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
Catherine Siller, Associate Director
Maggie Hall, Program Coordinator
Quinn Sonia-Sergi, 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

Soha Ashrafi

Soha Ashrafi

Tutor of: Biology E/M, MCAT; AP Biology, Academic Biology, Academic Psychology

Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Cornell University.
B.S., with honors, in Neurobiology and Physiology from University of Maryland.
Published in Neuron and Journal of Neuroscience.

Rachel Banay

Rachel Banay

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; AP French, Academic English, Academic History and more

Sc.D. (in progress) in Environmental Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
M.P.H. in Environmental Health from John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
B.A. in Social Studies from Harvard College.
Delta Omega, Alpha Chapter; Harvard University Center for the Environment Research Award; Henry David Thoreau Scholarship.

Nathan Bernhard

Nathan Bernhard

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE; 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, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, 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, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, SSAT, ISEE; and more

Ph.D. (in progress) in Music from The Graduate Center of the City College of New York.
M.B.A. in Business from Harvard Business School.
M.A. in Music from Queens College.
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.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Boston.

Thomas Dolinger

Thomas Dolinger

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, U.S. History, World History, French, Japanese, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

Ph.D. (in progress) in English from Harvard University.
B.A., summa cum laude, in English from Harvard University.
Detur Book Prize; Boston Ruskin Prize; Thomas T. Hoopes Thesis Prize; George B. Sohier Prize; John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement.

Risa Fajkowski

Risa Fajkowski

Tutor of: SAT, SSAT, ISEE; 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.

Casey Fein

Casey Fein

Tutor of: Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, MCAT; and more

M.D. (in progress) from Boston University School of Medicine.
B.S. in Applied Physics from Tufts University.

Melissa Galvez

Melissa Galvez

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, U.S. History, French, Spanish; AP English Literature and Composition, AP US History, AP Spanish and more

M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
B.A., magna cum laude, in History from Princeton University.
Phi Beta Kappa; Shapiro Award for Academic Excellence; Gregory T. Pope ’80 Prize for Science Writing.

Alex Goddard

Alex Goddard

Tutor of: Biology E/M, Chemistry, MCAT; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Academic Medicine and more

Ph.D. in Neurobiology from Harvard University.
B.A. in Neuroscience and Biology from Oberlin College.
Dean's Postdoctoral Fellow; Stuart and Victoria Quan Fellow; Nancy Robell Memorial Endowed Prize; Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.

Manish Gupta

Manish Gupta

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, GMAT, GRE, SSAT; and more

Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University.
B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras.
NIH National Research Service Award for Pre- and Post-Doctoral Research; Siemen’s Prize for Highest GPA; National Talent Search Scholarship Award; Derek Bok Award for Distinction in Teaching; Best Paper Award at ISMICT Conference.

Eric Kelsic

Eric Kelsic

Tutor of: Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, MCAT; and more

Ph.D. in Systems Biology from Harvard University.
B.S., with honors, in Physics from California Technological Institute.
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow; Team China Mentor for the International Young Physicists Tournament; Published in Science and Nature; High School Valedictorian.

Benjamin Krauss

Benjamin Krauss

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; AP Chemistry, Academic Chemistry

B.S., magna cum laude, in Chemistry from University of Massachusetts Boston.

Daniel Kusik

Daniel Kusik

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, 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, Chemistry, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, U.S. History, World History, Spanish, SSAT; and more

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

Andrew McDowell

Andrew McDowell

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, SSAT, ISEE; and more

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

Owen Pollock

Owen Pollock

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, SSAT, ISEE; and more

B.A., with distinction, in European Studies from Amherst College.
Senior Thesis Prize; Windward School in Los Angeles Salutatorian.

Adam Sachs

Adam Sachs

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, U.S. History, World History, GMAT, GRE; and more

M.A. in History of Science from Harvard University.
B.A., summa cum laude, in Earth & Planetary Sciences and Economics from Harvard College.
Phi Beta Kappa; John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement.

Catherine Siller

Catherine Siller

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.F.A., with honors, in Digital Media from Rhode Island School of Design.
B.A., cum laude, in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard College.
Harvard College Program Research Grant; RISD Patricia M. Smith Scholar, RISD Graduate Studies Grant; Mellon Teaching Fellow for Digital Media at Marlboro College.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Boston.

Geoffrey Tanner

Geoffrey Tanner

Tutor of: Biology E/M, Chemistry, MCAT; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Psychology 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.

Justin Wolfe

Justin Wolfe

Tutor of: Chemistry; AP Chemistry, Academic Science

Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
B.S., with honors, in Chemistry from Brown University.
National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow Research Program.

Brooke Wurst

Brooke Wurst

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, Spanish, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE

M.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University.
B.A., cum laude, in Comparative Literature and Literary Theory from University of Pennsylvania.

Rebecca Yacono

Rebecca Yacono

Tutor of: SSAT, ISEE; AP US History, Academic English, Academic History

M.A.T. from Boston University.
B.A., with honors, in Liberal Arts from University of Texas at Austin.
Phi Delta Kappa; Texas Achievement Award.