Certified Teachers

Our Services

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!


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

 500+ 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! Watch a video about TRA Teacher, Kara: Link

By the Numbers

"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)

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

The Right Approach to Education, LLC

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
- Maya Angelou


The Right Approach ​to Education

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

The need to help the local communities and students is more pressing than ever before. From organizing fundraisers, volunteering, developing partnerships with organizations, and collecting donations, we are confident our community efforts will not only build a stronger educational foundation for students and families but also provide a perspective on learning that will carry them throughout their lives.  If you would like TRA to help your charity endeavors or offer us volunteer opportunities, please contact us at (650) 525-1583 and via email, scheduleme@therightapproach-ed.com.

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. 

Click on the link to read our student success stories:

Individualized & Integrated Education for All Learners​

100+ Students

TRA San Mateo Office

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.

Welcome to TRA!

Teaching and mentoring students since 2010

TRA Gives Back

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!

What is the Right Approach?

San Mateo Office

1206 W. Hillsdale Blvd., Suite D

San Mateo, CA 94403

(650) 525-1583

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Let us know how we
​can help you.

At TRA, we believe it is a social responsibility in providing high-quality education and access to each individual who comes to us, regardless of his or her social and/or economic circumstances. By giving back to the community, TRA strives to help students from all backgrounds and provide for those who would otherwise be left behind due to societal challenges, such as poverty or inadequate access to basic social services.