About

Our Mission

 

 1.  To foster collaboration among test prep providers in an effort to promote, support, and develop the professional activities of test preparation providers.

2.  To share best practices, effective use of materials, and professional standards in the industry.

3.  To advocate for the appropriate administration and use of standardized tests for admissions and assessment purposes.

Code of Ethics

All National Test Preparation Association (NTPA) members are required to pledge adherence to the principles described in our Code of Ethics when admitted to membership and annually with membership renewal.

Members are expected to:

• practice within the boundaries of their competence

• avoid conflicts of interest and disclose potential conflicts to clients

• maintain nondiscriminatory, confidential and professional relationships with clients

• accept payment only for work performed

• represent themselves honestly and refrain from making disparaging public remarks about other NTPA members

Board members

A nationally recognized leader in test prep, Mike Bergin founded Chariot Learning in Rochester, NY in 2009 to deliver on the promise of what truly transformative, individualized education can and should be.

Mike is also the founder of the free testing and admissions answer site TestBright, co-host of the Tests and the Rest college admissions industry podcast and conference series, and creator of the Facebook industry group for test prep professionals, Test Prep Tribe. Lastly, Mike is the co-author of the Amazon bestseller Crash and Learn: Lessons in Business.

Find Mike at https://chariotlearning.com

David Blobaum co-founded and leads Summit Prep, a tutoring company with two centers in New Jersey that specializes in preparing students for the SAT and ACT. He graduated from the University of Chicago with honors both from the college and in his major, and he received his Executive MBA from Quantic School of Business and Technology. In college, he took seriously the University of Chicago’s aim of a “Renaissance” or well-rounded education and took courses in 17 different disciplines, ranging from Statistics and Economics to Philosophy and Art History. Since then, he has devoted himself to helping students succeed through education and serves as the NTPA’s Director of Outreach to help highlight how academic standards can help students, schools, and society.

Find David at https://summitprep.com

Brian Eufinger is the co-founder of Atlanta-based Edison Prep. With his wife, Silvia, the Edison Prep duo have tutored over 15,000 students for a combined 50,000+ hours for the SAT, PSAT, ACT, GMAT, SSAT, and SAT Subject Tests. They are sought after by school districts throughout the southeast to conduct out-of-state ACT/SAT bootcamps. Approximately 1/4 of their ACT Bootcamp students travel from other states to attend.

Brian graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2004. He is an active member of Washington University’s Young Alumni chapter in Atlanta, as well as the WashU Alumni Admissions Interviewer Program.

Find Brian at https://www.edisonprep.com

Michael Jordan is the president and founder of Michael Jordan College Prep, providing one-on-one test preparation and college application support to students in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and beyond. Prior to starting MJ Prep, Michael earned a degree in Music Education from the University of North Texas and worked as a high school band director in North Texas.

Michael holds his Texas Teaching Certification and is an Associate Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association. Aside from his career in education, Michael is a food enthusiast; you’ll often find him in the kitchen creating a new recipe or tending a smoker.

Find Michael at https://www.mjprep.com

Pranoy Mohapatra, founder of PMTutoring LLC in central New Jersey, has been tutoring since he was a high school sophomore at the Academy of Health and Science in 2007.

After spending his undergraduate career at Penn State and completing one year of medical school, Pranoy determined that his calling was in helping others thrive academically. He created PMTutoring in 2015, and he obtained his masters in Healthcare Administration from Columbia University while building his company. He is strongly committed to helping students navigate not only standardized tests, but their own career journeys in an increasingly competitive and globalized environment.

Outside of academia, Pranoy enjoys spending time outdoors and is particularly fond of fishing. He also is passionate about cooking, watching football, and traveling.

Find Pranoy at https://pmtutoring.com

Kailey Ossanna is the proud owner of KO Tutoring, the test prep company she founded in August 2020. She is a graduate of Campbell University, receiving her BS in Biology. Kailey’s path to KO Tutoring has had many interesting stops. From her time as an officer in the United States Army to overseeing quality control of the production of vital medical supplies to teaching math and science in Appalachia, Kailey has brought professionalism and passion to everything she has done. She is now using her experiences and love for education and education policy to provide excellent service to her clients and work towards uplifting all students by working within the professional tutoring community and local communities.

Find Kailey at https://www.kotutoring.com

Susan Powers is the Founder of Woodlands Test Prep, a company devoted to supporting students with test preparation, academic tutoring, and college essay coaching, based in The Woodlands, Texas, north of Houston.  Susan started teaching SAT and GMAT classes for Kaplan as a fun hobby in 1994, laying the groundwork for the founding of Woodlands Test Prep in 2011.

A 1989 graduate of Southern Methodist University with degrees in French and Finance and a 1993 graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with an MBA in Entrepreneurship, she began her career in strategic consulting and mergers & acquisitions.  She is inspired every day by her team and the students they support.

Some of her other passions include traveling near and far, soaking in the mountain air, discovering emerging musical artists, and reading. So. Much. Reading.

Find Susan at https://woodlandstestprep.com

Jason Robinovitz is the Chief Operating Officer of Score At The Top Learning Centers & Schools, a family owned group of tutoring companies and schools in South Florida. As team leader for a staff of more than 100 educators, Jason is in charge of strategic decision-making, including best practice policies, customer service, staffing, training, marketing, systems, and technology.

Jason is an active member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Secondary School Admission Test Board.

Jason graduated from the University of Denver with a BSBA in Finance and concentrations in Real Estate and Leadership. Three years later, he graduated from Emory University School of Law with a concentration in business and corporate law. Jason practiced medical malpractice law for five years before joining Score At The Top. He is an active member of the Florida Bar.

Find Jason at https://www.scoreatthetop.com

Amy Seeley is the President of Seeley Test Pros, a test preparation company serving students across Northeastern Ohio. After graduating from John Carroll University in 1993 with a degree in Secondary Education, she immediately began her career in test preparation working with The Princeton Review.

Amy turned her passion for test prep into a career at Townsend Learning Centers, where she assumed the role of Director of Test Preparation Services. Amy began Seeley Test Pros in 2006. She has helped tens of thousands of students achieve National Merit status, be admitted to highly selective colleges and universities, and earn lucrative scholarships based on high test scores.

Amy is the founder and co-host of Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry podcast. She has presented at national test preparation conferences and is a frequent contributor to the Test Prep Tribe. Amy is a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program.

Find Amy at https://seeleytestpros.com

Adam Snoza is the president of Aim High Test Prep, offering personalized and group test preparation. A former high school English teacher with a degree from Creighton University, he has dedicated his career to making test prep accessible. By partnering with non-profits and a Title I school, Adam has extended quality test prep to low-income students, helping them achieve their higher education goals.

Beyond his educational work, Adam is a passionate martial arts instructor with over 30 years of experience.

Find Adam at https://www.aimhightestprep.com

 

Jim Wismer is the Director of Ivy Experience, a Philadelphia area test prep, college prep, and tutoring company. Jim oversees Ivy Experience’s tutoring and test prep, in addition to heading sales, marketing, and business development.

Jim’s tutoring career started in 8th grade, and he has since taught students at the middle school, high school, and college levels in standardized test preparation as well as dead languages. He leveraged his own test scores to attend The University of Pittsburgh on an Honors Full Tuition Scholarship, graduating summa cum laude. He went on to earn his M.A. in Classics from Notre Dame, where he taught Latin, Ancient Greek, ancient history, and mythology. While applying for high school Latin teaching jobs, he stumbled into the world of full-time test prep and never looked back.

In his free time, Jim enjoys traveling the world, studying languages, camping, hiking, following the Eagles, throwing darts, reading fantasy novels, and much more.

Find Jim at https://myivyexperience.com

 

Are you interested in serving on the NTPA Board of Directors or nominating an ideal candidate? Explore the board nomination process here.

We are grateful for those who have previously served on the NTPA Board of Directors. Learn more about previous board members here.

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