Tutor | New York
James calls Nashville home, where he debated on the national level for Montgomery Bell Academy and received a degree in Classics magna cum laude from Vanderbilt. He started tutoring while still at Vandy, working for Nashville’s top shop. After graduating, he moved to help open its Atlanta branch as right-hand-man. When he moved to New York, James quickly established himself at A-List as vital senior staff, handling difficult cases, opening new territories, anchoring new programs with non-profits or unions, and filling in reliably on materials, professional development, new hire training, or whatever other problem needed a fixer. Moreover, he spent much of his time pillaging A-List’s brain trust, ransacking his colleagues’ minds while bringing to the table his own knowledge and study of Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Bushido, and of course, Latin and Classics. He also set new company records for all-time highest score increases. He has returned to the South with a head full of intellectual plunder, a rare depth and breath of first-and-second-hand experience gathered painstakingly over the last twelve years. Since his orthopedist wife gave him doctor’s orders to stop playing Australian Football, James now leavens his rampant nerd factor with trips to the mine where he dug up the diamond in her engagement ring, and half-serious requests that Legal allow him to tutor champagne sabering.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!