Our Mission Statement


To promote the personal and academic potential of each individual student. 


To provide students with a personalized approach to help them excel.


We connect with our students like a master connects with his apprentice.

We surpass our clients' expectations. 

We take responsibility for the intellectual growth of each student.

Meet The Team

We see ourselves as friends and mentors to our students. Our team will guide students, as if they are their own children, helping grow wisdom and surmount problems. We maintain student support throughout all their years in school. Putting our heart and soul into our students' learning and growth is what helps create the special bond between us.  

We are a team of highly-qualified educators offering customized, comprehensive educational services to students in the San Francisco Bay Area. Since 2000, our team members have been delivering academic tutoring, professional college counseling, career advice, and extracurricular activities such as summer camps. More importantly, we are committed to creating a positive impact in the lives of the future leaders of our society.  

John Ma
Founder and Executive Director
Is Apprentice Education the right choice for you?

Do you believe in:
  * A personalized approach to education?           
  * Giving back to the community and helping underprivileged children?
  * Not commercializing education?                   
  * Committing to long-term improvement?

If you answered yes to any of the above, chances are we are the right fit for you!
Meet The Team
Rui Yang
MBA, Mississippi College
B.S. Computer Science, Shenyang Jianzhu University
Co-Founder / Operations Director

Julie An
B.A. Economics, University of Toronto
Senior Education Consultant
Curtis Guo
B.S. Computer Science, UCLA
Senior Education Consultant
Tim Wei
M.S. Material Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley
Math Instructor
Dr. Robert Sheng
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering,
Minor in Math, Northeastern University
Math, Science, Engineering, SAT Math Instructor, Asian Math Program Chief Editor
Dr. Peter Geter
Ph.D. Cancer and Molecular Biology, NYU
M.S. Pharmacology, NYU
Chemistry and Biology Instructor
Angela Gutierrez
B.S. Materials Engineering, UC LA
​Math and Science Instructor

Virginia Richied
B.A. Education, University of Texas
Math, Biology and ESL English Instructor
Michael Struck
B.A. English and Communication, UC Davis
Essay Specialist/English Instructor
Selena Li
B.A. English, Sichuan International Studies University
International Relations Manager
Bianca Pery
B.S. Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley
English and Math Instructor
Taoyang Chen
B.S. Biology, UC Berkeley
Biology, Chemistry, and Math Instructor
"A strong team can take any crazy vision and turn it into reality."
- John Carmack