Welcome to Axiom Learning’s Chestnut Hill location, where we look forward to working with your child soon! Our Chestnut Hill center is conveniently located across from the Star Market on Boylston Street, with plenty of parking behind the center. Many of our students come from Chestnut Hill, Newton, Brookline, Jamaica Plain, and Boston. Our educational team in Chestnut Hill is dedicated to creating an environment where your kids will have fun AND be productive by working closely with each family to meet each student’s customized goals. We have an open space plan for children who like to learn in collaborative settings, as well as smaller rooms for children who prefer to learn with no distractions. Here you will find Ivy League graduate faculty working with students on everything from test prep, including prep for the SAT, ACT, ISEE, and SSAT, to academic tutoring, to executive function and unique learners programs. The main services we offer to our families include:
Are you taking on a tougher course load this year? Do you need help preparing for AP exams or college entrance exams? Axiom’s expert instructors will offer you 1-on-1 support in Math, English, Science, Study Skills & Organization and more to help you excel in school. Give us a call today to learn more about how Axiom LearningTM in Chestnut Hill can make this your best school year yet!
Many children with incredible potential are passed over in school because they learn differently. At Axiom, we strive to help students showcase this potential using our customized programs for unique learners. These programs can make a world of difference in a child’s academic performance and self-esteem. Whether your child faces challenges such as ADHD, Executive Function deficits, or dyslexia, our specialized programs will provide educational support to meet your child where they are and help them unlock their true abilities. Ask us about our customized programs designed to help your child realize their full potential.
Our Chestnut Hill center offers fully customized 1-on-1 test preparation to help you get your dream score! Many of our students have achieved perfect scores, and our average score increase for the SAT is over 100 points per section, while our average ACT score increase is 8 points—over five times the average score increase at other test prep companies. These massive score increases have helped our students get accepted to the best universities in the country, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Princeton, and Columbia. Call us now to take our FREE diagnostic assessment, which we will use to create a customized plan that will help your son or daughter achieve their target score.
Our educational team here in Chestnut Hill works together to create the ideal support network for each student. Collectively, these dedicated instructors have spent thousands of hours working on test prep. Each lesson is targeted to help your child gain the most points on the test by addressing the areas where they are weakest, while simultaneously fostering their stronger subjects. Using our highly effective diagnostic tools, our support is optimized for each student to reach their goals as quickly as possible. Our process is as follows:
Our customized assessments assess where each student is RIGHT NOW across a wide range of sub-topics. Whether you are getting ready to take the SAT, need targeted support in academic subjects like Math, Science and English or need to understand how your Special Learner can best be supported, our diagnostics point you in the right direction to design the most effective learning plans for your child.
Our diagnostic tools provide our faculty and education team the data we need to design customized learning plans which efficiently address your child's specific deficits, challenge and extend their strengths and focus on the topics and areas they would most benefit from by not wasting valuable time on areas which won't help your child. We revisit these plans a MINIMUM of every 8 weeks to make sure your child's support is always targeting their specific needs in real time.
Supported by our education team, our dedicated faculty members will work with your child to develop the processes and frameworks needed to achieve their objectives. Your faculty members are never alone in helping your child succeed - all of our faculty members meet on a weekly basis to discuss EVERY student’s learning plan and check in with our global education support team at least twice every month to ensure they are using the most effective tools we have available.
You should always know WHAT we are doing with your child and WHY we are doing it. We have the most robust reporting processes in the industry to ensure you are properly informed. We regularly call all of our parents and provide extensive progress reports every semester which provide a great deal of detail and recommendations for each of our students. We are also always happy to meet with you to explain the progress we are seeing and areas of continued focus moving forward.
Hi! My name is Chris Fincher, and I am so excited to work with you and your family! I grew up in Westport, Connecticut and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago. At UChicago, I focused on nature writing and the emerging field of ecocriticism, and received my Bachelor of Arts with Honors in English Language and Literature. My encounters with the obstacles confronting today’s students have motivated me to adopt a holistic approach to teaching, encouraging students to grow as individuals as well as learners. For three summers, I worked at the Connecticut-based firm Causeway Collaborative, creating content to provide individualized academic support and recovery services for at-risk young men. In addition, I served as Vice President of AppUp Mentoring at UChicago, offering one-on-one guidance and college application support for local high school students. I hope to continue helping students identify and pursue their passions while cultivating the learning skills they will need to accomplish their goals. Outside of Axiom, you’ll likely find me with a book in my hand, practicing yoga, cooking, or exploring the outdoors, although I have yet to perfect the art of doing all four at the same time!
Hi! My name is Caroline Murphy and I am from Saratoga Springs, New York. Graduating from Duke University with a major in Earth and Ocean Sciences and a minor in Sociology, I have always loved science and working with people and have found teaching at the intersection of those two interests! At an elementary school in Durham, NC and with the Duke Talent Identification Program, I’ve taught many students in a variety of settings. In addition, I worked for MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, where I learned the importance of meaningful and supportive relationships in students’ lives. Throughout these experiences, I have seen that once students are comfortable, confident, and feel free to ask questions and be themselves, they are best prepared to learn. Each student is unique and can get excited about learning and find success. When I’m not at Axiom, I love being outdoors exploring, hiking, rowing, or skiing, depending on the season and weather. On rainy days, you can find me doing a crossword puzzle, experimenting with art supplies, or attempting to play a new song on the piano. I am so excited to be at Axiom and look forward to working with you and your family!
Hi! My name is Pim Senanarong and I am originally from Bangkok, Thailand, where I tutored middle and high school students in essay writing and test prep. Growing up in a country where English and writing did not receive a major educational focus, I decided to come to boarding school in the States so I could pursue my passion for writing fiction and nonfiction. I received my Bachelor’s from Boston College, where I majored in English with a concentration in Creative Writing. I’ve been fortunate to have the close mentorship of boarding school teachers and college professors who pushed me to stay true to my voice and craft. With their support, I received the Dever Fellowship, a grant given to an undergraduate who shows promise in a career in writing. From my exposure to different education systems, I learned the importance of an environment that values individual talents, encourages discussion and participation, and builds confidence and trust. Each student is unique and full of untold stories and potential for success. I look forward to working with you and your child at Axiom Learning!
Hello! My name is Megan Collins and I grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, where I fell in love with theatre and thrived academically. Like many students here at Axiom Learning, I sought to reach my full potential and put my heart into my studies, especially writing and chemistry. I combined these interests into a Bachelor of Science in Behavior and Health at Boston University. Throughout the past few years, I have taught drama and art for Pennsylvania Youth Theatre, directed religious education at Camp Bernadette, and led behavioral development groups at Youth Villages! When working with my students, I aim to highlight the true greatness in each child by using his or her unique experiences and learning styles to help that child discover the path to his or her goals. Forming relationships that lead to growth is my favorite activity on a list that also includes singing and playing guitar in my band, creative writing, reading fantasy novels, obsessing over Survivor, hiking, and contemplating large bodies of water. I cannot wait to get to know your child!