Tutoring the South Bay since 1990

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As K-12 tutoring specialists, we draw on our over 26 years of experience to help the children of the South Bay and Palos Verdes Peninsula reach their true potential. Our rigorously selected, high caliber tutors and college consultants include graduates of MIT, Columbia, UPenn, UC Berkeley, Pomona College, UCLA, and USC, as well as both former and current school teachers. Whether it is helping students to improve in concepts they struggle with, make big improvements on their SATs or ACTs, or simply gain confidence in a subject, Peninsula Academy has the expertise to help your student achieve success.


I am currently a student at Carnegie Mellon University studying Information Systems while on the pre-med track. While in middle school and high school, I went to Pen Academy for various subjects, ranging from English to Chemistry to Physics. All the tutors there are very helpful and not only assisted in my schoolwork, but also helped me understand the essence of what I was learning at the time. They helped me write my college apps, and look where I am now! Thank you to Pen Acad!
— Nathan O. - Carnegie Mellon
I went to Peninsula Academy a few weeks before senior year because I needed assistance with the college application process and some private ACT sessions. Daniel was great in not only helping me with my essays but also exploring all of my options and career choices. TJ focused on my weakest spots and helped boost my ACT score from a 29 to a 32 within a short amount of time. Without their help, I wouldn’t have had the confidence I needed to proceed in the college process!
— Christine Fukui – UCSB Honors Program Class of 2020
I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for all the hours you have spent with Maddie this past year helping her out with both college testing and essays. I truly believe that without the help and insight of Peninsula Academy, she would not have been as successful in the application process as she was. As you know, she was accepted to BU on early decision, received the Dean’s scholarship, and will be attending there in the Fall. Getting into BU was always her dream, but she also ended up getting into every school to which she applied with the exception of UCSB, where she was wait-listed. (Not bad for a girl who thought she wasn’t getting into any colleges!) She has told me several times that looking back she is so glad that she worked with Peninsula Academy. A price cannot be put on how much you have done for her, thank you again!
— Louise P.
As a freshman in high school taking Biology Honors, I was unsure how to study for a hard class. That is when I came to Peninsula Academy, a place where a lot of my high school success came from. With their help, studying in high school just became easier after the first year! Peninsula Academy not only helped me apply to and get into my dream school, Baylor University, but also helped me get a scholarship from Baylor as well! Without the help of Peninsula Academy, I don’t think I would have gotten into my dream school. I highly recommend coming to Peninsula Academy because your academic dreams become reality here!
— Matthew Ho
Peninsula Academy helped me get back on track with school work. They provided me with the help I needed whether it was schoolwork or SAT prep. No matter what subject, every PA teacher gave me 1-on-1 attention. Best of all, every teacher has the patience and altruism to encourage students to believe in themselves to give their best as well.
— Haruka K.
My class at Peninsula Academy was very helpful for my Chemistry AP class; I was always ahead and was always kept on track. The group tutoring was great because the students would learn from each other; other students’ questions were a good review for the rest of the class. The tutor’s explanation was to the point and very helpful. I would recommend this class to anyone with a few questions to a lot of questions — this class will help you either way.
— Kristie
Not only did Peninsula Academy allow me to get aid from a variety of qualified tutors who helped me through my most difficult classes in high school, but it also prepared me in extraordinary ways for the SAT and SAT subject tests. The techniques and tools I learned at Peninsula Academy helped me through high school, and as a college student I still find myself relying on what I learned there in the best way possible.
— Andrea H. - Northeastern University Honors Program
I am currently a Pre-Med student at the University of California in Los Angeles. Needless to say, the classes are rigorous. Going into my college applications, I had no idea what I wanted to focus my college essay on. Seventeen years of experience and nothing special I could think of until I met Daniel. Daniel helped me to plunge into my history and helped me write an essay that got me accepted to all of the UCs.
— Arya G. - UCLA
Thanks to the expert guidance of the staff at Peninsula Academy, I managed to raise my SAT score from a 1550 to a 2110 in only a couple months! Thank you for everything over the last couple years. I would not be where I am today without your help.
— Maziar A. - UC Santa Barbara


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