Steven Feister

Veteran Test Prep Tutor

Meet Steven Feister:

Duke Grad | Nine Years of Tutoring Experience.

I grew up in Silver Spring, MD, and lived in the DC area most of my adult life. I attended Takoma Park Middle School and Springbrook High School, where I was part of the magnet and IB programs. In 2008 I enrolled at my dream school: Duke University. There I majored in political science and film. I graduated with distinction in 2012.

Despite moving back to the DC area, it is the latter major I use in my professional life. For the past seven years, I have worked for Discovery Communications as a video editor. In this role, I cut shows for various television networks, including: Travel, Investigation Discovery, TLC, and Science. While some of the shows I work on are not particularly educational, my favorites are the ones that teach me something while I work. I especially enjoy working on shows that focus on engineering and history, such as How It’s Made and What on Earth.

In addition to my work as a video editor, I have been tutoring for nine years. In that time, I have worked with over a hundred students on a variety of subjects. These subjects include: SAT, PSAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, high school math, AP History, and AP Government.

My teaching philosophy is based on preparation, self-reliance, and relaxation. I remember what it was like to be a high school student and constantly worrying about getting into a good school. I want my students to feel so prepared for an upcoming test that they view as an exciting challenge rather than a difficult obstacle. At the same time, I believe that the best teacher is oneself. Thus, I endeavor to have the students learn how to solve problems on their own by providing them with helpful hints instead of just showing them how to do the problem in full.

I look forward to working with your son or daughter as they navigate this exciting time in their lives.

High School Services: ACT • SAT • PSAT

College Services: Essay Review & Coaching

24 Hour Comprehensive Test Prep Program: $4,800
Non-Test Prep Hourly Rate: $150
Customized Programs Available Upon Request


Springbrook High School

Captain of It’s Academic Team
NHS Officer
IB Diploma Recipient

Duke University

Studied Political Science & Film
College Television Club
College Democrats
Cameron Crazies Member
Graduated with Distinction



Experienced tutor with 9 years of experience in SAT, ACT, PSAT, and SSAT

Video Editor - Discovery Communication. I have edited for TLC, Travel, OWN, Science, Animal Planet, and Investigation Discovery.


Human Heart

Owner of a black cat named Marty

Recently learned bass guitar

Pub trivia and board game enthusiast

Basketball fan

Always listening to classic rock (ask me about The Beatles)