Online Tutoring​​ Service 

​1-1 Subject Support & Preparation

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

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 on:

  • 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

Group Sessions

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

​Professional Support

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.

TRA Cooperative Service

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 check out our College Apps page for more information.

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 our students, bridging individualized education and technology in the comforts of one's home. There are hardware and technical requirements for this 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!


The Right Approach offers a 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 center

(K – College). 

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 a 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 

College Applications Service​

Find Your Path to Many Destinations

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 Prep page for more information about our current programs.

Drop-In Homework Help

​Special Needs ​& Socio-Emotional Support 

The Right Approach To Education