Theresa West

theresa w
Primary Location:
Cheshire, CT
Summer Location:
Cheshire, CT
Ivy Bound Tutor Since:
Trinity College
Grad School:
Columbia University Graduate School of Education
Perfect SAT Score:
1600 (2 sections)

Programs I specialize in:

  • Academic Camps
  • Academic Tutoring: K-12
  • ACT
  • PSAT
  • SAT
  • SSAT
  • Study Skills


I have worked at Cheshire Academy since 2008 as an academic coach, Philosophy teacher, Psychology teacher, basketball coach, softball coach, ropes course instructor, Model United Nations advisor, Earth Club advisor and Connecticut Youth Forum advisor. Over the past three years, I have worked for Ivy Bound since 2011 and taught an SAT prep course at the Academy. I believe the SAT is a highly coachable test, and I love teaching students the strategies and content required for success on the SAT.



Columbia University Graduate School of Education, Class of 2016
New York, NY

  • Master of Arts in Teaching of English

Trinity College, Class of 2007
Hartford, CT

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature
  • Trinity in Rome, 2006


Teaching Assistant, Trinity College

  • Shakespeare
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Introduction to Literary Studies
  • Shakespeare on Film




  • Math   800
  • Reading   800
  • Writing   800


  • Analytic Writing   90th percentile
  • Verbal   92nd percentile

Praxis ll English Content Knowledge

  • 194/200




  • Recipient of Cheshire Academy Morton Grant to generate math Smartboard lessons          2013
  • Recognition of Excellence award on the Praxis II English Content Knowledge exam           2009
  • Recipient of Cheshire Academy Morton Grant for Shakespearean Acting Lessons                2009
  • Trinity’s John Dando Prize for outstanding work in the study of Shakespeare                       2007
  • Senior Recognition Award for Community Service                                                                       2007




  •  I enjoy drawing and traveling in my free time.

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