I have taken the civil service test twice. The first time I did not study with Paul, but rather with another prominent test prep provider in a classroom setting. It did not give me the edge I needed to obtain a competitive score. When the next test came around a friend of mine told me of a test prep that did one on one sessions. I had already taken the classroom style prep for the second time by then, but this person stressed the value of this particular course. This course was run by Paul Drennan.
From the start I could tell Chief Drennan’s class was in a league of its own. Paul is a Deputy Chief in Jersey City and is extraordinarily passionate about his job. He doesn’t just teach you, he takes you under his wing. The value in that cannot be overstated.
Like other classes Chief Drennan supplies study materials. These practice exams are excellent in their own right, being more current and simply better put together than those provided by the other classes I experienced. However, the real difference is that you are not simply left with these study materials. Once I completed my practice exams I returned to Chief Drennan knowing my strengths and weaknesses. From there I was personally walked through all of the aspects of the civil service exam that challenged me.
I was one of over 900 applicants to take the civil service exam for Jersey City. Today I am one of 23 fire recruits chosen by Jersey City to attend fire academy. The results speak for themselves.