Andrea
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Andrea

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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.

John
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John

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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.

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Sarah
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Sarah

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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
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Noah

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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.

Kathy McIntosh
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Kathy McIntosh

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.

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Danielle
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Danielle

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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
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Nicole

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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
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Francesca

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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
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Maggie

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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
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Elizabeth

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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
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Brittni

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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
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Jason

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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
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Linda

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 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.

Maureen
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Maureen

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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.

Kristin
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Kristin

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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
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Chelsey

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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
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Kelly

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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.

Carolanne
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Carolanne

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Carolanne loves teaching elementary school for MCPS. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2017 and will soon have her Masters degree in Educational Technology from UMGC. Carolanne is an educator who strives to make a difference in students’ social, emotional, and academic learning. She works with upper elementary and middle school students in reading, writing, math, and compacted math.
 
Carolanne helps students develop a growth mindset in order to be successful and resilient. She helps all students find strategies that help them grasp new concepts. She frequently integrates the arts and technology to make learning interactive and fun! Carolanne loves seeing students improve in content areas as well as in their intrinsic motivation and self esteem.

Beth
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Beth

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Beth grew up in northern Maryland. After graduating from University of Maryland with a degree in Elementary Education, she went on to teach 5th grade in MCPS for three years. While teaching, Beth pursued her Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University and obtained her Reading Specialist certification. Currently, she works as a reading intervention teacher where she provides targeted instruction to elementary students.

As a teacher, Beth finds that holding high standards and building a positive relationship with students truly helps them reach their full potential. She encourages students to set personal goals and motivates them to achieve these goals. She loves working with students to help them grow their confidence and love for learning.

Ashley
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Ashley

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Ashley grew up in Maryland where she attended Montgomery County Public Schools. She received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. Following college, she worked at the National Institutes of Mental Health as well as in education assessment at a large non-profit. During this time, she earned her M.S. in Early Childhood Special Education from Johns Hopkins University. Ashley has been a Lead Teacher at an Independent school in the D.C. area for over five years, and is also the Director of Diversity.

Jessica
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Jessica

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Jessica is an educator in Montgomery County Public Schools. She grew up in New Jersey, then attended Towson University for college. Jessica graduated from Towson in 2017 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Since graduating she has been working as an elementary school teacher.

Jessica works with elementary aged students in all subjects. She is passionate about teaching, building student's confidence and loves motivating her students to enjoy learning.

Paige
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Paige

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Originally from Connecticut, Paige began her educational training at Bucknell University. She holds her Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education from Bucknell and a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Elementary Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. This is Paige's 5th year as an elementary teacher. She currently teaches at an independent school in McLean, VA. Paige works with elementary age children in reading, writing, and math. 

Paige loves building positive relationships with young students and seeing the joy within learning. She strives to meet each child's individual needs and interests in order to make learning motivating and engaging for everyone. When working with children, Paige uses hands-on techniques to make learning interactive, joyful, and to build confidence and a lifelong love for learning within each child. 

Dayna
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Dayna

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Dayna grew up in Maryland and attended MCPS. She continued her learning at Towson University where she graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Elementary Education. She’s currently an elementary school teacher in Montgomery County Public Schools.

Dayna is passionate about seeing children grow, both academically and socially. She appreciates that every learner is unique and guides them to develop the skills they need to be successful.

Adina
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Adina

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Adina is a passionate French educator specializing in teaching middle and high school French. She studied in the South of France to acquire the French language and to learn more about the unique culture. In teaching, Adina emphasizes the importance of customizing lessons to fit the learning style of each student. In addition to grammar and writing, students will be developing conversational skills such as speaking and listening to become more fluent speakers.

One of Adina's favorite quotes is, "teachers who love teaching help students to love learning". Adina's students appreciate her engaging lessons and she is thrilled to showcase her enthusiasm for teaching and language!

Sabah
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Sabah

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Sabah grew up in Burtonsville, MD and graduated from Paint Branch High School. She went on to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Administration and Policy as well as Political Science. She worked in the healthcare industry for some time after college but her passion for young children and early childhood education fueled her decision to go on to higher studies.

She later graduated in 2018 from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County with a master of arts degree in early childhood education. Sabah was also awarded the 2019 Maryland State Department of Education Teacher of Promise Distinction, which is an honor given to pre-service teachers for their high level of academic achievement and teaching skills. She currently works as a kindergarten teacher in Montgomery County and strives to cultivate a culturally authentic classroom for her students to strive and succeed socially, emotionally, and academically. Sabah's area of expertise includes reading, writing, and math through fun, hands-on learning experiences. When Sabah is not teaching in the classroom, she loves to cook, bake, enjoy the outdoors, and play with her little nieces! 

Kelsey
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Kelsey

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Kelsey Times is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis where she gained several years of experience tutoring undergraduate writing. She later earned her Master's Degree in education from Johns Hopkins University, and after a year of living and working abroad, she came to the D.C. area to teach Language Arts for D.C. Public Schools. Kelsey also speaks Spanish fluently and practices her language skills when she travels abroad.

In her free time, Kelsey enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. She is also a dedicated salsa dancer and performs with a semi-professional team! Kelsey is passionate about supporting learners in reading, writing, and Spanish and works creatively to help students meet their academic goals. She looks forward to getting to know your student!

Taylor
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Taylor

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Taylor grew up in Cape Cod, Massachusetts and is now a preschool teacher in NW DC. She graduated from Roanoke College with a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Elementary Education. She also has her master’s degree in Special Education with a concentration in learning disabilities from American University. Taylor is currently in her 5th year of teaching.

With her background in early childhood, Taylor loves to teach children using play-based lessons. She believes that when you make learning fun and develop a strong relationship with your teacher, all children can build the confidence they need to feel and be successful. Taylor uses multi-sensory learning techniques to help build and solidify foundational skills in reading, math, and hand-writing.

Midem
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Midem

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Midem is an elementary school educator for MCPS and has taught in the Maryland Public School System for eight years. She grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Rider University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Communications: Multimedia. She later earned her Master's Degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Salisbury University in 2019. Midem taught third grade for five years and taught an enrichment reading class for three of those years. Then, she taught fourth grade for three years. She is now teaching both enrichment for primary grade levels and fourth grade at MCPS.

Midem loves building positive relationships with her students and is excited to see her students grow academically and socially. She strives to meet each individual student's needs to help them to be successful.

John
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John

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Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, John graduated Magna Cum Laude from Allegheny College where he majored in Biochemistry and minored in Studio Art.  As a member of the Phi Lambda Upsilon Chemistry Honorary Society, John served as a chemistry tutor for 3 years during college. He also served as the Academics Chair for his fraternity where he implemented a member-run tutoring program and helped members to develop time management and study skills. Following graduation, John relocated to the DC area to pursue a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health and plans to attend medical school.

As a freelance artist, John likes emphasizes a creative, visual approach to learning the biological sciences. He specializes in biology, chemistry and physics but can also aid students in developing time management and study skills. 

Angelica
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Angelica

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Angelica is a native New Yorker who is passionate about teaching and learning. After receiving her BA from the University of Massachusetts, she moved to DC to start her teaching career and pursue a Masters in Early Childhood Education from George Mason University. She taught in DC Public Schools for 8 years and then moved to sunny San Diego for a couple of years. There, Angelica expanded her love of the outdoors as well as her knowledge of Project-Based Learning. Now that she is back in the DMV region full time, Angelica has started her 11th year of teaching. She is excited to bring her new skills and passions to her students in DC to encourage them to become lifelong learners.