BodSAT specializes in helping high achieving students realize their full potential with both individual and group class tutoring. BodSAT’s tutors have 10 to 30 years of experience in teaching test prep full-time, including a 6 month training process in the “BodSAT Method.”

BodSAT students gain an average of 33 – 50% of the remaining points on their standardized test. For example, an SAT score increase from 1200 to 1400 would recover 50% of their points.

BodSAT teaches students how to learn, so they can apply the principles they have learned to a wide variety challenging questions and problems.


Tutor Corps provides in-home tutoring, test preparation and homeschooling for all K-12 academic subjects in the Bay Area and Los Angeles. All tutors have a bachelors degree, masters, PhD, teaching credentials and/or specialized training.

Tutor Corps helps students with learning differences including, ADD/ADHD, the autism spectrum, dyslexia and issues with executive functioning, visual and auditory processing, and short term memory.

Tutor Corps teaches students study skills, organization, time management and even individualized education programs (IEP’s). Tutoring over videoconference is also available. The Tutor Corps Foundation offers scholarships, grants, awards and other non-profit resources for students and families in need.


Study Wizards is an in-home tutoring company with a 5-Star rating on both Google and Yelp for students in the South Bay, Peninsula and East Bay over the past eight years. Their experienced and caring tutors help students K-12 in math, science, English, history, study skills and Spanish. They are committed to each child’s success, to working closely with parents to ensure their child’s continual progress and to keeping tutoring affordable for families.


Study Wizards is an in-home tutoring company with a 5-Star rating on both Google and Yelp for students in the South Bay, Peninsula and East Bay over the past eight years. Their experienced and caring tutors help students K-12 in math, science, English, history, study skills and Spanish. They are committed to each child’s success, to working closely with parents to ensure their child’s continual progress and to keeping tutoring affordable for families.

College Counseling


Rebecca is an independent college counselor and the Director of College Advising for Bay Hill and Sterne high schools. She specializes in working with students with learning differences.

Rebecca has a master’s from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a bachelor’s degree from Vassar. Rebecca was the founding dean at the Julia Morgan School for Girls in Oakland, CA.

Rebecca is also a College Success and Retention Coach, offering support in self-advocacy, goal-setting and time management to college students with learning differences.


Synocate provides comprehensive college counseling on every single step of the way in your college journey, whether you are a middle school, high school, or transfer student.

They have helped hundreds of students discover their passion, find summer programs, land internships, write college essays, and stay on track.

Synocate’s team consists of former admissions officers, seasoned college counselors, and PhDs from top schools like Stanford, Harvard and UC Berkeley.


UCEazy differentiates itself by providing college guidance geared towards first- and second-generation immigrant families. Types of services offered through affordable programs include:

●      High-touch, high-quality, one-on-one counseling that is offered via video conference, via phone, and in-person.

●      Counseling programs for parents and students to ease the transition to high school.

●      Educational webinars geared specifically for parents that take them through the process and expectations of the high school journey in the U.S.

●      Seminars, webinars, and workshops that address topics often challenging to immigrant families with children in U.S. high schools.


Colleen Boucher is an independent college counselor for Collegewise in the Bay Area and  – thanks to Skype – around the world. She works one-on-one with high school students to help them find their best-fit colleges and share their essential stories. This is usually done while listening to the Spotify station of your choice. With snacks.


BrightStory Admission Consulting founder Alice Chen (BA Stanford, MSJ Northwestern) is a professional journalist and communications consultant whose clients have included Apple, Kraft and Stanford. As an admission essay specialist, Alice aims to teach her students the skill of writing, and also help them to relax through the application process. She offers one-on-one coaching for high school juniors and seniors worldwide, on college admission essays, extracurricular development, cover letters/resumes, and application crafting.

Executive Function


Eve helps students with diverse learning styles dramatically improve their grades. She specializes in working with students who struggle academically and fall behind, are disorganized and overwhelmed, or have a wide variety of learning differences including ADD/ADHD.

As a tutor, Eve helps students excel in specific subjects. As an academic coach, Eve supports learners of any age with study tools, skills and strategies that help them learn effectively.

Eve also helps students compose college application essays that reflect their true passions and potential.

SOS 4 Students

SOS4Students helps families develop customized strategies to empower students to stay engaged and focused in their process of learning. They become motivated, taking on their studies with confidence and independence.

Students learn to plan, prioritize and multi-task. Schoolwork that once seemed so overwhelming becomes manageable. Grades improve, frustration fades, and stresses at home and at school disappear.

Director Beth Samuelson SOS’ unique model including one-on-one coaching, workshops, advocacy, teacher training, parent workshops, and on-site school programs.


Executive Function Coach Nancy Chin helps individuals build the set of skills they need to plan, organize, and follow through on tasks. With coaching from Step By Step for Success, professionals and students can make the most of their potential by honing a wide variety of abilities.

Specific examples include the capacity to evaluate and prioritize tasks, follow detailed instructions, divide projects into smaller manageable components, and recognize when a method is not working and switch strategies.



Clearwater Counseling and Assessment Services is an outpatient mental health clinic that provides therapy, assessments and other mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults.

Clearwater offers Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) on an individual basis and DBT skills classes as well.  They provide assessments that address a broad spectrum of questions, including those related to learning challenges, attentional weaknesses, and behavioral and emotional regulation problems.

Clearwater is located located in Oakland, close to the MacArthur BART station.


Abbey Neuropsychology Clinic is committed to seeing individuals of all ages and from all backgrounds achieve a greater feeling of wellness. Abbey offers a wide range of assessment tools to help patients better understand their strengths and weaknesses, then develops customized implement integrative solutions.

While Abbey offers traditional interventions options, such as psychotherapy and educational therapy, they continuously explore innovative ways to harness the brain’s capacity for change, including Neurofeedback, Cogmed Working Memory Training, Learning RX, Integrative Listening System and VieLight.

Health & Nutrition



Erika Gimbel is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT) with offices in San Francisco and Oakland. Erika works with children, teens and young adults as well as couples and families.

Her specialty is people with physical pain, trauma, neurological degenerative conditions, as well as folks of all ages with ADD and ADHD.

www.GetKidsGrowing.com is Erika’s effort to support schools and institutions to grow their own food aeroponically with tower gardens. Four different Boys & Girls Clubs in California are now growing with Erika’s help.



Srinika Narayan is a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac) and advanced level practitioner of Nutritional Response Testing (NRT). She operates out of two offices, in San Francisco and Albany.

NRT utilizes muscle-testing to determine organ health, the existence of toxicity, and the prescription of appropriate whole food supplements to heal the body.

Commonly helped issues include heavy metal toxicity, parasites, food intolerances and internal organ blockages.


Dawn Preisendorf is a functional nutritionist and health coach, helping clients to uncover the root causes of health issues and to harness the healing power of food to reclaim health, vitality and balance.

Dawn specializes in helping busy professionals who want to overcome challenges of low energy, stubborn belly fat, or persistent digestive distress and take charge of their health.

Dawn earned a master’s degree in holistic health education and nutrition from John F. Kennedy University, and is a certified Health & Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches. Dawn is completing her board certification in holistic nutrition and is certified by Dr. Sara Gottfried to be a Hormone Cure Practitioner.

Online Resources



The name Magoosh is a play on the Old Persian word “magush,” meaning a “wise person” or “someone generous with knowledge.”  Magoosh was founded in 2009 and prepares students for a variety of standardize tests, including GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, SAT, ACT, LSAT, and MCAT.  We aim to make test preparation more enjoyable, affordable, and effective.   All Magoosh products allow for highly personalized preparation and we respond quickly to email requests from our students.  We absolutely love teaching & learning and love to get our students excited about the pure fun of learning!”



Math Help offers free practice and custom math courses for over 100 standardized tests. Every lesson includes video instruction, guided practice, interactive self-tests, and more. Math Help has a satisfaction rating of over 90%

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