“Wherever you go, there you are.” – Unknown
Scott Simons is originally from Webster, New York—a small town located in between Rochester and Buffalo. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and spent 20 years teaching test prep in the San Francisco Bay Area before moving to Plano, TX, in 2009.
Teaching has always been one of Scott’s lifelong passions. He has more than 30 years of experience in the test prep industry as a private tutor, curriculum writer, and teacher. He joined the KD College Prep team in 2009 and has spent an incredible amount of time perfecting the math and science aspects of our curriculum. Scott is also one of our most beloved math instructors, and it is not uncommon to find him teaching in the classroom or to hear him reviewing homework problems in the KD Student Portal.
What sets Scott apart from your typical math teacher is his love for making learning fun. This is why he is also involved in hiring, training, and supervising our teachers. He aims to make our classroom experience as engaging and as “awesome” as possible.
Fun Facts About Scott:
What do you like best about KD College Prep?
“What I like best about KD is all of the personal interaction with our students and parents. It is very personally fulfilling to help them achieve their collegiate dreams! I also really enjoy working with the incredible group of educators that make up the KD family!”
What is your List of Loves?
“I am very passionate about sports, particularly basketball and football. I am a die-hard Buffalo Bills fan, and if you cut me, I bleed Blue and Red! I really enjoy watching the Bills with my son Hudson, who hopefully will get to experience a Super Bowl championship in his lifetime even if I don’t in mine! I am a big music fan, and I love all genres but especially classic rock. I am a huge fan of the Grateful Dead, and I’ve been to over 120 Grateful Dead shows all over the country. I can play all brass instruments, drums, and piano/keyboards, and I played in a band in high school as the keyboardist/lead singer. Music just gets me pumped, makes me happy, and keeps me in a positive frame of mind!”
What is something interesting about the school you attended?
“The founders of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream took an ice cream making class at the Penn State creamery.”
What would you go back and say to your 16-year-old self?
“Hey man, you are good at math and science. Be an engineer— those guys make bank! Other than that, keep being kind to other people and things will work out fine.”