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Scott T.

Palo Alto, CA


Experienced Tutor with CBEST certification, BS Engineer'g-MBA-DBA '16

Background check passed as of 11/28/10
4.9 average from 36 ratings
Very patient and thoughtful
— Haleli, Palo Alto, CA on 10/25/12


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University of Pennsylvania
Santa Clara University
Walden University


University of Pennsylvania

Santa Clara University (MBA)

Walden University (PhD)

About Scott

I tutor Math and Science, but will also tutor business courses as well. The most important aspect of tutoring is to teach the student how to learn on their own. I like to focus on the rules and of math and tried and proven methods of problem solving and test taking. English and math are very much intertwined subjects, therefore I encourage students to think clearly and write well. I have an engineering degree from University of Pennsylvania, MBA from Santa Clara University, and now working on a business Doctorate at Walden University. I tutor Math and Science, but will also tutor business courses as well. The most important aspect of tutoring is to teach the student how to learn on their own. I like to focus on Read more

24 hours notice required

Rates will be adjusted to ability to pay.

Travel Radius
Travels within 8 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94303
Background Check: Passed

"Very patient and thoughtful"

- Haleli, Palo Alto, CA on 10/25/12

"Great career consultant and mentor"

- Minan, Santa Clara, CA on 9/8/16

"Very flexible to meet our deadline"

- Lynne, Mountain View, CA on 10/24/12
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Calculus, Differential Equations, Discrete Math, Econometrics, Elementary Math, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, SAT Math, Statistics,
Civil Engineering,
Physical Science, Physics
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
Career Development,
College Counseling,
SAT Math
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
American History
Special Needs:
Autism, Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills,
Career Development,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Track & Field

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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I teach basic basketball skills building to a level where creativity is enabled and knowledge of the game is transferred.

I starred as a point guard on a 16-4 prep school squad that was ranked in the top 20. I have coached, taught, and referred basketball within the National Junior Basketball program from 1997 until 2004, when I moved to San Diego. During my time coaching, I coached several players to be come all stars and also coached my son and daughter to the same distinction. My son won a National championship and played AAU and BCI level basketball. My daughter made the Palo Alto NJB 5th grade all star team that won the first game in Palo Alto history of participation in the 5th grade NJB state tournament. Most of my players went on to make and star on their respective high school teams.


I am a commercialization and technology development consultant specializing in entrepreneurship and intellectual property. For the anyone who is interested in basic or advanced business concepts, I can help you.

Career Development

I have mentored several students and alums to pursue career choices that have made them much happier and more in line with their future aspirations. I am currently coaching a Princeton Grad regarding creating a blog that will enable him to start his and grow his small business. I am also currently mentoring a fellow young alum to pursue a senior management position at a major company. I started mentoring him over ten years ago and helped him to become a registered patent agent, which has led to a more fulfilling career where he can use his engineering training but be a part of the business side as well. He had more than doubled his earnings in his first two years and may triple his earning with his potential new position. Prior to mentoring him I mentored a another alum, who also fulfilled her aspirations and became a registered patent agent. She is now a Vice president at a biomedical company. On the other hand I have helped several to realize their career goals through finance, starting their own businesses, and navigating the political waters within their own companies. Whatever stage one is in their career, I can help thorough my extensive network of contacts and also my own personal experience in a diversity of industries. All I ask from those I help is that they are flexible.


I am CBEST certified, having passed on the first try. The CBEST is very tricky because there are subtle yet distinct differences in the required response. The writing section is based upon paragraph structure and how to transition from one sentence to another. It is matter of practice, writing a paragraph or two to address a subject that is given to you. I have practiced with my son to help him pass the test as well.


I tutor basic and advanced physical chemistry, polymers, but not certain organic chemistry, especially the aromatics. Stoichemetric equations and chemical compounds and molecular structure are areas that I concentrate. Chemistry, metallurgical states of crystallization, eutetics, and applications are areas of specialization.

Civil Engineering

I have a BS in civil engineering, with emphasis in structural analysis. I assist students with understanding analysis of materials, composite structural analysis, static and non static loads, for beams and columns, indeterminate structures.

College Counseling

I am an Ivy grad with close ties to Penn especially because I am on the Alumni Interviewing committee. I am also the past president of the Silicon Valley Penn Alumni Association. As such I am instructed on the requirements not only of Penn but the other colleges as well. I am privy to much information regarding the entire admissions process. I also Have an MBA from Santa Clara and I am currently working on my doctoral dissertation. I enjoy helping students realize their collegiate dreams, if possible. I have gone through the process recently with my own daughter who was accepted at her first choice, NYU, for Film school. She is a rising Junior there.


Microeconomics is the study of individual economic behavior as well as theory of the firm, I.e., maximization of firm efficiency, determination of break even and shutdown points. It also addresses the issues of competiveness with respect to monopolistic , oligopolistic, competitive and pure competitive behavior. Supply and demand and concepts of elasticity lend themselves well to mathematical expressions. Macroeconomics is an aggregate view of an economy, but supply and demand are very much a part of the study, only in the aggregate. Distinctions between GDP and GNP will be much more clear.


I graduated from Univ. of Pennsylvania with an engineering degree with a minor in Marketing from Wharton. I have an MBA from Santa Clara in Marketing and Quantitative Analysis. Additionally I am currently working on my doctorate in business focusing on Entrepreneurship, with a 3.91 in completed coursework. I am currently writing my research proposal which addresses identification and prediction of tipping points of disruptive innovations. I am also a consultant in monetization of intellectual proprties which addresses marketability of innovations, including business practices.


Studied applied statistics in engineering classes;
MBA specialized in quantitative methods;
Doctorate courses in statistical methods and software.

Study Skills

Study skills are habits one develops to find and learn subject matter and additional related information. Methods of study should be aligned to a student's daily routine and made a part of the fabric of how the student approaches every subject. Use of every available resource will be incorporated into information search and how to use the results without plagiarizing. The emphasis is on making every one that I have the opportunity to transfer my knowledge to eventually will no longer need my assistance.

Track & Field

I am seeking to coach the 400, 800, LJ, TJ, 4x100, 4x400.

I was a star jumper and runner in HS and college and most recently coached my son to 400 Meter CCS finals in 2001 with a personal best of 49.95. I also enabled his friend, whom I had stared coaching initially to learn how to hurdle. His friend won the CCS finals in the 110 High Hurdles, 2000. I also provided some key coaching to Patrick Grogan in the TJ, which enabled him to reach 47 ft in HS and later exceed 50 ft in college.

I lettered in Varsity and freshman track and field for University of Pennsylvania, reaching 48.4 as my best 440 time, 46 ft 3 in in the TJ and 22 ft 10 in. in the LJ as a freshman. I ran for the Philadelphia Pioneer Track Club with several world record holders who provided a wealth of coaching knowledge. I still hold the my high school records in the TJ and MR at 45 ft and 3:21.3.

University of Pennsylvania
Santa Clara University
Walden University


University of Pennsylvania

Santa Clara University (MBA)

Walden University (PhD)

Very patient and thoughtful — Scott T was a wonderful tutor. He was patient, organized, and caring. He knew what he was talking about and did it in a very relaxed manner. He genuinely cared about the process I was making and helped me really think in depth about math. I would definitely suggest him. He is a very knowledgeable and thoughtful tutor! ...

— Haleli, Palo Alto, CA on 10/25/12

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Rates will be adjusted to ability to pay.

Travel policy

Scott will travel within 8 miles of Palo Alto, CA 94303.