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Yale (Political Science)
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), SAT and ACT preparation, and LSAT 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. 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, … Read more
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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 useful. We have discovered a lot of errors I used to make and improved my overall confidence in speaking language. James provided me with rules and tips essential for good writing. As a result, my writing style improved, too. Even my colleagues noticed that now my letters are more substantiated and clear than they were before. My overall TOEFL score has improved by 5 points, to 103.
Thus, I think that James is a great educational specialist and that his knowledge and pedagogic skills are excellent tools for solving study tasks.
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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.
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.