WHO WE ARE

We are educators, parents, and students who are passionate about helping all students reach their educational goals.

Wendi Ostroff

Wendi Ostroff

Owner

Wendi has been involved locally in education in Santa Barbara for the past 26 years. She took over the California Learning Center in 2013 and has expanded its program to guide students through the college process in addition to tutoring and test preparation.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Wendi has a multiple subject teaching credential from Cal State Northridge. She received her certification in college counseling through the UCLA extension program and has been visiting college campuses throughout the US the past 6 years. She is an associate member of the Independent Education Consultant Association (IECA), the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling (WACAC), Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), and the International Reading Association.

She is passionate about teaching and feels that all children can work to their full potential with the right tools and with minimal stress. In her free time, Wendi enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family.

Cindy Beraldo

Cindy Beraldo

Tutor

I have been lucky enough to live in Santa Barbara since 1971. I have raised my family here and received both my B.A. in English and my teaching credential from UCSB. I taught at Roosevelt Elementary and enjoyed being Wendi’s colleague for fifteen years. I am excited to be a part of the California Learning Center, which I believe fills an important niche in Santa Barbara!

Mary Kelly

Mary Kelly

Admin/Tutor

Mary Kelly graduated from Brooklyn College with a B.A. in Fine Arts and a minor in Spanish. She has years of administrative experience and enjoys keeping things organized and running smoothly. She looks forward to the opportunity to help CLC grow and prosper.

Will Lorenzen

Will Lorenzen

Tutor

Will graduated from Tufts University in Boston with a BA in International Relations with concentrations in Economics and Spanish. He plans to pursue a Juris Doctorate in the future. He tutors in various levels of Math, Economics, Accounting, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and different AP subjects. He’s taught students all over the world from Peru to Boston, and is excited to bring these experiences to Santa Barbara.

Ben York

Ben York

Tutor

Ben was born and raised in Santa Barbara and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Physiological Sciences with a minor in Food Studies. He is currently applying to medical school and when not tutoring at CLC he is working as a research assistant at the Sansum Diabetes Research Institute. In his free time he loves to cook (especially baking bread) and train as a competitive age group triathlete. Ben tutors in the maths and sciences as well as ACT/SAT/AP.

Rishika Singh

Rishika Singh

Tutor

Rishika is a Santa Barbara native and graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in Psychobiology and a minor in Biomedical Research. She will be applying to medical school and is also considering graduate studies in computer science or data science. In her free time, she loves to play tennis, kickbox, and volunteer with local organizations. Rishika tutors in math and science subjects, including AP level, along with SAT and ACT.

Yui Tantiyavarong

Yui Tantiyavarong

Tutor

Yui was born and raised in San Jose and is a third-year student at UCSB majoring in Physiology with a minor in Applied Psychology. She plans on pursuing physical therapy in the future. In her free time, she loves to bake and lift weights. She also volunteers at ASAP cat shelter. Yui tutors various levels of math, including SAT math and calculus.

Fiona Chrystal

Fiona Chrystal

Tutor

Fiona Chrystal is a third year undergraduate student studying physics and mathematics at UCSB. She plans on attending graduate school to study astrophysics, and hopefully one day work for NASA. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and swimming. Fiona is also a member of Physics Circus, a school club that travels to elementary schools to demonstrate fundamental physics concepts in a fun and interactive manner. At California Learning Center, she tutors all levels of math, physics and SAT/ACT math to both junior high and high school students.