Hi, I'm James, the founder of The Exam Coach.
That's me in the pic attempting to look hard as nails next to one of my favourite graffiti quotes in East London - 'deeds not words'.
Let's talk about the quote for a minute. I enjoy helping students get things done and build momentum towards the goals they care about. As I was growing up I learned the value in taking action rather than just talking or thinking about it. Mind you, I wasn't always this way...I struggled with many of the challenges we all face as students. I was easily distracted, lacked motivation and didn't have a clear direction in my head as to where I wanted to go in life.
After leaving University, I created The Exam Coach in order to help students with some of the questions and challenges I encountered as a student.
1. How do I study for and perform well in my exams, but still have a good time between the ages of 13 and 22?
2. What career should I choose? How do I make enough money but also have a decent time doing it? What am I naturally good at?
3. How can I use my smartphone (which contains all the information known to human kind) to achieve my goals in life?
The three topics I talk about are interconnected. Exam success builds useful life skills and opens up career prospects, both of these are enhanced by mastering the way you use your smartphone.
Continue reading below for a little more detail on the three topics I think and talk about day-in day-out, my experience of them, and the approach I pass on to students.