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Ben

SAT- Reading & Writing, ACT- English & Reading, High School English Language Development, US History, World History

Ben is a passionate instructor who loves the English language and he brings that passion to his students every day. He holds an undergraduate degree in English, an MA in English and an MFA in English-Creative Writing. All of his degrees are from San Francisco State University. Ben is an alum of the Kings Academy and grew up in the Bay Area. Ben has been with Insight Education since 2011 teaching numerous SAT boot camps, SAT Classes, AP US History Classes, World History Classes, and private 1-1 SAT & ACT Prep and other private tutoring assignments. Ben is currently also a lecturer at San Francisco State University and Ohlone College.

 

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Chinmayi

SAT Preparation in Math and English, SAT Subject test tutoring

Chinmayi is a recent graduate of Williams College with a degree in Mathematics, and a Fulbright grantee to Bulgaria teaching English and coaching debate to high schoolers. She grew up in Saratoga and attended Lynbrook High School. She has five years of experience tutoring students of all grade levels in English and Math and is excited to help her students at Insight prepare for the SAT and university.

 

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Jennifer

SAT- Reading, Writing& Math, ACT- English, Reading, Math & Science, All levels of Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Math

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.

 

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Natalie

ACT- English & Reading, High School English Language Development

Natalie has been teaching English and Reading for more than 30 years after earning her B.A. In English at Yale University and Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist from Purdue University. After retiring from De Anza College, Natalie specializes in ACT- English and Reading, and High School English Language Development tutoring and class instruction at Insight. She loves to read and believes that reading is one key to contentment and success.

 

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Nicholas

CalTech graduate tutoring in Math, Biology and Chemistry

Nicholas is a recent graduate from CalTech where he studied Bioengineering. He is from sunny Southern California originally but enjoys the exciting environment of the Bay Area. At CalTech, he served as a TA for several courses and is looking forward to helping students with Math, Biology, and Chemistry. 

 

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Shyno

PhD from Columbia University, tutoring SAT and ACT Math, Physics and Chemistry

Shyno received her PhD in Computational Chemical Engineering from Columbia University. She completed the BSMS accelerated program in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University. She has 8+ years of teaching experience and her students have ranged from 3rd grade to PhD level. She is passionate about promoting STEM among students and has helped students from all walks of life through different programs and organizations. In addition to her parents’ support, she attributes the quality of her childhood education that made her journey possible: from a small town in India to a PhD at Columbia University.

 

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    October 12, 2018

    You’re deep in college essay writing, and the worst happens – you’re struck with writer’s block!   The dreaded “brain fog” can be hard to get through, especially if you’re on a tight deadline. Here are a few things you can do to he..
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    October 2, 2018

    Question: My son submitted his college applications early, but accidentally sent three before they were ready. Some answers are wrong and some don’t present him in the best light. What do you recommend we do to fix the situation? I’m concerned th..
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