Ali Pennypacker

Subjects: English, History

Currently Ali is attending Whittier college to receive her BA in History to one day become an inspirational History teacher at her local high school. Ali spends her free time assisting professors in promoting gardening on campus, baking, and cooking.


Alysia Verdin

Subjects: English, Math, Spanish, History

A UC Irvine graduate with a bachelors of arts in both political science and history, Alysia strives to be as impactful as the teacher in Freedom Writers. She believes it is an honor to assist others in their growth and becoming better versions of themselves.

“Be who you are called to be, and you will set the world ablaze.” -St. Catherine of Sienna.


Beatrice Caporal 


Whittier location manager and tutor in a variety of subjects.





Destinee Maldonado

Subjects: English, Science, Math, Spanish, College subjects

Majoring in neuroscience, Destinee hopes to one day become a published Medical Scientist with a fully funded laboratory. She tutors to help others discover their strengths and academic passions.

“If you do not sacrifice for what you want, what you want will become the sacrifice.”


Elizabeth Jow

Subjects: English

Interested in a career in human resources, Elizabeth is currently attending Biola University to obtain her degree in Interpersonal/ Rhetorical Communication Studies and Music. She loves to live boldly and use her knowledge to help others whenever given the opportunity.

“Conflict is a staircase up, not a doorway out”


Emily Pierschbacher

Subjects: English, Math

Emily wants to teach students in South Korea one day so she is currently at Biola University, for her bachelor of arts in Intercultural studies. She hopes to be directly involved with and impacting the lives of orphans.



Haven Carrillo

Subjects: Science, Math

Haven one day wants to be a high school Calculus teacher. She currently has her bachelors of science in the Physical sciences and a minor in Math from Biola University. While she tutors, she strives to instill confidence no matter the level the student is at.



Elizabeth Vrinten

Subjects: English, Science, Math

Currently at Biola University, Elizabeth plans to obtain her degree in Math and minor in Education, to one day become a math or science teacher. Her ultimate goal is to obtain her PhD and become the principle of a school, as she is passionate about accessible education and the growth of struggling students.


Jacob Diaz


Tutor Zone Methodology

Many tutoring organizations can claim to have individualized instruction, but Tutor Zone is one tutoring center that promises one full hour of one-on-one tutoring. This gives the opportunity for the student and tutor to work on concepts they are struggling with. Furthermore, your child will work with the same tutor every single time which allows them to build a solid relationship with one another.

Why Tutor Zone

Tutor Zone has been a place that has helped solidify skills for students for more than 10 years. We understand students may not want to go to tutoring. However, our methods and our approach towards education make learning enjoyable. This is one place we assure parents their children will love coming to. Each individualized lessons breaks down concepts in step by step making sure students grasp the concept and don't just memorize.