Academic Tutors

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We are the Practical Prep Tutors.

A Note from the Founder

I started Practical Prep Tutors in 2016 after teaching at the elementary level for nearly a decade. Teaching has always been my passion, but I was searching for a path that would allow me to continue working with students while creating a flexible work environment for myself and my future family. I could never have imagined how the business would grow in a matter of years. It has thrived through two cross-country moves, the birth of my two children, and a surprise global pandemic. Our team of tutors now spans six states and covers nearly all of the significant subject areas. We are proud to serve between 40-50 students at any given time with the following goals for each client:

  • To develop a personalized tutoring approach designed to anticipate students’ needs and steer them towards their academic goals.
  • To provide structured time for strengthening new skills while solidifying underlying concepts.
  • To directly and frequently communicate with parents and classroom teachers to ensure the best possible outcome for each student.
  • To reduce homework and other school-related stress in the household.
  • To present flexible logistical options designed to meet each family’s scheduling needs.

Our tutors are here to help students and parents navigate their academic challenges while celebrating their achievements. Assisting our Practical Prep families brings us a rewarding sense of accomplishment and joy. Thank you for choosing us as partners in your educational journey!

- Katie Ginn, Founder

Meet the Academic Tutors

Katie Ginn

Virtual

Broadway, VA 

Middle & Upper-Level Math

Leslie Whitecoff

In-person & Virtual

Locust Grove, VA

Elementary Language Arts
& Primary Math

Danielle Gerstner

In-Person & Virtual

Wichita, KS

Biology, Chemistry, Environmental, & ACT Science

Eileen Vlamis

Virtual

Halstead, KS 

Upper-Level Math

Jamie Ball

In-person & Virtual

El Dorado, KS

Elementary Reading & Math

Reanne Kuhnke

In-Person & Virtual

Goddard, KS

English, Math, & Special Education Support

Abby Condon

In-person & Virtual

Newington, CT

Middle-Level Math & Special Education Support

Virtual Math Tutor - AJ Wilson

A.J. Wilson

In-person & Virtual

Wichita, KS

Middle & Upper-Level Math
& Physics

Emily Shafer

In-Person & Virtual

Wichita, KS

Chemistry, Physics,
Earth & Space Science

Ashley Watkins

Virtual

Halstead, KS

ACT English, Reading & Writing

Ariana Mansouri

In-person & Virtual

Wichita, KS

Elementary & Middle-Level Language Arts & Math, Upper-Level English, Biology, & Chemistry

Richard Traverzo

In-Person & Virtual

Wichita, KS

Physics, Chemistry, Middle & Upper-Level Math, & ACT/PSAT Math Prep

Scott Bracken

In-Person & Virtual

Towson, MD

Middle & Upper-Level Math

Wallenberg 2019-Tibbitts

Matt Tibbitts

virtual

Arlington, VA

SAT, ACT & GRE, Upper-Level Math, English, & Spanish

Join our Team

In-person & Virtual

Anywhere, USA

Contact us through our form or email us for more info.

Our family cannot say enough great things about this company. We started with our tutor in January 2017 with in-person tutoring for our daughter. We still meet weekly except now we are using FaceTime (Kansas to Maryland). With her vast knowledge, our tutor has built our daughter’s confidence in her various math subjects. Top notch tutoring.

- Lori Benson

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