Archive for August, 2008


Brambleton Merchants: Fall 2008 Retail, Restaurant, and Specialty Services Lineup

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Looking for information about the Brambleton community in Ashburn, Virginia? Click HERE to take a tour of Brambleton, Northern Virginia’s high tech residential and commercial planned community.

If you are new to the area or simply curious about the growth of the Brambleton Town Center plaza since its opening, check out the links below for more information about any one of Brambleton’s Dulles Technology Corridor amenities.

BRAMBLETON. It’s about quality of life and joyful living.



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Tri-Ed Tutoring Helps Prepare Students for October 2008 SAT’s and reminds Parents to Register

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Excerpt from eblast (below) with courtesy reminder to students in the Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Alexandria, and Arlington to visit and schedule their last minute vocabulary, critical reading, formal academic essay writing, SAT vocabulary, and SAT Review preps NOW–let a professional tutor help coach you through to improve your score.

This is just a friendly reminder to register for the upcoming October SAT®. We encourage you to sign up today so you aren’t scrambling right before the deadline of September 9, 2008. You’ve taken the PSAT/NMSQT®. Smart move. It gives you a leg up. Now is the time to take the next step and register for the SAT.

You might also like to know that when you register online at, you can get free practice materials including an Official SAT Practice Test and The Official SAT Question of the Day™ email. It’s a great site where you’ll find lots of useful information to help ensure your SAT experience is a positive one.

THERE ARE ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT TO REGISTER, so click here and sign up today. Remember, the SAT is the one test that shows colleges what you know and what you know you can do.”
SAT Test Date:
Registration Deadline:
October 4, 2008
September 9, 2008

Brambleton Announces New LOUDOUN COUNTY TRANSIT SHUTTLE Bus for Passengers Making Stops Along Ashburn Farm Parkway

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Excerpt from Brambleton’s FRIDAY FLASH, the electronic weekly newsletter distributed to all Brambleton Residents…

Ashburn Farms Shuttle – On September 2, 2008 a new service will be offered to LC Transit Commuter Bus Passengers from the Ashburn Farms area.  In an attempt to alleviate the overcrowding at Dulles North, a shuttle bus will run during the morning and evening commuter bus operation hours between the Dulles North Transit Center and Ashburn Farms.  This community is the origination point for the highest number of commuter bus patrons. The shuttle will make three stops along Ashburn Farm Parkway:

  • Parkhurst Plaza – Summerwood Circle & Ashburn Farms Parkway
  • Crossroads United Methodist Church – the gravel satellite lot that is located across the street from the church.
  • Claiborne Parkway at Belgreen Drive – this is a walk to location.  There is no parking lot available.

Operating the shuttle buses in this densely populated area will allow some riders to leave their cars at home and walk to the pickup points. A $1.00 per trip fare will be charged for the shuttle service.   For more information, please click on the following link.


USO of Metropolitan Washington Benefit in Baltimore County, Maryland September 6, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

“Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops” is a charity fund raising benefit helping to raise funds for the USO of Metropolitan Washington and demonstrating a public show of support for our active duty troops, military heroes, and veterans.

Saturday September 6th, 2008, Maserati of Baltimore is hosting a full day of events with the help of key sponsors Signature Flight Support (the company who anchors all the private jet flights in and our of the BWI airport and partner terminals around the world) and Chapin Davis (a company providing investment management services throughout the Chesapeake Bay area and greater Baltimore Washington regions).

Cars, food, music, competitions… what could possibly be more All-American than exotic car or old-fashioned automobile loving driving and tailgate parking enthusiasm?

With many local Maryland, DC, and Virginia business sponsors participating, the festival is sure to be a welcome haven for all exotic car lovers seeking to help provide moral support to all our servicemen. In addition, all community spectators are welcome. There is no charge for spectator or guest admission to the grounds. Food and beverages will be available for sale throughout the day with a portion of the proceeds form all participating benefiting the USO Metro.

If you are a soldier or military veteran, please contact us for complimentary VIP Passes by clicking HERE.


Passport Road Rally through Baltimore County: 10am-1pm, light breakfast and returning sweet treats for two provided with $25 cost of entry minimum donation (80 cars, by reservation or first come first serve on morning of event, check in begins at 9am, orientations at 10am, 10:30, 11:00, 1 hour 30 minute fun run)

Juried Car Show (competition): 2pm-6pm on site, gourmet lunch items or appetizers and sweet treats for two provided with $50 minimum donation cost of entry. SPACE IS LIMITED (first 80 cars with advanced reservations taking on-site parking priority)

“Cruise In” Short Term On-site Display For Named Owners and Internet Photo (non-competition): 2pm-6pm on site thirty minute to one hour parking with $25 minimum donation (or for longer periods in adjoining off site public lots as overflow tailgating lots with $10 minimum donations to the USO Metro). All “car show cruiser” donations will be provided with a coupon for 2 free beverages and 2 hot dogs from the Chapin Davis “American Grill”.

“Best of Show for the USO”: 6pm-7pm live auction items and CROWD FAVORITE awards. The top ten cars evaluated by our team of car show judging professionals will be competing for spirit awards as crowd favorites. Maserati of Baltimore fully intends to promote not only the most glamorous or sensational cars on display, but to give the opportunity for owner and family spirit to come into play. Therefore, come one come all dressed or decked out in your most grad vision of a patriotism display. We want all of Baltimore county to see our guests and visitors coming and going in the most exotic red-white-and blue fashions that day.






EDITORS NOTE: If you only have an hour to spend, the “Cruise In” option is absolutely the way to go… Show off your luxury automobile, antique classic vehicle, custom ride, or classic muscle car at the MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS festival and have your car and show pic displayed online to support those troops serving far away from home.

And, if the weather is too bad for you to arrive safely or you just can’t make it because of your hectic schedule that day or other travel plans that weekend, CLICK HERE to donate directly to the USO Metro.

Maserati of Baltimore is located at 1628 York Road in Lutherville Timonium, a part of Baltimore County, Maryland (21093) easily accessible using I-695

New Residents Bringing Waves of Students to Northern Virginia School Systems Hire Private Tutors to Ease Academic Transitions

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Are you new to Northern Virginia’s DC Metro area and looking to Hire a Private Tutor for yourself or your incoming student??? If so, consider working with one of the areas most prestigious tutoring agencies in the Virginia and Baltimore-Washington regions, Tri-Ed Tutoring.

Tutoring Northern Virginia

Tri-Ed Tutoring, LLC hires tutors and teachers to work with students from public schools, private schools, home school programs, and colleges in the following Northern Virginia areas, communities, and regions. Offering small group rates, family discounts, and reasonable tutoring package plans, we have a “pocketbook friendly” tutor available for all your academic needs.

We hope this guide will be also be helpful learning the way around our area–and that posting by county and community, we make navigating our region a bit more easy! Local residents already know that Tri-Ed Tutors come to you (meeting at you home, a public library, bookstore, coffee house, or WIFI friendly hotspot anywhere around the DC Metro region). We hope to see you out and about in the community soon!

Tri-ed Tutoring works with students from…

Fairfax County includes the following towns and municipalities: Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Clifton, Fairfax, Fairfax Station, Falls Church, Great Falls, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Oakton, Reston, Springfield, and Vienna. Fair Oaks is a large area in the region.

Loudoun County includes the following areas: Ashburn, Dulles, Leesburg, Lovettsville, Potomac Falls, Purcellville, South Riding, and Sterling. Brambleton, Broadlands, Belmont Country Club, Cascades, Loudoun Valley, and Lansdowne are large community areas in the region.

Arlington County has no separate municipalities, but has several unique areas, including: Rosslyn, Clarendon, Ballston, Crystal City, Shirlington.

Alexandria is an independent city, not a county. Some of the areas in Alexandria include include: Old Town Alexandria, Del Ray, Rosemont, Landmark, and Cameron Station.

Prince William County includes the following areas: Bristow, Dale City, Dumfries, Gainesville, Haymarket, Lake Ridge, Manassas, Woodbridge.
Stafford County is host to the city of Fredericksburg. History buffs love this area. Quantico Marine base is also located in the Stafford County area.

How can we help you? Our teachers and tutors come to you.


Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops Festival Saturday September 6, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008
Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops Exotic Car Show T-shirt Art

Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops Exotic Car Show T-shirt Art

“Maserati of Baltimore Rally for the Troops” on September 6, 2008 has replaced an event canceled by Event promoters Dave Born and Jonathan Kendall (“The Concorso: Celebrating the Art of the Automobile”). Maserati of Baltimore, Signature Flight Support, and Chapin Davis Investment Management services have stepped up to reorganize with Kae Davis to host and event raising money for the USO of Metropolitan Washington and to demonstrate a public outpouring of support for men and women serving in the US Armed Forces. Visit for more information about attending segments of the full day festival event as donors or to contribute as event sponsors.

Loudoun County Dulles technology Corridor Kids EXCEL with Private Residential Tutoring

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tri-Ed Tutoring offers Virginia and DC Metro Area Students Private Tutoring Services One-on-One

In a class of 25 students, it can be easy to get lost. One-to-one tutoring gives your student the individualized instruction he or she needs to succeed.

Tri-Ed Tutoring, LLC offers one-to-one tutoring services for grades K-12 in a variety of subjects including math, science, language arts, social sciences, and foreign languages. Our tutoring services generally help students with their current classroom curriculum by helping them understand the lessons and prepare for tests and quizzes. We can also work with a student to improve his or her study skills, organizational skills, and test taking. We work with your schedule to find a time and location that is convenient for you. Our tutors can meet in your home, at local libraries, or other public locations. Take a look at the subjects below to see what we offer.


Languages (ESL, ESOL, Foreign Language Studies):

Many of our language tutors are either native speakers or have had study abroad experiences in order to fully immerse themselves in their secondary or tertiary foreign language. They can help a student become more conversational and better understand the grammar involved with learning a foreign language. Languages include:

* Spanish * French * German * Latin * ESL

Language Arts:

Reading is one of the most important areas in education. If a strong foundation in reading is not achieved in the early elementary grades, it can often affect other content areas, such as science and social studies, as well as a student’s self confidence. As students continue in school, the ability to convey one’s message through writing becomes a critical part of the curriculum. Our language arts tutors are aware of the key components of literacy necessary to help students at any level. A tutor can help a beginning reader sound out words or assist a high school senior with his or her college application essays.

Services include:

* Reading Assessment * Phonological Awareness (Such as rhyming) * Phonics * Vocabulary * Comprehension * Fluency * Literature * Grammar * Creative Writing * Technical Writing * College Essay Prep


At 9:37am, two trains start traveling in opposite directions. If Train A is traveling at a rate of 46km/hr and Train B is traveling at a rate of 29km/hr, at what time will they be exactly 32km apart? Does this problem still make you shudder with fear? Do you get a migraine from just the sound of those two dreadful words…geometric proof? If so, you understand your student’s frustration with math. Math is the type of subject where having a gap in knowledge greatly affects all subsequent math and many science courses. A weak foundation in basic arithmetic leads to difficulty in basic algebra. In turn, this leads to difficulty in higher levels of math, as well as chemistry and physics classes. From learning basic math facts to finding derivatives, a tutor can help a student see that math can and does make sense.

Mathematics Services include:

* Basic Math * Pre-Algebra * Algebra I and II * Geometry * Trigonometry * Pre-Calculus/Math Analysis * Calculus * Statistics

Other Services:

Our tutors can help your student in a variety of other areas related to Special Education, including teaching the practical behavioral steps necessary to improve academic performance, to help overcome mild to moderate learning disability challenges, and to give all students (from special needs to Gifted and Talented students) hands on time practicing the basic study skills we help to teach.

Our private tutors are trained and available to assist with the following:

* Organizational skills * Study/Note taking skills * General homework help


The love of science is a lifetime learning journey. In general, students truly enjoy science at the elementary age. It is a source of fascination as young students begin to make sense of the world around them. As students continue in science, it becomes more technical, abstract, and math-based. This can make the subject matter difficult for students. Our tutors are available to cover a wide range of subjects.

Scientific Discovery Tutoring and Enrichment Services include:

* Life Science * Earth Science * Environmental Science * Biology * Chemistry * Physics * Anatomy

Social Sciences:

Human culture is based on the art of exchanging thoughts from person to person, year to year, throughout eras, and being able to reflect and look back as people in such a way that our respective cultures are able to improve. Social sciences generally demand a combination of reading comprehension, memorization, and writing skills. A tutor can help students pick out the main ideas from the material and synthesize the amount of information given.

Social Science Comprehension and Mastery Services include: * History * Government * Psychology * Sociology * Civics * Humanities [college level, enrichment] * Philosophy [college level, enrichment]

For information about signing up this year for private tutoring services, please visit or email contactus@tri-edtutoring. Our tutors are ready and waiting to help your child’s academic experience and performance improve.