Becca Woo

Test Prep & Academic Tutor


I was born and raised locally in the Bay Area, where attended a variety of schools: Loyola Elementary, Bullis Charter School, The King’s Academy, Mountain View High School. In high school, I discovered a passion for English due to great teachers, and this landed me at Purdue University in Indiana, working towards an English degree with a linguistics minor.

Ever since I was a preschooler, I enjoyed helping others more than doing my own work: I would walk around the room and sit down with other kids with their puzzles, leaving my own forgotten. During my preschool and kindergarten years, I was often asked about my dream job, and while I had a long list of things I wanted to be when I grew up, teaching was one of the first.

At Purdue, I took all the necessary courses for the education track in addition to the requirements for my major and minor: I spent four years in various English-language classrooms of middle school and high school students. While I enjoyed my time student teaching, the track made me realize that I much prefer to work personally with students one-on-one.

My educational philosophy is founded on personal connection. Whether I’m teaching English or math, I like to get to know my students first. I’ve found that knowing a bit about each other sets a foundation of mutual trust. I’m also able to then better tailor activities around each student to address their specific learning needs, goals, and interests. Ultimately, my goal as a tutor is to encourage confidence as well as excellence.

In my free time, I enjoy learning on my own (my current interest is in coding). I love games of all sorts, and I am working towards creating my own one day. My other interests include various aspects of art (from writing, to drawing, to playing my guitar), baking sweets, and building computers.

Subjects Tutored

ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, and Writing Sample
Academic English
Academic Algebra 1
Academic Geometry
Academic Algebra 2
Academic K-8
AP English Language and Composition
AP English Literature and Composition

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