MLC Educators

Our tutors are outstanding educators in their fields, all of whom possess college degrees, and many with Masters degrees, PhDs, and teaching credentials.  MLC tutors bring experience from classroom settings, small group instruction and one-on-one contexts to teach academic content and Executive Functioning skills in multiple ways.  We're proud of our staff, who are also mentors, cheerleaders, and creative, collaborative guides to students on their unique learning paths. 

Dania A.

Dania earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from San Jose State University and will complete her Master of Science in Biology with a concentration in Physiology from San Jose State University in 2019.  She has over six years of tutoring experience with students from elementary school to college.  Dania’s subject expertise includes math, science, and English instruction from elementary to high school levels, as well as college-level Chemistry, Biology, Physiology, Writing, Statistics, and Humanities.  She is also a teaching associate at San Jose State University where she presents lectures, grades assignments, provides one-on-one assistance, and holds student review sessions for exams.  Dania has worked with students diagnosed with emotional challenges, such as PTSD and anxiety as well as those with learning differences such as AD/HD and dyslexia.  She supports her students by providing useful time management resources, organization and study strategies along with content review to provide an effective yet adaptable routine.  Dania is a creative, approachable tutor who enjoys getting to know each one of her students.  Her long-term goal is to become an emergency medicine physician and provide medical care for under-served communities.

Ahmed A.

Ahmed holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He has over 7 years of tutoring experience in math and science, supporting a variety of students from elementary school to college levels, including those with identified learning differences and those without.  Ahmed tailors his instruction to guide students toward mastery of academic subjects and provides the tools to build success, including time management, study, and organization skills.  He strives to provide just enough guidance to help his students, while enabling them to discover the solutions to problems on their own; he believes the best solutions are the ones we find ourselves.  Ahmed is a seasoned tutor who is patient, personable, and genuinely cares about his students’ success.  In his free time, he enjoys robotics, cycling, hiking, and exploring new places.

Azita A.

Azita holds a Masters of Arts in foreign languages from Shahid Beheshti University and a Bachelor of Arts in French literature and linguistics, also from Shahid Beheshti University.  She brings more than 10 years of teaching and tutoring experience serving students at all levels (from elementary to college), including those with learning differences in math, Language Arts, history, and French.  Azita coaches students in Executive Functioning and has taught classes and workshops for middle and high school students in these foundational skills.  She believes that integrating time management, organizational, and study skills into her teaching equips students with efficient tools to advance their learning.  As a proponent of the Growth Mindset, she supports her students from a deep faith in their innate ability to learn and to excel.  She is resourceful and patient.  In addition, Azita also has training in the use of Emotional Intelligence in leadership and teaching and manages a website where she writes on a variety of developmental topics.  Outside of tutoring, she enjoys reading, practicing yoga, spending time in nature and taking a variety of courses online.

Leah B.

Leah holds a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish literature with a minor in French literature from Santa Clara University.  She has nine years of experience teaching in a variety of subjects, including critical reading and writing, pronunciation, grammar, Spanish, and presentation skills to students of all ages.  She has worked with students who have learning differences and uses a wide variety of techniques that address different learning modalities.  Leah has had the opportunity to support students in time management, organization and learning skills throughout her years as an educator.  She received an educator award at Foothill College, and her teaching was also featured in an article in the San Jose Mercury News.  Leah has been published in Spanish and English and has won writing awards in English and French.  In her spare time, Leah reads British history and knits her own clothes.

Alexandria B.

Ally holds a Master of Education in Mild-to-Moderate Special Education from Baldwin Wallace University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Social Studies Education from Kent State University.  She also holds two California teaching credentials, in mild-to-moderate special education and social sciences.  Ally has more than ten years of experience working with children of all ages, from tutoring to full-time teaching.  She has taught students from diverse backgrounds and learning profiles, including English Language Learners and students with ADHD, mild autism, emotional challenges, behavioral issues, and other learning differences.  Throughout her career, she has learned the importance of teaching Executive Functioning and study skills, and she enjoys integrating these lessons into her tutoring.  She also places a high value on building and encouraging students' self-confidence, so that they can be successful in academics and life.  In addition, Ally believes in teaching students about the Growth Mindset and finding creative ways to achieve their goals.  In her free time, she enjoys working out, hiking, traveling, being with animals, trying new foods and spending time with family and friends. 

Chris B.

Chris holds a California Teaching Credential (Elementary for Life) and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  She brings a passion for teaching and helping students find a way to unlock their potential.  Chris spent 10 years as a classroom teacher and worked for three years as an education director for a Bay Area learning center before coming to Meyers Learning Center.  There, she actively managed student educational programs and consulted with parents on a regular basis.  In addition, she incorporated Time Management, Organization, and Study skills into her teaching in both classroom and individual settings.  She has worked with a diversity of students, including those with dyslexia, AD/HD, and Asperger’s syndrome.  Chris finds ways to maximize each student’s strengths by modifying instructional methods to suit their individual needs.  Building confidence is essential in learning any new skill, and Chris has the ability to do this with sincerity and warmth.  She believes in every student’s capacity to learn and grow.  

Sarah C.

Sarah holds a Master of Education in Educational Technology and a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in English from George Washington University.  She has enjoyed working as an educator for over 30 years.  Sarah's priorities include fostering enthusiasm for learning, treating students with respect, and watching their growth in self-esteem as they master relevant skills.  Her experience includes private and public classroom teaching and tutoring in elementary through high school, covering a variety of subjects and skills, including Time Management, Organization, and Study skills.  Teaching in these venues has given Sarah the opportunity to work with students of varied learning styles, strengths, and challenges.  Sarah has undergone specialized training for and has experience teaching students with ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, emotional difficulties, and other learning differences.   She also brings experience in preparing students for the verbal and essay portions of the SAT.  Sarah recently moved to California where she loves spending time with her daughters and their families, as well as exploring the wonders of the west coast.

Jenn C.

Jenn holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Multiple Subject Teaching CLAD credential.  With more than eighteen years of teaching experience, she is passionate about education.  As a home school mom and active member of her home school community, she has provided individual tutoring to a diverse student population in all subjects, including math, writing, reading comprehension, early reading skills, handwriting, and history. Jenn is adept at quickly assessing how each student learns best and adapting her teaching accordingly.  Time management, organization and study skills are important to her, and she incorporates these skills into her teaching.  Jenn’s encouraging, creative, flexible, and firm approach helps students build on their strengths and address their needs.  A published author, Jenn is currently writing a middle-grade novel.  When she’s not teaching and writing, Jenn rides her bike, reads, and volunteers for her church.

Ruby C.

Ruby holds a Master of Science degree in Biochemistry and Biology from the University of Southern California, a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Davis, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She graduated from both masters programs with honors.  Ruby has more than 10 years of tutoring experience with many grade levels in multiple subjects, including AP, standardized test preparation (SAT, ACT, and HSPT), English, science, and math courses.  Her students have been diverse, with a variety of learning strengths and challenges.  Ruby enjoys encouraging young people to discover the joy of learning.  She strives to teach her students how to think independently, a crucial life skill, and work efficiently—through effective time management, organization, and study skills.  Ruby also likes to write and is a contributing writer to the San Francisco Science Examiner on how advances in biotechnology improve lives.

Patti C.

Patti holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Loyola Marymount University.  She also earned a Multiple Subject Credential from Notre Dame de Namur University.  Patti brings more than nine years of experience teaching children in elementary grades.  She has successfully tutored students in all subject areas from kindergarten through fourth grade, for the past thirteen years.  In addition, Patti has worked as a one-on-one aide in classroom settings with students who have learning differences (such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, AD/HD, and other challenges), for over twelve years.  She has completed 35 hours of training in the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching literacy.  Patti strongly believes that children benefit greatly from individualized instruction provided by a caring, patient educator. 

Nancy D.

Nancy holds a Graduate Certificate for the Teaching of Composition from San Francisco State University, a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from California College of the Arts, and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature of French and English from the University of California at Santa Barbara.   Through the years, Nancy’s classroom and tutoring experience has focused on language: critical reading, critical thinking, and academic writing including essays. Her students have been mainstream learners, as well as those with attention and emotional challenges.  Nancy enjoys guiding students toward reading and writing practices that support their academic development.  She offers an organized approach that includes instruction in time management, organization, and learning skills.  Nancy is passionate about connecting with students.  She creatively enlivens academic lessons in ways that empower students to follow their intellectual curiosity, knowing each learner has unique needs.  She is patient, resourceful, empathetic, and open.  In her free time, Nancy writes fiction and essays, dances, practices yoga, and loves hiking in nature.

Christie F.

Christie holds a Master of Arts in Musicology from Oxford Brookes University, a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Utah, and is a Cambridge University-qualified ESL teacher.  Since 2011, Christie has worked as both classroom teacher and tutor with students from preschool to high school in Europe and the USA, focusing on English language and literature, history, and the arts.  She has taught a variety of learners through the years, from mainstream to those with learning differences, helping them to understand and grow to love their subjects.  Christie enjoys guiding her students towards mastery and watching them discover their own capabilities.  Recognizing the importance of time management, organization, and study skills, she supports students in developing these foundations of success.  Christie is adaptive and tailors each session to the student’s needs, using her innate creativity and love of learning to bring academic subjects to life.  In her free time, Christie enjoys creative writing, traveling, and attending the opera with her friends.

Karen G.

Karen, whose students affectionately call her “Mrs. G.”, holds a Multiple Subject Credential from San Jose State University, a Juris Doctorate from Santa Clara University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Scripps College.  She has more than 20 years of teaching experience in Grades K-12, as well as having been a founder and former Board member of Discovery Charter School. In addition, Karen has extensive experience with students with learning differences, as a parent of a child with Special Needs, as a tutor of students who learn differently, and as a classroom teacher.  In her teaching, Karen is committed to understanding how each individual student learns best and delivering instruction to help him or her be successful and enjoy learning.  An integral part of this commitment is coaching in Executive Functioning skills, which Karen has done for years, with great success.  Her subject expertise is in Language Arts, Science, and Social Studies.  Outside of teaching, Karen is active in promoting social justice, cooking and gardening, as well as loving her three adult children and grandchild.

Robert G.

Robert holds a Juris Doctor degree from Santa Clara University School of Law, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University.  Robert has been an active attorney and member of the California State Bar for over 18 years, litigating cases and counseling clients in estate planning matters.  His commitment to tutoring Language Arts stems from his passion for encouraging young people to develop as readers and writers while providing them with excellent communication skills in their careers.  He has also taught and trained law students for over 15 years, earning high ratings for his teaching and mentoring abilities.  Having worked with a variety of students and age groups, Robert recognizes the importance of time management, organization, and study skills for school and life success.  As a result, he incorporates lessons and strategies for these skills into his work with students.  Robert is conversationally fluent in Spanish and French and has studied numerous other modern and classical languages, including Latin and Greek.  In his spare time, he enjoys playing classical piano, hiking, and keeping fit.

Amanda H.

Amanda holds a Master of Arts degree in History from California State University, Sacramento.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a minor in Women and Gender Studies from the University of California, Davis.  Amanda has worked with children and young adults for over 13 years, first as a camp counselor and then in private tutoring, where she has instructed students in Math, Pre-Algebra/Algebra, Biology, English, elementary Spanish, and History.  Most recently, Amanda served as a Teaching Assistant while she was a graduate student at CSU, Sacramento, aiding and instructing in World History survey courses.  Additionally, she has supported students in developing time management, organization, and study skills, to help them manage challenging workloads.  Amanda deeply values education and the learning process.  She has a special capacity to teach at various levels and to a wide age range.  Amanda has served as an Education Program Manager, managing ground and niche, online programs at UC Davis Extension. In her personal time, she enjoys following current events, reading, history, traveling, American Football, and spending time with family and friends. 

Zoheb H.

Zoheb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science (Quantitative Economics) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science (International Relations) from the University of California, San Diego.  He has been a tutor for over 10 years, supporting students from middle school to graduate school in various subjects, including Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Economics, Political Science, Writing, Standardized Test Preparation, and more.  Zoheb places a high value on teaching students to “work smart”, so they learn academic material but also get positive results with the most efficiency.  This comes through as he integrates the teaching of time management, organization, and learning skills into his tutoring.  In math work, he is particularly adept at explaining concepts using relevant, real-world scenarios and to ensure that students understand the fundamentals behind those concepts.  Zoheb enjoys helping students succeed in their academic journeys while reaching the "aha" moments that make material come alive and help build their confidence.  Outside of tutoring, he works as a Senior Financial Analyst while raising his young son, Zain, who also wants to learn math!  

Lauren J.

Lauren holds a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Boston University and a Master of Library Science degree from St. John's University.  She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Spanish Language and Literature from Binghamton University in New York.  In addition, Lauren has a certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the University of California at Santa Cruz.  Lauren has taught and tutored for years, after her career as a public, college, and business librarian.  She enjoys sharing her love of learning with students, from elementary school to college and is an adjunct professor at Menlo College.  Lauren has supported many local students with diverse learning profiles in their transitions from middle to high school and high school to college, integrating time management, organization, study and learning skills in her lessons to help them succeed.  She is also the author of Running Book Discussion Groups: A How to Do It Manual (American Library Association 2006) and has led book groups for all ages throughout the Bay Area.  Outside of tutoring, Lauren enjoys reading, hiking, and jazz.

Peggy K.

Peggy holds a Master of Arts from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas (Austin).  She brings 40 years of teaching experience in Language Arts.  She has taught all high school grade levels and multiple courses, from introductory English to American Literature, to Writing for College.  She also worked with groups of students after school to prepare for the rigors of SAT and AP exams.  Peggy served as the chair of the English Language Development program for ten years.  She brings an enthusiasm for education to her relationships with students, creating lessons that focus on each student’s unique learning abilities.  Peggy understands the importance of working together with parents and teachers to ensure the tutoring experience makes a difference in the student’s academic success.

Stavroula K.

Stav holds a Master of Arts and a Master of Education degree in Early Childhood Special Education from Teachers College at Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Special Education from the University of Macedonia in Greece.  She is a certified Early Childhood Special Education Teacher with 11 years of experience as a SEIT (Special Education Itinerant Teacher) working with students with various learning difficulties and behavioral issues.  She has supported students, one-on-one, in all areas of development through individualized instruction and play, helping them to successfully integrate into mainstream classrooms.  Throughout her career, she has planned interventions with instructional modifications, created customized learning activities and applied behavioral management strategies in order to promote growth of age-appropriate skills. In addition, as a native Greek language speaker, she has over 10 years of experience tutoring Modern Greek.  She also enjoys teaching children Executive Functioning skills to promote their organization, time management, and learning abilities.  Stav is a firm believer that all students, despite any learning difficulties and challenges, can experience academic and social success when provided with modified instruction, effective tools and individualized learning strategies that meet their specific needs.  As a new mom, she enjoys spending time with her son and husband.  In her free time, she loves to travel, cook and exercise. 

Elizabeth K.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Creative Writing Emphasis from San Francisco State University, where she graduated Cum Laude.  She also holds an English teaching credential from San Jose State University.  Elizabeth has over four years of experience tutoring and teaching students.  She specializes in teaching writing, including academic essays and timed essays for SAT tests, as well as textual analysis and reading comprehension for elementary through high school grade levels.  Elizabeth has worked with students who are accelerated, mainstream, English language learners, and those with learning differences.  She provides instruction and guidance in study, organization, and time management methods as well.  It is her goal to equip students with tools and strategies that will enable them to become independent learners.  Elizabeth strives to make learning positive, enjoyable, and productive.  When not tutoring, Elizabeth can be found writing stories, doing arts and crafts, or devouring a good book.

Jeffrey L.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  He has over two years of experience tutoring middle school, high school, and college students individually and in group settings.  Jeffrey’s main goal is to help students build confidence in STEM and teach them essential knowledge such as time management, organization, and study skills to achieve their goals.  The subjects he supports include: mathematics, physics, and chemistry.  Jeffrey strongly believes that we all have the capacity to excel in STEM and is determined to help students discover that, through their learning.  Outside of tutoring, Jeffrey works as an engineer, lifts weights, run marathons, makes videos, travels, and strives for ongoing personal development.

Grace L.

Grace holds a Master of Arts degree in Print Journalism from the University of Southern California and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.  She brings more than five years of experience teaching critical thinking skills and writing to middle and high school students, including many with ADD/ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders and emotional challenges.  She has also taught time management skills as part of an overall school curriculum.  Grace has tutored students at the UCLA Writing Center and was a teaching assistant at USC.  She believes that teaching to one’s strengths and connecting learning to long-term goals are among the most important aspects of motivating students.  Grace is a former journalist who loves reading political novels and short stories. 

Kayleigh M.

Kayleigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Child Development and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential (K-8) from San Jose State University. She has over seven years of teaching experience, at the elementary school level and in afterschool programs. Kayleigh’s classroom teaching focuses on language arts, math, science, and social studies. She has worked with a wide range of students with different learning styles and taught children with AD/HD, Autism, depression, and other emotional and/or physical difficulties. Her teaching also has given her much experience working with students with IEPs and collaborating with other professional staff and parents to develop plans and accommodations that serve individual student needs. Kayleigh is committed to helping students achieve their academic goals while growing their time management, organization, and study skills. She is energetic, compassionate, patient, and creative in developing engaging ways to help students learn. In her personal life, Kayleigh enjoys spending time with her husband and three young children and loves to go camping, hiking, swimming, and to the movies.

Medea M.

Medea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, with a Concentration of Systems Physiology and a minor in Chemistry from San Jose State University.  She brings over three years of experience in professional academic coaching and tutoring of students from various age groups, backgrounds, and learning profiles, including those with learning differences.  Medea began her teaching career in academic coaching for struggling college students on university probation.  From there, she tutored at a professional Bay Area education company with a diverse group of students.  Medea teaches standardized test preparation (including AP and SAT II Biology and Chemistry, PSAT, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, SAT, ACT English, math, and science).  She also tutors in these subjects, from elementary to high school grade levels.  In addition, Medea emphasizes the importance of being prepared and organized for success, teaching Executive Functioning Skills such as time management, organization, and study skills as integral aspects of her work with students; this was a critical aspect of her work with college students and continues to be essential with young people from elementary to high school.  Medea believes that every individual has a unique learning style; to optimize the outcome of each tutoring session, she customizes each lesson to students’ needs.  Her approach focuses on helping students become resourceful, empowered learners.

Liz M.

Liz holds a Master of Education in Elementary Education from Boston College and a Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science and Mathematics from Wellesley College.  She also earned a certificate in Special Education from the University of California.  Liz has been teaching for 18 years in Silicon Valley, mostly in middle school math.  Throughout her career, Liz has worked with many students with learning differences, such as ADD/ADHD, hearing impaired, Autism Spectrum Disorders, auditory and visual-spatial processing disorders, Executive Functioning disorder, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and emotional difficulties.  She teaches time management, organization, and study skills within her lessons, as these skills apply across academic subjects.  Liz partners with her students to understand and leverage their unique ways of learning while teaching them to self-advocate.  Outside of teaching, Liz explores her creative side by running a Destination Imagination program, cooking, and sewing.  She is an avid reader, traveler, and life-long learner. 

Ray O.

Ray earned a Master of Science in Computer Science from Santa Clara University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Davis. He has over 15 years of tutoring experience with students from elementary grades through college, in a wide variety of subjects. Ray has taught or tutored math (pre-Algebra through Calculus), sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Biology), English, History, German, Life Skills, and Standardized Test Preparation (SAT, ACT, ISEE, HSPT, SSAT, CHSPE, and GED). He also has more than 5 years of teaching experience (one-to-one) at an alternative school with students in 6th through 12th grades. Ray has worked with students with Learning Differences, including those with ASD, AD/HD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia. He has also supported students with anxiety and depression. Ray integrates Study Skills, Organization, and Time Management into his work with students, especially those with Executive Functioning challenges. He brings a deep passion for helping young people overcome obstacles to learning and exploring new paths toward educational achievement. In addition to spending time with family and friends, Ray devotes some of his free time to supporting youth in Foster Care as well as non-profit Board activities.

Sumie O.

Sumie earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Irvine and completed her Multiple Subject teacher credential training through UCLA Extension. She has more than 18 years of experience teaching and tutoring students from all grade levels, with an emphasis on elementary school education. Sumie brings specialized training in tutoring reading, writing, and math in multiple methodologies, including Lindamood-Bell. She has taught students with a range of learning differences, such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, AD/HD, Auditory Processing Disorder, gifted and twice exceptional (2E) students. Sumie has also helped students with expressive language challenges, emotional difficulties, and negative school experiences. She loves working one-on-one with students, tuning-in to the ways they think and collaborating with them to build their skills, confidence, and independence. Sumie also focuses on supporting students to develop self-awareness and Executive Functioning skills so they become self-monitoring, successful learners for life. When she’s not tutoring, Sumie enjoys reading, art projects, exploring international cuisine, and hanging out with her dog, Django.

Michael O.

Michael holds a Master of Science degree in Pharmaceutical Science from University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from California State University, San Bernardino.  He has been an educator for more than seven years, with classroom teaching experience in college chemistry, high school science (including chemistry and physics) and math, as well as tutoring students from 6th grade to college in multiple subjects.  Michael has also prepared students for AP, ACT and SAT tests, including the subject tests for SAT math, physics, and chemistry.  He characterizes his approach to teaching science and math as “bringing order to chaos through organization and efficiency”.  Student mentorship and guidance in the college counseling process has also been part of Michael’s work.  As such, he recognizes the importance and supports the development of time management, organization, and study skills in his students’ learning.  Michael is an avid fan of sports and the culinary arts, especially the eating part.   

Goutham R.

Goutham holds a Master of Science Degree in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University.  In addition, he completed coursework in medical informatics in the Department of Biomedical Informatics at Columbia University in New York.  Goutham brings over 6 years of experience working with children and adults.  He has taught students from middle school to graduate school, tutored one-on-one and online, supported gifted students, mainstream learners, and those with learning differences.  He supports students in a variety of STEM subjects (chemistry, mathematics, statistics, biology, and physics) and standardized testing preparation (including SAT, GRE, AP and IB), as well as time management, organizational and study skills.  Goutham is passionate about helping students maximize their learning style in a supportive environment.  Outside of teaching, he enjoys rock climbing, table tennis, and hiking.

Heather R.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of San Diego, a Master of Arts degree in Education from Stanford University, and a certificate in Educational Therapy.  She was a high school classroom teacher for 10 years, teaching everything from standard literature classes, to English for language learners, AP courses, and resource classes. Heather is trained in working with students with learning differences, and as a tutor, she coaches her students in time management, organization and study skills.  She is sensitive and responsive to different learning styles and believes that individualized instruction can help students identify their unique set of strengths.  Heather has also taught in capacities beyond the traditional classroom, including swimming instruction, outdoor education, and two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer. 

Monica R.

Monica completed her Bachelor of Physiotherapy at Guru Nanak Dev University (in India).  She tutored while in college, then during her career as a physical therapist.  More recently, she taught middle school science at a local private school.  Monica has taught multiple grades and subjects, from elementary to high school and college, for more than three years.  She has worked with mainstream learners as well as students with learning differences, AD/HD, Autism, and emotional and behavioral challenges.  She strives to design her teaching style to align with a student’s best ways of learning and to make tutoring as engaging as possible.  Recognizing the importance of time management, study, and organizational skills for student success, Monica incorporates these critical skills into her teaching.   She is also a health and fitness enthusiast and encourages her students to develop healthy habits.  Monica loves spending time with her family and enjoys cooking for them.  Her extracurricular life centers around her young daughter who endlessly keeps her on her toes.

Breauna R.

Breauna Roach holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Emerson College, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in English Language, Literature and Composition from Florida A & M University.  She has over 4 years of tutoring and teaching experience, working with a range of students from middle school to the collegiate level.  Her instructional fields of expertise include English, Language Arts, Research Writing, Creative Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehension and related subjects.  Breauna has taught students with many different learning styles and needs, including those with physical, behavioral, attentional and emotional challenges.  She is dedicated to maintaining the flexible methods needed to best serve each student’s ways of learning.  Her teaching style emphasizes active observation and critical inquiry to help learners become better writers and enlarge their understanding of the world.  She places a high value on teaching time management and study skills to assist students in expanding their learning experience, and she incorporates these skills into all aspects of her instruction.  Outside of tutoring, Breauna is an accomplished poet, artist, and yoga enthusiast. 

Everton R.

Everton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Narrative Studies from the University of Southern California and works as a 4th Grade Associate Teacher at Sacred Heart Schools.  While at USC, he discovered his ardent passion for teaching, serving as a Team Leader for an early childhood AmeriCorps program (called Jumpstart), a 5th grade political science and 2nd grade Italian instructor through Joint Educational Project, a film-making TA at Digital Media Academy's summer camps, a college application adviser at Beaver Academy, and a private tutor.  A lifelong lover of reading and writing, Everton has a genuine love for working with students of all ages.  His warm, funny, and enthusiastic personality resonates with students, and he aims to create a learning environment that is comfortable, welcoming, and highly personalized.  Throughout his teaching, Everton has worked with students with learning differences, such as AD/HD and autism spectrum diagnoses.  He gets to know each student, to incorporate their interests and passions into his teaching, build genuine relationships with them, and make learning fun while intellectually rigorous.  He also recognizes the fundamental value of time management, organization, and study skills and strives to teach these skills to all of his students.  When he's not teaching or writing, Everton loves spending time outdoors, reading, watching anime, and attending the theater.

Oxana R.

Oxana holds a Master of Science degree in Physics from Moscow State University.  She brings over 6 years of teaching and tutoring experience as a math teacher, teaching elementary and middle school grades.  Oxana uses a wide spectrum of creative activities for tutoring, to show students how math can be fun and exciting.  She loves to teach and help students develop the confidence and skills they need to be strong in mathematics.  Oxana also highly values teaching time management, organizational, and study skills in her tutoring sessions, as she considers them to be essential skills to a student’s success (not only in the classroom, but also in life).  In her personal time, she enjoys reading, hiking, travel, volleyball and spending time with her family and friends.

Chris S.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts and Teaching Credential in Liberal Studies from San Jose State University (K-12), as well as a Teaching Credential from Washington state.  She has 12 years of teaching experience in both Elementary Education and Special Education.  In addition, Chris specializes in Executive Functioning coaching and has taught countless middle and high school students, as well as teachers, these core academic and life skills.  Chris’ classroom experience includes emphasis on language, writing, and math in Learning Centers and Contained Learning Centers.  Her students have been mainstream learners, as well as those with AD/HD, behavioral, physical, and emotional challenges, ASD, and dyscalculia.  Chris enjoys imparting knowledge with a practical and organized approach--which includes time management, study, and organization skills as part of her teaching.  She wants her students to learn how to think and develop study skills tailored to their own needs.  Chris is adaptive, empathetic, resourceful, and patient with her students, using her creativity to bring academic lessons to life in a memorable way.  In her free time, she enjoys music, research, writing, swimming, and spending time with animals and nature.

Arshdeep S.

Arshdeep holds a Master of Arts in Instruction and Curriculum from the University of Phoenix, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Guru Nanak Dev University in India.  In addition, she has a California Clear Teaching Credential in Special Education (Mild/Moderate Disabilities with Autism and English Language Learner Authorizations) from San Jose State University.  Arshdeep brings more than 14 years of teaching/tutoring experience in classroom, one-to-one, and online environments.  She has taught a wide range of learners, from gifted to mainstream students and those diagnosed with ASD, Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, AD/HD, Learning and Intellectual Disabilities, and dyscalculia.  She supports students in multiple subjects from 5th to 12th grades, as well as in SAT, ACT, HSPT and ISEE test preparation.  As an Education Specialist, Arshdeep also coaches students in Executive Functioning skills to help them realize their potential and success.  In her free time, Arshdeep enjoys listening to music, watching movies with her family, and playing with her dog. 

Simar S.

Simar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Art History from the University of California, Davis.  He has over two years’ worth of experience working with both mainstream learners and those with learning differences,  including those on the Autism spectrum, students with AD/HD, and those with dyslexia.  Before coming to Meyers Learning Center, he worked as a teacher at Lindamood-Bell and as a behavioral therapist for Learning Solutions.  Simar has worked with kindergartners all the way up to college level students on subjects as diverse as math, language arts, and art history.  He enjoys teaching students new skills and approaches to learning material.  An important aspect of this teaching includes a focus on Executive Functioning skills, by imparting time management, organization, and learning skills to enable students to reach their full potential and excel in their studies.  Simar is currently pursuing a Master of Human Factors and Ergonomics degree at San Jose State University.  During his free time, he enjoys exploring museums, hiking, and attending concerts and festivals. 

Carol T.

Carol holds a Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from the University of Florida and a Master of Arts from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colorado. Her Masters was a double Masters degree with dual emphases on learning disabilities and supporting students with emotional challenges.  Carol has taught Special Day classes and been a Resource Specialist in the California schools and other states for 12 years.  She has been a full time/part time lecturer at San Jose State University since 1980. She educates and supports new special education teachers in the mild-moderate program at SJSU which allows her to follow curricula used in schools in three counties.  Carol has taught Study Skills sessions since 1984 for students in grades 5-11.  Carol has experience teaching children with learning disabilities, ADHD, Asperger’s, executive functioning issues, depression and anxiety.  She most enjoys teaching grades 3-7th.  She loves teaching language arts, writing and math and is aware of Common Core expectations.  Carol believes that highly engaging tutoring sessions and collaborative relationships with parents and teachers are key to effective tutoring.  She describes her teaching as “strategy based” teaching.  Carol is an avid reader, a regular hiker in the local hills, and enjoys spending time with her husband, two grown sons and her golden retriever Maddie. 

Deb T.

Deb holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of New England, a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from San Francisco State University, and a California Teaching Credential.  She has over 20 years’ worth of teaching, tutoring, and training experience, having taught at North Star Academy in Redwood City, trained technical writers, and worked as a technical writer and editor.  Her fields of expertise include language arts, math, science, health, research, and debate.  Deb has also worked with students to prepare them for their SATs and PSATs.  She has supported a wide variety of learners, including mainstream, gifted, and those with learning differences such as AD/HD, processing difficulties, and Asperger's. She believes in challenging students, nurturing self-esteem, and developing attainable goals.  Deb focuses on helping students understand and master content deeply, rather than rote memorization of subjects.  By teaching how to learn and building foundation skills, Deb’s students develop effective study habits, as well as time management and organization skills.  They also have the confidence to apply these skills to their academic and professional futures.  In her spare time, Deb enjoys oil-painting, pottery, reading, and spending time with her husband Mike, and their kitten, Elmo II.

Ayeshah T.

Ayeshah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the College of Santa Fe, New Mexico.  She has enjoyed teaching young children in the classroom for the past decade and also privately tutored in students' homes for years.  Ayeshah recently returned to the United States after teaching internationally in Istanbul, Singapore, and Vienna, where she grew immensely while working with culturally diverse students ranging in age from four through twelve.  There, she successfully implemented an international curriculum focused on student-centered, balanced, whole-child creative learning. She has also taught using American curricula.  Ayeshah’s aim as an educator is to ensure that each student feels supported, happy, safe, engaged and challenged.  She has taught a wide range of students with different needs, including those with AD/HD.  Her commitment as a teacher is to foster the growth of the whole individual, focusing on their social, emotional, physical and mental development, all while catering to his or her specific needs and learning style.  In addition, Ayeshah values time management, organization, and study skills and strives to instill them in her students.  Besides teaching, Ayeshah’s other passions include traveling, photography, hiking and writing.  She has traveled extensively throughout the world, including most of Europe, Southeast Asia, Egypt and South Africa, giving her unique, broad perspectives to share with her students.

Hugo T.

Hugo holds a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies, a minor in Business Administration, and a Teaching Certification in Education from Dominican University.  He also holds endorsements in Mathematics, Language Arts, and Social Studies.  Hugo has more than ten years of experience teaching and tutoring various grade levels ranging from kindergarten to high school.  In addition, he ran and managed his own after-school program, working with students from first to eighth grade.  Hugo has supported a variety of students, including those with AD/HD, autism, IEPs, and various behavioral, emotional, or physical challenges.  He wants his students to enjoy learning and become life-long learners, so strives to making learning fun.  Hugo particularly loves teaching mathematics, language arts, and foundational skills for academic success, such as time management, study, and organizational skills.  He has devoted much of his life to service and continues volunteering at an after-school program while being an active member of the community.  When Hugo is not teaching, he enjoys cooking, baking, music, movies, traveling with friends, and trying new places to eat.

Nahil V.

Nahil holds a Masters degree in Education and Curriculum, as well as a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from San Jose State University.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from San Francisco State University.  Nahil has been working with students in a variety of academic settings for over eight years, having taught youth from elementary to high school grades in classrooms, mentoring, after-school, and outreach programs.  Through this work, she has had the pleasure of supporting students with diverse cultural backgrounds, learning styles and abilities.  Nahil values teaching time management, organization, and study skills as they set the foundation for fostering self-discipline, pride and a strong work ethic.  She uses a variety of tools to help motivate students to adopt these skills.  Nahil loves her work as an educator and celebrates the opportunity to give back to the community every day.  Outside of teaching, she enjoys reading about mindfulness and meditation in classrooms and for teachers.  She completed her Master’s Thesis on mindfulness practices integrated in the classroom, as well as their beneficial social, academic and emotional outcomes.  In addition, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and family.

Meagan V.

Meagan holds a Master of Arts in Special Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.  She holds a California Professional, Clear Special Education Credential in the area of Mild/Moderate Disabilities.  She is currently working on an Autism certificate through Cal Poly Pomona.  She has taught in a Special Day Classroom for 11 years, working with students with emotional and behavioral difficulties, learning disabilities, Executive Functioning disorder, cognitive impairment, ADHD/ADD, and autistic spectrum disorders.  Meagan has also worked in a therapeutic residential treatment center for boys for 10 years and with mainstream learners in tutoring settings for years.  In addition to providing all types of subject-specific tutoring (including math with Making Math Real strategies), Meagan has taught Time Management, Organization, and Study Skills to students at MLC for over 8 years.  She is a dedicated, patient, and knowledgeable educator who believes in instilling a passion for learning in students by helping them recognize their strengths as well as providing them with encouragement.  Meagan loves teaching and is committed to helping students succeed.  Outside the classroom, Meagan enjoys playing soccer on two San Francisco teams!

Chris W.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.  Math and science have always been exciting areas of interest for him, and he has incorporated these passions into a successful career for nearly 10 years.  Chris has a talent for breaking down complex mathematics and physics concepts using simple metaphors, teaching students with a patient, friendly approach.  In addition, he has taught computer programming, critical reasoning, SAT and ACT standardized tests-prep. Having worked with elementary, middle, and high school students with a variety of learning strengths and challenges, Chris’ calm teaching style helps create a stress-free learning environment, while his focus on organization, study skills, and resourceful problem-solving helps develop the student’s ability to thrive academically.  Outside of teaching, Chris enjoys working on creative projects using a variety of crafts and mediums.

Erin W.

Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of California, Davis.  She brings more than 5 years of professional tutoring experience in English Language Arts with students of various grade levels, from elementary to high school.  Erin has tutored and taught in both one-on-one and whole-class settings in 5th-12th grade English curricula, AP English Language and Composition Exam preparation, AP English Literature and Composition Exam preparation, and all English, Reading, and Writing sections of the ACT and SAT exams.  She has had the privilege of supporting diverse groups of learners, including gifted, mainstream, and struggling students, as well as new and continuing English Language Learners.  With every learner, Erin is committed to cultivating the fundamental and lifelong time management, organization, and study skills invaluable to thriving in the classroom and beyond.  She enjoys coaching students in Executive Functioning skills and excels at it.  Additionally, she prioritizes making academic material accessible and salient through student-centered lessons that stimulate creative, higher-order thinking and adapt to students’ unique ways of learning.  For Erin, education leverages her innate empathy, affinity for language and dialogue, and palpable passion for cultivating self-efficacy in young people. Outside of the classroom, she spends as much time as possible near the ocean, in the company of good books and good friends.

Fang Y.

Fang (pronounced “Fong”) holds a Doctorate in Physics from Brigham Young University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the prestigious Fudan University in China.  He brings over 15 years of experience in teaching math and science (including all levels of math, Chemistry and Physics) from middle to high school and college levels.  He has taught students who struggle with math and science, as well as those who excel in these areas (working with both SAT and AP-supported coursework too).  Fang has also worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Michigan and Harvard University.  He is a patient, caring teacher who loves supporting students in their learning.

TJ Z.

TJ holds a Law Degree with an emphasis on Education and Special Education Law from Lincoln Law School of San Jose, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois.  He brings over 20 years of experience working with children and young adults.  TJ has taught students from kindergarten to college age, tutored one-on-one and online, and supported gifted students, in addition to mainstream learners and those with learning differences (such as ASD, AD/HD, auditory and visual processing disorders, executive functioning, dyslexia, visual and hearing impairments, and emotional difficulties).  He supports a variety of subject areas and standardized testing preparation (including ISEE, SAT, TOEFL, GRE, AP and SBAC), as well as time management, organizational and study skills.  TJ draws from a wide array of educational manipulatives, games, and creative activities for tutoring.  He is a passionate advocate for parents’ and students’ educational rights.  In addition, he enjoys fundraising for charities that help students, through being an avid RunDisney 5K, 10K, half marathon and marathon runner. 

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