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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Drew
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Drew

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Drew is a current 5th grade math and science teacher with District of Columbia Public Schools. In his 7th year of teaching, Mr. Calabro has worked in the Louisiana Delta, KIPP New Orleans, and Washington DC. He graduated from The Ohio State University, where he studied public affairs and political science. Additionally, he holds a master's degree in education from Johns Hopkins University.

Drew works with elementary and middle school students, utilizing technology in ways that help push student understanding and engagement. Students working with Mr. Calabro will enter their classrooms confident to tackle any math problems they may encounter. 

Ndeah
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Ndeah

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Ndeah grew up in New Jersey where she attended William Paterson University and graduated Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology. After college, she completed a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Statistics at George Washington University. She is an engaging, patient, and dedicated tutor and who specializes in assisting students with science and math. With 6 years of teaching/tutoring experience, she has developed a great amount of skill and expertise in teaching students with various backgrounds. She is passionate about helping students learn challenging material and motivating them to reach their full potential.

Heather
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Heather

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Heather is a certified school counselor with more than 15 years of teaching and counseling experience working in the Greater Washington DC area. She offers therapeutic tutoring and executive functioning support for students of all ages. Therapeutic tutoring focuses on providing support and reinforcement in academic areas, as well as providing tools to help students manage anxiety, frustration and/or anger.

Amanda
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Amanda

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Amanda is in her 12th year teaching at a high school in the suburbs west of Boston, MA. Amanda has also taught during the summers for the pre-collegiate programs Upward Bound and Urban Scholars. Amanda holds a Masters of Education degree from UMass Boston (which focused on Secondary Education and teaching Math to English Language Learners). She also earned a Bachelors in Mathematics from Framingham State University. She has taught Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Precalculus. Having worked with students from the elementary to college level, Amanda brings a sense of motivation, encouragement, and passion for math to all students that she encounters.

Jacqueline
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Jacqueline

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Jacqueline is originally from the metro Detroit area and obtained her Bachelors of Science from the University of Michigan with an honors degree in Neuroscience.

A key part of being a scientist is the ability to communicate your work to a non-science audience. Without this skill, the work loses meaning by simply being filed into the echo-chamber of academics. This is something Jacqueline has advocated and practiced over the course of her career and has consequently led to a life-long relationship with teaching and mentoring. She is passionate about making science accessible to all people. In addition to tutoring in the biosciences, Jacqueline works with students in math and standardized test preparation She hopes to inspire her love of learning by building trusting relationships that instill confidence in the students to achieve their goals. 

Kendall
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Kendall

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Kendall is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she majored in early childhood education.  She is currently finishing her masters degree in teaching English language learners at Loyola University Maryland.  She is now an elementary school teacher in MCPS. 

Kendall works with elementary aged students in reading, writing, and math. She enjoys building confidence and connections with her students to help them to achieve their highest potential. 

Kerry
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Kerry

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Born, raised, and living in the Boston, MA area, Kerry found her true passion of teaching while growing up as the oldest of five kids. Kerry attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst and received her B.A. in History with a minor in Education. She continued her education at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she pursued her lifelong goal of getting her Masters in Elementary Education. Kerry has a strong background in all elementary grade levels and subjects. She started her education career as a K-2 reading interventionist and later went on to become a fifth grade classroom teacher which she has been doing for the last five years.

In her spare time, Kerry is an avid runner, travels to the Cape on summer weekends, and loves to cook and try new restaurants. Kerry is an energetic and enthusiastic teacher. She is a strong believer in the power of building relationships with students and tailors her lessons to meet the needs of all learners.

Kenny M.
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Kenny M.

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Kenny completed his B.S.E in Chemical Engineering with Honors and a minor in Chemistry.  He then completed his M.S. and Ph.D in Chemical Engineering at North Carolina State University. During his studies, Kenny actively pursued teaching roles within the University. His experience includes nine semesters as a teaching assistant and three years as a private tutor to high school students in math and science.  

Michelle M.
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Michelle M.

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Michelle received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is currently finishing up her Master's Degree in Literacy Education while teaching second grade in DCPS.

As a teacher, Michelle promotes a growth mindset and believes that every student is capable of achievement. She is passionate about learning and hopes to cultivate lifelong learners who positively contribute to their communities.

Anna B.
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Anna B.

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Anna grew up in Montgomery County and attended MCPS. She graduated with high distinction from Harvey Mudd College, earning a BS in physics. She is currently pursuing her PhD in physics at Cornell University. Anna has been tutoring since high school and loves helping people connect with math and science. As a tutor, she strives to approach students with humility and curiosity, setting a role model for a lifelong learner.

Mariah
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Mariah

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Mariah has her degree in Education and Psychology. She is in her third year teaching and currently teaches 2nd grade in DCPS. Prior to teaching in DCPS, she spent her time teaching overseas in China. Mariah has experience teaching students in grades K-2.

As an educator, Mariah strongly values experiential learning and hands-on learning. She believes in using students' likes and interests to tailor lessons and increase excitement about learning. Mariah also values educating the whole child - not just academically, but socio-emotionally too. One of her favorite things about teaching is seeing students' faces light up when they understand or grasp a concept they've been struggling with.

Ally
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Ally

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Ally is originally from Long Island, NY and now resides in Bethesda, MD. She received her BA in Mathematics with a concentration in Secondary Education from Loyola University Maryland in 2018. Ally is currently a high school math teacher in MCPS. She is passionate about what she teaches, and loves to interact with students and finding the best way to see them learn.

Ally believes that with the right tools, every student can thrive in the classroom, and that is what she strives for everyday while teaching.

Katherine H.
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Katherine H.

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Katherine was born and raised on Nantucket before moving off the island to further her education. She attended Wheelock College where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Human Development with a focus in psychology. Katherine then pursued her Master of Science degree in Integrated Elementary and Special Education. Katherine taught fourth grade for four years before switching to special education in order to further promote inclusion and advocacy for students of all ability levels. Katherine is endorsed in Sheltered English Immersion and has completed the prerequisites for the Wilson Reading and Fluency Program Level 1 Certificate, of which she has three years of experience with.

Katherine is a passionate educator, and understands the various multimodal learning experiences. Through ongoing data collection and frequent reflective practice, Katherine is able to ensure that all learners are working to their full potential.

Tracy
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Tracy

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Tracy grew up in Maryland and attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she received her Bachelors in English Literature and her Masters in TESOL. She is currently a 4th grade teacher in MCPS with six years of teaching experience, but has also taught at the secondary levels.

Tracy loves helping students grow and perfect their academic skills. Building rapport and allowing students the opportunity to learn in many different ways is very important to her. In her free time, Tracy loves spending time with her dog and enjoying nature.

Allison
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Allison

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Allison graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in the Integrated Elementary Education and Special Education program. She has been teaching for four years and is currently a first grade teacher in MCPS.

Allison is passionate and enthusiastic about teaching. She instructs students in all subjects encouraging them to think outside the box and work collaboratively with one another. She enjoys engaging students in fun learning experiences as they reach their academic goals.She strives to empower all students to embrace learning and reach their full potential.

Julia
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Julia

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Originally from Massachusetts, Julia moved to the DC area to work as a post-baccalaureate research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. She graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry. After her fellowship, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Julia specializes in tutoring science and math, but also has experience in English and Spanish. She enjoys helping students reach a deeper understanding of their material and gain confidence in areas that they had struggled with.

Emily
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Emily

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Emily graduated from the University of Michigan with high distinction with a dual major in Economics and German and a minor in Environmental Studies. In her high school career, she completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program. Emily now pursues her passion for environmental sustainability working for a DC- based community solar non-profit.

Emily strives to show students the importance of asking the right questions to deepen their understanding. She believes that having enthusiasm for learning can help students both inside of the classroom and out.

Carolyn
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Carolyn

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Carolyn grew up outside of Boston and attended Tufts University where she graduated summa cum laude with a major in Chemistry. She served as a chemistry tutor for three years at the Tufts Student Accessibility and Academic Resources Center.

Carolyn is motivated as a tutor to make subjects that are often frustrating — chemistry and math — more accessible and manageable for students. She aims to tailor her sessions to a student’s learning style to make the sessions interactive and engaging.

Alicia
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Alicia

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An Early Childhood Educator for over 30 years, Alicia specializes in early math and reading skills, development and improvement of fine motor skills, and pre-kindergarten STEM. These skills enabled her to design a Pre-K pod curriculum for the 2020-2021 school year and allowed families to grow and thrive together. Alicia is an alumnus of American University with a B.A. in History and originally from New Jersey.

Lindsey
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Lindsey

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Lindsey has over a decade of experience in helping children meet their academic goals. She is currently a kindergarten teacher in Fairfax County Public Schools. She has taught various grade levels ranging from Kindergarten to 4th grade and has a knack for turning learning into fun educational games. Teaching reading is her passion, but she also is well-versed in current math standards. She will meet each child at their current academic level and set clear, attainable goals that are catered to each individual child.

Kelly M.
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Kelly M.

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Kelly completed her BA in Neuroscience at Boston University, graduating cum laude with distinction in her major in 2014. In June 2022, she will complete her PhD in Neuroscience at Georgetown University. She is passionate about her research, which has focused on human cognition and brain development. Outside of academics, Kelly plays soccer and ball hockey, and enjoys drawing and reading fiction.

Kelly has taught students at the graduate, undergraduate, high school, and middle school levels. She emphasizes simplifying complex concepts by breaking them down into approachable components, and targeting the interests of students to engage them in academic material. Kelly prioritizes taking a compassionate approach with testing and academic anxiety, helping students see their existing strengths and feel excited about their improvement.