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Puja

University of California at Los Angeles, MA
Yale University, BA

Puja has over a decade of tutoring and teaching experience. She has worked with students of all ages and abilities, and has taught courses in English, Writing, Math, and Science at the university level. Not only is Puja one of the most accomplished test prep tutors, she is also an exceptional one-on-one tutor for any high school subjects. What she loves most about tutoring is seeing students become more self-reliant, confident, and excited about learning.  Puja has tutored with Academic Achievers for seven years and consistently receives excellent reviews. She has recently returned from a writing fellowship in India.

Rachel L.

Antioch University, MS
Salisbury University, BA, summa cum laude

Rachel was a manager and academic coach for a South Bay tutoring company for over 4 years. She supervised and trained staff and specialized in all ISEE levels and all areas: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension and math achievement. Rachel is equally adept at tutoring subjects in math and science as well as verbal and writing.  She also tutors algebra I and II, biology, chemistry, English, French, Spanish, SAT and ACT. Rachel is also one of Academic Achievers Academy's top homeschool teachers and creates customized science curriculum for students in grades 1-6.

Rebecca

University of Southern California, PhD, Engineering (in progress)
University of New Hampshire, BS, summa cum laude

Rebecca is currently getting her PhD in Chemical Engineering at USC.  She is particularly interested in environmental sustainability.  Rebecca has worked with students through Americorps and her bright and light attitude makes any subject accessible. Rebecca tutors all math, including calculus b/c . She is also an AP chemistry and AP physics tutor.

Samantha

University of Southern California, M Ed
Saint Joseph's University, BS

Samantha is a National Board Certified Teacher with 7 years of classroom teaching experience. She has taught and tutored the following subjects: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, Statistics, AP Statistics, SAT and GRE.  She has strong content knowledge in both mathematics and how students learn.  In addition to tutoring math, Samantha is qualified to teach verbal reasoning as well. She has worked with students of all abilities and truly enjoys engaging a student through a learning experience.  Students have described Samantha as patient, understanding, and fun.

Lee

University of Southern California, PhD, Engineering
Boston University, BA, Physics
Boston University, BA, Environmental Analysis & Policy

While Lee is completing her PhD at the University of Southern California, she is also a physics teacher at Marlborough High School.  At USC, she was the teaching assistant for the introductory materials science course in the School of Engineering.  While at Boston University, Lee tutored college-level introductory physics for three years. She is very patient with her students, and will try different teaching strategies with them until they truly understand the concepts.

Michael

Seattle University, M Ed
Western Washington University, BA

Michael has a Masters in teaching and has taught middle school for more than ten years.  He has a passion for reading and writing, and specializes in essay writing techniques and research skills along with novel studies and U.S. and world history.  Michael works to address each student's learning style and organizational skills to engage the student in learning and study proficiencies.  Michael lives in Santa Monica and has stellar reviews from his past students.

Adrienne

Harvard University, BA

Immediately after graduating from Harvard, Adrienne went to teach for an elite private program in Seoul, South Korea, preparing students for admission into top English speaking boarding schools and universities. After traveling the world, Adrienne returned to the US and to work with students preparing for the ISEE and SSAT.  Warm, enthusiastic, and playful, she loves to make test prep fun for her students based on their unique needs and learning styles. Adrienne specializes in teaching AP US History, AP Euro History, writing and math.

Matt

University of Southern California, M Ed.
Rutgers University School of Law, JD
Rutgers College, BA

After completing his JD, Matt realized his passion was not in the law but in education and returned to school to receive a Masters in Mathematics Education.  Matt was awarded a Math for America Teaching Fellowship and taught high school in Los Angeles for 5 years. He shares his enthusiasm for teaching with his students with creativity and humor. Matt's patience, compassion, and ability to make complex subjects understandable makes him a popular tutor for all math subjects as well as ISEE, SAT, ACT, writing, chemistry, and AP physics.

Gabriel

Harvard College, AB

As an undergraduate at Harvard, Gabriel was selected to write a creative thesis in playwriting, and he continues to see his work staged at small theaters around the country. Few challenges animate him more than teaching students how to simplify seemingly difficult problems. Gabriel particularly empathizes with students who struggle with test anxiety, and he enjoys helping them develop strategies to overcome it.  Gabriel tutors writing, history, economics and study skills.

Jesus

UCLA, PhD, Hispanic Literature
UCLA, BA, Spanish Literature
Pontiphical Catholic University, Lima, Peru

Dr. Galleres has taught Spanish for Academic Achievers for 7 years. As our premier Spanish tutor, Jesus has taught at the college level, including Santa Monica College and UCLA,  as well as high school and middle school, including New West Charter Middle School.  He has been a highly reguarded private instructor for over fifteen years.  His patience, professionalism, and easy-going demeanor has helped many students with their understanding of Spanish.  Jesus also speaks fluent French and Italian.

Daniel

USC Keck School of Medicine, MD (in progress)
Loyola Marymount, Medical Post Baccalaureate
University of Southern California, BA, Neuroscience
University of Southern California, BA, Philosophy

Daniel scored in the upper 99th percentile in the SAT as well as the MCAT and guides his students with exceptional test-taking skills. He helps students to think critically and independently. Daniel develops individual learning plans based on individual and specific needs. He has worked with high school students for writing and math and has assisted in the development of SAT course curriculum and materials. Daniel also tutors all levels of the ISEE as well as AP biology, math, chemistry and physics. Daniel is an excellent test prep coach and receives rave reviews from all his students.

Katie

Boston College, BA, magna cum laude

Katie comes to us with a great deal of experience in test prep from some of the most prestigious tutoring agencies in New York.  She has tutored for ten years for the GRE, Advanced Placement, SAT, PSAT, ACT, and all levels of the ISEE.  Katie is also an accomplished subject tutor in math, as well as writing and reading analysis.  She has also taught for the Fordham Preparatory School in New York.

Rachel

University of Miami, BS, Psychology, magna cum laude
University of Miami, BA, Computer Science, magna cum laude

Rachel has been tutoring the SAT, ACT, ISEE and practically all levels of math since early 2009. She prides herself on tailoring her approach and curriculum to a student's temperament, learning style, and individual needs. She guides students through not only content but also test-taking strategies, bringing to the job a unique energy and patience that makes even the most reluctant students enthusiastic about their test prep.

Stephanie

Hunter College, MA Ed
Emory University, BA
 
Stephanie grew up in Los Angeles and attended Brentwood School until her family moved to London. After college, Stephanie taught 9th grade at a charter school in New York City as a Teach for America Corps Member. She is now teaching Middle and High School-level Mathematics at the Mirman School in Los Angeles. Stephanie specializes in all levels of math up to and including Calc/bc. She is passionate about individualizing instruction so that learning is accessible to all students. Stephanie additionally works on study skills, organization, and discussion throughout her sessions.

Franz

UCLA, BA, French
UCLA, BS, Neuroscience
San Marcos University, Lima, Peru

In addition to working on a dual major in both French and Neuroscience from UCLA, Franz has tutored Spanish and French in the language department of Santa Monica College. He has been a long time private instructor to students attending top Los Angeles public and private schools such as Harvard Westlake, Windward and Marlborough.  As a champion rower, his team placed second in the Pan American Games.

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