Rob Thomas

​​Academic Coach

  • Professional Clear Single Subject
    California Teaching Credential
    - Mathematics 7-12

  • Professional Clear Single Subject
    California Teaching Credential
    - Science 7-12

  • B.S. in Chemistry
    University of Washington

  • M.S. in Chemistry
    University of California, Irvine


Middle school science, Biology, Chemistry (AP and college prep), Physics, Math (Math 6 through Pre-Calculus), and standardized test preparation​

Miriam C. Prell

Founder and Co-Owner

Academic Coach

Mrs. Prell's Educational Services LLC
DBA Teachers in Private Practice

  • Professional Clear K-12 Multiple Subject

  • California Teaching Credential

  • G.A.T.E. (Gifted and Talented Education) Certified

  • C.L.A.D. (Crosscultural, Language and
    Academic Development) Certified

  • AVID Trained in Critical Reading

  • B.A. in Communicative Disorders,
    California State University, Fullerton

  • California Teaching Credential
    Concordia University, Irvine 


Fostering Creativity and Confidence

Practicing Critical Reading
Practicing Critical Writing

Building Problem Solving Skills
Practicing Study Strategies


Mrs. Prell has a passion for learning and guiding communities of learners in upper elementary school through early college. For over two decades, she taught middle school Language Arts and Social Studies Honors and College Other courses taught include strategic math, strategic reading, AVID 6 and ELD (English Language Development). She has served on several leadership teams. After school, she coaches students in reading, writing, vocabulary development and strategic learning through her private practice.

Her love of learning started with inspirational teachers throughout her childhood. Consequently, many of her techniques are the result of observing, adopting and adapting best instructional practices as well as applying current research in education. 


Mrs. Prell was named a Teacher of the Year in 2010. Teachers in Private Practice is her fifth business.


Taylor W. Prell

Mrs. Prell's Educational Services LLC

DBA Teachers in Private Practice


  • B.A. Business Administration, MIS
    California State University, Fullerton


Mr. Prell runs the day-to-day business operations of the company and keeps the snacks in the office well-stocked!


In addition to a local government career in Information Technology spanning 30-plus years, Mr. Prell enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family, including an adorable grandson. He also works out regularly and keeps busy with home improvement projects.

Teachers in Private Practice

Orange County, CA

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