"Awesome is the word!"
- RJ, Lanham, MD on 11/10/14
If you are looking for a genuinely down to earth math tutor who can work with just about anyone who needs help, then you are looking for Mr. James. The first day he tutored our son we knew we selected the right tutor. After he left the session our son age 11 said, "Mom I really like this guy"! That was music to my ears. Mr. James is able to assess your child's weaknesses quickly, and he works to develop methods to instruct your child based on their learning style and needs. He is serious about not only getting your child up to speed on math but also working on your child being prepared for their tutoring session, prepared for class, and being organized. He is patient yet firm which is needed and appreciated. We are very pleased with our choice in selecting Mr. James as our son's math tutor.
- Dionna, Hanover, MD on 11/21/14
James is smarter than my math teacher! Willing to work flexible hours. Encouraging at all times! The best investment ever.
"Best Geometry Tutor!"
- June, Upper Marlboro, MD on 11/4/14
Thank you so much for tutoring my son in geometry. The tutor, James B. was on time, could relate well with my son and explained concepts well. He helped my son pull his grade up and my son passed geometry. He is the very best geometry tutor.
"Excellent math tutor"
- MIchelle, Bowie, MD on 10/27/14
Excellent tutor that is very knowledgeable . Our 5th grade son felt very comfortable learning from James. We will continue to have him tutor our son in the future.
"James....To the Rescue!"
- Zion, Bowie, MD on 10/23/14
James is an excellent tutor, very patient, responsive and well qualified. He has made a significant difference in my son's confidence and understanding of Algebra 2/Trig concepts and application. He has gone the extra mile to implement tools to assist in organization and follow through. James has also given me peace of mind knowing that my son will be successful!
- Anthony, Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/10/14
James met with our son for the first time yesterday and we couldn't have been any more pleased. My son immediately felt very comfortable with James and really enjoyed working with him. He was extremely patient, very encouraging and positive, and went above and beyond to make sure that my son understood the material that they were working on.
My son now feels very comfortable with a big exam that he is having today in Geometry thanks to James. James stayed past the allotted scheduled time to help our son and we were very thankful and appreciative of this and it really spoke to James's passion and commitment to ensuring that our son is successful in Geometry. We highly recommend James. He exceeded our expectations. We look forward to having James work with our son.
"Amazing transformation to an A in HONORS precalculus!!"
- Tamara, Edgewater, MD on 8/20/14
Prompt, professional, amiable. It is obvious Mr. James has a passion for mathematics and tutoring. He is student centered and quickly developed a rapport. My son enjoyed his first session and informed me that Mr. James made the concepts easy to understand, which was a completely different experience than the classroom.
From the first meeting, I felt Mr. James was invested in my son's ultimate success. My son had essentially given up on precalculus when we contracted Mr. James. With just a few weeks left in the quarter my son increased a failing score to a 74%. He had a new can-do attitude in a course he had felt completely helpless and unmotivated in.
We continued with Mr. James for second semester. My son continued utilizing study habits emphasized by Mr. James such as utilizing the textbook, decreasing dependence on the calculator, and patience in problem solving. My son soared to an A in HONORS precalculus for the second semester including an A in the final exam! Math has never been a favored subject for him but his confidence and capability have soared!
We feel very fortunate to have found him and plan to continue to utilize his services over the summer for SAT/ACT mathematics preparation, as well as for his next mathematics course in the fall. I highly recommend Mr. James without reservation.
"Enthusiastic Tutor Who Works With You"
- Sharon, Bowie, MD on 8/20/14
James has been excellent every step of the way. He is tutoring my son in SAT Math. He is very patient, engaging, and makes math exciting and fun. Even after a full day of football practice, my son is enthusiastic about working with James. He works with your schedule and his love for tutoring is evident. So glad I found him! I see now why he is in high demand.
"Well Worth The Wait!"
- Simone, Upper Marlboro, MD on 8/18/14
It took some time to finally get on Mr. B's schedule. We waited patiently for several months until a slot became available. Our 12 year old and 14 year old actually look forward to their sessions with Mr. B and are disappointed when they are over. He has shown them ways to expand their thinking about various concepts they previously tried to avoid. It has truly been a wonderful and rewarding experience working with Mr. B.
"Mr. B. - super tutor!"
- Leslie, Bowie, MD on 8/18/14
Once again, Mr. B. completed a very helpful and beneficial math review session with my son. Mr. B. was punctual and organized and spent quality time with my son in reviewing math problems and questions/confusion my son had.
"Excellent Tutor "
- Letitia, Bowie, MD on 7/28/14
I am so glad that we found this tutor. Math has always one of my favorite subjects, but I don't explain the concepts very well to my child. Mr. James is patient and explains math in a way that my child understands. I appreciate that he took the time to learn gaps in my son's abilities and has a plan to address them.
"Very Patient and Encouraging"
- Shawn, Upper Marlboro, MD on 6/8/14
James has been an excellent tutor for my son who is a sophomore in high school. Honors Algebra II has been a challenging subject, but James has patiently walked through the material so that my son could understand it. We would not have gotten through this year without him. I highly recommend James for any student having trouble with math.
- Cecilia, Bowie, MD on 5/11/14
He was very punctual. He was a great tutor for the first two lessons. Our third lesson he wasn't able to assist with the problems presented. He stated that my daughter spent a lot of time trying to work a word problem but I felt as a tutor he should have stopped the lesson if he was unable to figure out the problem after 15 minutes. I was still pleased with his professionalism until I notified him that we no longer needed his service. He appeared defensive and sent unnecessary responses. I decided not to respond further after the second text message.
James replied on 5/16/2014
Ms. Cecilia, I thank you for the positive comments you have supplied, but some of your other comments left me shaking my head.
(1) In response to your comment "When I notified him that we no longer needed his service. He appeared defensive," ... Note at that time you indicated to me that I said to you, "I don't tutor Pre-Calculus", which is simply not true. I corrected you on that false statement. So I was merely correcting a false statement that you made about me. Also, I would have expected services to end after your daughter's final, which in your case, was less than a week away. At the time, I had clients on a waiting list for a slot. Your slot was filled on the same day you vacated it, so for you to imply that I had a problem with you ending services 1 session earlier than I was already expecting, makes no sense.
(2) In response to the comment "he should have stopped the lesson if he was unable to figure out the problem after 15 minutes," ... you were not charged 1 penny for the time I spent trying to figure out 2 very complicated word problems pertaining to hyperboles. You were billed only for 30 minutes of a session that lasted more than an hour. You received FREE time for all 3 of your sessions with me, including 40 minutes of free time at the initial session. So I have been MORE THAN FAIR with you on tutoring time billed to you.
(3) In response to the comment "he sent unnecessary responses," all messages sent to you were appropriate and professional, content-wise. I was simply trying to provide your daughter with access to a resource who tutors advanced math courses. You did not ask for this, but I felt the need to offer it to you anyway, since your daughter's finals were coming up the following week. I confirmed that the resource provided was able to readily assist you. It is most unfortunate for your daughter that you chose not to even contact him. Most clients in a similar situation would have been eager and happy to receive contact info for other tutors who could assist. A true professional will go above and beyond the call of duty to help clients, as I have tried (unsuccessfully) to do for you.
I realize that my actions will not always be interpreted correctly, and that my efforts to assist or to offer free time to clients, will not always be appreciated. I also realize that some clients have an unreal expectation that a tutor should immediately know how to work every math problem presented, which is most unfortunate. Tutors are human.
- Carlton, Upper Marlboro, MD on 5/5/14
He is very adept at sizing up the needs of the student and suggesting ways to get the best from the student. He has been instrumental in helping my son.
- Komita, Lanham, MD on 4/28/14
James B. tutored my 11th grade daughter taking pre-calculus. After the very first tutoring session, my daughter came out smiling and excited that she finally understood some key areas that she was not grasping in school. Her test/quiz score improved just after the very first session. Based off the feedback from my daughter, I would recommend James as a tutor in a heartbeat.
- Markos, Ellicott City, MD on 3/22/14
James is a very helpful, well organized and great tutor. He is very mature and always eager to help students. I really appreciate his effort to help my boys in math.
- Lecia, Bowie, MD on 3/19/14
Mr. B. is a top notch professional. He is professional, prompt, and passionate about his subject. I find him very knowledgeable and willing to spend extra time to help my son understand the problems. His efforts are very much appreciated.
My family and I are thrilled at the progress made by my son. We appreciate the extra time spent by Mr. B. to make sure that my son understands the concepts behind the problems. His extra efforts have ensured my son's success this school year. Mr. B. is all about excellence and it shows in each lesson. I can't thank him enough.
"Great Tutor, Patient, and a Joy to Work With!"
- Lisa, Bowie, MD on 3/18/14
James has been an excellent tutor for my son. My son is in the 10th grade and struggled greatly in algebra and geometry. Since James has been working with him, his grades have improved. He actually had an "E" in both classes. However, on his 2nd quarter progress report, he had a "C" in Geometry and a "B" in Algebra.
Last week, he received a "B" on a Geometry test. His grade continues to improve. Working with James has given him the knowledge and confidence to raise his grade. James is very courteous, on time, and easy to communicate with. He has a bright personality and breaks down the lessons so that they can be more easily understood. My son enjoys working with him and I see the progress he's making.
"James is our math savior!!"
- Kelly, Crofton, MD on 2/16/14
With three weeks to go before mid-terms my son was failing Algebra. He needed to pull his grade up to stay on track for graduation this June. James helped him do that. My son got his grade up to a "C" which is a miracle considering they only had two weeks to do it. Better yet my son got an 86 "B" on his midterm which again is a miracle because he's never done well on exams. We owe so much to James!!!
- Alisha, Fort Washington, MD on 1/27/14
My daughter has been without a Geometry teacher for over a month. Instead of waiting for the school system to take action, I decided to. My daughter has had three sessions with James. He is always prompt and courteous but more importantly, he is very knowledgeable in the subject matter and has been able to make a connection with my daughter (which is very hard to do). I'm so impressed, I plan to have James assist my daughter with all of her math courses through high school (including SAT's.)
"Excellent at his craft!"
- Susan, Bowie, MD on 1/5/14
Though my son needed a tutor, I was hesitant about seeking the services of one -- everyone who says he is a tutor, is not necessarily so. Finding Mr. James was definitely a blessing. My son's math grades were less than desirable. He was trying his absolute best, but he could not "catch a break." With each failing grade he received, his confidence ebbed away. The failures that he was experiencing in Math lead to some issues in other classes. That quickly changed for the positive, my son completed the first trimester with a B in Math and he also earned a spot on the honor role. Mr. James is a knowledgeable Math tutor, and adding to that quality, he is patient. He responds to text messages in a timely manner and is punctual. After each session, he provides feedback on what was covered in that session and he also provides suggestions on what should be worked on to solidify what was learned.
As my son continues to excel in Math, his confidence continues to grow. The sky is the limit!
- Tizita, Bowie, MD on 1/5/14
Loves teaching and you can tell he enjoys seeing his student get the subject! My son loves how he breaks down the course and makes it fun to learn! Always reachable too. Great person overall!
- Sheryl, Bowie, MD on 12/29/13
James is a excellent Math tutor. He has patience and is always prompt. He takes his time and uses practical analogies in explaining concepts. My son's math grade has gone from a C to an A. I highly recommend James as your math tutor, you won't be disappointed.
- A, Bowie, MD on 12/22/13
James has tutored me in Algebra ll. Before receiving his help, I had little to no understanding of some concepts and immediately after the first lesson I understood on a level that I could not grasp based on instruction in class. I have received only 90s and above on every test, quiz, and other assignments since tutoring with James. I highly recommend him!
"Great Accommodating Tutor"
- Shelandra, Fort Washington, MD on 12/19/13
Mr. B was a great tutor. He was always very interesting and managed to find a way to help me remember the different theorems and postulates. He was very patient and would do anything he could in order to make sure I understood the material. I strongly recommend him to anybody looking for a great geometry tutor.
Mr. B was very accommodating. No matter what emergencies, including traffic, arose, he made sure to keep the appointment. He was wonderful in recognizing my sons strengths, and made those such a big deal that my son worked hard to strengthen his weak areas. Due to Mr. B's time and attention, my son improved his math performance by a full letter grade.
"Patient and Professional"
- Terri, Bowie, MD on 11/13/13
Mr. James has been working with our son in the area of Trigonometry. We have been working with Mr. James for almost 2 school years. His detailed, descriptive summaries keep us informed on what is covered in each session. He has never hesitated to put our minds at ease with his consistent communication and has made sure to answer any of our concerns regarding our son's progress. Mr. James has always been honest with us in regards to our son's efforts, even when those efforts have been less than expected. Our son is a smart and capable young man who has not been working to his full potential, until now. Mr. James has a way of making him realize that he has the ability to be great at whatever he does. Our son received an 80% in his math class this quarter and I know it was because of all the hard work, patience, and encouragement that was given by Mr. James. I am truly thankful to have found Mr. James, his professionalism, knowledge of mathematics and teaching methods are outstanding!
"Very helpful and caring tutor"
- Lisa, Bowie, MD on 9/19/13
Mr. James is a very enthusiastic and caring tutor. He went above and beyond to coach and teach my daughter Algebra II. He sent supplemental material and information on his off time to help her with her future studies in math. Everyone comes to the table with different abilities, talents, and weaknesses. Mr. James understands that. He is very patient and effective, even with those who feel intimidated by math.
"Mr. B's drive and resourcefulness are worth mentioning!"
- Danielle, Washington, DC on 7/8/13
It is with great pleasure that I write this testimonial and recommendation of our family’s support of Mr. James B. of “WyzAnt’s Tutoring Program”! Mr. B. has an unmatched commitment to each child’s success and a positive attitude towards them learning. His drive and resourcefulness are worth mentioning and I recommend Mr. B. as a tutor without hesitation.
- Jonathan, Scottsdale, AZ on 6/25/13
I was visiting the Washington, D.C. area for just 10 days and my son needed help completing an Algebra 2 online course. James contacted us in a timely manner and provided excellent instruction for my son. He went out of his way to meet as often as we wished and he accommodated our schedule without any hesitation. We are very grateful to him and highly recommend his services. My son believes that his work ethic has improved and will keep improving thanks to James.
- Valorae, Cheltenham, MD on 6/21/13
We are really appreciative of the math tutoring our son has received this year from Mr. B. He was committed to making sure our son knew one level before moving on to the next. My child always understood the math concepts after his sessions. Mr. B is passionate about math. As a teacher and homeschooling parent, I understand the importance of having a passion to teach. We will definitely be utilizing his services next semester.
- Tracie, Bowie, MD on 6/20/13
I have been extremely pleased to have Mr B. work with my son in Algebra 2. He has been very patient, accommodating, professional and diligent in working to assist my son in learning the subject matter. He has gone above and beyond his duties to ensure that he gets it by donating time and attention so that he shows improvement in the subject matter. He is a great tutor and eager to serve.
"Highly Recommended and Favored Tutor!"
- Tonya, District Heights, MD on 6/19/13
James, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the tutoring you offered my son. You have help him gain an understanding of Geometry that nobody else was able to do which reflected in his homework and test scores. In addition, you were able to jump right in and give him the assistance he needed with his Algebra too. I thank God for the knowledge he has given you and the fact that you are using it to help others.
- CARLAH, Upper Marlboro, MD on 6/4/13
It has been a real pleasure having you to work with our son (and daughter in a pinch). His scores and confidence have soared. We are well pleased with your methods of teaching, patience, and honest caring about student needs and doing a job well with heart.
Our plans are to keep in touch and look forward to working with you in the near future. We have a new Highschooler!
Enjoy your summer as much as you can!
"James really does love Math! "
- Greg, Pasadena, MD on 5/20/13
Great Tutor - Not only is James a patient tutor, he has a great sense of humor. He stayed up very late with my daughter to be sure she caught up on her work. He makes sure my daughters can work through the entire problem themselves before moving on. He looks out for you.
Update 5/18/13: Our daughter just passed her college Algebra class with the grade she was looking for, thanks, in large part to James. James was extremely accommodating with her as far as scheduling during the last few weeks of class as she prepared for her final. He made sure she understood the concepts before she moved on so that she felt confident for her exam, and, in fact, that is exactly what happened. Honestly, he was the perfect tutor and we have and would recommend him to anyone.
"Great tutor who really cares and it shows! "
- Chris, Upper Marlboro, MD on 4/29/13
You are helping my son with not only his math but his confidence. Here's what he told me as we walked to our car following our first session with you, "Dad, I feel smarter". To hear him say that is very special. Now that we have a few more sessions under our belts, it is great to see that he continues to feel this way. His confidence and grades continue to grow. In fact, I met with his math teacher yesterday and she shared very nice compliments about his improvement, one of which being that he is now helping his classmates to understand some concepts. Thank you for really caring, being patient and even humorous at times to get your points across.
Progress Update: My prior review was written in December '12. Please know that my son's first quarter math grade jumped two letter grades when you tutored him (and he made the honor roll 1st Quarter). What's even better to report, is my son has maintained his high "B" average in math and has made the honor roll for the 2nd and 3rd Quarters as well (Hallelujah!). I guess we may need to meet with you again to turn that high "B" to a high "A" :0). Thanks again for the confidence you helped to give my son.
"Great tutor and very flexible and patient. "
- Lakisha, District Heights, MD on 4/24/13
James has been very patient with my daughter helping her to work through her weakness in math. With his help she was able to achieve an A in math. I highly recommend him. My daughter said he really breaks things down and with a smile!
"Good listener, who genuinely cares about his students"
- Rolonda, Upper Marlboro, MD on 4/5/13
I am an adult learning Algebra for the first time. Before meeting with James I was having an extremely difficult time working problems, and understanding algebra concepts. James patiently explained each math problem to me, step by step. He reduced the more complicated math terms into simple, everyday language that helped me gain an understanding of how to apply specific formulas. He was also able to quickly pinpoint my strengths and weaknesses to determine where I was having difficulty. James also provided resources to further help my learning. James is very patient, and sincerely wants to help his students learn math.
"Wonderful and Patient Tutor"
- Celecia, Accokeek, MD on 3/27/13
Our daughter has struggled with math over the last few years. We contacted James through WyzAnt to work with her to improve her skills in Pre-Calculus and prepare for upcoming SATs. Immediately, she became more excited about math and even enjoys the sessions. James is exceptional in explaining problems and ensures that she grasps and fully understands the concepts. Her overall grade improved by two letter grades in just 8 weeks and we are very pleased. We would recommend James to anyone that needs help in math. Thank you James!!!
"James is Excellent!"
- Kerri, Temple Hills, MD on 3/25/13
My son is in the 8th grade. He needed a review of pre algebra concepts and study sessions for the Catholic Schools High School Placement Test (HPST). After the first two sessions in September, James advised that my son did not need a tutor but he would do the review sessions with him. My son has developed new math confidence and is really beginning to enjoy math. James challenges him with new concepts and is pushing him to begin some early SAT review. On March 1, my son was accepted to two schools. Equally as important, his current progress report in math reflects that he is on target to get an A in math this quarter. Thanks James for the skill building and the boost in math confidence!
"Goes the extra mile"
- CHARUL, Edgewater, MD on 3/3/13
My son has had 3 tutoring sessions so far and went from a 76 on his last test to a 92%! James is extremely conscientious and even e-mailed a geometry problem for my son to review prior to his test that they were unable to finish during their session. I was most impressed.
"Very Great and Practical Tutor."
- Gbaye, Upper Marlboro, MD on 2/24/13
Mr. James was very patient with my son. He actually changed the attitude of Emmanuel to Algebra. He did not like both the teacher and the subject at school. Immediately we came in contact with Mr. James, he developed a positive attitude towards the subject.
Mr. James always works according to our schedule, as much as possible. He takes my son through the practical aspect of the subject and patiently explains how to solve word problems to him. He goes out of his ways to provide on-line practice exercises and goes through the answers dutifully.
He is a great Maths teacher, I think it is in his genes.
I have no hesitation in recommending him to other parents, especially, if their child has a challenge with the subject, he would turn it around. My son is very well at home with the subject now.
"Excellent Tutor, measurable improvement in just 2 weeks."
- Kathy, Davidsonville, MD on 2/19/13
James began tutoring with my son in Algebra II very close to the end of his 2nd MP. James was able to bring up his grade by 2 levels in just 3 weeks’ time. My son had fallen behind in his assignments because he did not understand the work. James very patiently worked with him and was able to get him up to speed. James’ tutoring enabled my son to get an 85 on his mid-term exam when earlier my son had been failing most of his tests. James was very flexible with scheduling and able to give us extra time during those first few weeks. My son is now on task and James is helping him with his testing skills as well as his weekly work load. My son’s success in Algebra II is principally due to James’ hard work, diligence, and patience as a tutor. We owe James many thanks.
"Top Notch Tutoring"
- Bonnie, Upper Marlboro, MD on 2/6/13
My 12-year-old son is attention deficit and he has difficulty staying on task. This year he is in middle school and is really struggling in Algebra. I obtained the services of Mr. James B and my son's teacher communicated to me that she has seen an improvement in his understanding of the math concepts. Mr. B is very personable; he made my son very comfortable in interacting with him; and he made learning fun. Ultimately, my son's grade in Algebra improved, his confidence improved, and I believe it was due to the extra attention and assistance that he received from Mr. B. Kudos to Mr. B!
"I have my child back!!"
- Chakeia, Odenton, MD on 1/11/13
My 11th grader's confidence has significantly improved since receiving tutoring from James. My child has a challenging course load to include 2 AP courses and honors courses. Her grades in those subjects are amazing but when it came to Algebra 2....not so much. She hadn't been doing well on her Algebra tests and quizzes and as a result her grade was a D. Unfortunately we noticed her withdrawing and getting depressed. After only 2 sessions with James her last quiz in Algebra 2 was a 49/50!!! I have my joyful, amazing daughter back!! We can't thank James enough!
- Mary, Cheltenham, MD on 1/6/13
I'm pleased to say my child got 100 percent on her last quiz. Though the honors math class has been a challenge for her, Mr B. has encouraged and tutored my child in a mentor like manner letting her know she is very capable.
"Helpful and Committed"
- Sherri, Lanham, MD on 11/12/12
James has been working with my high school senior for almost six months now, and I think we will continue for the first half of the school year at my son's request. He earned an 88% in his Trigonometry class first quarter, a class that his first comment was "I don't have a clue what they are doing in that class". Additionally, his SAT score improved in Math, not by a significant amount but did improve by about 15 to 20 points. This is a great accomplishment, as I felt that sometimes James was putting forth more effort than my son with his encouragement and commitment and "tough love" statements when my son was not putting forth the effort that he should have been. My son has surprised us all and I know his success is hugely attributed to the support that he is receiving from the tutorial sessions with James. He will take the SAT again, and I am certain his score will continue to improve.
- Nichelle, Washington, DC on 10/29/12
My session went great and James made me feel very comfortable! James knew how to work on every math problem I asked him to do and he broke the problems down so I could understand what he was doing. Also he made me feel like I really had a chance to pass my math exam and it gave me hope. After working with James I don't feel like math is so bad anymore, I just need to understand it. I will work with James over and over again because he is a wonderful tutor.
- Owen, Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/21/12
Outstanding tutor; very knowledgeable and able to simplify information; creative in approaching my grandson's needs; flexible and easy to reach by email; shows genuine concern for student.
"Extremely, extremely patient tutor!!"
- Marsha, Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/19/12
Before I found James on Wyzant, my son was struggling with pre-Algebra. And I mean struggling. When I viewed James’ profile and I read the great reviews about his tutoring skills from actual students and then having a conversation with him, I knew that he was the one to help my son. My son is now in Algebra 1 and is doing well. I know with James’ skills and all of his patience, he will continue to tutor son all the way through High School and beyond if needed. Thank you, James for all that you’ve done. You are a great tutor!
"Engaging and Diligent"
- John, Temple Hills, MD on 10/16/12
Mr. James B. provided tutoring services for my son for several months. His patience, knowledge base and dependability helped my son increase his math scores and gain confidence in the subject area. I would certainly utilize Mr. James B. service's again.
- Carolyn, Bowie, MD on 10/8/12
We have been working with James for a few months now and I've seen a great improvement in my sons math skills. I don't regret hiring James as a math tutor he has been wonderful!
- LeJarey, District Heights, MD on 9/24/12
Mr. James B is very thorough. He has kept both of us, (the parents) as well as my son completely informed as to what has been covered and what needs to be done. We especially appreciate knowing after each lesson our son's strengths and weaknesses. At this point we are very pleased with Wyzant and feel we have made a good decision choosing Mr. James B. If all goes well, we plan to use Wyzant and Mr. James B. in the future.
"Excellent Tutor / Excellent Person "
- WARREN, Cheltenham, MD on 9/22/12
James is an amazing tutor and an amazing person. My son really likes working with James because he makes complicated math equations easy to understand. We are extremely pleased with James as a tutor and his ability to motivate our son.
- Derek & Eunice, Bowie, MD on 9/8/12
James is an excellent tutor. My daughter was failing 5th grade math before she started sessions with James. However, after only a few months her grade went up 2 letter grades! And she earned a 'B' as her final grade. He is always very patient with her and always prepared with alternate math problems even when we are not (we recently forgot her math book at home prior to a session). More importantly, my daughter enjoys her math sessions with James. I highly recommend James!
- Karen, Lanham, MD on 8/12/12
Mr. James was extremely thorough and prompt. He is a professional who is truly interested in helping the student succeed. He is patient, friendly, and goes above what is expected. I appreciate his knowledge and sincerity. I will use Mr. James again and have already recommended his services to several people I know.
- Rosemary, Severn, MD on 8/4/12
I would recommend James to anyone who needs help with Algebra. He was patient and very thorough during each tutoring session. With his help, my daughter was able to pass her summer Algebra class.
"Very good with young men and knowledgeable with subject matter"
- Jarrett, Bowie, MD on 8/1/12
Very pleased with James. He is on time and works well with my son. My son says he knows what he is doing and understands the subject matter. Highly recommend.
James B continues to do excellent work. My son is very comfortable with him. He stays in touch and we know how to reach him if we have to. He has a good rapport with young men.
James B has worked with my son for the last 3 weeks with excellent results. My son is very comfortable with James and feels that he has helped his understanding of the concepts of this level of math. He has encouraged my son to explore and not be held back by his perceived limitations. My son's confidence in his ability has increased two fold. I would highly recommend James B without reservations. He is an excellent tutor. Kudos!!!
"Very patient and dedicated"
- Lori, Bowie, MD on 6/7/12
Very good tutor and demonstrates that he is concerned and only wants what is best for his students!! My son has come so far and we are grateful for all that he has done!
"Great math tutor for students!"
- Carole, Bowie, MD on 6/3/12
My daughter begin working with James B. during the second semester of this year and he has helped her tremendously by improving her understanding of geometry and increasing her confidence. James communicates very well with students and holds them responsible for practicing the concepts he has reviewed with them. I recommend him for any student who is struggling and lacks confidence in math or just needs the extra help.
"Simply the Best!"
- Rosalyn, Bowie, MD on 4/24/12
James has been tutoring my son in Geometry and after only two sessions we can really see a big difference! My son was really struggling and now he feels more confident and is eager to learn more. I highly recommend James - he has been really great!
We just received my son's third quarter report card. All I can say is WOW! After working with James, my son has raised his grade in Geometry from a 39% to an 82%, from a failing grade to a B! I am so glad we found James. He is a pleasure to work with and he gets results.
"Very kind and patient yet still professional"
- Teri, Temple Hills, MD on 4/22/12
I first selected James B. when my child was failing geometry. There was a test she was to take in three days. James B. agreed to help me on very short notice. He went through the material with her and she got a 83 on the test. She did not understand how to work the problems before working with James B. His kind demeanor allows her to feel comfortable with him and I think this is how she is able to understand it when James B. tutors her more so than when her classroom teacher explains it. James B. has even given me websites for my child to practice on. I'm really relieved that I have someone knowledgeable, dependable, and very personable to help her. Generally teachers who are not compassionate and understanding my child doesn't seem to receive understanding from but she seems to be able understand her geometry work assignments since working with James B. I would recommend James B. without hesitation. He has literally saved my child from failing geometry.
- Tonya, Suitland, MD on 4/7/12
My son has been working with Mr. James B. for a few weeks now and I already see some improvement. Mr. James B. works with my son until he fully understands the lesson. I know my son's future math grade will definetly improve as a result of his tutoring sessions.
"We are so fortunate!"
- Robin, Fort Washington, MD on 3/21/12
We are very fortunate to have picked James from the multitude of tutors on WyzAnt! He is so helpful and patient, and my daughter works really well with him. He is very knowledgable, and conveys materials and concepts in a way that really connect with my daughter. We have witnessed several "Aha" moments during her tutoring sessions and she is feeling more confident. James is really just a great person as well, he has a great sense of humor, makes the sessions fun rather than arduous, and he goes out of his way to accomodate requests for tutoring sessions. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone looking for a great math tutor.
- M, Upper Marlboro, MD on 2/6/12
Mr B. was a Godsend, he helped my son go from struggling to a C+! I am forever grateful for all his help. If anyone is looking for a great math tutor, I suggest you give him a try.
"Great tutor, very responsive, great teaching skills"
- Staci, Fort Washington, MD on 1/18/12
James is not only a great tutor but immediately built a rapport with my daughter that has set a ridiculous bar for other tutors. James has a way of challenging the students and helping to build their confidence in their work. I appreciate the fact that he offers praise when a student has grasped the topic and does not make them feel badly when an answer is wrong or it's taking a little more time for the light bulb to click. Outside of the specific academic skills he possesses, he goes above and beyond to provide additional study guides to assist the students. His follow-up reports are comprehensive and detailed. He is also extremely responsive and flexible in his schedule. I highly recommend James B. as your tutor.
"Wonderful Tutor for my son!"
- Joe, Shady Side, MD on 1/15/12
If you are thinking about a tutor, please consider James. He is very accommodating, patient and responds quickly to any emails or phone calls. I would definitely use James services again!
- Dmitri, Columbia, MD on 1/11/12
James, was a very good tutor and very knowledgeable. His personality and patience made a very difficult subject easier to grasp and understand. I highly recommend James. Outstanding individual!
- Rosezel, Upper Marlboro, MD on 11/21/11
Mr. James is a true professional. His patience and expertise in the subject of Algebra has helped my daughter tremendously. He is easy to work with as he puts the person at ease. James' ability to relax a student's nervousness and anxiety also played a great part in my daughter's ability to grasp concepts that has taken her a long time to understand is amazing.
We are so grateful to have found such a humble, patient, and intelligent man of God to help us. May God bless him.
- Frances, Fort Washington, MD on 11/11/11
James has been tutoring my 14 year old son and my son really likes that James he takes his time to teach the material and has patience with him. I really do appreciate your honesty with my son. You say things that allow him to think about the decisions he makes. You are an asset to his continued education in math. I highly recommend James.
- Bridget, Bowie, MD on 11/10/11
James B. was outstanding. He gave my daughter insight on how to approach and solve her math problems. He kept my daughter's attention and she stayed engaged. I will strongly endorse Mr. James, as he is caring, patient, professional and extremely skillful. He exceeded our expectations. We look forward to our next tutorial.
- Ashley, Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/29/11
James B has a natural ability to make math fun. Math is beginning to make a lot more sense to me now, finally!
- Stacey, Upper Marlboro, MD on 10/12/11
I just want to express my appreciation for the excellent tutoring service Mr. B has provided to my boys. Under his supervision, my sons has shown some improvement and seems genuinely excited about the tutoring sessions.
- Marilyn, Bowie, MD on 9/24/11
My daughter had her second Algebra I tutoring session with James B. today. After only two sessions, she's already beginning to feel much more confident. James was able to explain the problems that she didn't understand in class in a way that she was able to understand. He's very patient and my daughter and I are looking forward to future lessons. My daughter is currently struggling in Algebra but I'm confident that with the assistance of James she is going to bring her grade up tremendously by report card time.
"Knowledgeable, Informative, Organized and Patient "
- Rashod, Clinton, MD on 9/23/11
James was more than I anticipated for my son. His knowledge of math is phenomenal and his ability to teach and explain was made simple, in a way that my son could grasp and understand with little or no challenges. The lesson James presented was very informative and well planned out. My son really enjoyed James as his tutor, he was very organized and had his lesson plan and what he wanted to accomplish during the session. I am grateful for his time and effort in helping my son to understand math, thank you James, you are an excellent tutor, and thank you WyzAnt for this site and the immediate response and consistency from tutors eager to help to resolve my son's hang up with math.
- Deanna, Upper Marlboro, MD on 8/26/11
Mr. James is a great tutor. If you need a patient person to work with and teach you or your child math/algebra then he fits the bill. After every session, I would ask my son if he felt like he was learning and if he understood what he was taught, the answer was "yes". He told me that Mr. James breaks down the information so he understood exactly what he was doing. Mr. James worked around his schedule and our busy schedule to accommodate my child's learning needs. I appreciate his kind spirit and willingness to teach without frustration. To teach, you must love what you do and Mr. James has a love for math; its shows though and though.