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HBA is WASC Accredited and UC A-G Approved

Three years ago, AJ Tutoring partnered with a small, boutique high school in Rancho Santa Fe, California to offer courses for high school students. Through High Bluff Academy, several AJ Tutoring centers were accredited by WASC as satellite campuses. Since then, AJ Tutoring has taught one-on-one classes in every discipline, including AP and lab science courses. 

High Bluff Academy was founded in 2002 by Dr. Michael Duoto and his wife, Jill. They were both teachers and principals of private schools around the world, including Japan, Brazil and Singapore. Dr. Duoto holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership, a principal’s certification and teaching credential. Jill Duoto holds an M.A. in Education Administration as well as teaching credentials in several subjects and a certificate in college counseling.

Cypress College Prep is a new program being established in Menlo Park. Transcripts will be issued by High Bluff Academy under the name: Cypress College Prep at High Bluff Academy.  The founders of AJ Tutoring will oversee day-to-day operations of the school and Dr. and Mrs. Duoto will be involved with curriculum, instruction and teacher selection and training.


Following the success of our first year, we have decided to open up additional Cypress locations in  San Mateo, Los Gatos and online. Please feel free to reach out for more information! 

The staff at AJ Tutoring has been preparing high school students for college for over twenty years. They are experts in preparing students for ACT, SAT and AP exams. Their teachers attended some of the most prestigious universities and excelled as students themselves. Working with a diverse group of students in their tutoring centers has made them experts at individualizing instruction to improve academic outcomes.

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