August 28, 1989
The Upper East Side Resident
"What Advantage stresses is a personal approach. [AT founder Arun] Alagappan willingly devotes nights and weekends to his students. 'Arun is there for the kids,' says... a satisfied parent. 'He encourages them to call him any time, day or night.'"
"The after-hours approach is shared by Advantage's staff... 'It's a lot of family involvement,' admits teacher and fellow Harvard Law grad Candace Damon, an original member of the staff. 'I am happy to take the time to help students when they call with questions. All of us have a more personal approach, devote more attention to individual rates of learning."
"Parents and students... seem satisfied. [AT student Sam Haddad said] 'I adopted certain guidelines, disciplinary techniques and a more efficient way of doing things. [Arun] takes my hand as if I were his brother and makes me feel extremely confident.'"