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

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.

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.

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.

Tracy

University of Texas, PhD program
Texas A&M, BS, bio engineering

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.

Gabrielle

University of Central Florida, BS
Alternative Educator Certification
Multi-Subject Teaching Credential

As a former fifth grade teacher, Gabrielle differentiated and individualized instruction for a diverse group of learners. She has extensive experience teaching critical thinking skills and helping students build a strong foundation in reading comprehension. As a first grade teacher, she planned and implemented lessons in reading, math and social studies. Gabrielle is also a Creative Writing teacher. Through Awaken Arts, a mentorship program, she has taught students how to utilize writing as a creative outlet of self-expression.

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.