Excellence In Academics


Excellence in Academics has been providing quality customized tutoring for college bound students on the Monterey Peninsula and surrounding areas since 1994.

Recognized by educators in central CA for our quality one-on-one instruction, we are well versed in the curriculum requirements needed to pass secondary school and college entrance exams.  We help students with special learning challenges in mathematics.

We offer tutoring in:

  • Mathematics (through 2nd year Calculus)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • English
  • ESL (in all subjects)
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Latin

We are proud to have assisted many students to be accepted to prestigious universities and competitive private schools as York School, Robert Louis Stevenson and Santa Catalina, achieving high scores on their entrance exams. In addition, we prepare students for the SAT, ACT, PSAT, GMAT, SSAT and the CBEST and have our own nine week individualized courses to dramatically elevate scores on the SAT and ACT.

We also offer supportive services such as teen/young adult coaching to improve motivation and success, skills to reduce test anxiety, assistance with the college application process and  training of students and parents to assert themselves with teachers and administrators to optimize their child’s learning. We consider ourselves a teenage advocate and offer whatever support is needed to ensure that the teen’s best interests are honored.

Each student has specific needs, learning challenges or not, and we are proud of our success record founded on our attentiveness to the individual. Our motto is: we listen first, then teach.

Ask us also about our online tutoring services via Google Hangout or Skype.  We strive to provide a wide variety of support for the overall success of teens and young adults!

"The great aim of education is not knowledge - but action."

- Herbert Spencer


We asked for Kim Von Berg to help with my son, Kyle, learn Geometry, since we were told she even teaches math teachers how to teach high school Geometry. She has a way of explaining Geom. in simple terms that Kyle could easily understand. She related to him easily & made him feel comfortable. He so rarely opens up to adults, so my wife & I were more than pleased with his progress - on many levels! We drove from Salinas to the Monterey office but didn't mind this distance at all - given the many gains that we saw Kyle make. We had tried many tutors & teachers before - and no one made this kind of progress with him!