James began his career in education while attending college in Wilmington at the University of North Carolina. His name got passed from one of his professors to a local family who was in need of a math tutor for their 3 children. Within weeks of his first lesson, his contact information was quickly passed around town and he found himself running a small business soon after tutoring math to both elementary and high school students.
After completing his degree in mathematics, he took on a position at Cape Fear Community College as a math facilitator. In this new environment, he was able to learn a multitude of teaching techniques from seasoned professors further growing his repertoire of math knowledge. This experience instilled the love of teaching in him for years to come.
In 2004 he moved out west to San Diego and established another tutoring business focused primarily on college-age students struggling in math. While in California tutoring, he also worked as the executive director of a local children’s foundation, photography teacher, ESL teacher, and CEO of a condiment/catering company.
James thrives in a one on one teaching environment knowing full well the benefits to the student and teacher alike. He enjoys establishing strong connections, alleviating past anxiety related to math, and keeping his students engaged throughout their time together.
For the past 5 years, he has lived internationally, first in Mexico, and now residing in Taiwan. Still teaching as his primary form of income and loving every minute of it. When he is not talking math with students he spends his free time surfing, sailing, exploring, and concocting meals to pass the time.