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Mariam, Learning Specialist

Antioch College, M Ed
California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
California Educational Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential
Educational Therapist Credential (in process)
Lindamood-Bell Certified

Mariam works with students to improve the development of attention, sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.  She has taught students with mild to moderate learning differences in math and reading for 7 years, one-on-one, as well as in a classroom setting. Mariam has mentored students with academic problems and personal obstacles and has developed mindfulness curriculum for students to promote stress-reduction, meta-cognition, and social development.

Justine, Academic Coach

Pepperdine University, MA, Clinical Psychology
USCB School of Education, BA
Lindamood-Bell Certified

Justine has worked with students as a tutor and academic coach for over 5 years.  Her psychoeducational training has helped her work with mild-moderate learning differences as well as the highly gifted.  Justine has worked with the Beck's Depression and Anxiety Inventories to give feedback and documentation of emotional changes to help her students gather positive coping skills. Justine believes that Academic Coaching is where psychology meets education.

Rob, Academic Coach

Harvard University, MA
Colorado College, BA

Rob has been working as a teacher/advisor for over 20 years. He has trained teachers, published articles in education journals, presented at educational conferences and lectured at graduate schools of education.  His primary focus has been middle school students, especially in developing skills and building work habits to prepare them for high school. Rob works with students on meta-cognition and understanding their own learning, building effective study habits, time management and organization skills and executive functioning issues.  He helps to empower students in a direct, but compassionate way, and serves as a sounding board and advisor to help parents understand their child’s learning, strengths and shortcomings, and school experience through an academic and social-emotional lens.

Jenny, Educational Therapist (South Bay)

Columbia University, Teacher's College, MA
California State University Northridge, BA, ET

Jenny Marshall is a popular educational therapist in Los Angeles as well as the South Bay and provides educational consultations from Pre-K through early elementary grades. Her experience and education include significant concentration in the areas of differentiated instruction, behavior, reading and reading comprehension, writing, and executive functioning.  She has tutored highly gifted as well as special needs children from 2 years old on.  Jenny is our Developmental Assessment Specialist.  She was also instrumental in designing our award-winning KinderPrep™ program.

Millie, Educational Therapist

Boston College, M Ed, ET
Boston University, BA, summa cum laude

Millie is an Educational Therapist and has been an early elementary tutor specializing in the highly gifted for 14 years. She has worked as an educational therapist at the K&M Center in Santa Monica and as a reading specialist for several elementary schools in Boston.  Millie has special training in Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes, Step Up To Writing, The Readers and Writers workshop, TERC Math Investigations, and Discover Math.  Millie is also a qualified educational specialist for learning differences.

Casey, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consultant

University of North Florida, M Ed, Deaf Education
University of North Florida, BA, Special Education, cum laude

Casey Vinke is a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and has been working with Hearing Impaired students for 13 years. She has worked in the classroom with oral Deaf/Hard of Hearing students ranging from ages 3-22 years old. Casey has worked with children with multiple disabilities including learning disabilities, deaf/blind and children on the autism spectrum. She believes in teaching students according to their personal learning modalities; as well as capturing their interest with hands-on activities and manipulatives.

Elizabeth, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Dietetics Association, RDN, MNT
American College of Sports Medicine, CHFS
California State University, Los Angeles, BS Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

Elizabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Medical Nutrition Therapist and Certified Health and Fitness Specialist. For decades, she has worked with children, adolescents and families focusing on their nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and behavior to create better physical and mental fitness, mood regulation and self-esteem.  Her integrative style focuses on the biological, physiological, emotional and psychological elements that influence outcomes. In a personal, caring fashion she provides assessments, education, and counseling.  She has created curriculum for K-12 private schools and works individually with students helping them reach their greatest intellectual, physical and personal potentials through self-care.

 

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