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Manu Kai, /mah-noo ky-ee/ n. bird of the sea

The phrase MANU KAI translates to “Birds of the Sea” in the Hawaiian Language and is perfectly symbolic of what’s possible when one sets goals and develops the confidence, discipline and courage necessary to meet those objectives.

Seabirds inspire because they represent what is so beautiful and magnificent about nature. Migrating over a million miles through endless swaths of open ocean over the course of their lives, these marvelous beings have guided humans in our own quest for discovery. They show us that with courage and conviction one can achieve the impossible and help others along the way.

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MANU KAI Educational Services offers professional academic assistance to Santa Barbara County students of all ages, including Private In-Office Tutoring, Online Tutoring, Test Preparation, and Academic Coaching.  We employ some of the best and most experienced professionals available to meet the needs of our clients.  All MANU KAI staff members possess extensive tutoring and teaching experience at both the k-12 and college levels, as well as with students with disabilities.  With such a comprehensive background, you can rest assured that our team knows how to connect with students and bridge difficult concepts in a way that is both fun and effective.

Our tutors and academic coaches are committed to providing your child with the necessary tools for improving their ability to grasp difficult concepts and achieving both academic and personal goals.

Professional K-12 & College Level Educational Services

MANU KAI Educational Services offers specialized tutoring in the areas of Math and Science as well as Spanish, English and Writing.  In addition, we provide ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT and GRE prep classes for students looking to take that next step in life.  And, if your student needs complete guidance through one or more subjects (e.g. organizational management, communication with teachers, study skills, etc.), we offer academic coaching options to help your child improve their overall confidence, discipline and knowledge in a wide range of subjects.

Providing The Best Quality Tutoring & Academic Coaching

Call (805) 687-0850

Conveniently Located near the Intersection of State and Pedragosa!

1900 State Street, Suite G
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Get Started Today

Give us a call or send us a message to get started immediately.  We have tutors and academic coaches ready to help you or your child in nearly every subject imaginable!

Experienced Professionals

Friendly and committed.  All our tutors have degrees in their respective fields and have several years of teaching and research experience at both the k-12 and college level.


We provide a wide range of academic services tailored to the needs of each individual. From subject tutoring and test-prep to full service academic coaching, we have a plan that’s right for you.

College Prep

Those college applications sneak up fast. Get started on individualized SAT and ACT preparation right away!  Or enroll in any of the group test prep courses we offer throughout the year.

Work in a Comfortable and Inviting Atmosphere

Conveniently located on State Street near the intersection of State and Mission Street, our office is easily accessible from the 101 Freeway, Hope Ranch, Montecito and downtown Santa Barbara.  We offer:

  • A comfortable and clean working environment.
  • Quiet and peaceful surroundings.
  • Snacks and other refreshments.
  • A warm and inviting office setting.
  • Private working rooms for minimal interruptions.

Enhancing Learning Experiences Around the Globe Through Our Education Consulting Programs

At Manu Kai we believe in improving the educational experience of those around the world, whether it be through revising science standards, exposing teachers to current methods for teaching difficult concepts, writing text books, or developing teaching activities for a wide array of learners. We want students and teachers to realize that science can be fun, captivating and relevant to everyday life.

Why Choose Us?


Our educators have extensive experience tutoring students within Santa Barbara County including those at Montecito Union School, Crane, Santa Barbara HS, San Marcos HS, Carpinteria HS, Bishop Diego, La Colina, Laguna Blanca Middle School, Laguna Blanca HS, Providence Hall, SBCC Middle College, Dos Pueblos HS, SBCC and UCSB.


Offering you a personalized and unique academic experience is our priority and is one of the keys to our success as an educational services provider. Prior to working on content, our tutors work on self esteem and confidence in the classroom. Each consecutive session is crafted specifically to meet the demands of each unique learning style.


At MANU KAI you can start and stop whenever you want.  We offer a wide range of services options that allow you to decide what works best for your needs and your schedule.  Our goal is to help each student master current concepts as well as introduce them to upcoming material.

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