Meet Your Test Preparation Instructors
With years of experience, knowledge, education, and expertise in the area of preparing
students, our instructors come from a variety of job professions including lawyers,
industry specialists and educators.
I had a great experience in this course. Craig was always willing to go the extra
mile to help outside of class. He did an amazing job of keeping the class engaged
and alert. Class was enjoyable and helpful.
Craig has been teaching GRE Test Prep courses at USC for seven years and occasionally
teaches SAT and ACT Test Prep. He is currently finishing his PhD and teaching Introductory
Philosophy courses at the University of South Carolina. Both in the Philosophy classroom
and in Test Prep, Craig seeks to guide his students toward the questions that will
carry them through their immediate studies and into further inquiry. When not actively
teaching or figuring out another element of Kant's Philosophy, Craig can be found
relaxing at home with his wife, dogs, and cats, listening to progressive rock albums
on the turntable.
Angela Jordan is a highly qualified instructor with over 13 years of experience in
the educational field. In addition to teaching SAT Test Prep for USC, she has taught
6th grade to undergraduate college level math courses. Angela has a B.S. in Pure
Math with a minor in English from SUNY Stony Brook and an M.S. in Secondary Math Education
from Brooklyn College. Angela is thrilled to share her passion for helping students
to achieve their academic goals.
Patrick A. McCabe is a former Firefighter/Paramedic who completed his undergraduate
degree from the University of Cincinnati after a severe spinal injury required him
to redirect his career. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate from Western Michigan
University Thomas M. Cooley Law School, where he served as the President of the Student
Bar Association. After moving to South Carolina in 2012, Patrick worked as a foreclosure
and debt collection attorney until taking a job as a litigation attorney with the
South Carolina Department of Revenue in 2017. In addition, Patrick is an instructor
for the University of South Carolina’s paralegal program and has been published in
the SC Lawyer magazine. When Patrick is not working he enjoys spending time with his
wife and four children.
Nicholas Roe is a passionate instructor who truly enjoys helping people learn new
things. He first began his instructing career leading various study groups as a Teaching
Assistant at Kalamazoo College, where he earned his B.A. in Chemistry. His love for
teaching deepened when he taught laboratory sections as a Graduate Student Instructor
at the University of Michigan, while earning his M.S. in Inorganic Chemistry. For
more than two years, Nick has been helping students through various math and science
classes as well as helping them prepare for standardized tests including the ACT,
SAT, GRE, GED and AP exams. He uses a casual, conversational style to make even difficult
information accessible to a wide range of students. Nick enjoys problem solving and
uses that skill set to help students improve their academic abilities
Dr. Rachel Tustin is a writer, teacher, and passionate environmentalist. She holds
degrees from California State University, University of South Carolina, and Walden
University where she earned her Ph.D. In her dissertation, she studied how middle
school students experience online learning in virtual schools. Her nearly two-decade
teaching career has provided her with experience in tailoring math, English, and science
instruction to various levels of students. After her own success on the SAT, ACT,
and GRE, she is passionate about teaching others the strategies they need to be successful
on these exams.
I feel much more confident and prepared for a very hard exam after completing this
course! Laura is a phenomenal instructor! She is knowledgeable on all things LSAT
and went out of her way to make sure I was prepared for the test. Sharing her knowledge
of the legal field made the three-hour class sessions fun.