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My son had essentially a month to prepare for his second round of SAT's. His scores in English and writing had to increase or he would have limited possibility of getting into the universities he desired. Within essentially a month, Jim was able to connect with my son and train him to think differently about his approach to the SAT test. I was amazed to see the conversion in my son's attitude and his self confidence soared. Regardless of what the final scores come out to be, Jim's unique style and patience left a marked impression on my son.
I have never been comfortable with public speaking, and have successfully avoided these situations until recently. I found myself agreeing to give a presentation for a large group of colleagues at a local hospital. Once I agreed, the nerves and then the panic set in. I decided to hire James from WyzAnt to help not only with the presentation itself, but to help me deal with these awful fears.
I met James at his house and we went over my presentation page by page. I learned so much in that hour!! James taught me about pacing, what to do if I lost my place, how to view the audience, and how to use my notes more effectively.
During my presentation one week later I was nervous, but I was excited too since I had James’ voice in my head. I knew I had a solution for any problem that might arise. The presentation went well! I know I could not have had that level of success without the tutoring and support from James. He was instrumental in my success, and I plan to see him again for help with my next speaking adventure.
This is the first time my son Josh has ever had a tutor. I worried that he might not benefit, but I knew he needed some help focusing and learning new skills. James has been a GREAT FIT! He took the time to get to know my son, not only to figure out how to help him academically, but also to earn his respect and trust. Building that relationship was critical. My son actually looks forward to studying with James and they have an amazing rapport. I've seen an improvement in his overall attitude toward school work and studying. I hope the hard work is evident when he takes the upcoming SAT's. Thank you, James.
James was a huge help in a number of ways during my last semester at college. He was extremely easy to get in touch with and always made time for our appointments when ever I needed help. He went above and beyond to get to know me, where I was at with my work, as well as understanding my personal way of learning, which made it a lot easier for us to accomplish everything we took on. James is extremely intelligent, and in the rare scenario he doesn't exactly know the information, he makes it his duty to return to our next lesson as a professional on the issue. Overall, James was a pleasure to work with and truly made a difference in the way I learned and significantly improved my grades in the class. Highly recommended!!!
Jim advised my daughter on proper study techniques for taking the SAT. Her scores improved greatly .She is receiving merit based scholarships from numerous colleges. Well worth the money.
My daughter always struggled with standardized tests because of her ADD and it was so hard to find the right tutor to address her issues. Her dream is to become a teacher and because of the testing issues she was ready to give up trying to pass her last and hardest Praxis. She got excellent grades in school and excellent ratings in her observations and student teaching because she can empathize with the students who are struggling, but she needed to pass this test. Then Jim answered my inquiry. He is an amazingly talented tutor and coach. He connected with my daughter right away and understood the barriers she was facing in her thinking processes. He analyzed her answers and gave her strategies to approach the test that really worked. He boosted her confidence with his positive attitude and encouragement. In just 3 short weeks he helped to raise her score by 15 points and she passed. Now she can realize her dream and start her career. Anyone who has children with these difficulties should hire him. He has the talent and ability to your child succeed.
James was a great tutor for my young teen. He was encouraging and engaging. He helped my son improve his writing in just a few sessions. I would recommend him and plan on using his tutoring again this summer.
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