Alex Mabanta

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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

  • SAT
  • PSAT
  • 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

Offices Served

  • Saratoga
  • Los Altos (San Antonio Rd)


(650) 331-3251 ext. 629

Satisfied Parents

“AJ Tutoring was terrific! Our tutor hit Anna with a completely different approach; his style was especially good for Anna. Her improvement gives her a better shot at early admission to Georgetown.”

- Woodside Priory parent and guidance counselor

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"Being an AJ tutor is a dream job.  The 1-on-1 connection with my students is rewarding, and the support and dynamic team atmosphere are awesome."

- Patrick Hennes, AJ team member

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