"I was pleased to find a study skills class for my daughter as she is about to enter middle school. Organizational skills are difficult for her, and I wanted to give her a head start in learning essential skills before starting 7th grade. The course materials provided by Carolyn are excellent. I was thrilled when I saw my daughter apply her new organizational skills to her out-of-control bedroom. She wrote a clean-up plan, breaking down the the big job into small steps. It is a "work in progress," and she can refer to her work plan so she can keep making progress toward her goal."

-Lori

"I also just wanted to thank you for everything you did for me, I never really got a chance to tell you that. I think of you not only as my teacher, but a friend. The best memories I have with you is when we just sat at your desk talking. You didn’t just teach me how to write a good paper, but you taught me much more important things about life. I really do miss the Monday nights we spent together. I know I would drive you crazy a lot of the time, but you stayed with me and helped me grow into the person I am now. I will always be thankful for the time you gave me."

-Jon Leener, Univ. of Wisconsin

"Carolyn is a tutor that not only helps your kid excel in school, but also your kid loves so much she never wants to stop going."

-Maryalice

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About Me

Carolyn Roth

I recently moved to rural Virginia from Montgomery County, Maryland with my two dogs.

In addition to 25 years’ experience as a tutor and academic coach, I have an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from the University of Michigan, and a Master’s Degree in Special Education from the University of Virginia. I keep pace with new developments in teaching through ongoing postgraduate training.

However, I’m also a professional artist and printmaker, so when I’m not working with kids (or walking my two dogs) I spend much of my time in my studio.

What keeps me coaching? The incredible satisfaction of developing partnerships with kids, and seeing how they thrive when offered help in a way that works for them.

I don’t grade them. I don’t chastise them. I listen to what’s hard, acknowledge their struggle and help them achieve what they truly want to achieve. It’s part tutoring, part coaching, part mentoring and part friendship – and I never cease to be amazed by the wonderful outcomes we can achieve together, even (and especially) with so-called ‘difficult kids’.

Every child, your child, has immense capacity for learning, self-confidence and success. It’s simply a matter of finding the right key to unlock the immense  potential residing within.

That’s what I’m really about.