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Who We Are

Hi, and welcome to Tutoring Club of McLean / N. Arlington / Falls Church! Since 2010, we have been passionately serving students of all academic abilities Pre-K through College from schools throughout McLean, Arlington, Falls Church, and neighboring communities around the DMV. Our award-winning TC curriculum provides the resources and opportunity for every student to become a confident, self-motivated learner for life.

What We Do

We teach students how to learn.

At Tutoring Club of McLean, we believe that educators are mentors. Our team works closely with students to get to know them on a personal level because we know that there is much more to academic performance than what happens in the classroom. Individualized support is key, which is why we create a customized game plan to cultivate strong study skills and encourage independent learning. We provide tutoring year-round in all levels of math, sciences, reading, writing, history, languages, study skills, SAT/ACT/ISEE/SSAT/HSPT test prep, and more, as well as guidance in navigating the college applications process. We work closely with our students to monitor their grades via their school’s online grade platforms to help cultivate academic skills for long-term success.

Why We Do It

We are invested in each student’s success.

For us, tutoring is personal. We are deeply committed to long-term academic success that builds lasting confidence and brings out the best in every student. When we hear that a child has moved up from C’s to A’s, or that reading has become a joy instead of a chore, or that a student is no longer receiving F’s, or a high school junior raised their SAT score 300 points after taking our individualized course, we know that our services are changing lives. All of us at Tutoring Club of McLean are proud of the many students who have passed through our center and who we have helped achieve their goals, and we are proud to be a part of this community.

What Makes Us a Great Choice

We are a one-stop solution.

Our award-winning approach gives us the ability and expertise to assist students of all ages and abilities. From executive functioning skills to math and reading basics to AP Physics and beyond, we can provide your student with the dedicated support that they need. Parents and students alike have quickly grown to appreciate Tutoring Club of McLean’s warm, engaging, and nurturing environment, and often commend us on our flexibility, passion, and results.

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Open Hours

  • Sun: Closed
  • Mon: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tue: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Wed: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Thu: 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Fri: Closed
  • Sat: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

1/15 – CLOSED
1/16 – Center closed – online sessions only

7/4-7/7 – CLOSED

8/30-9/2 – CLOSED



6228 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101 US

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Tutoring Club of McLean / N. Arlington / Falls Church, VA
6228 Old Dominion Drive
McLean, VA 22101 US
(703) 237-8886
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Meet Our Team

Driven To Help Your Student Succeed

Michelle Scott

Owner / Director

Michelle is the Owner and Director of Tutoring Club of McLean. She manages the day-to-day operations of the Center and takes a personal interest in each child she meets. As part of the national Tutoring Club organization, Michelle delivers the very best curriculum for students. On top of that, being a local owner allows her to individualize the lessons for each student, to be readily available to parents and students, and to contribute directly to each student’s success. Michelle monitors each student’s progress every step of the way and hires professional, caring, and accomplished instructors who share her passion. A Southern California native, Michelle received her degree from California State University, Long Beach. Michelle has always had a passion for helping people overcome their obstacles and achieve their best. Throughout the years, she has motivated students, friends, family members, and associates of all ages to do so and feels no greater reward than helping others realize their goals. She is a big believer in strengthening her community and in giving back and believes that we can all make a difference in the world in which we live. “I have always wanted to build a business that strengthened my community, ever since I wrote my first business plan when I was in the fourth grade,” Michelle said. That business plan has been preserved over the years and is now framed in the Tutoring Club’s offices. By bringing Tutoring Club to the DC metro area, she is able to share those passions and provide an environment where children succeed and where learning is fun!

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Education & Center Administrator

Karry is a distinguished professional with expertise spanning international education, college consulting, performing arts, and events management. With a dynamic career that has transcended continents, she has harnessed her profound passion for the arts and education to establish herself as an accomplished luminary in her field. Karry earned her MA degree in Arts Management from George Mason University in 2018 after completing her undergraduate degree in Dance Education at The Arts University of Nanjing. Her journey commenced with the founding of 4D-Dance Studio in 2013, followed by the establishment of the nonprofit organization Worldance in 2021. Her artistic influence has graced esteemed venues such as the Kennedy Center, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, George Mason University, Fairfax Arts and Cultural Department, Shakespeare Theater Company, and the National Museum of Asian Arts, among others. Karry’s leadership was exemplified as a Program Director, orchestrating international summer camps catering to over 1500 participants. She has also guided international students through the intricate U.S. college application process into Top universities. Currently, Karry is devoted to K-12 education and STEAM enrichment programs. Her dedication shines through as she continues to offer guidance in GPA management, academics, and college applications, a commitment she has upheld over the past two years.

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Student Success Coach

Amber enjoys helping students meet their goals through thoughtful work and careful planning. She loves the idealism that students bring with them, and she helps students by celebrating successes and brainstorming through difficulties. Relentless optimism, high standards, and knowledge of options are key to her student-centered approach. Originally from Florida, Amber earned her BA in English from the University of Florida. After a year working with AmeriCorps in North Carolina, she went on to earn her MA in English from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. She taught first-year writing at UMass Boston and then went on to complete her Ph.D. in English at George Washington University, where she focused on Victorian literature of the working classes. Between teaching writing and literature and advising, Amber has worked with college students for more than a decade. In her free time, Amber enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family, including two young children (who help keep her running!).

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Lead Instructor / Center Administrator

Harrison graduated from University of Maryland, College Park in 2019 with a degree in Biochemistry. While there, he spent time as a research assistant and as a math and science tutor to students K-12. After graduation, Harrison worked at the NIH in Bethesda aiding with COVID and Tuberculosis research on mice and monkeys, but found that his true passion was working with students. He is excited to return to tutoring and works with students needing assistance in math, science, ACT/SAT/AP exam prep, reading, and writing. When not working with students, you can find Harrison cheering for the Yankees, enjoying some pizza, or hiking the local trails.


Lead Instructor / Enrollment Coordinator

Laura graduated from American University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a minor in Psychology. Growing up in Vienna, Austria, and later moving back to McLean, VA, Laura attended McLean High School where she was on the leadership team of the National Honor Society. Her love for working with and teaching kids stemmed from a young age. Throughout high school, she worked as an assistant at the Sunday School at Temple Rodef Shalom and later worked as a Head Counselor for several years. When she’s not working, you can find her hanging out with friends, trying new restaurants, and traveling!


Lead Instructor / Operations Specialist

Kelly believes in creating a comfortable learning environment for each individual as a way to motivate students and create excitement in learning. Through developing this excitement, students begin to become confident in school, as well as all aspects of life. She is passionate about helping students achieve their academic goals and helping them to develop into life long learners. Originally from Westminster, Maryland, Kelly earned her BS in Psychology from Mount St. Mary’s University, graduating Magna Cum Laude. During her time at the Mount, she was fortunate to be a part of two separate service trips to Honduras, where she spent time building schools and homes, teaching children English, and playing many games of soccer. Having these experiences and seeing the change one can make in the lives of others led her to become a tutor in Philosophy and Psychology while in college. Currently, Kelly is pursuing her MPH in Global Health from George Washington University. One day, she hopes to work on designing and monitoring health programs for people, especially children, in developing countries. When not in class or working, Kelly enjoys experiencing new places, whether it’s locally or around the world. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing soccer, hiking, and catching up on her favorite TV shows.


Lead Instructor / Education Coordinator

During college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Dionne solidified her love for helping children become better people. For the majority of her undergrad career, Dionne was a Health and Physical Education major and decided to jump ships into the world of clinical psychology after teaching a mental health unit at a local high school. Currently, she is a full-time graduate student pursuing her doctorate in clinical psychology. In the past Dionne has provided support and mentoring to many children and adolescents, through church youth groups, supervising a community summer recreational program, private tutoring, lifeguarding, as well as coaching a variety of youth recreational and school sports. In her spare time, you can find Dionne playing recreational league softball, going for a run, doing yoga, or cozying up at home with a good book.



Bill’s life has been focused on teaching and writing. He earned his BA in Philosophy with a minor in Mathematics and English at the University of Illinois, and both his M.Sc. in History and Philosophy of Science and his Ph.D. in Philosophy at the London School of Economics, under the late, great Sir Karl Popper. He taught at the college-level for five years, and then became a homemaker, raising his three children while his wife was a World Bank economist. In 1994, he started the Jewish Institute for Youth & Family, where he taught in religious schools, and developed and published materials on Jewish values for use in his teachings to middle and high schoolers. Bill has also written three published books and countless articles, and has designed a font for sale on Font Bureau. Bill loves to teach and to write and looks forward to making a difference in his students’ academic journeys.



Emma grew up in Great Falls and currently lives in Reston. She attended Mercersburg Academy, a college prep boarding school in Pennsylvania. At Mercersburg, she was a Writing Center Fellow for three years, member of the Cum Laude Society, and president of the Jewish Club. This initial tutoring experience made Emma realize how much she loves helping students achieve their academic and personal goals. She also was a camp counselor at URJ Camp Harlam for several years and loves working with children. She is currently attending George Mason University pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Geography with a minor in Tourism & Events Management. Emma was a shift supervisor and lead trainer at Starbucks and oversaw training for dozens of employees. Currently, she teaches fourth grade Judaics at Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation. In her free time, Emma is hanging out with her friends, family, and guinea pigs, cooking a new recipe, or walking around Reston.



Jacky is a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Boulder where she studied physics and Spanish. She discovered a love for teaching through the Learning Assistant Program at school and is considering going to graduate school for education. In her free time she likes to paint, bake, and game.



Originally from Missouri, Jada has had the privilege of exploring the US and recently lived in Jacksonville, FL, and Syracuse, NY. Jada moved to Arlington in the summer of 2023, and is currently pursuing a mathematics degree with a minor in physics. Her love of algebra led to her interest in a career in math. While in New York, Jada worked with a family-focused non-profit organization for two years, most recently as a Site Coordinator for the youth mentoring program. Prior to that, she was a Youth Empowerment Specialist, where she provided psychosocial counseling to children with mental health diagnoses. She started her time there as a Program Aid at a youth center, creating and participating in fun activities for youth in the community. Emma not only finds joy in working with children, but also with volunteering and discovering new things. When not working, you can find her spending time with her family, or cheering on the Florida Gators.



Jason received his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Salisbury University where he loved tutoring his fellow students. After graduation, he worked for the New Zealand Embassy. It was at the embassy where he discovered his passion for teaching when he became an instructor for new hires. He is currently at Georgetown University pursuing a Master of Professional Studies. When he’s not working in academics, you can find him zipping around the world to complete his goal of seeing all seven continents, which he’ll achieve by the end of 2023!



Jessica is a graduate of New York University, where she studied Mathematics and French. She has spent most of her adult life educating young learners in both classroom and tutoring settings. She is eager to help students with Math subjects, reading and writing, and French language. Outside of TCM, Jessica spends her time rock climbing, reading books, and playing chess.



For years, Joe has held a deep fascination for social studies. This inspired him to pursue a degree in anthropology, a pursuit that he followed at James Madison University for his undergraduate degree. A Northern Virginia native, Joe grew up in Vienna, VA and went to Madison High School where he participated in his school’s varsity crew team. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree at University of Maryland Baltimore County Graduate School. While in school, Joe worked a variety of fun summer jobs – as a sports videographer, as a mascot for Wolf Trap National Park of the Performing Arts, and as an associate at the Vienna Woods Swim and Tennis Club, to name a few. He found his joy for teaching others when he became a student teaching assistant while at JMU. In his spare time, Joe enjoys taking care of his dog, Onyx, and playing video games.



Marilyn recently moved to this area from Puerto Rico where she was a teacher of high school and middle school English in a private school for the majority of the past 28 years. She loved living in the Latino culture and her knowledge of Spanish helped her understand the challenge students faced while writing when their thinking was in two languages. She also worked for Central Texas College teaching the freshman composition course to Air Force National Guardsmen in San Juan. Prior to that, she taught English and Latin in Upstate New York at a suburban high school. She says that even though she has been teaching forever, she is still not ready to really retire! Teaching and working with kids has been her passion for all these years. Marilyn received her BA and MA in Latin from SUNY Albany, another MA in English from Russell Sage College, and did further graduate work at the University of Nottingham in England, an experience which she says changed her life. Another passion of hers is travel; Egypt and Morocco are still on her “bucket list”. She’s more than sampled the other continents and wants to get to North Africa. She loves classical music, opera, the ballet; loves to read and do crossword puzzles; follows professional football and tennis; and, now that she’s closer, has many more opportunities to spend time with her family.



Ryland is currently attending George Mason University as a Systems Engineering major with a concentration in Bioengineering. She has a strong interest in math and science. She was a member of Mu Alpha Theta, or Math Honor Society, in her high school. She found her interest in tutoring by helping her younger brother and classmates with homework. In her free time, Ryland enjoys drawing and listening to music.



Sami has always had a strong interest in math, coding, and problem solving, which led him to pursue a degree in computer science. He is currently attending George Mason University where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. He believes that tutoring makes it possible for him to reach out to students and help them overcome barriers to their academic success while also forming long-lasting bonds. Sami was a member of several honor societies, including Phi Theta Kappa, and served as president of the science and coding club. He also played soccer for various teams throughout high school and college. Sami has been selected to the 2022 All-Virginia Academic Team in recognition of his academic achievements. During his free time, Sami loves to play soccer, explore, and learn new things.



Writesh grew up in Arlington, VA, where he graduated from Yorktown High School. Over the past eight years, Writesh has worked as a math tutor. The most rewarding part of tutoring for him is when students come back and tell him that what he taught them has made a difference in their lives. Writesh earned his Associates in Computer Science from NOVA and is currently enrolled at George Mason University working towards his Bachelors in Computer Science. When Writesh is not at work or at school, he loves playing Dungeons and Dragons, reading fantasy novels, or watching and sometimes even performing stand up comedy.


from TCM parents

Bailey’s ES parent
“Thank you so much for all of your efforts and the tutoring that your staff has provided to E.  She is so much happier and confident in school.”  
Chesterbrook ES parent
“L. has been having a wonderful time at her tutoring sessions. I have seen a great improvement in her reading and comprehension. Huge credit to you and your team.”
Glebe ES parent
“Just to give you some positive feedback - D. got in the car last night after his session and said, "Mom, I am a good reader!"  Thank you so much  for helping his confidence.”  

“C. LOVES Tutoring Club! She is very excited and positive about the experience. Thanks so much for helping!”
Barcroft ES parent
“Thank you so very much for taking him on with such short notice and helping him to soar in knowledge and confidence.  As you know he has had a huge comeback with his grade and we are so very pleased!”
McLean HS parent
“J. has made such great progress this year. In his annual IEP meeting, his teachers were all very positive and happy with his success. Tutoring club has certainly been a part of this.”
Mary Ellen Henderson MS parent

Publications Michelle & TCM Are Featured In

  • Arlington Magazine Profile (link)
  • Tutoring Club Opens in McLean The McLean Connection, January 2010
  • Education Guide Northern Virginia Magazine, August 2010
  • Understanding Skill Gaps Washington Family Magazine, November 2010
  • Local Business Women Shine VivaTysons Magazine, September/October 2011 (link, page 44-45)
  • Tutoring Club of McLean Donates 600 Books to After-School Programs, July 2015 (link)
  • Back to School Basics e-Magazine, August 2016
  • Homework Help, Setting the stage for success Costco Connection, August 2017
  • How To Know When Your Child Needs A Tutor Northern Virginia Magazine, April 2018 (link)
  • Types of Tutoring Northern Virginia Magazine, April 2018 (link)
  • What To Ask A Potential Tutor Northern Virginia Magazine, April 2018 (link)
  • Why Can’t We Let Our Kids Fail? Arlington Magazine, September 2019 (link, page 4)
  • WUSA 9’s Fallout from College Admissions Scam interview on Bruce Johnson’s Off Script regarding the Varsity Blues scandal, 3/13/19 (link)
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