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.

Tracy

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Brandon

University of Southern California, MAT
University of Southern California, Gifted Ed. Certification
University of California at Santa Barbara, BA

Brandon is currently the Humanities (English, Social Sciences) Teacher at a private day school in Los Angeles. His passion for guiding students started with a political science degree and led him to a Master of Arts in Teaching specializing in Certificated Gifted Education. He has also gained invaluable practical experience teaching numerous learning settings, subjects, and grade levels as an academic manager, after-school lead tutor, or test prep coach. He also served his hometown as an elected Town Councilman, and earned a President's Volunteer Service Award for his dedication to homeless students. It is this very spirit of service, which so perfectly aligns with the missions of education and teacher care, that ultimately steers his moral compass, re-invigorating the steadfast commitment he has for his students.

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.