"TRA brings the child the necessary teaching tools; 1-1 sessions give the tutor the ability to understand the students personality, learning ability and their styles." 
-  Marguarite C. (Parent)

TRA Services

Special Needs & Socio-Emotional Support

Our techniques for supporting students with learning disabilities have a remarkable success rate. We begin by defining success as it applies to your child. We then design strategies to achieve your desired outcome. Regardless of your child's abilities, we will find the right plan for him or her.  We work with students who have been diagnosed with: 

  • ADD/ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder)
  • Auditory/Visual Processing Problems
  • ESL/ELL (English as a Second Language)
  • Executive Functioning Disorders
  • Overcoming Maladaptive Behaviors in School

1-1 Subject Support & Preparation

Students in grades K-12 and beyond benefit immensely from our individually tailored academic support system. We begin by meeting the child and family to discuss areas of need and the expectations of family members and students. This complimentary session helps us to get a sense of the whole picture and helps to inform us of the right steps to take to help your child be successful.

We then develop curriculum that is based on your child's needs and goals. Since we teach to the needs of the whole child, students not only see an improvement in grades and performance, but also develop necessary social-emotional skills.

Summer Camps & Summer Sessions

Each summer, the staff at The Right Approach designs courses to enhance student education over the summer break.  From subject preparation to enrichment activities, we offer a variety of courses.  Our summer courses are scheduled based 

  • standardized test preparation 
  • cultural enrichment activities
  • high school/college preparation
  • foreign languages
  • summer book study
  • digital and fine art classes
  • conflict management/critical thinking
  • Personalized Course Option

Download our summer schedule for 2019:

Professional Support

At The Right Approach, we believe that communication is one of the most important components of a successful education. We work with parents, teachers, and other professionals to create a
network of support for your child.  Our TRA teachers: 

  • attend 504 (students w/ disabilities) & IEP (Individual Education Plan) meetings as requested
  • support classroom instructors as requested 
  • e-mail teachers and school staff regularly as requested
  • provide parents with regular reports and feedback

Our team is readily available to work closely with you, your family, and educational professionals.

Test Preparation Service

The Right Approach to Education is proud to offer test preparation programs that are sure to help raise your child's test scores dramatically. Our approach tackles the fundamentals of the subject matter tested and teaches students how to reduce test anxiety in the process. We begin with a practice test that serves as a baseline to determine your child's strengths and areas of need.  

Please refer to our test preparation page for more information about our current programs.

Drop-in Homework Help

The Right Approach offers drop-in homework help service for students who need immediate support in their school assignments.  From figuring out a tricky math problem to writing a stronger thesis for an essay, TRA teachers are here to help!  Homework help is available at our San Mateo (K – College). 

Online Tutoring Service:  
Bridging Individualized Education & Technology
in the Comforts of One's Home

For almost 10 years, TRA has worked diligently to become San Mateo County's premier tutoring and test prep company, offering 1-1 tutoring in all subjects for all grade levels.  We have added online tutoring services to our repertoire of educational services to better meet the needs of its students, bridging individualized education and technology in the comforts of one's home. There will be hardware and technical requirements for this service.

TRA Cooperative Service 

Are you a credentialed teacher with a child of your own? ​

Does your child need tutoring, but won't listen to you?

Trade one hour of your time teaching what you love to a TRA student, and in exchange, we will teach your child!

Link here to Information

Group Sessions

Are you and your classmates stuck understanding your teachers' lessons?  Do you need support with an upcoming group project?  

TRA offers group session services to accommodate your needs (3 or more students needed to receive a discounted group rate). Let us know what subject(s) your group needs support in and you will be facilitated and instructed by a TRA teacher. Students will learn content, tips, and strategies in a peer-supported cohort and engaging environment.

Please contact us at (650) 525-1583 or scheduleme@therightapproach-ed.com

For new families, schedule your complimentary 30-minute conference with TRA staff.

College Applications Service:  
Find Your Path to Many Destinations

We offer 1-1 sessions to help prepare students in their college admission processes. These sessions provide in-depth assistance with:

  • pacing and time management of applications
  • college essays & personal statements
  • choosing a major and/or career
  • interview preparation 

Please view our College Preparatory Service here.