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Meet The Team


Founder & CEO

Kimberly & Adolfo Orellana

As parents of 5 children ourselves, we relate to many of the struggles other parents face. Our children range from preschool to college ages, and definitely keep us on our toes!
Our backgrounds include USCG Veteran, higher education, real estate, & marketing.


Teacher - Tutor

Debbie Edwards, MAT

I am a credentialed K-8 teacher and recently completed an action research project on learning styles, earning a Master of Arts in Teaching. I encourage students to develop the skills necessary for success in the 21st century: communication, collaboration and creativity.  I especially enjoy teaching writing and math, employing methods to truly help students become comfortable and fluent with words and numbers. I also have extensive experience working with students on the spectrum and with ADD or ADHD. I look forward to meeting you and your student!



Ava Pearson

Hello! My name is Ava Pearson, and I’m a senior at Mission Hills High School. In my free time, I love to play piano, cook, hike, and help others. My favorite subjects are English and science, and I hope to  pursue a career in psychology. I look forward to meeting and working with your student! 

Specializes In: 
Grades 1st - 8th (all subjects)

Algebra 1

Biology & Chemistry

Spanish 1 & 2
AP Biology

AP World History

AP US History

AP Language

AP Pysch


Owner - Tutor

Kim Orellana

Growing up with undiagnosed ADHD, and now raising two children with ADHD... I've learned a trick or two when trying to stay focused and organized with school work. I'm a fan of LOGICAL thinking, and not just formulas. My tutoring typically involves a lot of hands-on and awesome stick figure drawings to help the student visualize what is being asked.
I also help students with getting (and staying) organized, time blocking, study habits that make sense to their brain, and balancing school, home, and fun! I look forward to meeting and working with your student!

Specializes In: 

All subjects - (grades 1st - 8th)

Organization - (grades 6th -12th)

Time Management - (grades 6th - 12th)

Study Skills - (grades 6th - 12th)



Jack Pustinger

Hello! My name is Jack Pustinger, I’m 17 years old, and I’m a senior at San Marcos High School. Some of my hobbies include surfing, motorcycle riding, and basketball, and I would describe myself as a very active person. School has always been an important part of my life. For as long as I can remember, I’ve prided myself on maintaining good grades and forming positive relationships with my teachers. Math has always been my strongest subject, but I’ve also enjoyed History, specifically US History. To me, there is no greater satisfaction than helping somebody else reach their goals. Being a tutor enables me to do what I love.

Specializes In: 
Grades 1st - 8th (all subjects)
Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry

AP Calc AB
AP US History

Apply Today

If you'd like to join our team, we'd love to hear from you!
Please send your resume to the email below, along with a little bit about yourself and why you'd like to work at Downtown Academics Tutoring!
We look forward to hearing from you.

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