Meet the Teachers

Kristy Shinn (16)

Central PA Test Prep was developed by Kristy Shinn and Dana Smetana in 2010.  As high school teachers, Kristy and Dana are 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.  Kristy Shinn, a credentialed teacher with a Master’s in Mathematics Education, brings her experience in Mathematics to the course.  Kristy and Dana believed that, although many teachers did 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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