Interview with Arun Alagappan

March 1, 2001

The Harvard Crimson

An interview with Harvard Law School alumnus Arun Alagappan, founder of Advantage Testing.

"A is for Arun to the swarms of precocious teens who consider him their SAT-prep messiah."

"Arun's popularity created such buzz that he was featured in the New York Times Mag."

"'The [SAT] test shows your preparedness at whatever point you take the test' [Alagappan said]. 'It is not a test of aptitude. It is not random factors that lead to higher scores. You get a higher score because you learned a lot more... We shouldn't be so cynical that the prospects for improving your score are limited to outwitting the test. You have to learn the content, not just the format.'"