Jennifer Georgia, Ph.D.

Jennifer grew up in Montgomery County, attending Holton-Arms School, where she was captain of the “It’s Academic!” team, and scored 800 on the Verbal portion of the SAT (one of 27 students to do so out of a million tested that year). She graduated magna cum laude from Princeton, and then got her Ph.D. in English from Harvard, where she also worked as a Teaching Fellow in writing, 18th century literature, feminist literary theory, and the history and structure of language.  After earning her doctorate, she turned down a professorship to go live in England, where she became a speechwriter, producing talks on everything from women and world peace to endangered oceans that have been delivered at the White House, before Congress, at the UN, and at universities and conferences around the world. Jennifer is not quite as serious as she sounds, however.  In addition to speeches, she is writing a series of mystery novels.  She has kids of her own with very different learning styles, one at Princeton, the other an independent video game designer.  She likes memes, Marvel movies, cool science, theater and digital art 

 
 

Heather McGrath

Heather has worked for Bass Educational Services as a tutor since 2011. She has a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University and a Master's degree in Counseling from The George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development. Heather enjoys working with young adults and helping them realize their full potential. In addition to her years of tutoring experience with Bass Educational Services, Heather has extensive experience working with adolescents and young adults as a vocational and mental health counselor, executive function coach, and mentor in various settings. 

 
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Evan Rodbell

Evan Rodbell is a data scientist at Deloitte Consulting LLP who focuses on report automation and enterprise strategy. For the past three years, he's had the great opportunity to tutor students for the SAT with the goal of empowering them to feel more confident in their studies and reveal their full potential. He studied at Johns Hopkins University and received bachelor's and master's degrees in Mechanical Engineering. During his time at university, he held a teaching assistant role where he developed students' professional writing skills. Evan is a clear communicator who strives to create a comfortable atmosphere ideal for learning.

 
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Chris Batterden

Chris has over 2 years of experience in tutoring and mentoring DC area students. Chris possesses a strong foundation in both English and Math which he uses to effectively engage and prepare his students for their upcoming exams. Chris has a Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia University and is currently a technology consultant for the federal government. Chris enjoys sports and spending time with his family and friends in his spare time.   

 
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Diane Lawrence, Ph.D.

Diane grew up in Montgomery County and attended Seneca Valley High School. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a B.A. in Psychology and Biological Sciences, and then got her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester. She pursued research on infectious diseases, immunology and mind-body connections, and she now provides scientific guidance to researchers trying to improve their grant applications and get funded for their work. She especially enjoys encouraging younger researchers and helping them find career development opportunities. In addition to spending time with her family, Diane enjoys puzzles, reading, hiking, and martial arts in her spare time.