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Study Smart Tutors is excited to partner with LAUSD to provide high-impact tutoring intervention programs that support accelerated learning.

Where Can Students and Families Find Us?

Sessions are 2-hours after school at every site we work with, ranging from 3-4 days per week

We’ll be adding more schools in Spring 2023

Who is Study Smart Tutors?

Meet the Team

Casey Weld, Project Manager

ex-LAUSD employee; 8+ years of experience
Casey Weld is Study Smart Tutors’ Southern California Partnership Manager and the Project Manager for our tutoring partnership with LAUSD’s Division of Instruction. Prior to joining Study Smart Tutors’ team in August, 2021, Casey worked for LA Unified for over 7 years as a tutor, advisor, and coordinator of college access services in a multitude of high need schools. Casey’s firsthand experience with LAUSD schools provides our team with unique insight and perspective to supporting LAUSD students, as well as a trustworthy reputation with district teachers, principals, and staff through his proven commitment to the advancement of LAUSD scholars.

Samantha Welch, Academic Services Manager

Samantha joins Study Smart Tutors after 9 years of working in various capacities alongside children and teens such as special education classrooms, small-group and one-to-one environments. She moved into special education classrooms working with children with learning differences giving her the unique opportunity to understand how important it is to view every student from a whole-child perspective. Since then, Samantha has continued to work with students in both small group and one-on-one settings both as an interventionist and an educational therapist. Samantha earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from Boise State University and her Masters of Arts in Education – Educational Psychology, with an emphasis in reading, language and linguistics, from CSU Northridge.

Ashley Schmerbeck, Tutoring Coordinator

Ashley joins Study Smart Tutors after graduating as a first-generation college student from the University of California, Santa Barbara, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Biopsychology and a minor in History. During her time in university, she organized community service events and programs that focused on tutoring and presenting science experiments with the goal of inspiring elementary and middle school students to seek higher education. She also has experience working in classrooms directly as a Paraeducator assisting special education students.

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Launch Steps

Step 1

  • Identify school needs and logistics
  • Collaborate with schools to identify and recruit groups of students
  • Place tutors and execute intervention plans

Step 2

Our team partners with school site personnel to customize programming to fit the needs of students.

Get in Touch

For more information about our programming, please contact Casey Weld

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