Our Philosophy

At Paul the Tutor's Education Center, we are committed to helping students develop core cognitive skills such as problem solving and critical reasoning. Our approach is based on Paul's Logical Learning System™, a method that uses academics as a launching pad to teach students how to read, write, and reason better. We believe that better thinking leads to better grades and better test scores, and that the skills we teach will help students succeed in academics and beyond.


Paul Osborne

Paul Osborne Paul Osborne
Paul Osborne (Paul the Tutor) has been tutoring traditional and nontraditional learners for over 20 years. As a dyslexic learner himself, Paul developed an early interest in helping students who learn differently. He studied cognition at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and is the author of The LD SAT Study Guide, a manual specifically designed for students with learning disabilities. Paul is the creator of the Logical Learning System™ and MSL Math.

For more about Paul and his methodology, click here.


Our Tutors

David Murphy

David joined Paul The Tutors in 2018 as a math and science tutor. Prior to joining Paul The Tutors, David worked as a private tutor for 2 years while attending college. He is currently enrolled at CSU East Bay in his final year as an Economics major. His favorite part of teaching is seeing students take the study skills they've learned and apply them to new topics and subjects.


Subjects: Algebra 1 and 2 Trigonometry CalculusPre-Calculus HS Chem Physics Pre-Algebra SAT Math/English III and IVAP U.S. History Creative Writing All sections of Test Prep

David Murphy

Eileen Stahl

Eileen Stahl

Eileen has been with Paul the Tutor's since 2016 in both teaching and administrative roles. As the Test Prep Coordinator, she oversees all test prep students and ensures their lessons cover the material they need with the proper accommodations for their learning styles. Eileen is also our Senior Curriculum Writer, having done more work than anyone else on staff writing and maintaining our test prep curriculum to keep it up to date. She graduated with honors from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and has done significant work in writing, editing, and education. One of her favorite parts of teaching is getting to know students and coming up with personalized tutoring plans for their needs.


Subjects: ACT, SAT, high school entrance tests, English, history, reading, writing, math through 8th grade, social sciences, and general coursework management

Craig Anderson

Craig has tutored Physics, Math, Chemistry, Test Prep (SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT), Reading and Writing Help, and General HW Assistance to High School and College students for approximately 12 years. He has also served as the Physics instructor at the New College of California's Science Institute for 6 years, served as a program manager at the Exploratorium, and currently teaches in City College of San Francisco's College for Teens program. He has a BA double major from UC Berkeley in Physics and Applied Mathematics. He says, "I love teaching...there is nothing better than seeing someone's confidence grow as they find that learning previously difficult things is becoming easier and easier."


Subjects: Physics, Math, Chemistry, ACT, SAT, High School Entrance Exams, Reading and Writing Help, General HW assistance in most High School topics.

Craig Anderson

Vivek Narayan

Vivek Narayan

I'm currently an undergraduate at UC Berkeley, majoring in both Integrative Biology and Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, and minoring in both Chemistry and Education. I have several years of tutoring experience at both the high school and college levels, and I love sharing my enthusiasm for science with others. I believe in the importance of understanding each student's individual needs and learning styles, and working with students on study habits and test-taking strategies that will help each student reach their full potential.


Subjects: Chemistry (HS and College)Organic ChemistryCalculusAlgebra/Pre-CalculusBiologyPhysicsStats

Alexis Jacobs

I am a student at UC Berkeley, majoring in Chemical Biology and graduating in December 2019. I have been tutoring for about 5 years and enjoy helping kids achieve their potential. When I have free time, I like to hike, cook, and watch live music.


Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Math, All sections of ACT/SAT

Alexis Jacobs

Chase Kamp

Chase Kamp

Chase has been with Paul the Tutor’s since 2014. He tutors English, Math up to 9th grade and test prep. Chase is the go to for organization, motivation and management tutors. He has assisted in the completion of multiple curriculums and created the academic management training material.


Subjects: ACT English/Reading/Essay, SAT English/Reading/Essay, English, Composition, History

Claire Winter

I'm a second year Chemical Engineering Major at UC Davis.


Subjects: Calculus AB/BC Algebra 1 Any math class up through 12th grade

Claire Winter

Keira Chinn

Keira Chinn

Originally from France, I moved to the US over a decade ago to study at UC Berkeley. I focused my studies in Romance Linguistics and Literatures, as well as bilingual education and issues. I have been actively teaching foreign languages for 15 years to people of all ages. Learning a new language can have its challenges, but I can help you whether it be with mastering the art conversing, reading, or writing in French or Spanish.


Subjects: French, Spanish

Caytyn Abono

Caytyn is currently studying Physics at UC Berkeley. She developed an interest in tutoring through initiating a free Math tutoring program at the community bookstore she worked at. In her free time, Caytyn enjoys going to museums and doing calligraphy.


Subjects: Math, Physics, English, SAT, ACT

Caytyn Abono

Cordell Radke

Cordell Radke

Cordell can build you websites from scratch, create graphics for brochures, icons, logos, publications, and even comics! Cordell has a B.S. in Web Design and Development and a long history of Graphic Design, Animation, and Illustration. Whether you want a WordPress website or a complex web app created from scratch using JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and React technologies, CSR can handle all your technological advancement needs in this ever-changing tech industry.


Subjects: Web Design and Development


Our Staff

Minh Tran

Having been with Paul the Tutor's for nearly 4 years, Minh's role in the PTTS family is to ensure that everything behind the scenes go smoothly. With over 7 years of Administrative and Executive support, Minh believes that the best way to provide exceptional instruction and guidance to our students is to support our tutors and allow them to focus on teaching. When Minh is not assisting our PTTS family, he is helping others transform their bodies as a Certified Personal Trainer.

Minh Tran

Leslie Holtzclaw

Leslie Holtzclaw

Leslie has worked for Paul the Tutor's since 2017 as Paul's Assistant and the scheduling coordinator. Leslie attended the University of Oklahoma for several years and graduated from Southern Nazarene University with a degree in Organizational Leadership. A favorite part of Leslie's job is making Paul the Tutor's parents and students lives easier by providing excellent customer service. When she's not working, Leslie loves spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, and working in her organic garden.