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Palo Alto, CA 94301

Tutoring locations in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Berkeley, Cupertino, and San Rafael.  Click here for our local addresses. Click here for our local addresses.

Phone: (650) 617-3439
Director: Gus Mattammal

Many tutors are available for Distance Tutoring. If you don’t see a tutor or subject listed here, please call 866-502-3338 to speak with a Program Consultant about tutoring options in your location.


  • Gus Mattammal

    Silicon Valley Tutor Gus Mattammal

    Gus Mattammal received his MBA in International Strategy and Finance from the Yale School of Management, and his BA in Physics and Mathematics from Pomona College. He has been tutoring math almost without interruption since he was 13 years old, both as a volunteer and as a professional tutor. Currently, he tutors the SAT; ACT; SAT Subject Tests in Physics, Math, U.S. History, World History, and Literature; SSAT; ISEE; GMAT; GRE; LSAT; MCAT Verbal Reasoning and Physics; and academic Physics, Math, Economics, Accounting, Finance, and Writing.

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  • Lawrence Cai

    Graduate of Yale University. B.S. in Chemistry with a research focus in solar energy. Former consultant at Simon-Kucher & Partners' Life Sciences Division.  Current medical student at Stanford University. U.S. Presidential Scholar and AP scholar with distinction. Tutor of  SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry, Biology, U.S. History, World History, Math Level 2, and Literature, ISEE, SSAT, and academic Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and English.

  • Sam Cartmell

    Graduate of Phillips Academy and Yale University.  B.A. in Cognitive Science.  Former Lab Manager of the Yale Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory.  National Merit Finalist and AP Scholar with Honor. EMT.  Tutor of the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math, U.S. History, World History, Chemistry, Physics, and Literature, AP Tests in English, Chemistry, U.S. History, Statistics, and Calculus, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, GMAT, and MCAT Physical Sciences.

  • Shelley Chang

    Graduate of California Institute of Technology. B.S. in Chemistry. Studied abroad at University College London. Taught biology and physics courses at Stanford University's Educational Programs for Gifted Youth. National Merit Finalist and Presidential Scholar Semifinalist. Former materials technician. Violinist. Competitive Rubik's Cube solver. Tutor of SAT Subject Tests in Biology and Chemistry, AP Biology and Chemistry, and academic Biology and Chemistry, and MCAT Biological Sciences.

  • Barney Cruz

    Ph.D. in Chemical Physics in progress, Stanford University. Graduate of Rice University. B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Discussion Leader and Teaching Assistant in Physical Chemistry and Accelerated Freshman Chemistry at Stanford University.   Graduate Researcher on the Stanford Bio-X NeuroVentures Initiative.  Was Lovett Academic Fellow and Peer Tutor in Calculus, Physics, and Chemistry at Rice University. National Merit Finalist and Scholar.  4th Place Medalist in UIL Mathematics, Texas.  Tutor of the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math, Chemistry, and Physics, SSAT, ISEE, AP Calculus, Chemistry, and Physics, GRE, and academic Math, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology.

  • Alok Gupta

    M.B.A, Santa Clara University. M.S. in Geophysics, University of Washington. Graduate of Pomona College. B.A. in Physics and Mathematics. Has completed a decade of oceanographic research and a decade in technology strategy.  Won grant from the HUB Lab in Hong Kong to apply novel theory of turbulence to wind turbine design.  Tutor of the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math, Literature, U.S. History, and Physics, ISEE, SSAT, AP Physics B and C, AP Calculus AB and BC, GRE, GMAT, and academic Math and Physics.

  • Jessica Hui

    Cum laude graduate of Harvard University. A.B. in English and American Literature and Language. Detur Book Prize. Peer Tutor of Statistics, Physics, and Psychology. Photography editor for the Harvard Crimson. National Institutes of Health (NIH) student researcher in proteomics and in developmental biology. Honors graduate of Punahou School in Honolulu, HI. National Merit Finalist. AP Scholar with Distinction. AHSME Certificate of Distinction. Tutor of SAT, SAT Subject Tests in Math, U.S. History, and Literature, AP English Language and Literature, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, and LSAT.

  • Rebecca Krouner

    Magna Cum Laude graduate of Brown University. A.B. with departmental honors in Comparative Literature and Italian Studies. Master of Music, Manhattan School of Music. Studied at University of Bologna, Italy. Experience in communication skills training and curriculum design. Freelance writer and editor with an interest in theater and opera. Winner of a “Sweetheart Award” from the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education for work with students with special needs. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in U.S. History, World History, Literature and Math, AP English Language and Literature, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, and GMAT.

  • Divia Melwani

    Graduate of Harvard University. A.B. in Computer Science. AP Scholar with Distinction. Graduate of The Spence School in New York City. Ten years experience with academic and test preparation tutoring. Completed National Novel Writing Month three times. Tutor of SAT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, Math, U.S. History, and Physics, GRE, SSAT, and ISEE.

  • Chris Mugler

    Ph.D. Candidate in Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California, Berkeley. Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of University of California, Santa Barbara. B.S. in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. Received departmental distinction and NSF Graduate Fellowship honorable mention.  Tutor of SAT Subject Test in Biology, AP Biology, MCAT Biological Sciences, and academic Biology.

  • Michelle Shafer

    Magna cum laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College. BA in with departmental honors in Theater and English. Current Ph.D. candidate in Theater at Columbia University. She also received an MFA in Theater at Columbia University. Former writing instructor and tutor at Columbia University, and former writing and literature professor at Haverford College. Served for five years as the Writing Program Director for the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America at Princeton University. Professional theater director and dramaturg.  Tutor of the SAT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, World History, and U.S. History, and academic English and Writing.

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