jay-studentAdvantage Testing is a group of educators specializing in academic tutoring and test preparation. Our faculty consists primarily of high honors graduates of leading colleges and universities. Many hold graduate or professional degrees. Of the hundreds of applications we receive regularly, we select only a few dozen for interviews and ultimately hire just a few. As Crain’s New York Business noted in 2003, “This year, 900 people applied for positions at tutoring firm Advantage Testing. Five were hired.”


Jay Resh
Director, Advantage Testing of Houston

Ph.D. and M.S. in Physics, University of Houston, thesis research at Rice University.  Graduate of Princeton University. B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics program.  Member of the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society and clarinetist for the Princeton University Orchestra while at Princeton.  Seven year international career as a petrophyscial engineer for Shell Oil.  NASA Space Grant Fellow and Sigma Pi Research Honor Society Award while in graduate school.  Former triathlete and current avid cyclist.  Tutor of SAT, PSAT, ACT, SAT Subject Tests and AP Exams in Math, Chemistry, and Physics, LSAT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and academic Math, Science, and Writing Skills.


KellyB.  Kelly McDowell – Business Development Director/Tutor
Graduate of Princeton University. B.A. in Latin American History. Letterman in Varsity Basketball.  15 years of teaching and tutoring experience (3 years in Managua, Nicaragua). Teacher of the Year, Burnet (HISD).  Fluent in Spanish.  High School Varsity and Middle School basketball coach.  Interests include all things sports, guitar and music, Latin Ballroom dancing, meteorology, yoga, outdoors, traveling, and Zen. Tutor of SAT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, GMAT, GRE, ISEE, SSAT, WISC and academic subjects of Math, English, Writing, History, and Spanish.  A gifted teacher, excels working with students of ALL ages:  pre-school, elementary and middle school (ISEE), high school (PSAT, SAT, ACT), and graduate (GRE and GMAT).