Pittsburgh, Pa. — September 7, 2007 — Apangea Learning, a leading provider of cost-effective differentiated math instruction, announced key hires in the company?s account services, sales and academic tutoring departments.
Academic Tutoring Department
Mary Frances Horn, P.E. was hired as a SmartHelp faculty tutor, where she will provide live online tutoring via Flash Communications and develop advanced math content for SmartHelp.
Previously, Horn was a junior high mathematics and science teacher for a Diocese of Pittsburgh Catholic School. She was also a senior engineer at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. Horn has both her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and her Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. She also holds a Master of Education from Duquesne University.
Account Services Department
Arthur Allen and Christine Nass were both hired as account managers and will be responsible for client services and onsite/online training.
Previous to joining Apangea Learning, Allen was a Pennsylvania-certified mathematics teacher at City Charter High School, Schenley High School and Neighborhood Academy. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh and is a graduate of the Teacher Education Program at Duquesne University.
Most recently, Nass was an account representative at Thomson West. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Robert Morris University, a MBA from Duquesne University and her JD from Duquesne Law School.
Kevin Parent and Mark Stefanik were both hired as sales executives.
Parent?s sales territory includes the Midwest region. Previous to joining Apangea Learning, he was an assistant director of admissions with Education Management Corporation. Parent has both his Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Education (Behavioral Science) from Duquesne University.
Stefanik is responsible for growing California as a new territory for the company. Most recently, Stefanik was the territory business manager for PT Marketing Group. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Pittsburgh. He achieved the Gold Belt from Sandler Sales Institute.
?Apangea Learning has experienced tremendous growth to its customer base over the past eight months,? explained Apangea Learning CEO Louis Piconi. ?Strategically hiring for these three departments was critical in providing our customers the level of service they have come to expect from us,? he added.
About Apangea Learning
Apangea Learning is setting a new standard in the way students learn. The company?s groundbreaking SmartHelp tutoring solution enables students to dramatically improve achievement, at the most cost-effective price. SmartHelp provides differentiated instruction for every student via a unique integration of its intelligent tutoring system and live one-on-one human tutors. It utilizes innovative Web-based technology that engages students and teaches fundamental problem-solving skills. Apangea Learning?s solutions are based on one of the world?s largest bodies of cognitive research. Visit Apangea Learning on the Web at www.apangealearning.com.