Local Resources

Caroline and Kim have lived and worked in the upper valley for a number of years and would like to share some of their favorite resources:

Ann Scharnhorst provides SAT tutoring. She comes to your home or meets with your high school student at Starbucks or another local spot. She is an excellent tutor and guide through the SAT process. Ann has helped both of Kim’s girls gain admission to top notch colleges. You can contact Ann at 734–622–0540.

Vanessa Silver, owner of silver linings educational services, provides excellent tutoring, therapy and assessment for the elementary and middle school student. She has an office in Granada Hills and sometimes even works with kids at their school. Contact Vanessa at 818–363–1774.

dawn Dawn gray – is an independent life and long term care insurance sales person. She represents many companies and does an excellent job of getting her clients the best plans for the best rates. Her office is in Woodland Hills but she will also come to you to discuss your insurance needs. To reach Dawn call 805–575–0462 or duckgoog@earthlink.net.

@pilates, owned by Michelle Ames, is located in Granada Hills and is an excellent boutique Pilates studio Where you can attend classes or have individual instruction. Kim has worked with Michelle individually and she leads you through a great workout! To find out more about @Pilates go to http://imatpilates.com/

Joey Dolowy runs a team group in Granada Hills for ages 14 to 19. To learn more give him a call at  818–660–1701.

Dance, Dance, Dance is a wonderful dance studio in Granada Hills. Most of the classes are for children through teens but they even have a couple adult classes. Kim’s daughter danced at the studio for close to 10 years and loved it! To learn more go to Dance, Dance, Dance

San Fernando Valley counseling center provides low cost counseling on a sliding scale basis.  To learn more go to SFV Counseling Center or to schedule an appointment call 818-341–1111.

Michael Pobanz, Ph.D. Is a licensed educational psychologist who does an excellent job of evaluating students for learning disabilities and accommodations that may be necessary in high school and college. To reach Dr. Pobanz bands call 818–497–4142 or email him at michael@michaelpobanz.com