About Us

Hi! We’re so happy you’re here.

We are two credentialed teachers who came together to help YOU. Our passion for teaching and love for helping others led us to start Novels & Numbers. As teachers, we have the opportunity and responsibility to empower others and find ways to cultivate their strengths. Throughout the years, we have learned it is essential to take an individualized approach with each child so he/she is able to strive and reach full academic AND social potential.

Additionally, our at home tutoring approach cultivates the WHOLE child. Education should account for all aspects of a child’s life. We strongly believe nutrition, health, and wellness function as a direct link to optimizing brain and learning capacity. We are excited to offer our clients a greater diversity of tools to help improve their learning and overall well-being.

We now have an amazing team of employees here to help you. If you too believe that your child deserves an individualized learning plan, contact us today for a consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you!

About Leah

My name is Leah Nierman.

I have a Mild/Moderate Special Education Teaching Credential with an authorization in Autism and a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential certification to teach Pre-Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Additionally, I have a Master’s in Education with a focus in Curriculum and Design from University of San Diego. I’m also a certified health coach in order to assist clients in meeting their wellness goals.

Over the last decade, I have worked at nearly every level of the school system. I was a personal aide to children with Down Syndrome and Autism; I gained experience as a Resource Specialist administering assessments and writing IEP (Individualized Education Program) goals; and in the last few years, I taught Second and Third Grade in a general education classroom.

After being diagnosed with Dyslexia in elementary school, I was surrounded by inspirational teachers who gave me insight into my unique learning style. The presence of these knowledgeable and supportive mentors highlighted the importance of not only learning the academic skills but also gaining the confidence to succeed.

By overcoming personal obstacles in school and life, my learning difference has inspired me to help others. Firsthand experience has given me insight into the different academic challenges students face. I am compassionate and empathetic toward those who struggle, sensitive to the vulnerability individuals experience when confronting life’s obstacles.

About Cassidy

My name is Cassidy Laikin.

I grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, where my love and passion for teaching began. From the moment I created my own “play” classroom as a 1st grader, I knew that I would one day share my passion. That dream became a reality as I pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies at the University of San Diego. I then went on to receive my teaching credential through the School of Leadership and Educational Sciences at the University of San Diego.

I later worked as a third and fourth grade teacher and as a reading specialist at High Tech Explorer Elementary. After then working as an academic coach at First to Learn Early Learning Center in Los Angeles, California, I learned of the importance of creating an individualized learning program for each unique student.

As an Educational Specialist, my wish is to make a positive impact on the education of students. I truly hope to use my passion for teaching to empower others to find and cultivate their strengths.

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Call us today to discuss your child’s needs!