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about us

Stem & Root nurtures students to excel in math and science subjects and for standardized tests including SAT, AP exams, AMC, AIME and USABO exams.


More than just a tutoring center, Stem & Root assists students on a long-term basis to have dreams and visions for their future and to become leaders of the 21st century by enhancing their cognitive, psychological and emotional development. 

Stem & Root is a place where unmotivated youths are encouraged and motivated, and a place where gifted youths who have high achievement capability in academic fields receive advanced education at appropriate levels in a flexible teaching and learning environment.

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Founder & Executive Instructor – John Kim

  • PhD ABD in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

  • B.S. (Summa cum laude) in Biological Sciences from Seoul National University

  • Seoul Science High School


John Kim has 20 years of teaching experience and has been called to guide youth both intellectually and mentally by sharing his knowledge and faith that will benefit our precious youths.

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On April 6th, at the 2024 NMSC (National Math and Science Competition) hosted by KSEA (Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association), STEM & ROOT Academy was invited as a speaker and successfully held a seminar.


Stem & Root Academy is to provide students with a challenging learning environment focused on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), to inspire joy and love of learning math and sciences, and to provide a comprehensive guide to enhance students’ cognitive, psychological and emotional development. 


2. Academic guidance


We will assist the student in the development of educational goals that are consistent with our students’ personal interests, values and abilities.

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