Parma Chai SMART Academy


Hello, my name is Parama Chattopadhyay. I am currently accepting tutoring students online and 10-feet-apart at my office at the Somerville Armory. I have a proven track track record of motivating and uplifting students from Kindergarten through 12th Grade in their school work/homework, as well as mentoring for private school matching and college prep. I also have a proven track record teaching adult students Calculus, and preparation for the SAT, GED, and GRE. 


I am happy to work with you or your child in private and semi-private sessions in person. Please do not hesitate to contact me:

Call or text: 857-498-7370

I will call you right back and we can set up a Skype session meet and greet. I look forward to meeting and hearing from you!


Here is a link to my resume. I have a Bachelors in Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Management Science from MIT and a Masters in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from University of Scranton. In 2008, I became a certified Grades 5-12 Mathematics teacher through the Massachusetts Department of Education. I also possess a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) licensure through Harvard Kaplan Institute. I am a recipient of the Bausch and Lomb Distinguished Young Scientist Award and the Howard Nemerov Distinguished Writer Award.

After graduating from MIT, I worked with Greenpeace Boston doing environmental talks at Boston universities and colleges. Following that experience, I served as the Marketing Director and out-of-school Curriculum Director for the nonprofit Adoption and Foster Care Mentoring for a year through Americorps.

Prior to MIT, I graduated from New England Conservatory Prep School, specializing in violin performance, and I have served as a first violinist at the International Music Festival.

I have taught at Fenn School for Boys, METCO Boston as Lead ELA and Mathematics Teacher, Department of Youth Services Physics/ Chemistry/Mathematics Teacher, Everett High School, Medford High School, Neuroscience and Engineering Teacher at Harvard Summer Institute for the Gifted, and Elementary School Shaloh Jewish Day School Computer Science and Mathematics Teacher.

I also served at Boston Tutoring Center as Lead Math and Science Teacher all ISEE, SSAT, SAT, SAT II, and college and private counseling.

For the last two years and currently, I also have worked at a Brookline, MA, Educational Company as Chief Marketing Officer and Lead Teacher for All Subjects. There, I teach ESL children as well as adult students test taking strategies for standardized tests, while developing curriculum and supervising teaching interns. In addition, I assist students with all their college application needs and interviewing goals. I perform contract work through the British International School of Boston as Lead Science Olympiad Coach and International Baccalaureate Calculus teacher.


“You may have bumped into her dancing at a party in Boston’s Chinatown, or performing in Allston, perhaps you studied with her at MIT or she was your beloved high school teacher – if you haven’t already met Parma Chai, a Boston cultural icon, you can currently find her at the Somerville Armory, working hard to keep the ‘Parma Chai Out of The Blue Community Arts Gallery’ (OOTB) alive.”Aisha Catena, Parma Chai & The Out of the Blue Community Arts Gallery

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“Anyone wants the best tutor for Math, Physics and/or SAT in Boston, look no further than Parama. She’s great. Parama, the connection and skill you showed in assessment and tutoring of Bryan was beyond my expectations!” –John Jenner


Parama teaches Grades 5-12 throughout urban and rural areas of China. She helps students get into the best private schools and colleges in the United States through tutoring for their academic studies, and also helps in other ways like with the interview and application process. She is passionate about fighting discrimination in an age of heightened hate crime, racism in the admissions process against foreign students, and xenophobia. She believes in the talent and potential of the students she takes under her wing. She believes as international students they bring great and much-needed diversity and determination to a country made up of immigrants. Below is a recent November 2021 email she received from a Chinese student who received an excellent SSAT score thanks to her efforts:

Hey Parma,

I am [name excluded for privacy], remember a few months ago when we had SSAT lessons? I took a SSAT exam a few weeks ago, and the result was about 2350 out of 2400, which was a GREAT score. I thought it would be cool to just share this with you.

I am currently in grade 8, applying for high schools.

I did a lot of reviewing for the test, and took some other SSAT camps or whatever during summer holiday. The skills you taught me was definitely very useful and I am very thankful.

I joined the school jazz band this year and I found it pretty fun.

That’s pretty much all I wanted to tell you, I wish you all the best.