Best Private Tutors in San Francisco

Why These Private Tutors?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Francisco Private Tutors on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Aim High Tutoring

Aim High Tutoring is an El Cerrito business that has been serving the East Bay communities and the San Francisco Peninsula for over 17 years. Services include SAT I, ACT, PSAT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, and SAT II subject test preparation. The test prep is also available in small groups. Aim High Tutoring provides kindergarten to grade 12 academic subject tutoring. Founder Christina Van Aken is the head tutor and is a graduate of Stanford University. Students appreciate their guidance, creativity, and their increased scores.

El Cerrito, CA 94530


New Coda

New Coda is a Burlingame business that has been serving students in San Jose, Palo Alto, Hillsborough, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Saratoga, Los Altos, Los Gatos, San Francisco, and surrounding areas for over four years. The business provides one-on-one academic and test prep tutoring services. Academic tutoring is available in physics, geometry, precalculus, algebra, trigonometry, biology, English, history, and economics. New Coda provides test prep for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT. Ryan has more than 10 years of tutoring experience. The other tutors have more than 20 years of combined tutoring experience. The tutoring can take place in the student’s home or in the office.

Burlingame, CA 94010


One Smart Kid, LLC

One Smart Kid, LLC is a San Francisco business that has been providing small group courses and individual tutoring in students’ homes for over 17 years. The business provides one-on-one tutoring for SSAT prep and SAT prep. The SAT test prep includes a diagnostic assessment, geometry, essay writing, grammar and usage, vocabulary, critical reading, real SAT practice tests, advanced algebra, and more. Marci Klane is the founder and director and has over 20 years of child education experience. Parents appreciate their flexibility and their kids’ improvement.

San Francisco, CA 94118


Peter Baum

Peter Baum is a Palo Alto SAT tutor who has been serving students for over 27 years. He provides one-on-one tutoring for standardized tests in students’ homes. Tests include the SAT, PSAT, literature and math SAT II subject tests, and the LSAT, GRE, and GMAT. Peter is a Princeton graduate who takes the SAT every year. Students remark on his knowledge, expertise, reliability, and humor.

Palo Alto, CA 94303


Swell Education Group

Swell Education Group is a San Francisco business that has been serving students for over 10 years. Services include academic tutoring, Skype tutoring, test anxiety coaching, sophomore consultations, custom trips, and test prep tutoring. Test prep tutoring is one-on-one for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SAT subject tests, GRE, and SSAT. Students remark on their flexibility, the confidence they gained, and their results.

San Francisco, CA 94129