Description

Professional Experience

New Pathway/EIC Education (2013-2016)
Shanghai, China
Director of Testing

Hired by New Pathway to build and manage an in-house product development department for their test prep classroom courses and on-line offerings. Hired and trained staff. Grew the R&D department to a team of thirteen. New Pathway later acquired by EIC Education. Curricula and instructional materials covered SAT, ACT, SSAT, TOEFL, IELTS, and generalized ESL.

Private Tutor (1998-Present)
New York, NY, & NJ

Tutored students for SAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, CUNY placement exams, college math, and basic skills. Designed complete study plans for students who needed them; provided specific teaching and/or practice work for those with specific needs.

Knewton
New York, NY
Product Development Manager (2008-2009)

Original member of this internet start-up. Built and managed the product development department from myself to nearly a dozen persons; created aptitude tests for applicants; hired and trained staff; developed test prep courses; wrote and edited lessons and practice materials.

Designed and built (with others) very robust and detailed system of database tagging for all test items (actual tests and Knewton tests), categorizing questions by content, strategies, format, difficulty, and other criteria. Moodle-based system was devised to provide extraordinarily precise student assessment and ongoing tweaking of the student’s study program.

Contract, Freelance and Consultant work (2002-2007)
New York, NY

Details upon request. Clients included: EBSCO, Sparknotes, Peterson’s Publishing, NYU Online, Alfy.com, MBA Center, (Paris, France), Testu.com

Kaplan Educational Centers (1986-1998)
New York, NY

Instructional design and product development, with some teaching. Details upon request. Positions included: Product Director, Kaplan Learning Services; Product Director, GMAT Programs; Assistant Product Director, GMAT Programs; Logic Writer/Editor


Education and Training

Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
CELTA course taken in October, 2016
International House: Chiang Mai, Thailand

Literacy Volunteers of America
ESL and Adult Literacy Tutoring
Certificate of Training, 2011

New York University 
BA in Philosophy, with minor in English Literature
Cum Laude, with Philosophy Dept. Honors, 1986


Publications

Kaplan GMAT 800: Advanced Prep for Advanced Students (later re-titled “GMAT Advanced”)
By Eric Goodman, Ed Downey, Michelle Karney
Simon and Schuster, New York, 2002
ISBN: 0-7432-2434-5

Kaplan GMAT All-In-One: Test Prep Plus Business School Admissions
By Ben Baron, Ed Downey
Bantam Doubleday Dell, New York, 1995
ISBN: 0-385-31441-8