Garrett Lowe began tutoring in 2000 while slogging through his dissertation and has been at it ever since. He has over 7,000 hours of helping students prepare for college entrance exams as well as a variety of Advanced Placement exams.
A native Washingtonian, Garrett attended St. Albans School and St. Marks School in Massachusetts, before receiving his BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Later, he earned an MA in Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto (14th century literature) and then a PhD in Biology from the University of Maryland (bird migration) – a group of fascinating but highly impractical areas of study. He has recently finished a book on US History designed to be a study guide for the AP History Exam.
Chrissy Casey is our reading and writing specialist. She works with kids from elementary school level through high school. She tutors in the middle school private exams SSAT, ISEE and HSPT. Chrissy comes to us with 15 years of classroom teaching experience. She holds a BS in Sociology from Chestnut Hill College and an MS degree in Secondary Education from St. Joseph’s University. She also has a master’s degree in Theological Studies from Washington Theological Union.
When she’s not cultivating a love of learning with her students, you can find Chrissy out on a hike, in a yoga class or immersed in her own educational endeavors, which recently range from navigating the New York City Subway to discovering the benefits of mindfulness meditation.
Jaclyn Levy received her BA in Dramatic Literature from George Washington University, and an MS in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases (Georgetown). With the ability to both understand and write about terrifying science, she worked as an analyst for several DC think tanks and the US Department of Homeland Security before becoming an editorial associate at the medical journal PLOS ONE.
Jaclyn enjoys helping students find and use their strengths to improve performance on the SAT/ACT, English/Writing, and AP Biology.
Ann has been tutoring in the Washington area for seven years. She is especially fond of helping middle school students learn about math, but also tutors in other subjects as well. She received a BA in Economics from Kenyon College and has alternated between the world of finance and the world of teaching since she graduated (a long time ago). When she is not helping kids prepare for the SSAT or crunch numbers, she is likely to be found in her art studio painting, or out in the woods walking with her two Labradors.
Genevieve McGahey has over eight years of experience as an educator, working with students to help them prepare for standardized tests, as well as on academic and professional writing skills, including at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. A D.C native, Genevieve attended NCS, where she was a member of the Chorister program and recipient of the Koch Fellowship in Expository Writing that provides for a summer of study at Oxford University. She attended Swarthmore College, where she graduated with Highest Honors in History.
A trained classical singer, Genevieve recently completed a M.M at Westminster Choir College where she had the opportunity to perform with ensembles including the New York and Berlin Philharmonics in works including the Brahms Requiem and Bernstein’s Mass. In the D.C area, she can be found singing at the National Shrine and the Washington National Cathedral.