Andrea grew up in Montgomery County and attended MCPS schools. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Maryland. After teaching English in Thailand, she earned her M.S. Ed. in Elementary Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught in the DC Metro Area for 6 years.
Andrea is passionate about reading and writing. She enjoys connecting with her students, and watching them learn and grow.
Originally from the Tampa Bay area, John is a graduate of Boston College where he majored in Biology and minored in Classical Studies. He served as class President while attending Georgetown University’s Masters in Biotechnology Program and is currently pursuing a doctorate in Tumor Biology.
John was a nationally ranked Mu Alpha Theta Math scholar and a Writing Center Tutor in high school, and continued tutoring in college. His emphasizes critical thinking skills, organization, and independent thinking abilities.
A native of Edmonds, Washington, Sarah left the Pacific Northwest to attend Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin where she studied Environmental Policy and Spanish. She went on to do Teach For America, teaching Spanish on Chicago’s south side. During her time in the corps, Sarah developed a 4-year Spanish Language International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum and earned her Master of Arts in Teaching with a focus on Bilingual and ESL education from Dominican University. At the culmination of the masters program, Sarah served as an elementary ESL instructional coach for a Teach For India fellow in Hyderabad, India.
She went on to teach Spanish at UIC College Prep in the Noble Network of Charter Schools, serving as Spanish Department Chair, mentoring female students through after school programming, and leading a group of students back to her favorite corner of the globe, Costa Rica.
Noah grew up in New Jersey and attended Lafayette College, where he graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Neuroscience and a minor in History. He is currently on a two-year fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and plans to pursue an M.D/Ph.D.
Noah specializes in the biosciences and math, as well as time management and study skills techniques. He enjoys deepening students’ understandings of difficult concepts by relating them to real world examples.
President and Founder
Capital Learners was founded by Kathy McIntosh, after spending nearly a decade as a classroom educator and private tutor.
While being employed full time as a Montgomery County school educator, Kathy saw the ever-growing need for enrichment and remedial tutoring. Capitalizing on this need, Kathy quickly built a thriving tutoring business and decided to found Capital Learners Educational Services, in 2015. Kathy continues to cultivate an elite network of private tutors while overseeing the hiring and training process of each new tutor.
Kathy’s energetic and nurturing personality is perfectly suited for working extensively with children. She thrives on her daily interactions with students and the ability to make a difference in people’s lives.
Kathy earned her M.S. in Education from Johns Hopkins University, with specializations in Reading and English as a Second Language (ESL) instruction.
Danielle has a B.A. in English Literature from Washington University in St. Louis. After graduating, Danielle moved back to the area of Toulouse, France where she studied abroad in order to teach English to all levels of high school students. After returning to the United States, Danielle has worked for several non-profits in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC and is currently the Program Director at the Youth Service Opportunities Project.
Nicole is an elementary school educator for MCPS. She graduated from James Madison University in 2014 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and went back to The George Washington University to obtain her M.Ed.
Nicole works with elementary aged students in reading, writing, and math. She allows students to try all strategies given to them to see which ones work best for their learning. She loves to interact with students and enjoys seeing them understand a difficult concept.
Francesca is an elementary school educator for Montgomery County Public Schools. A Montgomery County native, Francesca graduated from the University of Maryland with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and went on to pursue teaching at an IB elementary school. She has been teaching the MCPS curriculum and the IB PYP curriculum for seven years.
Francesca specializes in working with elementary-age students in reading, writing and math. Her teaching style focuses on building relationships with her students, as well as finding teaching and learning strategies that best develop and challenge young learners.
Maggie graduated from the Penn State University, Schreyer Honors College with degrees in Spanish and Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently attends University of Maryland for her Master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology with plans to be a bilingual SLP in MCPS upon graduation. While at Penn State, Maggie studied abroad in Madrid and conducted language research in Granada, Spain.
In many ways, language is a passion of Maggie's, and to see others benefit from the gift of bilingualism is equally special to her. Maggie also specializes in organizational support and study skills.
Elizabeth grew up in Maryland where she attended Howard County Public Schools. She graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She has worked as an elementary school teacher in Montgomery County since 2012.
Elizabeth works with elementary and middle school aged students in the areas of reading, writing, math, and test preparation. She enjoys making connections with students while helping them to become confident learners.
Brittni is an Oklahoma native who attended Pepperdine University in Southern California, where she earned her Bachelor's of Science in Sports Medicine. She currently works at the National Institutes of Health.
Her passion for the sciences began in her youth, and since then, she has pursued multiple opportunities working professionally and academically in the medical and science fields. Throughout all of her endeavors, she continues to search for opportunities that allow her to share her passion for math and the sciences with others. With over four years of tutoring experience and six years of gaining an in-depth understanding of various sciences and maths, she has acquired the ability to take complex topics and water them down to something that could be easily understood. Furthermore, she aims to instill in young-adults the passion and keen interest in what they are learning.
Jason grew up in Rockville, MD, and went to Wootton High School before majoring in Newspaper and Online Journalism at Syracuse University. He then interned with Major League Baseball Advanced Media and turned that into a job as an MLB.com Editorial Producer for nearly five years.
Jason recently made a career transition into education, substituting in the Montgomery County Public Schools system and then working as an English Composition Assistant for Sherwood High School. He often works one-on-one with students at Sherwood, and his primary goal is to help them improve their writing, reading comprehension and organization. He emphasizes those same skills in tutoring sessions.
Linda grew up in the Boston area. She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a double major in Chemistry and Medicine, Health, and Society.
Linda focuses on tutoring in a variety of different areas, including the biosciences and standardized test preparation. She enjoys helping students understand difficult concepts and inspiring students to develop a love for learning.
Melissa grew up in Maryland and got her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education at the University of Maryland with a minor in Human Development. She is currently an elementary school teacher in MCPS, and has since become certified in both early childhood education and special education. This past summer, she completed her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a certification to be a Reading Specialist.
Melissa is passionate about making learning fun and engaging for all of her students. She likes using hands-on activities and building upon students’ interests to make reading, writing, and math more exciting. She enjoys working with students of all levels and abilities, and enriching their learning so they can reach their full potential.
Jill is an 18-year veteran teacher. She has taught Montessori Pre-K and kindergarten, 6th-8th-grade math and GED studies. She has worked in Montgomery County Public Schools for six years teaching 6th- and 7th-grade math and Investigating Mathematics (IM). Jill has been a 7th-grade team leader and IM 2.0 lead teacher. She has conducted teacher training in IM 2.0 curriculum and in developing lessons incorporating Universal Design Learning. She loves the middle school student and has devoted the last two and a half years working toward her school counseling degree to fulfill her goal of becoming a middle school counselor.
Jill's philosophy is simple. She believes if students have confidence in themselves, there is nothing they cannot achieve. Thus, Jill works on teaching various topics of math and also on developing students' confidence. Once the confidence is there, the student will be willing and able to conquer any challenges.
Maureen is an educator in the DC Metro area and a DC area native. She has a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education from Elon University and a Master’s in Early Childhood Special Education from Catholic University. She is entering her 8th year as an educator in the DC Metro area.
Maureen loves working and building relationships with children of all ages. She implements customized, engaging lessons to meet a variety of learning needs, and believes learning can always be fun.
Kelly grew up in the Philadelphia area where she attended Neshaminy Public Schools. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University with a degree in Middle Level Math Education (Grades 4-8). She is certified in middle level math (4-8) and high school math (7-12). She also minored in Special Education.
Currently, Kelly works in Montgomery County Public Schools teaching high school mathematics. She has teaching experience in Algebra 2, Honors Geometry and ESOL Geometry. In the summer, she works with students from Pre-K through 5th grade on math, reading and writing. She enjoys helping students build a growth mindset in order to reach their full potential.
Kristin grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland and attended MCPS schools. She graduated from Ohio University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. This is currently her 7th year as a teacher in the DC area.
Kristin is always eager to help others. She demonstrates constant enthusiasm for learning that she hopes to pass on to her students. She strives to make learning fun for each individual student and works hard to help them reach their full potential. Kristin specifically tries to incorporate each child’s interests into learning as much as possible, and she implements a combination of hands-on and engaging lessons into her teaching. Kristin believes in every student and wants to help them recognize their strengths. This in turn, will help each child build confidence and instill a life-long love for learning.
Chelsey grew up in Howard County and is now teaching in the Montgomery County area. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education. She also has her master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Towson University. Chelsey is currently in her 5th year of teaching.
Chelsey loves to help children learn in a fun and engaging way. She believes that all children can learn when given the correct tools and environment. Chelsey likes to use hands-on activities to make learning more engaging and relatable. She incorporates the child’s interests into her lessons in order to bring out his/her strengths and confidence.
Kelly grew up and attended school in Montgomery County. She moved on to earn a B.A. in both English Literature and Writing from Towson University and later earned her Masters in Teaching from The University of Maryland College Park.
She has taught both Middle and High School English for Montgomery County Public Schools for seven years. Her strengths include teaching reading and writing, but more specifically teaching reading strategies to improve comprehension and breaking down and making the writing process more accessible to all learners. Kelly is passionate about building relationships with her students to help engage students and motivate them to find relevance and joy in learning.