KinderPrep® Teachers

 

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

Lauren

California State University, MS Ed.
Manhattan Graduate School of Education
State University of New York, BS Ed.
California State Teaching Credential

Lauren has taught TK through 2nd grade in New York and California and is currently a transitional kindergarten teacher for a private school on the westside. She also is on their admissions team and administers comprehensive kindergarten entrance screening to prospective TK and Kindergarten students. Lauren developed a reading program based on Lucy Calkins' Reading Workshop incorporating research-based phonics and literacy. She also utilizes the CGI mathematics program to deepen a student's number sense and reasoning skills. Lauren is our Director of KinderPrep and Early Elementary Camps.

Carly

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.

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.

Saba

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.

Porche

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.

Kathie

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 is currently writing a book called, "HELLO KINDERGARTEN! A Plethora of Educational Ideas and Activities Promoting Positive Self-Esteem, Intrinsic Motivation and a Love of Learning". She has taught pre-school and kindergarten and is one of our top KinderPrep tutors.

Alissa

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.

Daniel

Georgia State University, MA 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 kindergarten and early elementary level 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. Daniel is also an experienced and accomplished ISEE tutor.

Aya

University of California at Los Angeles, BS

Aya has taught and worked with students grades K-6 for the past 4 years. She has worked in one-on-one instruction as well as leading classrooms and developing curriculum for college level coursework. She tailors her curriculum to student’s individual needs and welcomes feedback. Aya co-taught music and robotics to magnet school students as well as conducted her own private lessons in strings, programming and Japanese language. At Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes she trained and gained experience working in literacy with students with special needs. She has conducted research in the field of developmental neuroscience and focuses on education and learning.