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Qualifications & Experience

My name is James, I am a seasoned Standardized Test tutor. I currently work as an instructor in several tutoring centers in NYC for the SAT/ACT Test as well as the GRE and GMAT.

I graduated from Columbia University with my master degree. I scored in the 90th percentile on the GRE Math section (780/800) and 98th percentile on the new Redesigned SAT Math Session (800/800). I was on deans list and Admiral's for every semester during my undergraduate study and had obtained an overall GPA index of 3.75 for all my math class (Straight As).

Math skills are the future proof skills. Through my teaching, I realized how to adjust my teaching style and benefit the students the most, Math can be fun and interesting and can also inspire many future engineers and scientists. I have help many students to get into their dream schools such as NYU, Cooper Union, Pennsylvania State University and much more.

In the past, I tutored for 4 years in Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry during my undergraduate years of study. And for 3 years, I tutored in China. I helped students prepare for the TOEFL and IELTS exams before I started taking classes at Columbia University, where I earned my Master's degree.

I can tutor effectively to students who wish to prepare for the SAT/ACT, SHSAT, GRE and GMAT exams with regards to the Quantitative Sections. I enjoy working with students who need help with SAT and ACT math sections. Besides the standardized tests, I also help students with Algebra, Science, Probability and Statistics related subjects.

Over the last 10 years, I have been able to help over a hundred students to achieve significant improvements in their Standardized Test and get into their dream schools. I believe you can do the same as well, people’s potential is unlimited and you just need the right guidance to ignite that.

I recently graduated from Columbia University in the city of New York with a Master's degree in Applied Mathematics. I also stay up to date with the changes in admissions policies through the frequent visit of schools and education consulting agency.

If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact me. Help is just a phone text message away.

First of all, I got As in all classes related to Algebra since high school. Second, I was a part-time tutor for teaching undergraduate student Algebra.

I was the selected tutor for calculus I,II and III at SUNY Maritime College. I myself got As in all Calculus classes in college.

Physics is based on Maths. They are like two sister subjects which I have studied for years along my academic pursues.

My major (Applied Math) requires me to master all-level calculus study including pre-calculus, calculus, ODE, PDE. I got A in all math classes in college including calculus, Differential Equations. That's why I'm confident that I'm also good at pre-calculus. Second, I was a part-time tutor for teaching undergraduate student pre-calculus during my studies at SUNY Maritime College.

SAT (math)
I just recently retook the New SAT math and scored an 800 for it in my tutoring center. And I have my own developed formula and topics sheet which proven to excel your score in SAT who are ambitious to aim for the perfect score.

I have my own understanding about how to learn trigonometry fast and right for students.



Columbia University in the City of New York

Applied Math


SUNY Maritime College

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James ’s Rating



Josh C.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

I've had the fortunate pleasure of working with James as "physics and Math tutor". From our first encounter, he proved himself to be different from other tutors I've worked with in the past. He cares enough about his students to actually take his work home with him. Prior to sessions, he will collaborate with me via text and proactively engage me in determining what we have covered during our most recent university lecture. He used the knowledge gleaned from our conversations to construct tailored, focused lesson plans which result in more efficient sessions (ex: less wasted time during a session). When our sessions had run over an hour, James would even give me extra time, free of charge, until I completed the concept/problem on which we were jointly working. The difference between James and the next tutor is that James is invested in you as a person and as a student and he takes his responsibility to help you improve seriously. I give him my highest recommendation.

a year ago

Isabella L.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

James came very prepared to our tutoring session. He had a long outline of important concepts for us to go over, gave me tips on how to study and at the end of our session, he constructed another outline of things I should go over further for our next session. He is very patient, knowledgeable and dedicated. James is a great tutor!

a year ago

Joseph S.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

James is an excellent tutor! He is very knowledgeable in all areas of math including Calculus and SAT. He has improved my grades both in school and on top tier exams. I am very grateful to have found such a wonderful tutor.

a year ago

Erika F.

5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

James helped my son make a significant progress in understanding several crucial subjects and also prepared him for SATs exams. Because of the James' knowledge and patience, my son achieved an extremely high score on the SATs: 1360 in March 2016 and 1400 in May 2016, that's nationally a 94% and 96%. Now he has all the confidence to apply to the dream schools. I highly recommend James for Math, Physics and SAT tutoring.

a year ago