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!

Jeffrey Li

Jeffrey Li

Tutor

Jeffrey Li graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a B.S. in Pharmacology. He plans to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in the future. He currently tutors for multiple subjects: Pre-Algebra, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus (AB/BC), Statistics, AP Chemistry, and AP Biology.
Jeffrey is passionate about learning and strives to cultivate the same passion with each of his clients. In his free time, he enjoys fencing and playing board games.

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.