Chris Borland

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After more than four decades in business, Chris Borland is the longest-practicing professional academic coach in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma County (serving the public since 1977).

Combining 40+ years as a private practice educator with unique expertise in one-on-one communication and specialized coaching skills honed during more than 25,000 instructional sessions with over 1,500 private students enrolled at more than 100 schools, he is one of the most experienced, well-known, and widely respected academic coaches in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

Specializing in standardized test preparation, mathematics (arithmetic through calculus), and general academic and intellectual skills, Chris brings a genuine love of learning and a total commitment to his work that is rare and infectious.

He believes, as did Socrates, that "all learning is remembering," that curiosity and wonder are natural to all people, and that, with sufficient inspiration, commitment, and support, all students can become successful learners.

Known for his special ability to motivate his students to pursue their personal best in and out of school, inspire and instill confidence and pride in their own abilities and accomplishments, and train skills necessary to achieve real competence and lasting success, Chris has a knack for accurately assessing the particular needs of individual students, developing and implementing comprehensive plans to efficiently address these needs, and conveying academic content in a way that's crystal clear, engaging, and effective.

In his blog,
Borland Educational News and Views, Chris writes:

"I help students to learn and love mathematics, produce outstanding results on standardized tests, and thrive as productive, successful scholars. Students of mine go from D's and F's to A's and B's, raise their SAT scores by as much as 450 points or more, and dramatically increase their confidence and competence as thinkers and problem solvers."

Chris is available to provide academic coaching for individuals and small groups, independent study support, courses and workshops, and consulting for parents, teachers, and other private practice educators. Maintaining Borland Educational offices in Sausalito and Santa Rosa, California, Chris also works with his students in their homes in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma County, at school, and via video conference, and is available to travel domestically and internationally by special arrangement.

A founding member of the
Bay Area Tutoring Summit, Chris's interests include: art, archery, music, history, philosophy, psychology, comedy, saving the world, and visiting the in-laws in Bali, Indonesia.

Visit Chris Borland and Borland Educational on
Linked-In and Yelp.

Read Chris's advice on college prep in
Marin Magazine.

Review his
Resumé, Testimonials, and Letters of Recommendation through 2014.

Peruse his collection of (mostly) original mathematical art

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