Eileen Thai

Test Prep and Academic Tutor

I graduated from the University of California, Davis, with a bachelor’s degree in human development and a minor in psychology. Throughout my academic career, I have always found myself getting involved with my local community, whether through volunteering, teaching, or a specialized combination of both in a healthcare setting.

After graduating, I volunteered as a lead math tutor for K-11 students at my local library branch. At the same time, I also had the opportunity to work as a teaching assistant at an enrichment program, where I provided one-on-one tutoring to students in order to help advance their reading comprehension, writing, and math skills. Serving in these roles, I developed the flexibility to adapt my teaching approach while being mindful of the students’ educational foundation and individual learning processes. By being aware of these differences, I am able to tailor lessons specifically for my students and frame the content in a meaningful context for each of them.

As a tutor, I place emphasis upon building strong foundational knowledge as well as critical thinking skills. From my experience, I believe that equipping students with a solid understanding of key concepts and guiding them to think independently will successfully prepare them for any academic pursuit. I love the process of learning—the spark of curiosity, the pondering of a specific concept, and the satisfaction of finally understanding a challenging topic. In my sessions, I share my enthusiasm for learning and work with my students to help them discover academic strategies that click well with them.

When I am not tutoring, I enjoy reading medical biographies, listening to the latest indie pop music releases, and biking in naturesque areas of the city.

Subjects Tutored:

ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, and Writing Sample
Academic Biology
Academic Study Skills
Academic K-8
AP Biology


Happy Parents and Students

 My tutor was super helpful and gave me really useful feedback. Not only did she help me figure out what to focus on, but she gave me applicable ways to improve. Also, it felt like she cared about helping me improve my score, and she was always super kind.  Read what others are saying

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