Sunny Goodwin

Diane “Sunny” Goodwin,
M.A. in Education

Sunny Goodwin is the owner and director of Sunny Day Tutoring Services. She coordinates all tutoring activities and communications between parents, tutors and school staff. 

Sunny is a Master Teacher, Educational Consultant, Diagnostician and Curriculum Developer. She is fully credentialed with 38 years of teaching expertise in many subjects and grade levels, Pre-K through 12th grade and adults. 

As a longtime student advocate, she believes that everyone is born with a love of learning that is simply waiting to be tapped into. Her greatest delight is providing the key that unlocks each student’s natural gifts of self-confidence and enthusiasm for learning. 

Sunny Day Tutoring Services offers specialized higher math tutoring, reading and writing specialization, and tutors who are certified to teach English language learners. Sunny also provides learning materials for all grades and a wide variety of subjects for all ages. 

Our team

Jeff Todd

Middle School/High School/College Math

Jeff specializes in middle school and high school Mathematics, long with science, SAT/ACT Prep and other high school subjects as needed by his students. He has a number of years’ experience with Special Education students and is skilled in the area of technology.

Nancy Deters

Middle School/High School Math/High School Chemistry-25+ years of tutoring experience

My name is Nancy Deters. In 2007, joining Sunny Day Tutoring Services encouraged me to provide assistance to benefit students in higher math such as in middle school and high school. I later developed a system to support my students in Chemistry, Biology, as well as in Physics.

Desiree Caplas

Elementary/Middle School-all subjects-10 years experience??

Desiree Caplas attended California State University San Marcos where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communication. Desiree began working for the Oceanside Unified School District as an Avid tutor in 2007 and then became a substitute teacher the following year.

Barbara Morgan

Special Education-Elementary

Barbara holds the following Credentials: Undergrad B.A degree and a Master’s Degree in Special Education, CBEST, MSAT, NCLB, and CLAD. She specializes in Pre-K through 3rd and 4th grades. She is extremely dedicated to helping children with autism, ADD, ADHD and other special educational needs. She has many years of experience and can administer and analyze various diagnostic assessments.

Dannette Gates

Special Education-Middle School/High School Mild to Severe

Dannette has had 15 years of Elementary school tutoring experience. She worked for 2 years as a substitute teacher, and for the past four years she has been working as an aide in a behavior intervention Classroom. She loves to see children succeed!

Haley Mattie

Special Education-Elementary/Middle/High School Special Education- 30+ years of experience

Haley holds a California Multiple subject credential with a CLAD Endorsement and has been classroom teaching for five years. She has taught Pre-school through 5th grades, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Art, Mathematics) education. She is currently completing her Masters degree for a Masters of Science Curriculum and Instruction. She is patient, energetic and positive with her students.

Mike Florio

I have taught for the Oceanside School District since 1999. I was a 4 through 6th grade teacher at Garrison Elementary and the following 11 years teaching mostly science and math at Chavez Middle School. My goal as a facilitator of learning is to provide a safe space where questions are asked and problems are thoughtfully solved.

Theresa Organ

Math-All grade levels-25 years experience

Theresa Organ has tutored Algebra, Geometry, and Pre-Calculus since college. She has been successful in helping her students (from as young as 9 and up to a 46 year old working on his bachelors) achieve their goals. She finds out the missing link by asking the student a lot of questions.

Susan Lawson

Susan enjoys working with children and has been teaching for more than twenty years. She taught special education for seventeen years in the public schools. She also taught second grade and has tutored Kindergarten through 6th grade in phonics, reading, spelling, grammar writing, math, and science. She makes learning fun and interactive. She genuinely loves teaching and her students. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communication Disorders and a Master’s Degree in Education, including Deaf Education.

Trinity Sarafin

American Sign Language-5 years experience

Trinity Serafin has been studying American Sign Language for 5 years. She is going to Palomar College with the goal to become an ASL interpreter. Trinity has volunteered in Girl Scouts and led trainings for younger Girl Scouts for 7 years.

Abigail Allen

Math-Middle School/High School Math, and other subjects-1+ years of experience

Abby is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Mathematics Education at UCSD. She has been an honor student in all her classes and has been tutoring/teaching mathematics for the past five years. She is passionate about math and loves Calculus, including AP Calculus. Her students find her engaging, well prepared and enthusiastic about helping them understand complex mathematical skills. Her goal is for students to learn to understand math so they can love it the way she does!

Joyce Garcia

Elementary-30 years experience

Joyce Garcia, has had 40 years teaching experience. Twenty-Five years teaching 5th grade, five years teaching writing skills and 10 years teaching reading , all in grades K-5. Now retired she continues to assist students with their literacy skills. She bases student's learning on assessment and building on their strengths and believes in a positive working relationship. Learning to read provides students the skills to Read To learn!~

Pam Morrison

Intermediate/Middle School Reading/Language Arts-Elem. Math-30+ years experience

Pam has thirty-five years of teaching experience various grades in public schools. She has a Bachelors of Science and a Master's Degree, both in Education. She really enjoys tutoring Reading and Language Arts. Each session is filled with learning, laughter, and the student's interests, needs, and abilities in mind and heart. Parents notice their child's notice their child's improvement in self-esteem and increased motivation, as skills improve with tutoring.

Lynn Nash

College and SAT English- 28+ years

Lynne has an extensive background as a writer, editor, and teacher. She was a journalist for thirty years, working principally as an editor. She holds a Master’s Degree in English and taught freshman composition in the community college system for a number of years. She particularly enjoys helping young readers and writers to polish their skills. Merle’s interests include reading, travel, and English language study. She also teaches English skills preparation for the SAT and ACT tests.


Areas We Serve

San Marcos
Solana Beach