Arun Alagappan, President
Arun Alagappan is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Princeton University and a graduate of Harvard Law School.
Arun sat on the Board of Editors of the Harvard International Law Journal, served for a year as a Federal Law Clerk to The Honorable Judge Dorothy Nelson of The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and worked briefly at the law firm of Sullivan and Cromwell in New York City. Arun tutors most college, graduate school, and professional school entrance exams, as well as a wide range of academic subjects. He also worked as a Teaching Fellow in the Mathematics Department of Harvard College, where the Dean of the College awarded him a Certificate of Distinction for Outstanding Teaching of Harvard Undergraduates.
In 1986, Arun founded Advantage Testing, Inc., a wide-ranging academic tutorial and test preparation service whose mission is to provide the finest private tutoring available. Each year, Advantage Testing enrolls more than three thousand students. The company offers extensive pro bono tutoring and financial aid to families in need, and services and funding to numerous public service organizations including PUPP (Princeton University’s Preparatory Program), Prep for Prep, and LEDA (Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America). Arun serves on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep and as Vice President of the Board of Trustees of LEDA. The goals of these organizations are to nurture the academic and leadership potential of exceptional students of modest means and to increase the socioeconomic diversity of students at leading colleges and universities. In 2007, Arun established the Advantage Testing Foundation. The mission of the Advantage Testing Foundation is 1) to partner with universities and public service organizations to help students of modest means elevate their academic and professional ambitions, and 2) to expand our nation’s leadership pool to include those of underrepresented backgrounds.