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Our Tutors & Class Instructors

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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Gary

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

Gary holds a PhD in Chemistry from UC Santa Cruz. He served as a tenured professor at De Anza College for over 12 years and has over 22 years of teaching experience in Chemistry. Gary is also a current member of the faculty at West Valley College and has previously taught at a number of California Community Colleges and CSU campuses. Since 2011, Gary has taught all levels of Chemistry- Chemistry Honors, SAT Subject Test Chemistry and AP Chemistry in Classes and extensive 1-1 tutoring at Insight. He is a fantastic instructor who keeps his students engaged and learning throughout the course with a sprinkle of humor and storytelling.

 

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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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