Saddleback Valley Unified School District

Saddleback Mountains overlooking RSM Lake

District Tutor List


Listed below are Saddleback Valley Unified School District's (SVUSD) regular and active substitute teachers who have expressed an interest in tutoring. This Tutor list has been made available for the convenience of SVUSD parents/guardians. SVUSD does not endorse, employ or evaluate the following individuals as tutors. The District is not responsible for coordinating or supervising tutoring services. Any tutor arrangements (including payment arrangements) are made between the parent/guardian and the tutor and are independent of the District.

Askar, Debbie 949-458-8780 1-6 Reading, Phonics, Comprehension, Math, Science, Social Studies
Bednar, Leigha 949-774-9832 7-11 Math 7/7H, Math 8, Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2
Dilworth, Marianne 949-859-9204  1-8 Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Reading, Language Arts, English for Russian Speakers
Dunn, Kelsey 609-751-1168 9-11 Math, Algebra 1 Essentials, Algebra 1, Geometry,
Ernsbarger, Susan 949-521-2250 K-8 Reading, Writing, Math, English, Science, Intervention
Fliegler, Katie 949-284-3313 9-12 Physical Science, Earth Science, Chemistry (CP, Honors), Physics (CP)
Fortt, Karin 949-295-4599 TK-12  Two-Way Immersion Spanish, Spanish 1-3
Fortier, Susan 714-350-9804 K-12 All Subjects, Specializing in Learning Disabilities (Autism, ADD, ADHD, GATE), Math up to Algebra II, Organizational Skills
 Friedberg, Amy 949-351-3608  K-8 All Subjects, Specializing in Reading, Writing, Comprehension Strategies, Math, Social Studies (teaching with proven techniques to overcome challenging concepts)
Graham, Joel 949-521-3080 K-8 Math, Reading, All subjects-Middle School Prep
Hashempour, Camellia 949-412-3245 K-12 Math, Science, English (reg & honors level), French (basic)
Imagawa, Stewart      (Mr. I) 949-689-0473 4-12 Specializing in Science Math, Engineering and Technology. Also History and English
Lavin, Maria Esther 949-455-9618 K-12 K-6 Spanish, Spanish 1-4, AP Spanish
McDonald, Colleen 908-380-0299 TK-6 All subjects: Reading, Phonics, Writing, Comprehension, Language Arts, ESL
Ochi, Wendy 949-854-7914 6-12 Biology (AP/Honors), Chemistry (AP/Honors), Algebra (1 & 2), Geometry, Basic Math, SAT & ACT, College Prep 
Pfeiler, Donna 949-412-3915 K-6    Adult Ed Reading, Phonics, Comprehension, Vocabulary, Writing, Math, English as a Second Language
Rash, Cathy 949-874-1061 6-12 Chemistry, Algebra I, Geometry, Biology, English as a Second Language, Chinese
Salazar, Alexis 619-254-1961 9-12 Algebra, Geometry
Sausser, Lisa 949-616-6069 K-6 All Subjects
Stephenson, Beverly 949-307-6917 K-6 Lang Arts, Math (Common Core trained at UCF) Writing, Social Studies, Study Skills. Trained in the "Barton" Program for Dislexia
Trager, Gayle 949-439-6370 8-12 Spanish 1-4 AP/IB, French 1-4 AP/IB, ESL
Vakili, Morteza (Mike) 949-492-6244     949-370-9783 9-14 Geometry, Geometry (H), Algebra II, Algebra II (H), Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB/BC, IB Math, Statistics
Wetlesen, Sandy 714-883-4408 K-12    Adult Ed  Special Ed Reading, English, History, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Science, Spanish, French, ELD, Computer/study skills, SAT, ACT, GED, Citizenship Interview Prep


Additional Community Tutoring Resources

Tutoring Help for High School Students at the Mission Viejo Library

Looking for free one-on-one assistance at the high school and middle school level? Tutors are available during the school year in Pre-Algebra through Calculus, and Physics . Call the Adult Reference Desk in advance to sign up at (949) 830-7100, extension 5105, and be sure to leave your name, school, and phone number. Come prepared with questions, your textbook, a pencil, paper, and any other materials needed. Tutoring sessions focus on learning general topics rather than completing specific homework assignments. There is no charge for this service. Visit the Mission Viejo Library to schedule your free Tutoring session.

Tutoring Help for Elementary Students at the Mission Viejo Library

Does your child need help with their elementary school homework or research? Qualified volunteers offer free homework help at the Mission Viejo Library during the school year for 2nd - 6th grade students. The Homework Center is open Wednesday afternoons from 3:30PM to 5:30 PM beginning September 9th. Sign up for appointments up to one week in advance at the Youth Reference Desk. For more information, call (949) 830-7100, extension 5107.