Touting Tutors

Tutoring is big business.  Among the biggest — we’re talking both price and results — is Advantage Testing.

Alex Freedman

Advantage’s Alex Freedman recently opened a Westport branch.  If you think that name is familiar, you’re right.  Staples’ 1996 salutatorian, Alex went on to graduate magna cum laude from Harvard.  For the past 8 years he’s tutored nearly every test except kindergarten admissions:  SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT, GMAT, GRE, LSAT, ETC etc.  (He’s also worked with Phil Ramone, Stephen Sondheim and Kander and Ebb, but that’s a different blog post.)

Alex is the real deal.  An outstanding classical and jazz pianist, as well as an easy-going, soft-spoken and incredibly intelligent man, he commands the toppest of top dollars.  Alex has quickly become the go-to guy for high-end Fairfield County tutoring.

But Alex is just as happy talking about Advantage Testing’s outreach program for underprivileged, high achieving youngsters.

The company sponsors a nationwide math contest for girls.  The inaugural event featured $44,000 in prizes.

In partnership with Harvard and NYU Law Schools, Advantage created a 5-week summer course for students from backgrounds underrepresented in the nation’s top law schools.  The program provides rigorous LSAT and application process preparation, as well as lectures by prominent lawyers and public figures.  Advantage also offers LSAT tutoring on a pro bono basis.

With Princeton University, Advantage supplies virtually all funding for Leadership for a Diverse America, an intensive SAT prep, college admissions counseling and leadership training program.  Alex has participated actively in this project (and the other 2 as well).

With all they’re doing, Advantage Testing is looking for tutoring help.  Not tutees — they need tutors.

Age and background don’t matter — though a strong academic resume is obviously helpful.  “If you’re intelligent and passionate about teaching, and want to work 1-on-1 with some of the best kids in the world — well, we’re a unique company,” says Alex.  “This is a great place to work.”

If you — or someone you know — wants to work with this high-end, highly outreach-motivated company, contact

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