Writing

Writing

Reading

Reading

Classes begin with a lesson on reading skills. Then the teacher guides group reading with discussions, models vocabulary and comprehension skills, and helps students gain a thorough understanding of the text. Students then have a home reading assignment with vocabulary tracking. We keep the written work small because we believe reading should be enjoyable. Gaining a love for reading is the most important step in becoming a good reader.

Math

math calculators

In one-on-one classes, the teacher works through the student’s school textbook or our own curriculum, teaching full understanding of concepts, not just steps. Classes move at the student’s pace, and lessons extend to underlying concepts when students struggle. Comprehension for word problems is included, and lessons are aligned with Common Core.

Schedules

Schedule

School Year Classes 2015-2016

Test Preparation

Test Prep

College Counseling

College

We help students write thoughtful, profound, and honest essays that make a huge difference when applying to top universities.  We also review applications, assisting with school and major selection.

About Us

About Us

Mr. Simon began teaching for over a decade ago.  He has a BA in Philosophy from Berkeley and a teaching credential from Cal State East Bay.  He was a journalist and editor along side Mr. Zybul, who has a BA in English from UCI and a teaching credential from Chapman.  Ms. Erica has a BA in English from Oberlin.  Read more about us.

Contact

Phone

Please call us at (510) 912-1212.  You can also email us at info@simonabc.com or use our Contact Form.  During business hours, we are usually with students and can rarely answer the phone.  If we don’t answer, you can leave a message, but you may also want to text us.  Please drop by only with an appointment.  When we are teaching, we will not be able to take the time to talk.