Advantage Testing of Boston

Newton Main Office
10 Langley Road
Suite 403
Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: 617.630.8680
Fax: 617.630.1942
Email: boston@advantagetesting.com

Concord Office
37 Concord Crossing
Concord, MA 01742

Daniel Kusik, Director
Patrick Connolly, Associate Director
Risa Fajkowski, Associate Director
Maggie Hall, 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.
Phi Beta Kappa; Phi Kappa Lambda; Gilleece Doctoral Fellow; Former Ph.D. Fellow in Music at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Boston.
Director of Advantage Testing of Raleigh-Durham.

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.

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.

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.

Joseph Lee /

Joseph Lee

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT; AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition and more

M.S. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health.
B.A. in History and Science from Harvard College.

Xander Manshel /

Xander Manshel

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, AT Silicon Valley Academy; and more

Ph.D. in English Literature from Stanford University.
M.A. in English from Stanford University.
M.A. in Literature from Middlebury College.
B.A., magna cum laude, in English and American Literature from Middlebury College.
Andrew Smith Memorial Essay Prize; Centennial Teaching Award; Stolley-Ryan American Literature Prize.

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.

Julia Mertens /

Julia Mertens

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

Ph.D. (in progress) in Psychology and Cognitive Science from Tufts University.
B.S. in Psychology and Cognitive Science from the University of Connecticut.
Tufts Provost Fellowship; Psi Chi Honors Society membership; University of Connecticut Dean's List; Treasurer for the Tufts Medford Graduate Women in Science and Engineering.

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.

Sylvia Parsons /

Sylvia Parsons

Tutor of: AP Latin, Academic Latin, Academic Ancient Greek

Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto.
M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Toronto.
A.B., summa cum laude, in Classics (Greek and Latin) from Harvard University.
Phi Beta Kappa; Knox Fellowship; Ontario Graduate Scholarship; Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship (PIMS).

Catherine Psarakis /

Catherine Psarakis

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and more

M.M. in Voice Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music.
B.A. in Chemistry and Music from Rollins College.
Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society; Presser Music Scholar; National Science Foundation Research Fellow.

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.

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.

Meg Sullivan /

Meg Sullivan

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

J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
B.A., with distinction, in Art from Yale University.
AP Scholar with Distinction; National Merit Scholar Finalist; Cum Laude Society.

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.