Valentine F.

Valentine Faseemo is a passionate and innovative teacher with over five years of teaching experience as a Professor of Law. Valentine graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria before proceeding to the Nigerian Law School where he was called to the Nigerian Bar as the Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court. He obtained a Masters in International Business Law at the Tilburg University, Netherlands where his curiosity for scholarship and research led him to write his Master’s thesis on Non-Interest Banking as an Alternative to Conventional Banking. Valentine is also a co-author of Company Law and Practice in Nigeria, as well as many academic articles.

Valentine’s impactful, innovative and dynamic teaching methods as well as positive student feedback earned him the award of the Best Lecturer in the College of Law of the Afe Babalola University, Nigeria, where he taught various courses such as Commercial Law, Banking Law, Application of Computer to Law, ICT Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution. His personable approach to teaching and mentoring also led him to be appointed as the Staff Advisor to the Law Student Society in the University.

Valentine’s other research and teaching interests and practice areas include Competition Law, Immigration Law, Entertainment Law, History and Current Affairs.

 

Emmanuel P.

Emmanuel has been teaching since 2007 in a diverse range of places, from Los Angeles to Japan, Miami, and San Diego. He has taught students from 2nd to 12th grade, and has a special enthusiasm for phonics at the early grade levels and US history at the upper grades, although he is similarly enthusiastic for mathematics from lower elementary all the way through high school . He also has a keen interest in languages, and is bilingual in French and English, as well as having studied Spanish, Hebrew, and Japanese. Emmanuel believes that every subject is inherently fascinating and that every student is capable of excelling, even in a subject that they never imagined themselves to be experts in. He loves helping students to embrace struggle and feel the satisfaction that comes with pushing themselves to more than they thought possible.

 

Emily W.

Emily proudly holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in the social sciences, with additional training in economics, statistics, and college admissions preparation. She is also a Fall 2024 PhD admit at UCLA and has proven expertise in tutoring, teaching, and student support at all academic levels. Overall, she is patient, empathetic, and dedicated to helping your
child succeed in all of their academic endeavors, whether it be catching up on a subject in school or preparing for university. She’s here for you! Emily’s favorite San Diego spots include La Jolla shores and Balboa park, and in her spare time she can be found in the sun with a good book.

Isabelle L.

Ms. Lewis is a Certified teacher with a Master’s degree in Education from UTSA. She is fluent in German, Farsi and English, with over 20 years of experience. Ms. Lewis lived, went to school, and tutored internationally in schools in Europe and Asia. Her multicultural background gives her the perfect edge as a tutor. She has the perfect combination of different teaching methods that have been successfully practiced worldwide.
Her certifications include:
Core Subjects EC-6
English as a Second Language (ESL) EC-12
Language other than English – German (LOTE) EC-12
Special Education EC-12
In her spare time, she is active at “Paws for Purple Hearts.” She loves to volunteer and her love for all animals shows as she has just recently adopted two “tough cookies” aka cats from the San Antonio Animal Shelter. Her mission in life is to make learning fun and to bring students back to believing in themselves and their abilities. Every student has a right to an education and Ms. Lewis makes it fun!

Kristin H.

Kristin Haley is a dedicated educator with a passion for empowering students to reach their full potential. Currently pursuing a certification in education, Kristin holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and brings a unique perspective to her teaching approach.

With three years of experience as a long-term substitute teacher in elementary education, Kristin has honed her skills in creating engaging and effective learning experiences. She understands the importance of personalized instruction and strives to tailor her tutoring sessions to meet the individual needs of each student.

Kristin’s journey in education began with her fascination with sociology, where she explored the complexities of human behavior and societal structures. This background enriches her understanding of students’ diverse backgrounds and helps her create inclusive learning environments where every student feels valued and supported.

In her tutoring sessions, Kristin emphasizes building strong foundational skills in reading, writing, and math, while also fostering critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. She believes in empowering students to become confident and independent learners who are equipped to tackle any challenge they encounter.

Outside of tutoring, Kristin enjoys exploring her creative side through cooking and painting. Her enthusiasm for learning and dedication to her students make her a valuable asset in helping students excel academically and reach their goals.

Maggie B.

Mrs. Maggie B. has been a teacher and school administrator for 19 years and she loves to watch students succeed and grow. She has a bachelor’s degree in Literature from The University of North Florida and a Masters degree from The University of Texas San Antonio in Educational leadership and Curriculum & Instruction. She spent much of her own school days in Europe where she formed a love for traveling and other cultures. That love translated into her classroom when she traveled with her students to numerous countries and showed them the world! In the classroom, she taught high school English, writing, drama and acting. She has been a middle and high school administrator and, one of her favorite things, a coach for teachers as they improve their craft. She is very excited and looks forward to working with your student!

Katleen C.

Katleen is an experienced educator with a teaching career spanning approximately 15 years. With a diverse range of experiences, she has developed a passion for working with students and finds immense satisfaction in guiding them through the learning process.

Katleen particularly enjoys the transformative journey of taking students from a point of initial doubt to mastery of a skill. Her expertise shines in the realm of reading and writing, and these subjects hold a special place in her heart as her favorites to teach. Katleen’s commitment to nurturing student growth and her love for the subjects she teaches make her a dedicated and enthusiastic educator.

Jeffrey E. L.

Lauren H.

Lauren is a native New Yorker who spent her life steeped in all the art and culture the city has to offer. She is a born educator, lifelong learner, and giant nerd who is obsessed with music, literature, history, technology, and social justice. Lauren spent her formative years dedicated to writing and visual and performing arts, and still had time to get a perfect score on the SAT. She also worked as the Vocal Director and Science Lab Instructor at a camp for gifted and talented children. While studying studio production and composition at the Conservatory of Music at SUNY Purchase she began tutoring students to prepare them for various standardized tests and subjects. Rather than attend law school, Lauren became a full-time tutor, and has been one for over 15 years. Lauren truly loves what she does, and aims for every student to become confident, intellectually curious, and passionate about learning. She believes education is holistic, enthusiasm infectious, and this is what keeps students engaged and excited to pursue their goals as they become better critical thinkers, readers, and problem solvers who are always pushing the boundaries of what is possible. In addition to tutoring and advising, she also teaches a robotics class in which elementary school children build and program their own Lego robots. Lauren’s passions include eating her way across every continent, collecting records, and curling. She has been playing the game, known as chess on ice, for 6 years, is a certified USA Curling instructor, and is also Co-Director of Education at Brooklyn Lakeside Curling Club.

Elena S.

Elena is a dedicated and experienced tutor, committed to fostering a love for learning in her students. With a wealth of knowledge and a passion for education, Elena holds a Ph.D. in Engineering and Computing Education. Having lived in China, she is fluent in three languages, bringing a multicultural perspective to her teaching approach. She also spearheaded a learning management system in China that is currently used worldwide, showcasing her innovative contributions to the field of education.

Her expertise lies in tailoring lessons to meet the unique needs of each student, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience. As an accomplished educator, Elena has a proven track record of helping students achieve academic success and gain confidence in their abilities.

Adding a touch of humor to her teaching style, Elena creates an engaging and enjoyable environment for her students. She continues exploring new languages and cultures in her spare time, reflecting her lifelong commitment to continuous learning.