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Instructor Bios

Paul Girone

Paul Girone, a teacher of English and Reading for 37 years at Great Valley High School, has tutored for both the SAT and ACT over the last 30 years. Soon after earning his Masters Degree from Villanova University in 1986, he began work in SAT/ACT curriculum development at Brandywine Tutoring Services located in Exton. After working for two other local test prep companies and as an editor of essays written by PHD candidates from local colleges, Girone formed Single Step SAT/ACT Prep in 2000. As a teacher, Girone has been twice nominated for Citadel Teacher of the Year, and as a high school basketball coach, he has four times been named All Area Coach of the Year by the Daily Local News.


Mike Birenbaum

Mike Birenbaum, a graduate of The University of Delaware, has a Masters Degree in Mathematics and has been teaching at Great Valley for the past 12 years. At the high school, Mike coordinated and taught the district's SAT/ACT Program, and as a private tutor, he has had multiple students achieve perfect scores on both tests. In addition to his work there, Mike is an active adjunct teacher at Montgomery County Community College.

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