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From Loudoun County Virginia…
Founder Vinay Bhawnani was enjoying a demanding career as a technical consultant when he began moonlighting as a math tutor to his nephews. They were so pleased with their outcomes that they began referring friends to Vinay.
Having earned perfect scores on the math sections of the PSAT and SAT, as well as the Math Level II Subject Test, he began teaching his own innovative approaches to breaking down problems with his students.
The overwhelming number of referrals eventually led Vinay to leave his day job and pursue tutoring full time in his hometown of Ashburn, Virginia in Loudoun County. His company, Loudoun Test Prep, has won Best of Loudoun County awards for seven consecutive years…and Vinay and his staff have logged over 50,000 hours of tutoring.
They are now taking their personalized approach to small group test prep and tutoring to the country at large, but they are adamant about maintaining their commitment to excellence in the process.
Today, over 80% of their students continue to come via word-of-mouth.
Meet Our Talented Team
A lifelong mathematician with strong communications skills, Vinay Bhawnani has tutored since 2007 and has worked with more than 5,000 students in middle school, high school, college and beyond. His all-inclusive expertise ranges from Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry to Precalculus, Calculus, and SAT prep. Vinay presents math in an innovative and engaging fashion that most students simply are not exposed to in a traditional classroom setting. Rather than distributing handouts or lecturing from a textbook, he strives to make his lessons both interesting and applicable to the real world. Indeed, for many of his students, math becomes “fun” for the first time.
A 1999 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Vinay majored in Bioengineering and minored in chemistry and mathematics. He also took classes at the prestigious Wharton School of Business. In high school, he achieved a perfect score on the math sections of the PSAT and SAT, as well as the Math Level II Subject Test.
His career has included technical consulting work in New York City and an eight-year position with AOL where he managed billing systems. Locally, he worked as the Technical Director for a startup company and until early 2015, was Director of Product Management and the Research and Development head for a local software development company. Since then, Vinay has dedicated his time at Loudoun Test Prep & PrepSquared to helping students and families succeed. In his “spare” time, he does MORE math and is a huge fan of exotic cars!
Chief Technology Officer
Stephen started his career at Ernst & Young LLP and has over 20 years experience as a management consultant and technology product leader at startups and public companies. He built and managed globally distributed teams, created productive partnerships, and led tech due-diligence for numerous technology acquisitions. He sold and delivered services and products to companies in technology, healthcare, financial services, entertainment, automotive and education industries. Most recently, Stephen was CTO / VP of Product at three innovative SaaS-based product companies using big data, machine learning, mobile and cloud technologies. Check out synaptiq.ai to learn more about another of Stephen’s recent endeavors.
Stephen has a B.S. from Virginia Tech (Go Hokies!). Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his family, hiking with his dogs, and fly fishing.
Senior Strategic Advisor
Julie has worked with PrepSquared™ over the last four years in various strategic capacities. Beyond professional insight, she contributes personal insight from her two sons’ college test prep experiences, as well as from her work as a public school board trustee.
She is the founder of PlanHero™, a popular web-app platform for group organizing. Prior to PlanHero™, Julie led product, marketing, and engineering teams in the aerospace and industrial laser industries.
Julie holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She loves travel and has bungee-jumped in New Zealand and Oregon, crawled under Egypt’s pyramids, been lifted in an elephant’s trunk in Thailand, and ridden in the L’Etape du Tour in France.
Director of Operations & Communications
Cali Moorman has been our Director of Communications and Operations since 2017 after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice at Pensacola Christian College. She creates and maintains all channels of communication between parents, students, tutors, administrative staff, and professional affiliates. She leads the teams responsible for marketing, outreach, and recruitment. Personally invested in the success of each student, each team member, and our purpose as a whole, Cali has a hand in every aspect of PrepSquared™.
Outside of managing our behind-the-scenes operations, Cali enjoys entertaining, fashion, crime show drama, and caring for her fur baby, Mushu the cat.
Program Director – Mathematics
Gio has been with PrepSquared™ since its inception. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama where he majored in mathematics with a concentration in scientific computation. Gio was a National Merit Scholar, and in high school, he earned a perfect score on the ACT and the math section of the SAT, received a 5 on eleven different AP exams, and had extensive experience with many types of standardized testing. Gio also competed for his high school at the Illinois State Math Finals at the University of Illinois during both his junior and his senior years.
A vegan of two years, Gio intends to eventually pursue post-graduate education, and he loves track and field, traveling to places where he can speak Spanish and French, and wreaking havoc on the aux cord.
Program Director – Reading & Writing
Kate has always had a passion for English. In high school, she competed in extemporaneous essay writing competitions and began college level grammar and composition classes two years early. In college, Kate pursued a degree in Professional Writing to further her passion. During this time, she discovered her love for not only technical writing, but also poetry. She has been published in a book of local compilations titled “The Fountain”. Kate began tutoring elementary school students in 2012, eventually tutoring high school students and college students in later years. She has hosted essay writing sessions for college students throughout her college career that continued through graduation.
Apart from tutoring English, Kate enjoys singing for her church, playing soccer, and developing her skills in marketing and advertising. She is working towards a career in copy writing/editing. In the meantime, she values every opportunity to engage students in perfecting their reading and writing skills.
Meghan is a rising college freshman who will, in the fall, concurrently pursue a degree in Nursing at York College of Pennsylvania and work for PrepSquared™. Meghan loves our company, and she does everything from organizing and grading online student tests to communicating with parents to ensure the success of their students. Meghan also manages the proctoring team and always ensures we have enough Starbursts for our students (and instructors).
In high school, she joined a countless number of nationally-recognized Honor Societies and clubs. Also, Meghan competitively ran cross country, track, and swam.
In her free time, Meghan pursues her passions of running trails, exploring the world, cooking vegan dishes, and maintaining her TikTok notoriety!