Advantage Testing of Los Angeles

10350 Santa Monica Blvd.
Suite 290
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: 310.201.0116
Fax: 310.943.1459
Email: info@advantage-la.com

Paul Siemens, Director
Adam Scholze, Associate Director

Additional locations in Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, and the South Bay

Since 2008, Advantage Testing of Los Angeles has served the Los Angeles and the greater Southern California scholastic communities. Through our outstanding educational services, thousands of students have accomplished their academic and professional goals.

We develop individually tailored programs that complement each student’s schoolwork, helping them achieve success. Our students' ages range from six to sixty: we offer tutoring for independent and selective public high school and middle school admissions exams, including the ISEE, the SSAT, and the HSPT; for college and graduate school admissions exams; and for a range of academic subjects.

Advantage Testing of Los Angeles maintains tutoring offices in Century City, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Torrance, and Pasadena, providing our students accessible and excellent learning environments. Some of our tutors can travel to students' homes, and all of our tutors can teach long-distance, having successfully instructed students throughout the country and the world. Contact us to discuss your tutoring options.

Each year, our tutors help countless students from families of limited means through our active financial assistance program. We have also partnered with local non-profit programs, teaching college preparatory classes for students in underserved communities.

To best serve our community of learners during these challenging times, we are excited to introduce ATLA Foundations: Introduction to Advanced Coursework. These boot-camp style online courses provide a foundational introduction to advanced academic classes, preparing students to start out strong in their AP, IB, CAS, and other high-level coursework.

Tutors in Los Angeles

Mark Anderson /

Mark Anderson

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA World History, ATLA College Study Skills, PSAT, Social Studies, English, Languages, Miscellaneous

Ph.D. in History from Yale University.
M.Phil. in History from Yale University.
M.A. in History from Yale University.
M.A. in Religion from Yale University.
B.A. in History and English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Foreign Languages and Area Studies Grant for German Language Study; Abraham J. Malherbe Award; Berkeley-Biddle-Woolsey Fellowship; National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Distinction.

Tyler Beardsley /

Tyler Beardsley

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Computer Science, ATLA Statistics, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, English, Miscellaneous

B.A. in Computer Science and Drama from Tufts University.

Lindsay Chambers /

Lindsay Chambers

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, English, Languages

B.A., cum laude, in International Studies and Theater from Northwestern University.
Certificate in Creative Writing for the Media.
Dean's List; Century Scholar.

Alex Cohen /

Alex Cohen

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, English, Languages

B.A., cum laude, in Visual and Environmental Studies from Harvard University.
Artist, Art Director, and Vice President of The Harvard Lampoon.

Rob Conant /

Rob Conant

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, Bar Exam, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Psychology, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills, PSAT, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Law

J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
A.B. in Psychology from Georgetown University.

Marisa Echeverria /

Marisa Echeverria

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, English, Languages, Admissions Counseling

M.F.A. in Acting from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
B.A., magna cum laude, in Literature from Harvard University.
Jonathan Levy Prize; Headmaster’s Award.

Garrett Ewald /

Garrett Ewald

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English, Languages

B.A., summa cum laude, in English from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dean’s List; Adios Strunk and White Award; Executive Editor on the Fiction Committee of Westwind.

Caroline Rose Giuliani /

Caroline Rose Giuliani

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English, Languages, Admissions Counseling

B.A., magna cum laude, in Film Production from Harvard University.
Published Writer in Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and McSweeney’s; Board Member of the Chosen Family Law Center.

William Handel /

William Handel

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English

B.A., magna cum laude, in International Politics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
Former Editor-in-Chief/Executive Director of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs; Former Director-General for the North American Invitational Model United Nations Conference; 18 Best Delegate Awards at Model United Nations Tournaments.

Cameron Johnson /

Cameron Johnson

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English

M.F.A. in Writing for Screen & Television from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A., cum laude with distinction, in Neuroscience from Colorado College.
Frank Volpe Endowed Scholarship. 

Brandon Johnston /

Brandon Johnston

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Social Studies, English

B.A. in Theatre from Northwestern University.
Wildcat Excellence Award for Outstanding Student-Led Campus Event; Executive Producer of The Dolphin Show; Dean’s List.

Joshua Kaplan /

Joshua Kaplan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Social Studies, English, Law

J.D. from Yale Law School.
M.F.A. from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A./B.S., summa cum laude, in English and Film & Television from Boston University.
Mary Pickford Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University Trustee Scholar; Kodak Film Scholar.

Micah Leslie /

Micah Leslie

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, English, Business

B.A., cum laude, in Economics from Harvard University.
Campus Director for A Place Beyond; Serves on the American Playwriting Foundation's Relentless Subcommittee.

Emma Maltby /

Emma Maltby

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English

B.A., with honors, in English and Theater and Performance Studies from the University of Chicago.
Acting Apprentice at Professional Training Company at the Actors Theatre of Louisville; Randal Castleman Prize in English; Gordon I. Newcombe History Award; Beethoven Medal.

David Matos /

David Matos

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Calculus, ATLA Physics, Mathematics, Science

B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Distinguished Tutor Recognition in Mathematics for Scientists and Engineers; Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Drama Award.

Patrick McGowan /

Patrick McGowan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills, PSAT, Mathematics, English

B.A. in Theatre Arts from Brown University.
Susan Ross Steinfeld Award.

Reed Rosenberg /

Reed Rosenberg

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, English

B.A. in Performing and Media Arts from Cornell University.
Director of External Operations for Cayuga’s Watchers; Director of the Whistling Shrimp.

Lindsey Ruggles /

Lindsey Ruggles

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English, Languages

B.A., with honors, in Theater, Dance, and Media from Harvard University.

Adam Scholze /

Adam Scholze

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Chemistry, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, English, Business

B.A. in Economics from Stanford University.
AP Scholar; Bergen County YMCA Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Associate Director of Advantage Testing of Los Angeles.

Paul Siemens /

Paul Siemens

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, English

B.A., cum laude, in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.
Certificate in Novel Writing from Stanford University.
Certificate in Fiction Writing from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Harvard College Scholarship for Academic Distinction; Jonathan Levy Prize; National Merit Scholar; Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholar; AP Scholar with Distinction.
Director of Advantage Testing of Los Angeles, Advantage Testing of Las Vegas, and Advantage Testing of Orange County.

Julie Simon /

Julie Simon

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, English, Admissions Counseling

B.A., summa cum laude, in Studies in Humanities from Yale University.
Co-led the West Coast Media Practice for Spencer Stuart; Former Senior Vice President of Digital Distribution at Fox Networks; Phi Beta Kappa.

Rachel Thundat /

Rachel Thundat

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PSAT, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, English, Languages, Business

B.S. in Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.
Relationship Builder of the Year Award for USC’s Emerging Leaders Program; Senior Director of Communications for USC’s Undergraduate Student Government.

Laura Winters /

Laura Winters

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, PSAT, English

B.A., magna cum laude, in Theatre from Northwestern University.
Burman New Play Prize Winner; Next Stage Residency at the Drama League; Finalist at the National Playwrights Conference; Grand Prize Winner of ScreenCraft's Pilot and Playwriting Awards.