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

Phone: (310) 201-0116
Fax: (310) 943-1459
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.  
  • 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, GMAT, and academic French, Chemistry, History, and Math. Writing Instructor.  
  • Tali Friedman

    Honors graduate of Harvard University. A.B. in English and American Literature and Language. Recipient of the Jonathan Levy Prize for most promising actor and the David McCord Prize for the Arts. Member of the Signet Society of Arts and Letters and the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. International Baccalaureate Diploma graduate of Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, and academic writing.  
  • 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.  
  • Matthew George

    Magna Cum Laude graduate of Yale University. B.A. with distinction in American Studies. Recipient of the Thomas C. Barry fellowship to create Boal Forum theater in Rwanda and runner-up for the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival National Student Playwriting Award. Playwright whose work has been produced in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and London. Former Associate Artistic Director of The Cape Cod Theatre Project, which develops plays performed all over the world, including on Broadway. Screenwriter/producer of the feature film Muckland. National AP Scholar and a National Merit Finalist. Former classroom and private instructor in New Haven, New York, and Chicago. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, Math, and U.S. History, SSAT, ISEE, and academic Math, Statistics, and writing.  
  • Lisa Harrison

    Graduate of Harvard University. B.A. in Sociology with a focus on quantitative analysis. M.A. in Sociology and Education, Teachers College at Columbia University. Valedictorian of Miramar High School in Florida. National Ron Brown Scholar, National Achievement Scholar, Scholar Athlete of the Year, and National Math Award Winner. Participant in MITE2S, an engineering, entrepreneurship, and science program for students of underrepresented backgrounds held at MIT. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math and Physics, SSAT, ISEE, and academic Math, Physics, Statistics, and writing.  
  • 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.  
  • Patrick McGowan

    Graduate of Brown University. A.B. in Theatre Arts. Recipient of the Theatre Arts Department Award for Academic Excellence. Chaired the mainstage production board and served on the board of the nation’s oldest student-run theatre. Actor and improviser with experience teaching and directing both. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math and Literature, SSAT, ISEE, and academic writing.  
  • Shirin Najafi

    Graduate of Columbia University. B.A. in Economics. Dean's List. Completed two-year banking analyst program at Credit Suisse in the Media and Telecommunications Group. Former editorial assistant at Departures Magazine, intern at Glamour, and freelancer at Vogue. Published writer whose work has appeared in LA Weekly, the Rumpus, and a number of online literary magazines. AP Scholar with Honors. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature and Math, SSAT, ISEE, and academic writing.  
  • 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, Chemistry, and Literature, SSAT, ISEE, and academic Chemistry and Math.  
  • Caroline Pugliese

    Graduate of the University of Virginia. B.A. in Foreign Affairs and Drama. Studied International Economics at Oxford University and served as captain of the UVA Women's Club Ice Hockey Team. Graduate of the Professional Children's School in New York City. Recipient of the Academic Excellence in Math Award. Studied math and chemistry at Columbia University. Accomplished singer and pianist, with experience teaching in both. Serves on the board of the UVA Entertainment Club of Los Angeles. Active member of Mensa and YPO Next Generation. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Math, SSAT, ISEE, and academic Math and Science.  
  • 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, Physics, and Chemistry, SSAT, ISEE, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, and academic Economics, Statistics, Math, and Science.

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  • Nina Shamloo

    Honors graduate of the University of Virginia. B.A. in Dramatic Studies and Foreign Affairs with a minor in Spanish. Former volunteer for an ESL program for UVA faculty members as well as at the local SPCA. Served on the Board of Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity. Studied abroad in Valencia, Spain. AP Scholar. Trained on the piano and B-flat clarinet, Nina is currently taking voice lessons to improve her own instrument. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Spanish and Chemistry, SSAT, ISEE, and academic Spanish, science, and writing.  
  • Brian Sweeney

    J.D., Yale Law School. Graduate of Yale College. B.A. in English Literature and Economics. Winner of the Ralph D. Paine Memorial Prize for Best Senior Essay in English. Taught undergraduate courses in Yale's American Studies, Economics, and History departments while in law school. Recipient of a Ford Foundation Fellowship to support his work at the Environmental Defense Fund. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in History and Literature, SSAT, ISEE, LSAT, law school curriculum and bar review, and academic Economics, History, Math, and writing.  
  • Jacquie Walters

    Phi Beta Kappa Graduate of the University of Virginia. B.A. with Highest Honors and Distinction in Film and Theater. Echols Scholar. Lawn resident and member of the Raven Society. Recipient of the College Arts Scholars Grant and the ACCIAC Fellows in Creativity and Innovation Award. Served for two years as Resident Advisor and Orientation Leader. Volunteer, mentor and tutor with the Boys & Girls Club. TV script placed in the top 10% of all submissions at the 2014 Austin Film Festival. Recently staffed on a sketch show at AwesomenessTV. Classically trained Soprano and a tap, jazz, ballet, and ballroom dancer. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature and Math, SSAT, ISEE, academic Psychology and writing, and study skills.  
  • 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. Former 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.  
  • Doug Woodburn

    Graduate of Stanford University. B.A. in International Relations. Additional course work in Creative Writing, Film Studies, Religion and Computer Science. Studied abroad at the Bing Overseas Program in Florence. Researched History and Development in Africa for Professor Sean Hanretta. Worked in development at Red Hour Films and studied improv at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Tutor of SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests in Literature, Math, World History, and U.S. History, SSAT, and ISEE.  
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