5.0 (4)
Best of 2022
5 employees
8 years in business

About this tutor

I combine deep subject matter expertise with a thoughtful, calm approach that seeks to teach each student in the way that is best for their learning style. Students have been impressed with the success at improving test scores quickly as well as their understanding of the subjects. 

I have helped students master AP Calculus, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, as well as other math and science subjects (including algebra, geometry, precalculus, statistics), and prepare for standardized tests (such as the SAT, ACT, or subject tests). I have also helped students write winning application essays. 

I have a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois, and a deep knowledge of math, physics, chemistry, and college application essays.

I have also helped students apply to and get into top universities that include Bard College, Bucknell, Grinnell, MIT, NYU, the Universities of California and Texas, and more. This includes helping them write and edit great admissions essays, select colleges, and fill out applications and financial aid forms.

I enjoy helping students find the inspiration and joy in the subjects they learn, and in the college application process. I love teaching and helping students learn in whatever way is best for them. I modify my approach to work with each student's learning style.

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San Francisco, CA 94122
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4 Reviews


  • Benjamin Nash

    Swami tutored me in Calculus AB during my senior year of high school. Going into the year, I was extremely nervous about taking the course as many math concepts take me a long time to grasp, causing me to be unconfident in my abilities. Swami totally changed this all for me. Not only did he help each week to master concepts that I previously thought were impossible, he more importantly changed my mindset about math and about my own abilities. He made me realize that I DO have the ability to be good at math, and gave me tools to succeed for the future. I am now in college and just finished my freshman year at Wesleyan University, where I got an A in a Statistics course. Not only do I credit Swami for helping me succeed in this college course from our work together in high school, but I also know I would not have even signed up for the course in the first place if Swami hadn't helped me and instilled the confidence in myself that I can succeed and enjoy math!

  • Katheryn Dunn

    Swami is super nice and patient when learning new topics and has the ability to explain things in ways that make sense to you specifically. He is very knowledgeable about a lot of subjects and is always available to meet around your schedule

  • Corey Goldman

    I thought Venkates was a great tutor and helped me a lot in my AP chemistry class. I met with him twice a week and say immediate results in my class, not just with my grades going up, but also in my understanding of the topic.

  • Ella McNeil

    I have worked with Swami since the beginning of my freshman year and I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have been able to manage my classes without him.


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I work with students on different types of assignments: some long-term, some short-term. Depending on the student's needs and goals, we create a plan in a collaborative way.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a deep understanding of math and science. 

I have also helped dozens of students find and get into great colleges, including MIT, Yale, NYU, the Universities of California, Bard College, Bucknell University, Grinnell and more.

What types of students have you worked with?

I work with high school students for academic tutoring, college planning, and essay coaching. 

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