About Us

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FinnPREP Proven Method

This method has resulted in a documented average 5-point ACT score increase in only 6 weeks and has named us Iowa’s Premier ACT Prep company. 

Our intensive class sessions, customized parent and student reminders, and follow-up communications create a top score for every student.

We meet with students in four 3-hour sessions:

  • Introduction & Math Test session
  • Math & Reading Test session
  • English Test session
  • Science Test session & Full test review

We believe students learn more and learn faster from an in-person teacher who knows them and cares about their academic progress. This philosophy is why we meet with students in face-to-face training sessions and then follow-up electronically to check that the practice is being done at home.

Our Founder

Kelly Finn, Ph.D.

Kelly was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She earned a Ph. D. Teaching & Learning, M.S. Mathematics, and K-12 Teaching License from The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Kelly earned a B.S. Business Administration in 1996 from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

“FinnPREP began when a student asked me to prepare her for the ACT test. After the first prep session, I realized I was effective at teaching and motivating her to a score increase. My passion to help others led me to create the FinnPREP Method. Using the strategies and discipline that were successful for me in college, I designed a curriculum which is engaging and effective for teenagers.”

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Our Team

As Operations and Marketing Manager at Be Leaderly, Inc., Angie Klein is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations. Klein manages all aspects of training program logistics, registrations, SEO, financials, monthly newsletter, social media engagement and customer service. Prior to her current role, she worked with scheduling, inventory control, employee training, and event coordination. 

Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA, where she currently resides with her husband, two teenage children, and their rescue dog, Niko. In her spare time, Angie enjoys bicycling, hiking, kayaking, and baking.

Angie Klein

As Operations and Marketing Manager at Be Leaderly, Inc., Angie Klein is responsible for maintaining the day-to-day operations. Klein manages all aspects of training program logistics, registrations, SEO, financials, monthly newsletter, social media engagement and customer service. Prior to her current role, she worked with scheduling, inventory control, employee training, and event coordination.

Born and raised in Cedar Rapids, IA, where she currently resides with her husband, two teenage children, and their rescue dog, Niko. In her spare time, Angie enjoys bicycling, hiking, kayaking, and baking.

Lynn is the founder and chief strategist at LAD. She approaches marketing and business communications differently than other marketers. Her first love was journalism, so she looks for details that set a brand, a product, or a leader apart, and she uses those details to create marketing hooks that reel in customers and motivate them to click, call, or seal the deal.

She spent 10 years learning how to tell amazing stories at the Baltimore Sun, a newspaper made famous by its reputation for hard-hitting and reliable journalism, as well as David Simon’s gritty HBO series The Wire, which included a fictional version of the newspaper and its newsroom.

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Lynn is the founder and chief strategist at LAD. She approaches marketing and business communications differently than other marketers. Her first love was journalism, so she looks for details that set a brand, a product, or a leader apart, and she uses those details to create marketing hooks that reel in customers and motivate them to click, call, or seal the deal.

She spent 10 years learning how to tell amazing stories at the Baltimore Sun, a newspaper made famous by its reputation for hard-hitting and reliable journalism, as well as David Simon’s gritty HBO series The Wire, which included a fictional version of the newspaper and its newsroom.

In Everything We Do We Believe in Challenging the Status Quo

We believe in thinking differently.

The way we challenge the status quo is by making our services simple, efficient, and user-friendly.

We make your college dreams come true!

Dr. Finn works with parents and individual students to achieve the highest documented score increase in Iowa.