Ginny’s background includes a mix of marketing, education and the arts. While working in advertising and marketing, Ginny satisfied her desire to educate by teaching dance for many years, but still wanted to earn her degree and teach English. After moving to North Carolina in 1992, she started working on obtaining a bachelor’s degree and graduated from the University of North Carolina Charlotte in 2004 as a true 49er (at the age of 49!), just one week after her oldest daughter graduated from Appalachian State University. Earning her degree opened doors to new opportunities: she taught 10th grade English for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. Then she worked (and still does work) as a team leader and reader/evaluator with Measurement Inc. and Educational Testing Service (ETS) on the essay and open-ended portions of the End-of-Grade Tests for various states throughout the nation and the SAT. Her experience working with both students and the companies that administer these tests affords her a unique ability to assist students with the skills needed to meet or exceed their grade level requirements. Ginny enjoys working with students on college planning, college entrance exam preparation, English-related courses, and study skills. Even though Ginny has relocated to Florida, she continues to work with students at Mentaur via Skype and is an excellent reference for college planning.