Dream scores and dream schools aren't out of reach.

Not with ACT/SAT prep that works with your high schooler's brain instead of against it.

  • Unlimited one-on-one lessons

  • Weekly small group check-ins

  • Anxiety and discipline coaching

Most Neurodiverse Kids Think They Can't Test Well

They know that the test they're taking wasn't designed with them in mind.

Test prep for students with learning differences requires a special approach.

Many students (and their parents) are surprised to find that they aren’t scoring as high as they thought they would on standardized tests.

For many students with learning disabilities, test prep isn’t as easy as buying a prep book and working through it.

Many tutors aren’t trained to work with kids with learning differences, and the speed-based strategies they teach don’t work for

Test prep for students with learning differences requires a special approach.

Many students (and their parents) are surprised to find that they aren’t scoring as high as they thought they would on standardized tests.


My background in disability studies and my decade of experience working with students who don’t fit a traditional mold gives me an advantage here.

I use every tool at my disposal (cognitive assessment, past test scores, IEPs, parent interviews, and close observation, to name a few) to better understand the student. This deep and personal understanding of how the student thinks and feels allows me to meet them where they are and only focus on what works for them.

How I Teach Students To Study

Building Confidence

When we focus on just one or two improvements each meeting, students can see a score increase every single week, so they know they can succeed.


Accepting only four students per test date allows me to keep close track of their progress and make sure every assignment is done.

Universal Design for Learning

We can't change what's tested by the ACT & SAT, but I can adapt my instruction to each student's needs. My curriculum is built on UDL standards.


Average SAT Score Increase in 2023


Average ACT Score Increase in 2023

What The Families I Serve Are Saying

Case Studies

I've worked with hundreds of students over the past decade. Here are a few recent programs that I think give a good idea of results you can reasonably expect when we work together.

How R.R. Went from a 1500 SAT to a 1540 SAT with Just One Session

Perfectly Average Results: +5 Points on the ACT, Tested Once, Done

How to Get Started

I offer all students a comprehensive assessment to help us discover which test you should take and how much prep you should plan on doing to reach your goal score. It includes:

  • 1-hour cognitive assessment to identify your strengths and growth areas

  • Your learner profile, full assessment results, and ACT vs SAT comparison chart

  • 45-minute consultation to go through your results and my recommendations

  • A personalized week-by-week study plan to take you until the test (whether we work together or not)

Every student interested in working with me should start with this assessment package. This is also a great offer for anyone who isn't necessarily interested in tutoring, but just wants to know which test they should take and how much prep they should do.

If you were referred here by friends, family, or an educational consultant, you qualify for 50-100% off this assessment. Get in touch with me directly at the number I provided to whoever referred you to skip the line.


What are your rates?

All my test prep students start with an assessment + 45m consultation + study plan package, which costs $197. Referrals from past clients and education professionals are eligible for 50%-100% off.

Each test prep program varies widely based on the student, because I offer unlimited sessions: as many as you need to reach your goal score. That means that the hourly rate each family pays is extremely variable, and I'm hesitant to list anything here as I don't want to set any kind of expectation--low or high.

Do you only work with neurodiverse students?

I also work with neurotypical students if we are a good fit.

Most, but not all, of my students have learning differences of some kind. About two-thirds of my current students (as of January 2024) have what we would call a "learning disability".

Most of the remainder are what we would call "gifted" kids. The common theme is students who don't learn at their best in a traditional classroom and who would benefit from instruction that is more personalized to their preferences.

Which learning differences do you have experience with?

I have extensive experience working with autistic students, and about half of my students at any given time, on average, are autistic.

Many of my students also present with a combination of an attention disorder (ADD/ADHD) and a processing disorder (like dyslexia or dyscalculia).

I have less experience working with students who identify as disabled in other ways, but have worked with students with cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injuries, and deaf people. I am looking to develop my expertise more in these areas and am willing to lower my rates to compensate for my lack of experience when compared to the hundreds of other students I've worked with without these disabilities.

Do you offer in-person lessons, or only virtual?

I am happy to travel to meet you in-person in the Charlottesville, VA area. The remainder of my lessons are conducted virtually via Zoom and other software tools I use to enhance my instruction.