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At Studyworks, we pride ourselves on hiring the best of the best. A majority of our teachers are full-time educators or business professionals who have a knack for working with students. We employ dynamic teachers who can not only educate, but also entertain.

After going through multiple interviews and background checks, Studyworks teachers receive extensive test prep training. Teachers learn our time-tested curriculum by going through our four-week training program. Our teachers understand the most common mistakes students make on standardized tests and how to avoid the test makers tricks and traps.

Most "school programs" simply hire Math teachers to teach the math subjects and English teachers to teach the verbal subjects, but at Studyworks our teachers focus on test prep strategies that aren't taught in your typical high school classes.

All Studyworks teachers hold a Bachelors degree or higher and have previous teaching experience at either the k-12 or college levels. A majority of teachers hold Masters degrees or higher; we seek experienced teachers and therefore do not hire college students.

DAVID HEBERT

Dave started teaching after retiring with more than 20 years in the US Navy. He holds a B.S. in Engineering from the US Naval Academy and a M.S. in Applied Physics from the Naval Postgraduate School (Monterey Ca). His work on thermo-acoustic refrigeration was published in 1996. During his time in the Navy, Dave specialized in training and education. He was the Commanding Officer of a Reserve Training Center that specialized in teaching hundreds of Sailors and Marines everything from college prep courses to field tactics. Now that he is retired from the Navy, he keeps his hand in military affairs by consulting for the services, leveraging his experience and knowledge of operations and training to help solve current real world challenges. Click here for student comments.

COURTNEY HENKE

Courtney holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Northeast Missouri State University as is a MENSA member. Courtney previously taught math at Lee H.S. in Springfield. As a current author, Courtney's publishing credits include poetry, an article for a math journal, short stories, a screenplay, and four novels for Bantam. Click here for student comments.

FRANK HAMMOND

Frank holds an Advanced Professional Certificate in the State of Maryland for Secondary English, and by No Child Left Behind Standards is considered highly qualified. In the last twelve years, he has worked as both an English teacher and a library media specialist. He has taught all high school grade and ability levels including Advanced Placement, honors, comprehensive, and special education inclusion English classes. He believes that academic rigor and a sense of humor should meet up more than they do. With this philosophy in mind, he tries to make his classes challenging and enjoyable, all at once. His heroes include Sting (a former English teacher), Gandhi, Maria Montessori, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Courtney Henke (another Studyworks instructor). He currently teaches high school English and drama in Maryland, and works at our Fairfax and Vienna locations (with occasional interludes at other Studyworks sites). When not working, Frank enjoys kayaking, running, working on the great American novel, reading, and attending theatrical performances.Click here for student comments.

PAUL KOLESA

Paul has been teaching classes and tutoring students for the SAT and PSAT as well as teaching international business and marketing classes as an adjunct professor in the Washington, DC area. His education includes a BA in Russian Language and History from the University of Rochester, and an MBA and ABD in international business from the George Washington University.   Click here for student comments.

BEN BAHN

Ben holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College, and an M.B.A. from New York University. He is pursuing an M.S. in Information Systems from the University of Maryland. Ben has been an active instructor at several local companies including the U.S. Court of Appeals, and the Government Finance Officers Association, and AOL. He has also been an instructor for Fairfax County Adult Education.  Click here for student comments

PAUL WALSH

Paul is a Latin teacher in Prince William County. He received a B.A. in English and Classical Languages from Fordham University College at Lincoln Center, attended the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome, and has a J.D. from American University. He lives in Reston with his 2 sons and Tibetan Terrier. Click here for student comments.

BRIAN NASH

Brian Nash is a Management Consultant currently working on contract with the FAA. He supports the Professional Training and Development Team, which provides non-technical training to FAA employees. This includes course development, tracking program success through data analysis, and process improvement. He has a BS in Marketing Management from Virgina Tech, and an MBA from the George Washington University. He tutored fellow students and underclassmen at both institutions and has experience providing certification training for the American Lifeguard Association. Click here for student comments.
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Suite 320
Located near Old Town
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