Growing up in San Diego, I enjoyed attending personal development conferences and meditation sessions with my mother, a life coach. I also enjoyed hiking and spending time with my father, a wellness professional. Thus, I became passionate about the environment and wellness practices since a young age. However, in high school, I discovered that I was also passionate about education and began tutoring as a freelancer in 2011.
At Southwestern College, I became certified as a fitness and nutrition specialist. Then, I attended SDSU where I studied Pre-Physical Therapy and Kinesiology. While at SDSU, I learned about the climate change crisis and the environmental issues we are dealing with globally. At that moment, I remember thinking, “What’s the point of becoming a doctor if there will not be a healthy planet to live on! We will die if we dont fix that! The environmental crisis is strongly related to the population’s health….” It’s funny, but yes, I thought that, and had to know more.
So I began to study Environmental Geology and Sustainability. But it wasn’t until I studied Climate Change and Population Health in Spain that I realized how important it is to protect our planet. While studying abroad, I made it my life mission to find ways to do my part by educating, creating awareness and helping others live more eco-friendly lifestyles.
After graduating, I worked for an environmental engineering company. This allowed me to protect the environment through science. Still, as time passed, I still wanted to tutor because – for me – it’s not just about academics. It’s an opportunity to educate the next generation on global issues such as sustainability, climate change, health and wellness.
However, after working for four years as a scientist and project manager, I reached a point where I had to choose between my two passions.
As an environmental scientist, I had the opportunity to see beautiful places, create innovative solutions, and manage multiple projects. As an educator, nothing beats the lightbulb moment where my students learn something new or discover their capability to achieve success. As a mentor, I had the joy of teaching them how they can realize their dreams.
In both cases, I had the opportunity to make a difference.
I reached a moment where I had to reflect on my life and what I wanted to do in the near future. During that time, I discovered that I truly wanted to continue learning, to teach what I learned, and to do what makes me happy. As a result, I decided that it was time to start a new adventure and become my own boss. That was when Bright Future Academy emerged. I don’t regret any of my decisions because they’ve led me to who I am today. As a result, now I have the knowledge to teach different subjects and share the experiences that I’ve learned along the way.
I’m here to help ambitious young ladies take control of their learning and achieve success!
Sophia Sylvaine Academy is a place where students can find knowledge, wisdom, honesty, support, and accountability. When I work with students, I ensure they feel comfortable, happy, motivated, passionate, and eager to use their new knowledge and skills. I also strive to introduce them to concepts such as personal development, wellness, and sustainability to help them develop a lifestyle that allows them to become the best version of themselves and positively contribute to society.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sophia
Who is Sophia?
Founder of Bright Future Academy, Sophia is an instructor of personal transformation for young ladies. Her passion for personal development and vision of promoting life-scaling skills led her to create Bright Future Academy. Her teaching style is based on her lived experiences, qualifications, and years of research. Sophia’s career as an environmental project manager and a decade of tutoring experience uniquely qualifies her to help students reach both their academic and personal goals.
How are Sophia's teachings different from other programs or tutoring schools?
Sophia’s focus is not on only teaching her students how to pass a class. Rather, she teaches them skills that will transcend beyond college. By learning from her own life experiences and challenges, Sophia shares her experience and knowledge to help young ladies reach their highest potential. She empowers women and motivates them to take action with grace and femininity.
Why is she the best tutor for you?
As a child, Sophia was diagnosed with ADHD so she had to learn the techniques necessary to study efficiently. Through hard work and perseverance, she learned to overcome her obstacles and reach her goals. Now, due to her extensive experience working with students from different backgrounds, she can identify obstacles holding them back and determine what teaching style works best for each student. Further, Sophia focuses on helping students understand how their brain works so they learn how to learn. With motivation and inspiration, real progress emerges allowing the student to excel on their transformational journey.
What makes Sophia an authority in helping young adults achieve their highest potential?
Through Bright Future Academy, Sophia provides tools necessary for students to understand what is stopping them from becoming the best version of themselves. She finds the root of her students’ limitations, and she teaches them about real-life skills that they will use to create plans to achieve their goals and take care of their well-being and environment.