Kate Dalby
Kate DalbyFounder of Inspiring Test Preparation
Kate Dalby graduated Magna Cum Laude from SUNY Albany, with a degree in Spanish/linguistics, and a minor in chemistry; she completed two semesters of post-graduate studies at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Kate, founder of Inspiring Test Preparation, Inc., has been preparing students for standardized tests since 1985. She coaches the HSPT, SSAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT, and TJ Admissions. She also tutors algebra 1, geometry, and essay writing. You can reach Kate by calling 703.203.5796 or by emailing her at kvs@katedalby.com.
Caroline Hesse
Caroline HesseMath and Test Prep Tutor
Caroline Hesse graduated from the University of Virginia with a dual degree in Economics and Computer Science. After working for America Online as a software developer from 1996-2001, she returned to school and completed all required coursework to teach secondary mathematics.

Caroline tutored math and test prep for Kate Dalby for several years before taking time off to stay home with her daughter in 2006. She has been teaching yoga and conducting nutrition counseling since 2011. Caroline has decided to rekindle her love for teaching math and test prep by returning to work with Kate at ITP!

Caroline is available at the McLean office for middle and high school math tutoring as well as ACT, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, HSPT and TJ admissions test preparation.

You can schedule directly with Caroline by calling 703-870-4280 or by emailing Caroline@katedalby.com.

Elisa Hesles
Elisa HeslesSpanish Tutor
Elisa Hesles attended the Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM: Mexican Autonomous Institute of Technology) and received a Dual Bachelor degree in Accounting and Business Administration with Finance major. She moved to the USA 15 years ago and received a Finance Certificate from Massachusetts Bay College. In Virginia, Mrs. Hesles attended the University of Virginia (UVA) and received a Teacher Licensure with Spanish endorsement in 2007 approved by the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL).

She has been teaching Spanish at independent private schools since 2008.  You can schedule directly with Mrs. Hesles at 703.283.0038 or by emailing EHesles@gmail.com.

Cathy Colglazier
Cathy ColglazierEssay Instructor
Cathy Colglazier earned a BA in English from UCLA and a MS in education from the University of Tennessee. She has also completed post-graduate courses at Harvard Graduate School of Education, the University of Montana, and George Mason University. During her 40-year career, Cathy taught at several college preparatory high schools across the United States, including Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and McLean HS (Virginia), Oak Ridge HS (Tennessee), Brookline HS (Massachusetts) Lawrenceville HS (New Jersey), and Rosemead and Mt.Pleasant HS (CA). She was department chair at both TJHSST and McLean HS. After retiring, Cathy began work as a private tutor, specializing in the college application essay and expository writing.

You can schedule directly with Ms. Colglazier at 703.628.2348 or by emailing cccolglazier@gmail.com.

Rebecca Woodhouse
Rebecca WoodhouseSTEM Tutor
Rebecca Woodhouse is a rising third year student at the University of Virginia, studying biomedical engineering with a minor in biology. She was actively involved in her Oakton High School peer tutoring program, and has tutored STEM subjects for the past five years.

Rebecca is available to help with AP Biology, AP Chemistry and AP AB/BC Calculus, as well as SAT2 Subject tests. She is passionate about assisting others to understand the technical details of math and science. You can schedule directly with Rebecca by calling 703-297-0055 or by emailing becwoodhouse@gmail.com