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The students we serve thriving is the key to our success

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Lindsay Hoogendam founded Beach Tutors in 2018 with over 18 years of experience with tutoring children of all ages. Lindsay has been teaching since 2001 after graduating from Pepperdine University with a teaching credential and minor in Spanish. She previously taught 3rd grade in the Pacific Palisades for five years and moved to Southern China to teach university while simultaneously earning her masters in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages).  Lindsay eventually moved back to her hometown of Long Beach to start a family after traveling the world and teaching.


Her passion to make education enjoyable and the learning of challenging concepts attainable for all students makes her students come back year after year.   She teaches her students like she is teaching her own children and finds the best, most qualified tutors to make learning enjoyable while helping students excel in confidence.  In her spare time, she loves teaching, traveling, baking, playing games and ethnic food! 


Meet Our

   Other Tutors and Camp Staff

Rachel Sommers is a Math Tutor and Data Analytics Consultant with 15+ years of tutoring experience. She earned her B.S. in Mathematics and Economics from UCLA.  After university, she spent 3 years living abroad in China working in education and microfinance.  Currently, she works for a consulting company as a Senior Data Analyst. She leads teams across all stages of diverse technology and data analytics projects.  She helps perform data analytics as well as create data visualizations for clients to comprehend their data in a clean and concise way.

Rachel is extremely passionate about explaining mathematical concepts in ways that break down barriers most people encounter. In her spare time, she volunteers with an educational non-profit to provide math tutoring for low income families.  She also enjoys running, yoga, baking, speaking other languages and traveling around the world.

Claudia Johnston is currently a 4th grade teacher with 15+ years of combined classroom experience. She earned her B.A. in Liberal studies with an emphasis in Education and a Multiple subject credential from Cal State Fullerton and holds an M.A. in Reading and Literacy from Grand Canyon University. Currently, she sits on the RTI team, working with fellow teachers and administrators to effectively analyze school and student performance data and plan effective intervention plans. She loves teaching and exploring all content areas with her students, especially reading, writing and math. Witnessing growth and learning in action is one of her life’s joys.


Claudia is passionate about developing students into writers, teaching them to transfer ideas into well organized and clear compositions. She specializes in identifying literacy gaps and systematically addressing and growing reading skills. She understands the academic rigor required for students to succeed, and takes pride in supporting children towards progress and success. She spends her free time planning/taking road trips, reading, cooking, enjoying California’s beauty, and soaking up quality time with family and friends. 

Coach Neil attended Cal State Long Beach with a focus childhood  education.  While not working for Beach Tutors, you can find Coach Neil busy at AGA, America Gymnastics Association, and Studio M teaching the tumbling, America ninja warrior, acrobats, cheer and more!  Teaching has always been the career choice for Coach Neil and anyone who knows him knows he is an absolute natural with kids!  When not working, Coach Neil enjoys going out to eat, listening to music and enjoying the great outdoors!

Contact Us

For more information on pricing and/or to schedule your first session!

Belmont Heights

Long Beach, CA

Tel: 562-434-1996

General tutoring hours:


Mon:   9am - 6:30pm

Tue:    9am-6:30pm

Wed:   9am-6:30pm

Thurs: 9am-6:30pm

Fri:      9am-5pm

​Sat:     By Request Only

Sun:    By Request Only

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