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Finley S.

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"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 more...

"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" less...

Details

fee: $70 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 11 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

Contact

website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Finley S. is a certified tutor

Tulane University, English

Union Graduate College, Masters

Newton Center, MA 02459

Subjects Tutored

Algebra 1 - American History - Biology - Vocabulary - Grammar - Geometry - Microsoft Word - Microsoft PowerPoint - Prealgebra - Reading - Writing - English - Psychology - SAT Math - Literature - LSAT - GRE - Proofreading - SAT Reading - SAT Writing - TOEFL - PSAT - SSAT - ACT Reading - ACT English - ACT Math - ACT Science - Elementary Math - Elementary Science - Political Science - Study Skills - Theater - Special Needs - ADHD - Dyslexia - ISEE - Praxis - Regents - Social Studies - Fitness - Common Core