"I have no special talents.
I am only passionately curious."

- Albert Einstein -

2021 Summer schedule is now available(6/14 ~ 8/16)!

About The Vine

As a current debate on the issue of college affordability continues to incite many students and families to reassess the value of college education, it is necessary for them to revisit their preconceived notion of college education and to be smart about college choice that can hugely impact and change students’ lives. In the midst of the college admissions frenzy, the Vine was founded to bring a meaningful change to the community where the heated competition discourages and dispirits many young minds, and its mission centers on discovering their genuine interests and guiding them in an exciting process of college readiness and application: “college success” is not determined by the quantifying values, but by the growth of a student as a person and the fulfillment of his or her academic goals.

“College isn’t just about the end result. It’s also about the means, the process, the path you take to earn your degree, whom you meet, and who inspires and mentors you: what happens during the stay of four years of college is what counts.”

Pope, Loren.
Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools
That Will Change the Way You Think About Colleges

Teacher Byun
Kay Woo, MA
Founder / Independent Educational Consultant(IEC)
New York University

Certificate of College Counseling, UCSD Extension

Member of IECA / WACAC

Since 1994, I have taught a diversity of subjects in English and helped hundreds of students from different backgrounds to achieve their academic goals. In more than 25 years of teaching and mentoring experience, I have gained not only knowledge but also insights into how to guide students to explore their interests and passions. Counseling is more than just a job. It requires a great deal of time, energy, patience, and empathy in helping students find their potential and best fit colleges where they can thrive academically and personally. Keeping that in mind, I will dedicate myself to providing a common foundation of beliefs and establishing a code of ethical behaviors and standards to make the process transparent and accessible to students and families.

Contact Us!

Please send your inquiry to thevinetc@gmail.com or call office 669-230-4104 | mobile 408-564-9857.

The Vine Tutoring & Consulting

21580 Stevens Creek Blvd. Suite 107
Cupertino, CA 95014


For inquiries call or visit the office between 9 a.m and 5 p.m.