Kara Cashwell, online tutor, math tutor, reading tutor, Virginia, near meI'm Kara Cashwell your tutor extraordinaire! 

live in Northern Virginia in the U.S. and a over of decade of experience in elementary and early childhood education. I began my career as a public school teacher and adored working with young children the classroom setting.  I love teaching and finding new ways to teach critical skills. My favorite moments in teaching are always when an academic conversation inspires curiosity beyond the curriculum. I founded My Rockin' Tutor in 2019. I decided to explore tutoring full time to realign my work to provide focused support to one child at a time. This allows me to cater to their needs in the moment and on a long-term basis which foster faster growth. 

While in college, I studied abroad and was bitten by the travel bug. We traveled to 5 countries in 5 weeks studying the relationships between disabilities and culture, economics, and religion. In all I have now visited Ghana, Dubai, Nepal, Thailand, Canada, Mexico, and The Dominican Republic! I can't wait for my next adventure! While I taught, I kept myself busy learning all that I could about educating young children. Below are a few highlights about my education, experience, and accolades throughout my career.


  • Over a decade of teaching experience specializing in building and reinforcing mathematical reasoning and knowledge, reading for comprehension strategies and building confidence in children.
  • Served many homeschool  families as the lead and subject specific educator 
  • Virginia Professional Teaching License
  • Washington Post Teacher of the Year Nominee, Charles Barrett Elementary (learn more)
  • Master's of Science in Early Childhood Education with a Specialization in Adult Learning
  • Book Club Instructor and active member on the Board of Educators for Spitfire Club (learn more)
  • Bachelor's of Science in Early Childhood Education with a Special Education Endorsement
  • The John F. Kennedy Center's Changing Education Through the Arts (CETA) Certificate of Study Recipient and Demonstration Teacher
  • Former Columbia College Adjunct Instructor- Early Childhood
  • Former University of Virginia and Marymount University Mentor Teacher
  •  Alexandria City Public Schools Professional Development Presenter: Math Fact Fluency
  • Extensive training in instructional delivery for Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science, Special Education and English Language Learning. 
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