MEET YOUR PROFESSIONAL TRAINERS
Richard Schmidt, president of University Test Prep, has been helping students score high on the SAT since 1984. Richard served as chairman of the history department at Davis Intermediate School in Oak Grove School District where he also taught Language Arts and Math. He has 34 years of experience teaching and coaching in the junior and senior high schools. Mr Schmidt simplifies the tough stuff and he does it with passion. He has inspired students with confidence and trained them to recognize the tricks, traps, and biases of the SAT.
Riley McWilliams is a dynamic and popular math teacher. (It's TRUE!) He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Business Administration. After working in the business field for a time, he desired a more fulfilling career. He then obtained a teaching credential in Mathematics from National University. Before coming to the Bay Area, Mr. McWilliams taught Honors Geometry in San Deigo and junior and senior high math in Crescent City. He is currently teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II at Scotts Valley High School. He considers math an awesome subject and he does an awesome and enthusiastic job of making Math look easy on the SAT.
Mary Diehl, author and profesor, brings joy to the classroom and makes english grammar and writing seem easy!Mary graduated with a degree in Journalism from St. Bonaventure University, New York. She worked in the advertising field for three years before obtaining her Teaching Credential from UC Irvine. She then taught English at Lake Elsinore High School and was the advisor for the school's newspaper. Relocating to northern California, Ms. Diehl returned to school to receive her Master's Degree from San Jose State University. Since then, she has taught English writing at Cabrillo College in Aptos, Evergreen Valley College in San Jose, and is currently teaching her eighteenth straight year at De Anza College in Cupertino.
Suzanne Herzman graduated from New York University; she also studied at NYU program in Paris. She began her teaching career at Albany and Los Altos High Schools. Prior to obtaining her MA from Stanford, she worked as an Academic Coordinator at the East Bay Center for Performing Arts in Richmond. Suzanne is currently teaching English (including International Baccalaureate English) and English Language Development at Scotts Valley High School. She brings competence, experience, and enthusiasm to the SAT Seminar.