About Avanza

Avanza is deeply committed to contributing to your child’s long term academic success by providing customized, high quality tutoring services. Our ultimate goal is to develop each of the students with whom we work into enthusiastic, lifelong learners.
Avanza is deeply committed to contributing to your child’s long term academic success by providing customized, high quality tutoring services. Our ultimate goal is to develop each of the students with whom we work into enthusiastic, lifelong learners.
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At Avanza, we recognize that every child is different, and as such we customize our tutoring programs to accommodate each child’s unique learning style.   Each of our students receives a customized learning plan complete with specific and targeted objectives such that progress can be empirically verified.  We also recognize that learning environment is a critical component to academic success, and as such offer a variety a different program modalities to our students, including one on one and small group tutoring.  Through this process of student-driven customization, we have helped hundreds of children improve their grades, test scores and overall enthusiasm for learning.

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At Avanza, we recognize that every child is different, and as such we customize our tutoring programs to accommodate each child’s unique learning style.   Each of our students receives a customized learning plan complete with specific and targeted objectives such that progress can be empirically verified.  We also recognize that learning environment is a critical component to academic success, and as such offer a variety a different program modalities to our students, including one on one and small group tutoring.  Through this process of student-driven customization, we have helped hundreds of children improve their grades, test scores and overall enthusiasm for learning.

Avanza is committed to hiring only the best, as we are acutely aware that it is the teachers who buttress our entire mission.  Avanza only works with individuals who are profoundly committed to student success and who have demonstrated a passion for helping others.  Our teachers are compassionate, dependable and knowledgeable, and will do everything that they can to help your child achieve their academic goals.

Avanza is committed to hiring only the best, as we are acutely aware that it is the teachers who buttress our entire mission.  Avanza only works with individuals who are profoundly committed to student success and who have demonstrated a passion for helping others.  Our teachers are compassionate, dependable and knowledgeable, and will do everything that they can to help your child achieve their academic goals.

Avanza understands that it is only part of your child’s academic success, and because of this we strive to maintain regular communication with parents/guardians and school teachers in order to ensure that the progress is being sustained outside of the tutoring session. We believe that a holistic approach to education is imperative to a child’s academic success, and thus it is important for us to maintain open lines of communication with all of the individuals who comprise a child’s academic support team.  Our teachers/tutors are easily accessible and collaborative, and are committed to working with entire team to provide streamlined support.

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Avanza Education about us image of boy

Avanza understands that it is only part of your child’s academic success, and because of this we strive to maintain regular communication with parents/guardians and school teachers in order to ensure that the progress is being sustained outside of the tutoring session. We believe that a holistic approach to education is imperative to a child’s academic success, and thus it is important for us to maintain open lines of communication with all of the individuals who comprise a child’s academic support team.  Our teachers/tutors are easily accessible and collaborative, and are committed to working with entire team to provide streamlined support.

Avanza is the ideal solution for any student who is struggling academically, or any parent who wants to bring in additional team member to help their child accomplish their academic and life goals.
Avanza is the ideal solution for any student who is struggling academically, or any parent who wants to bring in additional team member to help their child accomplish their academic and life goals.

Story of the Owner

Avanza Education founder

Since working the ESS program in Poway Unified School District and as a tutor at the age of 16, Founder and CEO Richard has dedicated his life to furthering the academic achievement of others.  Richard graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School.  After his collegiate years and receiving a teaching credential, Richard began a career as a middle school teacher in Poway Unified School District and San Diego Unified, where he was renowned for his unwavering commitment to his students’ academic growth. After teaching, Richard sought to broaden the scope of his influence, and began ardently pursue a career in educational leadership and pursued a Master’s in Education. He then began work as an educational consultant, where he was responsible for devising and implementing programmatic improvements to supplemental educational programs. Richard furthered his breadth of educational leadership by consulting for some charter school startups.  He has since worked as an Executive Director for a local non-profit where he developed innovative educational services that specifically catered to the unique needs of “high-risk” youth.  Richard cares about education and wants to help his community.

Through Avanza, Richard seeks to change the landscape of academia, which seems to unreasonably favor those of means.  Richard seeks to create a service that makes high quality education accessible to all and creates lifelong learners across the socioeconomic spectrum.

Story of the Owner

Since working the ESS program in Poway Unified School District and as a tutor at the age of 16, Founder and CEO Richard has dedicated his life to furthering the academic achievement of others.  Richard graduated from Rancho Bernardo High School.  After his collegiate years and receiving a teaching credential, Richard began a career as a middle school teacher in Poway Unified School District and San Diego Unified, where he was renowned for his unwavering commitment to his students’ academic growth. After teaching, Richard sought to broaden the scope of his influence, and began ardently pursue a career in educational leadership and pursued a Master’s in Education. He then began work as an educational consultant, where he was responsible for devising and implementing programmatic improvements to supplemental educational programs. Richard furthered his breadth of educational leadership by consulting for some charter school startups.  He has since worked as an Executive Director for a local non-profit where he developed innovative educational services that specifically catered to the unique needs of “high-risk” youth.  Richard cares about education and wants to help his community.

Through Avanza, Richard seeks to change the landscape of academia, which seems to unreasonably favor those of means.  Richard seeks to create a service that makes high quality education accessible to all and creates lifelong learners across the socioeconomic spectrum.

Philosophy / Mission

Philosophy / Mission

Avanza is deeply committed to the educational success of young people, and seeks to contribute to that success by offering high quality, individualized in-home tutoring and Test Prep services. Our customized, student-centered approach facilitates substantial academic growth and transforms students into enthusiastic, lifelong learners. Our ultimate mission is to develop our students into enthusiastic, lifelong learners who are primed for success both in and out of the classroom. 

Avanza is deeply committed to the educational success of young people, and seeks to contribute to that success by offering high quality, individualized in-home tutoring and Test Prep services. Our customized, student-centered approach facilitates substantial academic growth and transforms students into enthusiastic, lifelong learners. Our ultimate mission is to develop our students into enthusiastic, lifelong learners who are primed for success both in and out of the classroom. 

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We provide an elite educational service, offering successful individualized in home tutoring and Test Prep, taught by the best teachers to guarantee your academic success. Our individualized one-on-one approach provides enriching instruction for students that promotes permanent success for students of all ages.

The principles of Avanza have been working in local school districts, tutoring, and nonprofits for the past 20 years, and now Avanza is bringing those principles right to your doorstep.

Avanza Education educational service

We provide an elite educational service, offering successful individualized in home tutoring and Test Prep, taught by the best teachers to guarantee your academic success. Our individualized one-on-one approach provides enriching instruction for students that promotes permanent success for students of all ages.

The principles of Avanza have been working in local school districts, tutoring, and nonprofits for the past 20 years, and now Avanza is bringing those principles right to your doorstep.

The cornerstone of our process is our 5 STAR System, which allows us to create a highly individualized, and targeted plan for each of our students that will ensure their academic success.

Components of Avanza Elite Five Star System

We want the best for your child so Avanza believes in providing the best tutor and tools available to help teach our students towards a solid education and long term lasting success. Each child is unique and we make learning personal.

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Assess.

The Assessment stage consists of an assessment of a student’s current academic level. The tutor works closely with the student to discover specific challenge areas as well as the student’s preferred learning style.

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Plan.

During the planning stage, the parent, student and tutor collectively determine the priorities and goals of the student. A learning plan is established in order to maximize each individual session, and a timeline is established to track objective completion.

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Teach.

During the teaching stage, the tutor begins instruction, and the student begins to internalize the skills and concepts necessary for his/her continued success. The teacher utilizes a number of teaching strategies to convey information in an accessible way so that material can be easily digested.

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Practice.

During the practice stage, the teacher reiterates concepts through practice exercise that are rooted in the child’s preferred learning style.  The teacher allows for some independent skill practice to help develop mastery.

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Review.

The teacher reviews previous lessons to ensure understanding. The teacher employs a variety of assessment techniques to ensure that concepts are completely internalized.

This holistic and comprehensive approach has been proven to develop enthusiastic, lifelong learners who are poised for success both in and out of the classroom.
This holistic and comprehensive approach has been proven to develop enthusiastic, lifelong learners who are poised for success both in and out of the classroom.