Located in

La Jolla


Our Team

Bonnie M. Weiss, M.Ed.Owner/Director and Educational Therapist

Bonnie  joined The Family & Learning Center as an Educational Coach in 2000. Throughout these early years, she was closely mentored by Dr. Kristine Laverty, Neuropsychologist and founder of TFALC.  In Fall 2005, Bonnie took over ownership of TFALC. She holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, as well as a Masters Degree in Education from National University. Additionally, she has completed extensive coursework and training in Educational Therapy techniques through the UCSD Extension Program, as well as through a variety of professional organizations. She is an active member of IDA, LDA, AET and CHADD. You can connect with Bonnie on LinkedIn.


Danika Kirsch, M.Ed.
Assistant Director


Danika joined the The Family & Learning Center team as an Educational Coach in 2002 after she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from UCSD. She went on to earn her California Multiple Subject Teaching Credential and Master of Education Degree from National University. Danika was Lead Educational Coach for five years before becoming TFALC’s Assistant Director in 2010.  Danika continues to expand her education and knowledge by attending regular conferences and webinars. As Assistant Director, Danika works closely with Bonnie to incorporate new materials and techniques into our programs, as well as assists with training and supporting our Educational Coaches.


Samantha Tuohey

Samantha Tuohey
Educational Coach


Samantha graduated from UC San Diego with a degree in Neurobiology.
Before joining the TFALC team, Samantha was a content tutor for UCSD’s Academic Achievement Hub and an Instructor and Mathnasium, as well as a private tutor to middle and high school students.
Outside of working with students, Samantha enjoys trying out new recipes and learning latin dance.