Santi Orozco

Lead Test Prep & STEM Tutor

Meet Santi Orozco:

Duke Grad | SAT, ACT, SSAT & STEM Specialist.

I bring a deep passion for helping students develop critical thinking skills and mature intellectual identities. As a refugee and first-generation college student, I am acutely aware of the power of education and learning and how a student’s identity impacts their learning. My love for learning began when I was 11 years old, spending my afternoons reading to my little sister and tutoring my older brother in math. Since then, I continue to feel incredibly fulfilled helping students explore their curiosities and apply that knowledge to develop their character.

As a tutor, I first and foremost encourage a holistic relationship with my students. I recognize that students’ complex interests, dreams, and personality inform their unique learning processes. Consequently, I always put effort into getting to know my students deeply. I contextualize a student’s learning to things that matter to them and enable them to connect how a particular assignment or exam, or piece of information may be valuable for their values and aspirations.

Middle School Services: SSAT • HSPT • ISEE • Study Skills • Middle School Math

High School Services: ACT • SAT • PSAT • SSAT • Study Skills • Algebra I-II • Geometry • Pre-Calculus • AP Calculus (AB & BC)

College Services: Intro Psychology • Cognitive Psychology • Personality Psychology • Intro English/Writing Courses • Spanish • Essay Review

24 Hour Comprehensive SAT & ACT Program: $4,800
18 Hour Comprehensive SSAT, HSPT, ISEE Program: $2,700
Non-Test Prep Hourly Rate: $150
Customized Programs Available Upon Request


Western High School

Member of National Honor Society
Treasurer of Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society
AP Scholar with Distinction
Recipient of AP Capstone Diploma
Congressional Debate member of school’s National Speech & Debate Team

Duke University

Head Tutor & Teacher Assistant for Durham Public School (DPS) students
Member & Choreographer for Duke Street Medicine Hip-Hop Dance Group
Research Assistant at Belief, Affect & Behavior Lab



Project Manager at KIPP Public Schools

Academic Specialist at Durham Academy Summer Programs

English Literacy Tutor at BoldABC Tutoring


Human Heart

Colombian immigrant and refugee

Expert Settlers of Catan strategist

Full-time cat owner and snuggler

National Parks devotee

Music connoisseur and producer