Elementary Teachers

 

Keep your child on track—learning to love learning—with our Early Elementary Subject Tutoring. Our Master teachers will help keep them from getting frustrated and falling behind or being unchallenged and getting bored during these crucial early years. They’ll also develop key study and organizational skills to sustain their progress.

 

Meet Our Staff

Marissa Hutter

University of California, Santa Cruz, M. Ed
University of California, Santa Barbara, BA, cum laude
UCLA TEFL Certificate/California Teaching Credential
Gesell Assessment Certification

Marissa has been a Kindergarten and Early Elementary educator for 15 years.  She has presented at Growing Educators for their Literacy Program and has designed units of study in American History for the California Charter School Association. Marissa has also led programs in STEAM for math and science. Because Marissa has studied and taught in Spain and South America, she brings a multicultural perspective to all her teaching. Marissa is a certified Gesell Childhood Development Assessor.

Audrey

Loyola Marymount University, MA
University of Maryland, BS
CA Teaching Credential

Audrey is the Lead Teacher and Educational Math Specialist for a Los Angeles Charter School. She was selected from approx. 45,000 applicants to become a Corps Member teaching under-represented youth and 100% of her students improved at least one grade level. Audrey is a member of Teach for America and actively engages in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) as well as CLR (Culturally Responsive Linguistics) training. She works with Green Dot Public Schools on their Disciplinary Review Board. Audrey was awarded "Rookie Teacher of the Year".

Laura

California State University, M Ed
Southeast Missouri State University, BA
California Teaching Credential

Currently teaching in a German immersion classroom, Laura has taught kindergarten, first, second, and third grade. Laura has also been a middle school remediation teacher and taught 5th and 6th grade math. Her multi-talented background includes being the Musical Director for Cafe Kids Musical Theater, KinderPrep Camp coordinator, and one of Academic Achievers international traveling tutors. Laura's professionalism, attention to detail and fun personality has made her a popular teacher.

Tracy

University of Texas, PhD
Texas A&M, BS

Tracy has been a professional homeschool teacher since 2009.  She has also been an academic manager for students in some of the most competitive schools in LA. Tracy can adapt any curriculum to suit the student's needs whether enrichment or remediation and incorporates executive functioning, time management, and study skills into all of her sessions. Tracy works with students in 2nd through 12th grade and in all subjects. Her ability to create project based learning and her knowledge of the California curriculum has led to rave reviews from all her students.

Angela

City College of New York, MFA
Fordham University, BA, MA Ed
Teaching Certification General/Special Ed.

Angela is one of our top elementary teachers. She also provides assessments and develops curriculum and content materials for our students. Angela has published and presented educational development topics ranging from literacy instruction, components of guided reading, balanced reading to writing workshops. Angela is also an education editor and writing consultant for a highly regarded educational publishing house. She helped develop the Common Core Standards with the progressive/constructivist Social Studies inquiry-based curriculum for the NY Public Schools. Angela has also taught 2nd and 3rd grade for many years.

Samantha

California State University, Northridge, MA
Boise State University, BA

Samantha is passionate about education and has taught in both private and public schools. She has worked as a one-on-one interventionist for the past 3 years using Lindamood-Bell, Wilson Reading System and ST Math. Samantha currently creates and implements personalized lesson plans for students with learning differences. Her life mission is to teach children the love of learning. Before becoming an educator, Samantha worked as a juvenile detention officer.

Brandon

Texas A&M University, BS
Texas Teaching Credential
California Teaching Credential

Brandon has been working with young people grades 5 to 9th for 20 years and teaching Algebra I for 11 years. He is a 2 two-time Teacher of the Year award winner in Texas. Brandon has been a camp counselor, youth minister, mentor, and baseball coach. He has high competence with computers and technology and has presented at SMART Board Technology conferences. Brandon has the ability to make math readily accessible to all students.

Gal

Universidad de los Andres, Santiago Chili, M Ed
University of Central Florida, BA

Gal has a broad range of experiences as an educator and therapist. Having a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with an emphasis in Enhancing Language Development in Childhood, Gal went on to earn a Graduate Degree in Educational Psychology from the Universidad de los Andes in Chile. Gal has taught both elementary and high school and also worked as an educational psychologist for a preschool. As an educational specialist, Gal believes in using a multi-sensory approach to teaching, being trained to support children with individualized programs in reading, writing, math, history, English and Spanish.

Daniel

Georgia State University, M Ed
Central Michigan University, BS Ed

Daniel has been a teacher and tutor for over 22 years. He holds his Bachelors in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University and his Masters in Education with an emphasis in Reading, Language, and Literacy from Georgia State University. Daniel has worked extensively with students at the elementary and middle school levels as a lead classroom teacher and educational tutor. He has worked with students from a wide range of abilities and uses engaging and effective teaching techniques to enhance student learning. Daniel believes in lifelong learning has been successful at instilling in his students a passion and joy for learning.

Tara

Wheelock College, Boston, MA Ed
Northeastern University, BA
Elementary Teaching Credential
Orton-Gillingham Certification

Tara was the Academic Coordinator for an Education and Enrichment Services program in Massachusetts. She was also the Director for Holbrook High School Extended Learning Program. Tara is a Reading Specialist trained in the highly effective Orton-Gillingham Method. She also works with deaf children and children who have visual, auditory, and sensory processing disorders. She uses an integrated approach to help students with their reading and all academics.