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Improving K-12 education for students on the autism spectrum in Montgomery County, MD

Tutoring Resources for Distance Learning

Welcome to our Tutoring Resources Page

All of these tutoring services or individual tutors have training in special education and experience with special education students, and each listing on this page has been recommended by a parent.  xMinds has collected this information to help parents find a tutor who can provide academic support for their ASD child during distance learning -- and after.  Inclusion on this list should not be understood as an endorsement by xMinds. 

Do you know of a great tutor we should add to this list?  Email xMinds at info@xminds.org to let us know. 

Organizations Offering Tutoring Services:  

ASDEC  --  Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center  

Contact:  301-762-2414; questions@asdec.org to schedule an intake meeting   

Website:  https://asdec.org/Home

Service: Dyslexia Therapy (direct instruction in reading and math); Training; and Advocacy

Description:  We are a non-profit training and advocacy center dedicated to preventing academic failure through evidence-based multisensory reading and math instruction. We provide referrals for students and adults who need intensive, individualized instruction. We provide direct instructional services to children who are dyslexic or have other learning differences.  ASDEC is the only training center in Maryland that is accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and is endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). We provide support to to educators and school district leaders, deliver information and resources to families, and offer direct services to all learners from pre-school through adults to assure reading and math success. Special Education advocate, Monica Martinez says: “ASDEC is the premiere dyslexia organization in the area, and their multi-sensory approach is good for many kids on the spectrum.”  ASDEC Academic Language Therapists work with students for a minimum of three times per week.  From ASDEC Executive Director: Our Multisensory Math Specialists are discussing programs and individual support for students. We will send out a notice in the next few weeks with information about our fall programs. (8/1/20). Located in Rockville, MD.

Bass Educational Services LLC      

Contact: Judy Bass; judy@basseducationalservices.com; 301-774-5211

Website: http://www.basseducationalservices.com

Services: Academic tutoring/coaching; College placement assistance; Educational consulting;  

Description:  Bass Educational Services, LLC provides an array of educational services for students with learning differences, ADHD, ASD, and other special needs. Our educational consultants offer guidance and structure throughout the college and postsecondary planning process, provide assistance in gap year programming and assist families in facilitating local K-12 school placements. Our trained, experienced tutors provide one-on-one SAT/ACT test prep and subject tutoring for students in grades 6 and up. Additionally, we provide assistance in obtaining SAT/ACT accommodations when appropriate.  Located in Olney, MD.

Suzanne Keith Blattner and Associates  

Contact: Suzanne Keith Blattner; skb.edu@mac.com; 301-758-4275

Website:   https://www.suzannekeithblattner.com/services

Services:  Academic tutoring, Educational Therapy; Educational consulting; Advocacy

Description:  Our highly skilled tutors offer a range of tutoring services to students who are experiencing academic struggles. Our tutors take the time to collaborate with school teams and participate in planning for students IEP if requested.  Located in Kensington, MD.

Certified Learning Centers         

Contact: Patricia Marie Felton; 301-593-3700; rf@certified-learning-centers.com

Website: https://www.clcenters.com

Services:  Tutoring

Description:  A full service educational support agency founded by Patricia Marie Felton after she spent 20 years as a special educator. CLC offers tutoring services at every grade level and in a wide range of subjects.  One parent on MCneeds said “CLC is the industry standard in Montgomery County and has the absolute best certified teachers.” Located in Silver Spring, MD. 

Chesapeake Center, ADHD Learning & Behavioral Health  

Contact: Kathleen Nadeau, kathleennadeau@chesapeakeadd.com; 301-562-8448

Website:  www.chesapeakeadd.com 

Services: Academic tutoring and study skills; Medical/medicine management; Psychological counseling; Behavioral therapy; Educational consulting; Educational testing; Neuropsychological testing; College placement assistance; Behavioral support

Description: The Chesapeake Center is an ADHD, Learning and Behavioral Health clinic that offers a broad range of services to people across the lifespan. We provide individualized and integrated care all in one location using a team-based approach. Our tutors focus on building academic skills while also helping each student to understand their unique brain.  We believe in treating the whole person, taking a strengths-based and solution-focused approach.  Locations in Bethesda, Silver Spring, Columbia and Annapolis. 

The Heller Psychology Group 

Contact: Dr. Carey Heller; 301-385-2610; appt@thehellerpsychologygroup.com

Website: https://www.hellerpsychologygroup.com/adhdexecutive-functioning-coaching

Service:  ADHD/Executive functioning coaching and bootcamps (not the same as tutoring); Psychological Services; Testing

Description:  As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Heller provides ADHD/executive functioning coaching within the context of individual treatment. Dr. Heller's ability to look at time management, organizational, and study skills from a psychological perspective (i.e., understanding brain functioning, memory, motivation) enhances his ability to help individuals improve their overall functioning. Dr. Heller is happy to collaborate with teachers, counselors, etc. at school as appropriate. Located in Bethesda, MD.

HLD Advocates, LLC   

Contact: Stacey Dworin, MS; Stacey.hldadvocates@gmail.com; 301-467-8259

Website: https://www.hldspecialeducationadvocates.com/tutoringservices

Services: Educational consulting, advocacy, and tutoring

Description:  President Stacey Dworin is a special education teacher in MCPS. HLD Advocates are dedicated to assuring our students are given the resources and support they need to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. HLD Advocates believe that receiving an IEP or 504 plan is not the end. In order for students to improve their skills tutoring support is key to continued success in school. HLD Advocates tutors will help support their areas of weakness and improve their skills.HLD Advocates, LLC provides their families with knowledgeable tutors who are experts in their subject and have experience with working with students with special needs. Tutors are available in the areas of: Phonemic awareness, Reading comprehension, Written language, Math, Executive functioning. Reading instruction is provided with research based programs that are geared toward each student's need. Located in Glenwood, MD.

Imagine Possibility, LLC  

Contact:  Lisa Taylor; 301-330-8251; https://iptutoring.com/contact-us/

Website: https://iptutoring.com/

Services:  Multi-Sensory Academic Therapy

Description:  Imagine Possibility offers instruction in reading, writing and math, using Orton– Gillingham, Lindamood, Wilson, multi-sensory math and other programs. Located in Rockville.

Ivymount Outreach         

Contact:  outreach@ivymount.org

Website: https://www.ivymountoutreach.org

Services:  Tutoring and schoolwork support

Description: Ivymount Outreach has extensively trained, experienced special educational teachers that are available to help. Services range from support with virtual learning tasks and schoolwork completion to assessment and instruction in specific content areas. Services will mainly be provided virtually; however, in person services may be available. Email Ivymount Outreach to discuss your child's specific needs, and they will work with you to develop an individualized plan.

Learning Essentials   

Contact:  Wendy Taylor; 240-249-8492; Wendy@LearningEssentialsEDU.com

Website:   https://learningessentialsedu.com/ 

Register: https://learningessentialsedu.com/registration/

Services:  Academic tutoring; Academic Coaching

Description:  Learning Essentials incorporates one-on-one tutoring, interactive brain camps, informative workshops and creative professional development programs to promote learning success for students. Located in North Bethesda, MD.

LinkEducation Resources  

Contact: Eve Margol; (240) 644-4648; eve@linked-education.com; info@linked-education.com

Website:  https://www.linked-education.com/  

Services:  Academic tutoring/coaching; Educational Consulting

Description:  On the individual level, LinkEducation Resources offers support for both typical and exceptional students in understanding and developing underlying academic areas of weakness and identifying strengths. This is done using an individualized tutoring approach, which combines research-based programs such as Orton Gillingham, Lindamood Bell, Handwriting Without Tears, and Framing Your Thoughts. Additionally, LER integrates strategies that will enable students to problem solve, stay organized and master challenging academic environments independently.  Located in Olney, MD.

Maryland Teacher Tutors      

Contact: 443-594-2187; hello@marylandteachertutors.com

Website: https://www.marylandteachertutors.com/

Services:  Tutoring; Academic coaching; Homeschooling support

Description:  Our tutors and academic coaches are certified teachers with a proven track record of success. That means we know the curriculum, but more importantly, we know students. We are experts at what we do. MTT offers excellent one-on-one tutoring and academic coaching from highly qualified teachers at affordable rates. We don't force you into annual contracts and there are no hidden fees. On MTT’s website you’ll find all the available tutors; some of them are special education teachers. Located in Baltimore, MD.

The Treatment and Learning Centers       

Contact: Michelle Lyons; mlyons@ttlc.org301-424-5200 x306 or LTorvik@ttlc.org

Website: https://www.ttlc.org/ttc/ttc-programs/ttc-tutoring/

Service:  Tutoring; Organizational Coaching; Private School; Psychological counseling; OT; SL Therapy; Social Skills Therapy; Testing

Description:  Individuals of all ages and abilities benefit from our one-on-one tutoring in a variety of academic areas including math, reading, writing, spelling, and study skills. We focus on understanding the individual strengths and needs so we can create and implement strategies that will be most likely to help each person learn and make progress at school, at home, and in life. In addition, children with difficulty in social interactions, or who have emotional concerns, may benefit from our individual, group, or family counseling to address their needs. Located in Rockville, MD.

Varsity Tutors  

Contact: 888-888-0446  

Website: https://www.varsitytutors.com/autism_spectrum_disorder-tutors

Services:  Online Tutoring

Description:  Varsity Tutors has 60,000 tutors across the county, all available for one-on-one tutoring online.  There are two tiers of tutors, with different costs. The first tier tutors are certified for LD students. You can request a tutor who has experience with students on the spectrum. Tutors are available immediately. 

Individual Tutors:  

Adam Berman 

Contact:  Brrman77@aol.com

Services:  Math up to geometry, social skills.

Description/Bio:  10 years experience as special educator and math teacher.  He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation in special education at George Washington University.  He is a graduate of MCPS.  His specialty is working with students on the autism spectrum.

Liza Gully

Contact:  lizagully@yahoo.com;  301-806-7228 cell

Services:  Tutor available for Zoom/FaceTime sessions in these subjects:

* math (kindergarten through Algebra 2):  review curriculum, math facts, standardized test prep/test taking skills, preview upcoming math topics, math projects based on child’s interests

* organization/time management 

* functional/practical math for all abilities

* AAC use/reinforcement (Augmentative & Alternative Communication)

Description/Bio:  Liza Gully says -- “I am a former MCPS elementary and middle school math teacher.  I have  four children and one has special needs. I am happy to set up a program for your child to address their math skill needs.” 

Melissa Levit 

Contact: Melissalevit@gmail.com

Services: Math and language arts, through middle school

Description/Bio: 4th and 5th grade MCPS special education teacher.  Melissa Levit says: "I have worked with students of all ages and learning styles, tutoring a variety of subject areas at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. My approach focuses on improving math, reading, and writing, as well organizational and study skills. I have worked with diverse groups of students with various disabilities, including Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, learning disabilities, speech and language disabilities, ADD, ADHD, issues related to executive functioning, dyslexia, developmental delays as well as students who simply need extra assistance in their various academic subjects. I work closely with students to develop strategies that complement their specific learning styles, creating and monitoring individual student plans for academic success. I take pride in the close relationships that I establish with my students and apply myself diligently and patiently to help them reach their full potential. I motivate and encourage my students to strengthen their academic performance, which in turn helps them develop greater confidence and self-esteem in life. I look forward to meeting you and working with your child this school year:-) "  xMinds Board member Nora Dudwick strongly recommends Melissa.

Bridget Redd 

Contact:  1-443-804-8426; Funinthesun1105@hotmail.com

Services:  tutoring special ed all ages and levels, parent coaching for distance learning and home schooling; help with IEPs.  Virtual only.

Description/Bio:  Bridget has taught special ed in Howard County for 16 years. Availability for tutoring is more limited after August 2020 because she will be teaching.  Parent on MCneeds says: “She is very patient and she is our parent coach as we are doing online only. Very reasonable rates.” 

Carrie Jensen Sanidad 

Contact:  sanidad@gmail.com

Services:  Offerings (but not limited to): 1-1 math tutoring; group lessons: pre-algebra/IM, algebra 1 & 2, Geometry, Math Olympiad Division E (4th–6th grades), Division M (6th-8th grades).

Description/Bio:  I am a parent and educator who grew up and currently lives in MoCo. I have 2 degrees, one in Mathematics and the other in secondary math education.  I have taught in MCPS and Walt Whitman and Montgomery Blair HS.  I have taught 6th-8th graders at the Journey School in Spencerville and I have taught 2nd-5th graders through AoPS (art of Problem Solving).  Carrie has experience teaching students on the autism spectrum at the Journey School. All classes through Zoom.

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