Hi! My name is Sara Bretana and I am the owner of Enlightened Learning. I began tutoring over 20 years ago. Over the years, two things became abundantly clear.
1) Students who fall behind are often left behind.
2) Many students struggle in school for reasons beyond the concepts!
Teachers are working hard doing the best they can to educate our students. Unfortunately, with so many students per classroom, teachers often are not given the time they need to partner with students individually when they begin to fall behind. That is where we come in!
Our entire center is dedicated to coming alongside each of our students and helping identify the areas in which they struggle. Together, we help our students fill in any missing links, understand the concepts, build confidence, and develop core life skills such as organization and time management.
On top of this, we also see students who are struggling because they don't connect with their teacher's education style. Every student is unique! Some students are auditory learners while others process information visually or tactically. To enable students to absorb as much information as possible, our tutors incorporate each student's individual learning style in the educational process. We are here to serve your students. But, don't take it from us! Read what other families have to say about our center under Testimonials!
We'd love to answer any questions you might have. You can call or text us at (805) 402-8402, or email us:
Meet Our Team!
Studying to be a teacher, Alyssa loves to work with students in subjects K-8th grade and strives to teach the kids in a fun and interactive way!
Cari loves History and Science! She is a full-time teacher who teaches part-time with us, sharing her love for learning in a fun and interactive way!
Elora loves to draw, paint, and sculpt! 3-D art is her favorite and she's always excited to take on new projects!
Skilled in painting, Jenna teaches art classes for all ages! You can see some of her beautiful artwork all over the learning center!
Nickolas loves everything music! From piano to guitar, flute to violin, Nicholas is amazing! He teaches music theory and loves to have fun with music!
Andrew is amazing with math and science! He loves solving problems and teaching all levels of math!
Dawn loves to share her passion for both 2-D and 3-D art. She teaches Clay & Ceramics, painting, adult classes and more! She has a deep love for animals as well and comes to teach us about amazing critters every week!
Heather loves to draw and paint! She is one of our amazing Art Camp Instructors helping out whenever she is home from college!
Jesus teaches math and coding, he loves everything from addition and subtraction to calculus! He teaches coding and loves to get the kids thinking!
Having studied English and Literature in school, Renae loves to tutor students in reading and writing skills. She works with students K-12th grade helping to inspire a love for English studies.
Bekah helps run the day-to-day operations at the learning center. She can help answer any questions you might have!
Elaina loves to work with students up through 8th grade. She tutors in all subjects, teaches elementary art and leads our learning pods!
Jade teaches Spanish, math, and all elementary subjects up through 9th grade. She loves to make homework assignments fun and easy to understand.
Math is Kaitlyne's specialty! She tutors all our upper level math students from Pre-Algebra and Math one to AP Calculus and Trig!
Sofia is a phenomenal artist! She excels in drawing portraits and animals! She also teaches piano lessons whenever she is home from college.
Soleil loves working with clay and paint! You can find her with her hands always messy, jumping into fun new art projects!