and succeed in completing their Spanish courses is exciting and a wonderful reward for both the student as well as herself. Many times the students she has tutored go onto completing the Spanish SAT subject test, which increases their chances of acceptance to college. Monica is ecstatic about tutoring Spanish at Santa Cruz Learning Center and she is happy to be a part of our community.
K-8 Reading, Writing and Math, German, Algebra 1, Art History, Psychology
Experienced tutor for kids with Learning Disabilities including ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders and supporting IEP goals
Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology
teaching, and joined us at the Learning Center. Rylan was able to better hone his Spanish skills while traveling and is now fluent. When not teaching, Rylan can be found in the ocean or on a run in the forest, or perhaps behind a computer maintaining his technical skills. Other hobbies include guitar, mushroom hunting and print making.
Physical Science, Physics and Algebra 1. Multi-Subject Tutor
B.a. in physics and Applied Mathematics
Learning Language and Math. While there, Ajita got a first hand look inside the education system and hands on experience tutoring students 1st-7th grade. Ajita loves working for the Learning Center and is excited to continue learning and teaching here. Ajita is also the Office Manager. Do not be surprised if you get emails from her!
volunteered in the community. She is a lifelong swimmer and coach who loves seeing her students blossom in all areas of life. Kaia recently moved to Santa Cruz and is excited to live so close to the ocean and explore the city. She looks forward to sharing her love of all things words and learning with the students this year. When she’s not at school, Kaia is either teaching swim lessons, outside, or reading a book.
English 10 and 12 at San Benito High School for 2 years, and English 10-12, AP Language and Composition and Yearbook at Pajaro Valley High School for 7 years. She have decided to leave full time teaching to spend more time with her two young children, Linnaea who is 10 and Jasper who is 5. She believes all students are capable of becoming lifelong learners and values the individuality and voice of every student.
Government, Economics, History teacher; Multi Subject tutor
BA in Political Science with an emphasis in Woman's Studies
BA in Psychology
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Dianne grew up in Indianapolis, IN and moved to Santa Cruz in 1994. She has attended Ball State College in Muncie, IN and IUPUI at Indpls for Elementary Education. She taught in a Chapter 1 pre-school for children with Language delays.
After moving to Santa Cruz, Dianne worked for Preschools and the Santa Cruz Toddler Center using RIE philosophy. After taking some time off to raise her 3 sons, She returned to teaching as a 1:1 aide in the classrooms of Santa Cruz City Schools. She has successfully completed grades K-12 twice with the exception of 4th, 7th and 8th. Currently, she is a Teacher Assistant in the Resource room at Santa Cruz Gardens Elementary and substitutes for Balance4Kids working with kids who need additional support in the classroom. She also is the Arts and Crafts teacher in the summer.
She enjoys visiting the beach and trying new restaurants with her husband, Ian and sons: Taylon(19), Thane(16) and Thomas(13). Dianne loves books, drawing and making art with found and recycled items. She also loves to do costuming and fantasy make-up. She loves guinea pigs, hedgehogs, unicorns, fairies, rainbows and snails. Dianne is excited to be able to support kids learning and curiosity at Santa Cruz Learning Center. She hopes to add her personal purple magical passion to students learning.
English, Life Science, Intro to Pre-Algebra and Elementary; Multi-Subject Tutor
b.a. in English with an emphasis in Literary Studies
Kaia is our Elementary, Life Science, and Intro to Pre-Algebra educator. She grew up in central Arkansas and graduated from Hendrix College in 2015 with a B.A. in English. After completing school, Kaia served two years with City Year Baton Rouge, an education-based non-profit that places young people in high need urban schools as tutors and mentors. During her time in Baton Rouge, Kaia taught small groups in a 3rd grade English class, tutored 1st-5th graders, loved reading with her students, and
High school English
B.A. IN ART HISTORY, MA IN EDUCATION
Tutor in Spanish (all levels)
B.A. in Spanish and Communications
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