Founded in 2001, Whiz Kids is a research-based educational enrichment program with an active and fun approach to learning.Small groups learn together in exciting and innovative ways to enhance their skills and confidence in phonics, reading, writing, and many other curricular areas.Classes are differentiated based on each group’s needs and classes are small enough to personalize instruction to every child’s specific learning level and style.With a team of highly qualified and caring credentialed teachers, we place great importance on our small class sizes and our ability to really get to know our students and help them to succeed.

The Owner/Director

Stephanie Wallace is a credentialed teacher and mom who holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, and who has been trained and certified as an elementary educator at UC Irvine and Chapman University.Stephanie has taught and tutored preschool through sixth grade, including Harbor View School in Corona del Mar, where she was selected as Teacher of the Year in 1997.Stephanie is a UCI Writing Project Fellow and has been involved with the Writing Project since 1997.She has studied emergent literacy and taught with the UCI Young Writers’ Program, where she focused on the reading-writing connection and teaching writing as a process. Her most valuable research has been in her own classroom, finding ways to best respond to children to enhance learning.Stephanie’s love of teaching and of children inspired her to create Whiz Kids, where learning is as exciting and meaningful as possible for students

Testimonials

”My four-year-old son absolutely LIVES for Whiz Kids! He wishes he could go everyday! The teachers are fun-loving, enthusiastic, and passionate and the learning environment couldn’t be better:small, focused, and fun. Whiz Kids is by far the BEST extra-curricular class we’ve invested in for our children.’!’

“My son has enjoyed his year of Whiz Kids so much!It is great to see him so excited and eager to learn!It doesn’t matter how tired he is, he always runs out the door to make it to his class in time!He comes out happy, energized, and with a fun treasure!Thank you for a great program that we feel good about and our children LOVE!”

“My daughter has attended Whiz Kids classes for three years. She would rather go to Whiz Kids than dance, soccer or any of her other after school activities. Believe me, that is quite an endorsement from her. My preschool-age son goes there now too and loves. it as much as his sister. And I love that my kids are enjoying learning. They talk about Whiz Kids all the time. Of course, they talk about the puppets, animals, crafts, etc, but I know that through those activities “

“My son has enjoyed his year of Whiz Kids so much!It is great to see him so excited and eager to learn!It doesn’t matter how tired he is, he always runs out the door to make it to his class in time!He comes out happy, energized, and with a fun treasure!Thank you for a great program that we feel good about and our children LOVE!”

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