High School Tutors

 

For high schoolers, sometimes “that one class” can color their entire experience of school, one challenging subject or frustrating teacher threating to take the whole train off the rails. Since grades count toward college application starting in the 9th grade, it’s important to stay on top of that GPA. Our high school Subject Tutoring program is your teen’s motivating boost and safety net, giving them the subject matter support and wise mentoring needed to get them through tough patches—and to champion them in their victories. Whether just starting a course or carrying multiple AP classes, we’re here to help!

 

Meet Our Staff

Puja

University of California at Los Angeles, MFA
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 test prep with Academic Achievers for seven years and consistently receives excellent reviews. She has recently returned from a writing fellowship in India.

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. He was awarded a Math for America Teaching Fellowship and taught high school in Los Angeles for 5 year. 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. He has also helped students of all ages improve their executive functioning skills, including organization, planning, time management, as well as how to maintain attention and focus.

Ilya

University of California at Los Angeles, BS

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, SAT & ACT test prep tutor. Ilya has 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.

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.

Stephanie

Hunter College, MA Ed
Emory University, BA

Stephanie grew up in Los Angeles and attended Brentwood School until her family moved to London. After college, Stephanie taught 9th grade at a charter school in New York City as a Teach for America Corps Member. She is now teaching Middle and High School-level Mathematics at the Mirman School in Los Angeles. Stephanie specializes in all levels of math up to and including Calc/bc. She is passionate about individualizing instruction so that learning is accessible to all students. Stephanie additionally works on study skills, organization, and discussion throughout her sessions.

Gabe

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.

Julia

University of California at Los Angeles, current
University of Pennsylvania, post baccalaureate
Drexel University, BA

A native Russian speaker from the Ukraine, Julia has studied at Drexel and UPenn, and is currently continuing her medical research studies at UCLA. She has tutored students from kindergarten and up in reading comprehension, math and writing. Julia has also studied at the Universidad de Latina and Clinica Biblica and is fluent in Spanish. She tutors algebra 1 and 2 as well as geometry, physics, chemistry and biology. Julia also prepares students for the ISEE.

Jonathan

University of Southern California, PhD (in progress)
University of California Riverside, BS, neuroscience

Jonathan has been tutoring and teaching math, science, and test prep for almost eight years. He has instructed courses in Biology, Calculus, Chemistry and Physics. Jonathan has worked with elementary as well as high school students creating novel problem solving techniques and systems for efficient time management skills for all his students. He has tutored students in all levels of the ISEE as well as SAT and ACT math. Jonathan works with his students to create personalized study/lesson plans to ensure their academic success.

Jessica

California State University, BS

Jessica's degree is in biochemistry with a biophysics option. She currently tutors groups as well as individuals for Cal State LA in chemistry, physics, math (algebra to calculus) and statistics. Jessica has worked with students preparing for the math section of the GRE and CBEST. She also presents workshops on time management, note-taking, and test-taking skills.

Melissa S.

Nova Southeastern University, M.Ed.
University of Florida, BS
Gifted Certification

Melissa is certified in integrated curriculum for grades 5-9. She has taught middle school literacy for 8 years in Florida. She has also worked as a youth advisor implementing social, religious, cultural and educational programming for kids and teens preK-12. In addition to teaching language arts, Melissa has created engaging curriculum for Spanish 1 and 2 and was a 2nd and 3rd grade science coach.

Carrie

University of California, Los Angeles, PhD
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, and writing.