High School Tutors

 

For high school students, sometimes “that one class” or tutoring sessions can color their entire experience of school, one challenging subject, or frustrating teacher threatening 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. The Academic Achievers and our Homeschool Tutors in Santa Monica is a champion learning center together with our high school subject tutoring program with the help of our science tutors in Los Angeles CA, it will be your teen’s motivating boost and safety net, giving them the subject matter support of tutoring services and wise mentoring needed to get them through tough patches—and to champion them in their victories in all subject areas. Our Math Tutors in Santa Monica will also guide your child in every step. Whether just starting a course of bachelor's degree or carrying multiple AP classes, we’re here to help!

 

Meet Our Staff

Julia

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

Julia has studied at Drexel University and UPenn, and is currently continuing her medical research studies at UCLA. She has tutored students from elementary school through high school in reading comprehension, math, and writing. A native Russian speaker from Ukraine, she is also fluent in Spanish and has studied at the Universidad de Latina and Clinica Biblica. Julia is also a computer programmer. She tutors algebra 1 and 2, geometry, physics, chemistry, and biology, and English. Julia is also one of our top test prep tutors and prepares students for the ISEE, SAT, and ACT.

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 he returned to school to receive a Masters in Mathematics Education. He was awarded a Math for America Teaching Fellowship and taught high school and middle school mathematics in Los Angeles. Matt's patience, compassion, and ability to make complex subjects understandable makes him a popular tutor for math subjects, as well as for chemistry, physics, computer science, and writing. Additionally, Matt has many years of experience as a test preparation tutor and has helped students maximize their scores on tests such as the SAT, ACT, ISEE, HSPT, GRE, and the GMAT.

Jessica

University of Southern California, MA Ed.
University of California at Los Angeles, BA

Jessica is a dedicated and socially-conscience teacher who has a life-long interest in helping students of all demographics. She teaches Spanish to all levels and has taught English literature in high school and middle school. Jessica has taught religion to young children and was a creative writing teacher at both Marquez and Palisades Elementary Schools. Jessica has worked with special needs students and has credentials in SPED and STEAM. She is fluent in English and Spanish and has a working knowledge of Russian, Mandarin, and French.

Zachary

North Dakota State University, B.S.

Zachary has spent more than 5 years helping students reach their academic and college admissions exam goals. He has individually tutored hundreds of students and has also led numerous exam prep classroom courses from the ISEE, HSPT, ACT, or SAT. Pairing a wealth of tutoring experience with a passion for teaching and test prep, his goal during each lesson is for your student to feel both challenged and supported. Employing anecdotes, analogies, and alliterations, he focuses on building up fundamental skills while also getting students to speak the language of the test. Zachary has had students net a perfect score in every section of the ACT and SAT, has helped students raise their letter grades multiple grade values, and helped students gain acceptance to some of the world’s most selective universities.

Sarah

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, BA

Sarah has been tutoring students in math and science since 2015. She holds degrees in Statistics and Math from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where she also worked as the teaching assistant for the Introductory Math course. Sarah is fun, personable and knowledgeable and she differentiates her teaching to suit each student’s individual needs. She has worked with gifted students as well as students with ADHD, dyslexia, dyscalculia, mild autism, and dysgraphia. Sarahalso addresses students’ study habits and performance anxiety, supports her students with positive reinforcement and strengthens their foundational skills. Sarah tutors for ACT and SAT as well as AP Math and Statistics.

Maggi

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

For 15+ years, Maggi has tutored children, teens, and young adults. Her passion is discovering each child’s individual learning skills profile and teaching to their strengths. At UCLA, she taught English and Anthropology as a PhD grad student. She founded and edited a research journal and three creative writing journals and won multiple writing awards while earning three degrees at UCLA with highest honors. The hands-on fieldwork she did infuses her teaching style, fostering interest and ownership in student investigative learning.

Amanda

California State University, MA
Rutgers University, BA

Amanda teaches ESL and prepares students for the TOEFL exam. She is proficient in Spanish and French with a working knowledge of Japanese, Portuguese, Arabic, and Italian. Amanda has been a writing coach and tutor for students in high school as well as El Camino College and UCLA Extension. Amanda has taught ESL at Salisbury University and Harford Community College. She has worked with middle school and high school students one-on-one for a variety of liberal arts subjects. Her conscientiousness and attention to detail have made her an excellent tutor for many subjects including writing, English, and Spanish.

Jason

University of California a Los Angeles, MA (in process)
University of California at Los Angeles, BS

Jason is a UCLA Graduate in Neuroscience, with over 15 years of experience as a tutor. He has taught high school and college level mathematics, as well as chemistry, physics, biology, and physiology. Jason has extensive experience with students of all types, including both children and adults on the spectrum, with ADHD, or with other specific needs. He is able to curate a very specific curriculum, designed to engage and challenge each student at their own level, that allows them to maximize focus and productivity in a sustainable way. He helps build student-specific study and test-prep strategies for each of his students, that help both inside the classroom and out. Jason has also prepared students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, CHSPE, and other standardized exams and his track record of student success is excellent.

Christina

Columbia University, BA
Harvard University, Teaching Credential

Christina was born and raised in New York City, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Columbia University. She holds a Higher Education Teaching Certificate from The Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University. She has served as a U.S. Ambassador to Education Abroad while studying in Paris. An educator for over 10 years, Christina is passionate about helping students excel academically and personally. She believes interdisciplinary development is essential to maximizing creative thinking, reading, and writing skills allowing students to feel accomplished. She believes the most effective learning strategies are those that are both challenging and fun.

Zoe B.

Wesleyan University, BA

Zoe attended college at Wesleyan University, where she studied writing with a focus on teaching writing to students of all ages and educational backgrounds. Since moving to Los Angeles, Zoe has worked as a professional screenwriter as well as a high-level writing and test prep tutor, in addition to writing tests and creating educational content for students. Zoe has also trained extensively with top-level behaviorists to help students with learning differences, from learning disabilities such as dyslexia to behavioral disabilities such as autism. Energetic, bubbly, and upbeat, Zoe believes that developing writing skills should be fun, and her students always enjoy themselves throughout their educational journeys!

Bari

Johns Hopkins University, MS Ed.
University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA
Loyola University, Teaching Credential

Bari has undergraduate degrees in psychology and environmental studies as well as completed her prerequisites for pre-med. She entered teaching through the prestigious Teach for America program and has taught chemistry for the last 4 years in Los Angeles. Bari has also studied advanced Spanish at Universidad de San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador. She facilitates 1st-grade reading groups and has tutored elementary math in Spanish. Bari's passion is creating garden and food awareness programs for underprivileged communities. She has twice received the LAUSD Teacher Recognition Award for Excellence.