Serving both Northern Virginia and Martinsburg, WV

304-605-2626 or 571-393-7511

The Learning Ninjas

Knocking out one tutoring or SAT prep challenge at a time!


Let our passionate tutors help you reach your goals!

About Us

Our Background


Courtney Elhardt serves as the owner/ director of The Learning Ninjas. She has over 16 years of various teaching experience. 

Courtney has taught in various classrooms including an elementary general education classroom in Fairfax County, VA, various levels of special education classrooms in Loudoun County, VA and various ages of EFL classrooms in South Korea. Courtney served as the director of an after school academic program for elementary and middle schoolers in inner city Washington, DC and as the volunteer director for an English program for ages 2-18 at a children's home in South Korea. In addition to teaching children, she also teaches adult ESL classes. 

She has bachelors degree  from Thomas Edison State College in Psychology,  a Masters Degree in Child and Adolescent Developmental Psychology and is currently completing a second Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar Univeristy. 

Courtney is very passionate about helping students learn, not just how to survive, but how to thrive in their academic careers. She believes that each student has a different set of strengths, challenges and their own unique learning style. 

The Learning Ninjas was started with the goal of matching passionate tutors  who have a heart for encouraging and inspiring students to work through their challenges and thrive.  Each tutor is carefully screened not just for their ability to teach, but also to ensure their enthusiasm for helping each student find joy and a sense of confidence in themselves. 

Our Expertise


Test Prep

AP English Language and Composition

SAT Prep (All Sections)

Study Skills Coaching

Executive Functioning Challenges






Language Arts 



Social Studies

Middle School

Reading comprehension

Essay writing


High School

Reading comprehension

Essay writing


Adult Literacy 

Reading comprehension

Essay writing



Adult ESL 

Reading comprehension

Essay writing



Personalized Lessons


Our goal at The Learning Ninjasis to Knock out one academic challenge at a time. For some students, this is easy and all that they may need is some simple tutoring help. 

For others who may be learning differently due  executive functioning  or other challenges, this may take special attention to identify what works the best. We treat each student as his or her own unique person. We have 3 goals when we work with each student:

  • Partner with each student  and their support system to find the interventions and techniques that help him or her learn  successfully

  • Help each student find their own joy in learning

  • Encourage each student to reach his or her own potential by identifying not just challenge areas, but also areas of strength 

The first step in tutoring is always a free consultation. This allows us to assess the student's own unique needs and circumstances. 

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Every student has unique needs for support. Tell us more about what you are hoping a tutor can do for you, and we will start on a plan to help you get what you need.

The Learning Ninjas

Serving NOVA and Martinsburg, WV

(304) 605-7511 or (571) 393-7511

Hours by Appointment

Please contact us to set up an appointment! We look forward to hearing from you!