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Aishwarya

ACT/SAT math and science, math through AP Calc BC and AP Statistics, Physics, and biology and chemistry

Aishwarya is a graduate of Caltech, where she obtained her B.S. in Chemistry. In the coming years, she will attend the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar to obtain a Master’s in Biomedical research as well as Yale University to pursue her MD. Aishwarya is a San Jose native and an alumna of Lynbrook High School. She has tutored high school students over the last six years in San Jose and Pasadena and is passionate about helping students succeed in math, science, and helping them become well prepared for college. She is available for SAT and ACT preparation in math and science. Her topical expertise also includes Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Math.

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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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Hadar

SAT and ACT preparation, SAT Subject tests in English, History, and Spanish, and can support coursework in Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trig, Biology, English, and Spanish.

Hadar is a recent graduate of Cornell University where she studied Urban & Regional Studies and Southeast Asian Studies. During her time at Cornell, Hadar spent her time consulting on community-based design projects around Ithaca, New York, teaching and facilitating undergraduate courses (topics ranged from education to rock climbing!) and mentoring fellow students. As a Cupertino native and a Monta Vista High School alumna, Hadar believes that approaching the challenging local academic environment with a positive attitude and directed support can do wonders. She teaches 1-on-1 for SAT and ACT preparation, SAT Subject tests in English, History, and Spanish, and can support coursework in Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2/Trig, Biology, English, and Spanish. 

 

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Ina

All levels of Math, Japanese

Ina graduated from UC Berkeley with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. She attended Los Gatos High School where she took honors and advanced math courses up to Calculus AB. She scored a 770 out of 800 on the SAT math section, a 36 for the ACT Math, and a 5 on the AP Calculus AB exam. Throughout her school years, she enjoyed helping fellow students understand how to solve math problems, and is currently interested in pursuing a master’s degree in education to become a math teacher. She has a genuine concern for her students and will try her best to understand the root of their problems and figure out how to help them overcome those problems. 

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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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Olivier

Math, computer science (Java, C++, Python), SAT/ACT prep, and Engineering topics.

Olivier is a recent Stanford graduate currently working full-time at NVIDIA. Before coming to California, Olivier studied Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Columbia University. He has held teaching positions in a variety of subjects, and is available for tutoring in mathematics, computer science (Java, C++, Python), SAT/ACT prep, and general engineering topics. 

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Poorva

Poorva Jain earned her B.A in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis where she graduated Cum laude. Poorva teaches the SAT English and Math

Poorva earned her B.A in Neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis where she graduated Cum laude. In the future, she hopes to pursue a combined MD/PhD program working at the intersection of medicine, teaching, and research.

Poorva grew up in the Santa Clara County and graduated from Lynbrook High School. She was an Insight student throughout high school! Over the last six years, she has pursued a variety of teaching and mentorship positions ranging from elementary and middle schoolers math up through Geometry, to teaching immigrants and refugees English and History. Poorva has also acted as a Resident Advisor and Teaching Assistant while in college, working with First year university students.

She is excited to teach SAT prep and bring her teaching and testing experiences to help these future college applicants succeed. We’re so happy to have Poorva back with the Insight family! 

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  • 2018 – What A Year!

    December 13, 2018

    The holiday season is a great time to pause and reflect on the year that has been. 2018 has been a wonderful, busy year for Team Insight and our students! Below are some of the highlights and success of our students in the college admissions process:..
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    December 10, 2018

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    November 29, 2018

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  • That First Acceptance Letter is a Big Deal!

    November 7, 2018

    While it may seem too early to receive college acceptance letters, many students who applied to schools with rolling admissions have started to receive some decisions. In the past two weeks, I have gotten several emails from students notifying me tha..
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    October 26, 2018

    “Early Decision” and “Early Action” are likely terms that you have heard before when talking about the college application process.   The biggest thing to get your head around – what is the difference between the two? They have similar..
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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..
  • What To Do About Mistakes in College Applications

    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..
  • Using Demonstrated Interest in College Admissions

    September 25, 2018

    Demonstrated Interest – what is it, and how do you use it!    In short, Demonstrated interest is something colleges use to see if you are genuinely interested in enrolling in and attending their university. Consider how many colleges you ..
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    September 18, 2018

    College admissions is a stressful time for the entire family. Seniors are anxious about starting a new chapter of their lives and leaving the comforts of home behind. Parents are equally worried about sending their children off into the world, hoping..
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    September 10, 2018

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