Vairam Alagappan in Long Island, NY

Mathematics: Math, Statistics
Science: Chemistry, Physics
English: English
Miscellaneous: Computer Science
Admissions Counseling: Admissions Consulting, College Application Assistance, Law School Application Assistance, Medical School Application Assistance, Business School Application Assistance

Vairam graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, earning a B.A. in Mathematics and Computers. He then earned his M.S. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he won a teaching award. Vairam has been recognized for both his academic excellence and dedication to public service: he was a member of Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and the Scholastic Honor Society, and he was the president of Mortar Board National Honor Society, a group whose membership is based on leadership, community service, and scholarship. While in graduate school, Vairam worked in the General Product and National Accounts divisions of IBM. In 1987, he joined the Artificial Intelligence group of what is now known as Accenture and eventually went on to its Center for Strategic Technology Research.

Vairam has always had a personal and professional interest in teaching. At the University of Pennsylvania, he was a university tutor and liaison to the public school system in Philadelphia. At the University of Illinois, he taught numerous classes at the engineering school and frequently lectured at the business school. Vairam has also taught seminars and made presentations to several Fortune 500 senior executives.

Vairam first fell in love with tutoring when he was 15 years old and helped a college student raise her physics grade from a D to an A. Decades later, he still relishes tutoring, particularly how wonderful it is to be part of students' lives as they transition to young adults. In addition to tutoring, Vairam enjoys taking interesting photographs and videos at dawn, writing poetry, and designing new, healthful recipes. He also loves music and dancing, and has participated in and/or organized five dance-a-thons.

Vairam is the Director of Advantage Testing of Long Island.