Advantage Testing of Orange County

23025 Mill Creek Dr. Suite B
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

Phone: 949.432.4106
Email: orangecounty@advantagetesting.com

Paul Siemens, Director

Tutors in Orange County

Mark Anderson /

Mark Anderson

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math, Literature, U.S. History, World History, French, German, Latin, Spanish, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA World History, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

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 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.

Elizabeth Baxa /

Elizabeth Baxa

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math, Literature, U.S. History, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Economics; and more

M.F.A. from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television.
B.A., with High Honors, in English Literature from the University of Virginia.
Audrey Wells Memorial Scholarship recipient.

Tyler Beardsley /

Tyler Beardsley

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Computer Science, ATLA Statistics; and more

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

Mark Bemesderfer /

Mark Bemesderfer

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Literature, U.S. History, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA English Language and Literature, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

B.A., cum laude, in American Studies from Yale University.

Johnathan Brugal /

Johnathan Brugal

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

B.A. in Economics from Harvard University.
National Hispanic Merit Scholar.

Laura Chen /

Laura Chen

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Literature, Math, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.F.A. in Acting from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.
B.A., with honors, in Comparative Literature from Brown University.
Weston Acting Award.

Rob Conant /

Rob Conant

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Literature, Math, SSAT, ISEE, GRE, LSAT, Bar Exam, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Psychology, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

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

Dylan Diehl /

Dylan Diehl

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math, Literature, U.S. History, Italian, Spanish, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Art History, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

B.A. in American Studies and Creative Writing from Columbia University.
Dean’s List; National Merit Scholar; AP Scholar with Honors; Spanish Honors Society; Jesse S. and George Siegel Scholar.

Marisa Echeverria /

Marisa Echeverria

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Literature, Spanish, SSAT, ISEE; and more

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.

Lily Freda /

Lily Freda

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

B.A., cum laude, in English from Harvard University.
International Baccalaureate Diploma recipient; wrote for The Harvard Crimson; former staff writer at The Huffington Post.

Sean Fredricks /

Sean Fredricks

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Chemistry, Math, Literature, U.S. History, World History, French, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

B.A, with high honors, in History and Literature from Harvard University.
AP Scholar with Honors; National Commended Scholar; Alice Mary Longfellow Fellow; Caroline Isenberg Fellow.

Tali Friedman /

Tali Friedman

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math, Literature, U.S. History, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA U.S. History; and more

B.A. in English and American Literature and Language from Harvard University.
David McCord Prize for the Arts; Jonathan Levy Prize; IB Scholar.

William Handel /

William Handel

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Chemistry, Math, Literature, U.S. History, SSAT, ISEE; and more

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 UN tournaments.

Joshua Kaplan /

Joshua Kaplan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, Bar Exam; and more

J.D. from Yale Law School.
M.F.A. from University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts.
B.A./B.S. in English and Film & Television from Boston University.
Mary Pickford Scholar; Phi Beta Kappa; Boston University Trustee Scholar; Florida Keys Emerging Playwright; Kodak Film Scholar.

Hanna Kostamaa /

Hanna Kostamaa

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, French, SSAT, ISEE; AP Music Theory, Academic Music Theory, Academic French

B.A. in Music and Literary Arts from Brown University.
Hope Chatterton Prize; Brand Musical Premium.

David Matos /

David Matos

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Physics, Math, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Calculus, ATLA Physics; and more

B.A. in Physics from 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, Math, Literature, U.S. History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills; and more

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

Shirin Najafi /

Shirin Najafi

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math, Literature, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills, ATLA College Study Skills; and more

B.A. in Economics from Columbia University.
Dean’s List; AP Scholar with Honors.

Michael Newman /

Michael Newman

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Chemistry, Math, Literature, SSAT, ISEE; and more

B.A. in Dramatic Arts from University of California, Berkeley.

Briana Price /

Briana Price

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology, Chemistry, Math, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Biology, ATLA Environmental Science; and more

B.A., pre-med with a concentration in History, from Columbia University.
Guest Teacher at LAUSD's Sotomayor Learning Academies.

Adam Scholze /

Adam Scholze

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Math, Literature, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA Chemistry; and more

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, Math, Literature, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

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 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, Literature, Math, SSAT, ISEE; and more

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.

Abe Thompson /

Abe Thompson

Tutor of: Latin; Academic Latin, Academic Greek, Writing Instruction

B.A. in Classics from Stanford University.
Studied Greek and Latin at Eton College; Published Writer with both The Peninsula Press and Thrive Global.

Wallace Wennerberg /

Wallace Wennerberg

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology, Chemistry, SSAT, ISEE, ATLA Foundations, ATLA High School Study Skills; and more

B.S. in Microbiology and Immunology from McGill University.
Volunteer Research Assistant at UCLA studying immunotherapies for cancer treatment; Former President of McGill’s Panhellenic Council; attended Marlborough School for Girls.