About four years ago, we enlisted the services of Cara Day for tutoring, unknowingly making one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. At that time, we were grappling with the aftermath of missed school days during the challenges of the COVID era and the absence of in-person teaching. Little did I anticipate the profound impact Cara Day would have on our lives.

The support provided by Cara Day went beyond bridging the educational gaps; it became an instrumental pillar of strength for our family. Thanks to their guidance, both of my children are now thriving academically, a testament to the personalized attention and expertise they bring to their tutoring sessions.

Moreover, Cara Day played a transformative role in my daughter’s life, contributing not only to her academic growth with her excellent teaching team, but also fostering newfound confidence. The incorporation of Integrity coaching into the tutoring lessons proved to be a game-changer. By identifying core values, our Day Prep coach helped her to navigate complex social issues such as challenges with friends, adjusting to moving out of her brother’s room and sleeping in her own room, and even mustering the courage to try a new sport.

I’ve also leaned on Cara Day personally several times. She is always responsive to me and made the time to walk me through some extremely challenging times in my life as they were occurring and offered assistance during tough parenting moments. I’m eternally grateful for her insight, empathy, and genuine care in our lives.

~Maybritt Haeling

Day Prep has given our son an opportunity to remain in an exceptional course of emotional and social development. When isolation and separation of kids from other kids became acceptable, without regarding how damaging it will be to the kids for years to come, Day Prep saved our kid. We are grateful for having Day Prep in our neighborhood which gives our son the opportunity to grow and learn in a very healthy environment, and to build a strong relationship with his best friends in a low ratio classroom.

~Dr. Afsaneh Maghsoudy, Mother of 4th grade student

We just finished our parent-teacher conference for the girls. You have something magical, amazing, over-the-top impressive going on at your school. Everything that was shared was exceptional.

~Parents of 2, grades 5th and 7th

I just wanted to thank you again for all you do to find amazing teachers for your programs. Both of my daughters look forward to working with their tutor twice a week. The individualized assistance that they are able to receive is so worthwhile. Rather than struggling through an assignment, both girls are learning which tools they can use to solve problems. Building on their skills from last year, they are gaining confidence to be better students. Both girls look to Delaney as a mentor with so much respect and friendship. I can’t thank you enough for all that Day Prep has done to assist our family!

~Mindy McNeill

Hi, hope your summer is going well. I just want to give you some feedback on Ms. Kurowski–she is a godsend! My daughter is hard to please at times and she loves Ms K, did great in her summer class, and has agreed to continue to see her in prep for next year! Once again, the Day Prep Way has wowed the heck out of me! ❤

~Note from parent of 8th grade student

“Cara Day is a practical genius at teaching not only parents, but students and her fellow practitioners. She has revolutionary, yet proven methods that transform lives. Her parenting philosophy and methods are in-depth, yet practical, tangible, and immediately usable. A breath of fresh air.”

~Scott Barnett, San Diego Unified School District Board Trustee

“I read to the bottom of the page. I just kept going and going and going and I didn’t even notice.”

~Colten, grade 2

“As parents of five children who were doing well in school and at home, we were reluctant to commit to a parenting workshop series. I was surprised when the first 3-hour class ended and I felt like it had just started! I have learned so much. . .  I think every parent should attend Cara’s workshops.”

~Clark Family

“What you do is so important. The method you do it with matters. My son Is doing so well. I value what you offer. You take care of each of us as if we are special. Thank you.”

~Carla, mother of 6th grade student

“Not only has she guided Gabriel to self-discipline, but also to us helped him to use skills to regulate his emotions and choices. Day Prep teachers challenge him and give him actual tools he can use at a difficult moment. The team is always available to have conversations, meetings and provide helpful counseling for Gabriel’s best interest. Day Prep’s ability to effectively teach organizational skills has helped Gabriel to prioritize the school work which will be used throughout his life. A new level of confidence and pride has been given to Gabriel through the guidance of this school. We look forward to his future in high school and college and know that Day Prep will always be with us for help and guidance.”

~Annie Malcolm, grandmother to Gabriel, age 15

“Loved the class. I’m fascinated and want to learn more. Please let me know of upcoming workshops.”

~Nichole, mom of four

Busy day, but I had to make time to share about what a wonderful tutor Abby Stallard is. Last year, she really taught our now 8th-grade son how to study and stay on top of school. Our now high school sophomore daughter, who has resisted other tutors, saw how great (and cool 😉) Abby was and actually asked to work with her too. So now Abby works with both of our very different children, and they have each had a fantastic experience with her.
Not only is Abby a wonderful tutor, but she is also a great communicator, unique to Day Prep, which makes scheduling easy and professional. We have worked with several other tutors, and Abby is leaps and bounds the best one we have ever had.
~Jessica Aminoff

We have had a wonderful experience with Day Prep and Grace Jackson! My daughter loves doing private instruction with her. She leaves their sessions so happy, encouraged, and confident. We needed someone who could really specialize and dig into our daughter’s learning challenges, and we believe we have found the right place. We have been so happy with our experience working with Day Prep.

~Lauren Suazo

I believe in Day Prep’s curriculum and love what Burton has experienced at Day Prep. Burton is so happy at Day Prep and I feel he is allowed to find his strengths and let them shine. When I looked through his end of year portfolio, it blew my mind. The integrity curriculum made me cry and I so appreciate that these very important aspects of our children are being nurtured. This simply is not happening at other private schools, or in public school. He loves learning and your teachers are just the best. We purchased the book he published about Electricity for family members and, needless to say, they are all beyond impressed. Thank you for providing education at another level and elevating our children to their highest potential!

~Summer H., Mom of two, La Jolla, CA

Every single morning my daughter gets ready for school swiftly, then she begins rushing me to get ready quickly as well, so that she can be at school as early as possible (before the 9 am start time!). If I am brushing my hair in the morning, she will ask me if I can just put on a hat instead and get in the car. If I am drinking my morning coffee, she asks me if I can just put the coffee in a to-go mug and get in the car to take her to school. I absolutely love seeing my daughter this thrilled about going to school every day. She did not have the same happy feelings about going to school in the past so I can confidently say after two years now that Day Prep has gifted my daughter one of the greatest treasures in life: a love of learning. She is a voracious reader and an engaged student. It’s a relief to know she is loved and challenged at Day Prep. Thank you Mrs. Day and thank you Day Prep Educators and Team.

~Parents of 3rd grade student, La Jolla, CA

“I don’t how much I should thank you. I really thank you and thank you tons. You help me so much, you have no idea really, by bringing us so much support. We love you.”

~Parents of two, ages 13 and 15, La Jolla, CA

“Three years ago we were struggling with our son. He was in 4th grade and not performing at grade level. He was also struggling making friends and connecting with classmates . . .We began with Day Prep with coaching/counseling sessions for our son. We then added academic coaching and tutoring with one of her team members. With Day Prep’s resources, our son’s life has been transformed. He is now attending a private school in sixth grade and is taking pre-algebra which is an eighth-grade course . . . He has gone from a child who struggled in his young life to a middle school student who is thriving in all respects. We also learned how to better and more effectively communicate with him and as a result, we all have a much more loving and fulfilling relationship.”

~Colleen, Mother of 2, La Jolla, CA

“As my girls matured, my parenting style of command and control and strong rules and expectations wasn’t working. I needed help to rebuild my connection and learn a new parenting style. I began working regularly with Cara six years ago. I had other parenting coaches, but Cara is so unique because she helped me shift my mindset and beliefs, and helped me realize that the problem is me, not my kids. She has an amazing balance of truth and grace, and I needed both. Not only did she help me reframe how I approached parenting and what my vision was, but she also gave me hundreds of practical tips and techniques that I could apply daily. Most coaches cannot do both. She also took a vested interest in learning all about my girls and became an extended part of our family. Today, I have healed the relationships with my daughters and I have a healthy loving relationship with each. . . . Every parent needs a coach and Cara is the most qualified, effective, and caring one I’ve ever met.

~Jason Hartanov, San Clemente, California

“The Day Prep writing clinic Sienna attended this summer has paid off in spades. Her teacher is impressed with how Sienna structures her writing. It’s just fantastic this year for her. She has a newfound confidence.”

Heather Steer, mother of two, ages 8 and 10

“We loved the Happy Kids class. You’re a fantastic communicator and your way will go far.”

~James, dad of two

Jackson: “Do you know what math’s full name is?”
Miss Day: “No … what is it?”
Jackson: “Mathematics.”

~Jackson, age 7