James was born and raised in New York City. He was an undergraduate at Yale, where he fell in love with organic chemistry (yes, he was that kid). After majoring in chemistry and graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to continue his studies at the University of Oxford. There he completed a PhD in Organic Chemistry, before attending Harvard Medical School. He is presently a resident physician in Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
James's research uses the tools of organic chemistry to probe biological interactions. He tutored chemistry undergraduates at Yale and taught courses in biophysics and organic chemistry at Oxford. At Cambridge Coaching, James is first and foremost an MCAT tutor, though he also loves working with students on related subjects, such as biology, chemistry and physics. He also advises medical school applicants at all stages of the process, with a particular emphasis on interview preparation.
In his free time he enjoys jogging along the Charles River and attempting to cook.