Who We Are

Our group is comprised of our 3 teams; the college consultation team, the high stakes test prep team, and the tutoring services team.  These groups are overseen by our executive team.  All group members are selected, mentored, and supported by the managing director, Erinn Dougherty; they are chosen and retained for their expertise, training, and proven success with our families.  All tutors, instructional designers, and trainers hold a minimum bachelor's degree in their respective subject areas; all college consultants hold advanced degrees in their respective fields. 

Erinn Dougherty,

M.A.Ed., M.Ed., Ed.D.-ABD

Professional Certified Administrator and Educator, AP/IB Trained, Founder of The Dougherty Group​

Erinn Moriarty Dougherty has successfully coached and consulted with The Dougherty Group since 2007 as the founding member.  She has guided students to success in high stakes testing and the IB and AP assessments. She has delivered educational professional development at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary level.


Her Extended Essay Summer Workshop, a 4 week workshop held in Scottsdale, Arizona, was sold out from 2009-2011, when she began working 1-on-1 with EE authors. She boasts a 100% EE bonus point award rate since 2010. 


She is a career educator, having taught full time at both the high school and university levels.  In addition to her duties as a teacher-coach and educator, she maintains a PD schedule and is adjunct faculty at the post-secondary level. She has presented at state and national conferences in the areas of educational leadership, curriculum and instruction, and Depth of Knowledge.  


Erinn Dougherty

"My son's self esteem was so low in the 7th grade.  He felt embarrassed by his poor reading and writing skills.  I believe that the tutoring services The Dougherty Group provided did more than improve his grades.  He now sees himself as a good student and good writer."



"Thank you, Mrs. Dougherty, for the IB coaching. I was awarded my full IB Diploma thanks to the bonus points from my Extended Essay.  I never would have scored so high on the EE without your coaching!  Thank you for empowering me to earn almost a year of college credits through the IB Diploma!"


Marissa O'Brien

​© The Dougherty Group, 2015