Mentor Club

Testimonials

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The Mentor Club has successfully helped many students go beyond just learning, to thoroughly understanding the underlying theory.  This method and experience allows the student to confidently explore beyond what has been taught.

PreAlgebra

Nate K. I have had tutor Jay for four years. I had got quite improvement for my math from Arithmetic, PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2. He could explain the solution from different viewpoints until I under-stood. He not just help me in school home work assignment but also gave me extra variation examples for me to work on, which help me under-stand math thoroughly.

Nate K., Freshman
Mission San Jose High, Fremont, CA
   
   

Algebra I

Jonathan K.  Jay tutor has taught me for around four years. He teaches very effectively, and he demonstrates different ways of solving a problem. He has a creative fun way of learning new things about math. He's a very nice person and I would recommend him to everyone.

Jonathan K.
Hopkins Middle, Fremont, CA
Amit S Amit S.
Kennedy Middle School
Cupertino, CA
   
   

Geometry

Valerie V. Jay has been tutoring me for the past 4 years and I highly recommend him. For past years, I have been commuting from San Francisco all the way to Cupertino. This should represent how grateful I am to have tutor Jay’s excellent teaching skills. He is very patient and teaches in a unique way, allowing the students to approach challenge questions in a variety of levels in science and math. He also helps the student write excellent notes to refer to when he is not available. But most importantly, tutor Jay has the passion to teach students. He is an effective, commendable and great teacher!


Valerie V.
Drew High School,
San Francisco, CA
I have had tutor Jay for four years. I had got quite improvement for my math from Arithmetic, PreAlgebra, Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra 2. He could explain the solution from different viewpoints until I understood. He not just help me in school home work assignment but also gave me extra variation examples for me to work on, which help me understand math thoroughly.

Nate K. Freshman at Mission San Jose High, Fremont, CA 
   
   

Algebra II 

Clayton P. Clayton P.
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, CA
Alok S. Alok S.
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, CA
I have been struggling with Algebra 2 Trig, and was unsatisfied with my grade. However, with Jay's tutoring, I was able to comprehend all the material given to me in class and drastically improve my grade. Jay does a great job identifying my needs and explaining thoroughly, allowing me to understand the most complex concepts. I would highly recommend Jay as a tutor.

Sean T. Sophomore at Monta Vista High, Cupertino, CA 
   
   

PreCalculus/Math Analysis

Cameron H. Cameron H.
Lynbrook High School
San Jose, CA
I had Jay as a tutor for PreCalculus and AP Calculus. He was very patient and eager to help me understand concepts that I have trouble with. He explained the concept and ideas clearly, and made it easy for me to understand. Your dedication and help is much appreciated.

Brian P. Senior at The King's Academy, Sunnyvale, CA
   
   

AP Calculus

Josh K.  Jay has tutored me since 7th grade (Pre Algebra) to 12th grade (Calculus). Jay presents the material in a very simple and straight forward way. He is very helpful if you are struggling in math but he can also challenge you to do better and have a deeper understanding. By taking his class not only did my grades drastically increase but my interest in mathematics also grew. He is very qualified to teach this class. He can identify your needs and struggles and will help you until you completely understand the material. I strongly recommend Jay as a tutor.

Josh K.
Mission San Jose, Fremont, CA 
Hari C. I had Jay as a tutor for AP Calculus BC. He thought me math in a way that my previous tutors did not, and it was very helpful. He was also very easy to understand and explained concepts in a clear fashion. Thank you for your help Jay

Hari M.
Homestead High School
Sunnyvale, CA
I had Jay as a tutor for AP Calculus AB. I had difficulty throughout the year understanding the concepts, but after just a few hours with Jay I was able to understand the concepts exponentially better. Jay is able to teach the concepts behind the problems in a clear and patient way that made learning Calculus enjoyable. I would highly recommend Jay as a tutor.

Suhas Shekar
Monta Vista High School
Cupertino, CA

Jason Du
Junior at Saratoga High School
Saratoga, CA
Jay tutored me in AP calculus. Jay does not simply drill the correct way to solve a problem. but he also is able to understand and clarify past misconceptions. He is also able to approach the same problem in various ways so that he finds a teaching method similar to that of your teacher. Besides the fact that he is a great tutor, he is flexible with his time, and I have never had problems scheduling an appointment with him before any critical date such as a test.

Tamara K. Senior at Harker School, San Jose, CA
Thanks for your help in tutoring me. I was having difficulties in areas of Integral in Calculus. I really didn't get the material at first, but with your help, I understood everything and I felt confident in it. The way you explain how stuff works is in a clear and understandable manner. Thanks to you.

Hao P. Senior at Lynbrook High, San Jose, CA 
   
   

AP Statistics 

Vivek K.
Junior at Cupertino High School
Cupertino, CA
I have been having a lot of trouble with Statistics, and was worried that my grade would drop dramatically. But thanks to Jay, I now understand all the material and I feel a lot better about Statistics. He really knows the material and explains it to me in various ways until I get it. He is also very helpful with preparing me for the AP test. I would definitely recommend Jay as a Statistics tutor.

Anjali S.
Junior at Cupertino High School Cupertino, CA
   
   

SAT II Math

Karin O. Karin O.
Cupertino High School
Cupertino, CA
   
   

College Math 

J.P. Tutor Jay has assisted me in accomplishing my statistics course. Without his broad knowledge and ability to cater to my needs, it would have been a difficult road to success. He is very outgoing, attentive, unwearied, and motivated in what he does. He has the aptitude to educate, enhance, and assist in understanding the most complex equations to the simplest form. His instruction is in depth and invaluable.

J.P.
DeVry University
San Jose, CA
I am so fortunate to have found Tutor Jay for tutoring me Statistics. He is an excellent math tutor. Jay provides math instruction that is well worth the time and money. Jay is extremely knowledgeable and has an approach to teaching that is easy to understand. He request the assignments ahead of time in order to prepare for the tutoring session, which is very efficient and beneficial. I highly recommend Jay as your math tutor.

Chris D. San Jose State University 
Getting through a PreCalculus course has been one of the hardest things I have ever had to do, and it's even harder when it is something that must be done and cannot be simply put by the wayside.

Before I had a tutor like Jay to work with, I went through two pre calc classes and struggled through them both. I would sometimes even spend hours staring at a half finished homework assignment stuck on a major concept and just hoping that the answer would magically pop into my head. Now when I have that same problem, I can be one hundred percent confident that if I schedule just a one hour meeting with Jay, I will learn exactly what I need to know and more.

Jay is truly dedicated to all of his students and is committed to making sure you are not only going to improve your grade in the course, but he also works with you so that you understand the material and key math concepts enough to rely on and utilize your skills time and time again.

Ethan, De Anza College, CA
Vegnash
Calculus Student
De Anza College, Cupertino CA
   
   

Physics

I want to start out by saying that Jay is an amazing tutor. He is not only a great teacher, he cares about the final results. The reason why I contacted Jay was that I had to take an electronics exam to be considered for employment. When I received the study material I was absolutely terrified, I knew nothing about any of this stuff. I literally hadn’t done ANYTHING in electronics for nearly 20 years. I would have to say the difference between studying on my own and studying with Jay was not even comparable, the learning was accelerated immensely. Jay has a way of simplifying the material to make it easier to grasp, he has really gotten me excited about learning again. Well, I am very happy to say that I did end up passing the exam and I will be starting my new job on April 20, 2009.

Kevin T. of Union City, CA
   
   

Parents

As a parent of Junior at Monta Vista High, I'd like to recommend Jay to be your math tutor. It's not easy to find a qualified AP Calculus tutor who can explain and solve the problems clearly and organized. Jay is a tutor who really knows the subject!

Mary K. Cupertino, CA
I was looking for a math tutor for my daughter before her final AP calculus AB exam. Her grade at the time was B and I was looking for a teacher with great math skills to examine my daughter's deficiencies to achieve elevating her grade to A range. My daughter's teacher told her that if she gets A in final exam, he will give her A-. Jay understood Tamara's problems and he made her feel very comfortable and confident. She did receive A- for her semester grade. I thank Jay for this outcome.

Mother of student from Harker School, Saratoga, CA

 

Student Achievement

The following are highlights of our senior students’ college admissions for year 2016-2017. Congratulations to all of you!
  • Julia C. of Monta Vista High was accepted by M.I.T. She was an Algebra 2/Trig, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 1, Geometry (at Kenneday Middle) student.
  • Ashiwarya N. of Monta Vista High was accepted by UCLA. She was a Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus BC student.
  • Andrea D. of Valley Christian School was accepted by U. of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She was an AP Calculus BC.
AP Calculus Exam Results 2016:
  • Calculus BC: Robert Z. of Monta Vista High: 5/5
  • Calculus BC: Eric L. of Monta Vista High: 5/5
  • Calculus BC: Ethan Q. of Cupertino High: 5/5
  • Calculus BC: Olivia Z. of Prospect High: 5/5
  • Calculus BC: Andrea D. of Valley Christian: 5/5
  • Calculus AB: Tyler K. of Cupertino High: 5/5
  • Calculus AB: Jeffrey S. of Cupertino High: 5/5
AP Physics Exam Results 2016:
  • Physics 1: Robert Z. of Monta Vista High: 5/5
  • Physics 1: Jerry X. of Sanit Francis High: 5/5
The following are highlights of our senior students’ college admissions for year 2015-2016. Congratulations to all of you!
  • Aunoy P. of Monta Vista High was accepted by Columbia U, Berkeley, UCLA and USC. He was a Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus BC student.
  • Vamsi G. of Harker School was accepted by Columbia U, Carniege Mellon U and U. of Chicago. He was a Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, and AP Physics 1 and 2 student.
  • Nidhi V. of Saratoga High was accepted by Purdue U. She was an Algebra 2 Honor, Pre-Calculus Honor, AP Calculus BC student.
AP Calculus Exam Results 2015:
  • Calculus BC: Aunoy P. of Monta Vista High: 5/5
  • Calculus BC: Vamsi G. of Harker School: 5/5
  • Calculus BC: Julia C. of Monta Vista High: 5/5
  • Calculus BC: Nidhi V. of Saratoga High: 5/5
SAT II Math Test Results 2015
  • Alex Z. of Monta Vista High: 800
  • Alex Y. of Bellarmine College Prep: 800
  • George Y. of Bellamine College Prep: 800
  • Andrea D. of Valley Christian: 770
The following are highlights of our senior students’ college admissions for year 2014-2015. Congratulations to all of you!
  • Rohan S. of Monta Vista High was accepted by U. of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign and Purdue U. He was a Algebra 2/Trig, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, Honor Physics, SAT II(800) student.
  • Marisa Y. of Monta Vista High was accepted by UC Berkley and U. of Michigan. She was a Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus AB student.
  • Karthik B. of Monta Vista High was accepted by U. of Texas Austin (Computer Science). He was a Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, and Honor Physics student.
  • David N. of Cupertino High was accepted by UCLA (EECS). He was a Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics, SAT II(800) student.
  • Alex Z. of Monta Vista High was accepted by Purdue U and U. of Washington. He was a Algebra 2/Trig, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus BC, Honor Physics, SAT II(800) student.
  • Adiyata G. of Monta Vista High was accepted by UCLA (Mechanical Eng). He was a Honor Physics student.
  • Visha K of Lynbrook High was accepted by Saint Louis U. (Medical Program). He was an AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics student.
  • Neehar K. of Monta Vista High was accepted by UC San Diego. He was an AP Calculus BC student.
  • Madison M. of Saratoga High was accepted by U. of Oregan. She was a Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, and AP Statistics student.
  • Sachin M. of Monta Vista High was accepted by U. of Washington. He was a Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus AB student.
  • Sudiksha V. of Cupertino High was accepted by Rhode Island School of Design, U. of Illonis at Urbana-Campaign and U of Cinncinati. She was an AP Calculus AB student.
AP Calculus Exam Results 2014:
  • Calculus BC: Rohan S. of Monta Vista High: 5/5
  • Calculus AB: Sudiksha V. of Cupertino High: 5/5
  • Calculus AB: Sachin M. of Monta Vista High: 5/5
SAT II Math Test Results 2014:
  • Julia K. 10th grade of Monta Vista High: 800 (5/2014)
  • Alex Y. 9th grade of Bellamine College Prep: 800 (5/2014)
Math Olympiad (MOEMS) Test Result 2013-2014:
  • Cara B. 4th grade, Division E: Score 23/25; Gold Pin Award
Math Kangaroo Test Result 2014:
  • Cara B. 4th grade: 7th place National Winner; 6th place California State Winner
The following are highlights of our senior students’ college admissions for year 2013-2014. Congratulations to all of you!
  • Stephanie W. of Monta Vista High School was accepted by Stanford University (early decision). She was a Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus AB student.
  • Jennifer Y. of Monta Vista High School was accepted by U. of Michigan and UC San Diego. She was a Algebra 2/Trig, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB student.
  • Shouvik N. of Lynbrook High School was accepted by Case Western U. He was a student of Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB.
  • Jennifer J. of Saratoga High School was accepted by Carnegie Mellon U. She was a student of AP physics.
  • Anika D. of Harker School. She was accepted by Duke U. She was a student of AP Calculus BC.
AP Calculus Exam Results 2013:
  • Calculus BC: Karthik B. of Monta Vista High: 5/5
  • Calculus BC: David N. of Cupertino High: 5/5
SAT II Math Test Results 2013:
  • Alex Z. of Monta Vista High: 800 (6/2013)
  • Rohan S. of Monta Vista High: 800 (5/2013)
  • Prithvi Y. of Harker School: 800 (6/2013)
  • Eddie K. of Leland High School: 790 (6/2013)
The following are highlights of our senior students’ college admissions for year 2012-2013. Congratulations to all of you!
  • Deepika N. of Monta Vista High School was accepted by University of Michigan, EECS program. She was a Pre-Calculus and AP Calculus BC student.
  • Natalie C. of Saratoga High School was accepted by University of Chicago, Pre-Med program. She was an AP Calculus BC student.
  • Jinoo J. of Santa Clara High School was accepted by University of California at Berkley, EECS program. He was an AP Calculus BC and AP Statistics student.
  • Janani P. of Monta Vista High School was accepted by UCLA, Neuroscience program. She was an AP Calculus BC and Honor Physics student.
AP Calculus Exam Results 2012:
  • Calculus BC: Natalie C., Neha V., Bryce B., Anika R., Elizbeth L., Lena C.: 5/5
  • Calculus AB: Clayton P., Saee B., Justine C., Eugena P.: 5/5
SAT II Math Test Results 2012:
  • David N.: 800 (June 2012)
  • Jennifer Y.: 790 (May 2012)
  • Stephanie X.: 780 (June 2012)
The following are highlights of our senior students’ college admissions for year 2011-2012. Congratulations to all of you!
  • Evaline K. of Monta Vista High School was accepted by MIT and Princeton U. and many top tier universities. She was an AP Calculus BC student.
    The following was her mother’s comments: "It's not easy to find a qualified AP Calculus tutor who can explain and solve the problems clearly and organized. Jay is a tutor who really knows the subject! I felt that my daughter improved and built strong Calculus foundation with your tutoring."
  • Amreet M. of Monta Vista High School was accepted by Carnegie Mellon University. He was an AP Statistics and Physics student.
  • Jason D. of Saratoga High was accepted by University of California at Berkley and Northwest University in Chicago. He was an AP Calculus BC and AP Physics student.
  • Appu B. of Harker School was accepted by University of Chicago and Duke University. He was an AP Statistics student.
  • A few students from Cupertino High, Gunn High of Palo Alto, and Monta Vista High were accepted to various U. of California campuses.
The following is the list of 2010-2011 college admissions for our senior high school students. Congratulations to all of you!
  • Tamara K: U. of Chicago, UC Berkeley, UCLA
  • Rose H.: UC Berkeley
  • Suhas S.: UC Berkeley, UCLA
  • Jenny C.: NYU, USC, UC Santa Barbara
  • Cameron H.: Purdue U., Santa Clara U., UCSC
  • Reva B.: U. of Penn, UC Santa Barbara
  • Hari M.: UC Santa Barbara, UCSC
  • Rich C.: UC Santa Barbara