• English, Writing, Reading, History, Test Prep


English, writing, reading, history, SSAT, SAT and ACT prep, French


BA in English Literature with Minor in Education, Virginia Wesleyan College
MA in Creative Writing and 20th Century British Literature, University of South Carolina


Fairfax County: Vienna, McLean, Falls Church, Fairfax, Tysons

About Carole

Carole has tutored for Tutoring For Success since 2005. She likes to establish and build rapport with her students by listening to what they say, remembering their interests and hobbies, and working hard to build trust. She likes to meet students where they are and guide them towards their goals, helping them feel empowered and confident. “It’s amazing when they reach within themselves and realize their potential. It’s a magical moment when a student says, ‘Wow, I can do it!'”

Fun facts about Carole: she loves to sew blankets, quilts, bags, curtains, and hats. She plays tennis, loves Zumba, and enjoys walking the W&OD Trail. She is an animal lover, a cat owner, and mom of two wonderful teenagers.

We get great feedback from Carole’s students’ parents:

“Carole was a tutor for my granddaughter last year; she was a very positive and welcoming person. Jordan learned a lot and did well in her Honors English class at Madison.”

“Carole has been our 10-year-old’s writing tutor for almost two years. She’s an experienced teacher who is knowledgeable about teaching resources. What sets her above other tutors is her ability to bond with our son. She takes personal interest in his life and is able to weave it into his exercises and assignments. She even takes time to connect with him between tutoring sessions. As a result, my son looks forward to working with Carole (on his least favorite subject no less) and often complains that she’s leaving ‘so soon’. His work and confidence has improved. We are indebted to Tutoring for Success for finding such a great match for our son.”