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Coronavirus outbreak: Canadian WHO doctor returns from China with critical COVID-19 lessons

Dr. Bruce Aylward, the Canadian head of the World Health Organization's COVID-19 mission in China, has just returned from Wuhan. Global National's Dawna Friesen asks him about what lessons can be learned from the outbreak there, and why he believes worst-case scenario planning for countries like Canada is essential.

Mar 5, 2020

New 2020 Classical Music Summer Camp @ Chanson Music Studios‎

New March Intensive SAT, SAT Mock Exam and TJ Prep @ Oakton Academy

Educational Events in March and April:
  • SAT Mock Exam (Oakton Academy 3/7 Saturday) *registration is required
  • SAT Test (College Board 3/14)
  • VA State Science Olympiad (3/28) 
  • Juniors' College Application Preparation (Spring 2020)
  • Juniors' "Student Profile or Package" Writing (Spring 2020)
  • Juniors (Rising Seniors) College Essays (Summer 2020)
  • SAT Intensive Class for May/June (3/14)
  • SAT Math II / Pre-calculus Test Prep (in session) 
  • Parenting and Educational Seminar (April'20)
  • 7th Graders' TJ Prep   (March '20) * registration
Thank you for choosing Oakton Academy. Our mission is to educate and train our students to become avid readers, advanced writers, confident speakers, and future leaders.  

SAT/PSAT English and Math:

The highest SAT Score is 800/800! Other high scores include 790/800, 770/800, 780/780, 760/800 from December 2020 Test.

For SAT Mock Exam, March SAT Prep for May/June; and TJ Prep for 7th graders, please sign up online: "registration."

Oakton Academy
2705 Hunter Mill Road, VA

Summer School Dates: June 22nd - July 30th. 

Please feel free to call our office with any questions about our summer or fall schedules.

New 2020 Summer Camp at Discover Learning Center


Big Band Funtensive Immersion: Learn Swing, Quickstep, and Foxtrot!

21-28 Feb, 2020, at McLean Regency Sport and Health, 1800 Old Meadow Road, McLean, VA

A week long immersion in Social Dances critical for Big Band dancing!

Come join us for a new Funtensive focused series of Big Band dances - Swing, Foxtrot, Quickstep and more!

– No partner/previous experience needed.

– Every year we teach different movements and repeat core movements.

Fri, Feb 21: 7:30 – 10:00 pm, Swing basics for social dancing (bronze level)

Sat, Feb 22: 2:30-6:30 pmSwing, Swing, and more Swing! (bronze-silver)

Sun, Feb 23: 12:30-3:00 pm, Foxtrot basics for big band dancing! (bronze level)

Tue, Feb 25: 7:30-10:00 pm, Foxtrot to a new level (bronze-silver)

Thu, Feb 27: 7:30-10:00 pm, Quick stepping your way around the dance floor (social quickstep)

Fri, Feb 28: 7:30-10:00 pm, Quickstep and then review party! 

For more information, please visit:



Todd Borzych

CEO, DanceSport Endurance


Ph 202.361.8633

DanceSport Endurance brings you: 

Dance Fitness Classes:  DanceSport Endurance!!

Ballroom, Latin, Argentine Tango, and Salsa Classes

Wedding Dance Lessons: With the Best!!

Private Lessons:  Tailored to your needs.

Dance Immersions: One week to greater dancing.

Dance Parties

Corporate Performances: Let us know if you have an event you want a performance at!

New 2/07/2020


New 2

Software Engineer
Job#: 2020-96029Primary location: McLean, VirginiaClearance Requirement: Public Trust

Our company (with a workforce of approximately 14,000 employees) has an immediate need for a Software Engineer in McLean, VA

Experienced software developer to work on Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) systems to support aviation safety research. Candidate is expected to be adventurous with new tools/technologies, propose innovative solutions, take reasonable risks and relentlessly eliminate manual processes.



A Bachelor’s Degree with 5 to 8 years’ experience or 3 to 5 years’ experience with MS/MA or 0 to 2 years with PhD.

  • Utilize C# (.NET core/standard) and SQL to implement ETL solutions which will be deployed to an OpenShift (Kubernetes/Docker) cluster via Ansible.  
  • Utilize other programming languages and net technologies as needed to implement solutions and maintain existing systems.
  • Bash
  • C#
  • Git
  • Linux
  • SQL

Desired Skills:

  • Ansible
  • Docker
  • GitLab CI/CD
  • Kubernetes
  • OpenShift
  • Java
  • Python

This position requires United States Citizenship or Permanent Residence (green card) and eligibility to obtain a FAA Public Trust.

For referral, please send your resume to:


Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) has opened a NEW location in DC!

An award-winning, after-school math enrichment program Russian School of Mathematics (RSM) has opened a NEW location in DC!




International pharmaceuticals group, with their HQ in China, is opening up a new position within their US-based accounting group for a Mandarin Chinese-fluent CONTROLLER.  Chinese fluency is needed as the HQ-produced documents are in Chinese.  The CONTROLLER will report to the CFO with duties to encompass: overseeing the operations of the accounting department; financial reporting; cash flow; audit/internal controls; as well as driving strategy-related initiatives and analyses. 

Salary range is $145k - $160k.



·        Oversee financial reporting; timely close; cash flow; and ongoing optimization of the accounting department

·        Develop strategies to mitigate risk; improve forecasting

·        Provide reviews to CFO and China-based management on monthly/quarterly/yearly basis

·        Prepare necessary tax statements

·        Ensure compliance with statutory laws and financial regulations; ensure SOX compliance

·        Oversee smooth running of AP and Payroll functions

·        Serve as primary contact for external auditors and tax reviewers

·        Manage team of 3



·        Bachelors in Accounting or related discipline

·        8+ years of progressive experience, preferably within an international and/or publicly-traded company

·        4+ years of supervisory experience

·        CPA preferred

·        Must be fluent in Mandarin Chinese

·        Travel 5% - 10% to China HQ




Homer Yen

Greylocke & Company


3 Bethesda Metro Center

Suite 910

Bethesda, MD 20814


240.396.5837 (Direct)

301.775.4141 (Mobile)

800.664.5705 (Fax)


Celebrating 10 years of success!

Virginia Debate Academy is excited to open registration for its summer 2020 Speech and Debate Camp.


This year we are offering eight courses that cover High School, Middle School, and Elementary School competitive debate and Model United Nations. Register before February 20th to receive a 20% discount on registration. Please review the attached flyer and use the following link to see additional information:


  • Fundamentals of Debate and Public Speaking

-       Grades 5-7

  • Model United Nations

-       Grades 5-8

  • Introduction to Middle School Debate

-       Grades 7-8

  • Advanced Middle School Debate

-       Grades 7-8

  • Public Forum Debate

-       High School students or experienced 8th graders

  • Lincoln-Douglas Debate

-       High School students or experienced 8th graders

  • Policy Debate

-       High School Students

  • Advanced Research and Argumentation

-       Varsity debaters

Session I : July 13 – July 24 (9 AM - 12 noon) 
Session II : July 27 – August 7 (9 AM – 12 noon)
Vern Williams  Sessions I & II
Class Size:
15-18 students
George Mason High School
7124 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA 22043



July 27 - August 7 (1 PM – 4 PM)

Vern Williams and Dr. Ryan Grove
Class Size:
We will have two levels and will assign 12-15 students to each class.
George Mason High School
7124 Leesburg Pike 
Falls Church, VA 22043



Potomac Oak Tutoring: Northern Virginia Debate Team (6th-12th Graders) Winter/Spring 2020 Season STARTS ON JAN 23!

Potomac Oak Tutoring is a full service tutoring and education center based in Rockville, MD and serving students in the DC Metro area. We are excited to announce that we are expanding our debate program into Northern Virginia! Our team, Potomac Debate Academy, is a competitive travel debate team for students in grades 4 through 12. Students compete in regional and national debate events. Our Academy is a member of the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA) and National Circuit (US HS).

All students, including elementary school students, on our team have the opportunity to compete approximately once a month. We require students to compete in 2 competitions a year to remain an eligible member of the team. High school students have the opportunity to compete multiple times a month. We tend to do very well at every competition we go to, usually taking home multiple team and individual awards across all levels, e.g. Novice, JV, and Varsity. During the past season, alone, we did not leave a single competition without taking home top awards, including Harvard University, Georgetown University, and UPenn University invitationals.

Our blog showcases our latest results (, including qualifying Nationals students who competed at Club Internationals in New Jersey, Tournament of Champions in Kentucky, and NSDA Nationals.

Northern Virginia Debate Team 

Potomac Oak Tutoring is excited to announce that we are bringing our nationally ranked debate team, Potomac Debate Academy, to northern Virginia for our Winter/Spring 2020 season! 

Grade levels: 

  • Grades 6 - 8

          Date/Time: Jan 23 - Apr 30 Thursdays @ 7:00 - 8:30 PM 

  • Grades 9 - 12

          Date/Time: Jan 23 - Apr 30 Wednesdays @ 5:30 - 7:00 PM 

Location: George Mason High School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22043 


APLUS: 2020 Spring Registration is Now OPEN!

2020 Spring - Enrichment, Test Prep, Math/Humanities
Date:Saturday, January 18, 2020 ~ Thursday, May 14, 2020

Jocelyn Park
Executive Director
T: (301) 838.9668 | W:
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2020 SAT , TJ Essay, AP Calculus, AP Physics @ Oakton Academy

Intensive SAT in January 2020

·       Schedule: Jan - Feb, Saturday, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

·       Location: 2705 Hunter Mill Rd, Vienna, Oakton

·       Online registration is required:


TJ Essay Writing (Jan 11)

·       Saturday, 10 am – 12 noon

·       Essay Writing Practice

·       Personal Statement, Student Information Sheets

·       Math/Science problem solving and writing


2020 Programs @ Oakton Academy  

  • SAT/PSAT Test Prep
  • SAT Intensive Session for March (*student received perfect SAT score 800/800 in Dec'19)
  • SAT Intensive Session for June
  • SAT Essay Writing
  • SAT Math 2 / Pre-Calculus
  • SAT Math (800 Perfect Score)
  • TJ SIS and Essay Writing Practice for 8th Graders
  • TJ Test Prep for 7th Graders
  • AP Calculus Exam Prep 
  • AP Physics Exam Prep
  • AP Chemistry/AP Exam Prep
  • Physics Fundamental for 9/10th Graders
  • College Application Essay
  • College Admission Mock Interview  
  • Debate, Public Speaking
  • 4/5th Advanced Reading/Writing
  • 5/6th Advanced Reading/Writing
  • 7/8th Advanced Reading/Writing
  • 9/10th SAT Required Reading
  • 9/10th SAT Critical Reading/Writing (*almost full)

Oakton Academy

2705 Hunter Mill Road, VA


We had almost a 1/4 of the auditorium filled up, front and center. Thank you all who were able to come out on a workday morning in a show of support.

Foust and the other Supervisors couldn’t have missed us if they tried. There is another Supervisor’s Meeting on May 21st where folks can (and have) register to speak. We walked out together as a group after about an hour of holding our signs quietly - -


Animals make everybody happy :)

  • Deep Snow Gets Cleared From Yellowstone National Park
Published on Jan 28, 2019

Fascinating footage shows how deep snow is cleared in Yellowstone National Park.

Kerry Countryman was on holiday on January 14 when she came across the Canyon General Store covered in about seven feet of snow.

While she was watching, a member of staff expertly shovelled fridge-sized chunks of packed powder, sliding it down a slope.

From the shapes left in the remaining snow, the man had removed multiple towers of the snow before they break into a pile.

  • Fallen Bear Cub Climbs Back to Mama
Published on Nov 2, 2018

Occurred on June 19, 2018 / Magadan Region, Russia

"A mother bear with her cub on a cliff."

    • Wealth Inequality in America

    Published on Nov 20, 2012

    Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. The reality is often not what we think it is.

    • Tax Plan Calculator

      How Corporations Ruined Food (Food Industry Documentary) | Real Stories

      Nov 17, 2017

      Food Inc Documentary - How is food mass produced?

      Dec 10, 2017

      • NASA’s InSight spacecraft makes historic landing on Mars - 11/26/2018
      NASA’s InSight spacecraft makes its historic touchdown on Mars after an epic journey of just over 300 million miles. Video courtesy of NASA.

      Published on Jun 1, 2018

      Activists inside the federal government decided that air traffic controllers weren’t diverse enough and in recent years and in the first step of the hiring process, used a 'biographical questionnaire' to screen potential employees. One man is suing the FAA for its updated hiring practice. 

      Published on Sep 19, 2017

      A well meaning math teacher finds herself trumped by a post-fact America.


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      Licensed in MD, VA, DC, WV, PA, DE, NC, SC, FL 
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      Phone: 301-366-3497

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