• (434) 296-5111
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  • (703) 288-2808

Northern Virginia

Annie Burnquist


A Boston native and University of Pennsylvania alumna, Annie has been with GLC from the very beginning in 1998. Under her leadership, GLC has grown into a local leader for academic support and test prep, helping thousands of students in Northern Virginia and Charlottesville become better, more confident learners. Each school year, Annie hosts Parent Nights and other informative presentations on important topics like the college essay and making the right standardized testing choices.

Annie and her husband Eric are the proud parents of three wonderful boys, who make sure that there is never a dull moment. As GLC’s original employee, Annie has seen the SAT change, the ACT grow in popularity, and former GLC students become star GLC tutors after excelling in college.

Erin Doyle

Director of Operations

Erin is a Cleveland native and an alumna of Notre Dame, majoring in Biology. She joined GLC in 2011, and has a well-earned reputation for helping students build confidence and stay organized. As GLC’s Director of Operations, Erin helps ensure that each school year runs smoothly from start to finish.

Erin studied abroad in Perth, Australia during college. She has a photographic memory for GLCers’ favorite Chipotle orders, a power she uses only for good. Erin fulfills one of McLean's most hallowed traditions: organizing everything in an immaculate Franklin Covey planner.

Sana Ekbatani

Director of Great Falls
Sana Ekbatani

Phone: (703) 759-3624

Sana joined the GLC team in 2015 after spending several years teaching in local public schools and managing a successful after-school enrichment program. She is a proud Northern Virginia native and graduate of George Mason University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Biology and a master's degree in Education, specializing in curriculum and instruction. Her academic background and extensive experience with both students and parents should prove valuable as she helps Great Falls families find the right academic support.

In her spare time, Sana is a major travel buff, having visited exciting locales including India, Singapore, Mexico, Iran, and England. Sana is also known for her photographic memory, a skill she promises only to use for good around the office.

John Andreae

Director of Recruiting
John #1


John hails from Chattanooga, Tennessee, and is an alumnus of Washington University in St. Louis. Since arriving at GLC in 2011, John has used his wide-ranging expertise to help students with everything from Latin to AP Calculus. He brings an infectious energy and enthusiasm to his work that puts students at ease and ensures that each session is productive.

John was Beta Theta Pi’s New Member Educator in college, a role that has equipped him well to coordinate GLC’s recruiting efforts. He is known as one of the loudest tutors in GLC’s Northern Virginia history, and enjoys karaoke whether a song is playing out loud or just in his head as he walks through the office. John was instrumental in the implementation of Tuna Melt Mondays during the 2013-14 school year.

Sarah Yang

Director of McLean
Sarah Yang

Sarah hails from California and brings a distinct west-coast character to GLC since joining the team in 2017. After graduating from UCLA with a degree in English, Sarah ran a successful tutoring and test prep company outside of LA, where she helped hundreds of high school students develop study plans to achieve their goals. Sarah’s passion is matching individual students with the right tutors and programs that will allow them to achieve academic success.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys going to musicals, eating chocolate, and drinking coffee, though not always at the same time. Sarah’s childhood dream was to work as a Penguin Trainer at Sea World, but GLC is lucky that her career path led her to education instead (and that she doesn’t toss us fish for doing a good job).

Ife Salako

Community Outreach Director

Ife is a Milwaukee native and an alumna of Washington University in St. Louis, where she majored in Spanish and International Studies. She is one of GLC’s foreign language experts, with knowledge of Spanish, Yoruba, and Arabic. Ife’s students give her rave reviews for her patient, nurturing attitude.

During college, Ife studied abroad in Valparaiso, Chile. There, she learned about topics like social justice, cultural identity, and community development. During the 2013-14 school year, Ife worked at the McLean Old Firehouse Center each Monday as part of a GLC group.

Matt White

Senior Associate Director
Matt White

Matt majored in History at the University of North Carolina, and had several years of classroom teaching experience for elementary, middle, and high school students before coming to GLC in 2012. In his time at GLC, Matt has earned rave reviews for his ability to keep sessions fun and help students avoid stress as they approach tests and deadlines.

At UNC, Matt was an intramural sports referee, experience that helps keep him composed even when the clock is running and emotions are charged. Over the past several years, he has helped update and improve GLC's in-house SAT curriculum, ensuring that students receive the most engaging and relevant content in our classes and private sessions.

Jackie Davis

Senior Associate Director

Jackie is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and speaks six languages including French, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, and Spanish. She loves to teach both the humanities and the sciences, including subjects like Biology, Physics, and AP Calculus. Moreover, Jackie has helped her students achieve their score goals on standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and SSAT.

Jackie has also taught math, Mandarin, and French in the Loudoun County Public School system. Her classroom experience has helped her recognize the many ways students learn, which is why she tailors her lessons to each student. She regularly reaches out to students’ teachers and parents and is determined to give her students the tools they need to succeed.

Thanks to her experience as a Girl Scout and professor's assistant, Jackie feels like she has never stopped teaching. She loves to travel and has lived abroad in both Paris and Japan. Ultimately, Jackie works to make her tutoring sessions productive yet fun and enjoys seeing her students build confidence during their sessions.

Griffin Johns

Associate Director

Griffin double majored in Economics and Geology at Washington and Lee. While in college, he performed geological research in Jamaica and Greece. Griffin also worked as a tennis coach to teach and hone techniques for his kids. Sessions with Griffin are collaborative and engaging.

Since coming to GLC, Griffin has developed a love for Santini’s, which has inspired his fantasy football team name. He is currently getting back into playing tennis after surgery sidelined him while in college.

Addie Healy

Associate Director

Addie received a degree in Psychology from Washington and Lee. Addie was a captain and goalkeeper for W&L’s women’s soccer team throughout college. She also has a wealth of experience with kids, helping to develop programs to promote interest in STEM programs for elementary school children. Addie is patient and dedicated with her students and takes a hands-on approach in her sessions.

Addie grew up on a farm in Northern Virginia, where she raised lambs and chickens. She loves hiking, live music, and poetry writing. Additionally, Addie once sailed more than 800 miles in the Caribbean over the course of three weeks.

Lindsay Mottola

Associate Director

Lindsay earned her Psychology degree from the University of Virginia. A native of Northern Virginia, Lindsay has strong ties to the community. For several years, she worked as a swim coach and instructor. Her history of academics is also extensive, touching upon several topics that GLC students see throughout school. Lindsay’s calm presence is perfect for students who want a guiding and warm hand as they work toward success in school.

Lindsay’s hobbies include reading comic books and engaging in thematic pop culture discussions in online forums. She also enjoys creative pursuits such as writing, painting, and printmaking. Lindsay has identified her love for her dogs, and treats them as if they were people.


Erikka Goff

Director of Charlottesville
Erikka Cut

Phone: (434) 296-5111

Erikka came to GLC in 2005 after graduating from the University of Illinois and the University of Virginia. Erikka became the Director of GLC’s Charlottesville office in 2007, and has helped connect thousands of local students with the academic support and test prep they’ve needed to excel.

Erikka is well known for her patience and optimism when working with students and parents. In her spare time, Erikka enjoys running, cooking, playing with her dogs, and spending time enjoying the outdoors throughout Central Virginia.

Erin Vines

Associate Director
Erin Vines

Erin grew up in Tennessee, and she graduated last year from the University of Virginia. Before working at GLC, she taught English as a foreign language to students in Colombia. After spending some time working and traveling abroad, she’s so excited to be back in her favorite city—Charlottesville. She absolutely loves teaching, so she’s looking forward to tutoring a variety of subjects at GLC.

Erin loves snow and sweet potatoes. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, hiking, and going to Trader Joe’s.

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