Advantage Testing of Boston

Newton Main Office
10 Langley Road
Suite 201
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: 617.630.8680
Fax: 617.630.1942

Concord Office
37 Concord Crossing
Concord, MA 01742

Daniel Kusik, Director
Patrick Connolly, Associate Director
Risa Fajkowski, Associate Director
Elizabeth Murphy, Program Coordinator

Advantage Testing of Boston has delivered outstanding educational services to the New England scholastic community for more than 25 years. Launched by Mark Sander in 1991 as the first Advantage Testing location outside the New York area, Advantage Testing of Boston carries a proud tradition befitting a region renowned for its commitment to excellence in higher education.

Our tutors develop individually tailored programs that complement each student’s schoolwork and help them achieve their goals. In addition to one-on-one tutoring for undergraduate and graduate school admissions exams, we offer programs for New England’s independent school admissions exams, including the SSAT and ISEE. Given our proximity to many of the nation’s leading higher education institutions, Advantage Testing of Boston also provides an array of academic tutoring and support to undergraduate and graduate students.

Advantage Testing of Boston maintains tutoring and administrative offices in Newton and Concord, MA. Our flagship office in Newton is in the historic, neo-Romanesque Langley Place, providing students with a warm and exceptional learning environment. We also have tutors who travel to student’s homes in the Greater Boston area, across Massachusetts (including the Cape and Islands), and into New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Contact us to discuss your tutoring options.

Continuing our late pioneer Mark Sander’s deep commitment to helping socioeconomically disadvantaged students pursue their academic and professional ambitions, Advantage Testing of Boston takes great pride in our partnerships with universities and public service organizations to promote access to higher education. Each year, our tutors help METCO students prepare for standardized college admissions exams. We have also tutored classes of students enrolled in Boston Arts Academy and Charlestown Lacrosse and Learning Center, among others.

Tutors in Boston

Nathan Bernhard /

Nathan Bernhard

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE; AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP US Government and Politics, AP Macroeconomics and more

M.Sc., with Distinction, in Political Theory and Economics from London School of Economics.
B.A. in Philosophy from Harvard College.

Annie Chan /

Annie Chan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

J.D. from Emory University School of Law.
B.A. in Politics from New York University.
AP Scholar with Distinction; Presidential Honors Scholar.

Patrick Connolly /

Patrick Connolly

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
B.A. in Pure Mathematics from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.
B.M. in Piano Performance from Oberlin College and Conservatory of Music.
Former Ph.D. Fellow in Music at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Associate Director of Strategic Initiatives for Advantage Testing.

Danny Crow /

Danny Crow

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT; AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics and more

Ph.D. in Physics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
B.A., magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Physics from Middlebury College.
Capstone Ph.D. Award; Dissertation Completion Fellowship; Chancellor’s Fellowship.

Steven Deridder /

Steven Deridder

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, SSAT, ISEE; and more

B.F.A. in Professional Photographic Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Published Poet; Platinum Award from the International Creativity Awards; Gold Medal Critique from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Jose Rodrigo Esteban Rodrigo /

Jose Rodrigo Esteban Rodrigo

Tutor of: AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, Academic Spanish

M.A. in International Relations from Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
M.A. in Audiovisual Translation at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
BA in Modern Languages and Translation from Universidad de Alcala.
Jorge Herreros Martínez Scholarship.

Risa Fajkowski /

Risa Fajkowski

Tutor of: SAT, SSAT, ISEE, AT Boston: College Admissions Essay Program; AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Academic English

M.Ed. in Language and Literacy from Harvard University.
B.A. in Sociology from Johns Hopkins University.
Phi Beta Kappa.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Boston.

Eli Gerstenlauer /

Eli Gerstenlauer

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; AP Music Theory, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and more

M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University.
B.A. in Music History and Theory from Oberlin College.
Scholarship for Classical Vocal Performance; Shady Hill Teacher Training Course Graduate; Citizen Schools National Teaching Fellowship Graduate; Educational Licensure in Mathematics, Physics, and Humanities.

Louis Gleason /

Louis Gleason

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP US Government and Politics and more

B.A., with honors, in Economics from Boston College.
American Debate Association Debater of the Year; Duffy Award for Excellence in Debate; Undergraduate Research Fellowship in Political Science.

Ethan Johnstone /

Ethan Johnstone

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, SSAT, ISEE; AP Art History, AP English Language and Literature, AP Comparative and U.S. Government and more

J.D. (in progress) at Harvard Law School.
B.A. in Government from Harvard University.
John Harvard Scholar, IOP Public Service Scholar, J. Bryne Murphy Grantee, AP Scholar with Distinction.

Daniel Kusik /

Daniel Kusik

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.Ed. in Education from Harvard University.
B.A., cum laude, in International Politics and Economics from Middlebury College.
Christian A. Johnson Research Fellow in Economics.
Director of Advantage Testing of Boston.

Andrew McDowell /

Andrew McDowell

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1 and more

B.A., with honors, in Chemistry from Amherst College.

Pamela Pacheco /

Pamela Pacheco

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science and more

M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
B.A., with honors, in Political Science from Stony Brook University.
William L. Stewart Award at MIT; MIT Freshman Class President; International Program for Diaspora Youth intern; Senator Robert C. Byrd Scholarship; Half Hollow Hills High School East Valedictorian.

Julie Scheinthal /

Julie Scheinthal

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History and more

B.A. in American Studies and Theatre Arts from Brandeis University.
Barbara A. Harris Award for Excellence in Stage Management.

Dan Schneider /

Dan Schneider

Tutor of: AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Academic Math

A.B., cum laude, in Applied Mathematics from Harvard College.
M.A. in Math Education from Columbia University Teacher's College.
Math Teacher at Phillips Academy.

Milo Selden /

Milo Selden

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; JLPT N5-N2, AP Art History, AP English Language and Composition and more

B.A., with honors, in East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University.
Scott Prize for Excellence in Modern Languages (Japanese); Dean's List.

Jacob Shulman /

Jacob Shulman

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, AT Boston: College Admissions Essay Program; and more

M.M., with honors, in Music Composition from the New England Conservatory.
A.B., summa cum laude, in Music from Princeton University.
Isidore and Helen Sacks Memorial Prize.

Geoffrey Tanner /

Geoffrey Tanner

Tutor of: MCAT; AP Chemistry, Academic Elementary School Math, Academic Algebra and more

Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard Medical School.
M.A.L.S. in Science from Wesleyan University.
B.S. in Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry and Environmental Biology from Yale College.
Yale Club of New Haven Scholar; Most Promising Project Award, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Visiting Scientist on the Israel Family Foundation for Science at Phillips Academy Andover; Amity Club of New Haven Scholar.

Ziqi Wang /

Ziqi Wang

Tutor of: SSAT, ISEE; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Academic Biology and more

M.D. (in progress) at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Yale.
National AP Scholar; National Merit Semifinalist; Scholar-Athlete Honors all four years at Yale.