Virginia homeschoolers have many options when it comes to providing evidence of progress. To help you learn of some of them, HEAV has complied this list of providers who offer tutoring and/or testing and evaluation services. See our Virginia Homeschool Testing FAQ for information about the Virginia testing laws and options.

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.

If you would like to be included on this list, please fill out our online form.

P.O. Box 310
Moyie Springs, ID 83845
www.nathhan.comSPECIALTY: 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

Barb’s Academic Services
Smacks Creek Drive
Amelia, VA 23002

SPECIALTY: Former homeschool mom is experienced tutor and certified teacher with master’s degree in special education. Moving to Virginia and available to tutor in home in Amelia County beginning August 2014. Specializes in elementary through high school math, remedial reading, English grammar and literature, chemistry, ACT/SAT prep, creative writing. Rates: $20/hour with discounts for longer periods of time or multiple students from same family.

Burris Learning
210 Reserve Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22901

SPECIALTY: Certified math teacher with over 20 years of experience specializes in personalized, one-on-one math instruction tailored to child’s learning profile and needs. Experienced with homeschool students and those having special needs. Subjects include elementary math, middle school math, algebra, geometry, and SAT/ACT test prep. Rates: $50-$70/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.

Learning & Behavior Specialists, LLC
3812 Concord Place, Suite C
Roanoke, VA 24018,
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.

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.

Psychological Testing Services
Allison Anderson, Ph.D.
2025 Woodbrook Court
Charlottesville, Virginia 22901

SPECIALTY: Clinical Psychologist specializing in learning and attention disorder (LD/ADHD) assessment for children through adults. Offers a full psychoeducational assessment to document learning, attention, and psychiatric disabilities that can be used in requests for accommodations on national standardized exams (e.g., SAT® exam) or for colleges. Rates vary according to tests required.

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
324 Wellington Circle
Smithfield, VA 23430

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® exam prep. Other tutors also 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.

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.

Tiffeni Goesel
125 North Quarter
Williamsburg/James City County, VA 23185
SPECIALTY: Certified Waldorf and practicing Froebel pedagogue teacher specializes in teaching the whole child through his head, heart, and hands. BA in education and MEd in education history. Over 15 years’ experience teaching homeschoolers. Rates: $30/2-hour class; $60/full 5-hour day.

Literacy Center of Virginia Beach
900 Commonwealth Place, Suite 200
Virginia Beach, VA 23464

SPECIALTY: Multisensory structured language-based learning strategies for reading, writing, and spelling using the Wilson Reading System. Homeschoolers will learn language structure. Students who may or may not have a language-based learning disability will benefit from the services. Students who struggle with reading and/or spelling will do better in their other subject areas and will not have the frustration that they once knew. Also offers kindergarten classes for up to six students. Uses the Fundations Program, also from Wilson.

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

Has 30 years experience helping special-needs students. Manages a free informational website for families with special needs issues. Author of Special Needs section of The Virginia Homeschool Manual (available through HEAV.) Wrote two books to help parents: Teaching Your Special Needs Student and Writing a Student Educational Plan. (To order, contact Judi’s email.)

SPECIALTY: Offers individualized consultations in person or by phone for special needs and struggling learners. 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
Peninsula Town Center
4410 E. Clairborne Square
Suite 311
Hampton, VA 23666

SPECIALTY: Certified Wilson Language tutor helps dyslexic children of all ages who struggle with spelling. Using direct, systematic, structured, multi-sensory, language-based system to improve spelling, reading, writing, comprehension, and vocabulary. System teaches total word construction—not just phonics—improving reading and spelling simultaneously. Dyslexia screening (Barton trained) available for those demonstrating large discrepancy between knowledge and academic performance. Ages 5 and up. 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.

Mona Pittman
1037 Smokey Mountain Trail
Chesapeake, VA 23320

SPECIALTY: Certified teacher with Master of Science degree in education and many years of experience offers tutoring, educational testing, and evaluation. 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. Can also teach study skills for grades 4-12. Co-author ofV-8 Engine Kids in a 4-Cylinder World. References available upon request. Rates: Vary by service.

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

Able to Learn LLC
12801 Worldgate Drive, Suite 500
Herndon, VA 20170

SPECIALTY: Provides a variety of services, including standardized testing for evidence of progress or assessment for diagnosing learning disabilities, including Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement tests. Also provides educational therapy and intervention for reading, writing, dyslexia, or cognitive functions. Available as conference or small group speaker on learning disabilities, assessments, and reading and writing interventions. Rates: variable, based on tests given or sessions scheduled.

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

Alison Cox
2211 N. Quantico St.
Arlington, VA 22205

SPECIALTY: Experienced math teacher offers extensive, unique approach to tutoring that reduces frustrations and increases your child’s learning potential. It’s time for your child to enjoy math again! Services include private and group math tutoring, help with homework and test preparation, review and preview of curriculum. All levels Pre-K through Algebra 2. Rates: $60/hour with discounts for group tutoring and for long-term 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 tutoring and 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.

Jennifer Fitzpatrick
5539 Columbia Pike #306
Arlington, VA 22204

SPECIALTY: Certified teacher and doctoral student offers tutoring in middle and high school math, science, history, and English. Strong background in reading, writing, and math development for younger students. Works independently and through a few tutoring groups that specialize in test prep programs. Rates: vary depending on services desired. Contact for more information.

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 3 or more students for evaluations, and Hand In Hand will travel to Northern Virginia. Discounts available if you complete your evaluation before April 1. We warmly welcome unschoolers. HIH’s Directior, Alessa Giampaolo, holds a Masters in Education from Johns Hopkins University. She homeschooled her children from K – college.

Hand In Hand also offers a full range of IQ and 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).

HeadStrong Learning Center
PO Box 638
Purcellville, VA 20134

HeadStrong Learning Center specializes in NILD Educational Therapy, SEARCH & TEACH: Early Reading Intervention, Orton Gillingham reading, Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment program, and middle and high school math tutoring.  We are a group of four highly trained Educational Therapists with three convenient Loudoun County locations.  All of our therapists have experience working with homeschool families and several of us are homeschoolers ourselves.  We offer a 10% testing discount for HEAV members. Rates: Negotiable.

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 UVA and SMU 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
10401 Collingham Drive
Fairfax, VA 22032

SPECIALTY: “Coach” Lamons has provided educational evaluations for home educated students throughout Virginia for 24 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. Rates: $25-70 depending upon services rendered and time of year.

Key To Reading & Writing LLC
Susan Louchen, M.S.
8139 Rogues Road
Catlett, VA 20119

SPECIALTY: Dyslexia specialist with specific learning disability endorsement provides Orton-Gillingham-based instruction reading, spelling, handwriting,  study skills, and test-taking. Typical results yield a non-reader/writer to a fluent, independent reader/writer in 18-36 months. Meets the guidelines recommended by IDA (International Dyslexia Association) and the American Academy of Pediatrics. Rates vary based on time & location.

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.

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.

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.

TLC/Cortona Academy

SPECIALITY: Offers counseling, testing, tutoring, and full-degree services for homeschoolers in grades 5-12. Also offers college courses for high school students, as well as AP ®courses and SAT® exam/PSAT/NMSQT® exam prep courses.

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.

9204 Church Street
Suite 201
Manassas, VA 20110

SPECIALITY: All core subject areas and grade levels as well as specialty subjects such as foreign languages, study skills, leaning disabilities, ESL, test preparation, and more.

Winchester Integrative Therapies, LLC
311 S. Loudon Street
Winchester, VA 22601

SPECIALTY: Provides an integrative approach to meeting the goals of special needs homeschool students by offering music therapy, applied behavior analysis, and somatic psychology services all under one roof. Go by their cozy, historic log cabin in Downtown Winchester, or they will come to you! Rates available upon request.

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.

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

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.)

Barb’s Academic Services
Smacks Creek Drive
Amelia, VA 23002

SPECIALTY: Former homeschool mom is experienced tutor and certified teacher with master’s degree in special education. Moving to Virginia and available to tutor in home in Amelia County beginning August 2014. Specializes in elementary through high school math, remedial reading, English grammar and literature, chemistry, ACT/SAT prep, creative writing. Rates: $20/hour with discounts for longer periods of time or multiple students from same family.

Alison Buckner
12201 Bothwell Court
Richmond, VA 23233

SPECIALTY: Certified special education teacher with over 20 years of experience specializes in individualized reading tutoring using the Barton system, a research-based multi-sensory program based on the Orton-Gillingham approach. Also provides diagnostic-prescriptive math tutoring using a multi-sensory approach that is explicit, structured, systematic, and cumulative.  Rates: $50/hour.

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.

Chesterfield Learning Center, Inc.
6920 Woodlake Commons Loop
Midlothian, VA 23112

SPECIALTY: Qualified tutors meet the needs of homeschoolers in all subject areas at all levels. Also facilitate the needs of special education students and parents whose children need testing. Director Dr. George Martin can serve as child advocate if needed. Rates: $45/50-minute session.

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.

Johnathan Harris
P.O. Box 3042
Glen Allen, Virginia 23058

SPECIALTY: Offers off-site traditional learning environment with homeschool feel. Daily academic instruction for middle school students, with additional community-based learning activities weekly. Technology integration with state-of-the-art equipment. Testing evaluations available. 15 years of teaching and administrative experience in both the special and general education settings. Virginia post-graduate professional teaching license. Teaches language arts and math for grades 6-8, as well as reading remediation. Rate: Negotiable.

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.

Mathilde Johnson
3507 Conway Street
Richmond, VA 23222

SPECIALTY: Native French speaker with degree in journalism and certificate in European languages offers French instruction or tutoring to all ages and grade levels. Rates: $40/hour with discount for groups of two or more.

Kathy Kamibayashi
34448 Rivanna Drive
Richmond, VA 23235

SPECIALTY: Teacher, experienced home educator, and HEAV consultant specializes in tutoring dyslexic students and those with other reading challenges. Trained in the use of various tutoring techniques with an emphasis on the Orton Gillingham-based Barton reading and spelling system. Focuses on reading, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and written expression. Rates: $50/hour.

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.

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.

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
(804) 571-0677

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

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.

Barbara Rocca
9212 Fisk Road
Henrico, VA 23229

SPECIALTY: Experienced math teacher who enjoys teaching or tutoring math (middle school through precalculus) to both gifted students and those who struggle with math. Uses patience, humor, and a relaxed atmosphere to help students excel and enjoy—or at least not hate!—math. Also specializes in SAT/ACT prep for math. Rates: $35-$40 per hour, negotiable by circumstances.

TGW Tutoring, LLC
4312 Hanover Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221

SPECIALTY: Former Henrico County K-3 reading interventionist and licensed elementary teacher offers individual reading and math instruction. Reading instruction based on multi-sensory Orton-Gillingham approach. Also offers tutoring in reading, math, and study and organizational skills. Rates: negotiable.

Westminster Academy
600 Forest Avenue
Richmond, VA 23229

SPECIALTY: Homeschool tutoring service. Offers a full range of classes for elementary, middle, and high school students (grades 3-12).


Brewer Testing Services
Pat Brewer
2853 Davis Road
East Bend, NC 27018

SPECIALTY: Year-round testing offered by a homeschool mom who is a retired curriculum/testing coordinator (M.Ed. in curriculum and instruction) and has worked with homeschoolers since 1980. Professional achievement testing, IQ testing, and learning disability testing available. All professional testing includes feedback and curriculum recommendations. Travel will be considered, depending on the individual situations. Offers online Stanford 10 Achievement and OLSAT8 IQ/Cognitive Ability Testing, administered by us in your home. Also offers the latest nationally normed, standardized achievement test available for in-home administration (by mail):  Iowa, TerraNova, CAT/6, BASI and IQ/Cognitive Abilities. See the website for more information and rates.

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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.

The Treehouse Learning Center
Jewell Elliott
926 Dogwood Road
Burkville, VA 23922
540-313-1035 (cell)

SPECIALTY: B.S. and M.A. in education with 30 years of experience. Registered test administrator with BJU for IOWA, Stanford 10, and OLSAT tests. Available to tutor all subjects (Pre-K through 8); language arts, mathematics, history, and science (grades 9 and 10); and language arts, history, and government (grades 11 and 12). Can teach sign language and performance arts for Pre-K through adult. Rate: $30/hour and up for tutoring; $50/day for testing at his location, plus cost of testing materials.

Jesse Hedrick
301 S. Gallaher View Road
Knoxville, TN 37909

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 24 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. Rates: $25-70 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 practice and Iowa tests. 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.

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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.

Lessons in Literacy
30 Shady Creek Lane
Fairfield, VA 24435

SPECIALTY: Lessons in Literacy offers individualized, multi-sensory reading instruction to students with language processing issues like dyslexia. This dynamic approach is effective and empowering for students of all ages, K-adult. Rate: $40/lesson. Workshops for educators are also available; contact for rates.

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.

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.

Testing and Educational Services
Tommy and Kay Bindrim
119 Plymouth Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27804

SPECIALTY: Woodcock Johnson III testing for grades pre-K through 12. Homeschool mom of seven years and public school teacher with a masters in education and a specialty certificate in reading. Currently co-president of CHARM (Christian Homeschool Association of Rocky Mount).

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.

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