Bay Native (AP) Chem, (AP) Bio, Math & Writing tutor with focus on Executive Functioning/ Study Skills

College Essay Coaching, Homework Coaching, Organizational & Study Skills, Special Needs & LD Support, Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Geometry, Math K-8, Physics, Statistics, Writing All Ages, Writing High School Only, ISEE/HSPT/SSAT, SAT Prep, Latin


I'm Lena, a Berkeley native, BHS alumna, and credentialed teacher currently living in Oakland, available to tutor:

Grades 6-8: All subjects + ISEE/HSPT/SSAT prep

Grades 9-12: Physics, AP Chemistry & AP Biology, Math up to Pre-Calc, Latin, Writing Coaching, College Essays, and SAT prep

College level: Chemistry, Biology, and Writing Coaching

I began tutoring in the Bay Area 8+ years ago, and found that I absolutely love it! I am delighted to continue working with so many wonderful families in this community, and witnessing the love & support between parents/guardians and their children.

I have experience working with students with learning disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, and slow processing, as well as many students of teachers such as Cruikshanks, Glimme, Rozen, Mizbani (Chemistry) and Herndon (Latin). No matter the subject, I incorporate study skills such as note-taking, time management, textbook literacy, and self-advocacy during sessions.

I hold my B.S. in Environmental Toxicology and Minor in Latin from UC Davis. I have worked as a Science Teacher and use my classroom experience to help families navigate school bureaucracy. 

I have a touch-screen device that allows me to deliver a high-quality online tutoring experience. Please email me at lenachervin [at] for more info. I offer flexible rates, and can provide references upon request.

Region Served: 
East Bay
Middle school, High school
lenachervin [at]