About MAC Testing & Consulting
What is MAC?
MAC Testing is a holistic, student-centered teaching and learning community offering specialized, expert instruction in mathematics, science, reading, and writing. MAC teaches thinking: how to process, interpret, organize, and convey information of all kinds. For this reason, we defy the easy categorization implied by titles like “tutor” or “test prep.” Rather than supplying students with easily-forgotten, test-specific, "wise guy" tricks, we offer genuine education. What a student learns at MAC is immediately transferable to other academic work, as well as to real-life problem solving situations. When a student leaves MAC, he or she sees the world and the self—both in and out of school—with a greater degree of clarity, insight, and self-direction than ever before.
At MAC, we're straight shooters. We don't find ways around your problems—we help you identify and solve them as expeditiously and as pragmatically as possible. Upon enrolling, students take THE PROFILE, so that they can be assured that their learning will be tailored to their specific intellectual and personal needs. We survey students' content-area knowledge and, where necessary, test or arrange testing for learning disabilities. When students leave MAC, they can be assured that their academic "holes" have been filled.
With students coming from all over the world, we know that a one-size-fits-all approach actually fits none. We also know how insanely busy you are, so we offer scheduling that is highly flexible, taking into account the rate at which students progress. At MAC, we diagnose, analyze, prescribe, teach, apply, and remediate. You learn, succeed, feel self-confident, and thrive!
Who is MAC?
MAC employees are true experts in every sense of the word. Their backgrounds combine professional expertise and real-world experience. Dr. Mac, who holds a self-designed Ph.D. in the measurement and evaluation of the English Language with a concentration in linguistics/neurolinguistics from New York University, is a world-renowned test architect/test writer and author, as well as an education/testing expert in legal cases, an internationally-recognized speaker, and an award-winning educator. Among the amazing faculty are three other Ph.D.s, another who is a third-year resident in child psychiatry, three who hold M.A. degrees, a professional guidance/career counselor, winners of the International Literature and Physics Olympiads, National Merit Scholarship winners, professional engineers, professional writers/editors, and award-winning, certified teachers. Our professional associates include a child psychiatrist, an attorney, a learning disability specialist, neuropsychologists, social workers, AD/HD specialists, and cognitive, auditory, and vision/auditory specialists, and a certified Irlen diagnostician, among others. And, just as importantly as their qualifications, our teachers and associates genuinely care about their students/patients/clients.
For the MAC staff, it’s not just about whether a student passes a given exam. Rather, it’s also about preparing the student well to face real-life challenges, both in and out of the classroom, with confidence, skill, and enthusiasm.
Where is MAC?
The MAC Center is located in a beautifully decorated, large ground floor office in a professional office park in historic Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Students have access to a “seashore” lounge, and a country kitchen stocked with healthy snacks, as well as internet-equipped computers, among other special features. As much as its physical plant is engaging, MAC also strives to create an atmosphere that is both intellectually stimulating and personally peaceful: a place where students feel and, indeed, are genuinely welcomed, supported, and at home. Intellectually and personally, MAC is an organic comfort zone, one specifically designed to meet diverse students' needs.