About Us and Why we Love Tutoring

Experienced tutors who love kids. We focus on  responsibility and always putting our students’ safety first.  

Expert Tutors Huntington Beach CA

tutoring with cathy tran

About Us and Why we Love Tutoring

Experienced tutors who love kids. We focus on  responsibility and always putting our students’ safety first.  

Expert Tutors Huntington Beach CA

tutoring with cathy tran
Cathy Tran Expert Tutoring


Cathy Tran

 Cathy Tran is the founding owner of Expert Tutoring Near Me. She is a highly qualified and credentialed tutor in Language, Essay Writing, Spelling, Critical Reading, Math, Science, Study Skills, and Test Prep. Cathy is an expert in her field and is capable of tutoring any student, however she feels most passionately about using her skills to tutor children with learning disabilities and other challenges that may impede the pace of their academic success. She has been a tutor for over a decade and previously owned a successful tutoring center in Huntington Beach, before transitioning back into private tutoring.

 She received her B.A. in Psychology from Ashford University in San Diego, CA, where she majored in Applied Behavioral Studies. She also has an A.D. in Human Services from Cypress College in Cypress, CA. Additionally, she has two vocational skill certificates for Advanced and Basic Family Studies, along with a skill certificate in Vocational Gerontology. Cathy also has over twenty years of experience working in Social Services and Student Counsel to ensure compassionate care for clients in achieving self- sufficiency and personal growth.

 One of her greatest and strongest traits is her demonstrated empathy and dedication to help others, especially children. As a mother herself, she truly understands that children need adults who they can feel comfortable with to support and encourage them in all aspects of life, including in education.

 What I enjoy, and the reason that I love what I do, is my ability to help gifted kids with special needs. Students with learning disabilities are where my heart is. I am a certified teacher and I will guarantee your student’s success. 

kristen ruggles


Kristen Ruggles

About Kristen Ruggles

 Kristen Ruggles works collaboratively with Cathy Tran to provide an immersive and comprehensive tutoring experience that is personalized and tailored for each individual student. By working collaboratively they are able to share their collective educational backgrounds in order to meet any and all needs that your student may have. 

 Parents: Could your student benefit from improving their essay writing skills and techniques? If so, Kristen provides writing tutoring services for students that will help them to succeed when writing essays, papers, applications, and cover letters.

 Kristen has over three years of private tutoring experience, mostly working with high school students. She received her B.A. in English Literature with honors from the University of Colorado, and her J.D. from Loyola Law School, where she specialized in working with teenagers involved in the Juvenile Justice System. Kristen has a variety of professional writing experience, including working as legal writer and as a newspaper reporter. She also has over a decade of experience working as an audio transcriptionist/editor in post-production services. Her services include proofreading, editing, providing notes and critiques, teaching students to be organized and structured in their writing, and offering helpful writing tips and tricks.

 Writing is a practical skill that will help your student to flourish throughout their lives. A good writer will always stand out, whether it is in school, on an application, or at work. Many students struggle to articulate their thoughts onto paper in a clear and effective manner. That’s okay; I’m here to help!

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Tutor Mrs. Misha Mahmood

Misha Mahmood is a dedicated professional with a dual focus as a graphic designer by day and a tutor by night. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Graphic Design from Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Integrated Design Business and Technology at University of Southern California. Misha is driven by her creative ambition and a deep passion for promoting neurodiversity. She possesses a keen understanding of various learning styles and is adept at working with children of diverse backgrounds. With extensive experience in supporting students with learning differences such as Autism, ADHD, and language deficits, Misha is committed to fostering inclusive and supportive learning environments.


Tutor Calvin Erbe

Calvin Expert Tutoring

” Greetings, my name is Calvin Erbe. I am a graduate of Vanguard University of Southern California in Costa Mesa with a bachelor’s degree in Language Arts. In the near future, I intend to re-enroll at another college campus in order to pursue my master’s degree with the long-term goal of becoming a college professor. Conversely, I have aspirations to teach overseas for a time, traveling east and southeast Asia when I’m not preoccupied teaching in the classroom. Outside of academics, I enjoy exercising daily, gaming, and paleontology– all of which are lifelong passions mine.
    My time at Expert Tutoring has been in some ways challenging but also rewarding, with both myself and my students being able to grow in our own ways. I have so far only been in this field of work for a rather short amount of time, but that is precisely why I am all the more eager to continue learning. God willing and my resolve unwavering, I have high hopes for the future and am truly blessed to be able to work with such remarkable individuals. “

Expert Tutoring Paul

Hello. My name is Paul Nguyen. As an immigrant who has been in the U.S. for about nine years, used to have obstacles with language barriers and culture. However, with all my hard work and effort, I finally got a Bachelor in Mathematics at California State University of Long Beach (CSULB). After volunteering as a Peer Tutor in my high school, I experienced many students are still struggling to understand math. Because of that, I decided to become a Math professor so that I could help those students gain their interest in Math and understand how to solve Math problems easier. To master more skills in Math, I am currently pursuing a Master of Science in
Mathematics. Teaching is my passion and I hope that with all of my effort, students will have the opportunity to improve their math skills and be able to solve problems better.

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