Founder and CEO; Test Prep Specialist
Laura Whitmore was Valedictorian of Binghamton High School in 2002, then went on to study psychology at the University of Notre Dame. After graduating college in 2006, Laura began her educational consulting career while working as a lead tutor and college planning assistant for a prestigious company in Boca Raton, Florida. Trained by a former CollegeBoard SAT test question designer, Laura received insider information that helped her learn how to outsmart the SAT and ACT tests. Laura has since refined those strategies, as well as created some of her own in collaboration with her students. The strategies she teaches her students earned her a 1550 on the SAT (780 Math, 770 English).
Because of her passion for education, Laura went back to school and obtained a second degree in Adolescent Education: Mathematics from SUNY Cortland so that she could help more students as a certified New York State teacher. During her time teaching for Vestal Central School District in Vestal, NY, Laura recognized the learning gaps that students faced as a result of COVID. She ultimately founded Strategic Test Prep in 2021 to be able to serve her local community with quality in-person test prep and STEM tutoring in Binghamton, NY. Since founding the company, Laura has been working with students on a national and international level as well! She has worked with students in California, Texas, New Jersey, and Delaware, as well as Nigeria, Azerbaijan, India, and Swaziland!
Laura has worked with hundreds of students since 2007 and has helped them improve their grades and achieve score gains of as much as 400 points on the SAT! Laura believes in positive reinforcement, encouragement, and making the process fun for her students!
Laura is currently pursuing a Master's degree from University of Albany in Curriculum Design and Instructional Technology. She recently designed an asynchronous online SAT course and also hosts her own YouTube channel (aptly titled Strategic Test Prep).