stay an extra 5 or 10 minutes so so we can finish an the sentence we are on. James is great guy and a amazing tutor.