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Founded by Chuck Zucco in 1999, the Educational Testing Institute (ETI) is the oldest MTEL test prep service in Massachusetts. Only one year after the MTEL was developed, Chuck designed a unique method of instruction inspired by his own experience and insight in the field of special education. ETI teaches students how to think differently about test questions so they have the best chance at success, even in the face of uncertainty. Every instructor Chuck invites to the team is either certified in special education or ELL (English Language Learner).

Meet Chuck Zucco

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A test-preparation expert, founder and president Chuck Zucco has tutored students of all ages from elementary school through graduate school in all subjects and exams, including the SAT, GRE, MTEL, MCAS, Praxis I, and HSPT.

Chuck holds a master’s degree in social work from Boston University and is certified as an adjustment counselor and secondary principal in Massachusetts. In addition to leading the team at ETI, he chairs the special education department at a public high school in the Merrimack Valley.

Drawing on insights gained through his clinical social work and special education backgrounds, Chuck personally developed the MTEL test preparation programs that have made ETI a professional lifeline for countless future educators. He is passionate about eliminating the barriers that stand between great teachers and promising careers. Because of this drive, Chuck has worked tirelessly to make ETI a community of accessibility, warmth, and inclusion.


Get through the MTEL and into the classroom.

Our unique prep courses help even low-confidence test-takers pass their test on the first attempt.

Unique Method of Instruction

ETI provides test prep service that goes beyond repetitive drills. Students learn to think differently about test questions, so they have the best chance at success.

Founded to Serve Educators

ETI was founded to serve future educators who are not natural test-takers, we only staff instructors with a proven ability to adapt to a range of learning styles and unique needs.

Private Tutoring and Group Lessons

ETI has been hired by several public school districts, private schools, and colleges to ensure educators have the tools they need to pass the MTEL and begin a bright, new career.

New Possibilities for Future Teachers

ETI is about more than test prep. Our team is here to open doors, instill confidence, and create new possibilities for the next generation of teachers.
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Nicole Maker

If it wasn't for Mr. Zucco's program, it would've been much harder to pass the MTEL's.

I had taken a couple courses to pass the MTEL and it wasn't helpful. Chuck's pace was fabulous, you do some work in class and then extra work throughout the week. I finally had the peace of mind, to pass the test.
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Jeff Paris

Chuck is the reason why I finally passed the General Curriculum Math MTEL.

I had tried a couple times on my own, I had come close to passing, but didn't. I met with him and he was wonderful and patient. He showed me how to break down all the problems and worked with me. I recommend Chuck.
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Caroline Gulla

I began tutoring with Chuck, so I could pass the Communication and Literacy MTEL.

I was stuck because I had to pass the program and I didn't know if I can do that by myself. I started tutoring weekly and was able to identify where I was struggling and wasn't. Finally, I felt comfortable and passed.
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Stacey Melin

As a proud graduate of Pass the MTEL for General Math, I was able to overcome my Math phobia.

I needed to pass the General Curriculum Math test to teach Special Education. I took preparatory classes in college. But didn't pass. I signed up for Pass the MTEL. They had specific strategies, it made all the difference.
MTEL Tutoring
Catherine Twiss

I attended a class Early Childhood course, after failing the test three times in a row.

After taking Chuck's class, I finally passed the test. I went back to the Chuck, after having a hard time passing my elementary sub-test. I passed 2 months later. I highly recommend Chuck and Pass the MTEL.
Andrea Deluccia

I worked with Chuck a couple years ago because I was struggling with the Early Childhood Exam.

My aunt recommended I work with Chuck because of her experience. I had private lessons because of my schedule. Chuck was knowledgeable about what things that were on the MTEL tests.
Chaylin Cuffy

I worked with Chuck on the Math portion of the General Curriculum.

First worked with him, as my private tutor and then took the classes. With the one-on-one tutoring, I was able to identify my strengths and weaknesses. After taking the exam 5 times, I was finally able to pass because of Chuck's help. I owe you my gratitude.





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