Our mission is to help other parents / caregivers reclaim their children’s education. We do so by providing families with the tools – tailored to their own values, needs and strengths – to create their own home-based learning pods and by curating solution-driven resources suited to their children’s unique blueprints.
MyLifeLab is a conscious education learning center. We focus on helping students find relevance and meaning within academics and developing their learning agilities.
MyLifeLab is a paradigm shift; we provide an alternative to the belief that our children can only find that balance between high achievement and deep fulfillment with a ticket to the best college or university.
As conscious educators – teachers, tutors and counselors – we attune ourselves to each student’s unique design, providing structures and applying strategies and principles to facilitate their realizing of who they are and their becoming of who they are intended to be.
MyLifeLab provides parents / caregivers with a variety of services to support their children on their educational journeys.
support with creating & running a learning pod
support with setting up and facilitating a homeschool
college planning & admissions counseling
If something you need is not on this list, please do not hesitate to reach out to see how we can work with you to accommodate your particular needs and goals for your family / child(ren).
At MyLifeLab, we approach teaching by merging mindfulness and self-awareness, with the most up-to-date research-backed educational pedagogies. We believe that all children are capable of finding their greatness.
We help to prepare our students for success on their particular educational journeys by teaching content knowledge and skills, critical and purposeful thinking, and by developing learning attitudes, including a growth mindset. We do so with a unique degree of personalization and a rigor that is aligned with students’ academic and social-emotional needs and strengths, providing assurance as they navigate an often complicated and stressful educational terrain.
At MyLifeLab, we teach and counsel students in getting to know, understand and become their authentic selves. We help them to step off the tedious and wearisome college admissions conveyor belt, and into a space where they can develop academically, socially and emotionally, in an organic way.
We provide an identity-safe learning environment that welcomes mistakes and honors vulnerability as being integral components of genuine learning. Rather than assembling pruned and inauthentic resumes, we work with our students to translate their true selves into carefully-crafted college admissions applications that highlight character and integrity.
Holding degrees from Harvard, UCLA and Berkeley, Susanna has spent more than 15 years in the field of education, including as a teacher in Boston and LA, an educational program coordinator, and a professional development/graduate-level course writer and instructor for other teachers.
She fell in love with California when she was 17 years old, moving across the country to complete a BA in History at Cal.
She completed her master’s thesis entitled “Meeting Absurdity with Love: Co-Creating Caring Relationships with ‘Disengaged’ Students Through Informal Dialogue,” while at UCLA’s distinguished Teacher Education Program where she was the recipient of several fellowships and scholarships.
Due to her service to her hometown of Boston, the Harvard Club of Boston awarded her a scholarship to complete her master’s degree in Risk and Prevention at Harvard University. While a Harvard student, Susanna interned with the Boston Children’s Hospital Neighborhood Partnership, where she provided prevention and promotion services in order to guide and counsel students in need of academic, college, career, and social/emotional support, while also coaching teachers in providing these services to their students.
In all of her work, Susanna honors her students’ unique strengths and needs. As a tutor, teacher and counselor, she emphasizes a humanizing approach that nurtures their individual selves while involving the families who know their children best.
Susanna lives with her daughter in Los Angeles.