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James B.

Expert In Person/Online Test Prep Tutor with 23 Years Experience

Expert In Person/Online Test Prep Tutor with 23 Years Experience

$50/hour

  • 29 hours tutoring

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Hello
I am a graduate in English Literature and have a Post Graduate Diploma in English Studies as well. Over 23 years I have taught test prep to undergraduates, graduates, those still in school, software professionals, doctors, engineers, and those working in business. I am here because I did my job.
The makers of standardized tests are clear in their minds about what and how they are going to test. We need to be clear about it too.
There are consistent and...

Hello
I am a graduate in English Literature and have a Post Graduate Diploma in English Studies as well. Over 23 years I have taught test prep to undergraduates, graduates, those still in school, software professionals, doctors, engineers, and those working in business. I am here because I did my job.
The makers of standardized tests are clear in their minds about what and how they are going to test. We need to be clear about it too.
There are consistent and underlying patterns in standardized tests, such as the GRE, GMAT and SAT, just as there are underlying patterns in our thinking of which we are not aware. These are the test principles of standardized tests. They are common to all standardized tests though not every principle is tested in every test or with the same degree of complexity.
Every test principle is a rigorous thought pattern akin to a an unbreakable rule. Every such thought pattern has corresponding patterns which appear to be variations of it but which are contrary to it and mutually exclusive from it . They do not conform to the test principle.
When a student recognizes the test principle and the thought process that is evaluated, he is fully able to discern what is different from it and will consider this difference as a trap. Inability to discern the differences between a principle and what is mutually exclusive with it is because of lack of knowledge and application. it is judged to be a failure of reasoning.
The inexhaustible resources of language and subject matter help test makers camouflage the test principles. This fact makes it possible to test the same principle repeatedly. And this is what the test makers do. Although several versions of a test are administered on any test date, the scoring of all these versions are very strongly correlated even though they don't use the same questions.
Therefore a student needs comprehensive and thorough knowledge of these testing principles and this is also when we need to look a


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Business

GMAT,

GMAT

Did you know that GMAT Sentence Correction is limited to about 40 testing points? Did you know that GMAT Critical Reasoning is limited to a few logical fallacies? Do you know that GMAT Reading Comprehension is limited to about 10 types of questions? Get to know the secret language of the GMAT. It is worth your effort.
GRE

GRE

GRE mandates the ability to reason out the test. Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical sections all require sharp critical thinking and reasoning skills in addition to the basics. Reasoning is faster than calculation on math; is the matrix of the Verbal section and is the foundation of the Analysis of Issue and Argument essays. My experience has shown that tutoring in as few sessions as is necessary gives the best results.

Corporate Training

GMAT

GMAT

Did you know that GMAT Sentence Correction is limited to about 40 testing points? Did you know that GMAT Critical Reasoning is limited to a few logical fallacies? Do you know that GMAT Reading Comprehension is limited to about 10 types of questions? Get to know the secret language of the GMAT. It is worth your effort.

English

ACT English,

ACT English

For over two decades, I have tutored students for English, Writing and Verbal sections of standardized tests.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I taught SAT for decades and have seen my students succeed in scoring high marks. I will help you understand the ins and outs of SAT reading.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught a number of SAT test takers over several years. I have experience in both online and classroom teaching. I have taught the SAT in all its manifestations over a period of two decades, as the test format changed several times over this period. There is no substitute for experience. I have reduced my tutoring rates for SAT.
ACT Reading

Homeschool

SAT Reading

SAT Reading

I taught SAT for decades and have seen my students succeed in scoring high marks. I will help you understand the ins and outs of SAT reading.

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

For over two decades, I have tutored students for English, Writing and Verbal sections of standardized tests.
GMAT,

GMAT

Did you know that GMAT Sentence Correction is limited to about 40 testing points? Did you know that GMAT Critical Reasoning is limited to a few logical fallacies? Do you know that GMAT Reading Comprehension is limited to about 10 types of questions? Get to know the secret language of the GMAT. It is worth your effort.
GRE,

GRE

GRE mandates the ability to reason out the test. Quantitative, Verbal and Analytical sections all require sharp critical thinking and reasoning skills in addition to the basics. Reasoning is faster than calculation on math; is the matrix of the Verbal section and is the foundation of the Analysis of Issue and Argument essays. My experience has shown that tutoring in as few sessions as is necessary gives the best results.
ISEE,

ISEE

I have tutored ISEE students in person and online. I am a graduate in English. I have 22 years of teaching experience. My tutoring method is interactive. Having taught GRE, GMAT and SAT over the years, I find the ISEE a lot less tougher.
SAT Reading,

SAT Reading

I taught SAT for decades and have seen my students succeed in scoring high marks. I will help you understand the ins and outs of SAT reading.
SAT Writing,

SAT Writing

I have taught a number of SAT test takers over several years. I have experience in both online and classroom teaching. I have taught the SAT in all its manifestations over a period of two decades, as the test format changed several times over this period. There is no substitute for experience. I have reduced my tutoring rates for SAT.
ACT Reading, SSAT

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James has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 9 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Very patient teacher

Just started teaching my daughter how to take standardized tests and she feels confident in one session already. That is a great way to begin a tutorial. We look forward to seeing you again next week.

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