Proven Results

With over 120 clients from 9 different schools having passed through our curriculum, we have seen an average 2.1 point increase in composite scores in students who have spent at least 3 sessions with us.

Free ACT Tutoring

Private standardized test prep from peers who have scored in the 99th percentile on these exams

Our Mission

We strive to provide individualized ACT and SAT peer tutoring to every interested student without regard to their financial situation or academic achievement. Our hope is that by doing so we can give them the opportunity to reach their potential and help them achieve their post-secondary goals.

Genesis was espoused in April of 2013 when founders Sid Ramesh and Dennis Bao realized the lack of affordable individualized ACT tutoring within their school. They have since incorporated and received 501(c)(3) status from the IRS and expanded to numerous schools throughout the metro area. Teach for America recently reached out to them to begin a partnership with a focus on expanding to inner-city schools.

We have clients initially take a diagnostic to best assess their weaknesses and then assign a tutor to them who we feel best will meet their needs. This strategy has led to an aggregate average increase of 2.1 points in composite score among our clients.

Staff

David Ma

David Ma

President

Lead Instructor

David Ma is a senior at Edina High School. He received a score of 1510 on his PSAT his Sophomore year. David also became a National AP Scholar his Sophomore year.

David has completed UMTYMP at the University of Minnesota, which includes math up to Calculus 3. He is currently taking Introduction to Combinatorics at the U of M.

David is a member of the scoring team on the high school Math Team, and is also a member of the Quizbowl team.

David volunteers through the school Math Hive, a free math tutoring service where he works with students who need help.

Richard Zhu

Richard Zhu

Vice President

Lead Instructor

Richard is a senior at Edina high School.

Aarathi Garimella

Aarathi Garimella

Treasurer

Lead Instructor

Aarathi is a senior at Edina high School.

Harini Josyer

Harini Josyer

Secretary

Lead Instructor

Harini Josyer is a junior at Edina High School.

She will graduate from UMTYMP this year, and is a mentor for the UMTYMP Girls’ Mentor Network. Harini also tutors at Math Hive, a free tutoring service where students at EHS can receive math help. She is also a member of Science Bowl and the math team.

She is an assistant captain of Edina’s robotics team, FIRST Team 1816, “The Green Machine.” She mentors other robotics teams in Edina, and also was an instructor at STEM camps over the summer for younger children interested in STEM.

Harini is also a pianist, and participates in several exams, recitals, and festivals. This past year, she was a winner of the MMTA Piano Contest.  She also plays french horn for Edina’s Varsity Band.

Addie Jung

Addie Jung

Instructor

Addie is a senior at Edina high School.

Gauri Madhok

Gauri Madhok

Instructor

Gauri is a senior at Edina high School.

Testimonials

Sid is great at teaching math; he helped me make sense of some of the more difficult problems and how to simplify them. He is great at teaching rules that apply to a large percent of  both math and english to improve your score. Although I have not taken the ACT by now, I am more confident in my test taking ability.

Ned H.

Genesis has helped me develop and learn skills that will be useful not only for the ACT but also in school. Also, Meghana and Jenny were so patient and helped meet my personal needs. The individualized setting is much more helpful than the classroom setting.

Daniela G.

My sessions with Kyle have helped me to understand the concepts behind the test which has allowed me to more effectively manage my time during the test.

Jordan S.

Before working with Sid I was struggling in my math classes. The past two years he has helped me become a more successful student which will also help me prepare for the ACT and college.

Grayson W.

Sid was really able to adapt to my individualized needs and formulate a plan tailored to improve my weaknesses. I’m really grateful for the time he put in to help me.

Aanik L

Working with Kyle has been really effective because he helped familiarize me with the test and taught me how to speed up to get through all of the sections in time.

Brandon C.

Contact Us

genesistestprep@gmail.com

President David Ma

Vice President Richard Zhu