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(Last update: 03/07/2024
Academic Tutors

Academic Tutors

Charity Adams  *Check for Availability *Virtual only
Tutoring in math (including Algebras I & II, Geometry), English, science, history & Spanish. Also able to teach sewing & culinary arts, with emphasis in desserts. K-12   Also tutors music and Spanish. (See “Music/Theater” and “Foreign Language & American Sign Language” sections.)
$27.50 per hour
(707) 834-0012

Jeannine Baltzley 
Tutoring in: English, history, science and social studies, grades 1-6. Also tutoring in Spanish, grades 1-6
$27.50 per hour
(707) 407-8670


Samantha Diel  *Now accepting students 
K-12 & College: Tutoring in all subjects. Math: basic, pre-algebra, algebra & geometry. Science: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, botany, zoology. History. Social studies. Language arts: reading, writing, essays, MLA & APA grammar, punctuation.
$30 per hour
(707) 273-9130 


Vicki Dillard  
Tutoring English and math, K-12. Basic math to calculus and statistics; English from basic to college level. 
$27.50 per hour
(707) 616-5999


Marion Fimbres 
Tutoring reading K-12. Also tutors Spanish and basic American sign language. (See “Foreign Language & American Sign Language” section)
$30 per hour
(707) 908-3631


Jeff Gonzalez *Check for Availability
Jeff is a credentialed teacher with Alder Grove and College of the Redwoods. Tutoring in history and English, grades 7-12
$40 per hour
(707) 840-0487


Travis Holter  *Now accepting students

Tutoring all subjects, including ACT Preparation, college-level chemistry, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, geometry, trigonometry, calculus, college maths. Degree in Chemical Engineering. 10+ years tutoring experience, grades 6-12. Provides math lab help on Fridays, 9am-3pm.  

$30 per hour

(785) 766-4508  or


Kanen Ishimoto - New!

Tutoring higher maths, chemistry, physics and statistics, grades 6th-12th. (B.S. degree in Chemical Physics)

$32 per hour

(661) 414-6618


Natalie Joachim (Mayner) - New!

Credentialed teacher. Tutoring maths, up to Algebra 2. Sciences: chemistry & general sciences, with emphasis in geology. Grades TK-8th

$40 per hour

(707) 267-8013


Autumn Marsh  *Virtual only
K-12: tutoring in all subjects, math specifically, & some college courses.
$27.50 per hour
(707) 599-2058


Adelinea Nissen
Tutoring for math (up to Algebra I) and English, K-8. 
$27.50 per hour
(707) 572-6244


Tony Persico  *Check for Availability - *Now accepting students
Academic tutoring in writing, English, history, fine arts and sciences, grades 8-12.
Also has expertise in music, basketball and comedy. 
$27.50 per hour
(707) 502-9656  or


Virginia Resanda 
Specializes in helping students with English, reading and writing. Elementary math, pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II (intermediate Algebra). K-12
$27.50 per hour
(707) 908-6594


Laurie Richardson  
Laurie is a credentialed teacher. Tutoring in Language Arts and Fine Arts.
$40 per hour
(707) 845-9727


Barbara Rybeck   *Check for availability
Academic tutoring in all subjects, including math up to Algebra II.
Grades K-12
$30 per hour
(707) 832-8466


Jasper Severn
Tutoring higher maths and physical sciences: Algebra I & II, geometry, calculus, trigonometry, chemistry and physics. Provides math lab help several days a week. Contact AGCS for math lab days and times. 
$27.50 per hour
(707) 672-2070


Suzanne Smith *Check for Availability
Suzanne is a credentialed teacher. Grades K-12, all subjects. She is available during school hours.
$40 per hour. **Available in person or over phone**
(707) 443-6202 (cell), (707) 443-6202 (home)


Alia Thompson (New!)
Tutoring in reading, K-12 writing, elementary math and science 
$27.50 per hour
(707) 616-5360


Felicia Treece *Check for Availability
Felicia is a credentialed teacher, all subjects, grades K-7.
$40 per hour
(707) 617-0773


Raquel Yoshida 

Raquel is a credentialed teacher, multiple subjects, grades K-6.
$40 per hour
(619) 779-9597


Sarah Wennerholm (New!)
Tutoring 6th-12th grade science, social studies and English.
$27.50 per hour
(707) 502-9460

Arts and Crafts Instruction

Arts and Crafts Instruction

Blue Ox Historic Village & School of Traditional Arts
Workshops and classes in the traditional arts.
Fees vary by class.
1 X Street, Eureka
phone (707) 444-3437 fax (707) 444-0918
Eureka Fabrics
Materials for sewing projects. A variety of classes are offered: sewing, felting, patterns, etc.
Private instruction available. Fees vary by class.
412 2nd Street Old Town, Eureka
(707) 442-2646 or toll free (888) 469-6799


Fire Arts Center 
Classes in ceramics and glass
Fees vary
520 South G Street, Arcata
(707) 826-1445


Humboldt Arts Council
Art classes at the Morris Graves Museum of Art
$90 per session
636 F Street, Eureka
(707) 442-0278


Ink People Center for the Arts
Ink People offers community cultural development, classes, exhibitions, performances, project incubation and support
Fees vary by class.
525 7th Street, Eureka
(707) 442-8413


Lotus Studio Pottery
Pottery instruction – hand-building and/or throw wheel, depending on age.
$300 per 6-week course: includes clay, glazes, and 2 firings. Makeup classes are $55 per hour.
630 2nd Street, Eureka
(707) 616-6504


Nehemiah’s Art (Penny Fregeau)
Drawing, various media, artist themes each week, study of famous artists and developing artistic and problem solving skills.
$20 per 90-minute class
(707) 617-2053


Notions Sewing Studio
Specializing in sewing machine classes for beginning & intermediate sewing. Classes encourage the use of math, design, problem-solving & artistic expression. Embroidery, mending, needle felting & wet felting classes are also available.
$20/hr private lessons. Fees vary for group lessons.
Location: Eureka
(707) 601-9804



Academy of Irish Dance & Music
Irish Dance instruction
Call for fee information.
433 A Street, Eureka
(707) 834-5333


The Dance Scene Studio  
Dance classes in the techniques of ballet, pointe, hip hop, belly dance, yoga and pilates. Term or monthly tuition schedules available.
1011 H Street, Eureka
(707) 502-2188


Laura East’s Ferndale Dance Academy
Class fees vary depending on length of session
430 Ocean Avenue, Ferndale
(707) 496-0805


No Limits Dance Academy
Tap, jazz, hip hop and ballet lessons.
Beginning through advanced.
Contact for fee information
1093 10th Street, Arcata
(707) 825-0922


North Coast Dance
Ballet lessons (Kindergarten to adult)
Ballet, pointe & pre-pointe, hip-hop, hula,
modern, Middle Eastern dance, and ballroom
Contact for fee information.
426 F Street, Eureka
(707) 442-7779


Trillium Dance Studios (Erin McKeever)
Ballet, pointe, modern, tap, contempo, Latin jazz
Please contact for fee information.
855 8th St., Suite 1, Arcata
(707) 822-8408 (office)


Trinity Ballet Academy (Greta Leverett)
Ballet instruction
Fees are per semester, plus a non-refundable registration fee
1981 Central Avenue, McKinleyville
(707) 839-1816

Driving Schools

Driving Schools

Eureka Driving School
Online Driver’s Education class; Behind-the-wheel training
1307 Union Street, Eureka
Fees vary.
(707) 442-1355


Humboldt Driving School
Online Driver’s Education class; Behind-the-wheel training
Fees vary.
2936 J Street, Eureka
(707) 442-4083

Foreign Language & American Sign Language

Foreign Language & American Sign Language

Charity Adams *Check for Availability  *Virtual only
Tutoring in Spanish, K-12. 
$20 per hour
(707) 834-0012


Erica Alston *Check for Availability
Erica is a credentialed teacher at Alder Grove providing Spanish language tutoring services.
$40 per hour
(707) 832-3447


Marion Fimbres
Tutoring for Spanish language and basic American sign language, K-12. Also provides academic tutoring in reading (See “Academic Tutors“)
$30 per hour
(707) 908-3631


Katharina Goodshield   
Tutoring German language, K-12. Is a native German speaker. Also an accomplished pianist and provides piano lessons. (See “Music/Theater” section.)
$25 per half hour session, typically once weekly lessons. 
(707) 599-6289  (yes, this is the email address)

Health Clubs/Fitness/Gymnastics/
Skate/Swim/Yoga, etc.

Health Clubs/Fitness/Gymnastics/
Skate/Swim/Yoga, etc.

All Performance Training, LLC
Personal training; group exercise training; functional & sport specific training; general exercise & health wellness; triathlon coach; swim/bike/run instruction.
Personal training fees: $35 per 1/2  hour; $60 per hour
Two person tandem training fees, per person: $27.50 per 1/2 hour; $45 per hour
1404 John Hill Rd., Eureka
(707) 498-8726


Arcata Parks and Recreation
Offers various recreation programs such as gymnastics, martial arts, tennis, basketball, and LEGO engineering classes
736 F Street, Arcata


Arcata Pool
Private and group swim lessons
1150 16th Street, Arcata
(707) 822-6801


Blue Lake Parks and Recreation
Public Skating Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in Blue Lake.
(707) 668-5932


Body Tuners, LLC.
Personal training, functional fitness, yoga, martial arts, self-defense.
Rates vary. See website or contact vendor for more detail.
511 H Street, Eureka
(707) 440-9311


Cal Courts Annex 
Gym memberships for students 16+. Contact CalCourts for new hours of operation.
$120 per semester
3909 Walnut Drive in Cutten
(707) 445-5445


(The) Club at Mill Creek
Swim lessons; adult and student gym memberships.
Fees vary, contact vendor for information.
1570 Betty Ct., McKinleyville
(707) 267-7525


Jodie DiMinno

Private yoga instructor.

$65 per hour; $32.50 per 1/2 hour

(707) 616-0930


Eureka Municipal Golf Course  
Golf course and driving range; individual or group golf lessons.
Visit website for pricing information.
4750 Fairway Drive, Eureka
(707) 443-4808


Flips for Kids Gymnastics
Please see website for details
Prices vary; contact vendor for pricing
1489 Hoover Street, Eureka
(707) 445-0450


Student gym memberships. Private swim when available. *New: Personal training services now available. 
Gym memberships are $275 per semester. Swim and personal training fees vary; contact vendor for price information.

Now at four locations:
3441 Pennsylvania Avenue, Eureka
(707) 443-3488
300 Community Parkway, Arcata
(707) 822-3488
1500 Anna Sparks Way, McKinleyville
(707) 839-9800
721 South Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna
(707) 725-9484


Humboldt Bay Rowing Association
HBRA is dedicated to providing recreational rowing opportunities on Humboldt Bay for adults and youth. Please see website for more information.
$450 per season
Physical location:
Humboldt Bay Rowing Association Boathouse
1063 Waterfront Drive, Eureka, 95501
Mailing address: P.O. Box 750, Trinidad, 95570
Contacts: Jerome Simone, HBRA President at
Julia Smith, Head Coach at
Sunshine Lee, Parent Rep at
(707) 267-7976


Humboldt Swim Club
Competitive swimming skills for children ages 6-18
Contact vendor for pricing
P.O. Box 101, Bayside, CA  95524
Contact: John Pearce at (707) 267-SWIM (7946)


Humboldt Tennis Club
Tennis lessons, play clays, tournaments and clinics
Contact vendor for pricing
600 F Street, Suite 3, PMB 820, Arcata, 95521
Contact: Peter Dauphinee at (707) 616-4781


Lost Coast Crossfit

Functional fitness gym. Group classes available.

120 7th Street, Eureka, 95501

$75/month (grade & high school rate)

Contact: Jessica Stauffer

(707) 496-0119


Rampart Skatepark
Skateboarding: one-on-one instruction, seasonal camps.
Drop-in, punch card or monthly rates. Contact vendor for pricing.
700 South G Street, Arcata
(707) 826-0675


Redding Swim Club, Inc. (Swim Team)
Swimming instruction for all level of swimmers: ages 4-18 years

Competitive and non-competitive options available. 

Fees vary, $90-$161, depending on roster

Physical address: 17659 Melwood Ln, Redding, CA 96003

Mailing address: P.O. Box 992112 Redding, CA  96099-2112

(530) 246-2666

Instrument Rental Services

Instrument Rental Services

M.B. Rental Instruments
Musical instrument rentals.
$50 per semester
(707) 498-1052


Meadowood Music
Instrument rentals and sales: call for pricing and availability.
Also violin and viola lessons, string orchestra, ensemble coaching, music theory (see Stefan Vaughan under Music/Theater).
Contact Stefan Vaughan at (707) 442-0689


Redwood Music Mart
Musical instrument supplies
511 F Street, Eureka
(707) 268-3829

Martial Arts

Martial Arts

Capoeira Azania *New!
Afro-Brazilian cultural martial art which includes dance, music, history, acrobatics and language. 
Fees vary. Call for current price schedule.
515 Chartin Rd., Blue Lake
(415) 314-7623
Fabio Mendes (Espaco)
Cobra and Butterfly Karate School
Martial arts instruction
Call for current price schedule.
1711 Main Street, Fortuna
(707) 725-4849


The Health and Karate Center
A family martial arts program built around peace, balance, safety and respect. Program includes fitness, self-defense training and martial arts instruction in classic Okinawan karate.
Fees vary, family rates available.
1944 Central Avenue, McKinleyville
(707) 839-5255
Sensei Rick Bryan:
Kevin Metcalf:


Humboldt Jiu Jitsu Academy
Martial arts/self defense instruction
Call for current price schedule.
1041 F Street, Arcata


Humboldt Martial Arts and Fitness (Jeff Speakman’s Kenpo 5.0)
Martial Arts instruction.
Fees vary
735 S. Fortuna Blvd, #737, Fortuna
(707) 499-4871


Jobu Shin Kan
Martial Arts instruction
Call for current price schedule.
521 4th Street, Eureka
(707) 443-3735

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Lost Coast Kenpo Karate
Physical education, self defense and respect to others.
Call for current price schedule.
7 5th Street, Eureka
(707) 498-9442


Lost Coast San Soo  (New!)
Martial arts instruction. Hands-on coaching in a fun, friendly environment. 
$130 per month for unlimited visits; $150 for 10 prepaid classes.
527 4th Street, Eureka
(707) 502-7776


Sun Yi’s Academy 
Tae Kwon Do Instruction
Call for current price schedule.
1215 Giuntoli Lane, Arcata
(707) 825-0182


Wolverton Dragon Heart Tang Soo Do
Martial Arts Instruction
Call for current price schedule. Family discount available.
Fortuna Skating Rink
9 Park Drive, Fortuna 95540

(707) 923-2886



Dream Quest
Dream Quest provides youth with a range of vocational and creative opportunities to imagine and build their dreams.
Willow Creek Youth Partnership
Helping Youth Realize Their Dreams
(530) 629-3564


Weekly classes about eating, food preparation, sourcing, measuring, cleanliness, gardening. Simple kid-friendly snack and meal making.
$45 per session. Call for most current fee schedule.
971 8th Street, Arcata
(707) 633-8328


Gnome's Forest Learning Center *New!

Nature-based learning opportunities for children, kindergarten and up. Activities are rooted in forest school practices and 'wild learning' curriculums linked to Common Core Standards.

$55/day per child

Contact: Steven Scarborough or Jada Lindsay

2001A Fieldbrook Rd., McKinleyville 

(707) 633-5263 



Eureka Music School 
Jam Band: 1-hour group for ages 5-6 yrs to learn basic rhythm and try out different instruments
Rock Band 101: 1.5-hr once-a-week program for ages 7-10 yrs to get students to play in a band
Rock Band: 2-hr once-a-week program for grades 6th-12th to play as a band
Lessons only: 45-min a week private lessons for ages 5 to adult
Fees vary. Contact vendor for more information.
1023 G Street, Eureka
Contact Brian Archuleta at (408) 460-8938


Angel Fargas
Private lessons. Guitar, ukulele instructor. Tabs, notation, right & left hand training.
$35 per 1/2-hour session, once a week ($70 per hour)
(707) 442-9213


Ferndale Music Company
Guitar, ukulele, drums, bass lessons
Contact for fee information.
246 Berding St, Ferndale
Contact Paul Beatie at (707) 786-7030


Gregory Frost  *New!

Private piano, drum or bass guitar lessons, K-12

$20 per half hour session, typically once weekly lessons

(707) 362-3962


Katharina Goodshield  
Piano lessons with focus on all the basics, and including the following: encouragement, creativity, improvisation, composition, theory, reading, and more. Composition of various soundtracks for theater, and 30 years experience playing and studying piano. Visit the website for more information. Also tutors German language. (See “Foreign Language & American Sign Language” section.)

$25 per half hour session, typically once weekly lessons. 
(707) 599-6289  (*yes, this is the email address)


Rebecca Hamrick 

Music lessons with focus on music theory and piano instruction. Formal training in piano and various other instruments. K-12 

$65 per hour

(707) 908-5044


Humboldt Light Opera Company (KidCo)
Musical theater classes. Fees vary.
(707) 825-8419


Ruth McClimon
Private piano lessons, including note reading, emphasis on reading rhythms and repertoire. Performance experience at Fortuna Adult Day Program four times per year, and annual recital performance. Computer theory and games offered.
$22.50 per 40-minute lesson
(707) 725-3760


Alana Nicklas (check for availability)
Private beginning to intermediate lessons for electric bass, piano, and guitar, vocals and music theory
$30 per hour
(707) 407-6659


North Coast Music – Instructors Aaron Souza & Jennifer Dominick
 private music lessons including, but not limited to: piano, drums, bass, guitar, ukulele.
$140 per month for once weekly 1/2 hour lesson
Jennifer: private piano lessons
$120 per month for once weekly 1/2 hour lesson
2592 Shay Court, Fortuna
Contact Aaron: (707) 725-9787
Contact Jennifer: (707) 296-8522;


Marty Olachea  *New!

Private piano lessons, improvisation is a specialty: classical, jazz, Broadway, blues. Over 25 years tutoring experience. Great references!

Works out of Mantova's Two Street Music, 124 2nd St, Eureka

(240) 778-7868


Lorenza Simmons Phillips (check for availability)
Private lessons for vocal and piano instruction
$40 per hour
(707) 572-7733


Terri Strachan
Private flute and piano lessons. Fun-loving lessons with an award-winning teacher! Certified music teacher, HSU flute professor.
$37 per 1/2-hour weekly lesson
(818) 681-1668 (text or call)


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