"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."


"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."


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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.