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Aly Malak

San Jose Office Director


As a child in upstate New York, I had a versatile environment to explore the many fascinations I had, from collecting water samples in my backyard creek to crashing down the slopes on a snowboard. Always curious, I started taking apart most of the technical devices in my house by the age of seven.

My interest in understanding the inner workings of the world drove me to spend four years at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo as a Mechanical Engineering student. An intense focus on physics and math is necessary to turn an idea into reality, and my thirst for innovation helped solidify my appreciation and focus for these subjects. Not content to stop there, I later pursued a Political Science degree at Cal State East Bay as well.

Enrolling in these two very different programs presented some interesting challenges, but those challenges also provided me with opportunities to explore and re-assess my own approach to learning. I have enjoyed teaching since high school, when I had the opportunity to tutor younger students both academically and in the violin and dance. The satisfaction I see in my students as they conquer a difficult concept, piece of music, or dance move has been my motivation to help students overcome the difficulties of often elusive math and physics concepts, as well as the trickier SAT and ACT questions across all disciplines. Provided with a safe environment, an effective support system, and a degree of persistence, any student has the ability to achieve a deep understanding and appreciation for these subjects.

I am proud to share my experience with other tutors by serving as a team leader here at AJ. I am continuously impressed by the dedication and enthusiasm displayed by my fellow tutors.

In my spare time, I enjoy creating and baking different bread recipes, hiking, mountain and road biking, and working on my Spanish and French skills.

Subjects Tutored

SAT
ACT
PSAT
SAT Subject Math2
SAT Subject Math1
SAT Subject Literature
SAT Subject Physics
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Geometry
Academic Algebra 2
Academic Trigonometry
Academic Pre-Calculus
Academic Calculus
Academic Statistics
Academic Physics
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

Offices Served

Happy parents and students.

 My tutor always knew how to solve every problem. She was very patient with helping me and made learning math extremely enjoyable. The tutors at AJ Tutoring are very qualified and I always learn so much. This is reflected in the improvement of my grades at school.  Read what others are saying

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