Qualifications & Experience

Educational Consultant/Tutor/Writing Instructor, (2006-present)
Educational coordinator (BA,MA) with many years of experience including work with various families and school communities. This includes primary and secondary levels as well as university work with George Mason, University of Virginia, and other institutions. Work with CORE subjects, specialized programs, practice testing, STREAM, writing partnerships, bilingual education, special needs programs, fundraising, and online work.

My online work with students includes areas of the DMV, Texas, and CA. This includes work with Palos Verdes Unified School District, Mountain View Whisman School District (new), Austin Independent School District (new), Fairfax County (VA), Loudoun County (VA), Montgomery County (MD), and other areas. This work follows the state standards for each area, the key assigned curriculum, and when needed/approved sharing curriculum resources and practice tests for students. This includes: VA SOL, Texas STAAR, and CA Smarter Balanced.

 *Writing partnerships: Have cultivated partnerships with students, schools, and/or organizations including NASA, PBS Kids, Dupont, Young Writers of America, Skipping Stones, LCPS special award with fire department, FCPS special NASA teleconference.

 *Practice tests: Work with best practice tests for VA SOLS/Pearson, Fxat/Cogat (top scores in three schools), WISC (top score), ACT practice, ACT Aspire, SHSAT/SSAT, PSAT-NMQST, SAT, and other areas.
 *Advanced math: Practice materials for IOWA, VA SOLS/Pearson, Big Ideas Math, and IXL.

 *Math advocate for students in VA.
VA State and Nationwide advocate for students for current practice tests. There has been reform in VA as well as key reform on practice tests nationally.

 *STREAM: Work with placement for students in STREAM schools including TJHSST, Chantilly High School, AET, NJ private, elementary STEM program, and other areas.
 *AP work and advocacy: Key format/template for essay work with AP World History, AP US History, AP English.
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For MVWSD, District Program: Ms. Carolyn provides 48 hours for any cancellation.
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Cancellation Policy (for Independent families): Standard 24 hour cancellation policy please, except in emergencies

Education

1992

Northeastern University

STREAM (Applied Anthropology/Education/Languages/Proposal Development

Degree

1992

Masters

Subjects

Math

Algebra 1
Common Core
Elementary Math
Geometry
Linear Algebra
Prealgebra

Test Preparation

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science
PSAT
SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing
SSAT
STAAR

ACT

ACT Writing
ACT Math
ACT Reading
ACT Science

SAT

SAT Math
SAT Reading
SAT Writing

English

English (K-8)
Essay Writing
Grammar
Reading & Comprehension
Phonics
Proofreading
Study Skills
Vocabulary

Science

Anthropology

Social Studies

Anthropology

Language

Spanish

Carolyn ’s Rating

5.0
5.0
Articulation
5.0
Proficiency
5.0
Punctuality

Reviews

ACT Reading
Estefania G.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Carolyn is very professional, she knows very well how to help my daughter with her ACT test explaining her what she needs to improve to achieve her goal. I'm glad to have Carolyn as my daughter's tutor. Erika Palacios

a month ago
Estefania G. reviews Carolyn Murphy
Elementary Math
Kristi M.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Thank you!

2 months ago
Kristi M. reviews Carolyn Murphy
Reading & Comprehension
Kristi M.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Thank you!

2 months ago
Kristi M. reviews Carolyn Murphy
Algebra 1
Sri R P.
5.0 Articulation
5.0 Proficiency
5.0 Punctuality

Ms. Carolyn is an Awesome tutor!

2 months ago
Sri R P. reviews Carolyn Murphy