Jennifer Cassano

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I have always been enthralled by science and its potential for illuminating our understanding. After graduating from San Jose State with a degree in chemistry, I worked at the Stanford Liver Clinic as a research coordinator. Though I enjoyed the application of what I studied, I realized how much I flourished in an academic environment, so I decided to pursue my master’s degree followed by my PhD in chemistry from UC Santa Cruz.

Throughout my time in academia, I have taught, trained, and mentored a plethora of students and undergraduate researchers. I believe that training, teaching, and mentoring are great ways to build confidence, morale, and rapport with students. The 1-on-1 environment is particularly important and effective for its customization and efficiency.

At AJ, I strive to help my students succeed in their science classes and grow to enjoy the process. A large part of cultivating mastery of a subject is one’s attitude and confidence, so I believe in providing positive motivation and moral support to my students. I excel at finding a balance between challenging my students and providing support to build their confidence, and I often find that the two approaches go hand-in-hand.

Other than tutoring, I enjoy traveling, reading, and exploring new parks and hiking trails!

Subjects Tutored

  • Academic Algebra 1
  • Academic Chemistry
  • Academic Biology
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Biology

Offices Served

  • Menlo Park
  • Palo Alto


(650) 331-3251 ext. 638

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“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.”

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