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Academic Support, Coaching & Consultation

for Students and Parents

private & professional

¡Hello Hej Hi Hoi Hola Hallo!


I am Dr. Brianna Kolitzus, a life-long lover of learning. I am an extensively educated, experienced & enthusiastic teacher from the United States who had the privilege of being named Teacher of the Year.


Even though I opted to focus on studying science after graduating high school, I earned awards in art & history and continue to pursue these passions through travel, film, museums— and tutoring.  Having visited more than 40 countries, including trips to CERN & CHERNOBYL, I have a deep reservoir of cultural experience. 


With nearly 20 years of experience teaching a wide range of subjects, mostly at the high school level, I know a lot about science & math and a lot about how to teach them. I have worked with children as young as preschool- teaching sign language and fostering STEM skills through creative, engineering design projects. 


Since 2019, I have been offering high-quality, personalized academic support to students in the greater Zürich area. 

I know the nuances of the IB, AP, IGCSE, A Level & Schweizerische Maturität curricula and the nature of questions students are expected to answer on their exams. I have completed thousands of past exam questions which, along with my training as an AP Exam Reader, allows me to share powerful guidance in exam preparation.

I am a self-employed, private & professional tutor— so, no third-party agency! My goal is to engage students in understanding challenging scientific & mathematical concepts by using simple, everyday language and relating ideas to the real world while creating interdisciplinary connections. I create a space for questions, mistakes, fun, and success. I aim to nurture motivation by framing learning within the Japanese context of kaizen (改善) or steady improvement.

Resume Snapshot

I completed my bachelor’s in Life Science & Biobehavioral Health with minors in Neuroscience and Spanish. I completed my master’s in Physics Education and earned my doctorate in Educational Leadership & Management.  This is just an overview of my education as I actually have SIX degrees!


At CERN, in collaboration with teachers from around the world, I developed a high school particle physics curriculum.

Additionally, I have research experience in the fields of Genetics and Nanomaterials.

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a life-long lover of learning

about brianna

Curricula, Subjects & Exams 

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Diploma Program (DP) SL/HL




Environmental Systems & Societies




Business Management

Social & Cultural Anthropology

Visual Arts


Maths Analysis & Approaches (A&A)

Maths Applications & Interpretations (A&I)

English Language/Literature & Composition

Deutsch ab initio

Español ab initio

Français ab initio

Theory of Knowledge (ToK)

International Baccalaureate (IB)

Middle Years Program (MYP)


Individuals & Societies

Integrated Maths

Coordinated Sciences


Advanced Placement (AP)



Physics 1 & 2

Physics C: MechanicsElectricity & Magnetism

Environmental Science

Human Geography

Micro- & Macroeconomics

Art History

World History: Modern



Calculus AB BC

English Language/Literature & Composition

International Advanced Level

(A Levels: IAS/IAL or AS/A2)

Biology, Chemistry, Physics

MATHS: Pure & Further Pure

Mechanics, Statistics & Decision






English Language & Literature

International General Certificate of Secondary Education





Maths: Foundation & Higher Tier






English Literature

Additional Test Preparation

National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT)

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT)

American College Test (ACT)

University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

Medical College Admission Test (MCAT)

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get in touch

Benedikt-Fontana-Weg 12
8049 Zürich


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