About Us

We want our students to have the information, skills, and confidence to make the most of themselves - personally, academically, and professionally.
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Our Mission

When we first started our company, we asked ourselves a simple question: what do I wish someone had told me about education, college, and career, when I was in school? The answers to that question laid the foundation of our programs and of our commitment to quality. Potomac Oak's premier test prep and admissions team works with students one-on-one, equipping them with the information, skills, and strategies to maximize their standardized test scores and their chances of being admitted to the university of their choice.

Our Commitment to You

Potomac Oak Tutoring's professional and experienced staff will always:


  • make sure that students and parents are informed and aware of all their options

  • promptly answer questions

  • set bold, but realistic, expectations

  • provide sound feedback and advice

  • push students to do their absolute best

  • personally invest themselves in the student's success


Meet the Team

Standardized tests & academic tutoring

Mathematics Instructor

Jason graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a degree in mathematics. His style of instruction is based on explaining fundamental techniques on a conceptual level, building the topics “from scratch”

rather than simply learning formulas. 


English Instructor

Alex works with students on fundamental grammar and writing skills, not only improving their ACT or SAT scores, but also enabling them to become more effective writers. Alex pursued a Masters of Commerce from the University of Virginia. 


Mathematics Instructor

Sharon is an extremely sought after mathematics instructor in Montgomery County. She received a degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Johns Hopkins University. Since then, she’s accumulated over a thousand hours of tutoring students of all ages, particularly middle school and high school students. Whether it is improving grades at school or improving scores on standardized tests, Sharon has the ability to tailor her lessons to the individual student’s needs.


English/Writing Instructor

Kathryn is a fantastic writing instructor. She has a Bachelor’s from Cornell and PhD in American Studies from George Washington University. Kathryn currently teaches courses at the University of Maryland, Baltimore Campus. In the past, she’s also taught college level writing courses at George Washington University. An extremely relatable and knowledgeable instructor, Kathryn helps students on the English and reading portions of the ACT and SAT, improving writing skills, and on English related school work.


Mathematics and Physics Instructor

Kevin is an outstanding math and physics instructor. His teaching experiences range from teaching math courses at colleges to working as a teacher at Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School. Kevin loves working with students of all ages on math and physics related subjects and has a great track record of improving both grades and standardized test scores.


Mathematics Instructor

Patrick has been teaching high school math courses for 7 years, and for the past 2 years, he has has been teaching with MCPS. Patrick holds a masters degree in mathematics from Binghamton University in New York. He has taught students in all math subjects ranging from basic Algebra all the way to AP AB/BC calculus. 


English Instructor

Nancy Plumer is a tutor for the verbal and reading sections of the ACT and SAT.  She holds a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School. Nancy’s tutoring approach focuses on identifying the individual learning styles of her students in order to develop the best test-taking strategies for them. She particularly enjoys helping her students prepare for the verbal sections of the ACT and SAT in a way that will help them not just on test day, but throughout college and beyond.