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 find the assistance you need, HEAV has complied this list of providers who offer tutoring and/or testing and evaluation services.

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.

See our Virginia Homeschool Testing FAQ for information about the Virginia testing laws and options.

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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.

Virginia-Based Counselors, Testers, and Tutors

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.

Central Virginia

Hampton Roads/Williamsburg/Chesapeake Area

Northern Virginia

Richmond Area

Statewide Companies (serve multiple areas)

All Other Areas

Central Virginia

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.

Hollie Schools
PO Box 103
Unionville, VA 22567

SPECIALTY: Licensed teacher with B.S. in elementary education and M.Ed. in special education. Taught special education to grades K-5. Trained and experienced in research-based programs and strategies, including ABA, TEACCH, and PECs. Experienced with administering and interpreting evaluations. Provides one-on-one and small group instruction for preschool and elementary homeschool students in all subjects. Rates: variable.

Deborah Jones
329 Willway Drive
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
804-929- 2121
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.

Lorraine Petty
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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.

Wahoo Tutors
630 Berkmar Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22015

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.

Hampton Roads/Williamsburg/Chesapeake Area

A+ Tutorial
710 West Mercury Boulevard
Hampton, VA 23666

SPECIALTY: Certified teacher with over 16 years of experience tutors students in all levels of mathematics: elementary, middle, algebra, geometry, elementary functions, calculus, statistics, chemistry, SAT® exam/ACT®/ASVAB exam preparation. Other tutors available for Spanish, language arts, and English. Specializes in personalized teaching and one-on-one attention with a goal of mastery. Rates: Negotiable.

Kathi Abbott
4597 Greenlaw Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

SPECIALTY: Qualified dyslexia specialist and certified Wilson language trainer uses Orton-Gillingham research-based, multisensory, structured, learning strategies that work to enhance reading, spelling, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary. Dyslexia screening available for those who demonstrate a discrepancy between knowledge and academic performance. Rates: Determined per individual needs.

Ilaria De Santis
1404 Lakeview Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

SPECIALTY: Doctoral candidate in education offering private tutoring in foreign languages (Italian, Spanish and Latin) and art history. Extensive experience as an instructor for homeschooled families of active duty members. Also available to teach adults. Rate: $25/hour.

Christine Fagan
711 Maryland Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

SPECIALTY: Certified elementary teacher and Wilson Reading instructor with over 20 years of experience specializes in teaching special education and the Wilson Reading program to students with dyslexia or other learning difficulties. Also available to teach writing, comprehension, and other areas of language instruction. Screening and testing available. Rates: Negotiable.

KidSmart, LLC
7089 Sassafras Landing Road
Gloucester, VA 23061

SPECIALTY: Experienced homeschool teacher with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. Teaches and tutors SAT/ACT exam prep and SOL exam prep. Provides one-on-one academic enrichment in a variety of subjects for grades 1-8 (reading, writing, math, language arts, social studies, science). Provides instruction in study and organizational skills, internet research, research papers, essays, and test preparation. Administers standardized testing. Rate: Varies depending on travel and number of courses involved. Contact for details.

Judi Munday
HIS Place for Help in School
1204 Murray Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322

SPECIALTY: Specialist with 30 years of experience manages a free informational website for families with special needs issues and offers individualized consultations in person or by phone for special needs and struggling learners. Author of the special needs section of The Virginia Homeschool Manual (available through HEAV.) Wrote Teaching a Child with Special Needs at Home and at School: Strategies and Tips that Really Work! (available from, Barnes and Noble,, or Judi’s website: ( and Writing a Student Educational Plan (available by contacting Judi’s email.)Support for parents who want to write Student Education Plan or Judi will write SEP for child. Administers one-on-one, diagnostic educational assessments for learning disabilities and end-of-year tests in one-on-one setting for reading, arithmetic, and writing sub-tests from the Woodcock-Johnson-IV Tests of Achievement. (One-on-one assessment is most appropriate for students who do not test well in a group setting or who cannot work well under timed testing conditions.) Portfolio evaluations for end-of-year assessment can be arranged. Call for rates and fees.

Janet Nogrady
Near Hampton Peninsula Town Center
2210 B Executive Drive, Suite B
Hampton, VA 23666

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

Sarah Olbris
5324 Challedon Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

SPECIALTY: Group and individual testing and evaluations. Certified secondary education math teacher. Serving Tidewater, Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina.

Ann Phelps
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

Mona Pittman
1037 Smokey Mountain Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23320

SPECIALTY: Educational diagnostician, workshop presenter, and veteran teacher with master of science degree in education offers tutoring, educational testing, and evaluation. Author of V-8 Engine Kids in a 4-Cylinder World. Certifications include a K-12 certification as a reading specialist and K-7 certifications in elementary education, middle school education, English as a second language (ESL), and sociology. Specializes in evaluating academic strengths/weaknesses, ADHD, cognitive functioning, and reading skills. Also offers TOEFL preparation and tutoring in conversational and written English for ESL students and can teach study skills for grades 4-12. References available upon request. Rates: $350 for educational diagnostic evaluation, $40+/hour for private tutoring.

Lillian Snider
512 Princess Anne Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
757-721- 7129
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.

Alfred J. Speller
2100 McComas Way, Suite 605
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

SPECIALTY: Able to teach tutor computer programming and all levels of mathematics, including fundamentals, pre-algebra, algebra I & II, college algebra, trigonometry, geometry, statistics & probability, pre-calculus, and calculus. Rate: $35/hour.

John Steinbach
Beacon Learning Institute, LLC
P.O. Box 15025
Newport News, VA  23608
757-897-6819; 757-897-6821

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.

Northern Virginia

Academic Connections
Megan Duret
Ashburn, VA 20147

SPECIALTY: Offfers tutoring for K-12 ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, and gifted and talented students. Can also provide college entrance application guidance, transition services,  SAT® exam prep (as well as other standardized test prep), and academic coaching. Four years of experience with homeschooled students. Rate: $45-$60/hour; contact for small group rates.

Bari Appelstein
Tutoring for Success
12519 Chasbarb Terrace
Oak Hill, VA 20171-2469
703-919-9585 (cell)
703-264-8990 (home)

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.

Sarah Blunkosky, M.A.
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

SPECIALTY:  Sarah Blunkosky, M.A. founded Learning Heroine LLC in 2015.  As a homeschooling stay-at-home 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 Fredericksburg, Virginia area and surrounding counties of Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline, and Culpepper counties.  With years of teaching and homeschooling experience as well as training as a historian, Sarah leads a team of professionals to serve your unique needs. Learning Heroine, LLC, provides custom education and research services including proof-of-progress evaluations for homeschool students (special needs is our specialty), individual advocacy sessions for IEP/special needs and gifted students, independent historic research sessions, home learning consultations, transcript assistance/college planning sessions, and more.

Chinese Now!
4903 Montgomery Lane
Bethesda, MD 48104

SPECIALTY: Chinese Now! offers Chinese language enrichment and academic programs for homeschool students. The story of modern China is compelling, and the language and culture are engaging to most students. Classes are offered to homeschool communities or in students’ homes. Rates: $100 for 10-week program for up to 4 students.

Maria Ellis
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.

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.

Leane Humphreys
6785 Edge Cliff Drive
Alexandria, VA 22315

SPECIALTY: Experienced reading specialist with master’s degree and classroom teaching experience has prepared preschoolers for kindergarten and tutored students with dysgraphia and ADHD. Can help your child improve reading and writing. Can provide Lucy Calkins Writing (Units of Study) lessons. Can test reading level using PM Benchmark system. Will work on fluency, word work, vocabulary, and/or comprehension. Rates: $40/hour.

Goal Tracks Tutoring and Educational Services, LLC
Debra Tisler
5607 Wood Thrush Court
Fairfax, VA  22032
571-221-2228 (cell)

SPECIALTY: Owned and operated by state certified and NCLB highly qualified teachers with over 20 years’ experience. Offers K-12 tutoring in all subjects and levels, language arts and math remediation/enrichment, services for English language learners (all ages), PSAT/NMSQT® exam/SAT® exam/ACT® exam prep, speech and language services, and occupational therapy. Rate: $65/hour on location; $75/hour in the home. Workshops in early language development, behavioral issues, organization/study skills, reading/writing motivation, and ESOL are also available (contact for rates).

Geoff Hoppe
5444 Marlstone Lane
Fairfax, VA 22030

SPECIALTY: Innovative, creative, experienced teacher with B.A. from Notre Dame in great books and history and M.A. in English literature from University of Virginia and Southern Methodist University specializes in teaching and tutoring history, composition, rhetoric, literature, and humanities, employing a teaching style that encourages writing and critical thinking skills as life habits rather than rote assignments. Familiar with AP testing. Develops individualized lesson plans based on a student’s personal historical interests. Rates: $25-30/hour.

Herbert Hoppe
P.O. Box 2784
Merrifield, VA 22116

SPECIALTY: UCLA graduate with a degree in mechanical engineering and more than 15 years of full-time teaching and tutoring experience. Former faculty high school mathematics instructor in California and part-time college instructor tutors Algebra 1 and 2, geometry, precalculus, trigonometry, calculus, and other math-related topics; tutors both AP® and regular physics. One student improved her SAT® exam Math score by 140 points after five lessons Rate is $90/hour; contact for small group rates.

Lamons Educare
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.

Key To Reading & Writing LLC
Susan Louchen, M.S., CALT

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.

Learn Differently, LLC
Kathy Kuhl
2965 Treadwell Lane
Herndon, VA 20171

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.

Sherri Mack
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.

Rebecca Ferenchak Tutoring
1448 Highwood Drive
McLean, VA 22101

SPECIALTY: Virginia-certified, former FCPS third-grade teacher and experienced tutor with a master’s degree in elementary education specializes in writing instruction for grades K-8. Also available to tutor math (K-5) and reading (K-5). Rates: $50/hour with discounts for multiple family members.

Schaller Education Solutions
43297 Hill Head Place
Leesburg, VA 20176

SPECIALTY: Experienced educator, guidance counselor, and homeschool mom with master’s degrees in English and psychology offers annual homeschool evaluations, achievement testing, and executive function evaluation and training. Also available to tutor in study skills or middle and high school language arts courses. Rates: Negotiable.

Stacy Gonzalez, LLC
3804 Maryland Street
Alexandria, VA 22309

SPECIALTY: Homeschool parent and certified teacher with 16 years of classroom experience specializes in individualized reading tutoring using the Orton-Gillingham approach. As an Orton-Gillingham Associate, reading specialist, and dyslexia tutor, Stacy specializes in prescriptive, sequential lessons for struggling readers, but also offers tutoring in reading, writing, and math for students in grades 1-8. Rates available upon request.

Sylvan Learning of Stafford & Fredericksburg
25 Clement Drive
Suite 115
Stafford, VA 22556

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.

TutorExcel, Inc.
Soumonie Heng Su, President
1615 North Queen Street, M604
Arlington, VA 22209

SPECIALTY: Company has tutors available for all subjects and all grade levels, including pre-K-12, college, test prep, and adult. Serves the entire D.C. Metro area.


The WISE Family
722 Timber Branch Drive
Alexandria, VA 22302

SPECIALTY: Northern Virginia-based psychotherapy, education, and family coaching practice provides essential knowledge, tools, and resources through individual and group therapy, assessment, brain-based training, and professional and parent development seminars. Counseling services, comprehensive psycho-educational testing, ADHD testing, working memory testing and remediation, family coaching, and professional speaking workshops. Rates vary according to services provided, from $120-$1200.

The Write Connection
3409 B South Stafford Street
Arlington, VA 22206
SPECIALTY: Virginia-certified English teacher and founder, Stefanie Dreizen, brings 23 years of experience in teaching middle and high school students throughout the Metropolitan D.C. area. The Write Connection offers customized writing classes and creative writing workshops that help students gain critical thinking skills and enthusiasm for the writing process. Rates: $50-75/hour.

Kim Wood
4609 Ferry Landing Road
Alexandria/Fairfax, VA 22309
SPECIALTY: Homeschooling mom and licensed special education consultant offering individual educational evaluations to provide your school district with proof of educational progress for all children, including those with special needs. Provides goals, objectives, and methods to facilitate progress for your special needs child (IEP).  Also provides curriculum recommendations and tools for teaching to your child’s strengths. Master’s degree in non-categorical special education.  Can administer and evaluate the Brigance Diagnostic Inventories for a more detailed evaluation. Rates: Vary based on services provided.

Richmond Area

1210 Foxcroft Road
Henrico, VA 23229

SPECIALTY: ABA VA, LLC was founded by a licensed, board-certified behavior analyst who is also a licensed special education teacher in the state of Virginia. Provides services to children from birth through early adulthood with ASD (autism spectrum disorder). Strives to provide comprehensive services to individuals with autism and their families. Individualized services to meet the needs of each learner, capitalizing on strengths while working to increase independence in areas of challenge. Programming utilizes evidence-based principles, and decisions are always data-based. Rates vary based on services rendered. Contact for more information.

Adam Abady
Richmond, VA 23113

SPECIALTY: Experience teaching at the high school, private school, community college, and college levels. Enjoys one-on-one interaction with students to help them improve their knowledge of a second language–Spanish, French, Italian, or ESL–and feel comfortable using it in an environment outside the classroom. Believes learning a foreign language can be fun if it is presented in an enjoyable way. Rate: $40/hour. (30-minute sessions available.)

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.

  • Alison Buckner
    Short Pump, 23233
    shortpumpreading.weebly.comSPECIALTY: 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.

Becky Buehren
7279 Figuly Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23111

SPECIALTY: Licensed, experienced teacher with master’s degree in elementary education provides hourly tutoring and homeschool supplementation at the elementary level. Specializes in pre-K through fourth grade. Rates: $35/hour.

Colette Christianson
12140 Turning Branch Circle
Glen Allen, VA 23059

SPECIALTY: Experienced teacher guides your child toward success, helping break the cycle of doing poorly, losing confidence, and then losing motivation. Able to tutor all levels of English, social studies, biology, psychology, and basic math, and also experienced in facilitating reading and writing remediation at all levels using the Orton-Gillingham method. Don’t be surprised if your child grows to love to learn! Rates: $40/hour.

Educational Consultants Ltd.
1210 Sycamore Square Drive
Suite 101
Midlothian, VA 23113

SPECIALTY: We offer individual tutoring for students in grades K-12 in all subjects. Study skills are included with every session. Our learning specialists instruct students with dysgraphia, dyslexia, processing disabilities, anxiety disorders, Aspergers, etc. Achievement testing (WRAT and Iowa testing) are administered beginning in April. Rates: $50/hour.

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.

Christa Helms
807-837-3624 (cell)

SPECIALTY: Certified teacher and homeschool parent with 15 years of experience teaching children with various needs. Enjoys helping students realize their full potential. Available to teach/tutor all subject areas K-8, including algebra and Spanish. Has a B.A. in vocal performance and is able to give voice lessons. Available to administer tests. Also available to teach study skills. Rates are negotiable.
P.O. Box 302
Manquin, VA 23106

SPECIALTY: Course in Hebrew fundamentals. Learn to read and write Hebrew—the language of Moses, King David, the Prophets, Jesus and His disciples, Paul… and of course, modern-day Jews. This course will give any age group the tools to “think in Hebraic” concepts, understanding the Bible in ways you never thought possible before. Duration: 30 hours (2 hours per week for 15 weeks). Rates: $60/person or $250/family, regardless of size.

Deborah Jones
329 Willway Drive
Manakin Sabot, VA 23103
804-929- 2121
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
GotoMeeting. 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.

Kathy Kamibayashi

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.

Katie Learned
3165 Academy Farms Drive
Powhatan, VA 23139

SPECIALTY: Formerly homeschooled bachelor of mathematics with a passion for the subject teaches/tutors high school-level math courses, including algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, and physics. Connects well with students and enjoys working one-on-one or as the head of a small class. Also available for SAT prep. Rates: $35 per hour, including grading time for classes.

Little Scholars
1512 Willow Lawn Drive
Richmond, VA 23230
SPECIALTY: Team of experienced teachers tutors PK-12th grade in a variety of subjects. Specializes in reading, writing, spelling, math (including upper-level math), organization, study skills, and kindergarten readiness. Offers specialty solutions for all age groups in need of remediation or enrichment. Rates vary.

April Ni’Mary
Richmond, VA 23231

SPECIALTY: Tutoring for all levels of math from basic arithmetic through calculus as well as SAT/ACT test prep. Experience includes working with children as young as six as well as with adults. Rate: $25-$35/hour (negotiable).

Elizabeth May
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. Rates: $35/hour; $20/half hour.

Sheri Richardson
1643 West Broad Street
Unit #4896
Richmond, VA 23220
SPECIALTY: Experienced teacher/tutor uses only proven, evidence-based teaching methods, with memory enhancement techniques used in every session. Experience helping students with learning disabilities. Students often raise performance levels by a grade level in only a month. Rates: $40/hour.

Savvy Academics
1207 Carlisle Avenue
Richmond, VA 23231

SPECIALTY: Homeschooling mother of two with B.S. in applied mathematics offers academic tutoring for all K-12 subjects, including mathematics, science, technology, engineering, reading, and study skills. Also experienced in assisting with curriculum development, proof of progress, exam preparation, college admissions, and more. Rates: starting at $45/hour.

School Psychological Services
5 Red Fox Lane
Richmond, VA 23228

SPECIALTY: Offers cognitive, behavioral/emotional, and educational testing as well as interpretation of previously administered individual or group tests. Available measures include WISC-IV, WAIS-IV, Woodcock-Johnson III, WRAT-IV, KOPPITZ-2, and BASC-2. Follow-up and written reports provided. Results can be used to set homeschooling goals and to request accommodations on national standardized exams, if needed. Specializes in special education. Rates: Variable

Marilyn Spitalny
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.

Sunset Academic Services
4101 Sunset Avenue
Chester, VA 23831
253-209- 6112

SPECIALTY: Homeschool mom with master’s degree in social work provides hourly tutoring at the elementary level. Specializes in pre-K through fourth grade. Also provides educational evaluations to satisfy requirement that child is achieving an adequate level of educational growth and progress. Rates:$35/hour.

Sue Morgan Tutoring
5111 New Kent Road
Richmond, VA 23225
804-232- 1054

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.

Sylvan Learning of Richmond
5309 Commonwealth Centre Parkway, Suite 106
Midlothian, VA 23112

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!

Kay Rafner
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.

ReadWriteLearn, Inc.
Kenzie Manetz
10312 Lexington Court
Fredericksburg, VA 22408

SPECIALTY: Educational consultant/reading specialist with graduate degrees in reading and administration and undergraduate degrees in regular and special education. Available for language arts instruction, testing, or assessment. Offers both individualized and partnered tutoring. Special emphasis on student self esteem. Rates available upon request.


1 in 5 Learning Center LLC

Certified Barton Tutors
Cognitive Skill Development
Barton Reading and Spelling
Lindamoodbell LiPS
Foundations in Sounds
Irlen Screening
Reading Fluency

Brewer Testing Services
Pat Brewer, M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction
Dempsey Brewer, M.E.

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)

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120 Waumsett Avenue
Cumberland, RI 02864

SPECIALTY: Distance learning via Skype. Retired foreign language teacher with B.A. and M.A.T. degrees in language instruction offers lessons and tutoring sessions via Skype for French, Spanish, or ESL, beginners to advanced. Rates: $35/hour, with reduced rate for two or more students taught simultaneously on Skype.

Jesse Hedrick
148 Harvest Ridge Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601

SPECIALTY: Provides PSAT/NMSQT® exam, SAT® exam, ACT® exam, and SSAT tutoring services using a self-paced distance education program. Homeschool students receive a 20% discount off the $350 fee; fee includes all materials, shipping, and instructor availability as a resource. Course covers all concepts, tips, tricks, and strategies needed for student to reach maximum potential.

Lamons Educare
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.

Piedmont Education Services
Greg Munger
1629 Turfwood Drive
Pfafftown, NC 27040
336-924-8190 (fax)

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.
Multiple Addresses

SPECIALTY: Offers an online study coach for as well as an online AnytimeAnswers program. Offers traditional in-office tutoring in Charlottesville, Great Falls, and McLean. Tutors any level of math as well as biology, chemistry, and physics. Has provided academic support for homeschool students for 10 years, worked with the University of Nebraska, the University of Missouri, Blueprint Education, Pearblossom,, and various homeschool organizations and curricula.

Triangle Education Assessments, LLC
Debbie Thompson
5512 Merion Station Drive
Apex, NC 27539
877-8-GET TEST (toll-free ordering)
919-387-7004 (fax)

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.

All Other Areas

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.

Exceptional Diagnostics, Inc.
Dr. Joe Sutton, Ph.D.
Nationally Certified Educational Diagnostician
1811 Dawson Mill Road
La Grange, NC 28551

SPECIALTY: Special-education diagnostic testing and evaluation services. Author of Strategy for Struggling Learners.

Learning & Behavior Specialists, LLC
1563 Crossings Centre Drive, Suite 201
Forest, VA 24551

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.

Renee Campbell
2626 Crocus Circle
Vinton, VA 24179
540-819- 7993

SPECIALTY: Qualified dyslexia tutor with training in Wilson Reading, IEW writing, Lindamood-Bell’s Visualizing and Verbalizing, and LIPS. Dedicated to utilizing researched, multi-sensory, language-based strategies, individualized and structured for each student. Offers private tutoring that specializes in reading/writing/spelling, dyslexia screenings, and achievement testing with the WJ IV Achievement Test. As a home-educating mom, I have over 13 years of working with home-educating families. Call or email for rates.

Erika Robinson

SPECIALTY: TALK (Teaching Articulation and Language to Kids) is a private, pediatric speech therapy practice serving children 18 months to 18 years of age. Services provided include screenings, evaluations, and therapy in the convenience of your home. TALK services the central Virginia area, including Richmond and Charlottesville. Rate: Please see the website.

Joel Walkley
169 Church St.
Timberville,, VA 22853

SPECIALTY: All levels of math including K-12, college, and adult continuing education. Can also provide homework help with English grammar, reading, and writing. Experienced with students from both public and private schools. Rate: $30/hour