About AJ Tutoring

Dedicated tutors. Real results!

Meet our tutors

We’re passionate about education and encourage students to fully engage in and take ownership of their learning. We take our job seriously, but we also know that warmth and support promote learning.

Daniel Farrell

Test Prep and Academic Tutor

Merylynn Valencia

San Mateo Office Director, Test Prep and Academic Tutor


Matt Downhour

Test Prep and Academic Tutor

Karen Warwick

College Admission Counseling Director, Test Prep and Academic Tutor

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Parents and students love us.



“They were professional and caring. My son enjoyed going and that says a lot.”

—St. Francis High School parent

Open Communication

“Great communication with parent and student. My daughter loved to go to tutoring.. . . what a breath of fresh air. Thank you!”

—Margaret Lawrence, Palo Alto High School parent

Caring Tutors

“Makes my child felt so uplifted and empowered. Excellent tutoring and a wonderful positive learning environment.”

—Palo Alto High School parent



Our story

Life-long friends, Aaron and Joe began tutoring in 2003 and founded AJ in 2005. Our goal ever since has been to transform the education landscape in the Bay Area by providing exceptional 1-on-1 tutoring. Our team is now over 210 strong, dedicated to AJ Tutoring’s purpose.


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We can help you learn

Whether you’re looking to help your student get back on track, stay ahead of the pack, or learn how to learn, we’ve got you covered.








Student Focused


Our purpose


To cultivate a passion for lifelong learning in the communities we serve by giving our clients and team members access to the information and tools necessary to enrich their lives.

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Social outreach


We partner with the local educational community to ensure students from all backgrounds have access to our programs.

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Join our team


“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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Let's discuss your student's academic tutoring, test prep, or college counseling needs!

Our test prep, academic tutoring, and college admissions counseling professionals are here to help you navigate the test taking maze, share our experience with your local school, and inspire your student.

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Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
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