Meet the Teachers

Kristy Shinn (16)

Central PA Test Prep was developed in 2010 with a colleague because our students wanted specific instruction to help them be successful on college admissions tests. As high school teachers we were committed to preparing students for beyond their high school career.

Dana Smetana, a credentialed teacher with a Master’s degree in Teaching Strategies and Development, brings her experience and knowledge of English to the course.  Natalie Batts, a credentialed teacher with a Master’s in Mathematics Education, brings her experience in Mathematics to the course.  Central PA Test Prep believes that, although many teachers do an admirable job in the classroom, most students did not learn test-taking strategies to prepare them for the SAT® test.

Our learning center is clean and quiet, offering an environment that makes it easy to focus. We make sure distractions are removed. Small classrooms ensure that your child remains engaged.  Central PA Test Prep focuses on building confidence, motivation, focus, and problem-solving skills. Teachers share successful strategies with students, so they can succeed on their own. Our friendly, warm, and enthusiastic teachers create a safe and supportive atmosphere for your child.

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