Testimonials

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Our son is dyslexic and James Eno Tutorials was a perfect fit for him. He worked with Hank Coshnear who really understood his learning style. Not only did Hank help our son determine what work he needed to do to prepare for the ACT, but he inspired him to do the work, as well. Our son’s ACT scores were much higher than we had imagined they would be - and that was after taking the test only once! Now he looks attractive to some of the best colleges in the country.

--Sara, Parent

I would like to highly recommend James Eno Tutorials for SAT/ACT and SAT Subject Test review. James and his staff of tutors are professional, experienced and very flexible. I have used James Eno Tutorials for assistance with all of my children’s SAT Test preparation and found the results to be outstanding. The tutors are sensitive to different types of learners and understand the anxiety around test taking. The tutors provide practical strategies to master the SAT exam and give students increased confidence in their test taking skills. Students benefit from plenty of experience with practice tests and subject-specific instruction. I have tried other tutors and tutoring companies and have found James Eno Tutorials to be by far the best.

--Liz Smith, Parent

We worked with James Eno Tutorials for both of our sons, and give this firm our highest recommendations. James takes the time to get to know each student and is sensitive to their particular needs and concerns around test taking. The tutors he assigned worked well with our kids, and they were able to raise their scores significantly. The tutors are smart, well trained, punctual, friendly and diligent. They tailored their programs to focus on areas in most need of improvement, without neglecting areas of strength which also were maximized. Having tutors come to our home was hugely helpful, especially given the demands of Junior year in High School. Both of our sons were admitted to competitive colleges of their choice – their test scores playing a significant role in making them eligible for admission. We recommend James Eno Tutorials to all our friends, and know many other kids and families who have been extremely well served.

--North Berkeley Parent

We knew almost immediately that we had found the right tutoring program for our daughter. Instead of talking at Liv, James began with a few descriptive comments, followed by questions that drew Liv into the process of study and preparation. James explained the process, the objectives and how they would be able to work together to accomplish Liv's goals. James offered at home, in office or coffee shop study and review options, with himself or one of various male or female tutors. Liv was not intimidated, felt like she wanted to do her best, and has improved her scores by nearly 200 points. It has been an almost painless experience in the midst of an otherwise high anxiety process.

--Jim Ryder, Oakland Tech Parent

Our daughter received ACT tutoring from James. While she was never thrilled with having to do test prep for the ACT, she reluctantly agreed to do so. Her meetings with James proved to be incredibly beneficial and she never came out of the sessions complaining. She only expressed how much he helped her and how she was better mastering the material. She really enjoyed meeting with James. He was patient, organized, incredibly skilled at identifying her strengths and weaknesses and knowing where and how much time to spend working on certain areas. In the end her composite score went up 5 points from her initial test she took before tutoring, and she scored extremely high on the essay. We can't recommend James Eno Tutorials enough!

--Berkeley High Parent

Chris Gurney was an excellent tutor for our daughter. His method of tutoring matched the way our daughter learns best; direct, focused, friendly and caring. She increased her SAT scores from the initial practice tests, and will continue with Chris as her tutor!

--Liz Sutton, Parent, Albany High School

George was extremely helpful to our daughter in raising her scores. He really knows the test and the subject matter. An experienced and very knowledgeable tutor.

--Parents of a Berkeley High Student

I had a great experience at James Eno Tutorials. George Mattson helped me prepare for the SAT test. George is very professional, knowledgeable, and supportive. He is also quite patient and whenever I didn't understand a problem he would always find an explanation that was easy for me to understand. Through the time spent with George, I was able to improve my SAT score by 200 points. I would recommend George to anyone looking for a great tutor to help them prepare for the SAT/ACT tests

--Elisa Gozzini, Student, Berkeley High School

I am happy to recommend Rachel Ranney as an SAT tutor. We were pleased not only with Rachel but with James Eno's services in general. Unlike other tutors we considered, James was very willing to tailor the program to our needs. Also, he offered flexibility and very reasonable pricing. Rachel was professional, and she quickly developed an excellent understanding of my child's strengths and weaknesses, working to fortify the latter. I do think the tutoring paid off at test time. Thank you!

--B.E., Parent

Lauren was THE BEST tutor our daughter had for her SAT test prep work. Lauren helped her in her second test taking experience and helped our daughter score significantly higher than the first tutor she had. Lauren was patient, focused and encouraging -- especially since this was the second round and some of hthe work was really tedious. I would recommend her highly along with James Eno's group. I only wish we had known about them for the first round of the SAT.

--Susan Sachen, Parent, Oakland

My son worked with Lauren Davis, a SAT tutor through James Eno Tutorials. My son had already taken the SAT and was not happy with his score. We contacted James Eno and he analyzed his test score, decided where he could improve and recommended Lauren Davis. Lauren was amazing. She put together a program specifically for him. Each week she promptly arrived at our house with a positive and encouraging attitude. She listened to his concerns with a professional ear, methodically worked through problems while always making it fun and interesting. Best news...his score went up about 300 points.

--Diana, Parent

James is prompt, polite, and very professional in his approach, and he has established a warm, friendly relationship with my son, who actually looks forward to these sessions! My son has gone from being very nervous about taking his SATs to having a ‘can do’ attitude. By the way, I found his rates to be very competitive.

--Diane, Parent
Walnut Creek

James is soft-spoken with a great sense of humor and an easy manner with teen boys. He was very helpful and insightful about my son's learning style for the ISEE. He comes to your home and was a great bargain that worked!"

--Satisfied Mom
San Francisco

My junior-year daughter really enjoyed her SAT prep sessions and felt that her tutor had prepared her very well for the test. James is conscientious, responsible, and obviously a skilled tutor. He has a great easy-going manner that is very appealing to my daughter and helped calm anxieties. I would highly recommend him!

--Parent
Piedmont

Our son worked with James Eno in Berkeley. James helped him decide which tests and subject tests would be best for him and helped him gain confidence and improve his scores. I would also add, James' support and instruction increased our son's academic knowledge and skill in a number of areas that generally helped him overall in school.

--Peter August, Parent
Berkeley

Bristol Huffman was an absolute joy to work with. She went over the material thoroughly so that I absorbed everything she taught and gave valuable tips for the SATs that I later used on the actual test. Bristol really wants her students to reach their highest potential, and she was greatly appreciated by my family and me. I recommended her to many of my friends, and she ended up tutoring them as well, helping them just as much.

--Bridey Patterson, Student
El Cerrito High School

My daughter was able to raise her score from the PSAT to the SAT by 330 points, placing her well within reach of very selective colleges. James also worked with her to accommodate her very busy schedule and make the process go as smoothly as possible.

--Marla Kane, Parent
Berkeley High School

Audrey allowed me to gain confidence before I started testing. With this confidence, I was able to think more clearly and perform better on the tests. The foundation that Audrey created for the SAT also helped in other subjects like math and reading comprehension.

--Tonisha Williams, Student
Berkeley High School

Jessica was my son's tutor, and, as a result of her tutoring his SAT score increased by 300 points. He liked Jessica and was very engaged during the tutoring sessions. We are all very pleased with the results.

--Katrina Bergen, Parent
Moraga

Bristol Huffman is incredibly professional and reliable. Bristol was able to keep the sessions on task and greatly improved my son’s study habits. She helped my son become a much more disciplined and focused student. His grades and his SAT scores dramatically improved.

--Jeanne Woodford, Parent,
Benicia

Jessica is an excellent tutor who helped me tremendously. Working with Jessica was a pleasure because she made me feel confident in my ability going into the SAT. She was always very prompt to our appointments and would often spend extra time answering any questions that my parents or I had after our sessions. Jessica is also extremely nice and fun to talk to which made me enjoy our sessions much more than I first anticipated.

--Emma Lutz, Student
Berkeley High School

James is an enormously skilled tutor. He customizes his sessions to fit the student and motivates his students to stay focused and accomplish the material. He has worked with three of our children, both on the SAT and the SSAT, and has taught them the various strategies to succeed on the tests. He is very reliable, supportive, and highly effective, and is well liked by his students. We’ve had nothing but positive results and have just heard that our son was accepted to Harvard.

--Louise Muhlfeld, Parent
San Francisco

My son raised his SAT test scores by 310 points! James has a great personality, gets along really well (which is very important in working with a teenager), and he teaches not only the content but also the strategy on taking the SAT. He was able to tailor his study guide to match our son's learning style, and by building his confidence, helped relieve his test taking anxiety. All this led to the big jump in his test scores. He has great communication with both our son and us (parents), he works on weekends, comes to our house, and he is extremely punctual and reliable.

--Yumi Yuan, Parent
Berkeley High School