Semi-private Tutorials ( 3-10 students in each class)

Classes are very small: the range is 3-10 (maximum) students. Students receive 16 hours of instruction. These classes are intensive and thorough. Students are assigned homework which is checked. Student progress is monitored carefully. Content: special attention is given to the reading, writing-language skills and mathematics portions of the SAT and PSAT and ACT as well as the English and Science parts of the ACT….plus the optional essay (SAT and ACT). The course includes a thorough review of math concepts, definitions, and skills. An individualized strategy is developed for each student. Effective reading techniques are taught. Semi-private classes also emphasize, grammar skills, essay writing, and confidence building. Please email Dr. Gagnon DIRECTLY at for fees and other details …or call (410)442-1600, extension 1.

Space is very limited, so please register early.


Each Tutorial provides 16 hours of instruction and take place in either Mount Airy, Maryland, or Cooksville, MD, just off I-70 between Ellicott City and Frederick—-convenient to most communities in Howard, Frederick, Carroll and Montgomery Counties.   During the SCHOOL YEAR tutorials may be scheduled for 6 week nights, or a combination of week nights and weekends.  We offer 3-4 tutorials during the school year:  a FALL, mid-WINTER, and SPRING TUTORIAL.  The schedule for upcoming Tutorials is posted on this web site.

The SUMMER TUTORIAL SCHEDULE will be posted in April. Typically, we offer 4-6 tutorials. Each Summer Tutorial meets Monday through Friday for just one week…..either in the morning or in the afternoon. Some weeks we will offer both a morning section and an afternoon section. Students may select the tutorial that works best for their schedules.

We begin registering students for summer tutorials in MARCH. Tutorials are very popular so they tend to fill early: we can only accept a maximum of 10 students per tutoial. Please register early to secure your space in class.

For more information or to register for the Semi-private Tutorial, please contact Dr. Martha Gagnon via e-mail at Space is very limited, so please register early.

*Sophomores and juniors–please order the Q + A Report (extra fee) for the March, May, October (seniors- no need to order Q and A in fall senior year.).  No need to order Answer Report for June, November or December SAT.  Why?   This report does NOT provide the actual questions.
Order the TIR – Test Information Release (test questions and your answers) for the December, April or June ACT.

Tutorials take place in Mt. Airy, or Cooksville, Maryland. All are taught by Ms. Rebecca Mason and our staff of very qualified math tutors. (Dr. Gagnon and Ms. Mason developed this innovative curriculum.)

UPCOMING TUTORIAL DATES ( Attend all dates listed below) 
February 15    5-7pm         ( Verbal 1 class)
February 17    5-7pm         ( Verbal 2 class)
February 20    10-12pm.    ( Verbal 3  class)
February 24    5-7pm.        ( Math 1 class)
February 27    10-12pm     ( Math 2 class)
March  3          5-7pm         (Verbal 4 Class)
March 6          10 -12pm     ( Math 3 Class)
March 10         5-7pm.        ( Verbal 5 Class)