Academic Trainers is a family-owned business that has helped K - 12 students excel in academics since 2001. We offer flexible scheduling and custom 1:1 lesson plans to help students gain knowledge and confidence. We specialize in helping students prepare for private school entrance exams like the ISEE/SSAT/HSPT.

Please contact us to book an appointment!


  • 2017 Spring Hours (1/4 - 6/8):
    • Sundays: 12 - 8 pm
    • Monday - Thursday: 1 - 9 pm
    • Fridays: By appointment only
  • 2017 Summer Hours (6/12 - 8/18):
    • Monday - Friday: 11 - 4 pm (Front Desk Schedule) --> Tutor schedules are flexible!
    • Saturdays: 10 - 1 pm (Diagnostic Tests)
  • 2017 Fall Hours (8/21 - 12/15):
    • Saturdays: 10 - 1 pm (Diagnostic Tests) + 2 - 5 pm (Test Prep Classes)
    • Sundays: 9 - 12 pm  (Diagnostic Tests) + 12 - 8 pm (Tutoring Hours)
    • Monday - Thursday: 1 - 9 pm
    • Fridays: By appointment only


  • What makes Academic Trainers different?  Our tutors take a holistic approach to helping students build understanding and confidence to encourage life-long learning. Since 2001, we've offered our students expert tutors, customizable curriculum, flexible scheduling, and friendly service. 
  • What qualifications do your tutors have? Our tutors have all earned at least a Bachelor's degree and must have previous tutoring experience to work at Academic Trainers. Many of our tutors are working towards Master's degrees, Ph.D.'s or medical school programs. 
  • Does my child have to complete a test before he/she sees a tutor? No! Unless you're doing test prep, our one-on-one tutoring is personalized to students’ individual needs. Rather than making students take a one-size-fits all test, we encourage students, tutors and parents to work together in determining what they want to accomplish. 
  • Do you have tips for the first session? We highly encourage parents to meet with the tutor for 10 - 15 minutes of the first session to ensure that your student has the best possible experience. You are welcome to contact us anytime with suggestions for your student's session(s).
  • How will I find out about my student's progress? 
    Our tutors will email you an e-report about the session within 24 hours as well. 
  • Do you offer in-home tutoring? We do not offer any in-home tutoring. All sessions take place at 1075 Curtis St., Menlo Park, CA 94025. 
  • Do you offer online tutoring? At this time, we do not offer any online tutoring.
  • Do you tutor students with learning disabilities?  We have worked with many students who have learning disabilities and have seen great results. We do not specialize in diagnosing or treating learning disabilities, but we have helped many students find better ways to approach their school work and gain more confidence in their academic ability. 
  • What is your cancellation policy? If you would like to make any changes to your appointment(s), please let us know more than 24 hours in advance since we still pay our tutors for their time within that window. 
  • How do you prioritize scheduling requests? We give scheduling priority to students who continue to work with our tutors each week during the academic year. We strive to accommodate all scheduling requests and will do our best to offer options that align with your student's needs whenever possible.