Our Team

SelectivePrep was founded over 10 years ago by test prep veterans. Our credentials include vast real-world classroom and course material creation experience. We have a track record of successfully preparing students for achievement tests. Our proven test-taking strategies help students master the tests needed to gain admittance to Chicago’s competitive Academic Centers and Selective Enrollment High Schools.

SelectivePrep Management Team

Our Management Team

Matthew Greenberg, Partner, SelectivePrep

MATTHEW GREENBERG has 17 years of test prep experience with Stanley Kaplan Educational Centers (now Kaplan, Inc.). Mr. Greenberg was the first Kaplan Instructor in Chicago at a time when test prep was virtually unknown in the Midwest. At Stanley Kaplan, he rose from Instructor to become the Regional Director of Chicago Operations and Director of Special Programs. In these roles, he recruited and trained instructors throughout Chicago and customized ACT and SAT programs for use in Chicago area public and private schools.

In addition to Mr. Greenberg’s test prep work, his teaching experience includes positions as an Adjunct Professor at Loyola, the University of Chicago and DePaul. In the corporate world, he was Director of Training for IREM (Institute of Real Estate Management) and was a Corporate Trainer for OmniTech Consulting Group (now part of DiamondCluster).

Mr. Greenberg has both a BA and MA in Economics and an MA in Public Policy from the University of Chicago.

Jonina Lerner, Partner, SelectivePrep

JONINA LERNER has over 15 years of training and marketing experience. Ms. Lerner began her training work as an Instructor for Stanley Kaplan Educational Centers (now Kaplan, Inc.) and was a Senior Associate for OmniTech Consulting Group (now part of DiamondCluster). In the corporate world, she has held senior marketing and product management positions for Telcordia Technologies, 3COM, and ACNielsen.

Ms. Lerner has a BA in Economics from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.

SelectivePrep Instructor Students Classroom

Our Instructor Team

SelectivePrep InstructorSelectivePrep Instructors are graduate students from top local universities (e.g., University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, North Park, etc.) or come from top out-of-state schools. Our Instructors help students arrive at the correct answer quickly and efficiently without resorting to tedious theoretical explanations. SelectivePrep Instructors have:

  • high achievement records. Test scores of 90% or higher on ACT, SAT or other relevant achievement tests.
  • classroom experience. Prior teaching work and excellent platform skills.
  • elevated communication skills. High energy personality, an enthusiasm for learning and ability to build rapport with students.