Meet The Team

Anne Luke

Director and Co-Founder

BA, English, University of CA, Los Angeles

MA, Counseling Psychology, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Fun fact: I played soccer for the UCLA Division I Women's team and developed a passion for psychology during my time there.

Krista Northridge

Admissions Counselor

BA, Stanford University
JD, UC Hastings School of Law

Fun fact: I entered college as pre-med major, changed my mind then went to law school, and finally found my true passion working with students to achieve their college dreams.

Marika Clarke

Director of Academic Tutoring

BA, Government and International Politics, George Mason

Fun fact: I studied international relations in the D.C. area. There, I got a truly unique look at global politics working for a Saudi prince for nearly two years.


Academic Tutor

BS, Economics, UCSD (in progress)

Fun fact: In college I have pursued a passion for math and economics; however, I have had the opportunity to take courses in architecture and anthropology that have really influenced my interest in traveling around the world. I've already been to over 15 countries!


SAT/ACT Prep Instructor


MS, Accounting


Fun Fact: I played professional basketball in the Phillipines and truly love the game!


Academic Tutor

BS, Biochemistry, Montana State University

Fun fact: I used to work in an Immunology and Infectious Diseases research lab while getting my degree in Biochemistry at Montana State University.


College Counseling, Essay Writing

BA, History and Government, Centre College

MA, Education, University of Kentucky

Fun fact: When I taught in Japan, I joined a Tea Ceremony Club and am now an expert in the craft.


SAT/ACT Instructor

BS, Aerospace Engineering, UC Irvine

Fun fact: At UCI I worked as a member of the UC Irvine "Design Build Fly" team to win the 2013 AIAA DBF competition. A love for math and science led me to a career in teaching.


Academic Tutor

BS, Chemistry, University of California, Irvine


Fun fact:  With determination and resilience, I graduated from UCI with a degree in Chemistry and a concentration in Biochemistry, even though I learned English at 18!


Academic Tutor

BS, Computer Science and Engineering (in progress)


Fun fact: I wrote code that now sits in the Arctic World Archive. 250 meters deep in an Arctic Mountain."


Academic Tutor

BS, Biological Sciences, UC Irvine

Fun fact: I've worked in the operating room at the UCI medical center.


SAT/ACT Instructor

BS, Neuroscience. Minor: Chemistry, University of Pittsburg

Fun fact: While studying neuroscience, I did a research project with 32 monkeys studying the genetic component of stress sensitivity.


SAT and ACT Instructor

BA, English, University of Notre Dame

MA, Education, LMU

Fun fact: In college, I focused on Latin and Ancient Greek which led me into the field of teaching. 


Academic Tutor

BS, Biology, UC Riverside

Fun Fact: I flew to Puerto Rico to help with the relief effort after Hurricane Maria. That experience helped inspire my desire to be a teacher.


Tel: 949-276-4077

31401 Rancho Viejo Road, Suite 101
San Juan Capistrano, California 92675​​

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