SPECIALISTS WITH ADVANCED DEGREES TO ASSIST STUDENTS WITH AP TEST PREPARATION, IB EXTERNAL ASSESSMENT PREPARATION, THE IB EXTENDED ESSAY, COLLEGE APPLICATION CONSULTATION, SAT/ACT TEST PREPARATION, AND FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS FOR STUDENTS.

 

Regardless of GPA, class ranking, or course schedule, our team of educational professionals support students in reaching their educational goals.  From passing that next test to sending off that "reach school" college application, the Dougherty Group helps families and young people reach their full educational potential.

take control of

YOUR EDUCATION

 

The external assessments of the International Baccalaureate(IB) Diploma Programme, the Advanced Placement may or may not mirror the assessment structure with which students in Arizona are familiar.  Our IB and AP experts currently offer support for AP Language and Composition, AP Language and Literature, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Language and Literature, IB Literature of the Americas (I and II), IB Theory of Knowledge, IB Dance, the IB Theory of Knowledge presentation, and the IB Extended Essay. Additionally, we have reading and math specialists ready to assist your child's success in the AzMERIT and mandated "Move on When Reading" Initiatives.

Discover

The Right College...

 

College selection is a daunting experience; there are many schools that meet a student's needs of which he or she is unaware.  Let an expert rom The Dougherty Group lead you through an academic and campus life inventory to narrow down your safety, preferred, and reach schools.  Take the guess work out of the ideal collegiate matriculation for your student.  Our experts will assist you and your child through the entire process of application, interview, planning college visits, and selection.  Let us take the stress out of this exciting time.

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

BUILDS more academic SUCCESS

 

Struggling students often lack self-efficacy; they do not believe they can succeed academically.  This becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.  The opposite is also true; when students feel academically successful, they believe they will succeed in school.

 

If your student is struggling, our team of experts includes fully certified content area and special education trained educators.  We can build an academic program to meet the academic needs of your child.  We assess the current performance and then bridge the gap between that performance and grade level or parent expectations.  We are looking foward to creating high self-efficacy and pride within your child.

"My daughter was accepted to Brown University, her first choice.  Many students looking the Ivy League have "the grades."  We believe Erinn's coaching in college application strategies, her personal statement coaching, and her SAT prep made the difference in our daughter's college admission journey." 

 

Laurel Smith-Gordon

Erinn Dougherty
managing partner

welcome to academic
SUCCESS

 

After years full-time as a tenure-track college professor, I returned to the secondary level to continue fostering excellence in the AP and IB classroom. 

As  a former administrator and program coordinator at the high school level, I am delighted that my years of experience have helped so many families see improvement in grades, raise SAT scores, pass AP exams, and get into Ivy League schools.  Students I have coached have gained acceptance to Brown University, New York University, Georgetown University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, and other excellent post-secondary institutions. 

Our group is made up of educators and professionals carefully selected for their skills:

1) to assist students in acquiring the tools to be successful in high school and college.

2) to assist students in finding and gaining acceptance to secondary and post-secondary institutions.

3) to design, develop, implement, and evaluate professional development after a full needs assessment with teachers of all grades and subject areas.

 

Please contact us for a consultation to explore a partnership to meet your student's goals.

 -Erinn Dougherty  



 

"I credit the team at the Dougherty Group for my increase in 300 total points on my SAT super-score.  Thank you for helping make me the most competitive applicant I could be!  I was happy to accept my admission to New York University and grateful to all of you for help."

 

Allison Howell

"My daughter's math grade went from struggling in middle school to succeeding in high school. She "exceeded" on all 3 AIMS tests." 

 

Cindy Grecco

 

**note, The Dougherty Group has since shifted to a common core framework and has aligned state testing preparation to the AzMERIT.

 

 

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