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Doug Tarnopol brings a unique mix of talents and experience to teaching and instructional design. Doug has ten years’ varied experience in SAT preparation. He has taught and tutored students of all backgrounds and advised both students and parents; he has also developed instructional print materials, designed online tests and courses, and run online academic support. Doug combines over a decade of test preparation experience in teaching, instructional design, and front-line customer and academic support with an academically rigorous education.

Doug graduated _magna cum laude_ from Cornell University in 1992, earning a B.A. in History and writing a senior honors thesis on twentieth-century evolutionary theory. He continued his work in the history and sociology of science at the University of Pennsylvania, receiving an M.A. in 1996.

While in graduate school, Doug began teaching SAT classes for Kaplan Test Prep. After completing his graduate work, Doug moved to New York City and continued teaching for Kaplan, adding PSAT, SCI HI, SAT II: Writing, SAT II: Math, GMAT, and other courses to his repertoire. In 1999, after serving as Pre-College Student Advisor at Kaplan’s flagship Manhattan center, Doug became a curriculum developer in what was then called the Kaplan Learning Services division, designing instructional material for state proficiency exams. He was later promoted to Assistant Editor.

In 2000, after serving briefly as Manager of Pre-College Curriculum for Kaplan Test Prep, Doug joined the brand-new Kaplan Test Prep Online division, becoming Manager of Academic Services. Later promoted to Associate Director, Doug helped to create, coordinate, and maintain website, product, technical, and academic support activities, including management of admission and GMAT/GRE essay review services and the design of online course homepages and assets.

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Profile Summary:
SAT/ACT Tutor Cranston, RI
College/Grad/Biz/Law/Med Application Essay Review Cranston, RI
GMAT/GRE/LSAT tutor Cranston, RI
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Drumming,reading,bass,biking,hiking,film
Work Experience:
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In November, 2002, Doug joined Peterson’s new Test Prep division as Associate Program Manager, designing and gathering content for online tests for SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and several CLEPs, as well as doing market research on various SAT online courses. He also worked on Peterson’s adaptive online course for the SAT, which won Brandon Hall’s Gold Excellence in E-Learning Award for 2003. Promoted to Program Manager in early 2003, Doug designed and edited Peterson’s adaptive PSAT online course.

In October, 2003, Doug launched Tarnopol Learning Services, LLC, an educational consulting and instructional design company. In addition to SparkNotes’ _Power Tactics_ titles, Doug has edited scholarly books and articles in the history of science; designed Flash simulations and diagnostic skills assessments for corporate training courses; expert-reviewed test prep books; written and edited learning objects for adaptive online courses for the Texas high-stakes exit exam; and developed instructor-led training materials for both California’s high-stakes exit exam and a thirteen-lesson basic writing skills course.

Doug also writes fiction and poetry. He is an avid drummer, beginning bassist, and voracious reader. He currently lives in Cranston, Rhode Island with his wife, Donna. When not reading or watching classic films or _The Simpsons_, they can usually be found playing Scrabble or enjoying time with their niece and nephew.

Resume available upon request.
Education:
BA, History, magna cum laude, Cornell University; MA, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania.
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Doug Tarnopol is located in Cranston, RI and has the following skills: SAT/ACT Tutor, College/Grad/Biz/Law/Med Application Essay Review, GMAT/GRE/LSAT tutor
Writing / Journalism, Education
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SAT/ACT Tutor

Category: Education
Description
The Tutor:

Doug Tarnopol has been working in test prep for over 10 years. In addition to teaching, tutoring, advising, and creating online and classroom courses for the SAT and PSAT, he is also the author of SparkNotes' series, _Power Tactics for the New SAT_ (2005) which can be found exclusively at Barnes & Noble.

He has a BA in History, _magna cum laude_, from Cornell University (1992) and an MA in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania (1996). He created Tarnopol Learning Services, LLC in 2003.

The Process:

The student begins with a full-length official diagnostic test. Then, I analyze the test results. Based on the mean scores for the "stretch" schools to which the student is applying and the diagnostic score, we set up a tutoring schedule.

Depending on how much time is available before the student has to take the test, we determine which areas will give the highest score yield, and start with those areas.

We cover not only test content, such as Algebra or Critical Reading passages, but also test strategy and structure.

All tutoring takes place in the home of the student. I charge on a sliding scale. See http://www.dougtarnopol.com for more information and to see whether you're within 90 minutes' drive of my home in Cranston, RI.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA, History, magna cum laude, Cornell University; MA, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania. 10 years' experience in test prep field: online and in-class course development, teaching, retail book author (SparkNotes Power Tactics for SAT, e.g.).
Years Experience: 10

College/Grad/Biz/Law/Med Application Essay Review

Category: Writing / Journalism
Description
I will help you construct, organize, and edit your admissions essay. I will NOT write it for you, but I will help you reach your potential.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA, History, magna cum laude, Cornell University; MA, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania. 10 years' experience in test prep field. Ran Kaplan Test Prep's admissions essay review service for several years.
Years Experience: 10

GMAT/GRE/LSAT tutor

Category: Education
Description
The Tutor:

Doug Tarnopol has been working in test prep for over 10 years. In addition to teaching, tutoring, advising, and creating online and classroom courses for the SAT and PSAT, he is also the author of SparkNotes' series, _Power Tactics for the New SAT_ (2005) which can be found exclusively at Barnes & Noble. He has also worked extensively with GMAT, GRE, and LSAT in course development and retail book authoring.

He has a BA in History, _magna cum laude_, from Cornell University (1992) and an MA in the history and sociology of science from the University of Pennsylvania (1996). He created Tarnopol Learning Services, LLC in 2003.

The Process:

The student begins with a full-length official diagnostic test. Then, I analyze the test results. Based on the mean scores for the "stretch" schools to which the student is applying and the diagnostic score, we set up a tutoring schedule.

Depending on how much time is available before the student has to take the test, we determine which areas will give the highest score yield, and start with those areas.

We cover not only test content, such as Algebra or Critical Reading passages, but also test strategy and structure.

All tutoring takes place in the home of the student. I charge on a sliding scale. See http://www.dougtarnopol.com for more information and to see whether you're within 90 minutes' drive of my home in Cranston, RI.
Relevant Education / Credentials
BA, History, magna cum laude, Cornell University; MA, History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania. 10 years' experience in test prep field: online and in-class course development, teaching, retail book author (SparkNotes Power Tactics for SAT, e.g.).
Years Experience: 10