Catching Up After Online School

Coming out of lockdown and working with students, one disturbing trend has emerged. Many students are behind with regard to their basic verbal and math skills. Even our high-achieving students are behind students from previous years. Unfortunately, it’s not surprising. There are many benefits of in- person learning that we never really appreciated. One is … Continued

Developing Young Writers through Publishing

As an English teacher, I enjoy being able to help developing young writers find their voices and try to find places to publish their work.  Since publishing is a vital part of the writing process and I work with some talented, young writers, I wanted to find a place where those developing young writers could … Continued

College Acceptance & Enrollment List 2021

We’d like to congratulate this year’s seniors on graduating and getting accepted into top-notch schools!Despite the turbulent year, our students overcame the challenges of distance learning and turned their struggles into opportunities for growth.  This past year’s college application cycle was one of the toughest in recent memory, with top universities publishing historically low acceptance … Continued

ACT and SAT Test Dates 2022-2023

We've gathered a list of ACT and SAT test dates and registration deadlines for your convenience. We do our best to ensure the accuracy of these dates. However, we strongly encourage you to use this as a guide only. Please double check these dates with your local testing center before finalizing your plans. It's possible … Continued

Black Lives Matter

Ben & Jerry said it best: “They matter because they are children, brothers, sisters, mothers, and fathers. They matter because the injustices they face steal from all of us — white people and people of color alike. They steal our very humanity. Systemic and institutionalized racism are the defining civil rights and social justice issues of … Continued

Recommended Resources for Test-prep Tutoring

If you’ve signed up for test-prep tutoring, please check out our recommended books below. We’ve found that these tend to work best for us and our students. A combination of both tips and tricks and exercises can be found in all of our selections. See you in class! ACT The Complete Guide to ACT English, … Continued

COVID-19 Announcement

Due to school cancellations and concerns over COVID-19, we’ll be tutoring over Skype for the foreseeable future. If you’d like to keep your appointments in the coming weeks, please let us know your Skype username. If you’d like to cancel your appointments, please give us a call or text us at 510-984-1234. If you don’t … Continued

Anxiety and Test Prep

Test anxiety may be more common than you think. According to a 2010 study, test anxiety affects between 10-40% of all students. In fact, these percentages continue to rise as students are exposed to more standardized tests throughout their schooling. “Studies have shown that students with low levels of test anxiety get higher scores on … Continued

Poem of the Week: Walt Whitman

I Saw in Louisiana A Live-Oak Growing I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing,All alone stood it and the moss hung down from the branches,Without any companion it grew there uttering joyous leaves of dark green,And its look, rude, unbending, lusty, made me think of myself,But I wonder’d how it could utter joyous leaves standing … Continued

Job Openings

We currently have job openings for the following positions: Administrative Assistant Statistics Tutor Chemistry Tutor SAT/ACT Prep To apply, please send a copy of your resume to Olivia at [email protected] Statistics Tutor We are hiring for a statistics tutor who can tutor AP statistics and introductory college statistics. Job candidates should also be comfortable teaching … Continued