Counselors, Testers, and Tutors
Options for Providing Evidence of Progress
Tutoring, Testing, and Evaluation Resources
Virginia homeschoolers have many options when it comes to providing evidence of progress. To help you, HEAV has complied this list of homeschool tutors and testers.
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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: HEAV has NOT prescreened these individuals or companies; inclusion on this list should not be deemed an endorsement of services. Please carefully evaluate the services of the companies you are considering.
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Virginia-Based Counselors, Testers, and Tutors
**PLEASE NOTE: Listed alphabetically by LAST NAME / NAME OF COMPANY.
The tutoring, testing and evaluation resources below are listed according to their location. Please keep in mind, however, that some of these companies have a much broader range of service.
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Region 1 - Central Virginia & Richmond Area
All About Words
11511 Old Centralia Road
Chester, VA 23831
SPECIALTY: Certified, experienced special education teacher with master’s degree provides individualized, multisensory instruction for students with dyslexia and other learning differences in reading and writing. Creates customized lessons using the Wilson Language System in order to increase decoding, reading fluency, spelling, and reading comprehension. Formal and informal reading assessments available. Instruction given in your home or onsite. Rates: $50-55/hour.
SPECIALTY: Dyslexia Tutoring
- Orton Gillingham Certified at the Associates & Certified Level by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners & Educators
- Virginia Teaching License in Special Education, K-12, highly qualified
- Virginia Teaching License in Elementary Education K-3 Certified Barton Reading & Spelling Tutor
Specialty is tutoring students who struggle with reading and spelling using an approach proven by research to greatly improve reading and spelling for students ages five to adult who struggle due to dyslexia or a language-based learning difference. Diagnostic-prescriptive math tutoring is also provided, using a multi-sensory approach that is explicit, structured, systematic, and cumulative. Rates: $60/hour. Screening evaluation provided at no cost.
8467 Stumpy Road
Hanover, VA 23069
I am a certified Latin teacher in Virginia and have experience teaching Latin from 3rd grade thru 12th grade. I also have extensive experience in language arts. I love to help students strengthen their confidence in Latin and encourage them to be the best they can be in anything they try! Rates vary depending on the subject and grade level (generally $45 – $60 an hour).
SPECIALTY: Throughout my work at the St. Joseph’s Villa Youth Crisis Center and Schools, as well as providing in-home and outpatient care, I have encountered children and families that are anxious, depressed, working on tough issues, overcoming traumas, blending families, experiencing parenting issues, struggling to understand diagnoses given to them, and looking for resources. From my training in marriage and family, I focus on the family unit when possible, yet always keep the client in mind. We can work on emotion regulation, parenting issues, executive function issues, social skills, learning challenges, crisis/trauma, and other issues that come up in family journeys. Rates vary.
15086 Brown Pleasants Road
Montpelier, VA 23192
SPECIALTY: My husband and I each have a master’s degree and have been working with students since 2002, preparing students for SATs, ACTs, and more! We prepare students in English, math (including algebra, algebra 2, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus), science (including chemistry and physics), and just about anything you need assistance with. We meet in Montpelier or via Zoom. Rate: $25/hour.
2800 Deford Court
Chester, VA 23831
SPECIALTY: Experienced homeschool mom and tutor offers academic testing, tutoring, and homeschool instruction. Offering the following course selection for the 2020-21 academic year: 6th grade math, Algebra II, Geometry, & Precalculus. Registration is now open. Fees: $450/class, payable in monthly installments (August–December 2020), plus cost of materials. Classes held in Chester, VA. Rates: Tutoring online via Zoom or in-person, $40/hour; evaluative services and academic testing for homeschooling families, $50 testing fee.
Grove Reading Solutions
17124 Katy Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015
SPECIALTY: Certified Barton Tutor and homeschool mom for over 12 years. Specializing in teaching dyslexic children, teens, and adults using the Barton Reading & Spelling system. The Barton System is an Orton-Gillingham influenced, multi-sensory, sequential program designed for intense intervention. It includes reading, writing, and spelling instruction. Tutoring is available online and in person in Henrico. Rate: $35/hour.
SPECIALTY: Always Learning Education serves home scholars of all ages and abilities. General tutoring, online one-room schoolhouse courses, and parent assistance are all available. Specializing in science at all levels, liberal arts (trivium and quadrivium), and common arts integration. Call for rates.
8913 River Road
Richmond, VA 23229
SPECIALTY: Experienced tutor offers sessions for students in reading, spelling, and phonics using Slingerland Multisensory Approach to Language Arts, an Orton-Gillingham Approach. Experience includes: taught elementary students in a one-room schoolhouse, taught elementary students with learning disabilities in public schools, trained teachers in Slingerland Multisensory Approach to Language Arts, homeschool mom, and tutor. B.S. elementary education, M.A. learning disabilities Rates: $35/hour
329 Willway Drive
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
SPECIALTY: Homeschool veteran of 20 years and experienced mathematics educator with bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mathematics education. Specializes in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, precalculus, trigonometry, and consumer math. Prepared to tutor in person or remotely, using FaceTime. Approved tester with BJU Press for both Stanford and Iowa achievement tests. Can also test using other approved achievement tests. Rates vary depending on subject and travel. Group rates available.
SPECIALTY: Teacher and experienced homeschool mom specializes in tutoring dyslexic students using the Barton system, an Orton-Gillingham-based program. Advises parents of struggling learners in creating and executing an academically rich homeschool experience for their children.
7146 Brandy Hill Terrace
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
SPECIALTY: Experienced tutor, teacher, and homeschool mom with over 27 years of experience specializes in working with dyslexic children and those of who have difficulty reading. Certified by Multi-Sensory Institute in Orton-Gillingham phonetically based program.
SPECIALTY: Certified reading specialists target your child’s reading strengths and needs through a variety of research-based assessments, then create an individualized reading plan with activities and strategies that can be immediately implemented into your child’s daily reading routine. Our goal is to equip you with engaging learning activities that will maximize your child’s reading growth. We serve students from preschool to 6th grade and also offer tutoring services. Rates vary.
New River Valley Rehab Services, PLLC: Thriving at Home Homeschool Support
Radford, VA 24141
SPECIALTY: New River Valley Rehab Services, PLLC, is a rehab service provider offering telehealth therapy. In addition to traditional therapy services, we offer Thriving at Home Homeschool Support, our therapy model specifically designed for homeschool students and families. Our goal is to collaborate with families to help students succeed within the homeschool environment, such as by developing necessary physical skills, learning cognitive strategies, or modifying the home setup to optimize learning. Initial 60-minute evaluation: $100. Follow-up sessions: $60 per hour.
2323 Crickhollow Court
Richmond, VA 23233
SPECIALTY: Teaches using The Writing & Spelling Road to Reading and Thinking, based on Spalding’s multi-sensory approach to integrating writing, seeing, hearing, and speaking. This framework provides a strong foundation in phonetics, writing, reading, grammar, etc., and is superb for overcoming learning challenges. Has seventeen years of experience with K-8 students, excellent references, homeschool experience, a master’s degree, and and a Montessori teacher certification.
2505 Whispering Oaks Court
Midlothian, VA 23112
SPECIALTY: Experienced teacher offers tutoring in your home. Accepts LD and ADHD. Specializes in reading (including phonics), writing, math (including algebra), study skills, social studies (including AP histories), Spanish (through fifth year), business subjects (including first year accounting), keyboarding, and Microsoft Office. Available for remediation or acceleration. Rates: $25 per hour.
SPECIALTY: Experienced public school teacher with endorsements for early, middle, and high school levels offers home classroom for students of all ages and ability levels. Specializes in remedial education (reading, writing, math), dyslexia, AD/HD, Orton-Gillingham, Wilson, and ESL. Provides support for struggling students and others who wish to progress to more challenging subjects, as well as helpful learning techniques for homeschool parents. Rates: $50/hour.
SPECIALTY: Sunset Academic Services provides educational evaluations to satisfy requirements that your child is achieving an adequate level of educational growth and progress. Book directly on the website.
SPECIALTY: Sylvan Learning of Richmond has been supporting the families of Richmond for almost 30 years. Our personalized programs, using the latest technology, implemented by state-certified teachers, puts us at the top of extra-curricular instruction in the area. Our programs in reading, math, writing, study skills, algebra, Geometry, SAT/ACT prep, and more, will cover all the educational bases for your family!
16 Country Squire Lane
Richmond, VA 23229
SPECIALTY: Experienced educator offering private, one-on-one writing instruction, both online and in-person. Alexander has taught creative writing, poetry, English, and public speaking to elementary, middle, and high school students for 20 years in independent schools on both coasts. Specializes in instructing and shepherding your student through the writing process. Rates start at $65/hour. Group discounts available.
Two Grades Behind Tutoring
Richmond, VA 23220
SPECIALTY: Experienced tutor for all ages focuses on building a strong foundation in reading and math, incorporating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) whenever possible. Please visit website for more detailed information and to read success stories. Rates vary.
5836 Westower Dr. Apt H
Richmond, VA 23225
SPECIALTY: Experienced hourly tutor with Master of Education in special education provides specialized help with reading and writing. Specializes in help with reading (including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, reading fluency, oral reading skills, and reading comprehension strategies) and writing (including grammar, punctuation, spelling, and instruction in the various forms or writing—expository, descriptive, persuasive, and narrative). Rates: $25/hour.
Region 2 - Hampton Roads/Williamsburg/Chesapeake Areas
SPECIALTY: ONLINE ONLY. Licensed teacher offers tutoring services (math, reading/phonics, language/grammar, and spelling) and low-stress evaluations online. Also offering small group online homeschool math classes (pre-algebra, algebra 1, geometry, and algebra 2). Experience with special needs students and those who just need a little extra help. Rates: Tutoring and Evaluations $40/hour; Group Classes $75/month.
SPECIALTY: We focus on providing high-quality service and customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations. With a variety of services to choose from: State testing, SAT, ACT, ASVAB, All Mathematics, Spanish (Adults & Children), Reading, Science, Physics, Chemistry.
Bradley-Gray, Dr. Adriane
4408 Quail Point
Portsmouth, VA 23703
SPECIALTY: Licensed teacher with Ph.D. in education, focused on educational management, provides hourly tutoring and homeschool supplementation for students in grades pre-K–4. Also provides parent consultation for grades pre-K–12. Please call for rates.
Charlotte Williams Hadend Tutor
100 Manhoac Run
Yorktown, VA 23693
SPECIALTY: Former homeschool mom, co-op teacher, and public school teacher with a BA in mathematics from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the College of William and Mary tutors all levels of mathematics from
elementary through high school. Can also teach economics, Shakespearean plays, and beginning Latin to small groups of high school students or to individual students. Private tutoring rate: $25/hour. Contact me for small group rates.
10696 Weymouth Street
Bethesda, MD 20814
SPECIALTY: Currently ONLINE ONLY. Certified math teacher with 20+ years of experience teaching in elementary, middle, high schools, and college/universities, and developing math curricula and test items for educational publishers and organizations throughout the country. Specializes in test prep. Extensive experience adjusting teaching style to the learner’s needs, including students with special needs, ADHD, and dyscalculia. Rates vary based on needs: $45-75 per hour.
SPECIALTY: Experienced, licensed special educator works to identify your child’s strengths and needs, then designs instructional programming to address those needs in an engaging, individualized manner. Provides multisensory, structured literacy instruction using the Wilson Reading System, which is based on research in phonological-coding and on Orton-Gillingham principles. General tutoring for elementary-level students is also available; service areas include core academic subjects, social skills, and organization/study skills. See website for more information. Rates vary by service.
Moore Auditory Integration Training, LLC
1317 Buckingham Ave.
Norfolk, VA 23508
SPECIALTY: Visual processing and auditory processing deficits negatively affect learning, listening, memory, attention, and emotional health. Cheri works with you in the comfort of your home completing assessments, providing reports, sharing resources, and explaining test results ($90.00/visit). Auditory Integration Training is based on hearing tests not normally completed during routine hearing tests (rates vary). Cheri works with students with or without a diagnosis and collaborates with audiologist and neurological-rehabilitation optometrists. Rates vary.
SPECIALTY: Helping dyslexics of all ages through individualized lessons and presentations. Certified Dyslexia Practitioner using Wilson Language System, an Orton-Gillingham research-based program, to assist dyslexics of all ages who struggle with reading and spelling. Uses a direct, systematic, structured, multi-sensory, language-based system to improve spelling, reading, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary. The system teaches total word construction—not just phonics—improving reading and spelling simultaneously. Available for workshops. Rates: vary by service
201 Thrasher Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320
SPECIALTY: Virginia Licensed Teacher (NK-8), Certified Barton Tutor, and homeschool parent with over 15 years teaching experience offers tutoring fordyslexic and struggling readers using the Barton Reading and Spelling System. The Barton System is an Orton Gillingham-influenced, multisensory, systematic phonics program. Rate: $35+/hour
SPECIALTY: Reading specialist, educational diagnostician, English as a Second Language (ESL) specialist, literacy tutor, workshop presenter and speaker and author of V-8 Engine Kids in a 4-Cylinder World. Offers educational diagnostic testing for learning disabilities/delays and end-of-year testing for homeschool communities. Also offers one-on-one tutoring services in reading, writing, and study skills, as well as ESL instruction. Rates: One-on-one tutoring $50/hour, end-of-year testing $80+, in-depth diagnostic educational evaluation $600+ (includes one-hour post-test consultation)
5 Decesare Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
SPECIALTY: Homeschool veteran and tutor of mathematics, chemisty, and study skills for over 20 years, to all ages and types of learners including those with special learning challenges, offers virtual or in-person, one-on-one instruction. Specializes in pre-algebra, algebra, geometry, precalculus, trigonometry, consumer math, college algebra, and chemistry. Also offers parent consultations and guidance. Approved tester with BJU Press for both Stanford and Iowa achievement tests. Goal is to help students find success and understanding in their coursework, as well as to “learn how to learn”—even in subjects they are not best at. As they are encouraged, they discover that they can then learn anything! Rates: $30 per hour.
512 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
SPECIALTY: Experienced NILD educational therapist and homeschool mom with 40 years of experience in both regular and special education offers curriculum counseling and support for families with special-needs students. Special training in language and learning disorders, diagnosing and interpreting learning differences, NILD educational therapy, and Rx for Discovery Reading. Administers individual WRAT (Wide Range Achievement Test) for end-of- year testing or helps parents prepare a portfolio or interview evaluation for end-of- year assessment. Offers individual educational therapy, Rx for Discovery Reading, or math tutoring. Rates: negotiable.
Beacon Learning Institute, LLC
P.O. Box 15025
Newport News, VA 23608
SPECIALTY: Teaches and tutors SAT® exam and ACT® exam prep; more than 10 years’ experience. Focuses on helping students minimize stress and maximize time during test taking. Rate: Varies depending on travel involved and the number of SAT® exam/ ACT® exam administrations the student expects to sit for. Contact for details.
Region 3 – Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck
SPECIALTY: Sarah Blunkosky, M.A. RYT, founded Learning Heroine LLC in 2015. As a homeschooling mom of three kids (one of whom has complex learning needs, including Down syndrome, autism, dysgraphia, dyslexia, and dyscalculia), Sarah recognized a need to apply her teaching and professional research/advocacy skills to provide custom learning solutions for families and their individual learners in the state of Virginia. While based in Fredericksburg, VA, Sarah has successfully submitted 200+ evaluations to over fifteen counties and cities in Virginia. She loves her “evaluation kids” and is happy to follow after them into college and beyond! With years of teaching and homeschooling experience, as well as training as a historian, Sarah provides custom education and research services including homeschool coaching, proof-of-progress evaluations for homeschool students (special needs is a specialty), individual advocacy sessions for IEP/special needs and gifted students, custom-crafted home learning plans, transcript assistance/college planning sessions, and more. Email, message, or call for a free, 15-minute exploratory call to find the best service for your homeschooling needs. Meetings are currently available by ZOOM, FaceTime, Google Meeting, or phone. Learn more at the link above, or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/learningheroine) or Instagram (www.instagram.com/setlearningfree).
120 Chesterwood Lane
Stafford, VA 22556
SPECIALTY: Homeschool classroom in Western Stafford (5 minutes from GEICO Rt 17) provides classes for all grades: reading w/phonics (Orton Gilliam), writing (creative writing with an English twist), mathematics (basic – geometry). Online Interactive Program from your home site (full time homeschool curriculum, $300/year). Tutoring enrichment for gifted public/private/college students with or without special needs—IEPs, dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, autism, anxiety, ADHD, etc. Special Testing/prep: IOWA, ASVAB, reading levels, gifted test, PSAT etc. All ages welcome. Homeschool rates: 1.5 hour sessions taught one-on-one or siblings; $260 with discount for multiple students. Tutoring rate: $65/hr.
SPECIALTY: We have tutoring programs for math, algebra, reading, writing, study skills, robotics, engineering, coding and more! At Sylvan, you get the best in certified teachers and interactive technology, so your child feels fully engaged and gets the exact learning he or she needs. We also have a team of college-readiness experts ready to help teens with individual SAT and ACT test prep. Rates vary according to services rendered.
Region 4 - Northern Virginia
Tutoring for Success
12519 Chasbarb Terrace
Oak Hill, VA 20171-2469
SPECIALTY: Certified teacher with a B.S. in education and an M.S. in remedial reading/education and 35 years tutoring experience. Has worked extensively with special education, LD, ED, and ADHD students. Offers diagnostic testing, evaluation, and remediation of reading issues; tutoring/teaching in all subjects for grades K-8 (math through pre-algebra); English and history for grades 9-12; study and organizational skills for all levels; and writing, research papers, Internet research, and test preparation. Available to help parents evaluate student’s grade/reading level, proctor any state-required testing, and give advice. Also offers diagnostic testing and evaluation for reading problems and can write reports for parents who need official, non-biased documentation. Rate: $50/hour plus travel time, if applicable.
Ashburn Tutors, LLC
20584 Snowshoe Square, Suite 201
Ashburn, VA 20147
SPECIALTY: Zoom (virtual) homeschool evaluations offered by Ashburn
Tutors, LLC for all areas in Virginia. Mary Beth and Dave Burke are former
reading specialists who have owned Ashburn Tutors, LLC in Loudoun County
since 2011. In-person and Zoom tutoring sessions available for children
learning to read or needing assistance with all curriculum subjects,
elementary through high school. We also teach systematic phonics! Rates:
evaluations $50 first child, $48 second child, $45 all children thereafter, and
private tutoring $65-$95, Loudoun County only.
SPECIALTY: Experienced Wilson dyslexia practitioner and homeschool mom with master’s degree in special education provides educational therapy sessions for students who have language-based learning differences and reading deficits, and those who struggle with composition or the concept of writing. Rates vary.
11514 Bradley Forest Road
Manassas, VA 20112
SPECIALTY: Virginia-certified teacher (K-3) and reading specialist with master’s degree in reading education from UVA provides end-of-year evaluations. Experienced homeschooler also taught for 6 years in Catholic schools. Rates: $25/child (family cap of $75) for evaluations; $40/hour for tutoring.
SPECIALTY: Offers help with reading, writing, math, or Orton-Gillingham tutoring. I strongly believe that all students can learn; it’s just a matter of meeting them where they are. This may be spending time reinforcing prior skills to strengthen their foundational knowledge, or it could be finding new strategies that help them master new skills. I want to work with you to meet your child on their level and help them access the material being presented to them. Rates vary. Reading/Writing: $25/hour; Math: $20/45 minutes; Orton-Gillingham Tutoring: $45/90 minutes.
JB Solutions 4 Education
13098 Ginger Court
Manassas, VA 20112
703-606-7963 (for faster response)
SPECIALTY: Experienced educator with master’s degree in education from Trinity University offers homeschooling evaluations, curriculum, tutoring, and IEP needs. Taught in public schools and colleges for 20 years, including first grade, second grade, fifth grade, high school, and college. Has been homeschooling her own son, a student with autism who has to be taught a certain way, for the last 5 years. Rates vary. For a faster response, please call or text me: 703-606-7963.
SPECIALTY: Enabling individuals with dyslexia and related challenges to achieve real-world, age-appropriate independence in reading and writing (reading with accuracy, fluency, & comprehension; handwriting; spelling; grammar & mechanics; composition; keyboarding; study & testing skills.) Experienced, licensed teacher with specialized advanced professional training in multi-sensory structured language therapy, certified by the professional Academic Language Therapy Association.
102 Clevenger Court
Winchester, VA 22601
SPECIALTY: “Coach” Lamons has provided educational evaluations for home educated students throughout Virginia for nearly 30 years! In addition to the assessment report, accepted by all school district jurisdictions throughout Virginia, he provides curriculum consultation, learning and teaching strategies for challenged learners, and individual educational plans in compliance with all aspects of Virginia home education laws. Most importantly, individual goals and progress are considered for both gifted and challenged learners, resulting in a positive individual evaluation experience and report for ALL students. An individual assessment report can be submitted as year-end proof of progress in lieu of testing. Rates: $25 to $90, depending upon services rendered and time of year.
SPECIALTY: After nine years homeschooling a child with learning and attention problems, Kathy supports parents who are teaching struggling learners at home (or considering it). She offers a free initial 20 minute phone consultation to determine how she can help the parent with planning, tips, and resources. Kathy earned her B.A. and teaching certificates in English and math at William and Mary.
Laura Morgan Tutoring
4862 30th Street North
Arlington, VA 22207
SPECIALTY: Laura tutors all elementary school subjects, reading and writing through middle school, and academic coaching through high school. She holds a Master of Education degree and a Virginia teaching license, and she has taught in both public and schools, both here and abroad. She has served in the inner cities of Chicago and Washington DC, in a remote school in the mountains of Uganda, and at the International School of Bremen in Germany, where she taught students from around the world. Rates vary.
226 Mayfair Drive
Leesburg, VA 20176
SPECIALTY: Experienced math tutor with PhD in science offers math tutoring and SAT/ACT preparation services for middle and high school students, in person or virtually. Free trial lesson for interested students. Rates vary.
(Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry: $35/hour. Algebra II: $40/hour. Precalculus, AP Calculus: $45/hour. Test Preps SAT/ACT: $45/hour.)
Rebecca Ferenchak Tutoring
1448 Highwood Drive
McLean, VA 22101
SPECIALTY: Former third-grade teacher and experienced homeschool
evaluator who loves working with kids provides support for math K-5 and
English K-8 in the Northern Virginia area. Academic tutoring is available during the daytime hours Monday through Thursday. Rates vary.
SPECIALTY: Certified teacher and homeschool mom provides homeschool
evaluations and educational coaching for families. Rates: $50 for evaluations
and $40 for educational consulting.
Region 5 - Valley
Cognitive Development with Kristel Knaus
213 Brooklawn Drive
Lynchburg, VA 24502
SPECIALTY: Cognitive development instruction offers real hope to the individual with cognitive deficits. Through one-on-one instruction, sound therapy, and neuro-development exercises, Kristel seeks to alleviate the symptoms and struggles of slow processing, poor working memory, and sensory-motor development. Available to work with children and adults ages 5 to 95. Also offers evaluations and cognitive testing for a separate fee. Rates: $50 per hour.
Learning Rx Centers of Virginia
1441 Sachem Place Charlottesville, VA 22901
SPECIALTY: LearningRx has helped more than 110,000 students assess and identify the root cause of their learning struggles (typically one or more weak cognitive skills), then sharpen those skills so focusing, remembering and reading is easier. In addition to in-center, one-on-one training programs, we also offer the same training through zoom to families outside our seven-center service areas. LearningRx’s methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been subjected to peer-review in more than a dozen scientific journals. To learn more visit learningrx.com/heav where you can register for a $99 flat rate assessment and one-hour consultation. One-on-one training rates typically range from $70-$90/hour
SPECIALTY: Licensed teacher with master’s degree in education focusing on curriculum and instruction. Provide hourly tutoring, homeschool supplementation, parent consultation, testing, evaluation, and reports for grades K-6. Rate: $40/hour; weekly rates apply if tutoring full time under the certified tutor option. 10% discount applied for sessions paid in advance.
SPECIALTY: Socially distanced and virtual evaluations available for 2021. Between March 1 and July 15 each year, I perform proof of progress evaluations and prepare a letter for you to provide to your superintendent. Rates begin at $35 and vary based on the type of work to review and amount of time requested for each student. Happy to evaluate for unschooling and Charlotte Mason families. Familiar with students learning with autism, dyscalculia, dyslexia, and/or giftedness. Rates vary.
SPECIALTY: Wahoo Tutors is a full-service tutoring company serving all of Central Virginia. We tutor all ages and subjects, including standardized test preparation. All of our tutors have impeccable academic credentials, enjoy working with students of all ages and abilities, and demonstrate high levels of integrity and professionalism. We are locally owned and operated by a homeschooling family with a passion for education. Rates vary depending on age of student, subject, and number of sessions.
Region 6 - Western Virginia
SPECIALTY: Children that are deprived of sensory input and present with symptoms which impair their ability to learn. Specialist with a degree in occupational therapy and 18 years of experience serves clients with ADHD, ADD, autism and sensory processing disorders. Amy serves Roanoke County, Salem, and Floyd with a mobile clinic that can access families in rural areas, homeschools, and private school communities—and those with multiple children who find it difficult to travel to appointments.
Region 7 - Southwest
Region 8 - Southside
Region 9 - Statewide: Serving Multi-Regions
10401 Collingham Drive
Fairfax, VA 22032
SPECIALTY: “Coach” Lamons has provided educational evaluations for home educated students throughout Virginia for nearly 30 years! In addition to the assessment report, accepted by all school district jurisdictions throughout Virginia, he provides curriculum consultation, learning and teaching strategies for challenged learners, and individual educational plans in compliance with all aspects of Virginia home education laws. Most importantly, individual goals and progress are considered for both gifted and challenged learners, resulting in a positive individual evaluation experience and report for ALL students.An individual assessment report can be submitted as year-end proof of progress in lieu of testing. Rates: $25-90 depending upon services rendered and time of year.
SPECIALTY: LearningRx has helped more than 110,000 students assess and identify the root cause of their learning struggles (typically one or more weak cognitive skills), then sharpen those skills so focusing, remembering and reading is easier. In addition to in-center one-on-one training programs, we also offer the same training through zoom to families outside our seven-center service areas. LearningRx’s methods have been used in clinical settings for over 35 years and have been subjected to peer-review in more than a dozen scientific journals. To learn more visit learningrx.com/heav where you can register for a $99 flat rate assessment and 1-hour consultation. One-on-one training rates typically range from $70-$90/hr.
SPECIALTY: Offers private special education, private tutoring, NASA-inspired ADHD interventions, cognitive training, dyslexia intervention, written language development, test prep, private evaluations, homeschooling, and consultation. Has won multiple awards. Owned by a specialist trained by leading special ed experts in the world. Rates: $10-$72/hour, depending on service.
SPECIALTY: Reading Tricks offers two main services. First, we offer Orton-Gillingham tutoring for struggling readers and non-readers/beginning readers in Central Virginia (Rate: $65/hr) and N.VA/Wash D.C. (Rate: $110/hr). We also offer extensive online training for parents, teachers, and caregivers working with struggling or non-readers. This training allows the subscriber to watch the video training and immediately be able to teach a student at his/her pace. The cost for this service is $129/month for non-HEAV members; $30 off for HEAV members.
Region 10 - All Other Areas & Out-of-State
Bayside School Services
Donny and Sandy Ball
137 Clipper Court
P.O. Box 250
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
SPECIALTY: Test providers of the CAT/5, Test of Cognitive Skills (TCS), and Terra Nova.
SPECIALTY: We offer the Stanford 10 Online for grades 3-12 (no bachelor’s degree required and results usually in 1 day or less) All other tests are available for grades K-12. (2018 norms in 2019) TerraNova/CAT6 (no bachelor’s degree required) Forms A & C Iowa Tests (Forms A, C & E, bachelor’s degree required) Form E is a Common Core test where you can compare your student to their peers in the public school) None of our other tests are Common Core. Professional Testing using the WJ III or WJ IV, done at our office Includes an educational consultation with strategy recommendations to meet the needs of your student IQ Testing (professional or at home with the Iowa CogAT test)
Hand in Hand Homeschool
Alessa Giampaolo, M.Ed
Offices in Westminster and Columbia, MD
SPECIALTY: Hand In Hand Homeschool offers a wide range of individualized educational testing and evaluation services that meet Virginia state requirements. Schedule three or more students for evaluations, and Hand In Hand will travel to Northern Virginia. Discounts are available if you complete your evaluation before April 1. We warmly welcome unschoolers. HIH’s director, Alessa Giampaolo, holds a Master’s in education from Johns Hopkins University. She homeschooled her children from K – college. Hand In Hand also offers a full range of achievement testing, along with diagnostic services to assess for learning disabilities. We specialize in helping families create unique learning plans for their gifted children.
SPECIALTY: Homeschool veteran (as a single parent) with a master’s in teaching special education and permanent WV teacher certification. Services include tutoring, consulting, testing, writing IEPs, and adapting curriculum to meet students’ needs and/or IEPs. Experience with dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD, ADD, MMI and autism. 30+ years teaching experience. Tutoring strengths include reading, writing and English at all levels, and elementary math, science and history. Rates: $35/hour, $5/hour discount for 10+ hours/week.
P.O. Box 310
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
SPECIALTY: Supports all special needs. Annual membership offers four issues of NATHHAN NEWS, The NATHHAN Family Directory, and use of the Lending Library.
SPECIALTY: The TerraNova, 2nd Ed. (CAT/6), Achievement Test for year-round, in-home testing of grades 1-12, practice tests (for ITBS, SAT10, TerraNova), and other curriculum helps. Most material is stocked and can ship immediately. Administers the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement by appointment.
Triangle Education Assessments, LLC
SPECIALTY: Offers Iowa, Stanford 10 (paper and online), TerraNova2, BASI (online), and Woodcock-Johnson testing. We also have cognitive/ability testing and practice materials.” See HEAV’s Testing Resources page under “Test Preparation Materials” and “Iowa” for more details and rates. Woodcock-Johnson administered on-site for any age; prices vary, but the basic test runs about $90. The TerraNova price is $85 per student.