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Puja

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.

Michelle

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.

Jennifer

University of Southern California, BS
California Teaching Credential

Jennifer was a high school teacher who also focused on designing SAT/ACT curriculum for various schools and several top tutoring companies. She has found a passion in creating positive learning environments and mentoring students during their educational career. Jennifer also has extensive experience tutoring SAT, ACT, and ISEE, teaching students crucial content knowledge and effective test-taking strategies. She believes in individualizing teaching for each student to provide the necessary support and guidance for academic and lifelong success. Before USC, Jennifer graduated from Flintridge Prep in Pasadena. She is conversational in Mandarin and Spanish.

Matt

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.

Gabriel

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.

Katie

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.

James

Harvard University, BA, BS
Harvard Graduate School of Design

James has an extensive background in both film studies and economics. He recently taught a summer school class at Harvard in 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.

Scott

Princeton University, BA English, cum laude

Scott went to Princeton with an almost perfect SAT score and has been tutoring students to do the same ever since.  He has been working directly with students across multiple disciplines, including Korean-American high school students, for almost 10 years.  In addition to being a highly experienced and highly requested SAT and ACT test prep tutor, he can also help his students with their application essays. Scott also tutors writing composition and grammar, reading analysis, study skills, time management, and ISEE.  Scott has an excellent track record of improving student scores and his students typically place in the top schools in the country.

Daniel

USC Keck School of Medicine, MD (in progress)
Loyola Marymount, Medical Post Baccalaureate
University of Southern California, BA, Neuroscience
University of Southern California, BA, Philosophy

Daniel scored in the upper 99th percentile in the SAT as well as the MCAT and guides his students with exceptional test-taking skills. He helps students to think critically and independently. Daniel develops individual learning plans based on individual and specific needs. He has worked with high school students for writing and math and has assisted in the development of SAT course curriculum and materials. Daniel also tutors all levels of the ISEE as well as AP biology, math, chemistry and physics. Daniel is an excellent test prep coach and receives rave reviews from all his students.

Adrienne

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.

Katarina

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.

Nathan

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.

Ilya

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.

Sam

USC Marshall School of Business, MBA (in progress)
Harvard College, BA, cum laude

Sam is an SAT/ACT tutor with Academic Achievers. He graduated from Harvard College with high honors after studying economics, political science, and history. In 2013, he served as a research fellow at King's College, University of Cambridge. Sam has taught a variety of subjects, including seminars on geopolitics at Yale University's Ivy Scholars summer program for promising high schoolers. A native of Los Angeles, where he attended Harvard-Westlake School, Sam is currently in the MBA program at USC. He scored in the 99th percentile in the SAT, GRE, and GMAT, and he tutors test prep.

Camilla

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.

Rachel

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.

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