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I graduated with a bachelors in Neuroscience from Amherst College in 2012. I have a passion for biology and the natural sciences and am excited to be able to share it with others. I have experience with all variety of standardized tests and am confident teaching content or strategy for anything from NY Regents tests through the AP, SAT, or MCAT tests. My interests also extend to other subjects including Chemistry, Spanish, History, and Psychology.

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James’ Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Amherst College - Bachelors, Neuroscience


Spanish -Photography -Mountain and road biking, baseball, squash, and snowboarding -Motorcycle maintenance

Tutoring Subjects

ACT Science

AP Biology



Cell Biology

College Biology

Conversational Spanish


High School Biology


Life Sciences



Middle School Math

Middle School Reading

Middle School Science

Molecular Biology






Quantitative Reasoning



Social Sciences

Social Studies


Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Spanish 4

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Test Prep

World Civilization

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

My strategy is to quickly identify the type of instruction and learning that works best for the student and to tailor content and test strategy to take advantage of those strengths.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

In a first session, I would prioritize the definition of the student's goals, their current academic standing, and their expectations of the tutoring engagement. After that, we would work together to develop a study outline and schedule based on those understandings.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

I believe outlining strategies and processes is more effective in showing how a student can confidently approach any problem or study material.

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