Maggie Jacobberger has been a tutor, mentor, and academic coach for 20 years. She started as a peer tutor at Acalanes High School in 1993 and founded Smart Cookie Learning in 2010 with the mission to provide students with invaluable and intangible study skills that are essential to lifelong learning and academic success. These essential ingredients include: conscientiousness, grit, resilience, perseverance, and optimism.
Maggie was born and raised in Lafayette, CA. She graduated from Harvard College in 1999 after receiving an excellent public school education at Happy Valley Elementary School, Stanley Middle School, and Acalanes High School. While at Harvard, she wrote for the Harvard Crimson and taught Writing, Reading, Journalism, and Math classes to students in the Fresh Pond Enrichment Program. After graduating from Harvard with an honors degree in History, she wrote, researched, and edited a biography of Frances Grant, one of Radcliffe College’s earliest African-American graduates. In addition to feeding hungry young minds, Maggie enjoys exercising, cooking, eating great food, and cheering for the World Champion San Francisco Giants.