Carolina Academy

About Us

Meet Us

Every child has a different learning style and pace. Every child is unique, not only capable of learning but also capable of succeeding.
— Robert John Meehan

Our Formula for Success

Carolina Academy for Educational Excellence is a locally and privately owned comprehensive education center. We specialize in customized one-on-one lessons in all subjects for students in grades K-12, Academic Coaching, and SAT/ACT test prep.

We believe that a student's success can be attained when they develop independent study habits and self-assurance in their ability to grasp concepts and set goals. Our mission is to provide children with the support and tools they need to self-motivate and progress in their learning. By working with parents and educators, we are able to assist students in advocating for their own educational needs and meet goals.


Meet Ellen


Owner/director of caee

Ellen Goldman

In 2002 Ellen changed hats from public school teacher to small business owner. She started with a vision and an intense passion for teaching that she gained from her classroom experience as a certified elementary school teacher as well as her many adventures as a mother of two. 

Her daughter, Laura, graduated from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. Her main focus has always been sports, so she naturally followed her passion which took her first to ESPN in Connecticut, and then to 120 Sports in Chicago. She is now happy to be back in the south, living and working in Birmingham, Alabama for the Alabama Media Group as a Video Sports Producer on  

Her son, Daniel, also graduated from the University of South Carolina where he received his undergraduate degree in Social Work. He continued on to graduate school completing his masters in one year. He is now a LMSW working for the Department of Mental Health in Columbia as a Social Worker/ Therapist at G. Werber Bryan Psychiatric Hospital. 

By establishing Carolina Academy for Educational Excellence, she identifies and addresses the educational issues confronting both students and parents in elementary, middle, and high schools as well as higher education. Her top priority is to uphold the superior quality of SAT/ACT prep and one-on-one tutoring in Greenville as well as maintaining the support which students receive from CAEE's tutors and staff. 



Teachers who love teaching teach children to love learning.
— Unknown

Our Tutors

It takes something special to be part of the CAEE team. Our tutors are certified teachers or experienced professionals who utilize their knowledge and expertise to coach students in study habits and learning strategies. They encourage each student to feel confident while working towards and achieving individual objectives. We are proud of our tutors' passion for teaching and know they will go the extra mile to guide students as they grow and learn.

We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach to learning. Our tutors create individual lessons geared for a variety of learning styles. They identify a students' needs and tailor sessions to address and improve educational skills. Our tutors are able to adjust academic goals as skills are mastered or gear sessions for changing needs. 

This personalized attention and flexibility to work on areas for improvement sets us apart from other sources of tutoring in the Greenville area that stick to a particular program. From our SAT/ACT prep to any of our other services, we see each child as an individual who can learn and succeed. Our job is to determine how to support then as they unlock their own potential.