Emma Thomas

Academic Tutor

I believe that every day is a new day to grow and become a better version of yourself. I have taken the 1% strategy to heart and each day work on improving a skill I want to be successful at. This is the way I approach challenges, and I hope to inspire my students to do the same. It may not seem like a monumental change, but you will be 1% better than the last day, and over time you will see the compounded change.

I grew up in Washington, the Evergreen State, full of greenery, exquisite mountains, and cozy rainy days. I attended Redmond High School before moving to the Bay Area to attend Saint Mary’s College of California to complete my B.S. in allied health science. I have had a wonderful education that gave me a strong foundation in math, biology, psychology, and chemistry, and I had an opportunity to be a part of Saint Mary’s St Luke’s Pre-Health Society.

I began teaching while volunteering in the Oakland school system. The hours I spent working with children sparked my passion for guiding others through their academic challenges. I assisted in many different classrooms and settings, but I spent much of my time working in ESL classes and helping children who were falling behind. Before AJ Tutoring, I tutored students from elementary school to high school, and now I specialize in teaching algebra. This unique community and the one-on-one tutoring environment allows me to help build students’ confidence and abilities while catering to their specific learning styles.

Subjects Tutored:

Academic Algebra 1
Academic Geometry
Academic Algebra 2
Academic Pre-Calculus
Academic Study Skills


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 The most helpful part of my tutoring was being taught techniques for approaching difficult questions as well as getting detailed and thorough explanations for concepts I was unclear on.   Read what others are saying

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