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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Feb 24, 2022

Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry?


A Georgia native, Blake Shealy attended high school in Cobb County at McEachern High School. While there, he earned valedictorian and STAR student honors and attended the University of Georgia in 2004 as a Bernard Ramsey Scholar and a member of the honors program. After graduating in 2008, Blake began a career in medical research and worked in labs across the U.S. including Harvard Medical School, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Arizona. In Arizona, he began teaching part-time at a local college and quickly decided to pursue this full-time. Since then, Blake graduated summa cum laude with a masters in public health and later spent ten years teaching as both a high school science teacher and college professor.

In 2018, Blake made the decision to pursue test prep full time, and his days are now spent furthering his expertise in both the SAT and ACT.

Blake Shealy enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids but still tries to catch as much college football as he can in the fall. He trains as an amateur lifter in his spare time and has coached baseball and track/field in the past.

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Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.