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, The University of Kansas, Texas Christian University, Louisiana State University, University of Houston, Southern Methodist University, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, Rollins College, the University of Richmond, James Madison University, and the University of Vermont. 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.
Karen Mason is an expert test preparation instructor, curriculum editor, and instructional trainer. She is directly responsible for providing hundreds of students with the tools they need to pursue higher education goals in both undergraduate and graduate studies. During Karen's six years of professional test preparation experience, Karen has taught GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SAT, and ACT courses for a number of leading Universities. Karen was recently recognized as the 2010 Continuing Education Faculty Award Winner for the University Professional and Continuing Education Association's South Region for her outstanding instruction at the University of South Carolina. Karen earned a B.S. in physics from Michigan State University and a M.A. in philosophy of religion from Denver Seminary. Karen's dual science and humanities background is instrumental in her mastery of the quantitative, verbal, and logic items on the standardized tests. In addition to teaching test preparation courses, Karen has taught at the university level in the areas of philosophy and critical writing since 1998.