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Many of the members of South Bay United Teachers provide private tutoring. This program is strictly an agreement between the teacher and the individual requesting services. All tutoring parameters are set by the teacher (location, time, cost).

No teacher may tutor their own students for remuneration. Teachers must abide by any policies set by their district's governing board.

MBUSD Board Policy #4137
PVPUSD Board Policy #4237
RBUSD Board Policy #4137

Locate the subject matter in which you are interested from the table below, click on the link and then scroll down to the grade level you want.

Chapter members may be included on the tutoring list. If you are interested, print & complete a tutoring form and return it to the SBUT office through the district mail system:   Tutoring Form



ALL SUBJECTS Algebra Biology Calculus Chemistry Dance
English/Language Arts ESL/ELD Foreign Language Geometry Government Health
History/Social Studies Life Skills/Transitions Math
Physics Reading Science
Special Education Statistics Study Skills Trigonometry Writing Other

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ALL SUBJECTS
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
TK-8 Ann Lang 1963langa@gmail.com
(310) 528-6456
Silver Spur/Vista Grande Elementary (PV) Reading, writing and math.
Over 20 years of teaching experience; Special Ed & multiple subject teaching credentials as well as license in MFT.
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ALGEBRA
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
Pre-Algebra
Algebra I & II
Brian Gill redondomathman@yahoo.com RUHS (RB) I have 20 years teaching experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from UC Irvine. Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. Been teaching in Redondo Beach for 18 years.
Pre-Algebra
Algebra I & II
Mike SooHoo mikesoohoo@gmail.com
(714) 473-8300
Redondo Union High School (RB) My tutoring is not just about the math, it's about good teaching that finds and fixes the kinks for your child's long term improvement. Current RUHS math teacher for 17 years strong. Masters in Teaching. Guaranteed to bring up your child's grade AND teach them in a way where they enjoy learning. I work with all grade levels, math levels, and South Bay schools.
Algebra I & II Patricia Brewster dpbrewster057@gmail.com
(310) 377-9889
Retired (CV) Teaching Credential from U.C.L.A. with a major in mathematics. I have over 30 years experience teaching Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 1 and II, Basic Math and Second Language Math.
Pre-Algebra
Algebra I & II
Bill Emhof WEMHOF@mbusd.org
(818) 939-2409
Mira Costa High School (MB) Single Subject credential in Mathematics. Over 18 years classroom experience and tutoring experience in mathematics from elementary through college level.
Pre-Algebra
Honors Algebra
Tina Kuykendall tinamk5@me.com
(310) 612-0247
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) Master Degree in Education and Curriculum
Multiple Subject Credential K-9
Currently teaching Math 7, Math 7 Accel, Algebra Accel.
Minor in Math.
Algebra Ann Lang 1963langa@gmail.com
(310) 528-6456
Silver Spur/Vista Grande Elementary (PV) Reading, writing and math.
Over 20 years of teaching experience; Special Ed & multiple subject teaching credentials as well as license in MFT.
Algebra Michael Smith msmithmath314@gmail.com Redondo Union High(RB) I have an extensive and comprehensive background in teaching, accompanied by a BS in Mathematics from UCLA and a Masters in Statistics. I am currently teaching AP Stats at Redondo Union.
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BIOLOGY
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
6-8 Karl Kurz kkurz@mbusd.org
(619) 392-2100
Mira Costa High School (MB) B.S. Geology; Masters in education, UCLA Instructor Earth Science with 14 years tutoring experience. UCLA instructor.
High School Rebecca Allen rallen@mbusd.org
(310) 363-5515
Mira Costa High School (MB) Currently teach CP and Honors Chem at Mira Costa but have had 11 years of middle school science experience as well. I have a BS in Biology from LMU and a Masters in Education from Pepperdine. I hold a multiple subject credential, a CLAD credential, a GATE credential and a single-subject Chemistry credential.
All Levels Ernesto Nodado enodado@mbusd.org
(949) 732-8931
Mira Costa High School (MB) Taught all levels of high school Chemistry and Biology for 10 years. Tutoring experience in both subjects. Able to help students master the content but hone their skills to be better students. Undergrad degree in Microbiology from UCLA, Masters degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from USC and teaching credential from UCI.
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CALCULUS
Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
Bill Emhof WEMHOF@mbusd.org
(818) 939-2409
Mira Costa High School (MB) Single Subject credential in Mathematics. Over 18 years classroom experience and tutoring experience in mathematics from elementary through college level. Also tutor in Pre-Calculus.
Brian Gill redondomathman@yahoo.com RUHS (RB) I have 20 years teaching experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from UC Irvine. Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. Been teaching in Redondo Beach for 18 years.
Michael Smith msmithmath314@gmail.com Redondo Union High (RB) I have an extensive and comprehensive background in teaching, accompanied by a BS in Mathematics from UCLA and a Masters in Statistics. I am currently teaching AP Stats at Redondo Union.
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CHEMISTRY
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
CP Chemistry, AP Chemistry Rebecca Allen rallen@mbusd.org
(310) 363-5515
Mira Costa High School (MB) Currently teach CP and Honors Chem at Mira Costa but have had 11 years of middle school science experience as well. I have a BS in Biology from LMU and a Masters in Education from Pepperdine. I hold a multiple subject credential, a CLAD credential, a GATE credential and a single-subject Chemistry credential.
Chemistry Karl Kurz kkurz@mbusd.org
(619) 392-2100
Mira Costa High School (MB) B.S. Geology; Masters in education, UCLA Instructor Earth Science with 14 years tutoring experience. UCLA instructor.
AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Regular Chemistry Chas Lee bestchemtutor@gmail.com Peninsula High School (PV)  
AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Regular Chemistry Wilkin Lee chemtutorsb@gmail.com
(310) 600-2982
Redondo Union High School (RB) I have been a Chemistry teacher since 2005. I am currently teaching AP Chemistry and have a pass rate above 90% on the AP Chemistry exam. I have taught and tutored students in all levels of Chemistry and Physics. I also offer on-line tutoring via zoom.
AP Chemistry, Honors Chemistry, Regular Chemistry Ernesto Nodado enodado@mbusd.org
(949) 732-8931
Mira Costa High School (MB) Taught all levels of high school Chemistry and Biology for 10 years. Tutoring experience in both subjects. Able to help students master the content but hone their skills to be better students. Undergrad degree in Microbiology from UCLA, Masters degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from USC and teaching credential from UCI.
Honors & AP Chemistry, General Chemistry Robert Snodgrass snodgrass@pvpusd.net
(310) 707-5332
Peninsula High School (PV) Having taught Chemistry Honors and tutored all levels of chemistry for over 14 years, I specialize in increasing studentís confidence, understanding of the curriculum, and developing strategies to promote problem solving skills. Also, I always provide my students with helpful resources which meet their needs.
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ENGLISH/
LANGUAGE ARTS
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
TK-8 Ann Lang 1963langa@gmail.com
(310) 528-6456
Silver Spur/Vista Grande Elementary (PV) Reading, writing and math.
Over 20 years of teaching experience; Special Ed & multiple subject teaching credentials as well as license in MFT.
K-12 Jenifer King jeniferking2@gmail.com
(310) 318-1104
Retired (RB) I am a retired resource specialist (K-12) with over 25 years experience teaching Reading and Language Arts, mostly in middle school. I can teach your student to be a better reader and I can help them catch up on Language Arts.
6-8 Samantha Weiss weissteach@hotmail.com
(310) 435-6292
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) I have been teaching 25 years now and I have a lot of experience teaching Language Arts (23 years) and Social Studies (25 years) Speech and Debate (14 years) and French (19 years).
6-12 Kim Akhavan kimakhavan@gmail.com
(424) 247-8446
Retired (RB) Can provide tutoring in essay writing, close reading, grammar instruction and homework help. Have 15 years teaching AP/Honors/SAT. Possess single subject teaching credential/CLAD. BA/MA in English.
9-12 Dan Phillips danphillips1661@yahoo.com
(310) 548-4966
Retired (PV) I specialize in getting students caught up on subject matter missed since Covid! I have over 20 years teaching and tutoring experience in the PVPUSD. Literature analysis, grammar and all homework assignments are emphasized. In addition, Academic Writing improvement is my specialty! Significant classroom improvement is GUARANTEED!
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ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE/
ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
K-12 Samantha Weiss weissteach@hotmail.com
(310)435-6292
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) I have been teaching 25 years now and I have a lot of experience teaching Language Arts (23 years) and Social Studies (25 years) Speech and Debate (14 years) and French (19 years).
9-12 Dan Phillips danphillips1661@yahoo.com
310-548-4966
Retired (PV) I specialize in getting students caught up on subject matter missed since Covid! I have over 20 years teaching and tutoring experience in the PVPUSD. Literature analysis, grammar and all homework assignments are emphasized. In addition, Academic Writing improvement is my specialty! Significant classroom improvement is GUARANTEED!
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Language Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
French- through AP Samantha Weiss weissteach@hotmail.com
(310)435-6292
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) I have been teaching 25 years now and I have a lot of experience teaching Language Arts (23 years) and Social Studies (25 years) Speech and Debate (14 years) and French (19 years).
Spanish 1 Rosemary Doll rosemdoll@gmail.com
(310) 326-7617
Redondo Beach Retired  
Spanish - All Levels Josefina Madunich pepymadunich@verizon.net Peninsula High School (PV) Native Spanish speaker. Experience teaching all levels and different ages.
Spanish - All Levels Juan Zambrano jnzambrano@yahoo.com
(661) 319-5274
Peninsula High (PV) Native Spanish speaker with 7 years of teaching experience and currently teaching AP Spanish Language and Culture. Can tutor any level.
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GEOMETRY
Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
Patricia Brewster dpbrewster057@gmail.com
(310) 377-9889
Retired (CV) Teaching Credential from U.C.L.A. with a major in mathematics. I have over 30 years experience teaching Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 1 and II, Basic Math and Second Language Math.
Bill Emhof WEMHOF@mbusd.org
(818) 939-2409
Mira Costa High School (MB) Single Subject credential in Mathematics. Over 18 years classroom experience and tutoring experience in mathematics from elementary through college level.
Brian Gill redondomathman@yahoo.com RUHS (RB) I have 20 years teaching experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from UC Irvine. Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. Been teaching in Redondo Beach for 18 years.
Tina Kuykendall tinamk5@me.com
(310) 612-0247
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) Master Degree in Education and Curriculum
Multiple Subject Credential K-9
Currently teaching Math 7, Math 7 Accel, Algebra Accel.
Minor in Math.
Mike SooHoo mikesoohoo@gmail.com
(714)473-8300
Redondo Union High School (RB) My tutoring is not just about the math, it's about good teaching that finds and fixes the kinks for your child's long term improvement. Current RUHS math teacher for 17 years strong. Masters in Teaching. Guaranteed to bring up your child's grade AND teach them in a way where they enjoy learning. I work with all grade levels, math levels, and South Bay schools.
Michael Smith msmithmath314@gmail.com Redondo Union High(RB) I have an extensive and comprehensive background in teaching, accompanied by a BS in Mathematics from UCLA and a Masters in Statistics. I am currently teaching AP Stats at Redondo Union.
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GOVERNMENT
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
6-12 Nicolai Anikouchine anikouchinen@pvpusd.net
(310) 544-4816 x 704
Palos Verdes Intermediate (PV) Available to tutor during the school year and summer in Social Studies, History (US and European) and Economics.
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HISTORY/
SOCIAL STUDIES
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
6-12 Nicolai Anikouchine anikouchinen@pvpusd.net
(310) 544-4816 x 704
Palos Verdes Intermediate (PV) Available to tutor during the school year and summer in Social Studies, History (US and European) and Economics.
Geography
Economics
Sociology
Health
Psychology
Samantha Weiss weissteach@hotmail.com
(310)435-6292
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) I have been teaching 25 years now and I have a lot of experience teaching Language Arts (23 years) and Social Studies (25 years) Speech and Debate (14 years) and French (19 years).
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MATH
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
TK-8 Ann Lang 1963langa@gmail.com
310-528-6456
Silver Spur/Vista Grande Elementary (PV) Reading, writing and math.
Over 20 years of teaching experience; Special Ed & multiple subject teaching credentials as well as license in MFT.
Basic Math Patricia Brewster dpbrewster057@gmail.com
(310) 377-9889
Retired (CV) Teaching Credential from U.C.L.A. with a major in mathematics. I have over 30 years experience teaching Geometry, Honors Geometry, Algebra 1 and II, Basic Math and Second Language Math.
K-5 Monica Joyce rejoyces10@gmail.com
(310) 480-2936
Retired (RB) Skilled and experienced in developing Math skills and Eureka Math for K-5.
K-6 Brian Gill redondomathman@yahoo.com RUHS (RB) I have 20 years teaching experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from UC Irvine. Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. Been teaching in Redondo Beach for 18 years.
K-5 Carmela Strange strangec@gmail.com
(310) 892-1604
Retired (RB) Multiple Subject/CLAD Credential. 25 years teaching experience. Tutoring available for Reading, Comprehension, fluency, writing and math.
K-12 Mike SooHoo mikesoohoo@gmail.com
(714)473-8300
Redondo Union High School (RB) My tutoring is not just about the math, it's about good teaching that finds and fixes the kinks for your child's long term improvement. Current RUHS math teacher for 17 years strong. Masters in Teaching. Guaranteed to bring up your child's grade AND teach them in a way where they enjoy learning. I work with all grade levels, math levels, and South Bay schools.
3-6 Tina Kuykendall tinamk5@me.com
(310) 612-0247
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) Master Degree in Education and Curriculum
Multiple Subject Credential K-9
Currently teaching Math 7, Math 7 Accel, Algebra Accel.
Minor in Math.
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PHYSICS
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
All Levels Wilkin Lee chemtutorsb@gmail.com
(310) 600-2982
Redondo Union High School (RB)I have been a Chemistry teacher since 2005. I am currently teaching AP Chemistry and have a pass rate above 90% on the AP Chemistry exam. I have taught and tutored students in all levels of Chemistry and Physics. I also offer on-line tutoring via zoom.
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READING
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
TK-8 Ann Lang 1963langa@gmail.com
310-528-6456
Silver Spur/Vista Grande Elementary (PV) Reading, writing and math.
Over 20 years of teaching experience; Special Ed & multiple subject teaching credentials as well as license in MFT.
K-5 Monica Joyce rejoyces10@gmail.com
(310) 480-2936
Retired (RB) Skilled at improving reading fluency and comprehension for those strugglin with reading.
K-5 Carmela Strange strangec@gmail.com
(310) 892-1604
Retired (RB) Multiple Subject/CLAD Credential. 25 years teaching experience. Tutoring available for Reading, Comprehension, fluency, writing and math.
K-12 Jenifer King jeniferking2@gmail.com
(310) 318-1104
Retired (RB) I am a retired resource specialist (K-12) with over 25 years experience teaching Reading and Language Arts, mostly in middle school. I can teach your student to be a better reader and I can help them catch up on Language Arts.
6-8 Kelly Rodono kelbel90505@yahoo.com
(310) 951-0165
Manhattan Beach Middle School (MB) Reading Recovery Specialist K-12 (not 6-8), specializing in reading techniques that improve reading fluency and word attack strategies. I can improve reading by 1 to 2 grade levels over time.
6-12 Kim Akhavan kimakhavan@gmail.com
(424) 247-8446
Retired (RB) Can provide tutoring in essay writing, close reading, grammar instruction and homework help. Have 15 years teaching AP/Honors/SAT. Possess single subject teaching credential/CLAD. BA/MA in English.
9-12 Dan Phillips danphillips1661@yahoo.com
310-548-4966
Retired (PV) I specialize in getting students caught up on subject matter missed since Covid! I have over 20 years teaching and tutoring experience in the PVPUSD. Literature analysis, grammar and all homework assignments are emphasized. In addition, Academic Writing improvement is my specialty! Significant classroom improvement is GUARANTEED!
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SCIENCES
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
Middle School and High School Rebecca Allen rallen@mbusd.org
(310) 363-5515
Mira Costa High School (MB) Currently teach CP and Honors Chem at Mira Costa but have had 11 years of middle school science experience as well. I have a BS in Biology from LMU and a Masters in Education from Pepperdine. I hold a multiple subject credential, a CLAD credential, a GATE credential and a single-subject Chemistry credential.
Science - 6-8
UCLA Earth Science
Astronomy
Biology
Chemistry
Health
AP Environmental Science
Karl Kurz kkurz@mbusd.org
619-392-2100
Mira Costa High School (MB) B.S. Geology; Masters in education, UCLA Instructor Earth Science with 14 years tutoring experience. UCLA instructor.
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SPECIAL EDUCATION
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
TK-8 Ann Lang 1963langa@gmail.com
310-528-6456
Silver Spur/Vista Grande Elementary (PV) Reading, writing and math.
Over 20 years of teaching experience; Special Ed & multiple subject teaching credentials as well as license in MFT.
K-7 Elizabeth Yee yeee@pvpusd.net
310-536-6603
Ridgecrest Intermediate (PV) K-7th grade special education; 9 years teaching K-2 special education, 3 years teaching 6/7th grade special education; Multiple subject, general and special education credential; Autism authorization, CLAD, BCBA.
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STATISTICS
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
9-12 Bill Emhof WEMHOF@mbusd.org
(818) 939-2409
Mira Costa High School (MB) Single Subject credential in Mathematics. Over 18 years classroom experience and tutoring experience in mathematics from elementary through college level.
9-12 Michael Smith msmithmath314@gmail.com Redondo Union High(RB) I have an extensive and comprehensive background in teaching, accompanied by a BS in Mathematics from UCLA and a Masters in Statistics. I am currently teaching AP Stats at Redondo Union.
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STUDY SKILLS
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
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TRIGONOMETRY
Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
Bill Emhof WEMHOF@mbusd.org
(818) 939-2409
Mira Costa High School (MB) Single Subject credential in Mathematics. Over 18 years classroom experience and tutoring experience in mathematics from elementary through college level.
Brian Gill redondomathman@yahoo.com RUHS (RB) I have 20 years teaching experience and a Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics from UC Irvine. Masters Degree in Education from Pepperdine University. Been teaching in Redondo Beach for 18 years.
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WRITING
Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
TK-8 Ann Lang 1963langa@gmail.com
310-528-6456
Silver Spur/Vista Grande Elementary (PV) Reading, writing and math.
Over 20 years of teaching experience; Special Ed & multiple subject teaching credentials as well as license in MFT.
K-5 Monica Joyce rejoyces10@gmail.com
(310) 480-2936
Retired (RB) Skilled at helping students improve their writing skills.
K-5 Carmela Strange strangec@gmail.com
(310) 892-1604
Retired (RB) Multiple Subject/CLAD Credential. 25 years teaching experience. Tutoring available for Reading, Comprehension, fluency, writing and math.
6-8 Kelly Rodono kelbel90505@yahoo.com
(310) 951-0165
Manhattan Beach Middle School(MB) Writing specialist on essays and paragraph writing. I teach formulas for general use of essays that can be used in any grade. I teach expository, descriptive, narrative, and argumentative essays, while supporting grammatical accuracy.
6-12 Kim Akhavan kimakhavan@gmail.com
(424) 247-8446
Retired (RB) Can provide tutoring in essay writing, close reading, grammar instruction and homework help. Have 15 years teaching AP/Honors/SAT. Possess single subject teaching credential/CLAD. BA/MA in English.
9-12 Dan Phillips danphillips1661@yahoo.com
310-548-4966
Retired (PV) I specialize in getting students caught up on subject matter missed since Covid! I have over 20 years teaching and tutoring experience in the PVPUSD. Literature analysis, grammar and all homework assignments are emphasized. In addition, Academic Writing improvement is my specialty! Significant classroom improvement is GUARANTEED!
College Essays Samantha Weiss weissteach@hotmail.com
310-435-6292
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) I have been teaching 25 years now and I have a lot of experience teaching Language Arts (23 years) and Social Studies (25 years) Speech and Debate (14 years) and French (19 years).
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OTHER
Description Grade Level Name Contact Information Currently teaches at Notes
Public Speaking/Debate Coach NOT GRADE SPECIFIC Samantha Weiss weissteach@hotmail.com
310-435-6292
Ridgecrest Int. (PV) I have been teaching 25 years now and I have a lot of experience teaching Language Arts (23 years) and Social Studies (25 years) Speech and Debate (14 years) and French (19 years).
Philosophy, Sociology and Religion 6-12 Nicolai Anikouchine anikouchinen@pvpusd.net
(310) 544-4816 x 704
Palos Verdes Intermediate (PV) Also available to tutor during the school year and summer in Social Studies, History (US and European), Government and Economics.
College Applications 9-12 Dan Phillips danphillips1661@yahoo.com
(310) 548-4966
Retired (PV) I have recently become a SPECIALIST in dealing with students' College Application letters!