Chris Sickinger studied at both Duke University and the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Statistics. In high school, he earned an International Baccalaureate diploma, was a National Merit Semifinalist, scored in the top 3% across SAT and SAT II Subject Tests, and was a nationally ranked 800m runner. After university, Chris started his own US-based SAT preparation company where he gained over 5 years of experience as an instructor. Since moving to Japan, he has developed English, Math, and Science curricula for ESL students at a private school in Himeji where he gained a great deal of experience as an administrator and mentor. Chris is also a licensed private pilot in his home country of America and is studying to convert his license so that he may one day fly in Japan.