Magen Aucoin

Team Leader


I attended UCSB for undergrad, earning a BA in Sociocultural Linguistics with honors. I then went on to receive my MA from Georgetown University in Language and Communication. Needless to say, I know all about the rigorous demands of being a student!

When I started 7th grade, I found myself lost in a sea of variables and negative numbers. Luckily, I had a great math teacher who took the time after school to help me make sense of it all. What I learned to love about math is that there is always a right answer and a way to check your work. It’s pretty cool! I aspire to give my students the same experience of insight and discovery that I was given.

I tutored throughout my four years at a competitive public high school in Southern California. Then, in graduate school, I joined the English for Heritage Language Speakers Program (EHLS), where I developed English communication skills for native speakers of Arabic, Mandarin, Swahili, and Pashto, who were preparing for careers in the federal government.

I thoroughly enjoy finding each student’s particular way of learning and communicating. I relish the challenge of adapting my approach to each unique situation. I believe that success is determined by two factors: hard work and ingenuity. As Tom Brady always says, “Grind. Adapt. Prevail.”

Growing up, I was a competitive equestrian and an avid reader. While my days of horsing around may be behind me, I remain a voracious reader, especially if the book is science-fiction! You can also find me cooking, taking my dog to the dog park, and going to the movies with my fiancé.

Subjects Tutored

SAT
ACT
ISEE, HSPT, SSAT
SAT Subject Math2
SAT Subject Literature
Academic English
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Geometry
Academic Algebra 2
Academic Study Skills
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition

Offices Served

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