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Tutoring Resources

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. 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. 

Ascend Ed LLC   

Gaithersburg, MD    

301-814-4263; www.ascend-ed.com
Contact: Anneliese Girson; anneliese.girson@gmail.com

Services: Educational consulting and advocacy; Academic tutoring; Evaluations of academic achievement

Ascend Ed provides advocacy, consulting, behavior support plans, transition testing and plans, educational achievement evaluations, and tutoring to support families of children and teenagers with disabilities. Owner Anneliese Girson has firsthand knowledge of IEP implementation, goal writing, service delivery models, and behavior management. She specializes in supporting students and families of students with behavioral needs that impact their relationship with school and learning.

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:  ASDEC is 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 accredited by the International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council (IMSLEC) and is endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). Special-education advocate Monica Martinez says: “ASDEC is the premiere dyslexia organization in the area, and their multisensory approach is good for many kids on the spectrum.”  ASDEC Academic Language Therapists work with students for a minimum of three times per week. 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.

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.

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 weaknesses. We offer in-person office and home visits, as well as virtual sessions. Our tutors collaborate with school teams and participate in planning for student IEPs, if requested. Homeschooling supports are also available to students and families who have chosen this option. Located in Kensington, MD.

Casey's Special Education Services, LLC 

2 I St SE, Washington, DC 20003

561-353-8336; https://www.caseythespeducator.com/

Contact: caseythespeducator@gmail.com

Services: Academic tutoring/coaching, Behavioral support, Pre-K, K-12, Transition Ages 18-21, Ages 21+

Casey’s Special Education Services is a comprehensive special education service in the DMV. We service neurodiverse students, ages 2-28, in the comfort of their home. We provide high quality one-on-one instruction for all learners and focus primarily on reading, writing, math, social/emotional learning, adaptive/independent living skills and executive functioning skills. We are comprised of a team of over a dozen licensed special education teachers who can support families and schools through instruction, professional collaboration, parent coaching, IEP planning, document review, and more.

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. Certified Learning Centers (CLC) offers tutoring services at every grade level and in a wide range of subjects. Tutoring is also available for SAT prep, study skills, and efficient reading. CLC specializes in special needs, including autism, ADHD, and executive function disorder. In-person and virtual tutoring sessions are offered. 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. 

Enhance EFS                                     

Contact: Marci Skigen; 847-903-5600; enhanceefs@gmail.com   

Website:  enhanceefs.com                                

Services: Executive Functioning Coaching/IEP Consulting/ Academic Tutoring/College Counseling

Description: Whether you’re looking for executive functioning skills training sessions, educational therapy, college counseling, home organization and IEP or 504 advocacy, we have you covered! All of our services are customizable for your needs to ensure we provide the critical tools needed to enhance each individual’s daily lives! Many of our clients are intelligent, capable students, late elementary school to post- college, who are not achieving their potential as a result of ineffective work habits. Some have diagnoses such as ADHD, ASD or other learning differences and see Enhance EFS as excellent additional support to interventions they may have already tried or would like to try. Some of our clients have emotional challenges, such as anxiety, which impact their ability to work effectively. Other clients we work with have no formal diagnoses yet and benefit from learning more effective ways to manage their academic or workplace demands.

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 boot camps; 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 and counselors at school as appropriate. Located in Bethesda, MD.

Jean E. Hickey, M. Ed. 

Contact:  jeh217@aol.com, 240-460-5306

Services:  In-person and virtual educational support for students with special needs ages 3-21, parent support with school, IEPs, home programs

Description/Bio:  Jean has worked as a private tutor and educational advocate for over twenty years in the metro D.C. area. Jean's experience includes working with children with ASD, learning disabilities, dyslexia, dyscalculia, speech and language disabilities, executive functioning issues, developmental delays, Down Syndrome, Fragile X, Visual Cortical Blindness and rare genetic disorders. In addition to private tutoring sessions, Jean is available to review, develop and write Individualized Education Plans, write reports, consult with educational teams, and advocate at IEP meetings. Jean has presented several times to the xMinds community. Jean earned a Bachelor's degree in severe special needs from Boston College and a master's degree in special education from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Imagine Possibility, LLC        

Contact:  Lisa A. Taylor-Cunningham, M.Ed.; 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, multisensory math, and other programs. Virtual and in-person support available.

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 who are available to help. Services range from support with 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.

JBA Tutoring          

Contact: jody@jbatutoring.com

Website: https://www.jbatutoring.com/

Services: Tutoring

Description: Jody believes that there is no “one size fits all” approach to student learning. She is passionate about helping students discover the learning style that works best for them to not only help them thrive academically, but to build their confidence. Her goal is to help students stop feeling like they are always trying to “catch up,” and ensure students do not ever have to get to that point. Jody has experience with students with ASD, ADHD, dyslexia, Down syndrome, and hearing loss.

Learning Essentials         

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

Website:   https://learningessentialsedu.com/ 

Services:  Educational therapy; IEP coaching; Academic coaching

Description:  At Learning Essentials, we have the background, training, and experience to assess and assist learners of all ages and abilities. Our tutors all hold advanced degrees and are state-certified in the area of special education. In addition, some of our team have systematic and intensive training and hold additional certification in reading intervention and educational therapy. Learning Essentials incorporates one-on-one academic support, interactive brain camps, informative workshops, and creative professional development programs to promote learning success for all students. Serving students local (Maryland, DC, and VA) and online.

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: LinkEducation Resources (LER) 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.  Serving Howard and Montgomery Counties.

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.

Rock Creek Learning       

Contact: (571) 527-7542; april@rockcreeklearning.com 

Website: http://www.rockcreeklearning.com/

Services: Tutoring for all kinds of learners

Description: April Giandomenico, founder of Rock Creek Learning, specializes in mathematics tutoring for students with learning disabilities. She has studied Multisensory Math Instruction with Marilyn Zecher at the Atlantic Seaboard Dyslexia Education Center (ASDEC), and received over 500 hours of tutor training from the Lab School of Washington. Rock Creek Learning offers tutoring in math, reading, science, and test preparation. Virtual and in-person support available.

The Treatment and Learning Centers       

Contact: Lisa Torvik; 301-424-5200 x306; LTorvik@ttlc.org

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

Service:  Tutoring; Organizational coaching; Private school; Psychological counseling; Occupational therapy; Speech-language 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. Tutoring available in-person or virtually. 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.

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