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Palo Alto, CA 94301

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

Phone: (650) 617-3439
Director: Gus Mattammal
Email: siliconvalley@advantagetesting.com

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.

Tutors

  • 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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  • Rebecca Alaly

    Silicon Valley Tutor Rebecca Alaly

    Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University. A.B. in Sociology. Peter Wilson Award and John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement of Highest Distinction. Suzanne Farrell Prize for outstanding contribution to the field of dance. Directed a volunteer tutoring program at Harvard University. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test in Math Level 1, LSAT, Singapore Math, academic Math, SSAT, and ISEE.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Yonglu Che

    Graduate of Yale University. B.S. Physics and B.S. Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology. Current MD/Ph.D. student at Stanford University with research focus in cancer biology. National Merit Semifinalist, AP Scholar with Honor. Four-time Michigan All-State Jazz Band (alto saxophone). Tutor of SAT Subject Tests in Mathematics, Physics, Biology, and Chemistry, AP Calculus AB and BC, AP Physics 1 and 2, AP Physics C Mechanics, AP Physics C E&M, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, and academic Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.  
  • Stefani Echeverria-Dixon

    Ph.D. in Classics in progress, University of California Berkeley. M.A. in Latin, UC Berkeley. Current Instructor at UC Berkeley. Recipient of UC Berkeley’s GSI award for excellence in teaching. Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brooklyn College. National Merit Scholar. AP Scholar with Distinction. National Latin Exam Book Award. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Latin, Literature, World History, and US History, AP Latin, AP US History, AP European History, AP English Literature, AP English Language, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, and academic English, History, and Latin.  
  • Alicia Gai

    M.A. in Philosophy, the University of Oxford. Graduate of the University of Arizona. B.A. in Philosophy, Linguistics, and Classics. Fluent in Python through work in computational linguistics. Taught science in a high-needs middle school as an Americorp fellow. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, LSAT, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Calculus, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP Psychology, AP Latin, AP Human Geography, AP European History, AP American History, and SAT Subject Tests in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Literature, US History, and Latin.  
  • 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.

     
  • Eric Kauderer-Abrams

    Graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. B.S. in Mathematics. Current Ph.D. student in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University, researching Neuromorphic Engineering. Tutor of SSAT, ISEE, ACT, SAT, SAT subject tests in Mathematics and Physics, AP Physics B and C, AP Calculus AB and BC, GRE, and academic Math, Physics, Statistics, Data Science, Python, and Engineering.  
  • Jessica Kinloch

    Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University. A.B. in History and International Relations. Master of International Policy Studies, Stanford. Fellow, Stanford Institute for Entrepreneurship. Harvard Law School Howe Grant for Civil Liberties Research. Junior Research Partner, Radcliffe and Weatherhead Institutes. National Merit Scholar. Co-Founder & VP Business Development, Verdigris Technologies. Oakland Teaching Fellow. Teaching Assistant, Stanford University. Tutor of SAT, SAT Subject Tests in Math, Literature, U.S. History, World History, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, and academic Math, History, English, and Writing.  
  • Joanne Knudson

    Graduate of Pomona College. B.A. in History with a concentration in Medieval European History. National Merit Scholarship Award. Competitive figure skater and junior ice skating instructor. Tutor of ACT, SAT, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, AP English Literature, AP English Language, AP European History, AP US History, and SAT Subject Tests in World History, U.S. History, and Literature.  
  • 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.

     
  • Leyan Lo

    Graduate of Stanford. M.S. in Physics. Graduate of the California Institute of Technology. B.S. with Honors in Physics. Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation Scholarship for Music. Peer tutor in Physics at the California Institute of Technology. AP Scholar with Distinction. Rubik's Cube World Champion. Former Concertmaster, Stanford Symphony Orchestra. Currently a software engineer at Highfive, a Silicon Valley startup, developing web applications using AngularJS (JavaScript, HTML/CSS). Prior experience in Android development (Java), and also proficient in C/C++ and Python. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math and Physics, AP exams in Calculus and Physics, GRE, GRE Subject Tests in Math and Physics, and academic Math, Physics, and Computer Science.  
  • Nick Love

    Graduate of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Cambridge, and University of Manchester. B.A. in Biology, MPhil in Zoology, Ph.D. in Developmental Biology with a research focus in tissue regeneration and stem cells. Former research fellow at RIKEN: Center for Developmental Biology. Current medical student at Stanford University. Churchill Scholar, Luce Scholar, and NSF Graduate Research Fellow. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry, Biology, World History, Math Level 2, and Literature, and academic Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and English.  
  • Charlotte MacAusland

    M.B.A., Wharton Business School. M.A. in International Studies, Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania. B.A. in Chinese, Swarthmore College. Teaching Assistant and Language Instructor at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, Mandarin, Math Level 2, U.S. History, and World History, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, GMAT, and academic English and Chinese.  
  • Xander Manshel

    Ph.D. in English Literature in progress, Stanford University. M.A. in English Literature, Bread Loaf School of English. Magna Cum Laude graduate of Middlebury College. B.A. in English & American Literature. Former faculty member at Phillips Academy Andover and Chinese International School of Hong Kong. Honors graduate of Deerfield Academy. Tutor of ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature and U.S. History, AP U.S. History, English Language, and Literature, IB English Literature and Theory of Knowledge, SSAT, ISEE, and academic English, history and writing.  
  • Tom McQuillan

    Graduate of Dartmouth College. B.A. in Economics summa cum laude, with a concentration in global health and development. Former captain of men's fencing team at Dartmouth. Current medical student at Stanford University with research interests in orthopedic surgery. AP scholar with distinction. Tutor in SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and SAT subject tests in chemistry and biology, as well as academic chemistry, biology, math, English and writing.  
  • 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.

     
  • Seth Merkin Morokoff

    Magna Cum Laude graduate of Princeton University. A.B. in Economics with research focus in health economics. Published original academic research in Stanford’s undergraduate economics journal. Peer tutor in statistics and economics. Features editor for the Daily Princetonian. Presidential Scholar. National Merit Scholar. National AP Scholar. Tutor of SAT and ACT.  
  • 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.

     
  • Zahra Sayyid

    Graduate of Stanford University. B.S. in Biology. Current MD/Ph.D. student at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Neuroscience PhD program. National Merit Scholar, Presidential Scholars Semifinalist, and AP Scholar with Distinction. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Math Level 2, ISEE, SSAT, AP Tests in Calculus, Statistics, Chemistry, Biology, and Physics-Mechanics, and academic Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, and Statistics.  
  • Michelle Shafer

    Ph.D., M.Phil., MA, and MFA in Theater from Columbia University. Magna Cum Laude graduate of Bryn Mawr College. B.A. with departmental honors in Theater and English. 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 SSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, World History, and U.S. History, and academic English and Writing.  
  • Tim Silk

    Honors graduate of Pomona College. B.A. in Cognitive Science. Teaching Credential in Mathematics and Computers from San Francisco State. Educator for 13 years and lifelong resident of Berkeley, CA. Tutor of ACT, SAT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, GMAT, AP Calculus AB and BC, and SAT Subject Tests in Math.  
  • Nathan Yale

    Graduate of Pomona College. B.A. in Environmental Analysis. Multiple-time winner of Pomona College Scholar Award. Member of Mortar Board and Pomona-Pitzer Varsity Swim Team, Team Captain senior year and school record holder. Studied environmental science at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Interests include fitness, jazz, the outdoors, sustainability, and long books. Tutor of the SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, LSAT, and SAT Subject Tests in Math, Literature, Physics, and Spanish.  
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