Originally from Amherst, MA, Hailey graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University - ranked #1 in her department. As part of her studies, she completed glaciology research at the University of Alaska and taught and developed a new set of courses at North Carolina State University. Since graduating, Hailey has taught at the University of California, Berkley and the University of Colorado, Boulder. With 10 years of experience under her belt, Hailey specializes in math, physics, study skills, and remedial reading strategies. Hailey also conducts independent assistive technology consultations for students with IEP’s or 504 plans.
As an educator with double deficit dyslexia and auditory processing disorder, Hailey is intimately aware of the difficulties that face students with learning disabilities. While she was remediated at a young age and has learned to compensate for her disabilities, Hailey worked through countless years of SPED classes and IEP meetings. For this reason, she has dedicated much of her education to understanding the neuropsychological underpinnings of students with learning disabilities, and how to leverage that research into deliverable study strategies.
When Hailey isn’t at Mindfish, you can find her hitting the slopes, aggressively discussing the newest science fiction releases, or hanging out with her cats.
Areas of Expertise:
ACT & SAT
SAT Subject Tests: Math I; Math II; Physics.
AP/IB Courses: Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Mechanics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC
Specialties: Custom programs for students with accommodations, GRE tutoring, Assistive Technology consultations, remedial reading and math tutoring, study skills tutoring
“Khaled is a GREAT tutor and person.”
“He got a 34 on his ACT! You are a great teacher, Brenton. Eric was lucky to have you.”
“I got 400 points higher on my SAT! Austin was a great teacher.”
Neil has been involved in education his entire life. He served on school boards on two continents, most recently in Swampscott, MA. Neil has over 20 years of teaching experience. In 2008, Neil founded a test prep center in Beverly, MA, where he was the Director, Curriculum Director, and a tutor. Over the subsequent 10+ years, he developed innovative test prep techniques and materials. He has worked with a diverse range of students, from Ivy League to extremely Learning Challenged. He has a distinctly Socratic teaching style, and he is happiest when he can help students meet and surpass their goals.
Neil’s hobbies include running (60+ marathons), religious studies, an eclectic mix of other reading, and Rotary. And feel free to ask Neil about his role models.
“Clare loves Michelle!”