Peter Ross
Chief Executive Officer
Peter Ross
Peter is the founder and CEO of TestBest to which he brings years of international experience, and a vision of improving educational opportunities and outcomes...
for students all over the world. Peter’s upbringing in New York City and his experiences working private equity in San Francisco inspired him to apply his business knowledge to education as he saw friends and acquaintances from around the globe trying to navigate and succeed in the complex U.S. educational system. As a student, Peter studied in international schools in 6 different countries where he was exposed to other international students from around the world and first realized that maximum benefits for schools and students require innovative approaches to education through new combinations of curriculum, pedagogy, and technology. By founding TestBest, Peter has sought to synthesize his education, international exposure, and business experience in impactful ways for all involved in the educational system.
Brian Stelbotsky
Director of Admissions and Institutional Partnerships
Brian Stelbotsky
  • MPA University of Pittsburgh...
  • Over a decade of international admissions and recruitment experience in higher education at top-ranked universities both in the United States and abroad.
  • Several years of experience living and working in East Asia.
  • He believes in increasing information transparency for both students and institutions to allow for improved educational access and stronger outcomes.
Core Academic Team
Senior Academic Advisor
Robyn Brinks Lockwood

Linguistics Professor from Stanford University. Her specialty is to compare and to analyze differences in English used by students from different linguistic backgrounds.

Advisor of “U.S. Language and Culture” summer course TESOL board member; has given numerous speeches on TESOL international and regional conferences; Chairwoman at TESOL Press; former chairwoman of TESOL Materials Writers Interest Section; Board of Directors TESOL International

Has written many books, online courses, video programs, and teacher’s manuals for TOEFL and for English language education in general

Has published with MacMillan Education, University of Michigan Press, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill

David Cook
David Cook
Senior Instructional Designer
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  • MA San Francisco State University
  • 11 years of teaching experience in distance education design and implementation
  • Goal oriented teaching, blended learning approaches, innovative ADDIE Instructional Model University Press, Pearson, and McGraw-Hill.
Karen Danesi
Karen Danesi
Curriculum Content Creator
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  • MA in English, SUNY Buffalo, NY
  • 20 years of teaching experience both in the U.S. and internationally
  • Specializing in language arts, ESL, theater, journalism, library media science.
  • Her current focus in on distance learning: specializing in curriculum and instructional design.
Clare Giraro
Clare Giraro
Curriculum Content Creator
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  • MA San Francisco State University
  • 25 years of teaching experience
  • Taught TOEFL/IELTS in California, Europe, China, Asia, Middle East.
  • She encourages maximum student involvement in classroom, believing the process of making mistakes is the process of learning.
Shi Yi
Shi Yi
Instructional Designer
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  • MA in Education
  • 7 years of teaching experience
  • Chinese course designers
  • Specialties in IELTS and TOEFL writing and high-scoring IELTS reading.
Luke Scholl
Luke Scholl
Lead Quality Control - Curriculum Content
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  • MA in English CSU Chico
  • Expertise in editing, composition pedagogy, and ludology.
  • 3 years experience teaching college level writing at CSU Chico
  • 2 years experience as a literary editor
Steven Hale
Steven Hale
Director of UX & User Interface Design
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  • BA, CSU Chico - Communication Design
  • 12 years in User Experience and Software Application Design
  • 14 years visual design and marketing
  • Constantly finds ways to improve user interaction
  • As a visual design professional he always produces great user-centered designs
Victoria Proctor
Victoria Proctor
Mentor Administrator, Recruiter
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  • MA in English Literature CSU Chico
  • Expertise lies in problem solving, finding long-term solutions to business needs, and utilizing the strengths of employees
  • 4 years experience in administration
  • 10 years experience in education
  • Taught courses in world literature, literary genres, and academic composition
Zachary Mauro
Zachary Mauro
Director of Quality Assurance
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  • BS Computer Information Systems, CSU Chico
  • 5 years experience in QA
  • Performed QA and automation engineering for Fortune 500 company
  • Created multiple continuous integration systems to increase efficiency of development processes
Our All Star Instructors
Nathan Sundt
Nathan Sundt
  • Masters in Education, 15 years experience in language education
  • Experience curriculum and assessment development
  • 10 years of experience writing foreign language curriculum and assessments and understanding of how language assessments are designed
Tiffany Ranalli
Tiffany Ranalli
  • Masters in TESOL
  • 16 Years Teaching experience.
  • Teaching academic ESL since 2005
  • Specializes in academic writing and all it entails: grammar, syntax, vocabulary, word choice and usage, sentence construction, idea generation and organization
Sara Northern
Sara Northern
  • Ed.D. in Educational Technology
  • 25 years of teaching university level.
  • Enjoys language and writing process and finds it to be quite amazing
  • Fascinated by technology and its many possibilities and opportunities in making education and learning more interesting and empowering
Darryl Chriss
Darryl Chriss
  • Masters in Education and Instructional Media Technology
  • 15 Years Teaching experience
  • Specializations in English as a Second Language (ESL) and literacy and language development internationally
  • He has lived and taught ESL in South Korea, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait
Amanda Manns
Amanda Manns
  • Masters in Creative Writing
  • 5 years of teaching university level advanced grammar and creative writing
Haley Winters
Haley Winters
  • Teaches ESL at Oregon State University
  • Over 3 years of University level ESL instruction
  • American culture teacher in Seville, Spain
Silvia Cordito
Silvia Cordito
  • 18 years of teaching experience
  • Taught ESL, English, and IB English at different levels in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East
  • Primary focus is on applying a variety of teaching methods that best suit individual students' learning needs
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