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Advantage Testing of Los Angeles

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10350 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 290
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Additional locations in Santa Monica, Pasadena, the South Bay, and Orange County.

Phone: (310) 201-0116
Fax: (310) 201-0128
Director: Paul Siemens
Associate Director: Adam Scholze
Email: losangeles@advantagetesting.com

Many tutors are available for Distance Tutoring. If you don’t see a tutor or subject listed here, please call our office to speak with a Program Consultant about tutoring options in your location.

Tutors

  • Paul Siemens

    Los Angeles, CA Tutor Paul Siemens Paul Siemens is a cum laude graduate of Harvard University, where he majored in English and American Literature and Language and made the Dean's List in every semester. He received the Harvard College Scholarship for Academic Distinction and the Jonathan Levy Prize for the most promising actor at Harvard. He is a National Merit Scholar, a Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar, and an AP Scholar with Distinction.   » View More
  • Mark Anderson

    Graduate of Yale University. Ph.D., M.Phil, and M.A. in History, M.A. in Religion, and Certificate in College Teaching Preparation. Recipient of the Foreign Languages and Area Studies Grant for German Language Study from the US Department of Education and the Abraham J. Malherbe Award for Continuing Studies in New Testament and Early Christianity. Graduate of UCLA. B.A. with highest honors in History and English Literature with a minor in Spanish Literature. Lecturer in History at the California State University San Bernardino. AP Scholar with Distinction and National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Tutor of the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, US History, World History, Latin, French, German, and Spanish, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, and academic History, Biology, Latin, Greek, French, German, Spanish, Religion, Bible, and writing.  
  • Mark Bemesderfer

    Cum Laude graduate of Yale University. B.A. in American Studies. Senior Class Salutatorian. Educator with over twelve years experience. Taught at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI, the Curtis School in Los Angeles, as well as in an array of educational programs including the Breakthrough Collaborative, Jumpstart, and an intensive writing program run through Stanford University. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in US History and Literature, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, LSAT. Writing Instructor.  
  • Johnathan Brugal

    Los Angeles, CA Tutor Johnathan Brugal Graduate of Harvard University. A.B. in Economics. National Hispanic Merit Scholar. Harvard varsity lacrosse player. Founding board member of Harvardwood, an organization that connects Harvard undergraduates to alumni in the entertainment business. Studied at the Stella Adler Studio of Acting and the Upright Citizens Brigade. Appeared in films and off-Broadway productions and penned a variety of comic and dramatic work. Tutor of the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, Math, and US History, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, and academic Math and writing. Interview Training for all academic levels, from secondary through graduate schools.  
  • Laura Chen

    M.F.A. in Acting, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Graduate of Brown University. A.B. with Honors in Comparative Literature. Recipient of the Weston Acting Award. Actress who has performed roles in numerous television shows and Off-Broadway productions. Volunteer for Young Storytellers Foundation. Enjoys cooking and practicing yoga. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature and Math, SSAT, and ISEE. Writing Instructor.  
  • Rachel Davis

    Graduate of Stanford University. B.A. in Human Biology and M.S. in Anthropological Studies. M.Phil. in Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Yale University. Editor for Cactus Communications, where she reviews scientific manuscripts for publication in journals such as Nature and Science. AP Scholar with Distinction and National Merit Scholarship Finalist. Tutor of the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Literature, and US History, SSAT, ISEE, MCAT, DAT, OAT, and academic Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math.  
  • Dylan Diehl

    Graduate of Columbia University. B.A. in American Studies and Creative Writing. Dean’s List. Served as head of CTV, Columbia’s television station and co-chaired the Academic Awards Committee. Graduate of Westridge School for Girls and recipient of the departmental prizes in English, History, and Drama. National Merit Scholar, AP Scholar with Honors, and member of the Spanish Honor Society. Studied at the Neighborhood Play House in New York. Actress who has appeared in numerous Off-Broadway productions, independent films, and television shows. Studied Art History in Rome, Italy. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, Spanish, and US History, SSAT, ISEE, and academic Spanish, Italian, and Art History. Writing Instructor.  
  • Marisa Echeverria

    M.F.A in Acting, Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. Magna Cum Laude graduate of Harvard University. A.B. in Literature. Recipient of the Jonathan Levy Prize for the most promising actor. Actress who has performed Off-Broadway, regionally, and on numerous television shows. Graduate of the Polytechnic School in Pasadena, CA. Recipient of the Headmaster’s Award. Volunteer tutor for Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Spanish and Literature, SSAT, ISEE, and academic Spanish. Writing Instructor. Interview trainer for all academic levels.  
  • Sean Fredricks

    Graduate of Harvard University. A.B. with High Honors in History and Literature. Alice Mary Longfellow Fellowship. Caroline Isenberg Fellowship. Certificate in Shakespearean text and acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. Cast member of Harvard's Hasty Pudding Theatricals. Actor who has performed roles on film, TV, and on- and off-Broadway. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject tests in Chemistry, World History, Math, French, and Literature, SSAT, ISEE, and academic French. Writing Instructor.  
  • Alan Gaskill

    Graduate of Northwestern University. B.A. in Theater. Completed coursework in Religion, History, English, Mandarin, and Brazilian Portuguese. Performed in the Northwestern University Mime Company. Graduate of the Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies at Qinghua University in Beijing. Crafted and performed an original one-man show in Mandarin at Qinghua University and the Penghao Tehater in Beijing. Taught Chinese martial arts and theater in Brazil. Directed students in the original musical "Sky Kingdom." Formerly worked as a US State Department Cultural Envoy, teaching two-week community impact programs for at-risk youth in the US, China, Brazil, and El Salvador. Tutor of SAT Subject Test in Chinese and academic Mandarin.  
  • Anastacia Junqueira

    Honors graduate of Stanford University. B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities: Modern Thought and Literature. Studied creative writing with Tobias Wolff. Recipient of the Stanford Film Society grants to direct short films. Recipient of the Stanford Undergraduate Research Grant in support of her thesis exploring French New Wave Cinema and Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt.” Directed “Tide Pool,” a short film screened at the Anthology Film Archives in New York City during their New Filmmaker’s Program. Tutor of the SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in French, Spanish, Math, Literature, US History and World History, SSAT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and academic History, Math, French, German, and Italian. Writing Instructor.  
  • David Matos

    Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. B.A. in Physics. Recipient of the Distinguished Tutor Recognition in Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers. Recipient of the Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Drama Award. Actor who has appeared on many popular television shows. Over 12 years of tutoring experience. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math and Physics, SSAT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, MCAT and academic Math, Statistics, and Physics.  
  • Michael Newman

    Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. BA in Dramatic Arts. Taught English as a Second Language in Berkeley’s ESL Program. Studied and instructed Choy Li Fu Kun Fu. Studied at the Groundlings. Improvisational and stand-up comedian. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math, SSAT, and ISEE.  
  • Emily Pender

    M.S.Ed., in Higher Education Management, University of Pennsylvania. B.A. in English and American Literature and Language, Cum Laude, Harvard University. Magna Cum Laude graduate of St. Paul's School, Concord, NH. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and SAT Subject Tests.  
  • Alison Rich

    Graduate of Harvard University. A.B. in Dramatic Literature, with advanced coursework in music and psychology. Recipient of the Quincy House Elliot Award for excellence in theater. Identified as one of the most promising seniors in the arts by the Harvard Crimson. Regularly performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in Los Angeles. National Merit Scholar. Experience tutoring and teaching in person and online in Cambridge, Manhattan, Long Island, and Los Angeles. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature and Math, SSAT, ISEE, and academic writing.  
  • Adam Scholze

    Tutor Adam Scholze

    Graduate of Stanford University. B.A. in Economics. Economics tutor for Stanford student-athletes and math tutor for underprivileged youth. Global Equity Analyst for Franklin Templeton Investments. Bergen County, NJ, Y.M.C.A. Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Valedictorian, Ramapo High School. AP Scholar. Played in 2000 Rose Bowl. Volunteer tutor for Prep for Prep, Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse American (LEDA), and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA). Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Los Angeles and Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math, Literature, Biology, and Chemistry, SSAT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and academic Economics, Statistics, Math, and Science.

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  • Teddy Steinkellner

    Graduate of Stanford University. B.A. in English with a creative writing emphasis and American Studies. Author of young adult writing including the forthcoming novel Trash Can Days. Actor and writing teacher with the Story Pirates, a theater and education organization that adapts children’s stories into sketches and songs. Experience as an improv teacher, college basketball play-by-play announcer, and public access talk show host. Tutor of SAT, ACT, Subject Test in Literature, SSAT, and ISEE. Writing Instructor.

     
  • Tara Waugh

    MA in Critical Studies and MFA in Production, USC’s School of Cinematic Arts. Graduate of the University of California at Berkeley. B.A. in Art History and Molecular & Cell Biology with a specialization in neurobiology. Teacher and scholar at USC's Institute for Multimedia Literacy. Recipient of the university's Award for Excellence in Teaching for her work integrating new media into the classroom. Teacher and tutor for over fifteen years. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Biology, Chemistry, Literature and Math, SSAT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, and academic Art History, Math, and Science. Writing Instructor.  
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