Test Prep Tutors


Standardized tests like the ACT, SAT, and the ISEE test can present a major obstacle—or a major opportunity—on your child’s academic journey. To begin our test prep program, Academic Achievers will administer a diagnostic assessment to identify areas of proficiency and areas in need of improvement. We create a customized prep curriculum and pair your student with a one-on-one master tutor. Students may choose to be tutored at home or on-line. Our tutors demystify the tests, transforming them from impending disasters to surmountable tasks. One-on-one, our tutors will help your student bring their best self to the test.

We provide professional, expert tutors for the ISEE Middle Level Santa Monica, ISEE Upper Level Santa Monica, ISEE Test Prep Brentwood, ISEE Test Prep Los Angeles, ISEE Pacific Palisades, ISEE Beverly Hills, and everywhere in the Los Angeles area our ISEE Tutors will help prepare for your student's test date. Our tutors will keep your student on track with diagnostic assessments, weekly private tutoring sessions, and ISEE practice tests.

And receive their very best scores.


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.


Queens College, MA
SUNY Oneonta, BS

Michelle is a talented test prep professional who has helped students excel in New York, San Diego and Los Angeles. She has also been an Adjunct Professor at Queens College. Michelle has helped students gain confidence in themselves and raise their test scores. She has worked as an academic tutor, educational therapist, and learning specialist. As well as SAT, ACT, and ISEE, Michelle also tutors English, Analytical Essay Writing, and Psychology. She has taught college math and advanced statistics. Michelle is currently applying to PhD programs in Clinical Psychology.


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.


Emory University, BS

Nalini has tutored high school students for over 9 years. Her areas of expertise and passion are ISEE, HSPT, ACT, SAT, Biology, and Literature. Her teaching career began as a Teaching Assistant in Advanced Biology courses at Emory University. Nalini has worked with students of all ages K-12 and at various levels of the learning curve. From learning challenged to highly competitive and gifted students, Nalini is excellent at zoning in on the specific learning process of her student, developing their weaknesses and strengths, achieving goals, and creating passion and confidence along the way.


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

Tracy has been a professional tutor for 15 years. She has also been an academic manager for students in some of the most competitive schools in LA. Tracy has prepared students for the important entrance exams the SAT, ACT, ISEE and the SSAT and her track record of student success is excellent. She is aware of the stress these exams cause some students and works to create a comforting and inspiring atmosphere where students can excel and enter the into the testing process feeling confident, prepared and ready to succeed. Tracy has been a member of the Academic Achievers tutoring team for 7 years.


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.


Antioch University, MS
Salisbury University, BA, summa cum laude

Before joining the Academic Achievers team, Rachel was the manager and academic coach for a South Bay tutoring company for 5 years. She supervised and trained staff and specialized in all ISEE levels and all areas: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, reading comprehension and math achievement. Rachel is equally adept at tutoring subjects in math and science as well as verbal and writing. Rachel has been with Academic Achievers for 3 years and has an excellent track record of student improvement.