Solimar Academy is registered as a Private School through the R-4 affidavit process in California.



Dawn Jackson is a certified LearningSuccess™ Coach and credentialed teacher in general education and special education. She homeschooled her three children and has worked with homeschooling families for over 10 years teaching parents to understand the way their children learn while supporting them in creating a personalized learning plan. Dawn is a coach for adults and high school students transitioning to college and work. She is a Reading Specialist and is skilled in learning styles workshops and child advocacy for families in the IEP process. Dawn is available for speaking engagements.

The Founders

Solimar Academy was founded by Mariaemma Willis & Victoria Kindle Hodson. They are the co-authors of Discover Your Child’s Learning Style and founders of the LearningSuccess™ Institute, where they train and certify parents and teachers to be LearningSuccess™ Coaches. Other materials developed by the authors include A Self-PortraitLearning Style Assessment System as well as books and other learning tools. These materials are used by public and private schools, by therapists, homeschoolers, correctional facilities, literacy programs and families throughout the United States.

The Coaches

All of the Solimar Academy Coaches and teachers are trained and certified by the LearningSuccess™ Institute.