Harrison Carter

Test Prep and Academic Tutor

I was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado, and moved to the suburbs of the Sacramento area shortly before high school. By the time I was moving on to college, I knew I wanted to study something technical, and I eventually settled on chemistry. In part, this decision was due to a high school chemistry teacher who was patient and knowledgeable and fostered in me a love of science and learning.

I graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.S. in Chemistry, and I immediately pursued jobs in the aerospace and defense industry. After two summer internships in D.C. and a year and a half as a full-time employee in Sunnyvale, I decided it was time to move on to another field. Having been both a recipient and provider of informal tutoring over the years, I decided I really appreciated the tutoring process and chose to pursue formal work as a tutor.

My approach to tutoring is to help students understand what they are learning and why in a broader context first and then to build upon that. Often times in my own studies, zooming out to see the big picture aided me in understanding the material. I understand that each student learns differently, so it is important to me to adapt to a student’s individual needs. I enjoy working in AJ’s 1-on-1 environment because it helps me tailor the content and approach to the student’s academic needs in a meaningful and efficient way.

I currently spend my free time exploring the Bay Area with friends, hiking, and playing music. I am a big NFL football fan, and I also enjoy playing and watching soccer.

Subjects Tutored

SAT Subject Math2
SAT Subject Literature
SAT Subject Chemistry
SAT Subject Physics
Academic Chemistry
Academic Physics
AP Chemistry
AP Physics 1
AP Physics 2
AP Physics C

Offices Served

Happy parents and students

 I felt that AJ Tutoring really helped me find good test methods and improved my score as well as my test taking confidences.  Read what others are saying.

Let's discuss your student's needs.

We’ll help you navigate the test taking maze, share our experience with your local school, and inspire your student.

Talk to a Director
Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
Free Consultation