James first joined Tutor Trust in 2016 whilst studying BA French & Spanish at the University of Manchester. He has since been involved in many aspects of tuition, having tutored in Secondary Maths, Primary and AP/LAC and been part of the Outreach Team. Moreover, he participated in the NatCen Online Tuition Pilot in Summer 2020, delivering around 150 hours of tuition during the COVID-19 pandemic, and The Transition Project in Summer 2017.

In 2018, James spent a year abroad to improve his French and Spanish language skills as part of his undergraduate degree, during which he studied at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and worked as a Corporate Assistant/English Teacher in Paris. James speaks fluent French and Spanish as well as basic Portuguese, Catalan and British Sign Language.

James is passionate about making a difference in his community, especially with children from disadvantaged backgrounds. He participated in the ‘Languages XP’ Spanish Outreach programme organised by the University of Manchester which involved planning and delivering short language taster sessions in schools and running engaging foreign language activities on the university campus. Moreover, James worked as a Lead Maths Tutor in an Alternative Provision in Greater Manchester from September 2020 to December 2021 whilst studying an MA in Film Studies at the University of Manchester.

In addition to tutoring and university studies, James has varied corporate experience, having worked in Customer Service and Complaints Management in different industries. He started his career handling correspondence on behalf of the CEO and company directors for a European airline. During this experience, he was seconded to Cape Town, South Africa for three months to oversee the transition of services and building of a new contact centre. In his role, he assisted with operations, team management, quality coaching and training.

Having thoroughly enjoyed his experience as a Tutor and Brand Ambassador with The Tutor Trust and after having completed his MA degree, James joined the Tutor Trust staff team in January 2022.