How long have you been in practice?

More than 45 years.

In business for nearly five decades, I’m the longest practicing professional academic coach in the greater San Francisco Bay Area (since 1978).

What are your fees?

My fees are in line with those of other top professional academic coaches.

Discounted rates – as low as $210 per hour – are offered for advance payment, bulk purchase, and sessions conducted online. Additional discounts may be available. For details, visit the Store.

When are you available?

I’m generally available 12pm-9pm PT on weekdays and 12pm-6pm PT on Saturdays.

Other appointments may be available.

Can you come to our home?

I can.

Tutorials may be conducted at students' homes or other locations in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma County, California.

Do you work online?

Yes, indeed.

I developed and utilize "2-Way Tutoring:" a proprietary online teaching protocol enabling high-value "back-and-forth" learning experiences similar to in-person work.

Can you provide references?

Certainly. I’m happy to provide recent clients' contact information upon request.

In the meantime, please browse the reviews included in the sidebars to see what students, clients, colleagues, administrators, and others have said about me and the work I do.

Will you be able to help my student?

Probably yes.

The primary factors in a successful tutorial relationship are student motivation and commitment, quality of instruction, student/teacher fit and “chemistry,” and frequency of sessions.

How often will you meet?

Typically, one 90-minute session per week is sufficient to achieve most goals.

This may vary depending on a number of factors, including: the task at hand, academic ability, time remaining till deadlines, and student preferences.

Do you give homework?

I do.

For academic coaching to be maximally effective, a good rule of thumb is to expect two hours of homework per hour of tutoring.

My student doesn’t want tutoring. Can you still help?

Probably not.

A given student's personal investment in the tutoring process is the top predictor of success in any tutorial relationship.

Suppose there isn’t a good match. Do you offer a guarantee?


If, after the first session, we're not unanimously in favor of working together, we'll discontinue our work and the charge for the first session will be refunded in full.

When and how can we get started?

We can most likely get started right away.

Contact me to arrange an initial session or get answers to further questions.