Meet James

As Founder of The Waterton Group, James continually strives to provide Dallas with the ultimate standardized testing resources.

James Denke, Executive Director

Fordham University, BA Economics

james@watertongroup.com

James is the founder of The Waterton Group. After scoring in the top 2% of test takers on the SAT® and a perfect 800 on the math portion, James began teaching the SAT® and ACT in 1998. He was part of a team that helped build the Distance Learning department of the Princeton Review and the principal SAT® and ACT tutor for the lower Manhattan office through 2004. He then moved to build a financial training department for a boutique Wall Street brokerage firm from 2004-2005.

"Even in 2015, the competition for undergraduate and graduate programs remains fierce."

Since 2005, James has been instructing students from some of the most affluent and well respected families in both New York City and Beverly Hills. Upon returning to his home town of Dallas, James launched The Waterton Group in early 2009 to spread his skills and experience to families in the Dallas/Forth Worth area. James holds a bachelors degree in economics from New York’s Fordham University.

  • Over 14 years' private education experience
  • Authority in quantitative testing methods
  • Ongoing curriculum developer
  • SAT®, PSAT/NMSQT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, and LSAT expert
  • Proud Dallas native

Currently, James splits his time between teaching students and managing Waterton's growth. He remains a resource for both families and educators throughout Dallas. Media outlets routinely request his expertise and guidance for all matters related to standardized testing. He continues to provide cogent insight into the private education sphere.

Personal Info

As founder of The Waterton Group, James continually strives to provide Dallas with the ultimate standardized testing resources.

  • Bachelors in Economics
  • Founder and Principal
  • Perfect 800 SAT® Math
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