assist students in their algebra, biology, and chemistry classes. In his free time, Scott is usually making electronic music or hiking amid the redwoods.
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 5 and Jasper who is a toddler. She believes all students are capable of becoming lifelong learners and values the individuality and voice of every student.
and transferred from Cabrillo College to UC Santa Cruz where she received her Bachelor's and and Master's degrees in Chemistry. Her research was in marine natural products as well as bioinorganic chemistry involving the photochemistry of nitric oxide. Prior to starting college, she trained at the Santa Cruz Women's Health Center to be a phlebotomist and a clinical laboratory assistant. She worked at Unilab, Santa Cruz Medical Clinic and performed home visits to do medical exams for life insurance applicants. Malika has been teaching and tutoring for over 17 years and was co-raised by a local homeshooling consultant teacher (Patty Palazzo). During her time off, Malika enjoys spending time with her family in her hometown of Santa Cruz. She has a fantastic husband (co-owner, Nate Bell) and two exuberant daughters (Leilani, 12 and Ruby, 7).
English, SAT Course - English portion,
B.A. IN ART HISTORY, MA IN EDUCATION
Santa Cruz Learning Center
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 loved working for the Learning Center and is excited to continue learning and teaching here. Ajita is also Malika Bell's personal assistant. Do not be surprised if you get emails from her!
2560 Soquel Avenue Suite 200, Santa Cruz CA 95062 | 831-331-5611 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Physical Science, Physics and Algebra 1. Multi-Subject Tutor
B.a. in physics and Applied Mathematics
Tutor in Spanish (all levels)
B.A. in Spanish and Communications
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.
Science and Math tutor
Undergrad at UCSC
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.
Government, Economics, History teacher; Multi Subject tutor
BA in Political Science with an emphasis in Woman's Studies