Azusa has over 10 years of experience in education, working as a senior tutor for 8 years at a New York City based test prep company before moving to Dubai to continue her career as both an instructor and curriculum developer. She has worked with hundreds of students on standardized tests (SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math I/II, Chemistry) and AP Exams (Chemistry and Music Theory). She also teaches specialized subjects (Chemistry, Algebra II/Trig, Pre-Calculus, French, and Japanese). Azusa is a concert pianist who has performed in the US, Japan, Czech Republic, and Dubai as well as a classical album review critic.
Test Prep (SAT/ACT/AP’s)
We help students succeed in areas ranging from SAT/ACT/IB/AP prep to TOEFL, IELTS, etc. We teach students how to improve their test scores through a long term approach focusing on study habits, understanding of the test, and critical thinking. Join us and see how you can be come improve your scores through becoming a better student.
CUSTOMIZED 1-on-1 TUTORING
Our Instructor Team
Our full-time instructors work around the clock to create the most effective curriculum in the world and provide the best teaching experience for Pano’s students.
Chase graduated from Harvard and has helped hundreds of students apply to colleges and graduate schools. Having spent his teenage years in Taiwan and the U.S., he understands the struggles faced by international students and third culture kids. With an undergraduate degree in economics at UC Berkeley, Chase also worked in data analytics, asset management, and sports broadcasting before PANO. After work, he enjoys food, photography, and watching the NBA.
Jeffrey is a graduate from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in History . With a strong passion for education, he has worked with high school and community college students from all backgrounds on the essay editing and college application process. Additionally, Jeffrey has tutored students privately in college-level physics, English, and history. During his free time, Jeffrey loves to cook, play video games, visit batting cages, and dance.
3 Reasons to Pick Pano
There’s a lot of Test Prep courses out there, but none quite like Pano’s. Here’s what makes us better
Master the Reading Section
While our curriculum covers all english aspects of the SAT, we are especially proud of our reading curriculum. We show students how to understand passages and question types quickly, allowing them to nearly double their reading score on average.
Our innovative curriculum has been proven to improve your score faster than does any other prep course. We do so with our small class size that allows us to zoom in on each student’s weaknesses without wasting any time.
Improve Long Term
We instill long lasting progress through teaching them study habits and problem solving skills. As a result, we see our student’s improvements continue to go up after our class, translating into dream scores on the real test.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY ABOUT US
Monica C. [SAT 1170 -> 1490]
Kang Chiao International School
”Before I joined PANO’s SAT program, I suffered from always getting pretty low scores, and I was devastated. However, upon enrolling in PANO’s SAT program, I learned ways to improve not only my SAT score, but also my English abilities. My SAT English score went up by more than 200 points! I saw a huge improvement in the grammar section after the grammar lessons and the practice problems that we went through with Andy. I also found myself reading much faster than before, and I can get the key points easily.”
Yvette[SAT1280 -> 1440]
Taipei Fuhsing Private School
I think Azusa’s teaching style is that she customizes classes extremely to individual students. For example, for me, I don’t really like to start from the very beginning about what the grammar rules are because I know a large portion of it already. So, the way that Azusa customizes classes for me is that she focuses on the problems I got wrong during mock tests and I look them over myself before she checks them with me as well. The way we have class is that we don’t have long hour classes, we only do around 1.5 hours each week. I think it’s extremely sufficient for me to cover everything instead of starting everything from the basics.
I think my major struggle with SAT is that I read a little bit slower than normal people so I kind of struggle the most in the reading section. I think the way Pano organizes the SAT classes is that they separate the reading questions into different types and they talk about different steps of approaches to deal with those questions, so then it kind of implants a formula within our brains. Once we see the questions, we’re able to formulate that and bring out the answers in the most possible and fastest way.