Faculty Profiles


Ken Dion, ESQ

Kenneth B. Dion, J.D., Esq. teaches the LSAT course. He is a sole practitioner representing clients in Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Contract Law, Immigration Law, Personal Injury Law and Corporate Law in West Palm Beach. He was formerly with the Palm Beach County Office of the Public Defender as an Assistant Public Defender. He earned his J.D from Suffolk University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts from Boston College. Ken also teaches in the Legal Studies Department here at FAU.


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Ian L. Hood, J.D., Esq. is FAU Test Preparation's instructor trainer and teaches the LSAT, the FTCE math course, and the quantitative and verbal portions of the GMAT and the GRE. He has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a J.D from the University of Florida. Although he has an extensive finance and human resources background, he has a passion for education and has taught test preparation for twenty three years.



Jamonique Harrison, Ph.D.  teaches quantitative and verbal portions of the SAT, GRE, ACT, and FTCE. She has a Master's degree in Educational Leadership and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Leadership at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Harrison has over 10 years’ experience in the education field and she has previously worked as an advisor, teacher and graduate assistant. Jamonique is passionate about student success and strives to ensure that all her students master strategies that will allow them to improve their test scores.



Zsuzsa Pusztai, MBA teaches the quantitative sections of the GRE, GMAT & SAT courses. Zsuzsa has a Master of Business Administration degree from Florida Atlantic University, and she is currently pursuing her second master degree in Information Technology and Operations Management. Zsuzsa worked as a Coordinator for the Master of Business Administration program at the Executive Education Department in the FAU's College of Business before continuing on to teach courses in the Information Technology and Operations Management Department. She is passionate about working with students and helping them achieve their academic goals.


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Tareq Vurdubakis, M.S. teaches the Quantitative section of the GRE. He has a Master of Science in Applied Mathematics and Statistics from Florida Atlantic University. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor here at FAU and has a passion for teaching. His students find his style to be engaging and fun.


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Brittany Bonadio teaches the quantitative sections of the GRE and the GMAT. Brittany graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. She previously taught Algebra 2 Honors and AP Calculus BC for Palm Beach County, and has been working with studetns in various math subjects for several years. She currently works in accounting.





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Christine Kassover, M.A. teaches the verbal portion of the SAT and GMAT. She received her Bachelor's degree in humanities from FAU and her Master's in communication from the University of Miami. Committed to FAU, she served as president of the FAU National Alumni Association for two terms and was a founding member of the Parliament of Owls. Christine has over 10 years experience as an adult second-language English instructor and tutor at FAU, Palm Beach State College and Boca Raton Community High School. She holds training certifications from both College Board and the College Reading and Learning Association. Her greatest satisfaction is simplifying language for her students in order to boost their confidence levels to become strong communicators in all aspects of their lives.



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Cody Majewski, M.S. teaches the Quantitative section of the SAT. He has a Master's in Educational Leadership. He teaches Pre-Calculus and Algebra 2 at a private school in Weston, FL.



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Samar Khayat, M.A. teaches the quantitative sections of the GRE course. She has a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and a Master’s degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut. Samar has more than 10 years of working experience as a university instructor, teaching Economics, Management Information systems and Business computing. She is most passionate about helping others and inspiring her students to succeed.



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Tony Papanikolas, Ph.D. teaches the Verbal section of the GRE. He graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz with a B.A. in Literature. Before attending graduate school, Tony wrote for an alt-weekly newspaper in San Francisco. Tony is a recent Ph.D. (2020) in English, specializing in nineteenth-century American literature. He is passionate about literature, films, music, and teaching verbal skills.