Our Amazing Team

Laura B

Owner

Alma Mater: UCLA BA Communication Studies, Loyola Marymount MA Elementary Education

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: Prior to opening Miss Bee’s I taught 2nd grade at Hermosa Valley and I privately tutored Hermosa and Manhattan Beach students of all ages.

Biggest accomplishment: I am proud of creating Miss Bee’s Tutoring and am thrilled to see how it has evolved over the years. My goal was to provide our community with access to exceptional educational support and enrichment, and it has become so much more than I could have hoped for. I have my teachers at Miss Bee’s to thank for making Miss Bee’s the best learning center in the South Bay. From the day Miss Bee’s opened, the teachers have proven to be some of the most brilliant, passionate, caring, and collaborative educators that I have ever met. Every day I am amazed by all that they do for their students and our community. It has been a privilege to work side by side with these teachers and to see the huge impact they make on our South Bay kids and teenagers. It takes a village, and it is my goal to continue meeting the needs of our community and the families that we serve.

Life Motto: Your day will go the way the corners of your mouth turn.

Lynn

Manager & Client Relations

Nickname: Miss Lynn

Alma Mater: University of South Carolina

Biggest accomplishment: Magna Cum Laude graduate

Teaching inspiration: I’m inspired to work at Miss Bees’s for the kids. They start with us hoping to improve, then soon enough, they come to my desk with a smile from ear to ear-holding their “A+” test score in their hand. That always makes me smile!

Life Motto: “There’s no such thing as a mistake... unless, you do it twice!”

Allison

Homeschool Manager & Administrator

Alma Mater: UCLA

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: Middle School - math, english, history, beginning spanish

Biggest accomplishment: I love the fact that I was a Women’s Studies major, it allowed me to broaden my perspective on culture politics and life in general.

Teaching inspiration: I want kids to know that there are people like them. Math is hard! So just because you aren't doing well now, doesn't mean you won't be doing well soon. Everyone is different and unique, and has the ability to succeed.

Augie

Teacher

Alma Mater: California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB)

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: Elementary Math, Algebra, Geometry, Spanish 1 & 2, Social Sciences, Biology and Chemistry.

Biggest accomplishment: Surfed a 16 ft wave and survived!

Teaching inspiration: I began teaching surf lessons and guitar lessons during college, which inspired me to help students achieve their goals academically.

Life Motto: “It always seems impossible until it’s done” - Nelson Mandela

Julia

Teacher

Alma Mater: California State University, Monterey Bay

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: K-12: math/statistics, language arts, science, research methods, social studies/history

Biggest accomplishment: My Statistics & Human Development minors were directed at education in STEM & human health. I’ve performed textbook & curriculum research & writing. My greatest contribution was to the major of Psychology & the school of Humanities, Arts & Sciences.

Teaching inspiration: Make each learning experience one of inquiry guided by the student.

Life Motto: Say yes to life.

Carly

Teacher

Alma Mater: CSU Fullerton

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: I specialize in general education and provide reading support for elementary aged students.

Biggest accomplishment: In my full-time job, I facilitate children with special needs.

Teaching inspiration: I chose to work in education to try to make a positive impact in children’s lives.

Life Motto: “A positive thinker sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.”

Amilia

Teacher

Alma Mater: University of Kansas

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: English & Math: K-6.

Biggest accomplishment: Teach For America Alumni, 2018 - 2019 Top Performing 7th Grade ELA Teacher, I can pick the perfect book for you!

Teaching inspiration: My mother owned her own private Elementary school when I was growing up and I loved being at school! I still love working with kids and reading!

Life Motto: “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” ― Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

Jessica

Teacher

Alma Mater: Northwest University, Seattle

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: K - 5, all subjects.

Biggest accomplishment: Earning my Masters of Education in Literacy.

Teaching inspiration: My favorite part of teaching is when a student says "I don't get it!" I love to inspire them to push themselves in their own learning. The look of excitement on their face when they master a concept always makes my day. I love showing students that they are capable of succeeding - it's why I became a teacher!

Life Motto: "Promise me you'll remember, you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think" -A.A. Milne

Ryan

Teacher

Alma Mater: UC Berkeley (undergrad), USC Law School (JD)

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: Social sciences and humanities, Spanish: all ages and levels, Math: through Geometry, College-essay writing

Biggest accomplishment: I almost made it on to College Jeopardy, but struggled with buzzing in (it's really hard!)

Teaching inspiration: I hope that I can instill a love of learning for its own sake: we attend school not just to learn technical skills or prove our worth to employers, but to become better citizens and more reflective human beings.

Life Motto: "More obscene than anything is inertia" -Henry Miller

Alexis

Teacher

Alma Mater: I received my Liberal Studies B.A. from San Diego State University, and I'll have my Elementary teaching credential in June 2020!

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: I tutor all subjects and students in grades 1-5, but as the homework club monitor I work with students all the way up to the seventh grade.

Biggest accomplishment: I graduated Magna Cum Laude from SDSU and I have been on the Dean’s List every semester since my freshman year of college. I know my biggest accomplishment is yet to come - I'm excited for my journey as a teacher and I can’t wait to pave my own path!

Shannon

Teacher

Alma Mater: Ramapo College of New Jersey

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: Pre­K through 5th grade: Reading, Writing, and Math

Biggest accomplishment: I have a Bachelors in Elementary Education and Psychology as well as a Special Education certificate. Prior to working at Miss Bee’s, I was a 5th ­grade resource room teacher where I taught reading, writing, and math, and collaborated with general education teachers to modify lessons in Social Studies and Science.

Teaching inspiration: My mom, who is a school teacher, was the person who inspired me to teach. Over the years, I’ve watched her create engaging lessons, demonstrate patience, and best of all positively impact the lives of so many of her students.

Life Motto: “Pay attention to the things that you are naturally drawn to. They are often connected to your path, passion, and purpose in life. Have the courage to follow them.”­ Ruben Chavez.

Steve

Teacher

Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount University

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: Math, History, English, Science - 1st through 12th Grade

Teaching inspiration: I'm inspired a positive influence for future generations

Life Motto: Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. - Mark Twain

Laura G

Teacher

Alma Mater: UCLA

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: I tutor Elementary through high school level English, and French. I tutor all subjects in Elementary School.

Biggest accomplishment: I published my first novel when I was 17 and have since led various writers’ workshops at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. I designed the curriculum for all levels of French, including the Advanced Placement course at Mater Dei High School.

Fernando

Teacher

Alma Mater: Loyola Marymount University

Subjects/Grade-Level experience: Primarily the 3rd through 5th grades, as well as a middle school Math and Science teacher.

Biggest accomplishment: I have enjoyed 14+ years of teaching and served as an Assistant Principal at an elementary school for one year.

Teaching inspiration: Greatly influenced by my mother, who was a distinguished teacher and principal, I chose to pursue a new career in education.

Life Motto: I dedicate myself to helping all students grow academically, socially and emotionally. As a teacher, I lead my students through rigorous and meaningful instructional lessons. My expectation is to instill in them “habits of mind” that inspire learning, and also develop responsible character.