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At Studyworks, we pride ourselves on hiring the best of the best. A majority of our teachers are full-time educators or business professionals who have a knack for working with students. We employ dynamic teachers who can not only educate, but also entertain.

After going through multiple interviews and background checks, Studyworks teachers receive extensive test prep training. Teachers learn our time-tested curriculum by going through our four-week training program. Our teachers understand the most common mistakes students make on standardized tests and how to avoid the test makers tricks and traps.

Most "school programs" simply hire Math teachers to teach the math subjects and English teachers to teach the verbal subjects, but at Studyworks our teachers focus on test prep strategies that aren't taught in your typical high school classes.

All Studyworks teachers hold a Bachelors degree or higher and have previous teaching experience at either the k-12 or college levels. A majority of teachers hold Masters degrees or higher; we seek experienced teachers and therefore do not hire college students.

JACKIE ANDREWS

Jackie received her B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She spent a number of years as a technician in the Division of Human Genetics at University of Maryland School of Medicine; during this time she earned her Master of Science in Human Genetics. Jackie has taught a variety of courses at local four year and community colleges, and was on the faculty for the prestigious Maryland Governor's Academy for Science and Mathematics. She currently teaches in the Biological Sciences department at Goucher College, and is pursuing a degree in Art History just for the fun of it. Click here for student comments.

BILL WATKINS

Bill studied Engineering, Construction Management and Political Science at Virginia Tech, obtaining his B.A. In the past he has worked with high school age students in nationally touring musical ensembles. He enjoys showing students examples of the math he uses every day as Project Engineer for a large construction firm.  Click here for student comments.

KAITLYN WATKINS

Kaitlyn received her B.A. in English - Creative Writing from Elon University in North Carolina. She studied Publication Design at the University of Baltimore. Kaitlyn has edited for a wide range of publishers, producing publications that range from medical and scientific journals to marketing materials. As a freelance editor, she has worked on interactive educational tools such as online class assessments and early education workbooks. Previously, Kaitlyn tutored college writing students and scored application essays for the Honors Fellows program at Elon University. Click here for student comments.

CHANTEL ROBINSON

Chantel graduated cum laude from Florida A&M University with a Bachelors in English Education. She also has a Masters in Teaching from Nova Southeastern University. Currently, she is working on her Ph.D in Curriculum Theory at the University of Maryland. She is an experienced teacher with seven years of experience teaching English in Princes Georges County Public Schools. Click here for student comments.

D'VONE JACKSON

D'Vone graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland Baltimore County with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics. In addition, he holds a Master of Science degree in Medical Physics from Duke University. D'Vone has years of experience as a mathematics and standardized test preparation instructor. He is currently preparing for a career in healthcare. Click here for student comments.

ASHLEY DERR

Ashley is completing her dissertation for her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland. She holds a BA in Theatre and Secondary Education from Texas Christian University and an MA in Theatre from Texas State University-San Marcos. She is a certified high school teacher and worked as a teacher in Texas before moving to Maryland. She currently teaches script analysis at the University of Maryland. She is a participant in the Center for Teaching Excellence's University Teaching and Learning Program, a program that teaches techniques to encourage active, effective learning. When she's not teaching, she often works as a theatre director and stage manager.  Click here for student comments.

DAVID BRUGGMAN

David holds a B.A. in Politics, a Masters in Science, Technology and Public Policy, and is pursuing his Ph.D in Science and Technology. David was both a National Merit Scholar and Washington Scholar, and has experience tutoring for the SAT and high school math subjects.  Click here for student comments.

MELANIE MOUYARD

Melanie is a Washington D.C. native. She attended Dickinson College and majored in Biology and Environmental Science. Before Studyworks Melanie taught high school science at the Academy of the Holy Cross and tutored privately in a variety of subject areas. She has worked with many learning disabled and special needs students. Currently, Melanie is a stay-at-home mom with 3 children.  Click here for student comments.

KRISTIN CALABREE

Kristin holds a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Masters of Education in School Improvement Leadership. She thrives on helping math students dissect math problems in order to break them down into their basic parts. She employs unique mathematical strategies to help meet any student at his/her current level and helps turn that knowledge into progress. She quickly develops a positive rapport with students and enjoys using students' backgrounds and interests to help make connections to the math and logic. She has taught in Baltimore County and also coaches a competitive club lacrosse team. Click here for student comments.

NICOLE ALLAIN

Nicole holds an Ed.D. in Educational Administration and Policy from Howard University. She earned a Masters of Art Degree from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and a Bachelors of Science Degree in English Education from Towson State University. Nicole has worked as an English teacher, teaching both Honors English and SAT prep in both Baltimore County and Montgomery County Public Schools. In addition, she holds National Board Certification in English Language Arts. She currently works as an Assistant School Administrator for the Montgomery County Public Schools. Click here for student comments.

PAUL KOLESA

Paul is completing his Ph.D. in international business at the George Washington University on the effects of assimilation on the attitudes and purchase intentions of immigrants in the U.S. For the past several years he has taught international business and marketing at various universities in the metropolitan Washington area; American University, George Washington University, Howard University and the University of Maryland. He has also worked as a substitute teacher in Arlington, VA, and has spent many years tutoring students in preparation for the SSAT, PSAT and SAT I, as well as, SAT II tests in Literature and Math. Paul holds a B.A. in Russian Language and History from the University of Rochester and an MBA in International Business from George Washington University.   Click here for student comments.

DEB ZIMMER

Deborah has worked in writing, editing, and publishing for many years, most recently with a society published medical journal. She is a magna cum laude graduate with a B.A. in English, and Master's in English from the University at Buffalo. Deborah developed an interest in working with students while employed by a small independent publisher of test prep materials for medical college entrance exams.  Click here for student comments.

JOE HOPKINS

Joe attended Western Michigan University where he received a B.S. and M.A. in mathematics. He has several years of teaching experience. He has taught math at a high school for students with learning disabilities. He also has experience preparing students for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT. He is currently working with the Department of Defense as a mathematician.  Click here for student comments.

ISSIE RESTI

Issie holds a B.A. in History and a Master's Degree in Special Education. She teaches English to 6th, 7th, and 8th graders for Montgomery County Public Schools. Click here for student comments.

JESSICA TURNER

Jessica graduated summa cum laude from University of Michigan with a dual degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering. She has been a mentor and a math tutor for high school students in the metro Detroit area, as well as actively involved in the annual Girls' Engineering Exploration Day, a day of engineering to encourage 4th-6th grade interest in engineering, math, and science, as well as Science Olympiad, a high school team competition that requires knowledge of various science topics and engineering ability. Click here for student comments.

CAYTIE MAYN

Caytie graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in Health & Exercise Science and a concentration in Education. She has taught both fifth grade and middle school mathematics for Montgomery County. She also has many years of tutoring experience. Click here for student comments.

LIANA SENALDI

Liana graduated from Johns Hopkins University with honors and a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and a B.A. in Public Health Studies. Liana was a National Merit Scholar, and has many years of experience tutoring students in preparation for the PSAT, SAT, and SAT II Math Tests. At Johns Hopkins University, Liana was a teaching assistant for a chemistry course, as well as a tutor for calculus and physics courses. She was also a mentor and SAT tutor for high school students in the Baltimore area. She currently works at the NIH doing experimental transplantation and immunology research, and is attending medical school. Click here for student comments.

DAVID JARRETT

David Jarrett received his B.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is taking classes to receive his Masters of Teaching Arts. He has many years of experience teaching Mathematics and Science at the High School level, including 3 years teaching Physics and Earth Science at the Academy of the Holy Cross . He has also organized a Physics team, which participated at several Physics Olympics events around the state.Click here for student comments.
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