About Cardinal Education

Cardinal Education provides educational consulting services and personalized, expert tutoring to augment your child's education. We exclusively focus onindividualized goals, needs, and abilities, taking a holistic approach to develop young adults to be successful in their academic and extracurricular pursuits. From early academic planning to college admissions, Cardinal Education is firmly committed to the very best for you and your child.



Los Gatos Observer – 12/06/2007

“Stanford found Allen Young Ji Koh, executive director of Cardinal Education in Palo Alto. Koh studied political science and sociology at Stanford University, and his influence clearly helps Stanford think big.”

The Stanford Daily – 10/07/2008

“[…] students do turn to large off-campus tutoring organizations such as Kaplan, Cardinal Education and Sylvan.”

Palo Alto Weekly – 10/31/2008

“Some college coaches, such as Allen Koh of Cardinal Education, emphasize the importance of packaging students’ essays properly. Koh’s educational consulting firm specializes in ’emphasizing strengths and mitigating weaknesses’ in application essays.”

Palo Alto Weekly – 10/31/2008

“[…] in less than four years, Cardinal Education has flourished throughout the Bay Area and even opened up an office in South Korea. It now employs up to 100 employees and part-time tutors, Koh said.”

” ‘Education is such a huge investment and parents want the best for their kids,’ Koh said. ‘I love my business because it’s more than just tutoring; I get to show children that they have more potential than they think they do.’ ”


We appreciate everyone who has supported the second edition of our test prep book. We have been receiving rave reviews, selling copies throughout the world, and ranking among the top 10 ISEE, SSAT, and HSPT test prep books on Amazon. While individual families have responded positively to our book, the professional community has resoundingly endorsed us. Individual tutors and test prep companies alike have been buying our book in droves; yesterday, a prominent tutoring company set a record for order size, requesting 159 books in a single shipment! Even our local competitors are jumping on the bandwagon. Thank you to all those who have made this possible.