Proudly Serving Local Maine Communities for Over 15 Years

Welcome To The Study Hall

The Study Hall serves hundreds of students each week in a variety of subjects, but each student comes to us for a different reason.  Most of our students attend after-school tutoring sessions at least twice a week.  During these sessions, the tutor and student follow school curriculum to strengthen the subjects that need attention.   At The Study Hall, we will familiarize ourselves with each teacher and school in order to meet the expectations of everyone involved. The Study Hall customizes the tutoring experience to fit almost any student need. During the summer, we help students achieve credits through independent study and offer a variety of enrichment programs for all ages. During the school day, we work with several home-schooled students in needed subjects. If you have a unique situation, give us a call. We specialize in finding solutions that are best for the individual student – just ask any of the 5000 students we have worked with!

The Study Hall Difference

Solutions that fit your needs. The Study Hall offers customized tutoring plans for each student. It all begins with the first session where we assess the student’s strengths, weaknesses, and educational goals.  From there, we create a program just for them.


Ahead of the curve. Our expertise and personalized approach make us the best at what we do. We prepare students more effectively than other programs because each of our students has a tutoring plan geared to their specific needs and aspirations.


More than just a tutoring center. And you are more than just a client. We help our students gain confidence so they can reach high and achieve more – in school and beyond.

Meet Our Owners

Natalie Tortorella

Augusta Manager

Natalie Tortorella is a Kennebec Valley native who earned her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development from Colby College and then went on to pursue her Masters in Education from Boston University. Natalie brings her expertise of elementary/middle school curricula, special education, and English Language Learners to the new Augusta location.  You will find Natalie’s straightforward approach both refreshing and productive.  Natalie thrives on getting results and it shows in her students’ success.   The Augusta location has many other tutors with similar qualifications who are personally trained by Natalie.

Jennifer Allen

Scarborough Manager

Jennifer has been in education for 25 years and has logged more than 10,000 hours of tutoring since 2013.  She is actively involved in the community as a girl’s basketball coach and runs the day-to-day operations of the Scarborough location.   As many of our clients will tell you, Jen is a selfless educator who goes to great lengths to help the students of The Study Hall.  Like Paul, her tutoring hours are limited, but she is always present.  The Scarborough location has many other tutors with similar qualifications who are personally trained by Jennifer.

Marci Annis Casas

Rockport Manager

Marci Annis Casas is a graduate of Camden-Rockport High School and a Rockport native.  As one of the original founders of The Study Hall, she has logged over 12,000 hours of tutoring time since her start in 2003.  Her passion is in the disciple of mathematics especially at the middle and high school levels. Marci prides herself in putting the student first and empowering them to excel in the classroom and on standardized tests.  Whether Marci is your tutor or overseeing your tutoring program, you will have a mentor and advocate on your side.  The Rockport location has over a dozen certified tutors whom Marci has hand selected and mentored.

Paul Johnson

Scarborough Manager

Since 2003, Paul Johnson has logged over 12,000 tutoring hours.  In addition to his tutoring experience, he teaches mathematics in the classroom at Cheverus High School.  Paul is the head of our SAT preparation program and oversees all of the math tutoring.  Although his tutoring hours are limited, he makes sure to have his hand in all math tutoring sessions.  The Scarborough location has many other tutors with similar qualifications who are personally trained by Paul.