Each of our instructors is an expert in the subjects he or she teaches and has a minimum of five years experience in education; most have ten or more. More importantly, each tutor has demonstrated an exceptional gift for working individually with students at all academic levels.
Collectively, our faculty has worked with thousands of high school students who have subsequently gone on to study at some of the nation’s best colleges and universities, including Amherst, Bard, Berkeley, Brown, UCLA, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, MIT, Michigan, NYU, Northwestern, Oberlin, University of Pennsylvania, Pepperdine, Pomona, Princeton, USC, Stanford, Tufts, Wellesley, Wesleyan, Williams, Yale, and many more.
Here are a few of The Scholar Groups featured tutors. For a complete list of tutors, please contact Deborah Puette at 818.761.2374 .
DREW BRODY, M.A., PRESIDENT, CO-FOUNDER
Drew has been an educator for over 20 years, teaching a wide variety of academic subjects, including calculus, statistics, trigonometry, algebra, French, playwriting, theater studies, screenwriting, and strategy games, at a range of grade levels from elementary through graduate school.
His work with The Scholar Group includes SAT prep, college counseling, individualized mathematics instruction, and educational consulting and program development for schools. He also specializes in working with students with learning differences.
In addition to The Scholar Group, Drew has founded or co-founded several other successful educational endeavors, including the MBA Centre in Paris, the Cornell-in-Hollywood internship and mentorship programs, and the Visions Scholastic Academy, a WASC-accredited high school program housed at the Visions Adolescent Outpatient Counseling Center in Brentwood, where he served as Director of Education until 2005. At Mount St. Mary's University, where Drew served as adjunct faculty and graduate thesis advisor for 6 years, he was instrumental in the creation of the new MFA program in Creative Writing with a particular focus on working with students who are veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most recently, Drew spearheaded the Mirman School's overhaul of their signature mathematics curriculum (from kindergarten through multi-variable calculus) to better serve Mirman's unique population of highly gifted and twice exceptional students. The success of Mirman's program led to invitations to speak at conferences, including the CAG (California Association for the Gifted) Conference in Palm Springs, California and the 13th International Congress on Mathematics Education in Hamburg, Germany. Drew holds a BA from Cornell University and a masters' degree from The University of Birmingham in England, and is a current member of the mathematics faculty at New Roads School in Santa Monica.
JEREMY RABB, M.F.A.
Jeremy has tutored for over twenty years. Before joining The Scholar Group, he taught independently, as well as for Drew Brody Tutoring, Stanley Kaplan, and The Princeton Review. At TPR, he developed and wrote teaching materials, and won the award for Best Teacher in New York City.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in English from Princeton University, and his Master of Fine Arts from The Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University.
PAUL HAITKIN, M.S.
Paul got his start teaching at UCLA where he received multiple awards and ran the TA training program for the physics department for two years. He has over ten years experience teaching AP physics and calculus in both classroom settings and one-on-one.
Paul received his Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Physics from Rutgers University and his Masters of Science in Theoretical Particle Physics from UCLA. He has done experimental research in the area of astro-particle physics for the High Resolution Fly's Eye Detector and theoretical research modeling new theories for gravity.