Krista Irish, Educational Consultant
Krista Irish has over fifteen years of educational consulting experience. After graduating from the Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science Magnet Program at Montgomery Blair HS in Silver Spring, Krista was a Banneker/Key Scholar at the University of Maryland at College Park. Before founding Krista Irish Consulting, LLC in 2019, Krista served as the Senior Program Director at MLS Educational Consultants for 12 years, worked as an SAT/ACT/GRE instructor at the Princeton Review for 3 years, and served as the Head Diving Coach at The George Washington University for 4 years. In addition, Krista earned Parent to Parent Teacher certification from CHADD in 2013 and a College Counseling Certificate from the University of California at San Diego in 2015.
Academic Tutoring. Test Prep. College Planning.
Krista Irish Consulting offers individualized academic tutoring, standardized test prep, and college planning services to students living in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond. We work with students at convenient locations or via video conferencing platforms, such as Skype or Google Hangouts. Emphasis is placed on strengthening self-efficacy, minimizing anxiety, and maximizing performance.
We help students reach their academic potential. Areas of expertise include higher math, reading, study skills, time management and organization, and avoidance coping strategies. Krista has extensive experience helping students who feel frustrated gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals.
STANDARDIZED TEST PREP
A Comprehensive Approach
Services include one-on-one instruction for the ACT, SAT, PSAT, SSAT, ISEE, and HSPT that minimizes anxiety, inspires confidence, and maximizes performance. An individualized program is designed based on the student’s testing history, learning style, academic and extracurricular schedule, and ultimate score goals. Krista can help students with documented learning disabilities apply for accomodations.
Aspire and Achieve
The college application process should not be overwhelming. Services include assistance with the college search process, essay topic selection, essay writing, organization and time management, and scholarship research. An initial parent phone call or meeting is recommended to discuss student needs, develop realistic goals, and determine tutor fit.