During his teaching career, which spans over 40 years, Mike Arim has taught all levels of physics and biology--although his focus for the past three decades has been AP and Honors Chemistry. He has taught in both public and private school and at the university level (UNC-Charlotte). Mike has served as an AP Table Leader & Reader and as a College Board Consultant since the early 90’s. He earned his degrees at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (B.A., B.S., and MAT) and he is a National Board Certified Teacher. Among his awards are the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Outstanding H.S. Chemistry Teacher for the Southeast Region, the Time-Warner Cable Star Teacher Award, the Spratt Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Science Teacher Governor’s Award. In 2015, he was selected by College Board to conduct a week-long workshop for chemistry teachers in China. Mike conducts workshops – week long Summer Institutes, 1-day and 2-days - throughout the USA.