Motivate and keep your child "learning to love learning" by adding weekly sessions with Academic Achievers' highly skilled Master's level tutors.
Studies have shown that the absolute best education is one-on-one tutelage. Customized reinforcement and enrichment will keep your child from getting bored or falling behind.
Because elementary school now moves at a faster pace, our teachers will meet with your child to review and enrich what they have learned, clarify any questions, help them prepare their schoolwork for the coming week, and tutor ahead to preview what is coming up.
Your child will learn excellent study and organizational skills right from the start.
Whether we come to your home or you chose to come to our Santa Monica facility, your child's academics will be enhanced. It is an investment that will pay dividends their whole life.
Meet Our Staff
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.
California State University, M Ed
California State University, BA
California Teaching Credential
Jennifer has taught TK, Kindergarten, 3rd and 4th grade for 12 years in Los Angeles public and private schools. She plans and designs her lessons to engage and support her students with modifying strategies that are developmentally appropriate and adjusted to each child's interests and needs. Her wide experience with the young learner allows her to individually tailor instruction to each child and create a positive early learning experience.
University of California, Los Angeles, BA
Hebrew Union College, Teaching Certification
California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
Saba has taught kindergarten and first grade in a number of Los Angeles schools, both public and private. She is passionate about teaching and uses developmentally appropriate practices to help her students succeed academically. Saba has a degree in psychology and is well trained in effectively supporting emotional development in the child. She differentiates her instruction to accommodate each child's unique abilities and has worked with a diverse population of students including children with special needs and children who are highly gifted. Saba is also a social skills facilitator at a therapeutic learning center.
University of California at Los Angeles, M Ed
California State University at Northridge, BA
Porche has been working with kindergarten and early elementary students for 5 years. She has worked one-on-one as well as with small groups as an Elementary Intervention Specialist improving children's language arts, math, and fluency skills. Porche has worked as a program supervisor for two different westside summer camps and as the literacy teacher for three school programs. She is passionate and patient and eager to teach and work with children in order to contribute to the enrichment of their lives and education.
Chaminade University, M.Ed.
UCLA, B.A., summa cum laude
Monique has taught pre-K through 12th grade in California and in Hawaii for 20 years. She specializes in early intervention for children 3-5, including assessments and IEPs. Her teaching skills include phonics, reading, writing, and pre-math. Monique is an experienced home school teacher creating individualized learning plans, assessments, and providing curriculum using cognates from L1. She is a Blue Ribbon educator and a National Qualified Teacher.
Pepperdine University, M Ed
Indiana University, BA
California Teaching Credential
Carly has taught kindergarten through 5th grade in both public and private school. She differentiates and modifies her instruction for each student and also maintains dialogue with parents and support team. Carly is warm and caring and guides her students as they make each educational discovery their own. She receives outstanding reviews from all her families and has been one of Academic Achievers most popular KinderPrep and KinderPrep Camp teachers since 2015.
Montclair State University, BA
New Jersey K-3 Teaching Credential
Florida Elementary Teaching Credential
CA Multidisciplinary Teaching Credential
Alissa has been immersed in the field of education for 13 years. She has worked in the classroom and one-on-one with children ages 1.5-7 years old. She believes in taking a hands-on approach and using innovative and creative techniques to keep her students excited about the learning process. Having spent years as a classroom teacher, Alissa is knowledgeable about the common core standards. Alissa focuses on the whole child and has the ability to quickly identify a student's needs, as well as their strengths, and differentiates her curriculum accordingly.
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.
California Polytechnic State University, BS
Kathie has been a lead Kindergarten teacher for the Children's Center at Caltech and a Kindergarten teacher and Science Specialty teacher for the Stratford School for the past 8 years. She has also provided behavior therapy (ABA) and worked with children with autism and other related disorders as a Behavior Therapist using Iniozi Interventions. Kathie has taught pre-school and kindergarten and is one of our top KinderPrep tutors.