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

Chase Kamp

Chase is originally from Mesa, Arizona and relocated to the Bay Area after college. Thus far, Chase has assisted students with organization and executive functioning development, English/Literature, History, ACT/SAT prep and some early high school math and sciences. He has also assisted the company with ACT and SAT Curriculum development in addition to a bit of administrative help. He received his BS in journalism at Arizona State University in 2010 and continues to work as a freelance writer. He has contributed to the Southeast Valley Ledger newspaper and The Phoenix New Times alternative weekly. He likes reading long articles on the Internet and short fiction in books.


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

Chase Kamp

Craig Anderson

Craig Anderson

Craig has tutored Physics, Math, and Chemistry to High School and College students for approximately 8 years. He has also served as the Physics instructor at the New College of California's Science Institute for 6 years. 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

Kelsey Johnsen

I graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in physics, then went on to do research in optics at other universities. I love sharing my passion for physics and math with students, and seeing them start to understand and ask questions.


Subjects: High school math, High school science (physics, chemistry, biology), Elementary school math and science

Kelsey Johnsen

Eileen Stahl

Eileen Stahl

Eileen has worked for Paul the Tutor's for three years in both teaching and administrative rules. 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 and differences. Eileen also works on writing and updating our test prep curriculum, keeping the material reflective of the latest information from the ACT, SAT, and other standardized tests. 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 to suit their specific needs.


Subjects: ACT, SAT, high school entrance tests, English, history, reading, writing, social sciences, and general coursework management

Jordan Sperry

I graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.S in Physics and a Minor in Mathematics. I've been working as a Microscopy Technician for the past 3 years and am looking forward to returning to tutoring. In my spare time I enjoy playing music.


Subjects: Physics, Math

Jordan Sperry

Michael Malione

Michael Malione

I majored in Chemistry and Physics at Harvard and received my master's degree in Electrical Engineering, with a focus in Applied Math, at Stanford. I have tutored on and off over a period of two decades, with several years of solid experience in that time. I am passionate about working with individuals to boost both proficiency and understanding.


Subjects: Math, Calculus, Physics, Chemistry

Joseph Miller

I am 22 years old and from Los Angeles. I love music, food and Astronomy.


Subjects: Prefer: All Algebra, All Calculus(pre-calc also) Others: High School Sciences(Biology, Physics), Astronomy

Joseph Miller

Timothy Smith

Timothy Smith

A jack of many trades


Subjects: Math up to calculus Chemistry Physics

Alex Vargas

I'm in my last semester of undergraduate at UC Berkeley. I'm studying bioengineering and I work with pluripotent cells for therapeutic purposes.


Subjects: Algebra 1 and 2 Trigonometry Pre-calculus Calculus Physics Biology Geometry Chemistry

Alex Vargas

Charles Newton

Charles Newton

I am a 24 year old educator from Portland Oregon. I went to University of Oregon to study Biology and have a love of the outdoors. I have lived in the bay area for 2 years. During those two years, I taught science at the middle school level. I think learners do best when they are actively engaged in the material. I believe that learning is something that happens throughout your life and not just in the classroom, so I try to relate science and math to real life experiences and encourage students to do the same.


Subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Geometry, Pre-Algebra, U.S. History, Government

Spencer Nyarady

I grew up in Sacramento, and I currently live in Berkeley, where I just finished my major in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Cal. I also write and play a lot of music, mostly on violin and guitar. I'm passionate about helping people develop the intellectual tools to understand the world.


Subjects: -Biology -Chemistry -Algebra through Calculus -Basic physics -World history -US history -English

Spencer Nyarady

Lois Peterson

Lois Peterson

I am a retired biology teacher who has taught all levels of AP Bio. I've also worked for the company that made the AP test, and have helped design the Biology SAT subject test.


Subjects: Biology

Sandra Soto-Grondona

I am a young-mature, nature lover, creative, and reliable single mother of a wonderful 11-year-old boy. I have 10+ years of experience caring, driving and tutoring school-aged children and toddlers. I have a genuine interest in working with children. I am loyal and committed. I drive kids from West and North schools. I also teach and tutor. I am an art in action docent at SM School District. I teach Engineering For Kids and Spanish to home-school children. I am bilingual and bi-cultural educated person.


Subjects: SpanishMathGeometry

Sandra Soto-Grondona

Paige Livingston

Paige Livingston

Paige is originally from Orange County, CA and recently moved to Davis to attend the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to moving to Davis, Paige received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Foreign Language Citation in Spanish from Harvard. She loves helping students with biology, math, Spanish and test prep. When not studying or tutoring, Paige enjoys playing volleyball, running, and baking.


Subjects: Biology, Algebra, Geometry, SAT/ACT prep, Spanish, Chemistry (though chem is not my favorite or strongest subject)

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

Keira Chinn

james korff

james korff

MIT-Civil Eng CAL-Berkeley- M.Arch Math Tutor-NDNU SUHSD-Substitute SJSU- Credential Program-Math


Subjects: algebra 1/2 pre-calculus geometry statistics calculus sat math act math

Jonathan Machorro

Jonathan Machorro is a Professional Civil Engineer in the State of California. He graduated from UC-Riverside in 2011 with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering, and UCLA in 2012 with an M.S. in Civil Engineering. He has been working as an engineer for five years, ever since finishing school. On his off time he trains Muay Thai and Boxing, plays basketball, enjoys painting, and working on his trucks. Jonathan loves science and math, and as such really enjoy teaching it. Cheers!


Subjects: Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Calculus, Chemistry, Environmental Studies,

Jonathan Machorro

Folami Morris

Folami Morris

I double majored in Physics and Biology with double minors in math. I love test prep and I really excel at helping students increase their scores--I have been doing it for years. On my spare time, I like to read and write novels. I have co-authored a book and I will talk endlessly about the latest YA novel.


Subjects: SAT Reading SAT Math ACT REading ACT Math ACT Science Algebra I Algebra II Chemistry Pre-Calculus Biology Physics

Mario Rodriguez

In high school I have tutored students ranging from k-8 on various math levels. Currently I am a fourth year Mechanical engineering student at the University of California, Davis and am knowledgeable of the material listed above. As a tutor and student I have learned that individuals vary in their learning style but with patience and student specific tutoring are qualities that a tutor should have.


Subjects: Algebra Algebra 2 GeometryPre-CalculusCalculusScratchGimpPhysics

Mario Rodriguez

Sally Ly

Sally Ly

Intern


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Our Staff

Cameron Mitchell

Proctor

Cameron Mitchell

Minh Tran

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Leslie Holtzclaw

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