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Personalized Prep

Personalized Prep was founded in 2013 with the goal of empowering students to become more confident in school and their test-taking abilities. Personalized Prep began when its founder saw a lack of accountability in tutoring companies in the area. Larger tutoring companies did not care to properly train each tutor while smaller tutoring companies did not have the resources to offer their students the most bang for their buck. This is why Personalized Prep was founded - to ensure each student is treated as more than just a number and to create individualized tutoring programs for each student.

Personalized Prep has helped over 3000+ students achieve their academic goals, build lifelong study skills, and develop the confidence to approach any assignment later in life. We offer premier tutoring for the ACT/SAT, all high school subjects, and more!

Our Mission

Our mission is to foster an environment of intellectual growth to ensure the process of learning is gratifying, engaging, and comforting as we support our surrounding communities. 

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Our Vision

Develop students’ inner abilities to become scholars as we support learners everywhere through showing compassion and distributing resources.

Our Identity

There are three main principles that Personalized Prep is guided by: keep an open mind, stay positive, and never give up. We strive to embody these mantras in an effort to ensure students reach for their goals knowing that there is no limit to what they can accomplish. With every interaction with students, we are determined to cultivate an environment of positivity even in the face of adversity. In this, we will continue to provide support catered to every student with meticulous attention and a caring touch as we grow into an ally for learners everywhere. 

Meet Our


Sean graduated with a degree in Mathematical Economics and a Minor in Spanish from Pitzer College. He has three mantras he lives, learns, and teaches by: keep an open mind, stay positive, and never give up. Sean is grateful to have found his passion for unlocking the learning potential of students, passing down his genuine curiosity in the pursuit of knowledge to over 3,000+ students of the Personalized Prep family.

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Sean Yen

Personalized Prep Owner and Founder

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Sue Bunn

Director of Operations and Marketing

Sue graduated with a degree in Science of Nutrition from Basytr Naturopathic University in Kenmore, Washington. She is passionate about health and wellness, and gives her time to various mental health causes in the Orange County area. She takes pride in creating a conducive environment for learning at Personalized Prep, with an attention to detail and a passion for fostering a personal relationship with each student.  

Alena graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering at University of California, Irvine. She is passionate about subjects in Mathematics and the STEM field. Alena utilizes her ability to identify student needs, patiently work with them on their weaknesses, and hone their strengths. With her deep mathematical foundations, she strives to make her students enjoy and think in numbers the way she does. Her appreciation for learning and problem solving is what she wants to bring forth in others too. Whether it’s academics or having a healthy mindset in life, Alena will make sure you’re on the right track.

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Alena You

Premier Tutor

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Shelby Chickman

Premier Tutor

Shelby graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Human Biology and a degree in Jewish Studies. She tutored throughout college where she developed an appreciation for helping students grow and reach their full potential. As a puzzle lover, Shelby loves to figure out how things work and share that knowledge with everyone. In the future, Shelby plans to go to graduate school to study medical genetics.

Annalise graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Biochemistry and a minor in Biology from the University of Oregon. During her time at the University of Oregon, Annalise was an avid undergraduate researcher in a solid-state chemistry lab. Here she acquired a fondness for asking unanswered questions and using evidence-based experiments to work towards an answer. She hopes to spark the same curiosity, determination, and patience in her students. In the future, Annalise plans to go to medical school to become a surgeon!


Annalise Walker

Premier Tutor

Lincoln Yen joined the Personalized Prep family in June of 2020. He was eager to help students decompress during some of the most stressful times of their academic careers yet. He provides help with snuggles, cuddles, and kisses. Lincoln is ready to jump up into your lap whenever things get too heavy to help you remember the good things in life. Come meet Lincoln for yourself to see all of the skills he has to offer.


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