Arun Alagappan in  New York, NY

Tutor of: SAT, ACT, Biology E/M, Chemistry, Math Level 1, Math Level 2, Literature, World History, LSAT, GMAT, GRE; Academic Math through Multivariable Calculus, Writing Instruction

Arun is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University and a graduate of Harvard Law School. At Princeton, he served as the Director of the Jamesburg Correctional Institute for Boys Tutorial Program and on the Board of Directors of the Student Volunteers Council, the largest community service organization at Princeton. At Harvard, Arun served as an editor of the Harvard International Law Journal and worked for numerous public service organizations, including the United States Committee for UNICEF.

Arun’s teaching experience includes tutoring for tests such as the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, LSAT, GMAT, GRE and MCAT; he also taught in the Mathematics Department of Harvard College and as an instructor at a learning disabilities center in New York City. At Harvard, the Dean of the College awarded Arun an award for Outstanding Teaching of Harvard Undergraduates. He has privately tutored thousands of students in academic subjects and standardized tests.

In 1986, Arun founded Advantage Testing, Inc. and has been serving as its President since. Advantage Testing is a wide-ranging academic tutorial and educational counseling service for individuals of all ages. The organization specializes in preparing students for college entrance and graduate and professional school entrance exams.

While committed to providing the finest private tutoring in the nation, Advantage Testing has also been dedicated to making its educational services accessible to students of every background. For 30 years, Advantage Testing has provided financial aid and pro bono instructional help to a variety of individuals, schools, and public service organizations. Arun serves as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America), a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the leadership potential of exceptional public school students of backgrounds that are underrepresented at selective colleges and universities. Arun also serves as a Trustee on the Board of Prep for Prep, a program that helps prepare talented minority students of disadvantaged backgrounds to transition from New York City public schools first to leading independent schools, and later to selective institutions of higher education. In 2009, Arun was named an honorary Pi Eta Kappa fellow of Medgar Edgars College for “advancing the lives of young men of color.”

In 2007, Arun founded the Advantage Testing Foundation. He currently serves as its President, sharing responsibilities with fellow Board members Shirley Tilghman, who joined while she was President of Princeton University, John Sexton, who joined while he was President of New York University, Martha Minow, Dean of Harvard Law School, Tom Hill, Vice Chairman of the Blackstone Group, and Lauren Frank and Beth Nash, two leaders in educational philanthropy. US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan is a former Vice President of the Advantage Testing Foundation Board.

The mission of the Advantage Testing Foundation is 1) to partner with universities and public service organizations to advance the academic and professional aspirations of students of modest means, and 2) to expand our nation’s leadership pool to include those of underrepresented backgrounds.