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.

Samantha

University of Southern California, M Ed
Saint Joseph's University, BS

Samantha is a National Board Certified Teacher with 7 years of classroom teaching experience. She has taught and tutored the following subjects: Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus, AP Calculus AB, Statistics, AP Statistics, SAT and GRE. She has strong content knowledge in both mathematics and how students learn. In addition to tutoring math, Samantha is qualified to teach verbal reasoning as well. She has worked with students of all abilities and truly enjoys engaging a student through a learning experience. Students have described Samantha as patient, understanding, and fun.

Rebecca

University of Southern California, PhD
University of New Hampshire, BS, summa cum laude

Rebecca completed her PhD in Chemical Engineering and is particularly interested in environmental sustainability. She has tutored high school students through Americorps and college students as a TA. Rebecca's bright and light attitude makes any subject accessible. Rebecca tutors all math, including algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus a/b and b/c. She is also one of our top AP chemistry and AP physics tutors.

Alexander

USC Keck School of Medicine, MD (in progress)
Georgetown University, MS
University of Virginia, BA

Nathan has an extraordinary list of accomplishments including, publications, presentations and research. He is currently a medical student specializing in Orthopaedics and working at Children's Hospital. Nathan enjoys tutoring high school and college students in AP chemistry, AP biology, AP stats and AP economics. He also tutors algebra and geometry but particularly enjoys tutoring for the MCATS.

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 and time management, and maintaining attention and focus.

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.

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.

Lindsay

University of London, King's College, MA
Occidental College, BA

Lindsay has a both a Bachelors and a Masters in Comparative English Literature. She had worked in scripting, editing, and broadcasting content before deciding to return to her first love, English education. Lindsay has lead classes as well as taught privately for reading, writing, AP Lit and Language, and SAT and ACT verbal test prep. She also tutors AP psychology and statistics.

Jesus

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

Dr. Galleres has taught AP Spanish for Academic Achievers for 8 years. A premier Spanish teacher, Jesus has taught at New West Charter Middle School, Santa Monica College and UCLA. His patience, professionalism, and easy-going demeanor has made him a highly regarded private Spanish instructor for over fifteen years. Jesus tutors students from elementary to college level to become proficient in the Spanish language. Jesus also speaks fluent French and Italian.

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.

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.

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 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.