Alex Mabanta

Test Prep and Academic Tutor

Named after Alex Trebek, the host of the TV game show Jeopardy!, I have always had a passion for knowledge and learning. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where I attended Saratoga High School and graduated magna cum laude from UC Berkeley with degrees in Rhetoric and Political Science and minors in Human Rights and Entrepreneurship.

During my college years, I immersed myself in a gamut of activities that ranged from directing the largest student-run tax-assistance center in Northern California to conducting a massive field experiment on religious minorities in India. As a result, I am always up for a game of trivia on any topic (all in preparation for making my own Jeopardy! debut).

At AJ Tutoring, I help students with US history, English, and the SAT. For me, there is nothing more fulfilling than seeing the “A-ha!” moment when my student figures out a puzzling problem. I focus on customizing each session and attempting to personalize academic subjects to meet the needs of individual students’ learning styles. I take pride in patiently guiding students through the complexities of different subjects and demystifying the test-taking process. With a strong support structure, I believe that anyone can succeed in classes and on exams, and I do what I can to facilitate academic growth and intellectual curiosity in my students.

Outside AJ tutoring, I can be found writing children’s books, attending or participating in slam poetry events, exploring Northern California, and engaging in public service for the local community.

Subjects Tutored

Academic English
Academic US History
Academic World History
Academic Government
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition
AP US History
AP U.S. Government & Politics

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