Maureen Loftus Owner & Director
Center Story - Tysons
During the long journey raising a special needs daughter I often said to my husband, “If I can figure out McKenna, I am going to start a business based on the solution because I will be able to help so many families”. After experiencing the life changing impact LearningRx had on McKenna, I knew I discovered the next business I was going to apply my decades of business experience to leading.
McKenna does not have a diagnosis that explains the countless challenges that she faces including delays in every category of development, cognitive delays, numerous medical issues and more. I was told she would never learn anything academic and would be challenged to feed/dress herself. But I never gave up and researched every potential intervention/treatment possible and tried many of them. The one intervention that made a significant difference is LearningRx brain training.
I knew that I wanted to open my first center in Vienna where my children grew up and attended school. Our children have since completed high school attending Wolftrap ES, Kilmer MS and James Madison High School. As a result, we personally know many of the families that we serve which makes the impact mean so much more.
Over the last decade, we have worked with thousands of families from the Vienna, McLean, Arlington, Dunn Loring, Oakton and surrounding areas. I am active in the community serving as a board director of non-profits, spearheading school-based programs and more.
- NoVA-DC CHADD Board Member
- Tysons Chamber of Commerce – Board Member and Chair, Youth and Education
- Annual Chamber Stars Award Banquet (include picture)
- Annual Job Shadow Program (include picture)
- Washington Regional Board of Directors for Washington University of St. Louis
Actively involved in:
- WISER DC
- ADHD Resource Group
- Vienna Business Association
Speaker on topics to help families navigate the complex, competitive academic landscape of Northern Virginia include:
- Active Study Methods
- What’s the Big Deal about Cognitive Skills?
- The Amazing Changing Brain
- Brain Training at Home
- The 7 Cognitive Profiles of ADHD
- The Aging Brain: How to Keep our Brains Sharp
Maureen frequently shares her cognitive training expertise on local television news shows including:
- Fox5 DC: Good Day DC
- WJLA7 (ABC) Good Morning Washington
- WUSA9 (CBS) Great Day Washington
- Local DMV
Prior to opening her first LearningRx brain training center, Maureen lead several companies in the life sciences and financial technology industries. Prior to leading companies, Maureen provided management consulting services for over 10 years. Today, Maureen continues to consult for leading technology companies and provide contract-CFO services to smaller companies to keep her brain sharp.
Education Elevator Award – 2018 (from the Tysons Regional Chamber of Commerce)
Customer Service Awards (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020)
Pace Setter Award - 2011
Community Impact Award – 2012 and 2017
Student of the Year Award - 2013
Student of the Year Runner Up - 2014
Amanda Brain Trainer
Amanda received a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Texas Tech University, and she is now working towards her MFA in Creative Writing at George Mason University, where she also teaches Composition. She has a fluffy, orange cat named Gus who likes to keep her company when she is working. She loves reading, writing, and getting to spend free time with her friends and family.
Conor Brain Trainer
Conor graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Environmental Sustainability Studies with a concentration in Environmental Economics and a minor in Political Policy. He describes himself as patient, goofy, caring and dedicated. He was born in San Francisco and loves playing computer games, gardening, sports and reading. His favorite procedure to do with students is Reasoning Brain Cards. In addition to Brain Training, Conor works with a young man with Autism develop both academic and life skills.
Mariam Brain Trainer
Mariam attending college at George Mason University where she majored in advertising. She is creative, insightful, optimistic, compassionate, and curious. Her hobbies include reading, dancing, socializing, working out, nature, hiking, and traveling. Her favorite brain training activities include Comprehension Math, Word Roots, and Reasoning Brain Cards. Her favorite book is The House of Spirits by Isabel Allende, and her favorite country that she has visited is Costa Rica. Mariam grew up in northern Virginia as well as the Middle East. Along with brain training, Mariam is also a student and she is a substitute teacher.
Salina Brain Trainer
Salina majored in Psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her hobbies include reading, swimming, playing board games, and listening to podcasts. Her favorite brain training activity is Reasoning Brain Cards. Salina’s favorite book is The Power by Naomi Alderman and her favorite movie is Identity and Momento.
Nicholle Brain Trainer
Nicholle studied Communications in college. Her hobbies include: singing karaoke and pretending to be a Stand-Up comedian. Nicholle loves Brain Training because she says “I get this natural high when I see my students go through this incredible transformation as we play games and do other activities to enhance their brain function.” Her favorite LearningRx Brain Game is: Reasoning Brain Cards.
Karla Brain Trainer
Karla is working towards her PhD in Psychology at George Mason University. She describes herself as patient, responsible and persistent. Karla was born in Peru but raised in Northern Virginia. She loves going to the gym, studying, taking pictures, and reading peer-reviewed articles about human and animal behaviors. Karla's favorite procedure to do with students is Attention Arrows because of the complexity in the higher levels. In addition to Brain Training, Karla is a customer service representative and warehouse worker at Best Buy where she enjoys the process of helping others.
Katie Brain Trainer
Katie graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Psychology with concentrations in clinical and educational psychology. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she describes herself as empathetic, flexible, detail-oriented and a little nerdy. Katie loves gaming, reading, spooky shows, and learning new things. Her favorite procedure to do with students is Visualization List. In addition to Brain Training, she works as her younger brother's home health aide and volunteers on the NAMI helpline.
Luke Brain Trainer
Luke graduated from Syracuse University with a with a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering. Growing up in Massachusetts, he describes himself as a math/science geek, curious, empathetic and goofy. Luke enjoys reading, hiking, basketball, working out, tennis and skiing. His favorite LearningRx procedures are Reasoning Brain Cards and Reasoning Tic-Tac-Toe. In addition to Brain Training, Luke works in the medical device industry and as a private tutor for college students.