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

Allison Cox

Accounts Manager See Profile

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

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

Casey Waterston

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

Cherie Boyles

Chief Operating Officer See Profile

Claudia Gunawan

Tutor See Profile

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

Fatima Bhojani

Essay Specialist See Profile
Living life one poem at a time 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

Hina Chaudhry

EP Associate See Profile

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

Jessica Costain

Placements Advisor See Profile
“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.” – Stephen King Read More

John Jones

Tutor & Director of Quality Assurance See Profile
"Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts." Amiel Read More

Kate Kula

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

Katy Dunn

Director of Educational Planning See Profile
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer." 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

Lexie Francis

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

Lindsey Bowman

Bethesda Office Coordinator See Profile

Madeline Gent

Tutor See Profile
“What’s it called when someone who isn’t a dad makes dad jokes? A faux pas.” 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

Maurice Jackson

Educational Counselor See Profile
"You don't have to be somebody different to be important. You're important in your own right." - Michelle Obama Read More

Micaela Kowalski

Essay Specialist See Profile

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 and Interview 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

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

Patrice Arrington

Educational Counselor See Profile
“It’s not the will to win that matters—everyone has that. It’s the will to prepare to win that matters.” - Paul (Bear) Bryant Read More

Peter Yeh Brown

Tutor See Profile
“It’s shocking to find how many people do not believe they can learn, and how many more believe learning to be difficult.” — Frank Herbert, ‘Dune’ Read More

Price Withers

Tutor See Profile

Rachel Jones

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

Renee Williams

Mclean Office Coordinator See Profile

Rocky Acuna

Placements Advisor See Profile
The version of Rocky where it’s 98% lover, 2% fighter Read More

Rod Spies

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

Ron Shapiro

Essay Specialist See Profile
Make it messy to make it good. That’s how good writing happens. Read More

Sean Glinski

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

Shannon Jeffries

Essay Specialist See Profile
"So much of emotion is biography." - Brene Brown Read More

Sharon Kim

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

Sierra Leickert

Educational Counselor See Profile

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

Tanusha Mishra

Professional Tutor See Profile

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

Vinnie Pandolfo

Professional Tutor See Profile

Yahellah Best

Essay Specialist and Interview 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