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Available – Christine

SAT all section, ACT all sections, all levels English, Pre-Calculus Honors, AP English Language and Composition, AP Statistics

Born and raised in San Jose, Christine graduated from Lynbrook High School in 2017. Currently, she holds a BA in Kinesiology-Sports Medicine with a minor in Neuroscience from Rice University. She has experience teaching science to elementary school through high school students and is passionate about education equity. She is proficient in ACT and SAT preparation, essay writing/proofreading, and various other school subjects such as AP Statistics, AP English Language and Composition, and Pre-calculus honors. Christine is currently pursuing her doctorate degree in Physical Therapy (DPT) in Houston, Texas.

Ready to meet with Christine? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

Christine is fully vaccinated against Covid-19. 

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Available – Christopher

All levels of History & Economics (including Honors, SAT subjects, and AP World History, US History, European History, Micro Economics, Macro Economics

Chris left a career in sales and business management to fulfill a long-held dream of becoming a teacher. A graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, with a degree in Economics, Christopher went back to school more than a decade later to earn his teaching credential and Masters in Education. He is now at Paso Robles High School, teaching Modern World History, AP European History, and Technical Theater. He is particularly proud of developing and growing the AP European History curriculum and loves engaging students in critical thinking, empathy, historical reasoning, and analytical skills.

Ready to meet with Christopher? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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Available – Elizabeth

Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 / Trigonnometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, Biology (all levels), Chemistry (all levels), Psychology, and Japanese

Elizabeth holds a B.S. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from New York University. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree at Johns Hopkins University in the same field. As both a private tutor and a Teaching Assistant at the School of Engineering, she has taught all levels of Math, Chemistry, and Biology. From Pre-Algebra to Calculus III & Differential Equations, she has successfully helped students of any age to reach their learning goals. In her research-oriented career path Elizabeth has led nanobiotechnology projects for the treatment of difficult bone injuries in diabetic patients.

Ready to meet with Elizabeth? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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Available – Emma

History, AP US History, AP Human Geography, Any level of French Language, AP English Language and Composition, Math levels until geometry (inclusive), ACT, Chemistry

Raised in the Bay Area, Emma is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at McGill University, majoring in Geography and minoring in Environment and Geographic Information Systems & Remote Sensing. Some of her recent projects include modeling the relationship between biological and ecological factors in Montreal, and the effect of forest fires in California. Emma has been tutoring math and reading for the past three years and started after finishing her high school education in the Bay Area. In high school, Emma was an AP Scholar with Distinction, participated and led in marching band for four years, and placed fourth nationally with her Competition Civics team. With her high school and university education, Emma can provide help in History, Geography, and French, along with some levels of Math, English, and Chemistry. She believes in building relationships with students in order to create a strong foundation for tutoring any subject.

Ready to meet with Emma? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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Available – Frank

ACT all subjects, SAT Math, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Math Analysis/Pre Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Psychology, English Reading / Writing Skills

Frank is a highly motivated tutor and has been working with students for over 20 years. He holds a BS in Bioengineering from Syracuse University and an MBA from Northcentral University. Frank has a vast array of knowledge, as he has worked both as a high school teacher, teaching Algebra I, II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Precalculus, Calculus, and AP Calculus. He specializes in mathematics subjects, as well as English and science. As far as test prep is concerned, Frank’s most extensive experience is in SAT/ACT test prep, which he has been working with for the entire 20 years of tutoring. He also specializes in the GRE, GMAT, PSAT, ISEE, and the NYC SHSAT tests. Frank’s primary goal and what motivates him the most is to see each student improve and end up performing better than in the initial session. 

Outside of tutoring and working, Frank has also served as an elected official, the president of a non-profit, and as a professional athlete. In working with students, Frank looks to tailor his approach to meet each student’s needs and learning style. 

Ready to meet with Frank? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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Available – Gary

All levels of Chemistry - Chemistry Honors, AP Chemistry, and SAT Subject Test Chemistry

Gary holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz. He was a tenured professor of chemistry at De Anza College for 15 years and has 30 years of teaching experience in Chemistry. Gary is currently a member of the faculty at West Valley College and has previously taught at Cabrillo College, San Jose City College, Mission College, UC Santa Cruz, CSU San Jose, and Santa Clara University. In addition to his college teaching, since 2011, Gary has taught all levels of high school chemistry: Chemistry Honors, AP Chemistry, and SAT Chemistry subject tests. He has extensive one-on-one Chemistry tutoring experience at Insight. He is a fantastic instructor who keeps his students engaged and learning throughout the course with a blend of extensive subject knowledge, humor, and storytelling.

Ready to meet with Gary? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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Available – Jennifer

SAT all sections, ACT all sections, All levels of Physics, Chemistry (up to Honors), Biology, Math (up to Calc AB), US History, Economics

Jennifer holds an undergraduate degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and a Master’s degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Stanford University. She led various research projects at the NASA Ames Research Center before shifting gears to academics. With more than 15 years of experience in teaching high school academics, Jennifer prides her expertise across all levels of Mathematics, including SAT Math and ACT Math/Science, Math Level-2, Calculus and Statistics. Her knowledge and teaching expertise of high school and university-level science subjects includes Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Engineering, as well as English, History, and Economics. Her forte lies in collaborating with the students to support them in achieving their academic goals through personalized approach and instruction.

Ready to meet with Jennifer? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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Available – Kristie

SAT, ACT, PSAT, Biology, Psychology, High School Math (through AP Calculus AB, including AP Statistics)

Kristie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Brain and Cognitive Sciences from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2021. Her interdisciplinary academic background spans coursework in electrical engineering, neuroscience, and women’s and gender studies (which served as her humanities concentration). 

Throughout college, Kristie spent her summers partaking in engineering internships and a wide range of tutoring. This has included SAT prep, college application guidance, neurobiology mentoring, robotics and engineering design through various programs, and more. Kristie’s tutoring experience has largely been focused on high school students preparing for college, and takes particular care to tailor lesson plans and strategies to students’ individual needs (including managing neurodivergence and/or mental illness in school). Completing her final year of undergraduate studies online during the pandemic, Kristie is acutely aware of the experience of being a virtual student, and hopes to provide others with tips and strategies to boost productivity that aren’t at the expense of mental wellbeing.

Ready to meet with Kristie? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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Available – Matt

SAT all sections, ACT all sections, Math all levels, Computer Science

Matt has a Master’s in Mathematics from the University of Oregon and taught all levels math there for five years. After a brief stint in the software industry, Matt also taught English in Taiwan and tutored primary school students in phonics and reading at Lindamood-Bell. He also has experience in editing and proofreading essays for history and English classes. 

Ready to meet with Matt? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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Available – Thomas

SAT all sections, ACT all sections, Biology all levels, Chemistry all levels, Spanish all levels, AP Environmental Science

Thomas has a BS in Environmental Science and a BA in Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley. After graduating, he spent several years working in law firms and finance companies before deciding to pursue teaching. Since then, he has taught English in public schools in Spain as well as helped many students with the SAT, ACT, and school subjects. He believes that there is joy in learning and approaches education with the goal of working with each student’s learning style to bring out their learning style. In his free time, he enjoys classical music, cooking, and playing rugby.

Ready to meet with Thomas? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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ACT English & Essay, SAT Reading and Writing, General English Reading and Writing, and AP US History

Raymond earned a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and English from Indiana University and a Master’s in Literature from the same institution. He did his PhD in American Studies at Washington State University. He has been teaching composition and literature for over twenty years, most of that time in the California Community College system. He worked his way through a portion of his graduate years as an editor for a small typesetting firm and has edited others’ Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations. He believes teaching is both an iterative and collaborative effort and so works closely with students to ensure mastery of skills taught as well as an understanding of the processes by which those skills are used.

Want to meet with Raymond? Contact us (info@insight-education.net) to schedule your private tutoring session with him today.

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All Physics levels and Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trigonometry, Math Analysis/Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, SAT Math 2)

Steve has a B.A. in Mathematics from UC Berkeley and has supplemented his education with undergraduate and graduate courses in computer science at UC Santa Cruz and Cabrillo College. He has engaged with a variety of students through teaching mathematics and computer science at the College of Marin, tutoring mathematics at Cabrillo College, and working as a teaching assistant for statistics and graduate courses in machine learning. Steve has worked as an editor for the Visual Math Institute and enjoys writing on various educational topics, including writing a blog for chess.com.

Ready to meet with Steve? Email us at info@insight-education.net to find out more information and request a time to meet!

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