Our Mission Education is the door of opportunity for everyone to achieve their academic and career goals, attain their desired lifestyles, and become educated citizens. In order to realize this opportunity, educators must provide outstanding learning experiences, effective support services, and wise administrative leadership. Our goal is to help each student navigate a successful voyage through college in order to discover success and the meaningful life it can provide. Academic Success Press, Inc. strives to meet this goal by providing research based educational materials, professional development for faculty, student services, and administration, one on one consulting along with institutional consulting and program evaluation.
About Dr. Paul Nolting, Ph.D.
Over the past 25 years, Learning Specialist Dr. Paul Nolting and Kimberly Nolting have helped thousands of students improve their math learning and obtain better grades. Dr. Nolting is a national expert t in assessing math learning problems - from study skills to learning disabilities - and developing effective learning strategies and testing accommodations. He also consults with colleges/universities on their QEP’s and providing math summits to improve overall math success. He was recently interview as a national math expert in the spring 2011 Journal of Developmental Education. The title of the interviews was: Improving Success in Developmental Mathematics: An Interview with Paul Nolting.
Dr. Nolting is also a nationally recognized consultant and trainer of math study skills, math faculty training, tutor/learning assistance training and improving classroom success. His additional skill is proving learning styles training to faculty and tutors. He also trains faculty in teaching and assisting administrators develop affective math and study skills programs. Last he assists colleges/universities in providing teaching strategies and suggestions for appropriate learning and testing accommodations for math students with disabilities and wounded warriors. He has written seven books, authored three Web sites and conducted two PBS workshops on math study skills and learning styles. His text, Winning at Math: Your Guide To Learning Mathematics Through Successful Study Skills, is used throughout the United States, Canada and the world as the definitive text for math study skills. This text was selected Book of the Year by the National Association of Independent Publishers. "The strength of the book is the way the writer leads a reluctant student through a course from choosing a teacher to preparing for the final examination," says Mathematics Teacher, a publication of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Dr. Nolting has conducted numerous national conference workshops on math learning and disability issues at the American Math Association of Two Year College, American Mathematics Association, National Developmental Education Association and the Association on Higher Education and Disabilities. He was a consultant for the American College Test (ACT) and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Dr. Nolting has been widely acclaimed for his ability to communicate with faculty and students on the subject of improving math learning. He is also a consultant for Cengage which he conducts workshops on math study skills and faculty training.
Dr. Nolting has consulted with numerous universities such as the University of Massachusetts, Florida State University, New Jersey City University, Ruckers University, University of Colorado-Bolder, Texas Tech. University, Black Hills State University, Tennessee Tech. University, Austin Pea University, Clemson University, Colorado State University and the University of Connecticut.
Some of the colleges with which he has consulted are San Antonio College, St. Louis Community College, J. Sargeant Reynolds College, Montgomery College, Broward College, Miami-Dade College, Northeast State Technical Community College, Landmark College, Denver Community College, Valencia College and Pensacola College. Over the last 25 years Dr. Nolting has consulted with over 100 colleges, universities and high schools campuses.
Dr. Nolting holds a Ph.D. degree in Education in Curriculum Instruction from the University of South Florida. His Ph.D. dissertation was "The Effects of Counseling and Study Skills Training on Mathematics Academic Achievement." He is an adjunct instructor for the University of South Florida and Florida Gulf Coast University, teaching Assessment and Appraisal courses at the graduate level.
About Kim Nolting, MAT Kimberly Nolting, Vice President of Marketing and Research for Academic Success Press, Inc., integrates her past professions as instructor of English and reading, coordinator of academic support services, assistant dean, and other leadership roles to provide well rounded and detailed consulting and professional development.
She is currently completing her PhD dissertation in predicting course completers and non-completers in developmental English and math courses, using a predictive model based in psychosocial and learning attributes and behaviors. Her PhD studies are in Higher Education Leadership and Adult Education with a cognate in measurement and research. Her Masters in Teaching and Communication serves as a strong foundation for professional development in teaching and learning. She taught in the high school system, as well as in the community college and university settings.
During her work at the community college, she has developed academic support centers, designed and implemented orientation courses, and Supplemental Instruction programs. She worked with colleagues to develop learning communities and paired courses.
She is also a Kellogg graduate and participant in the Advanced Kellogg Institute. She received the 1997 Exemplary Programs Award from the American Association of Community College National Council of Instruction for the Supplemental Instruction program she established at St. Louis Community College. She participated in the Institute for Women in Leadership in the Community College.
Mrs. Nolting understands the complexities involved in institutional change, and works well in bringing faculty, staff and administrators together to collaborate in their efforts to improve teaching and learning.
Mrs. Nolting has conducted numerous workshops on learning assistance, tutor training, math study skills, teaching and learning styles, instruction design, and assessment.
In addition, she as consulted on longer term bases with colleges to develop retention plans and developmental education programs.