Alex, with two Ph.D.’s in Mathematics and Physics, was born Romania, taught advanced engineering courses and graduate level courses at Worcester Polytechnic School in Massachusetts, before moving to Palm Beach County over 20 years ago with his wife and daughter. Alex specializes (of course) in SAT and ACT math and science as well as AP and SAT II math and science courses. In addition, Alex works with students in the academic arena, helping them grasp the often elusive concepts needed for success in the higher level courses of calculus and physics. He has been aptly named by our students: resident genius.
Melinda, an invaluable member of our team, is carrying on her family’s legacy, which spans three generations of educators. A native of Hungary, Melinda completed her formal education at the highly competitive International University of Pecs, earning a Masters Degree in Economics in 2000. Having spent many years studying abroad and working in countries including the United States, Austria, and Germany, Melinda is fluent in English, Hungarian and German and brings a unique worldview perspective to her students. In 2010 Melinda was awarded a teaching certification in the State of Florida, working as a lead instructor in mathematics at a local, reputed learning center before joining Alex Damian SAT/ACT Prep 9 years ago. Her sharp mathematical mind coupled with her enthusiasm for teaching and management skills make her a true asset to our team. Her students learn strategies and techniques that will make them successful in their professional life, way beyond the standardized test.
Alexandra “Sandra”, who is Alex’s daughter, is a great asset to Damian Sat/ACT Prep. Following in her father’s foot steps, Sandra has been instrumental at helping students overcome their fears of the science ACT section. Previous to joining Alex’s team, Sandra was a certified marketing trainer. With a formal degree in Intercultural Communications, Applied science and Womans Studies, Sandra brings enthusiasm and a fresh perspectice into her training technique. Since her start with Damian SAT/ACT Prep, Sandra has taught not only science but also English and reading of the SAT and ACT. Her dynamic style and genuine concern for improving the test taking speed skills are greatly appreciated by her students.
Christine “Chris” grew up in The Berkshires of western Massachusetts and moved to Florida after graduating from North Adams State College (now—Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) with a degree in secondary teaching of math and English. Lake Worth Community High School was her “home” for 27 years, teaching all levels of language arts, math and SAT Prep. After earning a Masters Degree in reading, Chris became a reading coach at Boynton Beach High School. Eventually, Chris longed for her main passion of teaching students, so she then taught at Santaluces High School for four years before retiring in 2014. Since her time with Damian SAT/ACT Prep, Chris has enjoy seeing her students succeed on the math, reading and English portions of the SAT and ACT tests.