Advantage Testing of Long Island

213 Roslyn Road
Roslyn Heights, NY 11577

Phone: 516.484.3580

Vairam Alagappan, Director
Ruchita Japra, Associate Director
Darlene Toporcer, Program Coordinator


For more than 30 years, Advantage Testing of Long Island has set and raised the bar for excellence in educational services in Long Island. Launched by Vairam Alagappan in 1990, we have prepared thousands of students for standardized tests and academic courses, helping them reach their academic and professional goals.

Our services include preparation for the SCAT, SSAT, ISEE, CHSEE, AMC 8, AMC 10, AMC 12, ACT, SAT, AP Exams, GRE, GMAT, LSAT, DAT, and other standardized tests. Additionally, we provide academic tutoring in a wide range of subjects from middle school through graduate school, college application counseling, and interview training for college and professional jobs, including management consulting.

Advantage Testing of Long Island serves students throughout Long Island from the Hamptons to Queens. Open 7 days a week, our office is a few blocks north of the LIE service road and the Northern State Parkway, and we are within walking distance of the Roslyn LIRR station on the Oyster Bay Branch. Our standalone building was designed exclusively for tutoring and testing in order to provide our students with an outstanding learning environment.

In addition to in-person tutoring, our tutors work with students in Canada, Europe, and several domestic and international boarding schools via Skype. Interested students should speak with our program consultant to discuss distance tutoring options.

Tutors in Long Island

Vairam Alagappan /

Vairam Alagappan

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

M.S. in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
B.A., magna cum laude, in Mathematics and Computers from University of Pennsylvania.
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society; Scholastic Honor Society; President of Mortar Board National Honor Society; University of Illinois Teaching Award.
Director of Advantage Testing of Long Island.

Joe Avellone /

Joe Avellone

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

M.B.A. in Finance from New York University, Stern School of Business.
M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs.
B.A. in History from Columbia University.
Money Marketers Thesis Award.

Stephanie Busch /

Stephanie Busch

Tutor of: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Academic Biology, Academic Genetics, Academic Immunology, Academic Biochemistry, Academic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, English Language and Composition, Critical Reading

M.D./Ph.D (in progress) at Hofstra University.
B.S., magna cum laude with honors in research, in Biochemistry from the University of Rochester.
Phi Beta Kappa; University of Rochester Rigby Wile Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Biology.

Ruchita Japra /

Ruchita Japra

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

B.S. in Political Science and Issues in Health and Society from Stony Brook University.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Long Island.

Jazzmin Lamas /

Jazzmin Lamas

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

M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
B.S. in Human Development from Cornell University.

Steven Lewis /

Steven Lewis

Tutor of: MCAT; AP Biology, Academic Biology, Academic Genetics and more

M.D./Ph.D. (in progress) from Stony Brook University.
B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University.
B.A. in History from Yale University.
Postgraduate Research Associate in the Yale Immunobiology Department; Yale Daily News Write; Principal Tuba of the Yale Symphony Orchestra; President of the Scarsdale High School Academic and Music Honor Societies; National Merit Scholar.

Casey Maphet /

Casey Maphet

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; NCLEX-RN, CHSEE (TACHS, HSPT), GRE Subject Test in Psychology and more

M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
A.B. in Philosophy from Princeton University.
New Jersey Scholar.

Krishan Mistry /

Krishan Mistry

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; TACHS, HSPT, CHSEE and more

M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brown University.
B.A., cum laude, in English Literature from New York University in Abu Dhabi.
Adjunct Professor in the Integrated Design and Media department at New York University.

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.

Fred Reiter /

Fred Reiter

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

A.B. in Science in Human Affairs from Princeton University.
Academy Award Nominee.

Ripal Shah /

Ripal Shah

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, GMAT, MCAT; USMLE Series, DAT, NCLEX and more

M.D. from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
M.P.H. in Healthcare Management from Harvard University.
B.S. in Economics and Chemistry from Duke University.
Triple Board Certified Clinical Assistant Professor at Stanford; Chief Resident at the Stanford School of Medicine.

Jonathan Shapiro /

Jonathan Shapiro

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

BPhil, with distinction, in Philosophy from Oxford University.
B.A., cum laude, in Economics-Philosophy from Columbia University.

Janet Vorobyeva /

Janet Vorobyeva

Tutor of: SAT, ACT;
AP Courses: Computer Science Principles, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics,
Academic Support: Math (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Multivariable Calculus, Analysis, Linear Algebra, Probability, Statistics), Physics (Mechanics/Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Electricity and Magnetism), Computer Science (Python, Java, C, HTML/Javascript, Data Structures and Algorithms)

M.S. in Computer Science from Stony Brook University.
B.S., magna cum laude, in Mathematics from Stony Brook University.
Researcher at Sandia National Labs.

Barbara Zinn /

Barbara Zinn

Tutor of: AP Spanish, Academic Spanish (college level)

Ph.D. in Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania.
M.A. in Spanish from the University of Pennsylvania.
B.A., magna cum laude, in Spanish from Queens College.
Phi Beta Kappa; Former Assistant Professor of Spanish at Colgate University.