Laura & Chieh's 

English and Math Tutoring

Laura Rickhoff & Chieh Chieng 

A husband- and-wife tutoring team 


Offering private tutoring 
both in-person our home in Aliso Viejo, CA
& online via Zoom  949-285-7754

Online Tutoring Demo Video

Laura's Story

I've been a full-time professional tutor since 2004.  I first started tutoring at UCI's learning center, teaching calculus to small groups. I graduated from UCI with honors, majoring in biology and minoring in math. I then went on to enroll in UCI's teacher credentialing program, intending to become a math teacher. And while I loved math and I loved teaching students math, the 40 to 1 student to teacher ratio simply did not suit my style of teaching. My mentor teacher suggested I tutor, and I've been doing just that full-time ever since.    

Over the years I've also been privileged to conduct CSET test-prep workshops for the Orange County Department of Education, briefly teach secondary math at Gorman Learning Center charter school, and collaborate with Teach for America.  I absolutely love what I do.  I love it so much, I convinced my husband to do it too!

Chieh's Story

I've been a full-time lecturer in the English Department at UC Irvine, specializing in writing, since 2005. In addition, I was a senior instructor at Elite Educational Institute, having taught there for 13 years before leaving to join Laura in our own tutoring program. At Elite, I taught reading and writing in both its SAT and ACT test prep programs and worked with students on college application essays. 

I received my BA in American Literature from UCLA and my MFA in English (creative writing) from UCI. My master's thesis was published as a novel --  A Long Stay in a Distant Land -- by Bloomsbury USA and received positive reviews from the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times