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


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 elementary or high school subject. 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 nine years and consistently receives excellent reviews.


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.


University of Texas, PhD (in progress)
Texas A&M, BS

Tracy has been a professional homeschool teacher since 2009. She has also been an academic manager for students in some of the most competitive schools in LA. Tracy can adapt any curriculum to suit the student's needs whether enrichment or remediation and incorporates executive functioning, time management, and study skills into all of her sessions. Tracy works with students in 2nd through 12th grade and in all subjects. Her ability to create project-based learning and her knowledge of the California curriculum has led to rave reviews from all her students. Tracy has been working with Academic Achievers for over 7 years.


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.


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.


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.


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 tutors algebra 1 and 2, geometry, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as English. She is also a top test prep tutor and prepares students for the ISEE, SAT, and ACT.


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.


University of California at Santa Barbara, BS

Katherine has a degree in biology and is currently applying to dental school for fall 2021. While in college, Katherine participated in multiple youth outreach programs tutoring middle school students. By assisting students in math, science and reading Katherine learned how to recognize communication barriers and adjust her approach accordingly to effectively educate all age groups. More recently, Katherine has been a private tutor for multiple students on all subjects. Her efforts have helped her students improve in all subjects, often by a full letter grade.