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James W.

Wharton Grad To Help You Boost Math, Econ, GMAT Confidence and Grades

Wharton Grad To Help You Boost Math, Econ, GMAT Confidence and Grades

$70/hour

  • 597 hours tutoring

  • Back Bay Boston, MA 02199

About James


Bio

Using skills that I have developed while teaching, tutoring, and working in the financial industry, I can help you improve your understanding of important math and economic concepts. Instead of just memorizing formulas and equations, I will help you make connections to your prior knowledge and to real-world applications. By customizing all of my lessons, I will be able to build on your strengths, focus on the areas that will help you the most, and boost your self-confidence. As I help you...

Using skills that I have developed while teaching, tutoring, and working in the financial industry, I can help you improve your understanding of important math and economic concepts. Instead of just memorizing formulas and equations, I will help you make connections to your prior knowledge and to real-world applications. By customizing all of my lessons, I will be able to build on your strengths, focus on the areas that will help you the most, and boost your self-confidence. As I help you increase your self-confidence, I think that you also will find that knowledge of math and economics can be fun, powerful, and insightful.

In addition to improving your math and economics knowledge, I can help you achieve better results on homework, exams, and standardized tests by helping you with studying, time-management and test-taking techniques.

I have a flexible schedule and can meet you at your convenience during days, evenings, or on weekends. I have easy access to the T and Hubway and can meet you where they go.

I changed careers from being in the investment industry to teaching and tutoring math and economics because I believe that for many people achieving happiness and success in today's world requires strong math and economics skills. I have always had fun with math and economics and I am saddened when I hear people say, "I'm not good at math" and "I'm not good at economics". I believe that most people are much better at math and economics than they think they are. They just need a patient, passionate, caring, and creative person like me who can help them overcome their fears, realize how much they already know, and discover the joy and usefulness of math and economics.


Education

University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School
Economics-Finance
UMass-Boston
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $70
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person and online
  • Travel policy: Within 10 miles of Boston, MA 02199
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT,

GMAT

I can help you achieve success in the Quantitative Section of the GMAT! I have helped other students improve their scores and I'd like to help you achieve your goals too! I will help you increase your knowledge of the concepts covered on the test by providing customized lessons that will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also help you better understand the answers to practice problems by providing intuitive explanations that are often clearer than those provided in the review books. That's not all! I will also teach you GMAT-specific test-taking techniques and problem-solving skills that will enable you to manage your time and make better educated guesses.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
Microeconomics

Microeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.

Corporate Training

GMAT,

GMAT

I can help you achieve success in the Quantitative Section of the GMAT! I have helped other students improve their scores and I'd like to help you achieve your goals too! I will help you increase your knowledge of the concepts covered on the test by providing customized lessons that will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also help you better understand the answers to practice problems by providing intuitive explanations that are often clearer than those provided in the review books. That's not all! I will also teach you GMAT-specific test-taking techniques and problem-solving skills that will enable you to manage your time and make better educated guesses.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
Statistics

Statistics

I have successfully worked with students of various backgrounds and ages to improve their understanding of statistics, so I'm confident that I can help you too. In addition to helping you answer problems, I will help you understand the underlying concepts by giving you real-world examples and showing you techniques and diagrams that you can use to illustrate the concepts. In addition to improving your grades, this will enable you to derive the solutions rather than having to rely on memorizing abstract formulas.

History

Government & Politics

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 1! I believe that you will find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of algebra, I will help you improve your self-confidence. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also help you develop techniques that will lead to fewer careless errors, improved problem-solving skills, and better test scores.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 2! In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring Algebra 2 students, I have successfully taught and tutored Algebra 1 and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies. I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have found that an important part of helping students learn is calculus is the ability to explain the key concepts and connect them to topics learned in algebra, geometry, and precalculus. So in addition to helping you answer calculus questions and improve your grades, I will help you understand the underlying concepts. This will enable you to derive more solutions and reduce the need to memorize abstract formulas.
Geometry,

Geometry

I will help you achieve success in geometry! I have successfully taught and tutored students with different levels of proficiency in geometry because I customize my lessons so that they build on student strengths and focus on areas that will help each student the most. My customized lessons will also help you improve your self-confidence. I believe that you will also find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of geometry, I'll also help you improve your studying and test-taking techniques.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I can help you achieve success in precalculus! In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring precalculus students, I have successfully taught and tutored algebra and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies. I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help you succeed in the Math section of the SAT! I have taught and tutored all of the material covered on the test, so I know the challenges that you and others face. Since every student is unique, each lesson will be customized to meet your specific needs. In addition to explaining and clarifying important concepts, I'll teach you how to overcome the challenges created by the time constraint on the test. Some techniques are specific to the Math SAT exam while others are problem-solving skills that you will be able to use in other situations.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have successfully worked with students of various backgrounds and ages to improve their understanding of statistics, so I'm confident that I can help you too. In addition to helping you answer problems, I will help you understand the underlying concepts by giving you real-world examples and showing you techniques and diagrams that you can use to illustrate the concepts. In addition to improving your grades, this will enable you to derive the solutions rather than having to rely on memorizing abstract formulas.
Prealgebra

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 1! I believe that you will find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of algebra, I will help you improve your self-confidence. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also help you develop techniques that will lead to fewer careless errors, improved problem-solving skills, and better test scores.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 2! In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring Algebra 2 students, I have successfully taught and tutored Algebra 1 and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies. I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have found that an important part of helping students learn is calculus is the ability to explain the key concepts and connect them to topics learned in algebra, geometry, and precalculus. So in addition to helping you answer calculus questions and improve your grades, I will help you understand the underlying concepts. This will enable you to derive more solutions and reduce the need to memorize abstract formulas.
Geometry,

Geometry

I will help you achieve success in geometry! I have successfully taught and tutored students with different levels of proficiency in geometry because I customize my lessons so that they build on student strengths and focus on areas that will help each student the most. My customized lessons will also help you improve your self-confidence. I believe that you will also find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of geometry, I'll also help you improve your studying and test-taking techniques.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I can help you achieve success in precalculus! In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring precalculus students, I have successfully taught and tutored algebra and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies. I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.
Probability,

Probability

I have successfully worked with students of various backgrounds and ages to improve their understanding of probability, so I'm confident that I can help you too. In addition to helping you answer problems, I will help you understand the underlying concepts by giving you real-world examples that you can use to illustrate the concepts so that you don't always have to memorize abstract formulas.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help you succeed in the Math section of the SAT! I have taught and tutored all of the material covered on the test, so I know the challenges that you and others face. Since every student is unique, each lesson will be customized to meet your specific needs. In addition to explaining and clarifying important concepts, I'll teach you how to overcome the challenges created by the time constraint on the test. Some techniques are specific to the Math SAT exam while others are problem-solving skills that you will be able to use in other situations.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have successfully worked with students of various backgrounds and ages to improve their understanding of statistics, so I'm confident that I can help you too. In addition to helping you answer problems, I will help you understand the underlying concepts by giving you real-world examples and showing you techniques and diagrams that you can use to illustrate the concepts. In addition to improving your grades, this will enable you to derive the solutions rather than having to rely on memorizing abstract formulas.
Prealgebra, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 1! I believe that you will find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of algebra, I will help you improve your self-confidence. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also help you develop techniques that will lead to fewer careless errors, improved problem-solving skills, and better test scores.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 2! In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring Algebra 2 students, I have successfully taught and tutored Algebra 1 and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies. I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have found that an important part of helping students learn is calculus is the ability to explain the key concepts and connect them to topics learned in algebra, geometry, and precalculus. So in addition to helping you answer calculus questions and improve your grades, I will help you understand the underlying concepts. This will enable you to derive more solutions and reduce the need to memorize abstract formulas.
Geometry,

Geometry

I will help you achieve success in geometry! I have successfully taught and tutored students with different levels of proficiency in geometry because I customize my lessons so that they build on student strengths and focus on areas that will help each student the most. My customized lessons will also help you improve your self-confidence. I believe that you will also find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of geometry, I'll also help you improve your studying and test-taking techniques.
Precalculus,

Precalculus

I can help you achieve success in precalculus! In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring precalculus students, I have successfully taught and tutored algebra and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies. I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.
Statistics,

Statistics

I have successfully worked with students of various backgrounds and ages to improve their understanding of statistics, so I'm confident that I can help you too. In addition to helping you answer problems, I will help you understand the underlying concepts by giving you real-world examples and showing you techniques and diagrams that you can use to illustrate the concepts. In addition to improving your grades, this will enable you to derive the solutions rather than having to rely on memorizing abstract formulas.
Prealgebra

Other

Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
Government & Politics

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 1! I believe that you will find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of algebra, I will help you improve your self-confidence. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also help you develop techniques that will lead to fewer careless errors, improved problem-solving skills, and better test scores.
Algebra 2,

Algebra 2

I can help you achieve success in Algebra 2! In addition to successfully teaching and tutoring Algebra 2 students, I have successfully taught and tutored Algebra 1 and calculus students, so I will be able tie the concepts to material that you have already seen and show you why the concepts will be important for your future studies. I will also help you work on filling any gaps that you have in your math foundation. I will customize all lessons so that they will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also teach you techniques that you can use to catch and learn from your mistakes while studying and taking tests.
Calculus,

Calculus

I have found that an important part of helping students learn is calculus is the ability to explain the key concepts and connect them to topics learned in algebra, geometry, and precalculus. So in addition to helping you answer calculus questions and improve your grades, I will help you understand the underlying concepts. This will enable you to derive more solutions and reduce the need to memorize abstract formulas.
Geometry,

Geometry

I will help you achieve success in geometry! I have successfully taught and tutored students with different levels of proficiency in geometry because I customize my lessons so that they build on student strengths and focus on areas that will help each student the most. My customized lessons will also help you improve your self-confidence. I believe that you will also find that I'm very patient and good at explaining math concepts. In addition to helping you improve your knowledge of geometry, I'll also help you improve your studying and test-taking techniques.
Macroeconomics,

Macroeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
Microeconomics,

Microeconomics

I can help you understand and apply economic concepts so that you will succeed in your class and gain insights into how and why companies and governments act as they do. I will help you improve your understanding of economics by using real-world examples to illustrate economic concepts. My lessons are customized so that they build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. In addition to majoring in Economics and Finance at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and earning a CFA degree, I spent many years using my economic and financial knowledge to manage mutual funds and stock portfolios for a variety of institutions.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I can help you succeed in the Math section of the SAT! I have taught and tutored all of the material covered on the test, so I know the challenges that you and others face. Since every student is unique, each lesson will be customized to meet your specific needs. In addition to explaining and clarifying important concepts, I'll teach you how to overcome the challenges created by the time constraint on the test. Some techniques are specific to the Math SAT exam while others are problem-solving skills that you will be able to use in other situations.
Statistics

Statistics

I have successfully worked with students of various backgrounds and ages to improve their understanding of statistics, so I'm confident that I can help you too. In addition to helping you answer problems, I will help you understand the underlying concepts by giving you real-world examples and showing you techniques and diagrams that you can use to illustrate the concepts. In addition to improving your grades, this will enable you to derive the solutions rather than having to rely on memorizing abstract formulas.

Test Preparation

GMAT,

GMAT

I can help you achieve success in the Quantitative Section of the GMAT! I have helped other students improve their scores and I'd like to help you achieve your goals too! I will help you increase your knowledge of the concepts covered on the test by providing customized lessons that will build on your strengths and focus on the areas that will help you the most. I will also help you better understand the answers to practice problems by providing intuitive explanations that are often clearer than those provided in the review books. That's not all! I will also teach you GMAT-specific test-taking techniques and problem-solving skills that will enable you to manage your time and make better educated guesses.
SAT Math

SAT Math

I can help you succeed in the Math section of the SAT! I have taught and tutored all of the material covered on the test, so I know the challenges that you and others face. Since every student is unique, each lesson will be customized to meet your specific needs. In addition to explaining and clarifying important concepts, I'll teach you how to overcome the challenges created by the time constraint on the test. Some techniques are specific to the Math SAT exam while others are problem-solving skills that you will be able to use in other situations.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Patient, smart, and incredibly helpful!

I spent dozens of hours studying for the GMAT both through a Manhattan Prep course and on my own. But despite all of the effort and time that I put in, I couldn't seem to crack the quant portion of the test. I reached out to James for help within two weeks of taking the GMAT, and I'm so glad that I did. He was very accommodating with my schedule, and was consistently kind and helpful as well. He helped me understand complex quant problems that previously gave me a lot of trouble and was a pleasure to work with. I would definitely recommend James to anyone looking to improve his or her math skills!

Kate, 4 lessons with James

Help for DS and problem solving of GMAT

James has ability to deliver clear information and directions. Even confusing complicated problems make sense after time spent tutoring with James. I Saved time on DS and PS topics of GMAT

Maya, 11 lessons with James

Very patient and gave good study tips

James was very understanding of my need to push my tutoring session back by a few minutes. He is easy to communicate and coordinate with. I have only had one session but he was extremely positive and gave me good study habits to think about. I look forward to our next sessions. He is also very encouraging!

RAUSHANAH L, 5 lessons with James

Very Friendly And Knowledgeable Statistics And Economics Tutor!

James knows the subject matter for econ and stats very well and helped break down each topic into something a lot more easier to understand. He's also really friendly and shows up on time every time! Highly recommended!!

Kevin, 6 lessons with James

patient and caring

I learned a semester worth of microeconomics theory within 4 hours. James answered all my questions and helped me do all the math questions thoroughly.

Mariajose, 1 lesson with James

A very gifted teacher

Jim is truly a very gifted teacher with the ability to make learning fun and interesting. Our 18 yr old son looked forward to every session he had with Jim and he always came out with a smile on his face and would say "Jim is so awesome!" It was almost like a therapy session because he enjoyed it so much. It didn't matter what they worked on together, Jim is just so knowledgeable and spontaneous that he could talk about anything without preparation. We highly recommend Jim - he really has a special gift that enables him to connect with a student in a remarkable way.

Barbara, 60 lessons with James

James did an exceptional job

James did an exceptional job in helping me understand various concepts ranging from precalculus and economics. He is a very knowledgeable tutor, who always tries to help me understand every concept fully and thoroughly. I could not ask for a more helpful, and enjoyable tutor!

Purna, 37 lessons with James

Very knowledgeable and easily conveys information

Jim has been extremely helped with preparing me for the GMAT. He teaches the material in a very effective way.

Christian, 11 lessons with James

Great review of materials

We reviewed a recent test and discussed a variety of topics including why GDP measures final goods and services (to avoid double counting), the difference between gross and net investment (depreciation), how price floors can create surpluses, price ceilings can create shortages, while neither exist at equilibria.

Sunil, 14 lessons with James
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