Get to know the outstanding people at Test Preps!




Erin Kausner

B.S. Education – SUNY College at Buffalo
Professionally Certified Teacher

Erin spent the first five years out of college teaching in Hawaii, leading one of the school’s first inclusion classrooms. She also mentored college-level students, modeling lessons and guiding their first attempts at their own instruction. As a full-time tutor with Test Preps for the past 15 years, Erin focuses on all the details while working to build students’ self-confidence as they make measured steps toward their goals. She would tell you that she loves helping students navigate the college testing process and being able to then apply to schools they may have only dreamed of.

When she’s not teaching, Erin is a mom to six busy kids! Free time is limited but she tries to find an hour or two for volleyball, a workout at the gym, or a Bills game. Erin would love for Joanna Gaines to re-decorate her entire house.

Leslie Koral

B.A. – SUNY College at Oswego
MBA Finance – State University of New York at Buffalo
MS Ed. – SUNY College at Buffalo
Permanently Certified New York State Teacher

For the past 13 years, Leslie has been teaching in various settings for the Williamsville Central School District, with a focus on differentiated instruction in a small group setting. Naturally, Test Preps was the perfect fit for her, incorporating personalized instruction while teaching strategies and tactics that work for students at all levels. As a Mom of two college athletes, Leslie understands the rigors that balancing school and sports entails and helps students find ways to manage their workload while still participating fully in something that they are passionate about.

If you’re out in the community, you might catch Leslie running with her 2 dogs. She also enjoys travel, cooking, gardening, and supporting Buffalo sports teams. Let’s go Sabres!

Jamie Williams

B.A. History; Concentration in Elementary and Special Education, Nazareth College
M.S. Ed. Reading Specialist/Reading Education, SUNY Fredonia
NYS Permanent Certification in Social Studies, Special Education, Reading, and Elementary Education

For the past 23 years, Jamie has taught Social Studies and Special Education at the Middle School and High School levels while raising a family in the hometown where she grew up. As an advisor for numerous clubs and school organizations, Jamie encourages students to balance their free time with maintaining high academic standards, which is one of the keys to successfully preparing for the SAT and ACT. Jamie exudes confidence and students find that contagious.

When she isn’t traveling the country, you can find Jamie gardening, walking her dogs, or enjoying a live concert with her husband.

Abigail Cimato

B.S. Mathematics – The Ohio State University
M.S. Ed. – Buffalo State University
Professionally Certified Mathematics Teacher (Grades 7-12)

As a former Test Preps student, Abigail knows firsthand what it takes to earn an excellent score! She crushed the ACT in 2012, became a Buckeye, and continued her education back home in Buffalo to pursue her love for teaching. Abigail has been teaching Math in Newfane for 5 years and shares her passion with her students as the advisor of the school’s Math Club. She is excited to be a part of the Test Preps team to help students achieve their college goals, just like she did.

In her free time, Abigail enjoys traveling to exciting new locations, walking her beloved dog, and when time allows – a good Netflix binge.



Support Staff

Joanne Herberger

B.S. in Elementary Education, SUNY College at Buffalo
Joanne has led a life of mentoring and educating children of all ages; as a Preschool Teacher, a volunteer catechist at church for grades 3 and 5, and more recently as an Educational Aide in the guidance office at a Williamsville high school for thirteen years. In 2014, she joined the awesome Test Preps team as our Administrative Assistant, bringing a wealth of skills to the table with her business background from working many years in a family-owned company. At Test Preps, she manages all the behind-the-scenes operations that set up our tutors and students for success!
On her days off, Joanne loves being an active grandma to her amazing 3 grandchildren and enjoys cooking, baking, and gardening.

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