Why Testive Coaching is Better Than a Tutor or Class

Meet our Expert, Top 1% Scoring Coaches

Charlie Beck

Rensselaer Polytech

SAT Score

1470/1600

ACT Score

34

Things Charlie Likes

economics, chess, playing basketball

Biography

Charlie is passionate about technology and has worked in sales and support for innovative SaaS companies He moved to upstate New York from Sweden when he was 7, and enjoys crossword puzzles, lifting weights, and reading.

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Shannon Varcoe

Lehigh University

SAT Score

2200/2400

ACT Score

33

Things Shannon Likes

cooking, Netflix, making and tinkering

Biography

Shannon is currently pursuing her Master’s in Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship and is starting a toy company. In high school, she was very involved with theatrical stage crew, debate team, and robotics club.

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Luis Daniel Munoz

Rhode Island College

ACT Score

33

Home State

New York

Things Luis Daniel Likes

building technology, running, family time

Biography

Luis Daniel is a medical doctor turned entrepreneur with a passion for helping others. Luis Daniel had the opportunity to travel to Japan, where he worked with leading Pediatric Surgeons to perform life-changing corrective surgeries.

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Jonathon Madore

College of the Holy Cross

SAT Score

2250/2400

ACT Score

34

Things Jonathon Likes

karaoke, computer programming, math proofs

Biography

Jonathon began by tutoring calculus at the College of the Holy Cross. He continued as a TA at Boston College, where he worked with many student athletes. He is currently an adjunct instructor at Quincy College.

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Gabe Nussbaum

Brown University

SAT Score

2360/2400

Hometown

Ithaca, NY

Things Gabe Likes

long drives, sing-alongs with friends, translating poetry

Biography

Gabe spent two summers living, studying, and researching in St. Petersburg. He enjoys wandering through scenic nature, reading novels and scouring the Internet for new music. Gabe’s also a massive fan of sloths.

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Will Eaton

College of William and Mary

SAT Score

2240/2400

ACT Score

35

Things Will Likes

making yogurt and cheese, boxing, folding laundry

Biography

Will was a tenth grade math teacher for Teach For America. He also LOVES math. At his day job, Will is a Career Coach where he supports young employees as they navigate their job search and their first job.

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Abbie Engelstad

Harvard Divinity School

SAT Score

2360/2400

Hometown

Ithaca, NY

Things Abbie Likes

long drives, sing-alongs with friends, translating poetry

Biography

Gabe spent two summers living, studying, and researching in St. Petersburg. He enjoys wandering through scenic nature, reading novels and scouring the Internet for new music. Gabe’s also a massive fan of sloths.

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Nick Longenbaugh

Harvard University

SAT Score

2400/2400

Hometown

Albuquerque, NM

Things Nick Likes

eating burritos, drinking coffee, biking

Biography

Nick studied computer science and linguistics at Harvard, graduating in 2014. He is a professional linguist-in-training and is currently pursuing his PhD at MIT and as such he is especially fond of difficult grammar questions.

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Ben Flores

Yale University

SAT Score

2270/2400

ACT Score

34

Things Ben Likes

mountain biking, cooking, solving programming problems

Biography

Ben grew up in northern Idaho. He earned his M.Ed at Yale, then taught elementary school. In his free time, Ben loves to spend time outdoors, play with his dog, cook, and work on solving various computer programming problems.

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Mike Fowle

College of the Holy Cross

ACT Score

35

Hometown

Boston, MA

Things Mike Likes

playing basketball, running, playing golf

Biography

Mike has been teaching Math at a high school for the past 13 years. He currently teaches Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus. Mike enjoys working on his golf game, training for road races, hiking and cheering on Boston sports teams.

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Michelle Nguyen

Harvard Extension

ACT Score

34

Hometown

San Jose, CA

Things Michelle Likes

going on hikes, singing, dancing

Biography

In high school Michelle performed as part of a chamber choir, symphonic band, and competitive color guard team. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling to improvisational dance festivals, meditating, and spending time in nature

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Grace Oberhofer

Tufts University

SAT Score

2240/2400

Hometown

Tacoma, WA

Things Grace Likes

singing/songwriting, miming, baking bread

Biography

Grace graduated from Tufts in 2015, where she majored in Music and minored in Italian Studies. Grace now lives in New York and spends her time composing, performing, sound designing, and working in arts management.

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Ally Pyers

Wellesley College

SAT Score

2330/2400

ACT Score

35

Things Ally Likes

knitting, data science, being outdoors

Biography

Ally discovered her passion for data science and quantitative research partway through her Wellesley career, and served as a TA for her department's statistical methods course. She also worked as a qualitative research assistant at Wellesley.

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Bethany Marshall

Brown University

SAT Score

2210/2400

ACT Score

34

Things Bethany Likes

reading, foreign languages, pep, marching, and jazz band

Biography

Bethany loves playing trombone and alto sax, as well as picking up new languages. She's studied Spanish, Russian, Persian, and Polish at Brown. She also travels frequently and is constantly on the lookout for new adventures.

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Caroline Fenn

Brown University

SAT Score

2280/2400

ACT Score

33

Things Caroline Likes

The Hobbit, Fountains of Wayne, coffee shops

Biography

Caroline is a Brown graduate with a degree in modern culture and media studies. She is now pursuing a master’s degree in publishing and writing. Caroline recently learned how to make a near-perfect latte and enjoys kayaking.

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Larry Wen

UCLA

SAT Score

2210/2400

ACT Score

33

Things Larry Likes

swimming, driving, watching Netflix

Biography

Larry is a Bay Area native who toured Eastern Europe with the San Jose Youth Symphony and held regional records in swimming. When he isn't busy being chased by his cats, Larry enjoys building computers and taking his car up in the hills.

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Corey Gumbert

University of Virginia

SAT Score

2250/2400

ACT Score

34

Things Corey Likes

pre-modern art, water polo, haute cuisine

Biography

Corey originally hails from Indiana, but has lived on five major continents. His current day job consists of directing conceptualization for the designs produced at a small graphic design company that he co-founded.

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Alison Lanier

Wellesley College

SAT Score

2310/2400

ACT Score

35

Things Alison Likes

writing fiction, Quidditch, quilting

Biography

Alison writes and publishes essays, reviews, poetry, and columns with various publications. She's also in grad school for professional writing. She particularly enjoys tutoring reading analysis and writing composition.

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Keith Leonard

Westfield State University

SAT Score

1490/1600

ACT Score

33

Things Keith Likes

parenting, gardening, basketball

Biography

Keith is a visiting lecturer in English Literature at Indiana University. He is also the author of Ramshackle Ode, a book of poems published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He enjoys gardening, basketball, and laughing with his toddler son.

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Maeve Bell-Thornton

Tufts University

SAT Score

2230/2400

Hometown

Nashville, TN

Things Maeve Likes

singing jazz, reading poetry, Irish dancing

Biography

Maeve is a National AP Scholar who loves to sing folk and jazz standards, as well as write poetry. She is an avid literature fan, but also has a secret passion for calculus. She currently resides in New York with her dog Ava.

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Mallory Rosenblatt

Bates College

SAT Score

1450/1600

ACT Score

35

Things Mallory Likes

candy, her cat Mika, watching movies

Biography

Mallory graduated with a double major in math and biology. She also played trombone in the school jazz band. After college, she moved to NYC. Mallory enjoys playing basketball, watching movies, and relaxing with her cat, Mika.

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Chloe Williamson

Wellesley College

SAT Score

2270/2400

ACT Score

33

Things Chloe Likes

traveling and exploring, podcasts, documentaries

Biography

With the support of the Albright Institute, Chloe spent the summer after her junior year as a Fund Development Intern at FoodBank South Africa. Soon she will be swapping coasts to work as a City Year corps member in Sacramento.

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Palig Mouradian

Wellesley College

SAT Score

2080/2400

ACT Score

34

Things Palig Likes

pugs, roller derby, gouda cheese

Biography

Palig graduated with a degree in Neuroscience and a minor in Philosophy. She spent her undergraduate career looking at mouse brains and has since upgraded to human ones. She also roller skates for the Boston Roller Derby.

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Dan Marchese

Tulane University

SAT Score

1420/1600

ACT Score

34

Things Dan Likes

going hiking, playing chess, playing tennis

Biography

Dan was a Teacher of the Year award winner in 2015 for having the highest ACT improvement rate in the state of Louisiana. He spent 10 years in the military and now lives in Oregon where he enjoys hiking and running.

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Parents have access to a portal to view student progress, score improvement, and coach meeting notes.

If coaches see that students have missed a few days of practice, they’ll reach out to see if something’s up.

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