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James R.

New York, NY

$50/hr

Ivy League Tutor

Background check passed as of 2/10/14
Usually responds in about 2 hours

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I am a double Ivy League graduate (with degrees from Yale and Columbia) offering tutoring in a variety of areas. I am especially strong in language (reading, writing, grammar, organization, essays) and SAT preparation. For the last five years I have been an employee of a Connecticut-based tutoring and SAT preparation company, and I have worked with children and adults through piano lessons as an independent teacher for the last ten years.

I spend time with students to make sure they understand the material. I am friendly, but will work hard to ensure that the student learns the material.

Testimonials

"Great Educational Specialist"

- Narmin, New York, NY on 7/26/14
Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish, TOEFL
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Law
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Piano,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Law, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Bar Exam

I passed the New York Bar Exam on the first try in 2008, with a Multistate Bar Exam (MBE) score of 151.4, significantly over the average scaled score of 140. I have special flashcards and other study methods designed for retaining the information on the bar exam.

Piano

I have played in numerous performances nationally and internationally, including at Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, in Israel, and in the Republic of Georgia. I have studied for nearly 30 years, since age six, with professors from the Juilliard School, the Manhattan School of Music, Yale, and the Aspen Music Festival. I have over 10 years of teaching experience, including all ages, from four to fifty.

Yale
Political Science
Columbia
J.D.

Education

Yale (Political Science)

Columbia (J.D.)

Great Educational Specialist — The main goal of my lessons was improving my TOEFL score. I had difficulties with the Speaking and Writing sections, so we were focused on these two issues. What I liked the most about James is that he was very attentive; he was attentive to my goals and to my errors. He paid particular attention to my habits that led to my mistakes and suggested the ways to avoid them. Our lessons were very u ...

— Narmin, New York, NY on 7/26/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates are higher for tutoring in New Jersey and other areas outside of my travel radius. Thank you for your understanding.

Travel policy

James will travel within 20 miles of New York, NY 10025.


About James

I am a double Ivy League graduate (with degrees from Yale and Columbia) offering tutoring in a variety of areas. I am especially strong in language (reading, writing, grammar, organization, essays) and SAT preparation. For the last five years I have been an employee of a Connecticut-based tutoring and SAT preparation company, and I have worked with children and adults through piano lessons as an independent teacher for the last ten years.

I spend time with students to make sure they understand the material. I am friendly, but will work hard to ensure that the student learns the material.

Testimonials

"Great Educational Specialist"

- Narmin, New York, NY on 7/26/14

Education

Yale
Political Science
Columbia
J.D.

Education

Yale (Political Science)

Columbia (J.D.)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Rates are higher for tutoring in New Jersey and other areas outside of my travel radius. Thank you for your understanding.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of New York, NY 10025

James’s Subjects

Math:
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Prealgebra, Probability, SAT Math
English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
Spanish, TOEFL
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
Law
Homeschool:
Algebra 1, Elementary (K-6th), English, Geometry, Piano,
Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spanish, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, Bar Exam,
LSAT, PSAT, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Grammar, Law, Spanish

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for James R.

James R. passed a background check on 2/10/14. The check was ordered by James through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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