About Us


James Eno Tutorials was founded in 2007 with the goal of providing the highest-quality private tutoring services throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

As a small, locally owned business, our mission is to provide personalized services to students of all ability levels. James Eno meets with each prospective student and family to review the program and determine appropriate scheduling. He maintains contact with the tutors throughout the course of study to monitor each student’s progress.

We believe that building rapport with teenagers is key to academic improvement. Parents and students attest to the success of our approach. See Testimonials and Test-Score Increases.

We are committed to guiding our students through the intricacies of these important tests and helping each student achieve his or her goals.




Meet Our Tutors

James Eno Tutorials selects tutors who have graduated from leading four-year colleges and universities and who have scored in the top percentiles on their own SAT/ACT tests.

  • Tutors complete an intensive course of training before they begin working with students.

  • Tutors report regularly on student progress and discuss future lesson plans and strategies with James Eno, founder and senior tutor.

  • Students are assigned one personal tutor for the duration of the program.

  • We offer both in-home and office-based tutoring. Tutors will drive to your home, anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area, or meet with students in a local coffee shop if preferred. Our office is located in North Berkeley, within easy reach of AC Transit.

Our tutors have strong interpersonal skills, connect well with teenagers and parents, and demonstrate a firm commitment to education. Our tutoring staff currently includes the following team members:


Senior Tutor and Owner

James Eno, B.A.

University of Pennsylvania and the University of California at Santa Barbara

James is an avid reader. He enjoys hiking, movies, the culinary arts, and visiting family in the U.K.

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Nicholas Montes, M.S.

Stanford University

Nick is originally from Michigan. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in the same field from Stanford. He is deeply passionate about math, science, and the environment. He works as a research and development engineer at a clean energy start up company.



Hannah Trumbull, B.S.

University of California at Davis

Hannah grew up in the East Bay, attending Albany High School and Congregation Beth El. She got her B.S. in human development, specializing in teen development. Hannah works as an event coordinator at a domestic violence nonprofit and volunteers with Cal YMCA Youth and Government. In her free time, Hannah goes on hikes with her co-op, reads new fiction, and gardens.



Kate Wolffe, B.A.

University of California at Berkeley

Kate grew up in the East Bay and hasn't found any reason to leave yet. At Cal, she studied cognitive science and creative writing, and is currently pursuing a career in journalism. She also volunteers as an editor/researcher for the San Quentin News, a newspaper written by incarcerated people. In her free time, she enjoys taking advantage of all the outdoor activities the Bay Area has to offer.

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Annie Jollymore, M.A.

Princeton University and University of Minnesota

Annie is from Oakland, CA and graduated from Skyline High School. Since then, she has earned a B.A and an M.A. in Sociology, played fiddle in a bluegrass band, and lived in a number of different cities and states. She is currently working on her dissertation relating to race, politics, and the meanings of citizenship. In the meantime, she is teaching sociology at Diablo Valley College, cultivating her culinary skills, and camping when she can!

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Madeline Wells, B.A.

University of California at Berkeley

Madeline grew up in the Seattle area and studied English and Media Studies at UC Berkeley. Currently, she is the associate editor at Telegraph Media as well as a freelance arts and culture writer for East Bay Express, KQED, and Oakland Magazine. When she’s not writing, you can usually find her at a concert, reading a book, or carefully curating her Spotify playlists.



Avery Lui, B.S.

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Avery is originally from Brooklyn, New York and has settled in the East Bay. He has a B.S. from Michigan, where he studied biology and biopsychology. He is currently pursuing a career in pharmaceutical sales for Genentech, and is passionate about science and technology education. In his free time, Avery enjoys hiking, fusion cooking, and reading about new scientific discoveries.

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