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

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".

Kristie

Mt. St. Mary's University, MA, Child Psychology (in progress)
George Mason University, MA Ed
Virginia Tech, BA
CA Multi-Subject Credential
Virginia PK-6 Teaching License

An educator for 10 years, Kristie recently has been a principal at a middle school in Los Angeles, and previously taught first, second, fifth and sixth grade. She has been a Director of Curriculum, Curriculum Specialist, and Dean of Humanities in schools in Virginia, New York, and Los Angeles. Kristie has a passion for education, especially literacy and reading. She has developed curriculum for a wide variety of learners and learning needs. Kristie believes in aiming instruction and curriculum to the child's needs and interests and developing a growth mindset with young learners.

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.

Stephanie

California State University, MA, Ed. Psychology for Early Childhood (in progress)
California State University Northridge, BA
California Multi-Subject Teaching Credential
Gifted Certificate

Stephanie has taught kindergarten at a highly gifted school in Los Angeles for 11 years. She has her Gifted Certificate and has a great understanding of the social emotional needs of her students. She has presented at the California Association for the Gifted conference. She has experience with admissions and was on the admissions committee at an independent school in Los Angeles for 8 years. Stephanie focuses on teaching to the whole child and differentiates based on academic need, student interest, and social emotional development. She believes in fostering a growth mindset in her students to develop life-long learners. She maintains strong partnerships with parents and believes in working together to support children.

Tracy

University of Texas, PhD (in progress)
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. Tracy has been working with Academic Achievers for over 7 years and always receives excellent reviews.

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.

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 a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Education with an emphasis in Reading, Language, and Literacy from Georgia State University. Daniel has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Atlanta. He has worked with students with a wide range of learning differences and uses engaging and effective techniques for teaching math, reading and writing. Daniel is a dedicated professional educator with a solid commitment to the academic growth and development of every student.

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.

Emma

University of California at Los Angeles, BA
California Multi-Subject Teaching Credential

Emma has taught Kindergarten and Transitional Kindergarten for 10 years. She designs, organizes and implements differentiated instruction for transitional kindergarten based on developmental needs. She supports and nurtures the academic growth of the gifted learner as well as those children with learning challenges, including autism. Emma facilitated staff and parent workshops on early literacy and has taught classes for students from TK to 3rd grade. She has a calm demeanor and her students truly learn to love learning. Emma is a Teacher of the Year recipient.

Melissa

University of New Haven, M.S.
Gettysburg College, B.A.
Elementary Teaching Credential

Melissa has been a passionate elementary educator for over 17 years. She started her career in Connecticut earning a Master's program in Education where she spent a year as an assistant in a Kindergarten classroom, then student taught third grade as well as took over a multi-age 2/3 class and 4th grade classroom. After teaching third grade for almost a decade in Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland outside of Washington, DC she moved to the west coast. Her LA experience has included teaching third grade for 4 years at the Laurence School and 3 years at Seven Arrows Elementary School.