What We Do


Our Mission

Mathtopian Preparation provides one to one tutoring and test preparation as well as college counseling. Students who need additional academic support will gain from our 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.

We strive to support, encourage and engage all students and give them the confidence to think critically, ask questions and formulate hypotheses.

Our Vision

Mathtopian Preparation provides the premier high-touch concierge service that inspires the global community of learners to reach their most coveted life goals.  We support families with a plan for success – focussing on connecting each of our students with their best-fit academic experience – accomplishing this one student at a time.

Our Services

We offer a variety of services to fit every student’s academic needs – from test prep to private, one-on-one tutoring. Our amazing, highly-qualified team is here to ensure every student receives the support they need to achieve their goals.

Private Tutoring

Test Preparation

Summer Academic Support

College Counseling

Curriculum Development and Consulting Services

Private Tutoring

One to one tutoring provides intense, individualized instruction. Many students participate in weekly sessions with an appointment on a specific day and time each week. Students who lack confidence and organization and/or have significant gaps in a subject are best supported by 1-1 sessions.  We provide tutoring in every academic subject including Mathematics, Science, English, History and Foreign Language.

Test Preparation

One to one preparation for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT and TACHS.  Small group test preparation workshops are available and can be arranged during the summer months.

Summer Academic Support

We offer various services for students during the summer months including College Admissions Personal Statement Workshop, Writing Workshop, Back to School Math Refresher, Summer School Tutoring.

College Counseling

We provide college counseling and advising for high school juniors and seniors.  This service includes generation of the college list as well as 1-1 help with the Common App. We are a member of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Curriculum Development and Consulting Services

Please contact us to discuss your needs. If you would like to book a 1 hour consultation, please book via our Shop page.



Lisa Johnson, Founder and Director

About Us

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 taught at several independent schools in Los Angeles.  She transitioned from teaching to tutoring and business owner when she opened Mathtopian Preparation in Los Angeles.   In 2017 she expanded the business and added an office in Atlanta. Mathtopian Preparation now serves students all of the world in person and virtually. Students work with Lisa and her team from middle school through college – acquiring the courage and confidence to take on any academic challenge.

Our Team


Lead Tutor

BA University of Southern California

English/History/Common App/Counseling

Aaliyah Washington

BS Spelman College



BS Spelman College, BSE Univ of Michigan



BS UC Irvine

Physics/Math ACT/SAT


Meta Career Connections

Social Media Intern

Education helps one case cease being intimidated by strange situations.


Interview with Our Expert Science Tutor Aaliyah W.

Interview with Our Expert Science Tutor Aaliyah W.

We sat down with our resident science expert Aaliyah to share some interesting points in her life with you. What was your favorite subject in high school? My favorite subject in high school was math. What made you choose your college major? In high school I took my...

Lisa J Selected for Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Program

Lisa J Selected for Goldman Sachs 10k Small Business Program

For Immediate Release Contact: Nicole Y. Williams info@elocinenterprisesllc.org (216) 409-7667 Atlanta, GA – This year Lisa Johnson, Owner and Founder of Mathtopian Preparation, Inc., was selected along with 44 others for the 2021 Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small...

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Our Offices

Los Angeles

11845 W Olympic Blvd,
Suite 1100W
Los Angeles, CA 90064


3365 Piedmont Road NE,
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30305

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