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Chino Baluyut

Chino is the founder and owner of The Sentence Center. An educator with over fifteen years of experience, his passion is to teach essay writing to middle and high school students. His company offers writing classes, one-to-one tutoring, and test prep sessions.

To learn more, visit The Sentence Center and read their reviews on Yelp.

Paige Barrows

Paige coaches 6th – 12th grade students to math mastery in private one-to-one sessions. Her expertise spans academic math tutoring from prealgebra though precalculus; she provides prep for the SSAT, SAT and ACT and inspires math confidence in her students. Happy parents have said “Paige brings the magic.”

Please visit for more information about Paige’s current programs.

Alexis Bartlow

Alexis is a seasoned SAT and ACT tutor who specializes in math and science preparation. She also has extensive experience working with high scorers and using mindfulness techniques to negotiate test anxiety. Alexis is the cofounder and lead tutor of Swell Education Silicon Valley.

Visit Swell Education.

Rheanna Bates

Since graduating from Harvard in 2002, Rheanna has coached hundreds of students in standardized test-taking, writing, and the humanities. Rheanna specializes in tailoring instruction to each student’s strengths, knowledge, and learning style, and works with students of all ability levels. Based in SF and Marin, Rheanna assists with SAT/ACT/SSAT prep, admissions essays, essay writing, and academic support.

Learn more at Luminous Minds Tutoring.

Ben Bernstein

“Dr. B” is a performance coach and psychologist who trains test takers—from high school students to professionals facing board exams—to reduce their test anxiety and improve their scores. His book, “Test Success! How to Be Calm, Confident and Focused on Any Test,” is sold worldwide. Ben maintains a private practice and offers training programs via the web. He can be reached via his website.

Chris Borland

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Chris Borland, owner of Borland Educational, is the longest-practicing academic coach in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma County.

A teacher since 1973, in business since 1977, Chris provides elite professional coaching for students of all ages in mathematics, academic skills, and all sections of the SAT, SAT Math Subject Test, ACT, PSAT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT.

Visit, or check Chris on Yelp.

Wes Carroll

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Wes and his team help bright students master math, through:

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Matt Cohn

Based in San Francisco, Matt has provided SAT/ACT prep, college admissions assistance, and academic coaching since 2004, utilizing his academic background in psychology to design programs based on the fundamental principles of learning and motivation. A versatile tutor, Matt also provides instruction for the SSAT and HSPT, SAT Subject Tests, GRE, and AP Psychology. Visit

Scott Cowan

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Scott draws on over 3 decades of experience to help students from around the world Gain Admission to their best-fit top Colleges, Graduate Programs, or HS and to raise GPA and Test Scores: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, GMAT, TOEFL, AP exams. To see what Scott’s students say about the ways he teaches, motivates, guides, and mentors, visit and his Yelp page.

Megan deVries

Megan tutors students in the Greater Bay area and beyond of all ages and ability levels in beginning reading to college calculus. She helps students happily reach their full potential through an academically-based and holistic approach to learning. She specialized in the core subjects of reading, writing, math, and general homework support. As CEO and Master Tutor at Bodsat Prep, Megan helps serious students with SAT and ACT prep. Megan is the current Professional Development Director and President for BATS.

Ted Dorsey

Ted Dorsey founded Tutor Ted, Inc., a group of tutors that specializes in SAT, ACT, and ISEE test prep. Though the company is based in Los Angeles, Tutor Ted works with students around the globe via the web. Ted has published five test prep books to help students get ready for their admissions test in the most insightful, non-boring way possible. On the web at

Bill Driscoll

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Bill Driscoll specializes in teaching math to students with learning differences. In addition to helping students with math, he helps them prepare for the math portions of nearly every standardized test. Bill is a very experienced Educational Therapist whose earlier career as a child therapist helps him address his students’ needs with sensitivity and humor. Visit Bill’s Yelp page.

Nathan Fox

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Nathan Fox is the founder of Fox LSAT and the author of Cheating the LSAT. He offers classroom and one-on-one LSAT programs in San Francisco and online. To learn more, read his reviews on Yelp or visit his Amazon author page.

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Vali Govier

Vali, the owner of Math-4-Girls, sometimes called the”Math Whisperer,” motivates young girls to find the joys of math. She offers private enrichment K-8 and runs special groups for 3-6 grade girls too.

Visit for details and see Vali’s Yelp pages for reviews by former clients.

Allen Kushinsky

Allen is the founder of Tutors of Marin, which provides academic tutoring services for students in elementary, middle, and high school. Allen has over 15 years of classroom teaching experience. His tutoring focuses on a heart-centered, relationship-based approach that empowers students with the academic, social, and organizational skills they need to become independent learners.


Dan Lichterman

As a writing coach and admission essay specialist, Dan has been empowering students to find their voice since 2004. He has helped clients of all ages learn how to effectively stand out on paper, eliminating the unnecessary so the necessary may speak. Drawing upon his own storytelling background, Dan guides admission applicants in constructing authentic essays that leap off the page.


Andrew Lovett

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Andrew makes use of the time-honored insights of the humanities to help students in the following areas: academic support, admissions strategy, and test prep.

He is the past president of BATS.


Ender Markal

Ender has worked with hundreds of students since 1992 in all levels of math and has coached them on increasing their success in school and improving their performance and managing anxiety in standardized tests. He is the author of the GMAT Math Workbook through Barron’s Educational Series.


Robin Marks

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Robin has a spirited love of science and a passion for making its sometimes-murky depths more transparent. She mentors students to become thinkers, engaging them in real-life examples, hands-on (often edible) models, and the science behind their individual interests. Robin tutors biosciences, chemistry, earth and environmental science, and physics.

Visit Discovery Street Science.

David Montesano

David, America’s first admission strategist and author of “Brand U: 4 Steps to the College of Your Dreams” and “Stand Out to Get In!” helps students gain admission to their first-choice colleges and winning merit scholarships. David’s students are gainfully employed or in the appropriate graduate programs that lead to the careers that will help them achieve their life’s goal. Please visit

John Neville

John Neville, founder of Mindful Test Taking (MTT), helps students overcome test anxiety by teaching them mindfulness techniques. Students learn stress relief practices based in progressive relaxation. MTT utilizes a philosophy called “energetic fitness” that inspires students to become “ambitious relaxers.” John is a certified hypnotherapist, studied mathematics at Stanford, and financial economics at Oxford. Visit MTT’s website.

James Reischutz

James Reischutz has been tutoring professionally since 1990. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from M.I.T. and works with students in grades 3-12 on challenging math enrichment. His specialties include SSAT prep, SAT prep, and the American Math Competition. As a former E.P.A. advisor and Chem Matters Contest winner, James also teaches AP Chemistry and the Chemistry Subject Test. He loves helping people love learning and embrace academic challenge.

Justin Sigars

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Justin Sigars is co-founder of (and master instructor at) Bodsat Prep, the only Bay Area test prep program designed exclusively for high-achieving students. Visit

Justin works with students at all levels on a variety of high-leverage tests and on literature and writing. Visit

Agi Wojciechowska

Agi has been helping High School students in science for over a decade. She specializes in guiding students with Learning Differences as well as High Achievers get top grades in Math, Chemistry, Physics, and Biology. Agi supports students beyond their simple needs in a particular course to become more effective and engaged learners.

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Mike Wright


Mike Wright is a graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, and the founder of Wright Minded, a one-to-one, in-home SAT / LSAT prep and application counseling service for Bay Area students. Wright Minded operates on a “buy one, give one” basis — each hour of tutoring purchased funds an hour of one-to-one SAT tutoring for a low-income student here in the Bay.

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Naomi Zell

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Naomi Zell is a nationally recognized test prep expert. She has helped thousands of students reach their goals on the SAT, ACT, SSAT, and other tests, and gain entrance to top choice colleges. She is the founder of the Swell Education Group.

Visit Swell Education.