About us

If you want to learn more about us, you're in the right place. 

 In 2012, Leena our founder started her first education company offering Tutoring programs. Being of Indian Origin, she stayed connected with India and added study abroad program and college counseling services for students seeking college admissions in the USA, Canada, UK, New Zealand, and Australia. 

Our name “ American College Gurus “ incorporates the essence of the word Guru as a mentor, counselor and guide taking each individual to the right path in life.

Our Team – Our Gurus/ tutors/ advisors recognize that no two students are alike. Our goal is for each of our students to have a positive academic experience. We have experienced tutors, college graduates, college advisors, educational therapists, and test prep specialists who are experts in their subjects and also trained in organization and study skills. In each session, we work toward giving students the skills to become self-sufficient learners. All of our sessions are offered individually in person and also online, 7 days a week.

Leenna Chouddhary ( Founder )

Paul Pontillo​

Math, Science, Social Studies, LSAT, Economics, Test prep Tutor, College Advisor and Coach ​

Sanya Vatwani

Math, Science, Test prep Tutor, College mentor

Mahima Gunapooti

Language Arts, Social Studies, Tutor, Mentor

Donna Mabb

Math, Science, Test prep Tutor, College Mentor

Ben Beste

Math, Science, Test prep Tutor, ( Advisor role only)


Study abroad counsellor and Tutor

Romil Jain ( Administrative Assistant )

Vivien Sierra

Student Wellness and anxiety coach, advisor,mentor

Faced with growing competition and consistently changing environment of today it is a upheaval task to make a choice of your childs career path which will have success or failure outcome later, so why

At American College Gurus our goal is to coach and guide students and parents in a unique and transparent way so that they start preparing early for college in middle school and high school years.

We do offer post graduate college admissions help as well, through our network of over 200 colleges in United States of America Personalized college Prep for each individual to fulfill each ones dream path to life  and career choice is our goal.

Tutoring and Test Prep Team online and in-person

1) P. Pontillo – Math, social studies, ACT / SAT (Math and Science )
Locations – Chesterfield, Ladue, Clayton, St Charles, Online

2) B. Beste (Math, chemistry, ACT / SAT (Math and Science )
Locations – Chesterfield, Ladue, Clayton, St Charles, Online

3) D.Mabbs (Math, chemistry, ACT / SAT (Math and Science )
Locations – Ladue, Clayton, All year availability

4) S. Vatwani (Math Middle school, Language Arts Middle school, Biology, ACT / SAT (math and Science ),
Online sesions

6) Mahima Gunapooti -Elementary Math, Language Arts, ACT / SAT reading, writing, Strategy
and time management (Summer Time and winter break ) Location Ladue, Clayton, Chesterfield

7) Sophia Tu- Math and test prep tutor and college mentor

8) Spanish, History, Economics, Physics, French tutors available upon request.

We have channel partners, travel companies and concierge partners for some services listed o the website.

Our program offer three services:

Phase 1
phase 2
Individual Services

Find more about it on Our Program Page

We are currently working with families from Parkway school district, Marquette MICDS, Wentzville school district  and a few families from India

For individual services the price is quoted individually.We offer Free Consultation by Phone, Video Chat for 60 minutes