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Stanford-Castilleja; summer camp applications, interviews, resume
Hannah T.

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Stanford-Castilleja; summer camp applications, interviews, resume
Stanford-Castilleja; summer camp applications, interviews, resume
Hannah T.

409 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

409 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Hannah


Bio

I earned a B.A. in American Studies with a concentration in law, government, and political policy in June 2011 from Stanford and am a 7-year Castilleja alum. I adore working with the gifted and interned at an Innovation Endeavors startup. One influence for my admissions mentality was my Stanford Law School Career Services job, where I collated Supreme Court & district clerkship applications.
I tutor pre-algebra, algebra 1&2, & 6-9th applications.

Achievements:
* Students admitted to...

I earned a B.A. in American Studies with a concentration in law, government, and political policy in June 2011 from Stanford and am a 7-year Castilleja alum. I adore working with the gifted and interned at an Innovation Endeavors startup. One influence for my admissions mentality was my Stanford Law School Career Services job, where I collated Supreme Court & district clerkship applications.
I tutor pre-algebra, algebra 1&2, & 6-9th applications.

Achievements:
* Students admitted to Castilleja, Sacred Heart Atherton, Menlo, Harker, Nueva, Woodside Priory, Crystal Springs, Pinewood, St. Francis
* 7X “former legacy” family clients later admitted to Stanford, 4X Harvard, 1X Wharton, 1X Harvard Kennedy.

Private School Applications:
*Student & parent personal statements, socioemotional intelligence, ISEE/HSPT, parent interviews, MyPage, videos, shadow day, 10X superpowers. I consult with clients navigating the process, informed by my experience applying to Castilleja, Stanford, UC's (100% acceptance). I love obsessing over semantics, constructive critiques, and perfecting each element of writing. I am passionate about cohesive narratives, resumes, & portfolios.

Summer Wins:
*Stanford programs, encompassing Pre-Collegiate Institutes, Daily Internship, Math Circles, Youth Anthology
*Yale Young Global Scholars
*Wharton Global Youth Programs
*VC internships (3X)

My current/past clientele consists of C-level executives and boards at KKR, Sequoia, Square, OpenAI, Youtube, Yahoo, Yahoo CN, Mastercard, Apple, Dodge & Cox, GGV Capital, GSV Ventures, Alibaba, Salesforce, Airbnb, 49ers, Meta, Amazon, and Stanford professors.

Awards:
*4 students won Math and English Achievement Awards
*3 skipped pre-algebra through placement tests.

Tests: I earned perfect 5's on AP US & European History, AP Calculus. 800 SAT Verbal. National Merit Scholar recipient. MTAC Panel Honors.


Education

Stanford University
American Studies

Policies

  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Hourly Rate: $350
  • Rate details: The phone or in-person consultation (20 minutes) is complimentary). If you want to buy 10 or 20 volume package sessions, happy to!
  • Travel policy: Within 40 miles of Atherton, CA 94027
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 1/24/2023

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

Career Development,

Career Development

I work as a technical recruiter for startups, including Slice Technologies, founded by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors. As such, I deal with a volume of resumes and am well equipped to translate my skills into helping counsel people doing their job search. I also am extremely well connected in the tech world, due to my Stanford engineering connections, as well as my friendship with the Stanford Career Services office. As such, I feel I would be an excellent career development tutor.
Criminal Justice,

Criminal Justice

I took 5 Stanford undergraduate courses in law including the Death Penalty and the law, as well as Policy and the Law. I wrote my final papers on wrongful convictions and DNA exonerations, and am extremely passionate about criminal justice. I also performed legal research for Professor Lawrence Marshall at Stanford Mills' Clinic. He was one of the earliest wrongful conviction/innocence project founders and proponents. I would be excited to tutor this based on experience, research, and passion for the subject!
Microsoft Word

Computer

Microsoft Windows,

Microsoft Windows

As an American Studies major, I frequently use Microsoft Windows applications - Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word. I also worked for two startups in 2012 and 2013 so am very fluent with technology. I also worked for Stanford Law school Office of Career Services, and so used Excel and Word extensively when collating all the admissions packet information for aspiring clerkships applicants. I feel I could tutor this subject very confidently due to experience from college and startup /Law School work.
Microsoft Word

Corporate Training

Career Development,

Career Development

I work as a technical recruiter for startups, including Slice Technologies, founded by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors. As such, I deal with a volume of resumes and am well equipped to translate my skills into helping counsel people doing their job search. I also am extremely well connected in the tech world, due to my Stanford engineering connections, as well as my friendship with the Stanford Career Services office. As such, I feel I would be an excellent career development tutor.
Chinese,

Chinese

I grew up in a First generation Chinese-speaking household and have taught Mandarin Chinese to high school juniors through my previous tutoring agency. Recently, I have been assisting my friend translate her film into Mandarin Chinese with subtitles for improved public access. I still speak Chinese with my parents and relatives and have retained fluency of the language and love its melodic tones. I find great joy in teaching Chinese.
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I attended a rigorous elementary school, Challenger School before Castilleja School in Palo Alto. During Challenger, we underwent daily morning drills in math, spelling, grammar, language arts, social studies, and science. Challenger successfully imparted foundational skills that led to my success in junior high. At my previous agency, I have had two years of experience working with K-6th graders in the Palo Alto, Woodside, Los Altos, and Portola Valley districts. I have expertise in diverse subjects including math, English, science, and social studies, and my goal is to inspire the child to embrace learning, achieve a solid foundation in subjects including spelling and math, and solidify their organizational and study skills. I love children and cultivate the most fun, supportive learning environment as possible. I use visual, audio, and kinesthetic teaching techniques, and employ flash cards, such as Quizlet, and mnemonics to help the students learn basic vocabulary and mathematics, as well as grammar. It would be a pleasure to teach K-6th and impart to them all the knowledge and study habits I acquired from my K-6th experience.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I enjoy tutoring kids in study skills, including time management, prioritization, todo lists, deadlines, procrastination, and planning a strategy for completing essays and long-term projects. As a pre-law student at Stanford university, I have had experience tutoring classmates across different subjects, lead study groups and review sessions, and coordinated study materials and exam outlines for a diverse array of subjects. In high school, I enjoyed assisting friends in humanities and math/science subjects. I love helping my classmates and friends achieve a solid grasp of a particular subject and gaining greater confidence in their study, test-taking, and general academic abilities. I am skilled at note-taking, brainstorming, proofreading, and writing papers. I love advising students with online resources, stressing the importance of starting work early, and breaking long papers into chunks. My favorite motto is "divide and conquer."
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Proofreading, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, Spelling, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Political Science,

Political Science

I took political science as a freshman and sophomore at Stanford, as part of the university requirements for my American Studies program. My individually designed concentration was "Government, policy, and the law," which included many higher-division political science courses. I was a political science major for one and a half years before changing to American Studies.
American History, European History

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the past 6-7 years, my algebra 1 students have hailed from Sacred Heart Schools Atherton, Menlo, Castilleja, Harker, Pinewood, and Keys. I love teaching and inspiring students to love pre-algebra, algebra 1, and algebra 2, as well as the algebraic concepts tested in standardized tests including ISEE, SAT, and SSAT.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I attended a rigorous elementary school, Challenger School before Castilleja School in Palo Alto. During Challenger, we underwent daily morning drills in math, spelling, grammar, language arts, social studies, and science. Challenger successfully imparted foundational skills that led to my success in junior high. At my previous agency, I have had two years of experience working with K-6th graders in the Palo Alto, Woodside, Los Altos, and Portola Valley districts. I have expertise in diverse subjects including math, English, science, and social studies, and my goal is to inspire the child to embrace learning, achieve a solid foundation in subjects including spelling and math, and solidify their organizational and study skills. I love children and cultivate the most fun, supportive learning environment as possible. I use visual, audio, and kinesthetic teaching techniques, and employ flash cards, such as Quizlet, and mnemonics to help the students learn basic vocabulary and mathematics, as well as grammar. It would be a pleasure to teach K-6th and impart to them all the knowledge and study habits I acquired from my K-6th experience.
Piano,

Piano

I played the piano competitively for 14 years at one of the top Bay Area studios and performed at the Junior Bach Festival, US Open Piano Competition, San Francisco Young Pianist Competition, among other venues. I also took piano classes at Stanford as an undergrad.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I enjoy tutoring kids in study skills, including time management, prioritization, todo lists, deadlines, procrastination, and planning a strategy for completing essays and long-term projects. As a pre-law student at Stanford university, I have had experience tutoring classmates across different subjects, lead study groups and review sessions, and coordinated study materials and exam outlines for a diverse array of subjects. In high school, I enjoyed assisting friends in humanities and math/science subjects. I love helping my classmates and friends achieve a solid grasp of a particular subject and gaining greater confidence in their study, test-taking, and general academic abilities. I am skilled at note-taking, brainstorming, proofreading, and writing papers. I love advising students with online resources, stressing the importance of starting work early, and breaking long papers into chunks. My favorite motto is "divide and conquer."
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Spelling, Writing

Language

Chinese,

Chinese

I grew up in a First generation Chinese-speaking household and have taught Mandarin Chinese to high school juniors through my previous tutoring agency. Recently, I have been assisting my friend translate her film into Mandarin Chinese with subtitles for improved public access. I still speak Chinese with my parents and relatives and have retained fluency of the language and love its melodic tones. I find great joy in teaching Chinese.
ESL/ESOL, TOEFL

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the past 6-7 years, my algebra 1 students have hailed from Sacred Heart Schools Atherton, Menlo, Castilleja, Harker, Pinewood, and Keys. I love teaching and inspiring students to love pre-algebra, algebra 1, and algebra 2, as well as the algebraic concepts tested in standardized tests including ISEE, SAT, and SSAT.
Prealgebra, SAT Math

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the past 6-7 years, my algebra 1 students have hailed from Sacred Heart Schools Atherton, Menlo, Castilleja, Harker, Pinewood, and Keys. I love teaching and inspiring students to love pre-algebra, algebra 1, and algebra 2, as well as the algebraic concepts tested in standardized tests including ISEE, SAT, and SSAT.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I attended a rigorous elementary school, Challenger School before Castilleja School in Palo Alto. During Challenger, we underwent daily morning drills in math, spelling, grammar, language arts, social studies, and science. Challenger successfully imparted foundational skills that led to my success in junior high. At my previous agency, I have had two years of experience working with K-6th graders in the Palo Alto, Woodside, Los Altos, and Portola Valley districts. I have expertise in diverse subjects including math, English, science, and social studies, and my goal is to inspire the child to embrace learning, achieve a solid foundation in subjects including spelling and math, and solidify their organizational and study skills. I love children and cultivate the most fun, supportive learning environment as possible. I use visual, audio, and kinesthetic teaching techniques, and employ flash cards, such as Quizlet, and mnemonics to help the students learn basic vocabulary and mathematics, as well as grammar. It would be a pleasure to teach K-6th and impart to them all the knowledge and study habits I acquired from my K-6th experience.
Piano,

Piano

I played the piano competitively for 14 years at one of the top Bay Area studios and performed at the Junior Bach Festival, US Open Piano Competition, San Francisco Young Pianist Competition, among other venues. I also took piano classes at Stanford as an undergrad.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I enjoy tutoring kids in study skills, including time management, prioritization, todo lists, deadlines, procrastination, and planning a strategy for completing essays and long-term projects. As a pre-law student at Stanford university, I have had experience tutoring classmates across different subjects, lead study groups and review sessions, and coordinated study materials and exam outlines for a diverse array of subjects. In high school, I enjoyed assisting friends in humanities and math/science subjects. I love helping my classmates and friends achieve a solid grasp of a particular subject and gaining greater confidence in their study, test-taking, and general academic abilities. I am skilled at note-taking, brainstorming, proofreading, and writing papers. I love advising students with online resources, stressing the importance of starting work early, and breaking long papers into chunks. My favorite motto is "divide and conquer."
English, ESL/ESOL, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Piano

Piano

I played the piano competitively for 14 years at one of the top Bay Area studios and performed at the Junior Bach Festival, US Open Piano Competition, San Francisco Young Pianist Competition, among other venues. I also took piano classes at Stanford as an undergrad.

Other

Study Skills,

Study Skills

I enjoy tutoring kids in study skills, including time management, prioritization, todo lists, deadlines, procrastination, and planning a strategy for completing essays and long-term projects. As a pre-law student at Stanford university, I have had experience tutoring classmates across different subjects, lead study groups and review sessions, and coordinated study materials and exam outlines for a diverse array of subjects. In high school, I enjoyed assisting friends in humanities and math/science subjects. I love helping my classmates and friends achieve a solid grasp of a particular subject and gaining greater confidence in their study, test-taking, and general academic abilities. I am skilled at note-taking, brainstorming, proofreading, and writing papers. I love advising students with online resources, stressing the importance of starting work early, and breaking long papers into chunks. My favorite motto is "divide and conquer."
ESL/ESOL

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

I enjoy tutoring kids in study skills, including time management, prioritization, todo lists, deadlines, procrastination, and planning a strategy for completing essays and long-term projects. As a pre-law student at Stanford university, I have had experience tutoring classmates across different subjects, lead study groups and review sessions, and coordinated study materials and exam outlines for a diverse array of subjects. In high school, I enjoyed assisting friends in humanities and math/science subjects. I love helping my classmates and friends achieve a solid grasp of a particular subject and gaining greater confidence in their study, test-taking, and general academic abilities. I am skilled at note-taking, brainstorming, proofreading, and writing papers. I love advising students with online resources, stressing the importance of starting work early, and breaking long papers into chunks. My favorite motto is "divide and conquer."

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

Over the past 6-7 years, my algebra 1 students have hailed from Sacred Heart Schools Atherton, Menlo, Castilleja, Harker, Pinewood, and Keys. I love teaching and inspiring students to love pre-algebra, algebra 1, and algebra 2, as well as the algebraic concepts tested in standardized tests including ISEE, SAT, and SSAT.
Chinese,

Chinese

I grew up in a First generation Chinese-speaking household and have taught Mandarin Chinese to high school juniors through my previous tutoring agency. Recently, I have been assisting my friend translate her film into Mandarin Chinese with subtitles for improved public access. I still speak Chinese with my parents and relatives and have retained fluency of the language and love its melodic tones. I find great joy in teaching Chinese.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

I attended a rigorous elementary school, Challenger School before Castilleja School in Palo Alto. During Challenger, we underwent daily morning drills in math, spelling, grammar, language arts, social studies, and science. Challenger successfully imparted foundational skills that led to my success in junior high. At my previous agency, I have had two years of experience working with K-6th graders in the Palo Alto, Woodside, Los Altos, and Portola Valley districts. I have expertise in diverse subjects including math, English, science, and social studies, and my goal is to inspire the child to embrace learning, achieve a solid foundation in subjects including spelling and math, and solidify their organizational and study skills. I love children and cultivate the most fun, supportive learning environment as possible. I use visual, audio, and kinesthetic teaching techniques, and employ flash cards, such as Quizlet, and mnemonics to help the students learn basic vocabulary and mathematics, as well as grammar. It would be a pleasure to teach K-6th and impart to them all the knowledge and study habits I acquired from my K-6th experience.
Piano,

Piano

I played the piano competitively for 14 years at one of the top Bay Area studios and performed at the Junior Bach Festival, US Open Piano Competition, San Francisco Young Pianist Competition, among other venues. I also took piano classes at Stanford as an undergrad.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

I enjoy tutoring kids in study skills, including time management, prioritization, todo lists, deadlines, procrastination, and planning a strategy for completing essays and long-term projects. As a pre-law student at Stanford university, I have had experience tutoring classmates across different subjects, lead study groups and review sessions, and coordinated study materials and exam outlines for a diverse array of subjects. In high school, I enjoyed assisting friends in humanities and math/science subjects. I love helping my classmates and friends achieve a solid grasp of a particular subject and gaining greater confidence in their study, test-taking, and general academic abilities. I am skilled at note-taking, brainstorming, proofreading, and writing papers. I love advising students with online resources, stressing the importance of starting work early, and breaking long papers into chunks. My favorite motto is "divide and conquer."
ESL/ESOL, Reading, SAT Math, Writing

Test Preparation

Career Development,

Career Development

I work as a technical recruiter for startups, including Slice Technologies, founded by Stanford Graduate School of Business professors. As such, I deal with a volume of resumes and am well equipped to translate my skills into helping counsel people doing their job search. I also am extremely well connected in the tech world, due to my Stanford engineering connections, as well as my friendship with the Stanford Career Services office. As such, I feel I would be an excellent career development tutor.
ISEE,

ISEE

I am a highly experienced ISEE instructor who has raised students' percentile scores approximately 20-30% from practice test to the official exam. Client testimonials available. My biggest achievement was raising a student's percentile from approximately 30% across quantitative reasoning and mathematics achievement to an 8 and 9 on exam day!! I also have thousands of customized Quizlet flashcards, Google docs filled with resources, math and verbal Quiz games, a comprehensive test prep strategy for 10, 20, and 30 week schedules, as well as testing concentration coaching. I love the ISEE!
ACT English, ACT Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, SSAT, TOEFL

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Very good teacher

Hannah tutored my son for lower ISEE. She also shared the information on apply school with us( the parents),she is very kind and patient, with good experiences.

Lang, 1 lesson with Hannah

Above and Beyond Tutor

For the past several years, Hannah has tutored my daughter in math, algebra, and ISEE test prep. She is exceptional at what she does and goes above and beyond to take care of "her kids." My daughter was tackling an advanced level in math and was struggling to score well. Just one session with Hannah before her test helped her score almost full marks. She has taught my daughter in the following subjects: ISEE (quantitative reasoning, mathematics achievement, reading comprehension, verbal reasoning), pre-algebra, algebra 1 and 2, expository essays, time management, and how to study and laser focus with 100% concentration. Hannah not only teaches the concepts in detail but also recommends methods, educational tools, and study habits that can really make a difference. She is knowledgeable of ALL the best resources available to adolescents and makes herself generously available prior to tests and exams. She has been an invaluable mentor to my daughter and to our family, and we cannot recommend her enough. With Hannah's mentoring, your child will be inspired to succeed and truly learn to strive for excellence in everything he/she does.

Anita, 3 lessons with Hannah

Professional and Caring

My daughter was applying several top private schools for 2017 school year. We only have 6 months to prepare. It was an extremely short time for such application. I found Ms. Hannah from Wyzant. I tried to ask her to my daughter school application consultant. It was very difficult to get a slot from her schedule because she is always busy with too many students. I finally got a slot and she became my daughter’s interview and reading comprehension advisor. Professional: As a specialized private high school application consultant, Hannah is very professional. Every session is well organized and detailed oriented. Although she is fully book with many clients/student, she is fully aware of every student’s strength and weakness, in turn, she did lots preparation to provide individual plan for each student. She also gave my daughter very valuable ideas and reading list for her preparation. Not only she has very strong knowledge in the field, her own background (Castilleja/Stanford graduation) is also the strongest testimony to her students. That gave my daughter a convincing reason to not only following her instruction but also to work with her on preparing her application. Caring: Ms. Hannah treats hers student not just as a customer, but really views them as part of her family. She shares all her students’ feeling. She would kindly encourage my daughter when my daughter was not speaking out her own thoughts. She cheered with tears when she learned my daughter was admitted by one top private school. We really enjoyed working Ms. Hannah through my daughter’s application process. I’d say it’d be impossible for my daughter to get into the top school in such a short preparation time period without her help! Thank you again, Ms. Hannah!

Jerry, 5 lessons with Hannah

A passionate, intelligent admission consultant

Hannah has always been able to deliver results and exceed expectations consistently. Last year we hired Hannah as my young son's admission consultant for private school. She helped him navigated through application process. She was very familiar with the process and she was very good at discovering the best thing out of my son. She made him standing out among very strong competition. Hannah delivered result again this year. She helped my 10th grade daughter accepted into a highly competitive summer school. This summer school's acceptance rate is 15% and average SAT score is 2200. Because my daughter has mediocre GPAs and has no SAT test score, I didn't expect she ever had a chance to be accepted. Hannah not only successfully guided her through her application process but also inspired her to become mature individual through this process. Hannah is a very effective coach with creative thinking and unique approaches. She is a perfectionist and get the job done perfectly. 200% recommended!!

Li, 75 lessons with Hannah
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Response time: 7 hours
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