About Us

L i s a J o h n s o n


Owner and Director


Lisa graduated with honors from Spelman College where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. She went on to be the recipient of a Rackham Merit Fellowship from the University of Michigan and earned a Master’s Degree in Education as well as teaching credentials in both mathematics and economics there. 


Lisa has classroom experience at several of the top Independent schools in Los Angeles where she taught middle school and high school mathematics.   She transitioned from teaching to tutoring when she opened Mathtopian Preparation in Los Angeles.   Many students work with Lisa and her team from middle school through college - possessing the confidence to take on any academic challenge.

Lisa has worked with a variety of academic enrichment programs in several roles: teacher, administrator and student. Among them – SHARP program at NASA, Princeton Summer Research Experience, Summer Engineering Program at the University of Michigan.

Our Staff

Natalie Paredes - Senior Tutor

English, History, Common App

Natalie graduated Magna Cum Laude from USC with a BA in Art History and a minor in Musical Theater.  She was granted a Renaissance Scholar award for her work in both disciplines. Natalie has a passion for writing and literature.  She enjoys brainstorming potential essay topics with students and seeing their writing skills flourish in areas such as grammar, punctuation, thesis development and paragraph styling for a variety of essay types. Natalie helps students to clarify any question about a historical event and expand on its social, economic and global context.  She particularly loves helping students create compelling essays from their college applications.

C a t h y G a r c i a

BS Chemistry  -  Tutor:  Biology

K a m l y n n e F o n t a n

BS Biology  -  Tutor:   Chemistry,  Physics

S a m a r a R i v e r s

MS Biology, MBA  - Tutor:  Biology,  Chemistry,  Mathematics

Our Services

Private Tutoring


One to one tutoring provides individualized instruction. Our students often participate in weekly sessions with a standing appointment each week. We support students who lack confidence and organization and/or have foundational gaps. We provide tutoring in every academic subject including math, science, English, history and languages.

Test Prep

One to one preparation for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT and ISEE. Small group test preparation workshops are available and can be arranged during the summer months (please inquire if interested).

Summer ACT Prep is coming to Atlanta!  Contact us now for more information and to enroll in this course designed to prepare students for the July 2020 ACT.

College Applications

We offer full support of completion of the Common App and other college applications.  We can help with the general essay questions as well as those supplements specific to colleges and universities.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Our Mission

Mathtopian Preparation provides one to one tutoring and test preparation as well as small group instruction in all academic subjects. Students who need additional educational support will gain from our extensive experience and expertise. Our focus is helping students to develop the fundamental academic and organizational skills as well as the self-discipline needed to be high achievers.

Mathtopian Preparation Inc.

Atlanta, GA / Los Angeles, CA

(310) 826-8400

Summer ACT prep in atlanta - 3 day workshop



Saturday, June 20, 2020

9am to 11am

Saturday, June 27, 2020

9am to 11am

Saturday, July 11, 2020

9am to 1pm


Mathtopian Preparation is offering a 3 day ACT preparation workshop in Old Fourth Ward. This introductory course will be held on 3 Saturdays in June and July to prepare for the July 18, 2020 exam.


Meet at Ponce

Training Room

Atlanta, GA. 30308


Early Bird Registration:  $99

Regular Registration:  $120


Register with Eventbrite - click the link below.


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