About Us

Mindful Ontogeny is a business dedicated to the success of its clients.  We offer academic tutoring for students grades K-12, where we assist with assignments and coursework, as well as teach important life skills, such as time management and organization, that are needed both in and outside of the classroom. We not only work to increase academic performance, further understanding of material, and raise grades, but we also work to increase self-confidence, desire to achieve, and skillsets for success.  With regular sessions and check-ins, we really are there to help every step of the way during arguably the most important journey a person can take: the one in pursuit of their dreams.   Here at Mindful Ontogeny, we offer immense value to everyone we work with that exceeds our prices, helping students acquire the tools they need to see their success become a reality.

Mindful Ontogeny currently offers in-person sessions in the Northern Virginia area and virtual sessions nationwide.  All of our initial consultations are conducted for FREE.  Please contact us with any questions you may have. 

Mission Statement

Here at Mindful Ontogeny, our goal is to ensure each person we have the privilege of working with reaches their goals and achieves real success.  We believe every person has unlimited potential, and we want to see students unlock that potential.  We want to give our clients valuable information and strategies to pursue success and offer them immense support along the way.  We believe that what we teach will benefit anyone, especially our youth.  Our mission comes down to the happiness and success of you.  

Meet our Tutor and Owner!

Jessica Schmitt

Jessica is a professional ballet dancer and avid academic tutor. She has been working towards a B.A. in English - Technical and Professional Writing from Indiana University East online.  She graduated from Monroe High School in Wisconsin with Distinguished Honors with a 4.2 GPA.  She also achieved a 35 on the ACT, was named an AP Scholar by the College Board, and received her district's "Student of the Month" award twice.  Throughout high school she took numerous AP classes: AP U.S. History, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, AP Psychology, and AP European History.  She has completed both in-person and online courses, and has the skills to help students in both.  She not only wants to see students succeed academically, but also in life, which is why she also works to develop her students' self-confidence and desire to achieve, and she teaches life skills such as time management and organization.  Through years of tutoring and mentoring students, Jessica has recognized the disconnect many students have between their education and their lives, and she strives to break down that disconnect to foster a greater desire to learn and achieve in her students. Jessica recognizes the immense value in developing a strong mindset and skills for success, and she wants Mindful Ontogeny to be a place where people go to be supported, mentored, and encouraged to chase their own success.