About Us

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 the Tutor

Paul Osborne Paul the Tutor (aka Paul D. Osborne Ed.M.) suffered from dyslexia and visual memory issues until he discovered that his brain had strengths: logical problem solving, event memory and emotional awareness. By using these strengths to overcome his weaknesses, Paul ended up graduating from UC Santa Barbara and then the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Curriculam Vitae


Our Tutors

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

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

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

Claire Winter

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

Alexis Jacobs

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 AP Environmental Science

Jordan Romero

Jordan Romero

I recently graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a degree in biology. I have four years of experience working with high school students in test prep, chemistry, biology, and algebra. I have also contributed to the ACT curriculum at Paul the Tutor's. I taught summer school biology and chemistry to high school students who did not pass these courses during the school year. In addition to the relevant coursework, I completed several internships as an undergraduate that were part education seminar and part placement in a local classroom where I was able to observe and work with a host teacher in applying principles learned in seminar on the individual, small group, and classroom level.


Subjects: Chemistry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, ACT Math/Science Prep

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

Lucas Silva

Lucas Silva

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Subjects: - admin


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 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.

Leslie Holtzclaw