Enthusiastic, experienced test prep and humanities expert
Enthusiastic, experienced test prep and humanities expert
I am a certified, experienced English/humanities teacher who has taught in some of the top school districts in the metrowest area. I also have experience coaching students on standardized tests including SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, and LSAT exams. I have worked with a broad range of learners, including everything from struggling readers to gifted students. While one of my biggest success stories during my teaching internship involved a senior who read at the third grade level, I have had...
I am a certified, experienced English/humanities teacher who has taught in some of the top school districts in the metrowest area. I also have experience coaching students on standardized tests including SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GRE, and LSAT exams. I have worked with a broad range of learners, including everything from struggling readers to gifted students. While one of my biggest success stories during my teaching internship involved a senior who read at the third grade level, I have had comparable success helping top students prepare for competitive universities. One of my biggest assets as tutor is my ability to personalize my instruction to match each student's individual needs, thus I am able to personalize all of my explanations and feedback. I am a very creative, persistent person, and I earned my masters degree at one of the top teaching programs in the country. So, I have a broad range of tools and experience to draw from in my tutoring.
I have a friendly, cheerful demeanor which helps me connect with students. But, at the same time I know how to challenge and inspire them to overcome obstacles and tackle new goals. Here, my experience coaching sailing and gymnastics informs my tutoring because in these setting students often have to overcome fears and adapt to new environments. I also draw my experience in residence life which has enriched my communication skills. I take a proactive, optimistic approach to problem solving which has helped me maintain healthy relationships throughout twelve-fifteen hour shifts. Outside of teaching, I am an avid sports fan! I am also extremely active in community theater. Please feel free to contact me, so we can discuss how my services might support your individual needs.
SAT scores: 720 CR 790 M 730 W
LSAT score: 169
***Referral incentive for 2016-2017 If you refer me to a new client, and this person gives me your name and schedules an appointment with me I will give you one hour of tutoring at a 50% discount! This offer is limited to 2 referral discounts per famil
Finley has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 8 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.
Knowledgeable and patient tudor
Finley has been helping my son with his SAT prep. She is enthusiastic, patient and really understands what is needed to help him. We are glad to have found her.William, 11 lessons with Finley
Fantastic, knowledgeable and highly reliable!
Finley served as a tutor for honors Biology and preparation for AP Bio exam. She was wonderful and was relateble; my daughter enjoys working with her. we look forward to working with her in the future.Lisa, 10 lessons with Finley
Very knowledgable and patient tutor
Finley has been helping my daughter prepare for the ACT. My daughter had a fair amount of test anxiety and struggles with math. Finley has been patient and creative in her approach. I appreciate the different strategies she has employed as she helped my daughter. She is an excellent tutor. Highly recommended.Tony, 16 lessons with Finley
Finley helped in prepping for the reading and language portions of the SAT. She provided outstanding insight in not only the substantive aspects of the subject, but the strategic considerations of test taking. I highly recommend her.Michael, 3 lessons with Finley
Wonderful, engaging tutor
Helped my shy son brush up on public speaking and performance skills for some upcoming school events. Gave him a lot of confidence knowing that he was prepared. Finley covered issues I didn't even think to request. Both my son and I felt it was extremely helpful and he enjoyed working with Finley.Kristi, 5 lessons with Finley
Established Rapport with My Daughter who Really Did Not Want a Tutor
Finley demonstrated the right listening, acknowledging and reasoning skills to ease my daughter into tutoring. My daughter has been fighting her father and me on having a tutor for months. Finley was able to diffuse the situation on the first visit. Each tutoring session since has been very productive.Martha , 28 lessons with Finley
Finley is being very helpful and helped me find out if ACT or SAT are more beneficial for me. She's very nice, patient and wise. She explains things clearly and is interesting. She had helped lot of students who speaks second language well too.Karen, 14 lessons with Finley
Knowledgeable and patient tutor
I needed help with the MTEL reading and writing test. Finley was very flexible and took the time to gauge my background in the subject matter. She thoughtfully explained the most helpful strategies in answering multiple choice question in the reading competency exam. I hope to book another appointment with her soon to further our study.Gina, 2 lessons with Finley
Finley is very patient and considerate of the child's needs. She is very knowledgeable of the ins & outs of the SAT/ACT & college prep.Hourig, 11 lessons with Finley
Helpful, patient, and extremely knowledgeable with both ACT and new SAT. She really cares about students- I would definitely recommend Finley to anyone struggling in any areas of standardized testing.Valerie, 4 lessons with Finley
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