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Welcome to TRA!

Teaching and mentoring students since 2010

The Right Approach to Education provides Waldorf inspired 1-1 and small group tutoring to students in grades K-12 and beyond.  We are a dedicated staff of credentialed teachers and specialists who work to understand the needs of each learner who walks through our doors.  We integrate all learning styles and teach through movement, visual aids, music, and hands-on activities.  This approach is so effective, we now work with students from over fifty Bay Area schools, and have helped over 500 families in not only academics, but also test preparation and education consultation.  Have a look around
our website, and be sure to add yourself to our contact lists.  Enjoy!         

- Jamie Govoni-Hobe

TRA Founder, Teacher

The Right Approach to Education, LLC

Individualized & Integrated Education for All Learners

"TRA provides so much; they help students in the subject area where they needed extra help, they provide students extra support and help students gain confidence and support in that area.  TRA helps provide perspective and gives information about our kid's education and things we should be doing at home.  Great for the kids and great for us!" - Clare P. (Parent)

Our Students

Accepted to their
First Choice Schools :

High Schools

Crystal Springs Uplands

Sacred Heart Prep.

Menlo School

Lick Wilmerding 

 Woodside Priory

Notre Dame 

Saint Ignatius




St. Francis


UC Santa Barbara

Stanford  University

Marquette University

Vanderbilt University

Santa Clara University

Georgetown University

Scripps College

and more!

Serving students all over the Bay Area, including those from:

San Mateo

Palo Alto
Foster City

San Carlos
Redwood Shores
Redwood City

San Francisco
San Bruno

Castro Valley

100+ Students

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What is
The Right Approach?

Phone Number: 1 (650) 525-1583

 500+ Families Served 

The Right Approach to Education, LLC

We teach K-12 students and lifelong learners in wide variety of subject areas. From test prep to subject support, our students receive high quality service from our fantastic, highly-qualified teachers and specialists. 

Click on the link to read our student success stories:

TRA San Mateo Office

Certified Teachers

Our Services

Our teachers specialize in a variety of disciplines and teaching methodologies. We have specialists in math, English, foreign languages, technology, learning differences, test preparation and more! Watch a video about TRA Teacher, Kara: Here!

By the Numbers

Our Teachers

Staffed by K-12 credentialed teachers and/or experts in the following academic areas:

foreign languages

social sciences


Advanced Placement (AP)

high school apps

college apps

View our Teacher Bios (Click Here)


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 "The need for imagination, a sense of truth and a feeling of responsibility – these are the three forces which are the very nerve of education." - Rudolf Steiner



We seek to find the "right approach" for each child who walks through our doors. Through use of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, observations, and reflection, we target areas of specific needs and teach students using a blend of traditional and alternative approaches.

Check out our video about The Right Approach to Education here:  Link

All of our services are performed by highly qualified instructors who adhere to the needs of the student.  Each teacher individually develops a rich learning program that is specific to the needs of your child. 

Visit our Test Prep and Services pages!

San Mateo Office

1206 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite D

San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 525-1583