The PLACE (Personal Learning Assistance Center, GMBH) is a private practice committed to providing academic support and college counseling to students from around the world. The goal is to help students be the best they can possibly be in order to gain access to reputable universities or to discover other more appropriate pathways.
Academic Support, College Counselor
Elana was born in South Africa and has lived in Australia, Hong Kong and currently resides in Switzerland. She has a Bachelors of Arts and a High School teaching credential from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. She studied Special Education at Monash University in Melbourne. Elana has taught at the Zurich International School for the past twenty-two years, supporting students in Middle and Upper School with Learning Difficulties. Elana works closely with students, teachers and parents to ensure an optimal leaning environment and to make sure students needs are met within the classroom. Elana is a College Counselor for students with Learning Difficulties helping them to find schools that are most suitable to their needs. She has a College Counseling credential from UCLA and is currently enrolled at the University of Southern California as an Ed.D candidate in Organizational Change and Leadership.
English, Social Sciences and Humanities Tutor
Katherine is passionate about teaching and pushing children and young adults to reach their full potential. Since 2008, she has been tutoring students of varying ages and abilities in five different countries. She holds a Master's degree in Comparative and International Studies from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH), a Bachelor of Arts in International Politics and History from Jacobs University Bremen and an IB Diploma from Li Po Chun United World College in Hong Kong. At The Place she tutors students in English, Social Sciences and Humanities for the AP, IB and GCSE exams.
Mathematics and Economics Tutor
Ziad is a passionate tutor who loves to make a difference in students' lives by providing them with tools to be capable and successful in life. Ziad has extensive experience in tutoring Mathematics and Economics in both the high schoo levl (including IB and AP) and the university level. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Aleppo and the University of Zurich as well as a Master's degree in Business and Economics from the University of Aleppo.
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Mathematics and Science Tutor
Brandi is an American from the state of South Carolina. She has bachelor’s degrees in chemistry and psychology with a minor in Japanese. She completed her master’s degree at the USC (Carolina) in marine chemistry and earned a Doctor of Science (higher PhD) from the ETH Zürich in geochemistry. She has lived in Trinidad and Tobago, Japan, the USA, and Switzerland. She completed the AP program before college and tutors IGCSE, IB, and AP math and science. She is passionate about instilling critical thinking skills and confidence in her students and using science as a means of understanding, communicating, and improving the world. She has a relaxed teaching style and encourages reasoning rather than rote memorization. In her free time Brandi continues to work on research with the ETH, scuba dives, snowboards, and volunteers with various citizen science initiatives.