Abishak Kodi

Test Prep and Academic Tutor

Although I was born in Boston, I consider myself a Californian and have lived in the East Bay for the majority of my life. After high school, I attended UC Davis, where I studied Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. I’ve always been fascinated by science, and studying with renowned professors and accomplished peers was the experience of a lifetime.

In my undergraduate years, I had the chance to work a rather unusual job: I was a vintage double decker bus driver! In addition, I worked as a researcher in a microbiology lab and a nurses’ aid at Sacramento Memorial Hospital. After graduating, I worked with Google for its self driving car program, and I can proudly say that I am one of a handful of people with an autonomous car license!

In my experience as a tutor, I’ve seen that no two students learn the same way. Understanding each student’s unique learning style is crucial to explaining concepts in a manner that will make the material more applicable and more enjoyable. I want to inspire the delight and passion that come with learning new things and applying them to daily life. To me, teaching is about passing down knowledge to others and making a difference in the world.

In order to help my students succeed on standardized exams, I strive to illuminate the structure of the questions such that they become demystified. Once my students familiarize themselves with the format of each section, practice and coaching become highly effective, especially in the 1-on-1 environment provided at AJ.

Outside of the offices of AJ Tutoring, you can find me hiking, listening to live music, or riding my motorcycle around the Bay Area! I am also a big fan of board games such as Settlers of Catan, Munchkin, and Mafia.

Subjects Tutored

SAT Subject Math2
SAT Subject Literature
SAT Subject Biology E/M
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Biology
Academic K-8
AP Biology

Offices Served



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