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Rachel Irvine Schmidt - Director/Founder/Tutor
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.


Jenny Kovitch - Co-Director
Jenny is currently studying to become an elementary school teacher at California State University at Monterey Bay (CSUMB). She has certification in teaching young children how to read using a program called First Focus Phonics. Jenny has had very thorough training in phonics and giving children a jump start on beginning the reading process. This is her passion and it shows. She also teaches piano lessons to all ages as well as continuously taking her own lessons to further her own knowledge base.

In her spare time Jenny enjoys travelling, reading, walking on the beach with her dog, camping and visiting with family.


Liz Irvine - Consultant
Liz is a 2001 graduate of Dominican University of California (San Rafael) where she earned her bachelors degree in clinical psychology. She has a strong background in mental health/social work and has been a case manager for children and their families in crisis. She has worked with children ranging in age from preschool through high school and really enjoys helping students learn and realize their true potential. In her spare time, Liz enjoys organizing and interior decorating.


   
Tutors  



Hilary Schaub

Hilary Schaub
Hilary is currently attending Monterey Peninsula College after completing a year at California State University Channel Islands. Upon finishing her general education, she hopes to transfer to San Diego State University and pursue a Masters Degree in psychology. Her favorite subjects to tutor are English and science, but she is also qualified to tutor math up to the high school level. Hilary consistently makes a great connection with her students as she is a student herself and can relate to what they are going through. In addition, she can give her students tried and true tips to ensure academic success. In Hilary’s free time, she enjoys reading, going to the beach, and traveling.




Rachel

Rachel Irvine Schmidt - Director/Founder/Tutor
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.