Advantage Testing of Silicon Valley

Palo Alto
530 Lytton Avenue, Second Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301

Phone: 650.617.3439
Email: siliconvalley@advantagetesting.com

San Francisco
505 Montgomery, Eleventh Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Marin
4040 Civic Center Drive, Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903

South Bay
19925 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Suite 100
Cupertino, CA 95014

East Bay
2855 Telegraph Road, Suite 312
Berkeley, CA 94705

San Mateo
951 Mariners Island Boulevard, Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94404

Gus Mattammal, Director

Advantage Testing of Silicon Valley has delivered outstanding educational services to students in the Bay Area for almost 10 years. With offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, Cupertino, Berkeley, San Rafael, and San Mateo, Advantage Testing of Silicon Valley has helped students from Santa Cruz to Sacramento achieve their academic goals.

Working in concert with educators, counselors, and learning specialists, we develop individually tailored programs that are designed to complement a student’s schoolwork and achieve a consistent strategy for success. We offer both test preparation and academic tutoring, including the development of custom curricula for students who seek academic enrichment beyond what their schools may offer.

In the community, our tutors work with Mission Graduates to help talented students from San Francisco's Mission District prepare for standardized college admissions exams. We also work individually with students from the Peninsula Bridge program. Our tutors have been recognized in the community for the quality of their work, including by receiving the "Sweetheart Award" for outstanding educational work with students with special needs.

Tutors in Silicon Valley

Rebecca Alaly

Rebecca Alaly

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.A. in Arts Administration from Columbia University.
B.A. in Sociology from Harvard University.
Phi Beta Kappa; Peter Wilson Award; John Harvard Scholarship for Academic Achievement of Highest Distinction; Suzanne Farrell Prize.

Lawrence Cai

Lawrence Cai

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.D./Ph.D. (in progress) from Stanford University.
B.S. in Chemistry from Yale University.
US Presidential Scholar; AP Scholar with Distinction.

Sam Cartmell

Sam Cartmell

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Chemistry, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.D./Ph.D. (in progress) from Stanford University.
B.A. in Cognitive Science from Yale University.
National Merit Finalist; AP Scholar with Honors.

Yonglu Che

Yonglu Che

Tutor of: Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1 and more

M.D./Ph.D. (in progress) from Stanford University.
B.S. in Physics and Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology from Yale University.
National Merit Semifinalist; AP Scholar with Honor; Michigan All-State Jazz Band.

Stefani Echeverria-Dixon

Stefani Echeverria-Dixon

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

Ph.D. (in progress) in Classics from University of California, Berkeley.
M.A. in Latin from University of California, Berkeley.
B.A., magna cum laude, in Classics and Women’s Studies from Brooklyn College.
Phi Beta Kappa; National Merit Scholar; AP Scholar with Distinction; National Latin Exam Book Award; UC Berkeley’s GSI Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Eric Kauderer-Abrams

Eric Kauderer-Abrams

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

Ph.D. (in progress) in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
B.S. in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania.
Trustees’ Award; Headmaster’s Award.

Jessica Kinloch

Jessica Kinloch

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.A. in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.
B.A. in History and International Relations from Harvard University.
Harvard Law School Howe Grant for Civil Liberties Research; Oakland Teaching Fellow; National Merit Scholar; Stanford Institute for Entrepreneurship Fellow.

Joanne Knudson

Joanne Knudson

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

B.A. in History from Pomona College.
National Merit Scholar.

Rebecca Krouner

Rebecca Krouner

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.A. in Music from Manhattan School of Music.
B.A., with departmental honors, in Comparative Literature and Italian Studies from Brown University.
“Sweetheart Award” from the Palo Alto Community Advisory Committee for Special Education.

Leyan Lo

Leyan Lo

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, GRE; and more

M.S. in Physics from Stanford University.
B.S., with honors, in Physics from California Institute of Technology.
AP Scholar with Distinction; Frank and Lydia Bergen Foundation Scholarship for Music; Rubik's Cube World Champion.

Nick Love

Nick Love

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Math Level 2, Literature, World History; and more

M.D. (in progress) from Stanford University.
Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from University of Manchester.
M.Phil. in Zoology from University of Cambridge.
B.A. in Biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Churchill Scholar; Luce Scholar; National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Charlotte MacAusland

Charlotte MacAusland

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, Chinese, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT; and more

M.B.A. in Arts and International Relations from Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania.
M.A. in International Studies from University of Pennsylvania Lauder Institute.
B.A. in Chinese from Swarthmore College.

Xander Manshel

Xander Manshel

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

Ph.D. (in progress) in English Literature from Stanford University.
M.A. in English from Middlebury College.
B.A., magna cum laude, in English and American Literature from Middlebury College.
Stolley-Ryan American Literature Prize; Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Tuition Scholar in Nonfiction; Howard M. Munford ’34 Scholar; Charles A. Dana Scholar.

Gus Mattammal

Gus Mattammal

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, U.S. History, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.B.A. in International Strategy and Finance from Yale School of Management.
B.A. in Physics and Mathematics from Pomona College.
Director of Advantage Testing of Silicon Valley, Advantage Testing of Chicago, Advantage Testing of Portland, Advantage Testing of Seattle, Advantage Testing of Minneapolis, Advantage Testing of Las Vegas, and Advantage Testing of New Orleans.

Thomas McQuillan

Thomas McQuillan

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.D./Ph.D. (in progress) from Stanford University.
B.A., summa cum laude, in Economics from Dartmouth College.
Reynolds Alumni Scholar; Presidential Scholar; International Undergraduate Research Award; Rufus Choate Scholar; Pegasus Physician-Writer.

Chris Mugler

Chris Mugler

Tutor of: Biology E/M, MCAT; AP Biology, Academic Biology

Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology from University of California, Berkeley.
B.S., summa cum laude, in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology from University of California, Santa Barbara.
Phi Beta Kappa; Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor; National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Honorable Mention.

Zahra Sayyid

Zahra Sayyid

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Math Level 2, SSAT, ISEE; and more

M.D./Ph.D. (in progress) in Neuroscience from Stanford University.
B.S. in Biology from Stanford University.
National Merit Scholar; Presidential Scholars Semifinalist; AP Scholar with Distinction; Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellow; Association for Research in Otolaryngology Medical Student Travel Award.

Tim Silk

Tim Silk

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; and more

B.A., with honors, in Cognitive Science from Pomona College.
Teaching Credentials in Mathematics and Computers from San Francisco State University.

Arun Thottumkara

Arun Thottumkara

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Physics, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, GRE, MCAT; and more

Ph.D. in Chemistry from Stanford.
B.A. in Chemistry from Harvard.
National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship; Four Harvard College Research Fellowships; National Siemens Westinghouse Science Competition 2nd Place; National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium 1st Place; Program for Research in Science and Engineering.

Bonnie Wong

Bonnie Wong

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE; and more

Ph.D. (in progress) in Medical Anthropology from UC Berkeley and UCSF.
M.D. (in progress) from Stanford University.
M.Sc. in Medical Anthropology from Oxford University.
B.A. in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology from Harvard University.
Frank Knox Scholar; National AP Scholar; National Merit Scholar.