Our educators have extensive experience tutoring students within Santa Barbara County including those at Montecito Union School, Crane, Santa Barbara Middle School, Santa Barbara High School, Laguna Blanca Middle School, Laguna Blanca High School, Bishop, San Marcos High School, Dos Pueblos High School, SBCC and UCSB.  This experience has allowed most of our students to maintain A’s and B’s in their classes, with many seeing at least a one letter grade improvement after the 1st month of tutoring.


Offering you a personalized and unique tutoring or coaching 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 your child’s self esteem and confidence in the classroom. Each consecutive session is crafted specifically to meet the demands of your child’s unique learning style. Our tutors also maintain weekly communication with your child’s teachers to ensure that academic goals are being met in a timely fashion.


MANU KAI tutors all hold a degree in their respective fields, and employ some of the best pedagogical practices to foster student learning while at the same time promoting the confidence students need to succeed.  Our tutors present a unique blend of both content and pedagogy allowing us to ensure that students achieve their academic goals with ease.


At MANU KAI you can start and stop whenever you want.  We offer a wide range of services that allow you to decide which is best for your needs and your schedule.  Our ultimate goal is to help your child master current concepts and introduce them to upcoming material.  With this in mind, all we suggest is that sessions be at least 1.5 hrs long in order to make time for coaching, homework assistance and class preparation.


“Manu Kai has made a huge difference in my two high school-aged sons’ grades and attitudes. They have successfully provided my sons with a deeper understanding of a wide range of challenging subject matters, with the proof being in their grades and demonstrated confidence to move forward academically. Elvis, our tutor, possesses a breadth of knowledge that is beyond impressive. But even more importantly, he has the ability to communicate and listen so that he can identify how to help and support his students. Elvis is a wonderfully kind and inspiring role model for my two sons and they always look forward to working with him.”

KrisSanta Barbara

“Working with Manu Kai has been a joy. Elvis has greatly increased our high school son’s academic confidence and grades. He is very competent in several fields and connects well with his students. In this climate of competitive high school academics, I’m pleased and relieved to have Elvis in our corner.”


“Manu Kai has been instrumental in helping my daughter not only get A’s in both Algebra II and Chemistry but also to enjoy the classes! She has gained knowledge and most importantly confidence in her skills. I am amazed at Elvis’ mastery of so many subjects and grateful for his patience and flexibility with scheduling – he has truly made this a great school year.”

EileenSanta Barbara

“Elvis tutored our son in Algebra and Spanish. He was very professional, reliable, punctual, and knowledgeable in these fields. He helped our son understand these subjects tremendously. We have no hesitations in hiring Elvis again, and have referred others to him.”


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We select only the most highly qualified and experienced specialists available. Most of or specialists have or are pursuing a Master or Doctorate degree in their respective fields.


We prepare students for final exams, standardized tests, AP exams, college entrance tests and applications. We monitor students’ grades and guarantee progress and improvement.


We provide one-on-one assisstance for all subjects and exams. This allows us to effectively tailor every session to the student’s individual needs and address all weaknesses that arise.