"Wonderful and Patient Tutor"
Celecia from Accokeek, MD
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 really does love Math! "
Greg from Pasadena, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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 from District Heights, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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.
"James is Excellent!"
Kerri from Temple Hills, MD
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 from Edgewater, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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 from Davidsonville, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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 from Odenton, MD
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 from Cheltenham, MD
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 from Lanham, MD
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 from Washington, DC
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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 from Temple Hills, MD
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 from Bowie, MD
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 from District Heights, MD
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 from Cheltenham, MD
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 from Bowie, MD
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 from Lanham, MD
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 from Severn, MD
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 from Bowie, MD
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 from Bowie, MD
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 from Bowie, MD
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 from Bowie, MD
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 from Temple Hills, MD
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 from Suitland, MD
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 from Fort Washington, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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 from Fort Washington, MD
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 from Shady Side, MD
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 from Columbia, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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 from Fort Washington, MD
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 from Bowie, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
James B has a natural ability to make math fun. Math is beginning to make a lot more sense to me now, finally!
Stacey from Upper Marlboro, MD
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 from Bowie, MD
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 from Clinton, MD
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 from Upper Marlboro, MD
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.