Jim grew up in and around New York City thinking he’d spend his life as a musician. That all changed when he went to Oberlin and discovered that he loved math and economics, much to the chagrin of his music playing self. He earned his BA from Oberlin with High Honors in Economics and a minor in math, and went on to get a MA in Economics from Cornell. After graduate school, Jim travelled the country working on political campaigns, bouncing from Minnesota to Florida to New York and eventually landing in Washington, DC, where he spent three years working as a data scientist and software developer for a digital political strategy firm. Jim now lives in Cambridge, MA and works as a software consultant.
Jim discovered his love of teaching in high school when he started giving guitar and bass lessons. He worked as a teaching assistant in macroeconomics during graduate school, and tutored many students in calculus and econometrics as an undergrad. Jim tutors in all levels of economics, and in math and statistics through college level.
In his free time Jim loves going on hikes with his girlfriend and dog, playing geeky board games and perfecting his hummus recipe.