KinderPrep® Teachers

 

Motivate and keep your child "learning to love learning" by adding weekly sessions with Academic Achievers' highly skilled Master's level tutors. 

Studies have shown that the absolute best education is one-on-one tutelage. Customized reinforcement and enrichment will keep your child from getting bored or falling behind.  

Because elementary school now moves at a faster pace, our teachers will meet with your child to review and enrich what they have learned, clarify any questions, help them prepare their schoolwork for the coming week, and tutor ahead to preview what is coming up.

Your child will learn excellent study and organizational skills right from the start.

Whether we come to your home and learn with our Homeschool Tutors in Santa Monica or you chose to come to our Santa Monica facility, your child's academics will be enhanced. It is an investment that will pay dividends their whole life.

Meet Our Staff

Saba

University of California, Los Angeles, BA
Hebrew Union College, Teaching Certification
California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Saba has taught kindergarten and first grade in a number of Los Angeles schools, both public and private. She is passionate about teaching and uses developmentally appropriate practices to help her students succeed academically. Saba has a degree in psychology and is well trained in effectively supporting emotional development in the child. She differentiates her instruction to accommodate each child's unique abilities and has worked with a diverse population of students including children with special needs and children who are highly gifted. Saba is also a social skills facilitator at a therapeutic learning center.

Kendall

Dallas Baptist University, BS
Texas Reading Certification
Teaching Credential

Kendall has taught first grade for 3 years in the Keller Independent School District located in Texas. Before being a full-time teacher in the classroom, Kendall was a teacher and curriculum creator for Stretch-N-Grow, a company that serves students in a variety of pre-schools and after-school programs. She is passionate about teaching and adapting to the needs of students on an individual level. Kendall enjoys studying and implementing best practices of both academic instruction and social-emotional learning into her teaching. She loves to help others learn in an uplifting and engaging environment that builds positive relationships

Daniel

Georgia State University, MA Ed
Central Michigan University, BS Ed

Daniel has been a teacher and tutor for over 22 years. He holds his Bachelors in Elementary Education from Central Michigan University and his Masters in Education with an emphasis in Reading, Language, and Literacy from Georgia State University. Daniel has worked extensively with students at the kindergarten and early elementary level as a lead classroom teacher and educational tutor. He has worked with students from a wide range of abilities and uses engaging and effective teaching techniques to enhance student learning. Daniel believes in lifelong learning has been successful at instilling in his students a passion and joy for learning. Daniel is also an experienced and accomplished ISEE tutor.

Judith

University of California, Los Angeles, BS

With over 18 years of tutoring and admissions counseling experience, Judith has prepared and placed over 80 students into highly prestigious private elementary schools, high schools, universities, and grad schools.
Judith specializes in preparing Pre-K and early elementary school students for private school assessments. Judith is a UCLA graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and she studied in a one year program of French, Law and Politics at L’Universite de la Sorbonne in Paris. She is fluent in French and Japanese with a working command of Spanish. Judith loves working with young students and is proud of her many kindergarten school placements.

Sydney

Case Western Reserve, BA

Sydney has been teaching preschool children for 4 years. During the pandemic, she created a developmentally appropriate pre-school pod with play-based activities based on the children's interests. Sydney has worked at two different home-based preschools where she created a stimulating environment and encouraged the children's emotional as well as intellectual development. She employs the Reggio method using materials mainly found in the natural world. Sydney can also introduce her students to ASL (American Sign Language) lessons as a means to stimulate language acquisition as well as guide fine motor skills.

Patricia

University of Costa Rica, BA
Teaching Credential
Special Needs Cert.

Patricia has been teaching for over 15 years. She has taught preschool and began her career at Bright Horizons in Santa Monica. She has also taught elementary for LAUSD, and Spanish at Wildwood School. Patricia currently teaches Spanish at Crossroads School. She encourages social interactions and fosters a creative learning environment. Patricia believes young students should have a fundamental educational foundation to prepare for a successful school year and beyond. She teaches Spanish from pre-kindergarten children to adults.

Kaylyn

Michigan State University, BA Elementary Education
K-5 Teaching Certification

Kaylyn has taught Kindergarten in Chicago Public Schools for the last three years. She has worked with large and small groups of students and has differentiated and tailored instruction to meet the needs of each student. Kaylyn believes in educating the whole student by creating academic, social/emotional, and age-appropriate developmental goals for each child. She creates lessons that not only are effective in teaching basic skills but are engaging and hands-on. Kaylyn brings a positive attitude to her teaching and believes that a positive attitude is important in creating a safe and happy learning environment in which all children feel comfortable and respected.

Sofia

University of St. Louis, MA (in process)
University of Arkansas, BA Ed.

Sofia began her teaching career with Teach for America and AmeriCorps. She has taught for Kipp Endeavor Academy, kindergarten through 3rd grade, in both Kansas City and Los Angeles using Eureka Math, Wheatley Reading, and Leveled Literacy Intervention curriculum. Sofia has worked for the Ozark Literacy Council and the Fayateville, Arkansas Montessouri Pre-School. She creates personalized plans with the families of students for targeted instruction and also prepares early learners for kindergarten entrance exams.