Bright Spot, Inc.

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Our Academic Director, Linda Hartnett, began her career teaching high school mathematics in New York State. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees from the State University of New York. After moving to Maryland, she taught at Glenelg High School and became the head of the department. She has instructed all high school math subjects from Algebra I through AP Calculus AB. She has also designed and taught a summer four week SAT I math preparation course. In addition, she has attended several national math conventions and has been a speaker at state conferences and county workshops.

Assisting Bright Spot’s Academic Director are UMBC undergraduate or graduate students who have an extensive math background. All are trained by our Academic Director, Linda Hartnett, and are familiar with Howard County curriculums, text books, supplemental materials, and the use of a graphing calculator. Being closer in age to our clients, they interact well with adolescents and serve as excellent role models.


Math Tutoring

One-on-one math tutoring tailored to your student's needs. Subjects range from Algebra I all the way to Calculus AB!

SAT Preparation

A six week SAT preparation course to improve your student's overall SAT score.

  • 1 Session

10-Hour Package
  • 10 Session

  • Flexible Scheduling

  • $130 Savings

SAT Package
  • 6 Sessions

  • Take Home Assessments

Focus Program
  • 20 Sessions

  • 10 Weeks

  • $340 Savings

Semester Program
  • 20 Sessions

  • 1 Semester

  • $50/Hour

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu Days Only



Bright Spot will open for the 2020-2021 school year on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 and will close on Monday June 14, 2021 if there are no inclement days added to the end of the school year. Otherwise, Bright Spot will be open Monday - Thursday 3-8 PM and Saturdays from 9-3 PM except for the holidays listed below.

  • Labor Day Monday September 7, 2020
  • Thanksgiving HolidayWednesday November 25 - Saturday November 28, 2020
  • Winter HolidayThursday December 24, 2020 - Saturday January 2, 2021
  • Spring BreakWednesday April 7 - Saturday April 10, 2021
  • Memorial DaySaturday May 29 - Monday May 31, 2021
  • Independence DayMonday July 5, 2021
SAT Dates
  • August 29, 2020
  • September 26, 2020
  • October 3, 2020
  • November 7, 2020
  • December 5, 2020
  • March 13, 2021
  • May 8, 2021
  • June 5, 2021
SAT Preparation

Bright Spot recommends: Official SAT Study Guide 2020 Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4573-1219-9

Bright Spot, Inc. can now provide one on one virtual math tutoring with our Academic Director, Linda Hartnett. We are using either FaceTime (Apple) or Google Duo (Apple or Andriod). Our hourly sessions are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3-8 PM, Wednesday 1-6 PM, and Saturday 9-3 PM. Please call our office, 410-465-6856, for details and to set up dates and times.