Chris Corgas - Teaching Operations Manager

ThinkTank's educators and counselors care deeply about your success. And even though we're crazy about college students, we require all our teachers to have a bachelor's degree. In fact, many of our faculty have or are in the process of attaining a master's degree or Ph.D.

At ThinkTank, we only hire the best: instructors who are experts in their fields and display the energy and enthusiasm necessary to effectively engage our students. We're proud of our faculty. Scroll down to meet a few of them!

Patrick Clark

Chief Instructor

M.A. in in Education, CSU East Bay

English, History, Eng: Col, Eng: Lit, US Hist, World His, ACT Boot Camp (Eng)

Nan Lee

Chief instructor

B.A. English, University of Washington

SAT English, English

Bill (William) Battaglia

Chief Instructor

M.A. in Education (English), San Jose State University

English, SAT, ACT, History

Taylor Morgan Jones

Chief Instructor

B.A. in English Literature, University of San Francisco

SAT English, English

Carine De La Girond’arc

Chief Instructor

B.A. in Comparative Literature, Minor in Education, UC Berkeley

English, SAT, ACT

Jeff Lee

Lead Instructor

M.S. Ed. in Literacy, Culture, and Language Education from Indiana University Bloomington

English, Eng: HS, ESL, ACT Boot Camp (Eng), SAT Boot Camp (Eng)

Daniel Hwang

Lead Instructor

M.S. in Electrical Engineering, USC

Math: SAT, ACT, AP

Henry Lau

Lead Instructor

B.S. in Biochemistry / Cell Biology, UC San Diego

Math: SAT, ACT, AP, Science: Biology, Chemistry

Jennifer Gaynor

Lead Instructor

J.D. Golden Gate University

AP English (ACT and SAT English), AP Gov, History

Paul Sroa

Lead Instructor

M.D., Indian Institute of Medicine

Biology, Chem, AP Bio, AP Chem

Michael Okoro

Senior Instructor

M.S. in Pharmacology and Toxicology, UC Irvine

Chem, Math (Up to Pre-Calc), AP Calc BC, Chem: Org

George Chumbipuma

Senior Instructor

B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics, UC Irvine

Math (Up to Pre-Calc), AP Calc BC, AP Calc AB

Louis Ng

Senior Instructor

B.A. in Mathematics, San Francisco State University

Math (up to AP, SAT, ACT, SAT II), AMC Math, AP Statistics

Chris Seto


B.S. Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

AP Biology, Math(up to AP Cal)

David Kazarinoff

B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Music, University of San Diego

English, ESL

Derrick Benn


B.S. in Math, Notre Dame / B.S. Civil. Engineering , San Jose Stat / M.S. Chemistry, UCLA

Chemistry, Phycis, Math (up to AP, SAT II)