Ron Foley knew he wanted to be an “educationalist” when he was seventeen years old. His SAT tutor, Myles Bass, made an incredible impression: in just two hours, Ron’s confidence soared and he scored a 1520 on his SAT. Ron saw that Myles was a true master at motivating students, and he has been using some of Myles’s magic to influence students ever since. The eleventh of twelve children, Ron studied Art and Art History on scholarship in the Rutgers College Honors Program. He later attended Rutgers for an M.S. in Pure Mathematics and is currently a doctoral candidate at Rutgers University.
While working as a Director of Kaplan Test Prep, Ron was trained as a college admissions counselor by the College Board in 1993. Since then, he has helped thousands of students select and apply to colleges and prep schools. He believes that finding the right fit is paramount. Thriving in a college environment matters most; Ron continues to check in with his alumni and has been called on to help students who were having trouble making the transition to college.
Ron prefers to meet clients at one of his offices in New Jersey: his home office in New Brunswick; his college office at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey; or his Foley Prep offices in Warren, Holmdel, or Rumson/Fair Haven. The Foley Prep Warren office opened its doors in 2006 after Ron moved on from being a teacher of multivariable calculus and all other maths to accept a tenured professorship at Middlesex County College.
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Ron passed his qualifying exam in Fall 2016. He is now officially a Doctoral Candidate. While he is still very active as a college consultant, speaker, and Foley Prep Pro, he is enjoying a year-long sabbatical from his tenured professor of mathematics post at his college in order to complete his doctoral dissertation by August 2018.
Ron grew up in leafy, lovely, and boring Haddonfield, NJ. He has always thought that his SAT tutor, Myles Bass, had the best job ever. Ron got 770M, 760V on his SAT, which got him into the Rutgers Honors Program on full scholarship. While studying Art and Art History in college, he tutored for The Princeton Review, then served as Director of Kaplan Centers in San Francisco, Philadelphia, and New York City before going back to work for The Princeton Review, where he was the college admissions expert in the Admissions and Publishing Division. He has an M.S. in Pure Mathematics and is certified K-12 Math teacher who taught Multivariable Calculus (among other subjects) during his two years at Watchung Hills Regional High School. In 2014 he was tenured and promoted to Professor of Mathematics at Middlesex County College. He has loved his more than 30,000 hours of teaching teachers and students.
After many years of driving, train-ing, and flying to family homes across the country, Ron opened his first Foley Prep office in Watchung in 2006. With Steve’s help, Foley Prep then moved to its 9-classroom space in Warren in 2013. In 2017 we expanded and split our Red Bank Hub into the Bell Works Building in Holmdel and also Fair Haven Commons in Fair Haven.
Doctoral Candidate, EdD Mathematics Education
RUTGERS HONORS PROGRAM, RUTGERS COLLEGE
M.S. Pure Mathematics, B.A. Art History
Activities & Affiliations
• HECA, NACAC, NJACAC – College Counselor/Member
• NCTM, AMATCNJ – Mathematics Member
• K-12 Certified Teacher of Mathematics
• The College Board 1993
Melinda Bomersbach, M.Ed.
Melinda hails from Keyport, NJ. She is a proud graduate of the Academy of Allied Health and Science in Neptune, NJ, after which she attended Stockton University where she was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honor Society) and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She has been teaching test prep ever since she finished her Master’s in Secondary English Education at Monmouth University. She is a life-long member of the grammar police, and a fervent Harry Potter and Doctor Who enthusiast. In her spare time she enjoys knitting while marathoning Netflix and training her cats to perform daring acrobatics.
M.A., Secondary English Education