Smart Hands And Minds

Smart Hands And Minds

Offers online services
Offers online services


I incorporate a variety of techniques to tailor lessons to students’ unique personalities, goals, and learning styles. Parents and adult students have appreciated my passion for teaching, and my use of humor, games, everyday experiences, and the internet to not only explain the material but also to EXCITE students about LEARNING and to become lifelong learners.

Additionally, I don’t just help students to understand and apply lesson content, I instill in them good study habits, including leveraging techniques (such as creating acronyms and associations) to enable them to learn and retain information more rapidly and reliably.

I enjoy enabling students and parents to achieve their goals. Additionally, I like watching the joy my students experience when they learn a new skill, grasp a challenging concept, or work through a difficult problem.


1 employee
24 years in business
Serves Oakland , CA
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Zelle

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Grade level

Pre-kindergarten, Elementary school, Middle school

Type of math

General arithmetic, Pre-algebra, Algebra

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    Frequently asked questions

    I enquire with the parent, student, and, when possible, the student's teacher, about the student's preferred learning style, strengths, interests, and areas for improvement. I ask both the parent and the child their goals for the tutoring sessions.  From all of this, I tailor a curriculum that addresses these areas.  

    BA, History, Yale College, 1991

    MS/MBA HR Management, Purdue University, 2001

    Certificate Instructor, Kaplan Test Preparation, 1999 

    qDick Grove School of Music, Certificate, 1992

    I discount pricing by $10 if parents bring students to my condominum complex. On a case-by-case basis, I offer additional discounts when multiple lessons are purchased.

    Services offered

    Reading And Writing Tutoring