Tutoring Club of McLean
Consistently voted best in its category by Arlington, Northern Virginia and Washington Family Magazine readers, Tutoring Club of McLean provides individualized academic assistance to students of all ages and abilities. “From early learning to college preparation, we are a dedicated and trusted partner for every step of the journey,” says Club Owner Michelle Scott.
Q: How do you measure success?
A: Michelle Scott: It’s all about the students. And success means something different for everyone. Progress is success. When a student aces their first math test, substantially raises their SAT score or when parents tell us they’re no longer arguing with their kids over homework, these are all wins. Our students’ confidence blossoms with every such milestone, letting us know that the work we love so much is truly changing lives. It’s a priceless feeling!
Q: Why do you do what you do? What motivates and inspires you?
A: Katherine Carroll: Growing up, I didn’t think I was very smart because I was “bad at math,” but, studying education in college, I realized I actually loved math. I just had never been taught in a way that worked best for me. Therefore, I relate to many of our students and am passionate about helping them and their parents navigate learning and educational needs and goals. Teaching is not one-size-fits-all. We tailor instruction to meet each student’s needs. Nothing compares to witnessing their confidence flourish when their “aha moments” click.
Q: What’s an example of a time you helped a client you’re particularly proud of?
A: Michelle Scott: Just one?! One of my favorites is when a couple brought in their son, who was struggling in math. He hated it, and it dramatically impacted his self-esteem. He worked so hard with our tutors and, within months, was getting A’s and loving math. I remember how ecstatic his parents were when he said he wanted to be an engineer!