Empower 2022

SYNERGY ACADEMICS
6700 Fallbrook Ave., #101, West Hills | 818.888.8665 | synergyacademics.com

Synergy Academics is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art learning center serving students at all educational levels—from elementary school through college. Students benefit from knowledgeable and compassionate tutors who care about their success and self-confidence. Tutors strive to build students’ confidence by developing their natural strengths and turning challenges into triumphs. All students are evaluated and matched with tutors who truly understand their learning styles. Combining nurturing tutors with a positive and focused environment, Synergy proves to be successful in helping students achieve more than they might have ever thought possible. The West Hills tutoring center is ideal for one-on-one tutoring and offers an onsite study center, standardized-test preparation, college-admissions counseling, financial-aid services, and post-college and career counseling. Services can be booked by reaching out online or calling the office. A full-service academic resource center, Synergy offers customized services both in-person and remotely to work around a busy schedule. Synergy makes it easy to be a great student!


KATHERINE RATAJCZAK COLLEGE ADMISSIONS CONSULTING
Calabasas | 818.585.7149 | kradmissions.com | kathy@kradmissions.com


For the past decade, Katherine Ratajczak College Admissions Consulting has been helping students achieve their goals in an increasingly competitive college-admissions landscape. Kathy personally works with each of her clients to identify best-fit schools and to craft a personalized plan to gain admission to colleges throughout the country. Kathy’s students are often admitted to some of the most selective colleges and universities. Her approach is to get to know each student and his/her unique strengths and achievements and to develop a holistic narrative that distinguishes each student from other applicants. Kathy and her team’s experience, skills, and attention to detail aid in alleviating much of the stress associated with the college-admissions and financial-aid processes. Kathy is an ethical and dedicated professional. As a member of the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and other professional organizations, Kathy is committed to professional development and best practices. Call for a free 30-minute phone consultation.


SPORT PSYCHOLOGY BY CARRIE HASTINGS
660 Hampshire Rd., #100, Westlake Village | 805.242.5771 | sportpsychologywlv.com

Dr. Carrie Hastings believes that athletes are more than their physical talent. That is why she developed Sport Psychology, a one-of-a-kind resource and counseling center for athletes of all ages and abilities. Her goal is to support the total wellness of athletes in our community by providing a space for the sport population to address mental health needs, sharpen mental skills, and become more educated on how total wellness contributes to peak performance. Being the sport psychologist for the Los Angeles Rams, Dr. Hastings is able to bring her experience of working at the professional level to local athletes early in their athletic career. Making these resources available to the public addresses the intangibles of sports while reducing the stigma often associated with mental health. Services include individual counseling, process groups, workshops, and guest speakers. In addition, the practice offers a comprehensive library on sport psychology to educate readers on how mental wellness is linked to athletic achievement.


ASAL HOUSHIARNEJAD, PSY.D.
23586 Calabasas Rd., #107, Calabasas | 424.209.4345 | drasalh.com

Dr. Asal Houshiarnejad, “Nejad”, is a bilingual (English and Farsi), licensed, clinical neuropsychologist. She specializes in cutting-edge evidence-based neuropsychological assessments and therapeutic services for children, adolescents, and young adults who present with a broad range of neurodevelopmental, neurological, medical, and psychiatric conditions. Common conditions addressed in comprehensive evaluations include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, communication disorders, anxiety, depression, psychosis, epilepsy, concussion/TBI, genetic syndromes, and chronic medical issues. Therapeutically, Dr. Asal specializes in helping balance values and goals with scientifically supported treatments and teaching her patients tangible coping skills for a variety of mental health concerns. Dr. Asal’s unique and warm approach yields a comprehensive understanding of each child’s functioning, allowing her to create an individualized roadmap addressing each patient and family’s unique needs and identifying and prioritizing necessary treatment recommendations and/or academic accommodations.


OAKS CHRISTIAN LEARNING CENTER
31255 Cedar Valley Dr., Westlake Village | 818.824.9449 |
oakschristian.org/oaks-learning-center


This year, the Oaks Christian Learning Center celebrates 10 years of educational support to students in the Conejo Valley. Remote or on-campus, students thrive at Oaks Christian (OC) Learning Center. The OC Learning Center is open to all public- and private-school K-12 students and has a full program of offerings from one-on-one tutoring to standardized-test preparation, both virtually and onsite. The program has proven successful in helping students become independent learners using skills such as goal setting and time management. Help is available for math, English, science, social studies, history, and foreign languages. Support is also available for online students and homeschool students. The OC Learning Center has served over 1,000 students in the areas of academic tutoring, SAT and ACT test preparation, and cognitive-skills development. Oaks Christian also offers a performance-based, brain-training center with technology previously only available at top universities. This technology can physically improve networks in the brain that are involved in ADD/ADHD and memory-processing issues, focus, attention, organization, and stress.


KUMON MATH AND READING CENTER OF CALABASAS – WEST
4774 Park Granada, #9, Calabasas | 818.224.3264 |
kumon.com/calabasas-west-ca | IG: @kumoncalabasaswest


Let Kumon Math and Reading Center help your child have a successful year. Kumon’s academic-enrichment program has helped children achieve success worldwide for over 60 years. The Calabasas West location currently offers in-person sessions at the center as well as virtual sessions via Zoom. Whether children are seeking enrichment, need help catching up, or are just beginning their academic career, Kumon can help them become focused, motivated, and self-reliant. Kumon’s emphasis on individualized learning allows each student to advance through the program at his or her own pace. The center’s vision is to instill a lifelong love of learning in children and to help shape their futures as well as the world’s future. This vision is in line with Kumon’s mission of achieving world peace brought about by education. With a strong academic foundation, critical thinking, and problem-solving abilities, your child has the potential to achieve whatever he or she desires.