John Moscatiello has been a teacher, tutor, and author for the past 17 years. His career began at the Princeton Review, where he taught the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests, AP Exams, ISEE, SSAT, SHSAT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT Verbal, and TOEFL. John has trained hundreds of teachers, written content for 13 test preparation books, and worked as a college admissions consultant. He starred in more than 200 educational videos for the Princeton Review’s SAT, ACT, and GRE self-paced courses. John’s academic career began as a Spanish major at NYU, where he used AP credits to graduate a full year early. He then pursued graduate degrees in history from Fordham and Notre Dame, where he taught undergraduate students. He was a Fulbright scholar to Spain in 2012. John’s academic work has been published in both English and Spanish.
Heather Garcia has been teaching for fifteen years and has taught every English course from 9th grade to AP® Language and AP® Literature. She has taught public speaking, Dual Enrollment Skills for College Success, and English Composition I and English Composition II at Florida Gulf Coast University. She is a professional development leader in her district, running annual new-teacher trainings and offering summer in-service sessions. Heather was also a presenter for AP® Literature at the 2019 AP® National Conference and her specialty is offering skills to help students build their skills in analytical reading, critical thinking, and insightful writing. Heather has a BA in English, MA in English, and an MA in Writing. She lives in Florida with her husband and two young children and spends her spare time writing young-adult fiction.
Katie Upton has been teaching for 15 years, helping students become college and career ready. She has taught English courses ranging from 7th grade English Language Arts to Composition I at the college level. In the past three years, she has quickly become an expert in AP® Language and Composition and a leader of the AP® Capstone program. Katie has a plethora of experience in educational professional development. She has led professional development at the building, district, area, and even global level, focusing on helping teachers blend 21st century learning with educational practices that have stood the test of time. Beginning her career in Oklahoma, Katie has also taught in Kansas and now calls Texas her home. A former basketball coach herself, Katie spends her free time cheering on her two boys in all that they do and supporting her husband, a head girls’ basketball coach.