Amanda Buckley

Amanda Buckley

Sessions can be booked with this tutor at the following days and times (Eastern):

Mon: 11am-8pm
Tue: 11am-8pm
Wed: 11am-8pm
Thu: 11am-4pm
Fri: Unavailable
Sat: 11am-5pm
Sun: 11am-5pm


Amanda’s been teaching in one capacity or another for the past ten years. She got her start leading performing arts workshops for teenagers while studying theatre, music, and literature at Bennington College—aka “majoring in Stephen Sondheim.” After graduating, she began working with the Chicago Writers Conference and assisted with the planning and execution of talks, readings, and classes sponsored by the non-profit. She transitioned from arts education to test prep while working on her MFA in Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She loved cracking the code of the ACT and SAT and found she could employ humor to keep her students engaged. In recent years, she has continued to hone her tutoring skills at Inspirica while also teaching first-year English courses at Philadelphia area colleges.

Since becoming a tutor, Amanda has worked with students from a wide variety of backgrounds and prides herself in making genuine connections with every one of them. Amanda is trained to tutor the ISEE, SSAT, ACT, SAT, and GRE and has additional experience helping students from sixth grade to college with essay writing, homework management, and college/graduate school applications. Although one might suspect that Amanda is exclusively a book worm and grammar nerd—not that she isn’t both of those things!—she secretly adores teaching math and has been known to solve word problems for fun.

What Amanda loves most about tutoring is asking her students: “What do we do when we don’t know what to do?” Most students tend to freeze up when facing difficult questions: equations with odd markings, seemingly impenetrable texts, and essays with an unprovable thesis. Amanda is committed to helping her students develop a toolbox of strategies for these moments. She loves watching their confidence rise as her students start to find creative solutions to problems that once appeared impossible. One of the proudest moments in her tutoring career was taking a student from 1150 to 1510 in the SAT using this strategy.

When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys indulging in a number of different hobbies. She can be found listening to podcasts while hiking, reading essay collections in a hammock by the Schuylkill River, performing carefully choreographed musical numbers in her bedroom, and trouncing her mother during their weekly chess game. She’s also a contributing editor to the literary journal Pigeon Pages and is currently working on a number of short stories and Ph.D. applications. She currently resides in West Philadelphia with her best friend, a saucy black cat named Yahz.

A one-time setup fee of $99-$395.
Individual one-on-one sessions for $245/hour.


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