Flann Maguire is a native Californian who has been, among other things, a field worker for U.S. Government surveys, a yacht salesman, a surfboard shop owner, a real estate appraiser, and an educator. He has been in the tutoring/teaching field for nearly 30 years, teaching subjects as varied as Spanish, French, history, English, English as a second language, and math. For the last 15 years he has specialized in test prep, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, and SAT subject tests.
Flann started tutoring in the early 1990s and became the director of the Encinitas Study Hall, a tutoring center that focused not only on school curriculum but also good study habits, shortly thereafter. In 2004 Flann began working with The Princeton Review and rose to the level of Master Teacher/Tutor for the SAT, ACT, GRE, and other admission tests. He started working with UCSD Extension in 2011 and has since taught thousands of students, has created the syllabus for the Extension SAT courses an on-line SAT course, and has trained dozens of other SAT teachers.
Flann studied Romance languages at Palomar College and U.C. Santa Barbara but is largely an autodidact. He has a life-long love of learning that informs his approach to teaching. While running the Study Hall he discovered a knack for the SAT and other admission tests (GRE, GMAT, etc.) and has helped thousands of students overcome the daunting hurdle of these tests.