O'Dea High School

Academic Counseling

Members of the O’Dea counseling department provide individual students with academic guidance and support.  Specifically, counselors assist students with their course selection and registration process, monitor students’ grade point averages and eligibility, and confirm that students have the necessary credits to fulfill the O’Dea graduation requirements. In addition, the counselors will collaborate with individual students and their course instructors in order to develop strategies to maintain and enhance student performance.

Standardized Test Preparation

Test Preparation and Tutoring Services

The following is a list of companies/individuals who have sent us materials on test prep and or tutoring services that they offer. We offer this list as a starting point for the investigation of options that may work for your individual needs. Listing here does not imply endorsement of any person or company by O’Dea High School.

Standardized Testing

Mazor Test Prep
(206) 632-8378
www.mazor.org

Varsity Tutors
(702) 608-4135
www.varsitytutors.com/practice-tests
Natalie.phillips@varsitytutors.com

College Nannies and Tutors – Mercer Island, WA
(206) 659-4156 ext. 100
mkrause@collegetutors.com

Club Z, In-Home Tutoring Services
(206) 317-8697
http://tutors.clubztutoring.com/seattle-shoreline-edmonds/

Tutoring Services

Below is a list of Tutoring Services that are offered to students in the metropolitan Seattle area.  O’Dea High School does not vet or endorse any of these services so it will be important for you to investigate them to determine the tutor that is best for you. Thank you. 

Comprehensive

Lake Washington Tutoring
(206) 486-5457
11525 SE 70th Street
Newcastle, WA 98056
www.lwtutoring.com
sarah@lwtutoring.com

On the Go with Coles Tutoring Services
(206) 419-1450
511 Stadium Place South #371
Seattle, WA 98104
maryecoles@gmail.com

Associates in Tutoring & Academic Consultation (ATAC)
(206) 547-1818
3141 East Madison Street
Seattle, WA 98112
www.atactutoring.com

University Tutoring Services
(206) 522-0109
3232 NE 25th St
Seattle, WA 98105
info@universitytutoring.com

Educational Advancement Academy (EA2)
Bellevue (425) 373-0800
Sammamish (425) 836-1600
Seattle (206) 284-2300

Academic Institute, Inc.
(425) 401-6844
13400 NE 20th Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Dartmoor School
Bellevue (425) 649-8976
Issaquah (425) 427-9078
Woodinville (425) 402-6788
Seattle (206) 522-8311

Educational Tutoring & Consulting
(206) 236-1095
Mercer Island
Sammamish
www.etcinc.org

Academic Link Tutoring Center
(425) 827-8137
10605 NE 68th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
www.academiclink.us

College Nannies and Tutors – Mercer Island, WA
(206) 659-4156 ext. 100
mkrause@collegetutors.com

Club Z, In-Home Tutoring Services
(206) 317-8697
http://tutors.clubztutoring.com/seattle-shoreline-edmonds/

English, Essay Writing

Maria Elieff
(206) 353-5017
16003 Inglewood Rd NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
www.tutorovershoulder.com
tutorovershoulder@gmail.com

Walter Manny
wmannyii@yahoo.com

Writing

Writing Skills Tutor – Galen K. Cheney
(425) 445-5892
cheney@uw.edu

Math

Lindsay Summers
(631) 766-7026
www.holestudies.com/tutoring
summers.math@gmail.com

Yellow Wood Academy
(206) 236-1095
9655 SE 36th Street Suite 101
Mercer Island, WA 98040
etc@etcinc.org

Elizabeth Burton
(206) 407-5398
2012 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115
www.mindfulmathtutoring.com
elizabeth@mindfulmathtutoring.com

Fusion Math
(206) 707-9160
(888) 713-MATH
2920 NE Blakeley St
Seattle, WA 98105
www.fusionmath.com

Paul Eldenburg
(425) 827-2338
Kirkland, WA
Former O’Dea math teacher

Ms. Tami Unruh
(206) 937-9498
Available for students who live in West Seattle, Burien and the Beacon Hill area.
Former O’Dea math teacher

Rennie Dennehy
dnrdennehy@yahoo.com

Laura Hathaway, PhD
Math & Science Education
(425) 670-8438
7907 212th St SW Suite 218A
Edmonds, WA 98026
www.mathsuccess.net

Walter Manny
wmannyii@yahoo.com

Science

Morgan Goulding
Biology Tutor
(206) 402-6126 or (541) 222-9064
1628 Madrona Drive
Seattle, WA 98122

Japanese

Japanese Language Center
(425) 891-2129
6011 152nd Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006

Walter Manny
wmannyii@yahoo.com

Study Skills, Organization

Gail Leeds
(206) 420-1963
1814 26th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

College Nannies and Tutors – Mercer Island, WA
(206) 659-4156 ext. 100
mkrause@collegetutors.com

Academic Support

O’Dea High School offers reasonable accommodations to support students who have a qualifying evaluation for learning differences. We want our students to be successful academically, spiritually and physically.

In order to provide academic accommodations to qualified students at O’Dea High School it is important to begin the process of developing an Educational Support Plan (ESP) in a timely manner. An ESP is an individual accommodation plan developed for students with specific diagnosed learning needs.

While O’Dea may provide appropriate academic accommodations for some students, we are not able to provide all accommodations that may be available to students attending a public high school. It is the responsibility of the family to understand the limits of accommodations available at O’Dea. The family must then determine if O’Dea is an appropriate high school where their student can be academically successful.

The first step in this process is to provide the O’Dea ESP Coordinator with an evaluation and documentation of the student’s learning disabilities and/or health impairments by a qualified professional. O’Dea does not develop formal ESPs without the required evaluation and documentation.

The assessment and documentation by a qualified professional must meet the following criteria: 

  • States the student’s specific need(s) as diagnosed.
  •  Is current- evaluation completed within three years.
  •  Describes relevant educational and medical history.
  •  Describes comprehensive assessments, including evaluation dates, used to arrive at the diagnosis.
  •  Describes the effect on learning and academic achievement resulting from the student’s diagnosed learning need.
  •  Describes specific accommodations recommended to help the student be more successful in school (i.e., extended time on tests or preferential seating).
  • Establishes the credentials of the qualified professional(s).

Upon receipt of the required documentation from the evaluating professional(s), the ESP coordinator will gather information from the student’s current O’Dea teachers including: 

  • Current course grade
  • Study skills
  • Areas of strength
  • Areas of concern

The parent(s)/guardian(s), counselor, administrative representative, ESP coordinator, teacher(s) and the student will meet to discuss the student’s needs and determine if an ESP is appropriate. If an ESP is developed, specific learning accommodations will be documented. The ESP is reviewed annually.

Failure to disclose an existing learning need and/or health impairment may result in the student’s dismissal from O’Dea High School.