Educational Testing Consultants, Inc. (ETC) specializes in providing test preparation services to universities primarily through continuing education departments and divisions, offering our partner institutions the opportunity to tailor test preparation classes to the specific needs of the communities they serve, at an affordable price, and with the assurance of quality. ETC’s select staff of dedicated professionals has unparalleled experience working with university clients to ensure that each student reaches his or her testing goals.
ETC is proud of the impact its test preparation programs have on the communities of its partner universities beyond the immediate benefits to our students. The free GRE®, GMAT, and LSAT Strategy Workshops offered by ETC ensure that students from all academic and economic backgrounds have access to invaluable test preparation assistance. Additionally, the revenue generated by ETC test preparation classes helps to support important non-revenue-generating programs that serve the greater good of the university communities. ETC recognizes that a successful test preparation program is a key component of the broader continuing education project.
Beginning in 1997, Steven Shotts and Dr. Stephen Harris, co-founders of ETC, began offering graduate-level test preparation classes through The Florida State University Center for Professional Development. ETC was officially formed in 1999. ETC currently provides test preparation classes through the continuing education departments at Florida State University, The University of South Carolina, The University of Georgia, Auburn University, Texas Christian University, Louisiana State University, University of Houston, Southern Methodist University, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Texas A&M Corpus Christi, Rollins College, the University of Missouri - St. Louis, James Madison University, Westfield State University, Boise State University, Emporia State University, Missouri State University, Western Kentucky University, Stetson University, the University of New Haven, St. Cloud State University, Minnesota State University, Worcester State University, the University of South Florida, The University of Delaware, and Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, ETC provides contract classes for not-for-profit organizations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Steven Shotts is the co-founder of Educational Testing Consultants and Chief Executive Officer. Steven is an experienced test preparation instructor, curriculum designer, and instructor trainer. He has a degree in Pure Mathematics, and has been teaching test preparation classes since 1993. He has helped thousands of students prepare for standardized tests. In addition to his instructional experience Steven Shotts is co-author of ETC’s test preparation workbooks for GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and ACT preparation, and has experience writing test items used in state certification exams.
Dr. Stephen Harris is an experienced test preparation instructor and curriculum designer. As Director of Instructional Design for Educational Testing Consultants, Dr. Harris has led the curriculum design team in developing the courses for the GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SAT, ACT, and FCAT exams. In addition, Dr. Harris has developed and taught MCAT preparation courses for the Florida State University School of Medicine. Prior to co-founding Educational Testing Consultants, Dr. Harris was a test item writer for the GRE, GMAT, LSAT, and FCAT exams. Dr. Harris holds a PhD. in Philosophy from Florida State University.
As Director of Business Operations, Eric manages program launch projects and ongoing program operations in coordination with university staff. His role at ETC includes: Needs assessments, strategic planning, program marketing, student recruitment, and program administrative support. He holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing from Western Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina. Eric has over ten years of related experience, including over four years in higher continuing education at the University of South Carolina, where he served as a program manager and Director of Professional and Continuing Education.
As Operations Coordinator, Thee works with the Director of Business Operations and other members of the ETC team to manage program and marketing initiatives. Her role at ETC includes: enrollment and operations reports, course logistics, secondary market research, event coordination, registration management, and inventory management. She holds a Bachelor degree in Marketing from University of North Carolina at Charlotte.