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Krista Irish
Academic Tutor • Test Prep Expert • Independent Educational Consultant



Krista Irish has over fifteen years of academic tutoring and 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. Krista is currently pursuing an Independent Educational Consultant Certificate from the University of California at Irvine.

Finally, Krista is the Vice President of Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources (WISER), a unique interdisciplinary organization for professionals who work in fields that serve students and individuals with learning and accessibility needs in the DC metropolitan area.



Academic Tutoring. Test Prep. College Planning.

Krista Irish Consulting offers individualized academic tutoring, standardized test prep, and college planning services to diverse learners living in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond. We work with students online via video conferencing platforms, such as Zoom or Google Meet.  Emphasis is placed on strengthening self-efficacy, minimizing anxiety, and maximizing performance.

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Strengthen Self-efficacy

We help students reach their academic potential. Areas of expertise include higher math, reading comprehension, study skills, organization, time management, and avoidance coping strategies. Krista has extensive experience helping overwhelmed students gain the skills and confidence they need to achieve their goals.

Adult Students


A Comprehensive Approach

Services include instruction for the GRE, 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 preferences, academic and extracurricular schedule, and ultimate score goals. Krista can help students with documented learning disabilities apply for accomodations.

College Students


Aspire and Achieve

The college application process should not be overwhelming. Services include assistance with the college search process, essay topic selection, essay editing, organization and time management, and scholarship research. An initial complimentary parent phone call or online meeting is recommended to explore student needs, discuss parental expectations, develop realistic goals, and determine fit. All sessions are charged at an hourly rate.



Serving students in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and beyond.


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