James was born and raised in Ireland, eventually moving to London where his passion for maths and physics led to him studying for an M.Eng in Aeronautical Engineering at Imperial College. Now working with ESM, he specialises in ACT prep as well as Maths and the Sciences.
James believes that each topic, which on its own may seem overly complex or insurmountable, can be broken down and solved by simple first principles. Through the reduction of problems into small steps, it’s possible to gain a firm grasp over problem-based thinking at an early stage, which he believes makes anything possible.
Growing up in Ireland James developed a love of outdoor pursuits, particularly mountain biking in forests all over the country. He also plays traditional Irish sports, captaining the Imperial College Gaelic Football team. Since moving to London he has also discovered a love for climbing and bouldering, encouraged by London’s wide variety of climbing centres.