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.

Belski, Kalanie
Henrico, VA 23233

SPECIALTY: Experienced teacher/tutor (college junior, homeschooled preschool through 12th grade) offers tutoring in the West End for middle and high schoolers in these subjects: algebra, grammar, English, Bible, and music (piano and music theory). Can also help with coaching homework and teaching scheduling skills to help students do their best. Experience includes tutoring at local community college. Rates: negotiable.

Bruce, Robin
8467 Stumpy Road
Hanover, VA 23069

SPECIALTY: 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).

Buckner, Alison
Short Pump, 23233

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.

Crouse, Mary
Chesterfield, VA 23838

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.

, April
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.

Ferrin, Pat
3568 Lambs Church Rd
Altavista, VA 24517

SPECIALTY: Experienced homeschooler, teacher, administrator, and professor specializes in evaluations and end-of-year testing for grades 1-12. Rates: $50/hour with discount for multiple children.

Fig Tree Learning Consultants, LLC
Tiffany Barksdale
P. O. Box 4642
Midlothian, VA 23832
(804) 453-0599
Fig Tree Learning Consultants, LLC

SPECIALTY: Fig Tree Learning Consultants, LLC specializes in one-to-one virtual, in-person tutoring sessions and consultative services. In addition, we facilitate an environment that motivates learners to succeed,
inspires clients to become life-long learners and provide support to clients in a non-traditional classroom setting. We take pride in meeting clients where they are and providing support to help them make gains and progress to meet their personal and academic goals. Rates $50 for 1 hour sessions, $30 for 30 minute sessions.

Guy, Deborah
PO Box 2773
Chester, VA 23831

SPECIALTY: Homeschooling mentor, tutor, evaluator, and director of Utmost Academy homeschool co-op. Visit the website for course selection (under construction) for the 2022-23 academic year for K5-12th grade. Tutoring is available online via Zoom or in person. Evaluative services and academic testing are available for homeschooling families. Rates: $40/hour for tutoring; $50 for 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.

Hall, Chris
5125 Rosewood Trail
Columbia, VA 23038

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.

Humphreys, Nancy
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

Jones, Deborah
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.

Joseph, Elizabeth
40 Skipwith Green Circle
Henrico, VA 23294

SPECIALTY: Veteran literacy and college preparation tutor with 20 years’ experience as a reading specialist serves children and adults with reading, writing, and spelling difficulties. Experienced in using the Wilson Reading System and Orton-Gillingham. Currently works with private, public, and homeschool students. Five years’ teaching Developmental English in community college, preparing struggling students for college readiness. Rates: $50-60 per session.

Kamibayashi, Kathy

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.

May, Elizabeth
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.

Next Step Reading, LLC
Park Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

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.

Outside the Box Learning
38th St.
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 299-6289

SPECIALTY: L.P.N. and former homeschool mom with a master’s degree in clinical psychology works with students up to the college level in any subjects except foreign languages or advanced biology. Familiar with autism, ADHD, other mental disorders, and specializes in working with intellectually compromised children and adults and dually diagnosed persons with psychological and medical issues. Rates for counseling services: $60/hour, cash payment only.

Rafner, Kay
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.

Spitalny, Marilyn
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.

Strunk, Sanford
20413 Carson Road
Dinwiddie, VA 23841

SPECIALTY: Experienced math tutor offers everything from pre-algebra to beginning calculus, chemistry, physics, and test prep. Rates vary.

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.

Sunset Academic Services
4101 Sunset Avenue
Chester, VA 23831

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.

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!

Trivas, Alexander
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.

Wellenstein, Anita
Richmond, VA 23225

SPECIALTY: Certified teacher with 25 years experience with a Master of Education degree in special education. I have worked with students from K-8 in public schools. Specialty in reading including phonics. Certified level I Wilson. Rate $45 per hour.

Region 2 - Hampton Roads/Williamsburg/Chesapeake Areas

1 Room Tutoring
512 Deer Run Court
Suffolk, VA 23434

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.

A Plus Academics
Viviana Fullwood
2236 Todds Lane A
Hampton, VA 23666
(757) 329-3112

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.

Christy, Lori
10696 Weymouth Street
Apt 202
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.

Exceptional Learners Consulting

513 Gaskin Circle
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

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.

Nogrady, Janet
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

Phelps, Ann
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

Pittman, Mona
1037 Smokey Mountain Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23320
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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 $60/hour; in-depth diagnostic educational evaluation using the Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement and Cognitive Abilities $800+ (some additional assessments may/may not) be required. End-of-year testing will be as follows: $100 – WRAT; $130 – Woodcock Johnson; $130 – portfolio.

Price, Terry
PACE Brain Trainer
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. 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!

Snider, Lillian
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.

Steinbach, John
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.

The Testing Lady
Sarah Olbris
Indian Woods Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

SPECIALTY: Sarah Olbris has worked extensively with gifted, average, and special-needs children, testing homeschoolers since the late 1980s. She currently tests statewide in Virginia, North Carolina, Hawaii, and has
international clients. Specialties include: The Woodcock Johnson IV, the WRAT-5, the Academic Achievement Battery, and the Brigance, in addition to evaluations and portfolio assessments. Sarah can also write SEP
objectives based on Brigance testing. Costs range from $90-$170 generally, depending upon testing location.

Tidewater Learning Center
3701 Pacific Avenue, Suite 500
Virginia Beach, VA 23451

SPECIALTY: Tidewater Learning Center is committed to helping children fulfill their highest potential. They offer cognitive-educational evaluations, psycho-educational evaluations, and speech-language evaluations. TLC also provides tutoring/academic therapy, with one-to-one tutorial/coaching that leads to greater academic success. Many children see improvements in academic performance, self-esteem, behavior, organizational skills, and study habits. Rates for evaluations: $650 to $850; partial testing starts at $395. Rates for tutoring: one-time registration fee of $70 plus a two-week deposit; each session averages $60 to $70.

Region 3 – Middle Peninsula & Northern Neck

Blunkosky, M.A., Sarah
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
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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 ( or Instagram (

Tami Renard-Niles
300 Garrisonville Rd. Suite 201
Stafford, VA 22554

SPECIALTY: At BrainFitU, we provide one-on-one, customized cognitive training to improve learning efficiency and comprehension. Our brain training programs equip your child with stronger learning skills in as little as
three to six months. We support students with reading struggles/dyslexia, speech and language disorders, attention struggles/ADHD, learning disabilities, difficulties with math, homework struggles, and traumatic brain injury recovery. Rates: $70 per hour.

Mack, Sherri
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.

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.

Region 4 - Northern Virginia

Accessible Learning Technologies LLC
Ashburn, VA 20148

SPECIALTY: Accessible Learning provides a range of evaluation and tutoring options. We aim to customize student evaluations within the parameters set by the state. Our tutoring options provide parents with ongoing support throughout the week and the opportunity to create individualized experiences for their students. We are a family-centered organization that strives to produce effective, customized programs. Rates: Contact for rates.

Ashburn Tutors, LLC
20584 Snowshoe Square, Suite 201
Ashburn, VA 20147

SPECIALTY: Zoom (virtual) homeschool evaluations offered by AshburnTutors, 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.

Douglas, Jacob
9648 Saybrooke Dr.
Bristow, VA 20136

SPECIALTY: Experienced educator, tutor, teacher, and instructional coach with M.A. in education and an M.Ed. provides end-of-year evaluations, parent coaching/consulting, and tutoring in elementary math and literacy, as well as secondary literacy and writing, social studies, and science. Rates: $35/hour for tutoring; $45/hour for parent coaching/consulting; $75/hour for first end-of-year evaluation, with $25 for each subsequent child.

Ehrhardt, Debbie
PO Box 100
Winchester, VA 22603

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.

Ellis, Maria
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.

, Augustine
152 Red Fox Trail
Winchester, VA 22602

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.

Kendrick, Vanessa
1933 Crepe Myrtle Lane
Culpeper, VA 22701

SPECIALTY: Veteran public school teacher with 10 years’ experience and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in special education offers tutoring in all elementary subjects to students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

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.

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.

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.

Morgan, Laura
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.

, Tom
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.)

Pathways to Readiness
Lindsay Campbell
15232 Grigsby Place
Haymarket, VA 20169
(703) 629-7916

SPECIALTY: Pathways to Readiness, LLC uses research-based practices and resources to support teaching and learning for students grades pre-K–8 in the areas of phonics, reading, writing, vocabulary, math, and work habits. Our services include completing homeschool evidence of progress evaluations, creating individualized student support plans, providing enhanced tutoring services, providing consulting support for parents and families, and more! Rates: Contact for rates.

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.

Stemtree of Ashburn
21021 Sycolin Road, Suite #180
Ashburn, VA 20120

SPECIALTY: Chief technology officer and veteran tutor with master’s degree in computer science offers math and science tutoring, STEM camps, themed birthday parties, and after-school programs through Stemtree. Stemtree’s focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics aligns with today’s nationwide emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). We nurture your child’s inner scientist through fun, hands-on learning built upon a core science curriculum that will give the edge he or she needs to succeed in science and engineering- whether that means a better grade in class, a future science, and engineering-related career, or just having fun.

Sophisticated Teacher, The
21382 Applegrove Court
Ashburn, VA 20147

SPECIALTY: Certified teacher and homeschool mom provides homeschool evaluations and educational coaching for families. Rates: $50 for evaluations and $40 for educational consulting.

Wall, Amy
6187 Treywood Ln.
Manassas, VA 20112

SPECIALTY: As an educational advocate with a master’s degree in special education and Orton-Gillingham classroom educator-level tutor (associate level complete by 8/2023), Amy offers a multitude of services. A former homeschooled student and former homeschool mother, she has worked with homeschool families for over a decade. Services include curriculum consultation, special education consultation and planning, end-of-year evaluations and progress letters, Orton Gillingham tutoring (reading, spelling, grammar, penmanship), and math tutoring up to sixth grade. In person (Northern Virginia) and virtual services (statewide) offered. Rates vary depending on services needed.

Waller, Malia
10605 Lakeside Oak Ct.
Burke, VA 22015

SPECIALTY: Malia Phelps Waller is a licensed special education teacher and board certified behavior analyst with a background in assistive technology and executive functioning support, specializing in proof of progress evaluations for special education and neurodivergent learners. Rates: $97 per child, with discounts for siblings.

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 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

Petty, Lorraine
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.

Spiramus et Perdiscemus
2053 Rice Avenue
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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.

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.

Region 6 - Western Virginia

OT on the Go, LLC
Amy Higgs
6262 Meacham Rd
Salem, VA 24153

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.

A La Carte Scholar
Daniel Fischer
1195 Cambria St NE
Christiansburg, VA 24073

SPECIALTY: Experienced tutor with a doctorate in history, a master’s in journalism, extensive and ongoing experience as a college history teacher, and experience as a newspaper reporter tutors students in writing and in
reading nonfiction articles and books. Rates: $40 per hour.

Region 7 - Southwest

Region 8 - Southside

Region 9 - Statewide: Serving Multi-Regions

Dallmeyer Learning
Bowling Green, VA 22427

SPECIALTY: I am an evaluator and math anxiety specialist. I love working with families provide proof of progress through evaluations in person between Richmond and Fredericksburg and virtually. I also offer coaching services for families looking to overcome struggles in their homeschool. Rates: $45-150.

Encouraging Future Leaders
45 Norfolk St
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

SPECIALTY: Certified teacher with B.A. in elementary and collaborative education and M.S. in curriculum and instruction offers tutoring for students needing assistance in any elementary core subject; middle school math, English, or science; or any ESOL, gifted, or special education services. Also provides evaluations and growth assessments for any grades. Can also be administered online, tailored to your needs. Rates: $25 for tutoring or teaching; $50 for assessments with evaluations.

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.

LearningRx Centers of Virginia


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 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. Charlottesville, Fairfax, Harrisonburg, Leesburg, Reston, Staunton and Tysons Corner.

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.

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.

O’Brien, Nadine
6812 Burbage Lake Circle
Suffolk, VA 23435

SPECIALTY: Certified reading specialist and experienced teacher targets your child’s reading strengths and needs through a variety of research-based assessments. Specializes in help with reading (including phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary development, reading fluency, oral reading skills, and reading comprehension strategies). Provides hourly tutoring and homeschool supplementation for students pre-K–5th grade. Contact me for rates.

Reading Tricks LLC
694 Bent Creek Lane
Bumpass, VA 23024

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.

SumOneCares LLC
336 Driftwood Dr.
Chesapeake, VA 23320

SPECIALTY: Certified teacher and educational consultant partners with schools and families to provide educational supports for elementary and middle school students. Specializes in building the learner’s confidence and skills at the same time, creating “lightbulb moments” where learning makes sense. Rates for private small group sessions: $40/hour.

The Testing Lady
Indian Woods Road
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
(Several testing locations in Virginia)

SPECIALTY: Sarah Olbris has worked extensively with gifted, average, and special-needs children, testing homeschoolers since the late 1980s. She currently tests statewide in Virginia, North Carolina, Hawaii, and has
international clients. Specialties include: The Woodcock Johnson IV, the WRAT-5, the Academic Achievement Battery, and the Brigance, in addition to evaluations and portfolio assessments. Sarah can also write SEP
objectives based on Brigance testing. Costs range from $90-$170 generally, depending upon testing location.

VA Homeschool Educational Services, LLC
Yorktown, VA 23693

SPECIALTY: Sara Mason (M.A. Ed.), licensed teacher and owner of VA Homeschool Educational Services, LLC, has extensive experience creating curriculum, evaluating progress, and writing goals/plans for students of all ages with various learning styles and challenges. Offers virtual services to include student education plans, portfolio reviews, evaluation meetings, and educational consulting, as well as various webinars and classes throughout the year. Rates: $50+ depending on scope of service.

Wall, Amy
6187 Treywood Ln.
Manassas, VA 20112

SPECIALTY: As an educational advocate with a master’s degree in special education and Orton-Gillingham classroom educator-level tutor (associate level complete by 8/2023), Amy offers a multitude of services. A former homeschooled student and former homeschool mother, she has worked with homeschool families for over a decade. Services include curriculum consultation, special education consultation and planning, end-of-year evaluations and progress letters, Orton Gillingham tutoring (reading, spelling, grammar, penmanship), and math tutoring up to sixth grade. In person (Northern Virginia) and virtual services (statewide) offered. Rates vary depending on services needed.

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.

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)

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.

HUGS – Homeschooling Unique and Gifted Students
1121 John Brown Farm Road
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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.

Kurtz, Christopher Clymer
7511 Wengers Mill Road
Linville, VA 22834

SPECIALTY: I have a master’s degree in English, I taught in public schools,
and my three children are learning at home. I’m a fan of unschooling, free-
range learning, self-directed learning, doing what you love—no desks or bell
schedules required. Life is learning. I accept a very limited number of
reviews to conduct, all remotely, and promptly provide super basic letters of
evaluation. Rates: $90 ($60 each additional child).

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.

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.

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. The TerraNova price is $85 per student.