Private Tutors For Test Prep & GPA Support

Our team of tutoring experts assists students in middle school, high school, and college. We offer in-person tutoring around the San Jose areas, as well as convenient online tutoring options.

Tutoring subjects include all levels of Math, English Language Arts, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, History, & more.

Our goal is to provide students with additional help for homework, GPA support, AP exams, college essays, and most major standardized tests such as HSPT, PSAT, SAT, and ACT.

MathTowne Private Tutoring Center - A local, friendly tutoring service for math, english, biology, history, test prep, and more

How A Private Tutoring Session Works

How private tutoring sessions work. Choose your subjects, for example, math, language arts, history, or science.

Choose your Subject(s)

We offer a wide range of academic and test prep subjects.

Decide the location

Whether you prefer online, in-office, or in-home tutoring sessions, we make it easy and convenient for you.

Lessons are 1-on-1

Our individualized approach ensures each student’s unique needs are met.

all sessions are pay as you go

There is no contract or commitment to the number of sessions or hours.

Schedule a free consultation

Speak with us to discuss your private tutoring needs!

Meet Our Private tutors


Senior Math Instructor

Dr. Anqi Shao holds a Ph.D. in Financial Mathematics and a Master’s in Mathematics – Statistics from the University of Florida. With over a decade of experience as an Adjunct Lecturer at institutions like the University of Florida, San Jose State, and Santa Clara University, he has taught a broad range of math courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

He also has over five years devoted to tutoring and mentoring middle school and high school students. Anqi finds immense joy in the journey and firmly believes in the non-linear nature of learning, emphasizing the importance of cultivating good habits for lifelong benefits. In his free time, Anqi likes to play golf, guitar, violin, and an ancient Chinese chess game named Go. He also enjoys reading, traveling, skateboarding, and eating Chinese buns.


Senior Physics & Math Instructor

Dr. Marx Akl brings a wealth of tutoring expertise and mentoring experience in Data Science and Machine Learning to his role as a dedicated physics and math senior instructor. With a profound academic background, including a PhD and master’s in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from University of Southern California, and dual bachelor degrees from Western Michigan University, Dr. Akl’s journey into education has been shaped by over a decade of teaching diverse subjects and mentoring students.

He is committed to creating a supportive learning environment where students can thrive, fostering collaboration and hands-on learning experiences. Beyond academia, Dr. Akl is an avid researcher and scholar, continuously pushing the boundaries of scientific knowledge in his field. He also enjoys mentoring aspiring physicists and mathematicians, sharing his passion for knowledge with the community.

Head Private English Tutor Truccey Nguyen-Do


English Instructor & College Counselor

Truccey has over 7 years of experience tutoring SAT English, AP exams, and academic writing to students of all ages. She received her BA in History and minor in Japanese at San Jose State University. Truccey also assists students in planning and organizing their college admissions process where she provides guidance on researching universities and navigating the application procedures.

After graduation, she worked for two years as both English Teacher and Sales Marketer for a private school in Japan. After her time working abroad and in-state, she is experienced with working with students at all levels of English familiarity. She enjoys traveling and exploring new places, while also taking time for rest and relaxation at home with Hannibal the cat.


Math & Physics Instructor

Jeff holds an M.S. degree in Statistics from UCI and a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics (Honors Program) from UCLA. With well over a decade of experience in education, Jeff has honed his craft, teaching test prep courses for various exams, such as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, and AP.

During his college years, he discovered his exceptional talent for tutoring and started teaching calculus and physics to his peers. He served as the president of the De Anza College mathematics club, where he lectured on higher mathematics. He has taught students of all ages, from kindergarteners to graduate students. Jeff’s passions include pure mathematics, machine learning, and creating mathematical art using Topology and Monte Carlo methods. When not teaching, he freelances as a statistical consultant and trades equities and commodities.

Math and Chemistry Instructor Yuki Kimura


Math Instructor

Yuki is a skilled educator with a passion for teaching all levels of mathematics – Algebra, Geometry, Trig, and Calculus, as well as the SAT and AP exams. She holds a degree in Chemistry from Carnegie Mellon University and has gained valuable experience working in a variety of professional roles, including DNA sample processing and digital marketing account management.

With five years of experience as a professional math tutor, Yuki is dedicated to providing a supportive and welcoming learning environment that empowers students to work at their own pace and ask questions. Beyond her work as a tutor, Yuki enjoys exploring new culinary experiences and transcribing her favorite music on the piano.


College Essay Expert & Test Prep Instructor

Jason has twenty years of experience in the field of private tutoring and college counseling. He currently assists people on four different continents, and his clients have achieved acceptance to almost every exclusive university in the U.S. and Europe, including the Ivy League, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Sciences Po, HEC, Bocconi, Cambridge, and many others.

He regularly writes and updates educational books and curriculum, including several Princeton Review AP titles, and has published 40+ titles as an author and ghostwriter. He began his career at The Washington Post and later worked in script development in the Hollywood feature film industry.

Watch Our Instructor In Action

Get a firsthand look at our teaching approach with an in-depth explanation of an SAT Reading question from our skilled instructor Truccey Nguyen-Do.

For more personalized assistance, try out our SAT Prep Program!


Anh’s ability to explain complex concepts in a simple way allowed my son to quickly become several months ahead of his grade level.

– Manish

I went into my exam with nothing but confidence! Definitely going back if I ever need help again!”

– Sasha

They have helped me get good grades at school and also increased my confidence when it comes to test taking.

– Shrobana

Their services helped me understand more in my precalc class, geometry, algebra and chem. I honestly have learned more from my sessions than from actual class.”

– Tony

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