I was born and raised in the Bay Area and attended Willow Glen High School in San Jose. I graduated from San Jose State University with a BA in music and a focus on vocal performance. When I wasn’t studying or helping other students, I spent my undergraduate days in different leadership positions for a coed music fraternity called Mu Phi Epsilon that focused on teaching and performing. Later, I worked at a summer camp providing guidance and direction to younger students. This experience helped me realize that I wanted to devote my career to education and working with young people.
At AJ, I excel at helping younger students begin their test preparation journeys with exams like the ISEE, HSPT, and SSAT. In my experience, these tests can be crucial experiences for developing a confident approach to one’s education. I enjoy helping my students see that they can improve their scores through practice and coaching. To accomplish these improvements, I strive to tailor each preparation to the unique needs of the student.
My tutoring philosophy centers around adapting my teaching methods to my students’ learning styles in a way that makes them feel understood. I believe that a student absorbs the most when in a comfortable and safe space. I strive to cultivate a compassionate and engaging environment to best suit each students’ needs. My goal in tutoring is to help students gain confidence in all subjects and improve their organization and study habits.
Outside of the offices of AJ Tutoring, you can find me frolicking in the wilderness: climbing, backpacking, camping, and kayaking!
- ISEE, HSPT, SSAT
- Academic Study Skills
- Academic K-8
- San Jose
- Los Gatos (Los Gatos Blvd)