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Potomac Education Center


The PEC Approach

The Potomac Education Center offers a tutorial program expressly designed to meet today’s challenges in standardized testing. We provide one-on-one tutoring for the PSAT, SAT and ACT. The individual needs of each student are carefully assessed and strategically addressed. Each student’s program is customized to meet his or her specific needs and includes a unique mix of reviewing academic material, remedial instruction, and test-taking strategies specific to the SAT and ACT.

The PEC Story

The Potomac Education Center was founded in 1997 to provide high-quality test prep that would maximize local students’ entrance exam scores. Originally a corporation run by Penny Heltzer, Founder and Director and Ferne Levine, Assistant Director, the PEC is now a cooperative of highly qualified educators with advanced degrees and years of expertise. Our tutors teach proven test-taking strategies that have been developed and refined to reflect the ever-changing competitive environment.  Our students benefit from our individually customized curricula, reaching their greatest potential and gaining confidence.


What: A full diagnostic Digital SAT that the student completes by computer. This is now the NEW STANDARD PRACTICE from College Board. This mock test will help determine if the SAT is the correct standardized test for your student. This is a highly informative first step in the test prep process.

With the major revisions to the SAT that have been implemented in March 2024, it is important to evaluate this new digital form of testing.

Who: Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors

Where: Wootton High School Room 183

When: Sunday, March 10, 2024, at 9:00 am

Fee: $20 

The mock test will provide critical information to begin the college application process. After scoring the tests, the Potomac Education Center will schedule a private, complimentary 20-minute Zoom conference for each family. Conferences will be held on Tuesday, March 12th and Wednesday, March 13th, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm with Math and Verbal tutors who will discuss the test results and answer prep-related questions.

Registration is limited to the first 30 students.  Please sign up by March 5th to reserve your spot. Registrants will receive additional confirmation and details.