Alicia earned her Masters degree in Education from the University of Southern California. She has many years of combined experience in college admission, educational program administration, and student advising. She also has over 9 years of experience tutoring students in reading (trained in Orton Gillingham Methodology), writing (mechanics, general assignments, and college admission essays), and math. Alicia has the knowledge, preparation, and dedication necessary to help your child become academically successful.
Amanda graduated from the University of Arizona but has lived in the South Bay for many years. She has 16 years of tutoring experience and has 6+ years of experience with students with special needs, developmental delays. She also specializes in reading instruction and has materials that keep the student engaged while having fun learning. She speaks conversational Spanish and has also has her own hair salon. Amanda is very patient, friendly and can develop a strong connection with children as she deeply cares about her craft. She makes sure to individualize lessons and enjoys working with young children as she finds it very rewarding to see them learn and progress.
Angela has 25 + years experience teaching middle school and high school students and staff exploring human potential. Angela received her Ph.D. in Transformative Learning from Union Institute in 2006. Dr. Benedetto recently taught Educational Psychology at UCLA, and Developmental Psychology at Antioch University. Her doctoral internship included field research in India, Peru and the US. Her latest creative works include; the Student Success Kit for Teens, The Stress Reduction Handbook for Teachers, and multi media text and film Dreaming New Schools; Inspiring Lifelong Learning Through Conscious Creativity and Catapulting Creativity: A Teacher’s Journey through Conscious Creativity. Angela looks forward to offering workshops and staff development training supporting youth and adults in celebrating their unique creativity.
Ashley received her Bachelors Degree from UCLA in Linguistics. She has experience working with children of all abilities, and specializes in Algebra, Geometry, English, Spanish, and French. She has tutored all levels of math including elementary, middle and high school in the South Bay. She enjoys working with the youth and mentoring them on the way to academic success. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Speech-Language Pathology.
Brian has his BA in Engineering from CSULB. He specializes in all levels of math and science tutoring but can also tutor in other subjects including helping high school students with study skills. He has worked as an engineer and also tutors in his free time. He went to Mira Costa High School and can tutor AP level classes.
Caragh has a Masters in Bilingual Education from USC and a BS in Spanish Language from UCLA. She has been a substitute teacher for the past 2 years in K through 12 classrooms. In addition, she has taught in elementary schools for 4 years in LAUSD and Long Beach Unified Schools. Having children herself, she knows patience and humor go a long way. She has also studied abroad in Spain, Costa Rica and Mexico in order to broaden her understanding of different cultures and the love of languages. She continues to take classes to further her education. Caragh also can administer a full reading assessment battery if your child struggles with reading at the elementary school level. She is also trained in the Barton Method which helps students with dyslexia read.
Corinne is a full time aerospace engineer and has worked as a full time math and science tutor for an intensive program tutoring 12 hours a day. She recently moved to South Bay after earning her B.S. in Aero/Astronautical Engineering from MIT and her M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado. She is passionate about inspiring students to love math and science.
Debbie is a native of the South Bay area and a graduate of West High School (Go Warriors!) She is a full-time credentialed special education teacher for LAUSD. She has worked with students of all ability levels. She is familiar with IEPs and helping students meet their goals and creating specific learning goals for students of all ability levels. Debbie earned her Bachelor’s Degree from California State University, Fullerton and an Education Specialist Credential at Antioch University. Currently, she is finishing her MS in Educational Technology at CSUF. She believes in a creative student-centered approach to learning and teaching her students to develop a positive growth-mindset.
Emily is a full time credentialed 2nd grade teacher. She also taught in after-school program for the Wiseburn District. She has experience with RTI (response to intervention) and reading tutoring. She also has her MA from De Paul University in Chicago. Emily is passionate about teaching and inspiring a love of learning in her students. She is very patient and structured yet creates engaging lessons.
Erika understands what it is like to struggle with math and science. She also has experience building herself as a student to excel in these subjects during her college education. Needless to say, she is the ideal tutor for your child as she will understand the struggles students encounter with STEM topics, how they can overcome them, and how they too can gain the confidence to become independent learners. Erika has tutored privately and been a supplemental math coach for El Camino College. She graduated Fall 2016 with a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry – Earning the titles Cum Laude and Departmental Honors. She was also recognized as a MSTI Scholars graduate for her work with middle and high school students in Watts and Inglewood. She plans to become a math or Chemistry teacher in the future and plans on working on her credential.
Eun earned her Bachelors degree at USC with major in Classics and minor in Natural Sciences. She has experience teaching students in elementary and middle school. She can tutor all levels of math and sciences, and other subjects including Latin. She speaks fluent Korean, and has experience tutoring students whose second language is English. She is passionate about helping students to learn and succeed.
Fizza is currently working towards completing her Bachelors in Liberal Studies with an emphasis in Mathematics at California State University, Long Beach and will eventually go for a Masters in Applied Mathematics so that she can teach at the Community College level. She has tutored small study groups and created her own math lessons for students at El Camino College as well as has knowledge of Common Core Curriculum. She has a deep passion for helping students and will not hesitate to help a child learn new material, concepts, and study habits. She believes that everyone has their own pace and style of learning and is willing to cater to whichever method to help the child learn. With over 5 years of experience tutoring/coaching students in various subjects, her motto is “Whatever challenge you face, WE face together so let’s turn that frown upside down!”
Fran has her BA in Elementary Education from Queens College in New York City. She has been an Instructional Aide in the Learning Center at elementary schools in the Manhattan Beach Unified School District for more than 2 years and enjoys working with K-5 students in all subjects and watching the students grasp concepts. She helps build students’ confidence to believe in themselves and grow into independent thinkers. Working with her own children and volunteering in numerous classrooms, science labs, and libraries helped prepare her for working in the school district.
Garrett is a native of the South Bay area. He graduated with highest honors from Palos Verdes High School with a 4.7 GPA and was recognized as an AP Scholar with Distinction.Garrett is currently working towards completing his Bachelors of Arts degree in Business Communications online at Arizona State University, with the goal of working in finance. While in high school and thereafter, Garrett successfully tutored middle school and high school students in fundamentals through pre-calculus mathematics. Scoring a near perfect score on the SAT Math, he is well versed in successful test taking skills and can readily help students achieve maximum results with targeted test preparation. He enjoys working with students of all ages and is eager to help them overcome their fear of new material and build confidence. He believes that each student is unique and should work at his or her own pace and learn in the manner that best suits them. Nothing makes him happier than when a student does well on an exam after having previously struggled with a topic.
Jamecelle has her Master’s Degree and teaching credential in Special Education from Loyola Marymount University. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with a minor in Education from UCLA. She has worked as a teacher’s assistant, college advisor, and tutor. In addition, Jamecelle has gained experience with elementary, middle, and high school students in general education and special education settings, at-risk youth, incarcerated youth, and English Language Learners. Her primary focus is on tailoring her tutoring to address the student’s needs. She is currently an ED/Special Education Teacher for 3rd-5th grade and earned LAUSD Rookie of the Year Teacher award for 2015-2016.
Janice holds a BA in History from the University Of California, Los Angeles and has over 5 years experience tutoring elementary and middle school students in all subjects and high school students in literature, writing, and history. She specializes in the development of strong language arts skills, ranging from phonemic awareness and fluency to comprehension and writing expression. Additionally, she assists with elementary common core math and test prep for the ISEE, SSAT, and OLSAT. For the past three years, along with tutoring, she has worked for the Hermosa Beach City School District in both resource and general ed classrooms as an instructional aide for children with special needs. Her years of exposure to differentiated instruction equip her with the tools necessary to customize lessons to the individual needs of each student. Possessing a lively personality and a playful sense of humor, she delivers engaging lesson plans within a warm and encouraging learning environment.
Jeff earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from UC Riverside. He has been an SI Coach for Intermediate Algebra at El Camino as well as working as a math tutor at the Math Study Center at El Camino College and for Varsity Tutors. He is also a student at El Camino College making preparations for a Master’s Degree in Computer Science. He has lived in South Bay his whole life and his favorite subject is Multi-Variable Calculus. Jeff is proficient in Java and C++ and can tutor AP Computer Science.
Jennifer graduated in Germany with a Bachelors degree before she decided to relocate to the U.S- in 2015 for her Study Program at the University of California, Irvine. She has plenty of experiences with children through several jobs as nanny, where she was taught German to students ages 1-9. She is currently living in Redondo Beach and is excited and motivated to help others improve their German skills.
Jermaine attends Western Governors’ University and is currently working toward his master’s degree in mathematics. During his 18 year career with the Los Angeles Unified School District Jermaine has tutored in various levels of math from Algebra to Calculus and assist many students with CBEST, CSET, and NCLEX exams. Jermaine’s areas of strengths are Algebra I and II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus, Chemistry I and II. He is motivated by playing a part in helping others achieve their ambitions.
Jill has her BA in Chemistry from the University of Arkansas. She specializes in math and science, including Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and Chemistry. While these are her main areas, she can also assist students with Language Arts and creating better study skills. Jill has 3 years of experience working with Common Core curriculum in the public schools as an educational assistant in Maryland. She has worked with middle school special education students to create alternative approaches to lessons as well as supplementing classroom instruction in order to gain a better understanding of the materials. She has also provided individual and group tutoring for a wide range of ages. Her belief is in creating a positive atmosphere where students of all ages can feel comfortable and soar to reach their maximum potential.
Jule has her BFA from Texas Christian University where she graduated from the John V. Roach Honors College. She has taught both middle school and high school Theatre and has been a study tutor for three years. Jule specializes in teaching students effective study habits while tutoring English, Social Studies and other liberal arts. She believes in creating a fun, stress-free environment where students can thrive and learn the skills they need to succeed.
Karina earned her Bachelors degree in Statistics from UCLA. She specializes in all levels of math, Spanish, SAT prep, and essay writing. She has experience in tutoring students from elementary to high school. Karina plans on pursuing her master’s degree in Education to become a High School math teacher, as she is passionate about education and sharing her love of math. She is committed to making the learning process as enjoyable as it should be.
Kaylan has a B.A .in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Howard University and a M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy. While in undergrad she volunteered for a non profit organization that provided low socioeconomic communities with tutoring and mentoring services. She has tutored privately for about 9 years and specializes in math,reading, and writing for elementary and middle school students. Kaylan currently works at a middle school as an instructional assistant, helping students with special needs. Kaylan truly has a passion for helping students, and making what they learn in the classroom much simpler.
Kristen graduated from California State University Dominguez Hills with honors. She has a BA in liberal studies and holds a multiple subjects credential. Kristen has been teaching children for over 20 years, and has tutored for over 4 years. She first taught dance and theater, then moved on to elementary school. She enjoys working with young children and understands their thought processes. Her specialty is identifying children’s learning modality and guiding them through their own personalized cognitive process. She is enthusiastic and animated and has a true love of learning. Kristen is an expert at creating study guides, and will help your child reach his/her highest potential.
Kyler graduated from El Segundo High School. He was honored by the recognition of an engineering sash for robotics and engineering. Currently, he is a full time time college student working towards a mechanical engineering degree. Additionally, he teaches for an after-school program focusing on engineering for kids. Kyler specializes in all levels of math tutoring. He scored a 5 on the AP calculus test and had extensive experience with advanced robotics while in high school. Kyler is very passionate about teaching and inspiring young people in the field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). In addition, he is extremely patient with all types of students and excited to help them strengthen their knowledge and problem solving skills.
Liliana lived in the Los Angeles area her whole life. After graduating from El Camino College with an Associates Degree in Business Administration, she is currently attending the University of Southern California in order to obtain her Bachelors degree in International Relations with an emphasis in Global Finance. She works for El Camino College as a Supplemental Instruction Coach for the Mathematics Department and has been doing so since Fall 2014. She is also fluent in Spanish and took 4 years of French in High School and have passed the AP placement test. She tutors all levels of Math through Algebra 2 as well as all levels of Spanish. Liliana enjoys helping students unlock their potential not only in the classroom but also in their daily lives. She hopes to inspire her students in the future by becoming a math teacher.
Michael graduated from Vistamar High School and recently graduated from Humboldt State University this past December. He majored in English Writing Practices with minors in psychology and music. Michael specializes in teaching college-aged students but is more than capable of teaching students of all ages and of all reading/writing abilities. Michael spent a semester as a teaching intern for a core course that every English Major must take to graduate from HSU. The course he interned for was titled Literature, Identity, and Representation and dealt with argumentative essays, reflective essays, creative writing, and reading comprehension assignments. Michael also enrolled in an extra course at HSU to become eligible as a tutor on campus to help students from all backgrounds, not just English, to improve their writing in their respective fields. It is Michael’s belief that realizing one’s highest potential in writing and reading should be a stimulating and rewarding experience for his students and not simply a tedious, daunting task made necessary by the demands of academia. Michael has a calm but engaging approach to his teaching and believes the key to unlocking one’s success as a reader or a writer is to find a passion for reading and writing.
Michael has his BA in English from UCLA. He has been teaching and mentoring junior high and high school students as his local church for many years. He also has experience teaching developmentally disabled adults through the California Abilities Network or ICAN. He loves helping students achieve their academic goals as well as their personal life goals. His classroom environment is all about encouragement and committing to never give up. The problems in life are innumerable, but with training and a proper mindset, no issue is too big. He specializes in tutoring in English/Writing but also tutors K-8th all subjects.
Mike received his Master of Education degree from UCLA. His thesis focused on developing positive mathematic identities within learners. He also earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge in history. He has been a credentialed teacher since 2002, working in both the public school and non-profit sector. Mike specializes in math and English instruction. When working with students, he creates a unique academic plan based on the learner’s strengths. The goal of the plan is to allow individuals to achieve their educational goals.
Nancy lives in the South Bay and graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University. Nancy also received a Masters in Counseling with a Pupil Personnel Service Credential from Loyola Marymount University. Nancy interned for Lawndale School District as a School Counselor, where she helped students improve their academic and social skills. Nancy enjoys tutoring elementary age children, specifically helping students develop their reading and math skills. Nancy has worked in various school settings as a teachers aide and as an intervention tutor. Nancy is working towards getting her LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor) and plans to one day have her own practice.
Paulo received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from UCSD. He has previously worked in the aerospace industry and is now perusing his dream of inspiring youth as a full-time math teacher. He specializes in all levels of science, math, and can tutor in Spanish.
Rosendo has an electrical engineering degree from CSULA and a secondary mathematics credential. Rosendo has taught all levels of high school math for the last 12 years and has experience developing curriculum for 21st Century learning. Rosendo incorporates technology in his teaching and uses it to individualize student instruction. Rosendo is very patient and uses the student’s math background to develop their understanding.
Samantha has a BA in Communication Studies from Loyola Marymount University. She has over three years experience as a tutor, specializing in 1-on-1 test prep for the ISEE and the SSAT. Her most recent student went from scoring in the 92nd percentile on her SSAT practice tests to scoring in the 99th percentile on her actual exam. Besides test prep, Samantha has tutored students grades K-12 in many subjects and areas including: Math, English, History, Science, Phonics, Essay Writing, and Study Skills. For the past two years, she has been working as a substitute teacher for charter schools. To Samantha, a great tutor embodies patience, positivity, compassion, and fun.
Terri received her Bachelor’s degree and has tutored elementary school students for the last 8 years. She has worked in the Manhattan Beach School District as a special education aide for the last 9 years. She is very patient and specializes in working with students with disabilities although she has also worked in the general education setting as well.
Tyler has her Master’s Degree in Urban Education, specializing in Secondary Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, with a double minor in Mathematics and Education from Bryn Mawr College. She has taught 6th and 7thgrade mathematics, 8th grade Honors Algebra, and 10th grade geometry for over two years in Philadelphia. Before teaching, Tyler tutored students between the ages of 8 and 17 for six years in both Philadelphia and Los Angeles, in mathematics and writing. Tyler loves learning about students’ extracurricular passions and infusing those passions within a mathematical context. She often uses manipulatives and technology to illustrate math concepts and loves to encourage students to stick with the struggle. She believes in the saying by Fredrick Douglas, “Without struggle, there is no progress. She plans to pursue a career as a special education advocate/lawyer in the future.