In his 37 years of teaching, Mike Arim taught all levels of physics and biology, though his focus was AP and honors chemistry. During that time, more than 92 percent of his students earned scores of 3 or better on their exams, with more than 66 percent earning 4s or 5s. He taught in both public and private school as well as at the university level.
Mike has served as an AP reader and College Board consultant since the early 1990s, conducting both week-long and one-day workshops across the country. He also has conducted a session for experienced chemistry teachers at the National AP Conference. He earned his degrees at the University of North Carolina - 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 High School 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.
Outside of the classroom, Mike serves as an evaluator for AP Lab kits for Carolina Biological Supply Company.