Advantage Testing of Houston

1455 West Loop S.
Suite 650
Houston, TX 77027

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

Romy Cassack, Director
Dejan Krunic, Director
Jay Resh, Director Emeritus
Valerie Densen, Program Consultant

 

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

Our tutors have the specialized knowledge and years of professional experience necessary to offer exceptional one-on-one tutoring for a wide range of academic subjects, from elementary-level courses and reading remediation to graduate school studies. Our deep knowledge of curriculum allows us to tailor our instruction to each student’s coursework and learning style. In addition to academic tutoring, we provide assistance with organizational and study skills.

We also bring our passion for long-term, rigorous preparation to standardized exam tutoring. Using a combination of official tests and proprietary materials, we help students excel on ISEE, SSAT, HSPT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, AP Exams, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, MCAT, PE Exams, NCLEX, DAT, Bar Exam, and general placement exams. Additionally, we help students prepare for interviews and help families find and apply for college scholarships and navigate the college financial landscape.

SOAR, a specialized pre-K school readiness and early elementary enrichment program, prepares our youngest students for academic success. SOAR builds a strong foundation for literacy and nurtures executive functioning using literature, games, puzzles, and other interactive activities.

Our tutors care deeply about their students and often maintain working relationships with them throughout their academic careers. We strive to develop trusting, supportive connections with every student as we help them achieve their goals.

Tutors in Houston

Julia Blackmore /

Julia Blackmore

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, MCAT, ISEE; PSAT, Academic Science, Academic Biology and more

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.

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.
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.

Danielle DuBois /

Danielle DuBois

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

M.F.A. in Creative Writing 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.

Buck Elkins /

Buck Elkins

Tutor of: ISEE; AP Calculus AB, Academic Math (through Calculus), Academic Natural Sciences (through High School Level)

M.A. in Teaching Mathematics from Relay Graduate School.
B.S. in Economics from the University of Houston.

Barbara Farley /

Barbara Farley

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

M.A., summa cum laude, in Math Education from the University of Houston.
B.A., cum laude, in Intermediate Education from the 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.

Daniel Garson /

Daniel Garson

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; PSAT, AP English Language and Literature, Academic Math (through BC Calculus) and more

M.S. in Geology from the University of California, Riverside.
B.A., with honors, in Biology and Geology from Oberlin College.

Elizabeth Glover /

Elizabeth Glover

Tutor of: ISEE, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Tutor for Students Ages 3–10, Elementary School Academic Subjects, Academic Study Skills and more

M.Ed., summa cum laude, from Lamar University.
B.S. in Child Development from Texas Woman's University.
Teaching Certification in Early Childhood–Sixth Grade, English as a Second Language, and Special Education Early Childhood-Twelfth Grade; Served in the United States Peace Corps.

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, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; 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 AB, AP English Language and Composition 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.

Rhoda Jazairy /

Rhoda Jazairy

Tutor of: SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Academic Early Childhood through Eighth Grade English (English Language Arts, Writing, and Reading), Academic Elementary Math

M.Ed., summa cum laude, in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas at Tyler.
B.S. in Psychology from the University of Houston.
Texas Educator License in ESL Teaching and in K–12 Principal.

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.
Director of Advantage Testing of Houston.

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.

Jason Mishaw /

Jason Mishaw

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

M.S. in Finance from the University of Houston’s Bauer School of Business.
B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University.
B.A. in Economics from Rice University.
Chartered Financial Analyst; National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction.

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 Emeritus of Advantage Testing of Houston.

Joshua Ripple /

Joshua Ripple

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, ISEE; Essay Writing, Reading Comprehension, Academic Humanities and more

M.A. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research.
B.A., with honors, in English from Stanford University.
Mary Louise Rosenberg Thesis Prize; Outstanding Master of Arts Graduate Award.

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.

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.

Jennifer Torres /

Jennifer Torres

Tutor of: ISEE; Academic Math, Academic Science

M.B.A. from the University of Houston.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Houston.

Lauren Wiggins /

Lauren Wiggins

Tutor of: ISEE, SOAR Preschool and Elementary; Elementary School Academic Subjects, Academic Math, Academic Biology and more

M.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston Clear Lake.
B.S. in Biology from Texas Southern University.
Certified Autism Specialist from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards.