Tutor, A-List Boston
Wellesley College (BA)
Priscilla is currently a high school biology & chemistry teacher and soccer coach at Thayer Academy, an independent school in Braintree, MA. In addition to teaching and coaching, Priscilla is attending the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying Education Policy & Management.
She originally grew up in San Jose, CA and then moved to Seattle, WA for her middle school and high school years. After graduating high school as the valedictorian and a top state athlete, Priscilla finally came out to the East Coast to attend Wellesley College, where she majored in Biology and took pre-requisite classes for medical school. During her time at Wellesley, Priscilla served as the director / board member for several community programs and spent her spare time tutoring students in chemistry, biology, test prep, and writing. It was because she enjoyed working with students so much that she had a change of heart and decided to pursue teaching full time.
Priscilla is passionate about education and strives to instill in her students a love for the content and for learning itself. She has several years of experience teaching chemistry, biology, SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests, etc. to hundreds of students, many of whom she still keeps in touch with today.
Although Priscilla indeed loves teaching/tutoring, she also enjoys running half marathons, eating at new restaurants and Yelp-ing about them, and reading nonfiction.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!