Meet our Science Teachers!
Mr. Milan is a certified Biology teacher with over 20 years of experience teaching AP Biology, Honors Biology and Chemistry. He has a BS and MS degrees on Biology Education. With his extensive experience in high school education, Mr. Milan is familiar with the deficiencies of a typical high school biology class. He uses this knowledge to target his students' weaknesses, helping them achieve maximum/perfect scores. Mr. Milan knows the recent changes of the AP Biology exam and does a phenomenal job in preparing students to perfectly answer free response questions. In addition, he encourages students to apply mathematical concepts to solve real world problem as opposed to rote memorization. His effective teaching methods have helped many students to succeed on schoolwork and AP Biology exams. We have received many positive feedback about Mr. Milan.
Mr. Evans is a certified AP Chemistry teacher who has been teaching AP and Honors Chemistry for over 20 years. He holds a Masters degree in both Chemistry Education and Education Technology. In class, Mr. Evans evaluates his students' strengths and weaknesses and designs lessons to specifically address the areas that need improvement. He thoroughly reviews concepts, introduces problem solving techniques and strategies, and deepens his students' understanding of chemical principles. He has helped countless students to achieve the highest possible scores on standardized chemistry exams, and has maintained a class average of 4.4 on the AP Exam. Last year, his AP Chemistry students at Marlboro Learning Center's South Brunswick location all achieved perfect scores. When it comes to getting a perfect score on the AP and SAT II Chemistry exams, Mr. Evans knows what it takes.
Mr. Kovalcin is the author of the textbook Honors Physics, Volumes 1 & 2. He has taught physics for over 36 years at various institutions, including Monmouth County Science and Engineering Center at Manalapan High School, where he has taught lab physics, AP Physics 1 & 2, AP Physics C Mechanics, and AP Physics C Electricity & Magnetism. He is dedicated, well-organized, and thorough. Additionally, in 2008 and 2009, he coached the Manalapan HS Physics team to first place in the National Science League, and four of his students became members of the national US Physics Team. As a former student so eloquently put: "Mr. K. definitely knows the physics material well. He can clearly and accurately explain difficult concepts so that they can be understood. He can also explain the basis and origin of the laws of physics, as well as their applications. Lessons are not spent covering material as fast as possible, but rather aiming for depth in each topic."
Dr. Demaree has been teaching physics for nearly 22 years at high schools and George Town University. She uses an inquiry-based approach combined with rigorous problem-solving practice. From 2013 to 2015, Dr. Demaree served on the College Board AP Exam Committee that writes the AP exams and remains a problem-writer for the College Board. She led some of her classes to score a perfect 5 for everyone in the AP exam.
Dr. Demaree received her Ph.D. in physics in 2006 and her Master in Science Education in 2020.