"With over 10 years separating me from my last college course, I credit Mr. Stelling's GMAT prep course with knocking off the rust and reawakening those parts of my brain that had been dormant. Jim has a brilliant way of helping you reconnect with concepts previously learned but long since forgotten. The review of concepts combined with shrewd test-taking tactics helped me raise my GMAT score 170 points from my pre-class score. The class was brisk, fun, on point, and had me champing at the bit to start my MBA! I highly recommend taking the Math refresher course as well." Landon "Price" Barnes, Massey Alumnus - 2012
James R. Stelling holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Education from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and has completed 40+ credits hours of graduate study in business administration. Currently a technical consultant in information technology for the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration, Stelling was previously an adjunct faculty member at The Massey Graduate School of Business, where he taught management communications in the MBA program. He has taught GMAT Strategy, GRE Strategy, and GMAT/GRE Foundations of Mathematics courses for 15 years to more than 1,500 students, receiving consistently excellent student evaluations for his classroom methods and his ability to "demystify" GMAT and GRE verbal and quantitative material.
Stelling combines an extensive teaching background with firsthand experience with the GMAT (his scores on previous tests, including a 770, are consistently at the 98th and 99th percentile levels) and a thorough understanding of the approaches used by GMAT developers to presenting GMAT verbal and mathematics material. Stelling provides a fast-paced, comprehensive course targeted to a wide range of student needs and levels. He also teaches the Massey School GMAT Foundations of Mathematics course, designed to prepare students for the rigorous material covered in the quantitative sections of the GMAT Strategies course, and the Massey School GRE Strategies and GRE Foundations of Mathematics courses.