Tommy and Kay Bindrim both have degrees that involve training in standardized test administration and analysis. Tommy has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Western Carolina University where he was trained in assessment practices. He has worked extensively with adolescents in clinical settings evaluating educational and behavioral needs. Tommy also holds a nursing degree and uses his background in this area to teach a variety of science classes and labs in classrooms and educational co-ops. In addition to owning and overseeing the operations of Testing and Educational Services, Tommy is an RN and nursing instructor at ECC.
Kay has been a reading teacher since 1988, teaching in both public and private school settings. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Education, as well as a Reading Specialist Certificate. She has eighteen years experience as a public school and homeschool educator. Prior to homeschooling, Kay worked in the public school system as a Reading Specialist, teaching a variety of ages from K-9th grades. She has also had the privilege of tutoring adults. Due to some orthopedic issues, the classroom is no longer an option for Kay, so she helps Tommy and the other tutors by lending her expertise to create and evaluate educational plans for students. Kay assists with diagnostic assessments, end-of-grade testing for homeschoolers, and enjoys meeting with parents who are seeking understanding about the educational needs and abilities of their children. On a limited basis, she tutors in the area of reading, particularly students with reading delays or dyslexia.
Shay Cook has her degree in Elementary Education and has 13 years of classroom teaching experience. Shay taught third grade in California, fourth grade in Wake County Public Schools, and third grade at a charter school in Raleigh. Throughout these years of teaching, Shay had many opportunities to tutor small groups and individual students, as well as work as a test administrator. Shay moved to Rocky Mount last year when she married her husband, Stephen.
Kamden Holland is a wife and mom to three children. She holds a BA in Special Education / Learning Disabilities and a MS in Speech Language Pathology. She taught elementary and middle school aged students with learning disabilities. For the past 13 years, she has worked as a speech therapist, 5 years in public schools, and 8 years in private practice. Kamden adds a new dimension to our services with her insight into learning disabilities, special education, and auditory processing disorders.
Melissa Cloer, our high school math tutor, served for five years in the public school system in Greenville, SC, before relocating to Rocky Mount, where her husband serves as an associate pastor. She is a high school math tutor for Testing & Educational Services. She tutors all high school math subjects and does math SAT / ACT prep. She consistently gets rave reviews from parents.