What is now his full-time job began as just a part-time job while John was studying to be a screenwriter at Columbia University. But, as John facetiously likes to say, Since no one bought anything that I wrote, I had no choice but to continue teaching. John is actually one of the five founders of A-List Education (the parent company of Testive). When John was presented with the opportunity to build a better mousetrap, he was more than ready. Before A-List, he was already familiar with the test-preparation industry, having worked as both a director and teacher for several test-preparation companies. During that time, John estimates that he taught over 3000 students from Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester, New Jersey, and all five boroughs of New York City. And, of course, now with Testive, John coaches students well beyond the New York metropolitan area. He is also a teacher of teachers, having worked with several hundred educators on the best practices regarding preparing for the ACT and SAT. He has researched the ACT and SAT, written materials on the ACT and SAT, and has actually taken quite a few of them too over the years.