Jim Vlachos


Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, Boston University, 1991

Jim has been a tutor for over 32 years, working one-on-one with students from the first grade level through college, both privately and professionally through various tutoring services and agencies. He has a broad range of experiences teaching academic subject matter and study skills to students in many subjects, including Biology, Latin, Algebra I, and SAT/ACT Math as well as English grammar, reading, and writing. He is experienced in working with students with a wide range of learning needs, including students with Special Needs, and especially those with anxiety and stress around the test-taking process. Jim tutors middle school and high school students in standardized test preparation (SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, HSPT), MCAS preparation, and homework help and is available to assist high school and college undergraduate students in paper writing and study organization.

Jim says, “After graduating from Boston Latin Academy in 1986 I went on to earn my Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science from Boston University.  I’ve worked full-time as a professional computer programmer ever since.

As a tutor I guide my students in learning both the facts of the subject at hand and, more importantly, how they can best approach and learn that subject. I see to it that our goal becomes not only to earn high grades and test scores but also for my students to become people who understand the process of learning and how to accomplish it in all of their academic subjects.

When I’m not tutoring or programming computers I enjoy helping international students learn English and experience American culture.  Also…just so you know…I bake the best baklava you’ve ever eaten.”