Together we have over 150 years and 100,000 hours of helping kids succeed.

PrepMatters is its talented tutoring services staff. We’re the best at what we do for three reasons: expertise, professionalism and commitment. Our tutors have all been successful on tests and in the classroom and are all college graduates, many with advanced degrees. Their experience is supplemented by rigorous training, their instincts honed by years of experience, and their work inspired by a deep love of helping kids.

Interested in joining our team? Learn about our Employment Opportunities.

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Aaron Golumbfskie

Senior Tutor & Education Director See Profile
"Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result." - Oscar Wilde Read More

Alexis Francis

Tutor See Profile
Alexis is a ceaselessly interesting lifelong learner. Read More

Allison Cox

Placements Advisor See Profile
Placements Advisor and Independent Educational Counselor Liaison Read More

Ana Laura Carignani

Senior Tutor See Profile
I love education so much that, when I’m not tutoring, I volunteer to take 10 years olds out on nature hikes in freezing weather and teach geometry proofs to 4th graders. Read More

Andrew DuFresne

Senior Tutor See Profile
Dated pop culture references. Child-like enthusiasm. Dad jokes. Less cool than your parents. Pretty much the total package. Read More

Ashley Newman-Owens

Tutor See Profile
Likes: cracking pun-tastic crosswords, turning phone numbers into math statements, sweating liberally, and bringing math detractors to the right side of the equation. Read More

Becky Kahane

Tutor See Profile
She came. She saw. She taught Latin. Read More

Casey Waterston

Senior Tutor See Profile
Casey is experienced, strategic, and warm. Read More

Cherie Boyles

Director of Operations See Profile
Practically Perfect in Every Way. Read More

Courtney Riley

Essay Specialist See Profile
Recent life goals: travel to three new countries, speak a second language, play the piano Read More

Daniela Manopla

Tutor See Profile
Guaranteed to put a smile on your face...even if it involves Algebra Read More

Daphne Birdsinger

Essay Specialist See Profile
Writer. Teacher. Third culture kid. Read More

Darcy Gentleman

Tutor/Essay Specialist See Profile
“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” - Carl Sagan Read More

David Joy

Tutor See Profile
"Try not. Do or do not. There is no try." - Master Yoda Read More

Emerald Nguyen

Placements Advisor See Profile
Em is a Gem. Read More

Eric Eisler

Tutor See Profile
Patience, practice and persistence. Read More

Erik Skantze

Tutor See Profile
Learning from somewhere awesome. Read More

Greg Taylor

Tutor See Profile
A run-on sentence walks into a bar and starts flirting. With a cute little sentence fragment. Read More

Ian Lekus

Tutor/EssaySpecialist & Director of Communications See Profile
Congrats! You've found The Doctor's name. Read More

James Murphy

Educational Planning Concierge See Profile
Basically a potpourri of life. Read More

Jay Frisby

Tutor See Profile
“I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total oblivion. I will face my fears…” –Frank Herbert, Dune Read More

Jeff Knox

Counselor & Educational Planning Services Director See Profile
What you appreciate appreciates Read More

Jennifer Vance

Chief Operating Officer See Profile
Jennifer has served as Chief Operating Officer since 2011. Read More

Jill Wexler

Tutor See Profile
Confidence is key. Read More

John Jones

Tutor & Director of Quality Assurance See Profile
"Things do not happen. They are made to happen.” - JFK Read More

Joi Donaldson

Communications Associate See Profile
I was told I had to put something here. Read More

Jonathan Inbal

Tutor See Profile
I'm much too earnest for gimmicks. Read More

Kate Kula

Senior Tutor/Resume Specialist See Profile
Loves hot sauce, good grammar, and the rule of three Read More

Katherine Vasiliou

Placements Advisor See Profile
There’s nothing amiss that a nice cuppa tea can’t remedy. Read More

Katy Dunn

Educational Counselor See Profile
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer." Read More

Kelly Hagen

Educational Planning Concierge See Profile
Her Primary Care Physician is Dr. Pepper. Read More

Kristina Trotta

Tutor See Profile
Safe mistakes are where learning happens. Read More

Laura Moore

Tutor See Profile
Math therapist. Bug school graduate. Test writer. Dirt enthusiast. Read More

Lauren Yu

Tutor See Profile
Singularly talented. Double reeds. Read More

Leah McNamara

Tutor See Profile
Books, travel and the unit circle. What's not to love? Read More

Lindsay Zafir

Essay Specialist/Tutor See Profile
I aim to take the stress and pressure out of the writing process. Read More

Marla Cunningham

Essay Specialist See Profile
Enjoys blazers, coffee, and demystifying the writing process. Read More

Massiha Habibi

Tutor See Profile
Nominated “Most Likely to Marry Physics” Read More

Maureen Delaney

Educational Counselor See Profile
Maureen is an educational planner, working with students in the DC area and across the globe. Read More

Michael Brick

Essay Specialist See Profile
"I am always doing what I cannot do yet in order to learn how to do it.​" - Vincent Van Gogh Read More

Michael DePalatis

Tutor See Profile
Treats reading like a competitive sport. Read More

Naira Ruiz

Essay Specialist See Profile
Naira wants to help you with your college essays. She also believes journaling can make you a better thinker. Read More

Natalie Lempert

Tutor See Profile
Meticulous. And kind. A true original. Read More

Nate Aron

Weekday Greeter See Profile

Ned Johnson

President & Tutor-Geek See Profile
President and head tutor-geek. Author. Speaker. Over 35,000 hours of tutoring, motivating and managing anxiety to help kids succeed. Read More

Nichole Shuman

Weekend Proctor See Profile
Long distance hikes. No snakes. Read More

Rachel Jones

Tutor & Director of Curriculum See Profile
Literally wrote the books on test prep. Read More

Rod Spies

Senior Tutor See Profile
Midwestern heart and East Coast wit. Read More

Ryan Warren

Tutor & Creative Director See Profile
Let's climb into confusion and fight our way out. Read More

Sanam Aghdaey

Tutor See Profile
Just your average world-travelling, soccer-playing, software developer. Read More

Sean Glinski

Tutor See Profile
I enjoy doing standardized test problems in my spare time. Yes, it is messed up. Read More

Sharon Lee

Tutor See Profile
As layered and likable as her favorite well-made croissant. Read More

Shilpy Dixit

Tutor See Profile
Brilliant. Hilarious. Gets plenty of sleep and vitamin C. Read More

Sunhee Hong

Senior Tutor See Profile
Sunhee is a legend. He's also promised never to look at his profile on the website. Read More

Susan Dykeman

Tutor See Profile
“Silence is a source of great strength,” said Lao Tzu. Good thing you’ll have plenty of that while taking your standardized tests! Read More

Terry Adams

Essay Specialist See Profile
Always thinking. Often about what he’s going to eat next. Read More

Theresa Hale

Essay Specialist See Profile
"Being ‘bad’ at something is just the first step toward being good at something” Read More

Toby Rabbin

Essay Specialist See Profile
It is possible to make any topic interesting to anyone. Read More

Tom Manula

Senior Tutor See Profile
There's just something likable about Tom. Even when he eats the M&Ms out of the trail mix. Read More

Vanessa Johnson

Tutor See Profile
Hidden talents flawlessly executed. Read More

Victoria Kawecki

Essay Specialist See Profile
I want to help you write the clearest & most compelling argument for your admission. Read More

Yahellah Best

Essay Specialist See Profile
My story involves dance, travel, a strong sense of culture, and an ever-evolving health journey. Let me help you develop your story along the path to achieving your goals Read More

Yasmeen Khan

Tutor See Profile
We're always learning to learn better. Read More

Yianni Hristopoulos

Tenleytown Office Manager See Profile
Big Laugh. Bigger Heart. Read More