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University of California at Los Angeles, MA
Yale University, BA

Puja has over a decade of tutoring and teaching experience. She has worked with students of all ages and abilities, and has taught courses in English, Writing, Math, and Science at the university level. Not only is Puja one of the most accomplished test prep tutors, she is also an exceptional one-on-one tutor for any high school subjects. What she loves most about tutoring is seeing students become more self-reliant, confident, and excited about learning.  Puja has tutored with Academic Achievers for seven years and consistently receives excellent reviews. She has recently returned from a writing fellowship in India.

Rachel L.

Antioch University, MS
Salisbury University, BA, summa cum laude

Rachel was a manager and academic coach for a South Bay tutoring company for over 4 years. She supervised and trained staff and specialized in all ISEE levels and all areas: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension and math achievement. Rachel is equally adept at tutoring subjects in math and science as well as verbal and writing.  She also tutors algebra I and II, biology, chemistry, English, French, Spanish, SAT and ACT. Rachel is also one of Academic Achievers Academy's top homeschool teachers and creates customized science curriculum for students in grades 1-6.


University of Southern California, M Ed.
Rutgers University School of Law, JD
Rutgers College, BA

After completing his JD, Matt realized his passion was not in the law but in education and returned to school to receive a Masters in Mathematics Education.  Matt was awarded a Math for America Teaching Fellowship and taught high school in Los Angeles for 5 years. He shares his enthusiasm for teaching with his students with creativity and humor. Matt's patience, compassion, and ability to make complex subjects understandable makes him a popular tutor for all math subjects as well as ISEE, SAT, ACT, writing, chemistry, and AP physics.


University of Southern California, PhD, Engineering (in progress)
University of New Hampshire, BS, summa cum laude

Rebecca is currently working on her PhD in Chemical Engineering at USC.  She is particularly interested in environmental sustainability. Rebecca has worked with students through Americorps and her bright and light attitude makes any subject accessible. Rebecca tutors all math, including calculus b/c , AP chemistry and AP physics. She is also a warm and patient ISEE, HSPT, and SSAT tutor.


Harvard University, BA

Immediately after graduating from Harvard, Adrienne went to teach for an elite private program in Seoul, South Korea, preparing students for admission into top English speaking boarding schools and universities. After traveling the world, Adrienne returned to the US and to work with students preparing for the ISEE and SSAT.  Warm, enthusiastic, and playful, she loves to make test prep fun for her students based on their unique needs and learning styles. Adrienne has been tutoring ISEE test prep for 7 years.


New York University, BFA

Katarina specializes in tutoring all levels of the ISEE as well as the SSAT and HSPT. She has been helping students succeed for almost 7 years in Los Angeles, New York, and Ecuador. Katarina's other areas of expertise are the SAT, math, and essay writing. She enjoys adapting to each student's learning style in order to make the test more accessable to them.  Katarina also teaches a class at Central City Value High School. She is a volunteer tutor and works with homeless youth for a great organization called School on Wheels.


Harvard University, BA, BS
Harvard Graduate School of Design

James has an extensive background in test prep as well as degrees in both film studies and economics. He recently taught a summer school class at Harvard in Mathematical Game Theory and Strategic Decisions. James tutors all math up to and including Calc BC, as well as all science classes. He particularly enjoys tutoring economics, statistics, and physics. James is also an excellent test prep tutor for SAT, ACT, and all levels of the ISEE. He holds dual citizenship US/UK.


Boston College, BA, magna cum laude

Katie comes to us with a great deal of experience in test prep from some of the most prestigious tutoring agencies in New York.  She has tutored for ten years for the GRE, Advanced Placement, SAT, PSAT, ACT, and all levels of the ISEE.  Katie is also an accomplished subject tutor in math, as well as writing and reading analysis.  She has also taught for the Fordham Preparatory School in New York.


Harvard College, BA

For the past three years, Nathan has helped dozens of student's achieve their goals, from boosted grades to acceptance at a dream school.  His unique approach to test prep--as a structured game with rules anyone can learn--earned him a near perfect score on the SAT, and has helped his students gain admission to top universities around the country.  In addition to test prep, in-depth one-on-one application counseling and strategy, Nathan also teaches various high school subjects.  He particularly enjoys working with students in his passionate areas of writing, history, languages and the performing arts.


Queens College, MA, Statistics
SUNY Oneonta, BS, Anthropology

Michelle is a talented test prep professional who has helped students excel in New York, San Diego and Los Angeles.  She has also been an an Adjunct Professor at Queens College. Michelle has helped students gain confidence in themselves and raise their test scores. She has worked as an academic tutor, educational therapist, and learning specialist. As well as SAT, ACT, and ISEE, Michelle also tutors English, Analytical Essay Writing, and Psychology. She has taught college math and advanced statistics. Michelle is currently applying to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology.


UCLA, BA, pre-med/pre-dentistry

Ilya is a medical school applicant who has been tutoring grade level to college level for over 5 years. He specializes in teaching biology, chemistry, mathematics and English. He is also an experienced and skilled ISEE & HSPT test prep tutor. Ilya has a a calm demeanor as he focuses on the student's areas in need of improvement and helps build confidence in the young test taker. Ilya also helps the student build fundamental groundings around proper study habits that work to increase understanding and subject confidence. Ilya is an Academic Achievers Academy teacher.


University of California, Los Angeles, PhD (in progress)
University of California, Los Angeles, MA
University of California, Los Angeles, BA

Carrie is a PhD Candidate at UCLA with over eight years of teaching and tutoring experience in history, writing, and Spanish. She has taught students ranging from pre-K to college, and loves to build individualized lesson plans that focus on the students needs and interests. Carrie enjoys tutoring because she believes that small interventions can have a big impact on a student's learning goals. Carrie teaches AP Euro, AP World, AP US History, Spanish 1 & 2, writing as well as SAT, ACT, ISEE verbal.


Harvard College, BA

Camilla graduated from Harvard with an honors degree in English.  She has been tutoring the SAT and ACT as well as high school subjects (with a specialty in math and essay-writing) for over five years. Camilla received an almost perfect SAT score and a perfect ACT score and has been coaching her students using the same techniques. Camilla also took over 13 AP tests and received scores of 4 or 5 on all of them. She loves sharing her enthusiasm for learning with her students and seeing them improve. When Carmilla isn't teaching, she is making documentaries or doing photography.


Loyola Marymount, M Ed
Northwestern University, BA

Gabe has been teaching English and test prep in private schools for over 10 years. He has developed SAT and ACT curriculum for the Chadwick School in Pasadena focusing on language arts and the essay portions of the exam. Gabe has published and presented at several educational institutions and conferences. He received the Neda Loop Award at Loyola Marymount for outstanding analytical thesis. Besides his extensive work with ACT, SAT and ISEE prep, Gabe tutors AP Literature and Language.


University of Miami, BS, Psychology, magna cum laude
University of Miami, BA, Computer Science, magna cum laude

Rachel has been tutoring the SAT, ACT, ISEE and practically all levels of math since early 2009. She prides herself on tailoring her approach and curriculum to a student's temperament, learning style, and individual needs. She guides students through not only content but also test-taking strategies, bringing to the job a unique energy and patience that makes even the most reluctant students enthusiastic about their test prep.


Harvard College, BA, English

Gabriel is an exceptional SAT, ACT and ISEE tutor who takes great pride in guiding his students to understanding both the content and the strategies.  He particularly empathizes with students who struggle with test anxiety and he enjoys helping them develop strategies to overcome it.   Gabriel's test prep students have placed in the top schools in LA and the country. He is a senior tutor and has received the highest recommendations from our parents and students. Gabe is a published playwright and his plays are performed in small theaters all over the country.

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