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Bright Horizons Academic Assistance is a local tutoring company that works with students struggling in a wide variety of subject areas in a respectful way. We meet our objective, improving academic performance, by providing subject specific individualized instruction, close communication with the teacher and school, weekly feedback for parents, goal setting, and confidence building. We serve both the Monterey Peninsula as well as the Salinas Valley.

Founder and director, Rachel Irvine Schmidt, has been working on the peninsula as a teacher and as a private tutor since 1996. She holds a double major BA degree in both Liberal Studies
and in Spanish. Additionally, she has three different credentials in Bilingual Elementary Education (BCLAD), Spanish, and an administrative credential. She has also earned her Masters Degree in Educational Administration and Supervision. She works with students as well as with her tutors to ensure successful experiences for all. The team is caring, patient and proud of its work. Bright Horizons is compliant with the California Teaching Standards and Framework.