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.
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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
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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Specializing in ACT/SAT Reading and ACT Science, Pavel teaches students innovative strategies and tips to help students succeed on those sections. Pavel graduated with his J.D. and MBA from George Washington University
Alex works with students on fundamental grammar and writing skills, not only improving their ACT or SAT scores, but to enabling them to become more effective writers. Alex pursued a Masters of Commerce from the University of Virginia.
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.
Standardized tests & academic tutoring
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.
Sharon is an extremely highly 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.
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.
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.
Mathematics and Physics instructor
Kiran holds a masters degree in Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park and is currently working on his second masters degree in Computer Science. Aside from being a fantastic math and Physics instructor, Kiran works as a data scientist. Having grown up in the Montgomery County area, Kiran is well acquainted with the MCPS curriculum and the needs of the students in this area.
Jordan holds a bachelors degree in mathematics and a masters degree in secondary education from the University of Maryland, College Park. She is currently a math teacher with MCPS and has been privately tutoring students in math for the past 5 years. Jordan's patient and caring personality goes exceptionally well with her ability to bring out the best in students of all ages and math levels.