Academic Coaching For Individuals And Groups

  • Specializing in math for standardized tests: SAT, ACT, PSAT, Pre-ACT, SSAT, ISEE, etc.
  • High school, middle school, and grade school mathematics (arithmetic-calculus)
  • Learning and thinking skills (study habits, organization, productivity, energy, focus)
  • Academic mentoring (personal support to help students fulfill their potential)
  • Experienced in meeting special needs – including those of students with high IQ
  • Utilizing the Socratic Method, Direct Instruction, and other teaching modalities
  • Personalized programs tailored to each student’s particular needs and goals
  • Helping ambitious students love learning and create compelling futures since 1978

Courses And Workshops

  • Cool Calculator Tricks: Using Graphing Calculators to Ace Standardized Math Tests
  • Algebra/Geometry Head Start: Be Prepared! Catch Up! Get Ahead!
  • Make Learning a Basic Family Value (for parents of young children)

Independent Study

  • Receive high school and college credit through online course work at Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, BYU, and other top schools
  • Customized summer tutorials to get a jump on tough math classes, fill knowledge gaps, or obtain credit by examination
  • Classic math texts on pdf to aid self-study (Dolcianni, Swokowski, Stewart, et al)
  • Remediation for struggling students and course supplementation for the gifted and talented


  • Referrals to top academic professionals (tutors, independent college counselors, neuropsych testing specialists, educational therapists, career consultants, etc.)
  • Strategic advice for tutoring companies and non-profits
  • Business coaching for private practice educators

Availability And Fees

Chris works with students at their homes in San Francisco, Marin, and Sonoma County, California, and via video conference with pupils across the U.S. and around the world.

His fees are in line with those of other top professional academic coaches. Discounts are offered for advance payment, package purchases, and sessions conducted online.

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Terms Of Service

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