Asia Raab

Test Prep & Academic Tutor

A Bay Area native, I attended Leigh High School in San Jose. After high school, I moved north to the beautiful East Bay where I studied English Literature at UC Berkeley.

Always a self-professed bookworm, I discovered my passion for writing during my undergraduate years. One of my professors, Miss Quigley, was particularly instrumental in my decision to become a teacher. With her energetic spirit and fun-loving approach to close reading, she inspired my affection for graceful sentences and great literature. Since taking her Contemporary Lit class many years ago, I’ve wanted to have a similar impact as a teacher.

Over the course of my career, I’ve taught English in both the classroom and one-on-one settings as everything from a GED teacher in San Quentin State Prison to an Americorps volunteer. My philosophy is all students can succeed if they have a supportive teacher. As an educator, I believe English is especially important because when students can critically read a text, they can critically read the world.

When I’m not teaching, you can find me devouring books in the dusty stacks of my local library, sitting at my desk alternating between dreamily staring out my window and actually writing, and (finally!) making my way through AFI’s 100 greatest movies.

Subjects Tutored

Interview Prep
ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, and Writing Sample
Academic English
Academic Study Skills
Academic K-8
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition

Offices Served

Happy parents and students.

 My score skyrocketed. I gained more confidence in my ability and I actually looked forward to coming, although that might have been because of the snacks, I’m going to really miss Asia and owe her partially for any college that I get in.  Read what others are saying

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