Advantage Testing of Houston

1455 West Loop S.
Suite 650
Houston, TX 77027

Phone: 713.520.6188
Email: PC@advantage-houston.com

Jay Resh, Director
Romy Cassack, Associate Director
Dejan Krunic, Associate Director
Jenn Cothern, Program Coordinator


Advantage Testing of Houston has delivered outstanding educational services to the Houston scholastic community for over 20 years. Launched by Jay Resh in 1994, we have helped thousands of students reach their academic and professional goals.

We offer one-on-one tutoring for a wide range of academic subjects and standardized tests, including the SSAT and the ISEE for admission to Houston’s private and selective high schools. We develop individually tailored programs that complement each student’s schoolwork and achieve a consistent strategy for success. 

We also have our SOAR program, a specialized pre-k school readiness and early elementary enrichment program. This program prepares young students for success as they begin their academic careers. SOAR builds a strong literacy foundation and nurtures executive functioning—the mental processes that enable a child to plan, focus attention, remember instructions, manage emotions, and juggle multiple tasks simultaneously. Our highly skilled and experienced SOAR tutors use literature, games, puzzles, and other interactive activities to cultivate early literacy, problem-solving, fine motor skills, and crucial executive functioning skills.

Advantage Testing of Houston maintains an office specifically designed for tutoring that provides our students with an exceptional learning environment. Contact us to discuss your tutoring options.

Advantage Testing of Houston dedicated to promoting education for students of all backgrounds. Our pro-bono efforts include tutoring students at The Chinquapin School for standardized college admissions exams.

Tutors in Houston

Julia Blackmore /

Julia Blackmore

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, MCAT, ISEE; Academic Science, Academic Math

Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Baylor College of Medicine.
B.A., magna cum laude, in Biology from Luther College.
Phi Beta Kappa; Beta Beta Beta (Biology); Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics).

Michael Boyle /

Michael Boyle

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Computer Science and more

M.A. in Mathematical Finance from Columbia University.
B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Houston.
B.A. in Music from the University of Houston.

Elizabeth Bradley /

Elizabeth Bradley

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; HSPT, OLSAT, PSAT and more

B.A. in Political Science from University of St. Thomas.
Dean’s List; Pi Sigma Alpha National Political Science Honor Society.

Gregor Brodsky /

Gregor Brodsky

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; Academic Biology, Academic Chemistry, Academic Physics and more

B.A. in History and Literature of Latin America from Harvard University.

Maggie Burkett /

Maggie Burkett

Tutor of: ISEE; Academic Spanish, Academic Portuguese

M.A. (in progress) in Clinical Social Work from the University of Houston.
B.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.
B.A. in Spanish Literature from the University of Texas at Austin.
Trauma Education Program Fellow; GLOBE Program Fellow; Certified Bilingual EC-6 Teacher by the TEA.

Romy Cassack /

Romy Cassack

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; Academic Study Skills and Organization, Writing Instruction

M.A. in Journalism from Drake University.
B.A. in English from Drake University.
A.O.S. in Culinary Arts from The Art Institute of Houston.
Independent Educational Consulting Certificate from University of California, Irvine.
Texas Teacher Certification in Language Arts Grades 6–12.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Houston.

Justin Dice /

Justin Dice

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

M.A. in Teaching from Marian University.
B.A., with honors, in English Literature and Creative Writing from Butler University.
Teach For America; Writing Fellow; Fiction and Poetry Awards at Butler University.

Yan Digilov /

Yan Digilov

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; AP Calculus, AP Biology, AP Chemistry and more

B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Rice University.
Chief Strategist of The Firestarter Group.

Andrew Dimond /

Andrew Dimond

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE; PSAT, AP US History, Academic English and more

M.F.A. in Fiction from University of Houston.
B.A. in English and Religious Studies from Rice University.
National Merit Finalist; National Latin Exam Gold Medalist; Rice Century Scholar; Rice Trustee Distinguished Scholar; University of Houston Presidential Graduate Fellow; First Editor-in-Chief of Rice English Literary Journal.

Anne Diskin /

Anne Diskin

Tutor of: SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Elementary School Academic Subjects, Academic Study Skills, Academic Test-Taking Skills and more

B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Stephens College.
Texas Certified Teacher; “Teacher of the Year” in both Preschool and Elementary School; Trained at the Neuhaus Education Center.

Danielle DuBois /

Danielle DuBois

Tutor of: SAT, ACT; Writing Instruction, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition and more

M.F.A. in Fiction from University of Houston.
B.A., summa cum laude, in English from Rice University.
Phi Beta Kappa; Pi Beta Phi; Academy of American Poets; Minter Outstanding English Major Award; University of Houston Certificate of Teaching Excellence.

Parker Evans /

Parker Evans

Tutor of: SAT, ACT; AP Calculus, Academic Math (including Algebra 1 and 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, and Calculus)

Ph.D. (in progress) in Mathematics from Rice University.
B.S. in Mathematics from Tulane University.

Barbara Farley /

Barbara Farley

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; HSPT, Academic Math, Academic English and more

M.A., summa cum laude, in Math Education from University of Houston.
B.A., cum laude, in Intermediate Education from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
University of Houston Middle School Mathematics Program National Science Foundation Grantee; Who’s Who of American Women; Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

Jarrod Ford /

Jarrod Ford

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, ISEE, GMAT Class; Academic Biology, Academic Chemistry, Academic Physics and more

M.S. in Civil Engineering from University of California, Davis.
B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rice University.
Achievement Scholar; National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction.

J. Patrick Hanley /

J. Patrick Hanley

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

J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law, Camden.
B.A. in Political Science from Honors College at the University of Houston.
Texas Aerospace Scholar.

Jennifer Herbst /

Jennifer Herbst

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT, ISEE; Academic Biology, Academic Chemistry, Academic Physics and more

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University.
B.A. in Chemistry from Grinnell College.
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Member; American Chemical Society Member.

Tim Holm /

Tim Holm

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; PSAT, AP Calculus, Academic English and more

M.Div., summa cum laude, from Duke Divinity School.
B.A., summa cum laude, in Russian from Texas A&M University.
National Merit Scholar.

Cyndi Jones /

Cyndi Jones

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT; Academic Grammar, Academic Literature, Writing Instruction

M.S. in College Teaching and English from Northeastern State University.
B.A. in English from Northeastern State University.

Dejan Krunic /

Dejan Krunic

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

M.S. in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
B.S., summa cum laude, in Civil and Environmental Engineering from University of Arkansas.
Stanford Graduate Fellow.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Houston.

Ethan Loftspring /

Ethan Loftspring

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, MCAT; PSAT, Academic Math (Algebra, Geometry, Calculus), Academic Biology and more

M.D. (in progress) from Baylor College of Medicine.
B.S., with honors, in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

Christopher Saad Mahmoud /

Christopher Saad Mahmoud

Tutor of: SAT, ACT; Academic Statistics

M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.
B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rice University.
Vice President's Appreciation Award.

B. Kelly McDowell /

B. Kelly McDowell

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; and more

B.A. in Latin American History from Princeton University.
Teacher of the Year, Burnet Elementary School.

Jason Mishaw /

Jason Mishaw

Tutor of: SAT, ACT; AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism and more

B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University.
B.A. in Economics from Rice University.
National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction.

David Rappaport /

David Rappaport

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE; AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Academic English and more

M.B.A. (in progress) from Tulane University in Houston.
M.Ed. in Instruction and Learning from University of Pittsburgh.
B.A. in English Language and Literature from University of Michigan Honors College.
National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with distinction; James B. Angell Scholar.

Sandy Reckles /

Sandy Reckles

Tutor of: ISEE, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Elementary School Academic Subjects, Academic Study Skills, Academic Test-Taking Skills and more

B.S., cum laude, in Communications from University of Texas at Austin.
Elementary Teaching Certificate from Houston Baptist University.
First through Eighth Grade Texas Certified Teacher; Trained at the Neuhaus Education Center.

Jay Resh /

Jay Resh

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, GMAT Class; and more

Ph.D. in Physics from University of Houston.
M.S. in Physics from University of Houston.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Princeton University.
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; NASA Space Grant Fellow; Sigma Pi Research Honor Society Award.
Director of Advantage Testing of Houston.

Kelly Schwarz /

Kelly Schwarz

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

B.A. in Economics from Princeton University.
National Merit Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa Scholar.

Brooke Stern /

Brooke Stern

Tutor of: SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Elementary School Academic Subjects, Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability, CogAT and more

B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University.
First through Sixth Grade Texas Certified Teacher.

Diana Tang /

Diana Tang

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; All Middle School Academic Subjects, Academic English, Writing Instruction

M.A. in Educational Leadership at the University of Houston.
B.A., with honors, in English Literature from Johns Hopkins University.
Teach for America Trainer; National Merit Finalist; Phi Beta Kappa; Student Director for The Tutorial Project.