Bay-Native tutor with focus on study skills

Academic Tutoring Online, Advising & Coaching Online, Languages, Music & Arts & Sports Online, Test Prep Online, College Essay Coaching, Homework Coaching, Organizational & Study Skills, Special Needs & LD Support, Algebra, Biology, Chemistry, General Science, Physics, Statistics, ISEE/HSPT/SSAT, SAT Prep, Latin


I'm Lena, a Berkeley native (and BHS alum) currently living in Oakland, available for online tutoring for:

Grades 6-8: All subjects + ISEE/HSPT/SSAT, 
Grades 9-12: Physics, AP Chemistry & AP Biology, Math up to Pre-Calc, Latin, Writing coaching/college essays, and SAT prep
Peralta/DVC/Community Colleges: 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.

I have experience working with students with learning disabilities such as ADHD, dyslexia, and slow processing, as well as students who have especially notorious East Bay teachers such as Cruikshanks, Glimme, and Bissel (Chemistry) and Herndon (Latin).

I hold my B.S. in Environmental Toxicology and Minor in Latin from UC Davis. I have worked as a Middle School Science Teacher and use this experience to help families navigate schools. 

No matter the subject, I incorporate study skills such as note-taking, time management, textbook literacy, and self-advocacy into sessions with students.

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]