Academic Coaching & Tutoring

  • One-on-one tutoring on-site or in our center
  • Semi-independent study spaces
  • Qualified academic coaches hold at least a bachelor’s degree
  • Emphasis on time-management and organization skills
  • Customized tutoring and front-loading programs for most K-12 subjects
  • Some college-level academic coaching available (call for more information)
  • ACT and SAT prep classes
  • Flexible hours and last-minute sessions available.
  • Discounts for multiple students/sessions

Our learning specialists go beyond tutoring to equip students from kindergarten to college with the skills they need to be successful in school. Our academic coaches work hard to meet the unique needs of their students and families.

If you or your child is struggling in a class or you’re just looking to get ahead, find out how we can help. Call us today for a free consultation. 714-730-9355.

One-on-one tutoring/Test prep (long term): $55/hour

One-on-one tutoring/Test prep (short term): $65/hour

Semi-independent study: $25/hour 

Meet our Tutors

Kent Campbell

Kent (KC) has been working with students at Well Street for five years. Prior to that, he was a K-8th-grade daycare teacher.  He holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.S. in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. KC tutors all elementary and middle school subjects, as well as most high school subjects.

At 6’6″, he’s Well Street’s tallest tutor. Not surprisingly, he plays basketball, but also plays guitar, piano, and ukulele. His experience with children and psychology has taught him that learning can be difficult, frustrating, and perhaps intimidating, and he works every day to ease those worries in his students and turn learning into a rewarding experience.

Kimi Cushing

The newest addition to the Well Street Academic staff, Kimi has some unique cultural experiences to deliver to her students. Studying and working domestically and internationally, Kimi brings adaptability and cross-cultural awareness to her students’ lives. Kimi graduated from UCSD with a B.A. in Psychology and focus on medical studies with a Biology minor. Her experiences aboard include studying and in Rome, Italy, and teaching ESL students in Shenzhen, China. She hopes to enhance students’ self-awareness, goals and motivation as learning skills are acquired.

In her spare time, Kimi enjoys researching previously untapped subjects, teaching the Orange County public about nutrition and supplements, meeting new people, and adventuring with others on hikes.

Jessica Idom

A native of Yorba Linda, Jessica has a B.A. in Psychology from California State University Fullerton. She has been tutoring students of all ages for 10 years. She specializes in English and Psychology, as well as helping students with organization and time management. When she’s not working with students, Jessica enjoys running and hiking with her German Shepherd, Paris.

Marisa Lawson

Marisa, originally from Yorba Linda, graduated from Montana State University, Bozeman with a B.S. in Biological/Chemical Engineering. She is currently starting her education over and pursuing an AA-T in Psychology. From there she plans to receive her B.A., and then her Master’s. She tutors a variety of subjects, but her favorites are English and Biology. With personal training and home healthcare certifications, Marisa understands that patience and determination are the only ways to achieve one’s goals. When she’s not working with students, or working on her own school work, Marisa enjoys playing World of Warcraft, reading high fantasy/sci-fi novels, and powerlifting.

Paulette Garcia Peraza

Paulette has over five years’ experience as a tutor in a variety of subjects ranging from elementary level subjects to Calculus. She graduated from Chapman University with a B.A. in Psychology and a B.S. in Business Administration. She’s currently pursuing an M.A. in Psychology at California State University Fullerton. When she’s not busy being a graduate student or tutor, she loves going camping, hiking and trail running.

Damian Nemirovsky

Damian, originally from Mexico City, earned a B.A. in history and a minor in computer science from Brandeis University. In the years since then, Damian has completed a PhD in history from the University of California Santa Barbara and taught undergraduate courses at the University of California Santa Barbara, and the California State University San Bernardino and Northridge campuses. In addition to his experience supporting undergraduate students in the classroom and in one-on-one study sessions, Damian has tutored middle and high school students in math, English, writing, ACT/SAT test-prep, and general study skills. Damian is passionate about education and loves teaching. When he is not busy supporting students’ academic success, Damian dedicates his time to teaching leadership skills and to climbing iconic peaks and rock/ice routes domestically (i.e. Grand Teton, Half Dome, Mt. Rainier) and internationally (i.e. Aconcagua, Argentina; Kilimanjaro, Tanzania; Kala Patthar, Nepal; Alpamayo, Peru).

Magdalena Nessl-Fowler
Magdalena Nessl-Fowler

Maggie is a Orange County native. She graduated with a B.A. in Human Development from California State University Long Beach. She is currently pursuing her teaching credential so that she can further her passion of working with children. She has experience working with students of all ages as well as many different capabilities. She tutors elementary and middle school subjects in our Newport Beach location. On the weekends you may find her out in the Orange County canyons hiking with her husband and dog.

Karen Siazon

Karen is currently pursuing a career as a doctor of Pharmacy. She graduated from California State University in Fullerton with a B.A. in Biology, concentrating on Cellular and Developmental Biology. She has a love of biochemistry, immunology, and physiology. As a visual and kinetic learner, she often draws out her notes and creates comprehensive study guides. She hopes to pass on her study habits and create a fun, but effective learning environment based on each student’s needs. When she finds extra time away from also being a pharmacy technician, Karen loves spending time with her two dogs, working out at the gym, or traveling.

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