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 re-registration process, monitor students’ grades 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

Varsity Tutors
(702) 608-4135

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

Club Z, In-Home Tutoring Services
(206) 317-8697

Lake Washington Tutoring
(206) 701-0232
11335 NE 122nd Way, Suite 105, Office #134
Kirkland, WA 98034

Kenneth Slotnick, PhD
Summit at 1200 University

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. 


Lake Washington, In-Home Private Tutoring Services
Serving the Seattle Metropolitan area, including the Eastside
(206) 701-0232

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

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

University Tutoring Services
(206) 522-0109
3232 NE 25th St
Seattle, WA 98105

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

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

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

Club Z, In-Home Tutoring Services
(206) 317-8697

English, Essay Writing

Maria Elieff
(206) 353-5017
16003 Inglewood Rd NE
Kenmore, WA 98028

Walter Manny

Sarah Ries
English, History, Writing, Test Prep, Study Skills
(206) 325-0248


Writing Skills Tutor – Galen K. Cheney
(425) 445-5892


Lindsay Summers
(631) 766-7026

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

Elizabeth Burton
(206) 407-5398
2012 NE 65th St
Seattle, WA 98115

Fusion Math
(206) 729-MATH (6284)
2920 NE Blakeley St
Seattle, WA 98105

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

Rennie Dennehy

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

Walter Manny

Ms. Lucy Tutoring
Math, Biology and Chemistry tutor
Available for students who live in West Seattle, Burien, and south Seattle.
Ph.D. in biology from Stanford University.

Ms.  Dallas Moody-Jimenez
Math teacher at Holy Names Academy.  Available after school hours and weekends.
She has been a math teacher for nine years and is skilled in tutoring Pre-Calculus, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Algebra II Honors, Geometry and Algebra I. Please contact her at:  dallas.a.moody@gmail.com


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

Kenneth Slotnick, PhD
Summit at 1200 University

Math & Computer Science

Hole Tutoring
Lindsey Summers

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

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.