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Julia recently earned her B.S. in Pure & Applied Mathematics with a minor in computer science from Stevens Institute of Technology and has been tutoring since 2013. In all 4 years of high school, she was a math tutor for her classmates in her school’s Peer Math Tutoring program. In her junior year, she won the Peer Math Tutor of the Year award. She also has experience teaching in computer science clubs for elementary school students. For a couple of years during college, she worked at A Grade Ahead, teaching math and English for students at a grade level above their classes in school. She worked with students of all ages from kindergarten to high school. She has also worked in a program called Math Circles for 3 years, where she was the instructor for an elementary school math club. Julia specializes in tutoring math at any level, but also has experience tutoring many other subjects, including writing, biology, and history. Her approach to tutoring is by asking questions to the student and leading them to understand. She believes learning is most effective when you understand why you are doing what you are doing, and her goal is to always teach why things are, rather than memorizing. Availability: Zoom only - math students of all skill levels, including AP Statistics and AP Calculus; homework help in all subjects.
Samantha recently earned her B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. She is currently working as a software engineer in the tech industry and participates in mentorship programs for women in STEM. Prior to college, she graduated from Stone Bridge High School in the top 3% of her class and worked at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in the education department. She is available to tutor middle and high school math and science courses.
Shane is holds a B.A. degree in Criminology and a B.S. degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech. He is currently planning to attend law school. Before college, he attended Stone Bridge High School where he ran varsity track and played varsity lacrosse. He was in the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and was eventually awarded the Student-Athlete Award. Shane works out in his free time, going out on frequent runs and lifting in the gym. Availability: Zoom only - Algebra - Pre-Calculus; AP History & AP English; Biology; Spanish 1 - 4; college essays.
Tom graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in mathematics, a minor in physics, and Phi Beta Kappa membership. He also graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, what's more, with straight A's. He has done math and physics tutoring for many years, translation from Chinese, and professional music composition/arrangement. He writes prose when he can. He is an Eagle Scout. Availability: By request only via Zoom.
Danny received B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry from Virginia Tech, and is currently working on his doctoral dissertation at Stanford University. He has served as a private tutor to college and high school students for the past six years. He also has experience as a teaching assistant at Virginia Tech and Stanford University. Throughout his teaching experiences, Danny has developed a passion for discovery-based teaching techniques, finding that student’s success and growth is best served by guided ‘discovery’ of the principles underlying relevant material. Availability: Zoom Only -Monday-Wednesday during business hours on Pacific Standard Time (happy to tutor into the evenings, but I might struggle with appointments before 11 am EST ) - Chemistry, especially AP, as well as Physics, Biology and math through multi-variable calculus.
Amy received her B.A. in Elementary Education at Penn State University, and has been living in Northern VA for over 20 years enjoying her family, volunteer work, dogs and experiences our area offers. She has over 17 years of teaching experience in the Northern Virginia area focused mainly in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties. Most of her career has been focused on PS-2nd grade classrooms while tutoring students outside of the classroom in all subject areas. Amy aims to display a compassionate and nurturing approach while encouraging a child's self-confidence and joy for education. Availability: In-person and/or Zoom. Amy is available to tutor your child during the day or early evenings in areas that are specifically needed or she can help facilitate Distance Learning throughout the school year in person or virtually.
Aimee earned a B.S. Degree from Syracuse University in Exercise Science. She managed health clubs in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area in the late 90's. For the last several years, she has served as a substitute teacher for Loudoun Co. Public Schools and founded Broad Run Crew Inc., promoting amateur & competitive rowing at Broad Run High School. Additionally, every September in Herndon, Virginia, Aimee directs the Tri4Love Triathlon, a USAT-sanctioned event, to help support medical expenses for her daughter, Taylor Love, a two-time cancer survivor, now 15 years old, and bring
awareness and action to this much neglected childhood disease (www.TaylorLove.org). She has several years experience working for Ashburn Tutors tutoring children in all subjects and adults with autism. She lives in Ashburn Village with her family. Availability: In-person and/or Zoom during the day. She can assist with homework help, writing, elementary - middle school subjects.
Dan earned a B.A. in Economics at Drew University, Dan’s career in business gave him extensive experience training, supervising, and interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures. Dan worked on three continents as a senior executive before moving into education. In addition to fourteen years as a teacher, Dan has five years of experience working with the testing company that designs the Virginia SOLs. Dan earned his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Shenandoah University while teaching at John Handley High School in Winchester. Dan tutors via Zoom and other online platforms and is available to help not only students, but also parents who are working with children at home in hybrid or 100% virtual learning models. Dan’s philosophy: A good teacher meets students where they are emotionally and academically, then helps them build appropriate skills that lead to greater achievement. Availability: Online tutoring only - math students of all skill levels in grades 4 through 12 including Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, and Pre-Calculus.
Ashley (Potomac Falls/Sterling area) earned a B.A in History at the University of Dallas and was also certified in Elementary Education in the state of Texas. She was a 4th grade teacher in the Diocese of Arlington and also has experience homeschooling her son. Her strengths are teaching English, writing, reading, history, math, and organizational skills to elementary and middle school students. Ashley lives with her husband and four children in Sterling, VA. Availability: In-person and/or Zoom; M - F, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Chris earned a B.A. from Christendom College in 2009, and an M.A.T. in Secondary Education from Liberty University in 2011. He has experience teaching and tutoring students at the middle school and high school levels for the past eight years. Currently, he is a high school teacher for the Loudoun County Public Schools district, and tutors middle and high school students in the core subjects of math, science, social studies, and English. He is available to tutor students middle school science, math, English and History, as well as high school Algebra I & II, Geometry, English, and Social Studies. He is also available to tutor in test prep for the PSAT and the SAT. He lives in Ashburn Village. Availability: In-person and/or Zoom M - F after 4 pm and Saturday mornings - Social Studies (History, Government), Math (Middle School, Algebra, Geometry).
Mary R. earned her Bachelor’s from George Mason University and her Master’s in Special Education from Shenandoah University. She is currently an elementary school special education cross categorical teacher in Loudoun County. Before Mary became a resource teacher, she taught a self-contained class for students with autism, and previously worked in positions as an assistant in autism classrooms, as well as a behavior assistant. She is trained in Orton-Gillingham, a phonics-based approach to reading, and has participated in several dyslexia trainings and workshops. She is currently pursuing a certification in Specialized Reading. She lives in Leesburg. Availability: Zoom Only M- F after 3 pm.
Isabella received her Law Degree from the Universidad de la Sabana in Bogota and a Master of Law in Comparative Law form the University of Miami. She is from Bogota, Colombia and has lived in the United States for twenty-one years. She previously worked at Law firms in San Juan, Puerto Rico and in Washington, DC. Isabella stopped working to care for her growing family but stayed involved in her community. For the last eight years she has homeschooled her four children, and is currently homeschooling her two youngest. She has taught elementary and middle school children as a volunteer for the Diocese of Bogotá, Miami and Arlington for over thirty years, and has been teaching for her homeschool co-op for three years. She is fluent in Spanish and English. She is available to tutor elementary and middle school age students who require homework assistance. Isabella lives with her family in Arcola, VA. Availability: In-person tutoring - Spanish, elementary - middle school math & Algebra, homework help.
Mary M. earned a B.A. in Journalism from Penn State and works as a freelance writer and editor for newspapers, magazines, websites and corporate communication materials. She serves on the board of a local nonprofit where she enjoys helping high school students find meaningful community service projects throughout Loudoun County. The mother of two college students, Mary lives in River Creek. Availability: Zoom Only - elementary school students in all subjects and older students with writing projects and college essays.
Mary Beth earned a B.S. in Paralegal Studies and an M.S. in Reading Education from Marywood University. She is currently the director and owner of Ashburn Tutors, LLC. She served as an elementary and middle school Reading Specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools and the Pocono Mountain School District in Pennsylvania. In addition, Mary Beth was a second grade teacher for the Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Arlington and served as a home-bound instructor for Loudoun County Public Schools. She has been a private tutor since 1995. She currently tutors full-time, conducts homeschool evaluations, and reading level assessments. She lives in Ashburn Village. Availability: In-person and/or Zoom - to teach children and adults with reading & learning difficulties, elementary math - algebra, and homework help/study skills. In addition, she conducts homeschool evaluations and reading level assessments
Dave earned a B.A. from Norwich University, an M.S. in Reading Education, and post-graduate certification in Learning Disabilities from Marywood University. He was a Title 1 Remedial Reading Specialist for public schools in Pennsylvania and has served as a learning disabilities teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools and the Catholic Schools of the Diocese of Arlington. In addition, he was a home-bound instructor for Loudoun County Public Schools. Dave has been a private tutor since 1996, owns Ashburn Tutors, LLC and Leesburg Tutors, and currently tutors full-time. He lives in Ashburn Village. Availability: In-person and/or Zoom - to teach children and adults with reading & learning difficulties, elementary math - algebra, and homework help/study skills. In addition, he conducts homeschool evaluations and reading level assessments.
Alyce is a junior at the University of Virginia. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. At college, she is involved in mentoring and advocating for women in STEM as she is a member of Alpha Omega Epsilon, a professional engineering sorority, and she leads a small group in Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship. She has experience tutoring students in Math and Science as she was the President of Science National Honor Society and Vice-President of Math National Honor Society in high school. In her free time, Alyce loves to go on road trips with her friends, explore the hiking scene in Charlottesville, and actively listen to new playlists on Spotify! Availability: Zoom only - Algebra I through Calculus 2, college essays, AP Psychology, and homework help.
Ashley is a sophomore at Carnegie Mellon University. She is on the Women's Soccer team at Carnegie Mellon and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering. She loves working with kids both inside and outside of the classroom as she tutored in high school as a member of Math National Honor Society, the president of Science National Honor Society, and volunteered for AWANA clubs for 6 years. A 2019 graduate from Broad Run High School, Ashley strongly believes teaching has a large impact on the success of a student, prompting her to invite her 10th grade math teacher to Loudoun County's annual Excellence in Education Banquet. In high school, Ashley enjoyed being a part of clubs and girls soccer, leading the team as captain her senior year. Ashley loves to paint in her free time and lives in Ashburn with her family! Availability: Zoom only - Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-Calculus, Calculus 1 & 2, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and general homework help.
Helen is a sophomore at George Mason University, hardworking, organized, and enthusiastic about her passions. At 16 she flew her first solo and discovered her love for aviation. She is currently working at the Leesburg Airport, is pursuing flight lessons, and is working towards her career goal of becoming a Certified Flight Instructor. Helen has a passion for teaching, and is currently earning her Associates Degree in Teacher Education at Northern Virginia Community College. She loves being active and trying new things. She works part-time at the Ashburn Village Sports Pavilion, has volunteered with the Civil Air Patrol, and was the captain of her high school crew team. What she values the most is honesty, loyalty, and kindness. She gives her best effort in anything she is doing and looks for the same in others. Helen loves helping make things that seem difficult, easy to understand. She lives in Ashburn Village with her family. Availability: In-person and/or Zoom in reading, writing/essay, Algebra, and general homework help.