Our Services

Public Speaking Mastery

Public speaking is a life skill that is usually learned in your Freshman year of College. Get a jump start with our Public Speaking Mastery program. Learn the skills needed to have the confidence to boost your public speaking confidence

SAT/ ACT Prep.

Our students have a proven record of gaining admissions to some of the best universities in the country and abroad. We guide you to improving your SAT and ACT scores and your chances of admission into various honor programs, scholarships, and most importantly to the school of your choice. Read More


Our group math classes can help prepare you for college-level math courses and admission tests like the ACT and the SAT. Our math course sessions cover the art of solving word problems, pre-calculus and calculus, algebra I and II, geometry and more. Read More

College Counseling

We can help you navigate the ins and outs of the college admissions process, master the skills needed to put together a winning college application, and even help you get a running start on your first day of classes at the college of your dreams, increasing your chances for long-term success. Read More

College Essays

Write your college essay with us! We’ll help you craft clear, concise and correct prose for your college application essay that compels the world's top colleges to pick you! Read More

Grammar & Writing

We offer courses on academic writing and mastering college-level grammar and mechanics. Our grammar and writing classes are one of the best you can find. Articulate well and make an impression with every sentence you write. Read More

Our Features

Convenient Class Timing

We have class timing, that's convenient for you. Click the title above and fill out the form or call us at (408)-373-8953 to choose a class after school during the week or weekend.

Convenient Location

Our classrooms are located off of Lawrence Expressway on Moorpark Avenue in San Jose. Click the title above to find us on Google Maps. This location is easily accessible from major freeways like 280, 85 and 17 and fall in the Cupertino school district area. We are also close to several schools and shopping centers.

Small classroom setting

We strive to maintain a low teacher-student ratio. The individualized attention allows the teacher to have close interaction with each student, to make sure the students grasp the concepts thoroughly, and to ensure that the foundation is solid.
Small classroom setting

Pricing Plans

Essay Prep. USD/unlimited Premium
  • Comprehensive Service - complete guidance from the topic brainstorm through the finished essay
  • One brainstorm session and two rounds of feedback
  • Two conversations with the editor
  • 14 days of email support from the editor
  • 2 week turnaround time (from the day of receiving customer questionnaire)
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Essay Prep. USD/unlimited Hands-On
  • Detailed proofreading with an expert input to help strengthen the writing
  • One constructive feedback concerning the grammatical structure, clarity of content and tone
  • Option to add on a second critique
  • 48-hour turnaround, 24-hour rush option
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Essay Prep. USD/unlimited Copy Edit
  • Almost final stages essay in a need of polished touches
  • A senior editor will proofread the write up for punctuation and grammatical errors
  • 72-hour turnaround, 24-hour rush option
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College Counsel USD/unlimited A La Carte’
  • Customize your package by selecting from the available options
  • Pay only for the services you choose from our catalog
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Early Bird USD/unlimited SAT/ACT Prep.
  • Early bird pricing available now until November 30, 2019
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What Our Students and Parents Say

Very helpful and awesome / Parent

“Ms. Gencheva is helping Ritika with the college applications. She is very helpful and awesome.”

- Patri Ramurty
Marked improvement in written skills / Parent

“As we all know communication skills (both written and spoken) are very important in progressing in most careers. I have seen Pramedha make a marked improvement in her written skills within a few months of being in Ms. Gencheva’s program.”

- Praveen Gupta
Taking pride in your work / Parents

Mark and I want to thank you for all that you do for Lindsey this past year. It is amazing how much she blossomed this year. One of the greatest concepts you somehow pulled off was teaching taking pride in your work. This is one of the hardest things to teach and accomplish. Yet, somehow you’ve made it easily! There’s so many great things that you’ve managed to get Lindsey excited about. She loves to write (neatly at that). Reading is something she enjoys to do for us. Lindsey has grown tremendously this year and we have you to thank for that. We appreciate all that you’ve done for Lindsey and wish you all the best.

Warn Regards and Arigato, Emi and Mark Takahashi
Appreciation / Parent

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to talk briefly with you this afternoon. It is a privilege for me to speak with you. It will be much appreciated and I assure you will not regret by giving Anthony an opportunity in your school.

With warm regards, Jennie
Motivated and interested in learning / Parent

My husband and I wanted to thank you very much for having a fantastic school program. We feel so lucky to have our kids studying at your school. You have a great curriculum and excellent teachers. Our daughter always has positive things to say about your classes. She is now very motivated and interested in learning. She has made a lot of progress this year. Thank you so much again for your great program, we truly appreciated it!

Best, I. K. Sitou (Maggie Lau’s Mom)
Making smart decisions / Parents

Thank you for all your hard work. Keeping our kids safe and making sure they are making smart decisions, and letting all of us parents rest easy when our children are with you. Thank you always for your warm, welcoming smiles, and for being a part of our lives.

Love, The Truong Family
awesome and supportive / Student

You are an awesome and supportive teacher this year and last year! I am looking forward to seeing you next year!

Sincerely, Alexia Thia
Kind and generous / Student

Thank you for supporting me throughout the year! You have been very kind and generous, so I thank you once again

Sincerely, Andrea Thea
Support and love / Parents

Cheers to another successful year! Thank you for our support and love toward our daughters, Alexia and Andrea. Wish you and your family, a fun and safe summer!

Love, Anthony and Kristine Thia
Practice for Speech Regional Competitions / Student

Thank you for helping me practice for Speech Regional Competitions.

- Sophia Li
Loving and caring attitude / Parent

“Thank you so much for all your help in making this year so successful. We really appreciate your loving and caring attitude towards our family. Thanks agin for always being there. We love you!”

Ms. Sahni, Bhaani, and Jujar

Meet Our Founder

Ava-Mariya Gencheva Founder & CEO
Ava-Mariya Gencheva Founder & CEO Founder and CEO Ava Mariya Gencheva is a trained educator with years of experience in education and college prep in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Our Recent Posts

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    February 26, 2020 / No Comments » / Uncategorized

    Scrolling through your next year’s course catalog looking for the best classes, turning in diligently completed homework, and trying hard any chance you get–if that is you, you are not alone in this continuous strive for the perfect GPA.  Most students begin calculating their projected GPA even before they have completed the first semester of

  • 7 Effective Steps to Transform Your Public Speaking from Average to Exceptional 
    October 29, 2019 / No Comments » / Uncategorized

    It is your turn to speak and you have planned, prepared, and rehearsed for a while now. But, the words just don’t come out the same. You feel your heart pounding in your throat and it looks like you are winging it. Your brain’s sophisticated chemical system is responding as if you have encountered a

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    October 29, 2019 / No Comments » / Uncategorized

    Applying to college and getting accepted is by no means an easy task. With the rising costs of school, the happy moment of acceptance can easily be dampened when the first few congratulatory lines are followed by a hefty sticker price. For many, this might seem more like a bill than a happy welcome letter. This feeling can, however,

  • How to Get SAT Vocabulary Power Skills
    October 29, 2019 / No Comments » / Uncategorized

    I still remember how students during my school years prepared for SAT Vocabulary skills, or having anything to do with word power. We sat down with a dictionary, mostly during the summer, and practiced every word ten or more times. It worked, I must say; however, it is a slow process, fit for different times.

  • 14 Summer Activities that Impress Colleges
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    Are you wondering what you are going to do this summer vacation. If you haven’t already check out the prep courses, and the writing camp over 50 hours of content.  Summer School–if you are an overachiever and if you can get these classes out of the way ant get them taken care of you  ave more

  • ACT or SAT
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  • Why Studying Latin Opens Options for Students in College
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  • How to Bring Back the Lost Art of Grammar and Writing
    October 29, 2019 / No Comments » / Uncategorized

    “I can’t write. I am just not good at it and my grammar sucks.”  This is what I hear all the time from young people and even adults. They are honest and straightforward about a skill they never mastered not because they couldn’t master it, but because they were never given the chance. Grammar is not

  • How to find your passion
    October 29, 2019 / No Comments » / Uncategorized

    Finding your passion isn’t a simple task. You can’t just sit down, think through all your options and out pops the answer. A passion is just that. A skill, hobby, or talent you want to develop for its own sake, because you enjoy it. In-fact, your passion finds you most of the time, and all

  • Huck Finn and the Harlem Renaissance by Seema Tangri-Grade 8 Academic Writing Class
    October 10, 2018 / No Comments » / Student Writing Samples

    By Seema Tangri (Grade 8 Academic Writing class)        In our poem, Racism and Slavery, we began by looking at the time period in which Mark Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn.  Although Twain wrote Huckleberry Finn in 1885, two decades after the Emancipation Proclamation, America – especially the South – was still struggling with

  • Choice of School
    August 7, 2018 / No Comments » / College Prep.

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    April 23, 2018 / No Comments » / Student Writing Samples

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