Luke Rickford

Born and raised in Palo Alto, California, Luke ventured to the East Coast for two years at Harvard College before transferring to Stanford University, where he earned his B.A. in English and continued coursework in advanced mathematics. He graduated from high school as a National Achievement Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction, earning perfect scores of 5s in the following AP classes: Calculus BC, English Language, Spanish Literature, Music Theory, Biology, US History, and Psychology. Luke also earned a 1590 on his SAT (790 Verbal and 800 Math), 35 on the ACT, and perfect 800s on the SATII Subject Tests in MathIIC, Spanish, and Literature.

Since 2003, Luke has helped hundreds of students throughout California achieve academic excellence. A full-time professional tutor, Luke supports students in a wide range of topics, including math subjects from pre-algebra to calculus, reading and writing skills, science, history, and study habits & organization. An expert in SAT and ACT prep, he is particularly proud of the many students he’s helped gain admission to colleges which they thought were beyond their reach.

When he’s not teaching or learning the latest educational strategies, Luke loves playing ultimate frisbee, hiking in the woods, and spending time with his nine pets. He believes studying should always feel empowering and efficient, and works hard to give his students a sense of personal mastery and independence.