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

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.

Kaylyn

Michigan State University, BA Elementary Education
K-5 Teaching Certification

Kaylyn has taught Kindergarten in Chicago Public Schools for the last three years. She has worked with large and small groups of students and has differentiated and tailored instruction to meet the needs of each student. Kaylyn believes in educating the whole student by creating academic, social/emotional, and age-appropriate developmental goals for each child. She creates lessons that not only are effective in teaching basic skills but are engaging and hands-on. Kaylyn brings a positive attitude to her teaching and believes that a positive attitude is important in creating a safe and happy learning environment in which all children feel comfortable and respected.

Lynne

Pacific Oaks College, MA
Antioch University, BA
Teaching Director Credential

Lynne is a master teacher who has worked in early education for 20 years. She has taught pre-school and been the lead kindergarten and 2nd-grade teacher for schools such as Pacific Oaks Children's School, Temple Beth Hillel Day School, Valley Beth Shalom Early Childhood Center, Sunnyside PreSchool and Stephen S. Wise Elementary School. Lynne has worked with children with special needs and autism at a therapeutic resource center. She has also been the director of several children's education programs and served as a mentor to teachers creating strategies to support diverse learners.

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.

Kathie

California Polytechnic State University, BS
Elementary Teaching Credential

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 the author of "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, kindergarten, 3rd and 5th grade.

Isabel

California State University, BA, Magna Cum Laude
Elementary Teaching Credential

Isabel is a Bay Area native and graduate of Cal State, Long Beach’s Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP). She has worked with small groups and one-on-one with second, fourth, and fifth grades and classroom Kindergarten teacher. Isabel has experience working with students in general education, mild to moderate learning differences, and gifted. Spring semester she transitioned her Kindergartners to distance learning by creating fun lessons that allowed students to continue the exploration and collaboration that made in-person learning engaging. Isabel’s goal is to keep effective learning exciting for her students and to teach students the tools to take ownership of their learning.

Sofia

University of St. Louis, MA (in process)
University of Arkansas, BA Ed.

Sofia began her teaching career with Teach for America and AmeriCorps. She has taught for Kipp Endeavor Academy, kindergarten through 3rd grade, in both Kansas City and Los Angeles using Eureka Math, Wheatley Reading, and Leveled Literacy Intervention curriculum. Sofia has worked for the Ozark Literacy Council and the Fayateville, Arkansas Montessouri Pre-School. She creates personalized plans with the families of students for targeted instruction and also prepares early learners for kindergarten entrance exams.

Abby

Southeast Missouri State University, MA
Hannibal LaGrange University, BA Ed.

Abby recently married and moved to Los Angeles from Missouri where she was an early childhood teacher for the last 4 years. She has worked with special needs infants as well as typical learners and her Master's degree is in Behavior Analysis. Abby is excited and enthusiastic about teaching children of all ages, but she most enjoys teaching preschool. She often uses Project Construct, a play-based learning model based on the belief that learners construct knowledge through interactions with their physical and social environments. Abby believes we are life-long learners and wants her students to love to learn.