TRA San Mateo Office

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San Mateo Office

1206 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite D

San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 525-1583

"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 50 Bay Area schools, and have helped over four hundred 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

Phone Number: 1 (650) 525-1583

 400+ Families Served 

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!

By the Numbers

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

math
science
reading
writing
foreign languages

social sciences
ISEE/HSPT/SSAT

SAT/ACT

Advanced Placement (AP)

high school apps

college apps


...and more!


The Right Approach to Education, LLC

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Creating geometric shapes using string art and the multiplication tables!

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

San Mateo
Burlingame
Foster City

San Carlos
Belmont
Redwood Shores
Redwood City
Menlo-Atherton

San Francisco
Woodside
San Bruno

Castro Valley


Our Teachers

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. 

80+ Students

"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 kids education and things we should be doing at home.  Great for the kids and great for us!" - Clare P. (Parent)

Let us know how we can help you.

Welcome to TRA!

Teaching and mentoring students since 2010

Accepted to their First Choice
High Schools & Colleges:


Crystal Springs Uplands

Sacred Heart Prep.

Menlo School

Lick Wilmerding 

 Woodside Priory

Notre Dame 

Saint Ignatius

Serra 

 Nueva 

Bellarmine 

St. Francis


UC Santa Barbara

Stanford 

Marquette 

Vanderbilt

Santa Clara

Georgetown

...and more!


What is
The Right Approach?

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 for a brief teaching demonstration!

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TRA San Carlos Office

“For even the wisest can learn incalculably much from children.”
Rudolf Steiner, Founder of Waldorf Education

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!


The Right Approach to Education, LLC

Individualized & Integrated Education for All Learners

San Carlos Office
1028 El Camino Real

San Carlos, CA 94070

(650) 525-1583


Our Students