Who Are We and What We Do

We are teachers, college students, and industry professionals excited about ... 

helping children, teens, and young adults maximize their potential.

We are dedicated to ... 

assisting all learners of all abilities. We serve our community with a framework of inclusive excellence. Our tutors provide, empower, and challenge all learners to meet their learning goals, ask intriguing questions, improve performance, collaborate with peers, communicate effectively, be flexible, and persist at signs of difficulty.  We pride ourselves on becoming partners with parents and sharing in the successes of their children.

Our Commitment to Excellence

We are committed to ... 

Meet Our Leadership Team

Rochelle Matthews-Somerville, PhD

Educational Consultant, CEO & President

Rochelle Matthews-Somerville, Ph.D., co-founded EFM Educational Consultants in 2010 after teaching as a university professor for many years.  She has dedicated more than 25 years to supporting individuals with ASD and other learning and developmental disabilities to lead healthy, productive lives. During her years of serving the community as a University Professor, Special Educator, Autism Specialist, and Educational Consultant in the Southern Maryland area, she and her husband were blessed to be surrounded by a vibrant homeschooling community. As a natural extension of their passion for learning, they decided to homeschool their 6 children -- and 15 years later, they are still going strong! Through her role as a homeschool mom and EFM, Dr. Somerville is dedicated to assisting families, especially those with homeschooling children with disabilities, to access high-quality, inclusive community-based activities, programs, and resources that prepare their children for the future.

Professional Membership

Eileen Matthews, MA

Executive Director 

Eileen Matthews, MA, co-founder EFM Educational Consultants in 2010 after retiring with 37 years in the field of education.  She taught English in DC Public Schools, Baltimore, and the Model Secondary School for the Deaf.  She spent the last 27 years of her career at Gallaudet University serving as a tenured faculty member, Executive Director of Diversity and University Assessment and Associate Dean of Student Support Services.


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