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
2001 Addison Street, Suite 300
Berkeley, CA 94704

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

Mountain View
800 El Camino Real, Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040

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, 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, SSAT, ISEE; Academic Biology, Academic Chemistry, Academic Math 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, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE; and more

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

Yonglu Che /

Yonglu Che

Tutor of: AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, Academic Biology, Academic Chemistry, Academic Physics, Academic Math

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.

Sabine Dazin /

Sabine Dazin

Tutor of: AP French, Academic French

Ph.D. in Dental Surgery from Medicine of Paris (France).

Sayantan Deb /

Sayantan Deb

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, Academic Biology and more

M.D. (in progress) at Stanford University School of Medicine.
B.A., cum laude, in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology from Harvard University.
Neuroregeneration Lab Research Assistant.

Stefani Echeverria-Dixon /

Stefani Echeverria-Dixon

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History 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; Berkeley’s GSI Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Noam Eisen /

Noam Eisen

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; AP Physics 2, AP Physics C Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics C Mechanics and more

M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
B.S. in Physics from York University.

Madeline Grade /

Madeline Grade

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

M.D. (in progress) from Stanford University.
M.P.H. from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
M.S. in Clinical Neuroscience from University College London.
B.S.E., summa cum laude, in Biomedical Engineering from Arizona State University.
Marshall Scholar; Haymon Gorlov Prize Recipient; Outstanding Engineering Student of the Year; Gold Humanism Society Inductee.

Jessica Kinloch /

Jessica Kinloch

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, AT Silicon Valley Academy; 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, GRE, SSAT, ISEE; AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP European History and more

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

Rebecca Krouner /

Rebecca Krouner

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, AT Silicon Valley Academy; 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, GRE; AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 1 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.

Xander Manshel /

Xander Manshel

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, SSAT, ISEE, AT Silicon Valley Academy; and more

Ph.D. in English Literature from Stanford University.
M.A. in English from Stanford University.
M.A. in Literature from Middlebury College.
B.A., magna cum laude, in English and American Literature from Middlebury College.
Andrew Smith Memorial Essay Prize; Centennial Teaching Award; Stolley-Ryan American Literature Prize.

Gus Mattammal /

Gus Mattammal

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE, AT Silicon Valley Academy; 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 New Orleans, Advantage Testing of St. Louis, and Advantage Testing of Philadelphia.

Chris Mugler /

Chris Mugler

Tutor of: 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.

Sakiko Ono /

Sakiko Ono

Tutor of: Academic Japanese

B.A. in Russian Literature from Waseda University.
Founding administrator of the Princeton Community Japanese Language School; Japanese instructor at both the West Windsor-Plainsboro Community Education Adult School and the Princeton Adult School.

Zahra Sayyid /

Zahra Sayyid

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, MCAT, SSAT, ISEE; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Physics 2: Mechanics and more

M.D./Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University.
B.S. in Biology from Stanford University.
Otolaryngology resident at Johns Hopkins Hospital; 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.

Rohit Shetty /

Rohit Shetty

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE; AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, Academic Mathematics and more

M.A. in Economics from George Mason University.
B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
National Merit Scholar.

Tim Silk /

Tim Silk

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, 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.

Jecca Steinberg /

Jecca Steinberg

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

M.D. (in progress) from Stanford University.
M.S. in Global Health and Development from University College London.
M.S. in Epidemiology from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
B.A. in Biological Sciences from Rice University.
Marshall Scholar; Schweitzer Fellow; Rice University Linda Williams Prize for Social Justice; Hilda and Hershel Rich Family Endowment for Community Service

Arun Thottumkara /

Arun Thottumkara

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, GRE, MCAT; AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus AB 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.

Diana Zhao /

Diana Zhao

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

M.D. (in progress) from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor.
M.P.P. in Health Policy from Stanford University.
B.S. in Biology from Stanford University.
Haas National Community Service Board Member; Levinthal Fiction Fellow; Public Policy Summer Fellow; UAR Research Grant; George M. Frederickson Award for Excellence in Honors Research; National Merit Scholar; AP Scholar with Distinction.