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Marybeth, Educational Therapist

University of Pittsburgh, M.Ed.
University of Pittsburgh, B.S.
University of Calif., Ed Therapy
Wilson Reading Program
Lindamood-Bell Certified

Marybeth is certified in Early Childhood Instruction (K-3) and has a degree in Applied Developmental Psychology as well as a Masters in Special Education. Marybeth has been working as an Educational Therapist for 7 years providing children 1:1 intervention and guidance. She works work with children with learning differences: cognitive, behavior, physical, and health. She collaborates with Allied Professionals to create academic plans that best fit her students' needs. Marybeth is a reading specialist and works with children with mild-moderate learning differences.

Bibi, Educational Therapist

Loyola Marymount University, PhD Ed (in progress)
Columbia University, MA, Psych.
University of Pittsburgh, BA, Neuroscience

Bibi is an Educational Therapist and Learning Specialist with over 10 years of professional experience. She provides one-on-one services for students with a wide range of learning disabilities and differences including dyslexia, ADHD, Pervasive Development Disorders including development of individualized educational and treatment plans. Dr. Pirayesh will facilitate a 6 week Summer Cognitive Brain Training Program at Academic Achievers which addresses Attention, Memory, Logic/Reasoning, and Processing to ensure students are working at the top of their abilities.

Mariam, Educational Therapist

Antioch College, BA, M Ed
California Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
California Educational Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential
Educational Therapist Credential
Lindamood-Bell Certified

Mariam is now entering her 8th year as an educator, tutor, mentor, and curriculum specialist. We all learn differently, and Mariam is passionate in her commitment to authentically inspire students to enjoy learning, regardless of their past experiences. Mariam works with students to improve the development of literacy, attention, sensory/perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, memory, and executive functioning. She specializes in working with both gifted students and students with learning needs, and incorporates mindfulness into her sessions to promote meta-cognition and stress-reduction.

Jenny, Educational Therapist

Columbia University, MA Ed
California State Northridge
Educational Therapist

Jenny designed Academic Achievers' KinderPrep program in 2010 as a play-based, academically oriented, preparatory program for the preschooler entering kindergarten. She's a fun, popular educational therapist who specializes in literacy, basic academic skills, and early testing for pre-k through 8th grade. Her expertise in working with such a wide age range of neurotypical and neurodiverse learners, as well as her keen abilities in assessment, observation, communication, and clinical skills sets her apart.  Jenny's practice spans LA, South Bay, and NYC.

Rob, Academic Coach

Harvard University, MA
Colorado College, BA

Rob has been working as a teacher/advisor for over 20 years. He has trained teachers, published articles in education journals, presented at educational conferences and lectured at graduate schools of education.  His primary focus has been middle school students, especially in developing skills and building work habits to prepare them for high school. Rob works with students on meta-cognition and understanding their own learning, building effective study habits, time management and organization skills and executive functioning issues.  He helps to empower students in a direct, but compassionate way, and serves as a sounding board and advisor to help parents understand their child’s learning, strengths and shortcomings, and school experience through an academic and social-emotional lens.

Dr. Maryna, Neurofeedback

Odessa Medical University, Ukraine, M.D.
New York Nursing Program, R.N., B.S.N.
EEG Institute, CA, Neurofeedback Practitioner

Maryna has been working in neurofeedback and health care for over 15 years.  She specializes in working with students to overcome test-anxiety and has helped countless students control ADHD impulses and improve concentration and learning differences. She uses Cygnet Infra Low Technology both for Awake State Training and Alpha-Theta Protocol which uses the body's own natural signals to cue its behavior and encourage self-regulation.  Maryna is also an experienced Russian tutor for children 3 and above.

Casey, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Consultant

University of North Florida, M Ed, Deaf Education
University of North Florida, BA, Special Education, cum laude

Casey Vinke is a Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing and has been working with Hearing Impaired students for 13 years. She has worked in the classroom with oral Deaf/Hard of Hearing students ranging from ages 3-22 years old. Casey has worked with children with multiple disabilities including learning disabilities, deaf/blind and children on the autism spectrum. She believes in teaching students according to their personal learning modalities; as well as capturing their interest with hands-on activities and manipulatives.

Elizabeth, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Dietetics Association, RDN, MNT
American College of Sports Medicine, CHFS
California State University, Los Angeles, BS Food, Nutrition and Dietetics

Elizabeth is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Medical Nutrition Therapist and Certified Health and Fitness Specialist. For decades, she has worked with children, adolescents and families focusing on their nutrition, exercise, lifestyle and behavior to create better physical and mental fitness, mood regulation and self-esteem.  Her integrative style focuses on the biological, physiological, emotional and psychological elements that influence outcomes. In a personal, caring fashion she provides assessments, education, and counseling.  She has created curriculum for K-12 private schools and works individually with students helping them reach their greatest intellectual, physical and personal potentials through self-care.

 

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