For over 25 years, I have been involved in many facets of education

  • private tutoring
  • teaching middle and high school
  • creating and developing education material


My background includes:



  • Summa Cum Laude Graduate of Harvard University with a BA in Biology (1987)
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Teaching experience

     •      Convent of the Sacred Heart High School

     •      The Hebrew Academy

     •      East Bay School of the Arts

     •      Arrowsmith Academy



  • High School Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  • Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trig, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus
  • Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh-Grade Math
  • Writing (including college essays)
  • ACT & SAT Test Preparation (also SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, and TACHS)

ACT & SAT Test Preparation Experience

  • Thousands of hours of private tutoring with a wide variety of students
  • Teaching Classes on ACT/SAT prep for Think Tank Learning, a Bay Area tutoring company
  • Designing an online course for both ACT and SAT prep with Testpreplabs (now Versal)
  •  Developing what I believe is the most effective and individualized approach to preparing for the ACT and SAT, drawing on many sources including my own 25 years of experience

Creating and Developing Educational Materials

     A diagram from my visual "text"-book for chemistry.


A diagram from my visual "text"-book for chemistry.

  • with, one of the early educational websites, to craft clear explanations and visual aids to help high school students learn biology
  • with Brooks/Cole Publishing, to create online tutorials in math and biology
  • with Decision Development Corporation, to design colorful, interactive history lesson plans for elementary age kids
  • with TestPrepLabs to develop a comprehensive online SAT and ACT test prep course
  • on my own, to create the first half of a visually-oriented chemistry textbook