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History of Eurgubian Academic Center


The history of the Eurgubian Academic Center (EAC) dates to 1990. The Center's director, Stephen Eurgubian, started out by tutoring one single student in his room at his parents' home. In 1996, the "Eurgubian Academic Center" was opened at 6740 North West Ave, Suite 104, Fresno, CA 93711. The Academic Center since has developed into a full service learning center, educating students of all ages and in all academic subjects.


The Eurgubian Academic Center has  worked with thousands of individual students over this period and with students from agencies such as the US Army, Fresno Unified School District, Fresno County Office of Education, and Foster Youth Program. The EAC has always stood by its belief in providing the finest educational opportunities available to your child.


The Center's staff is highly knowledgeable with over 75 years of combined experience.  At the EAC, our focus is on your continuing education and we look forward to being a part of your future.


About Our Director 


Stephen founded the Eurgubian Academic Center in 1990 while studying mathematics at California State University, Fresno. Since then, he has taught mathematics to thousands of students. The Eurgubian Academic Center's A-Z Math Curriculum, GOALS Study Skills program, and College Readiness Classes all have been developed by Stephen. These methods and skills are taught to hundreds of students each year.


In addition to his duties with EAC, Stephen also is a guest speaker at numerous math conferences throughout the year.


Senior Staff

  • Henry Eurgubian, father of EAC's founder, Stephen Eurgubian, brought over 30 years of teaching experience to the center and oversaw the younger tutors and EAC day-to-day operations.  Mr. Eurgubian is a former teacher of the year award winner.

  • Erik North, Senior Math Instructor.  Erik received his BA in Mathematics from California State University, Fresno in 1997.  He has over 25 years of experience teaching Math.  Erik has taught all levels of Math through Calculus.

  • Tristan Shamp, Head English and Writing Instructor.  Tristan has over 10 years experience as an academic advisor.  He also has 10 years experience as a grant writer.  Tristan's BA degree is from UCLA and his MA degree is from California State University, Fresno.

  • Everett Gaston, Senior Math Instructor. Everett is a former award-winning teacher at Bullard High School. He brings over 40 years of experience to EAC.

  • Alex Habib, Senior English and Social Studies Instructor. Alex is a graduate of California State University, Fresno. He assisted with development of EAC's A to Z Math Curriculum.

  • Michael Bissett, Math and Physics Instructor. Michael has a PhD in Physics and has taught college level Math and Physics for over 20 years. He teaches the most advanced STEM related courses at EAC.

  • Samuel Barretto, Math Specialist. Samuel is a graduate of California State University, Fresno and brings 10 years of teaching experience to EAC.

  • Jordan Ovando, Math and Science Instructor. Jordan graduates with a BS in Engineering from California State University, Fresno in May 2024. He has 5 years of tutoring experience.

  • Madhu Chowdhury, Math and Science Instructor. Madhu has 10 years of tutoring experience. She receives her PhD in Education in 2024 from California State University, Fresno.

  • William Christensen, English and History. He has an MA in English from California State University, Fresno. William has 5 years of tutoring experience.

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