Meet Our Amazing MORE Team

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Niema Jefferson, M.ED, Educator


Niema Jefferson received her BA from Biola University, her Teaching Credential from California State University Long Beach, and a Masters in Education and Leadership from Antioch University in Los Angeles. She has been a high school teacher for over fourteen years and is now a home schooling mother. She has witnessed the ups and downs of education from the classroom as well as from the dining table and fully understands the joys and the triumph of education. Niema is driven and committed to improving the educational experience of children, creating lifelong learners who take ownership of their education.

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Dr. Rhonda Jefferson, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Director, Educator

Rhonda L. Jefferson has practiced as a Marriage and Family Therapist for over fourteen years. She has worked with families and children helping them navigate through difficult circumstances and has been instrumental in their success. She brings to MORE a unique passion for the development of the whole family. Rhonda will be teaching students the power of a positive self-esteem, how to handle their emotions, the art of managing time and the importance of a growth mind set.

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Steven Ames, Educator

Steven Ames brings his many years of Math and Science experience to MORE. Steven has the amazing ability of bringing complex topics down to earth and helping children understand and apply problem solving techniques. He creates stimulating activities and lessons to give students the capacity to measure and quantify the phenomena that is life. It is his goal that students gain the confidence they need to succeed in math and science, far beyond the classroom.

M.O.R.E. F.A.Q.'s

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will you be offering classes year round?

We will have classes throughout the traditional school year calendar, from August to June.  If you are interested in a summer program, let’s talk about it and see if we might be able to create one together. 


Would you be able to speak with my child’s teacher about particular areas they may need support?

Parent teacher conferences are great ways to help build a bridge between the learning that is happening at home and the learning that is happening in the classroom.  We would love to support in any way we can.


Do you offer tutoring on a one on one basis?

Yes, individualized support can help make a big difference for students.  While we will absolutely accommodate one on one tutoring, we do want to encourage families to maintain the class enrollment.  We firmly believe that students also learn from one another in supportive classroom environments. 


What is Project Based Learning?

Students learn when they’re involved in their learning.  We strive to make sure that students are part of the creative process of their learning.  PBLs involve the student in multiple levels of learning, students work in several learning areas to complete fun yet challenging projects they will be proud of. 


Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have further questions