Welcome to Academic Advantage – Your Pathway to Academic Excellence!
🌟 Quality Test Preparation, Affordable Price: Discover the power of high-quality test preparation without breaking the bank. Academic Advantage is your trusted partner in academic success, offering affordable programs designed to elevate your student's performance.
🏫 State-of-the-Art Tutoring Center: Step into our recently renovated tutoring center – a hub of learning excellence. Our modern facilities create an optimal environment for students to thrive, ensuring a reliable and trustworthy space for academic growth.
📚 25+ Years of Expertise: Benefit from over 25 years of experience as Academic Advantage continues to be a driving force in helping students achieve their academic goals. Our time-tested methods have contributed to the success of countless students.
👩🏫 Dedicated, Certified Instructors: Our instructors are not just educators; they are New York State Teachers with extensive subject knowledge. Committed to their roles, they guide students through tailored lessons in small class sizes, addressing individual strengths and weaknesses.
🎓 Proven Success: Academic Advantage takes pride in our outstanding success rate. An impressive 99.6% of our students secure spots in their first-choice Catholic High School. Our SHSAT students earn coveted seats at prestigious institutions like Staten Island Technical High School, Brooklyn Technical High School, and Stuyvesant High School.
💰 Scholarship Opportunities: Hard work pays off! Our students earn thousands of dollars in scholarships and gain access to advanced high school programs. SAT students witness an average increase of 200 - 400 points, unlocking doors to various scholarship opportunities.
🌈 Motivating Students to Reach Full Potential: At Academic Advantage, we are more than educators; we are motivators. Our instructors, currently employed in NYC Public and Private Schools, understand the unique needs of students and are dedicated to unlocking their full potential.
🕓 Best Reached After School Hours: As our instructors are actively involved in NYC Public and Private Schools, we are best reached after school hours. Your journey to academic excellence begins here – contact us to start paving the way for your student's success.
Embark on a transformative academic journey with Academic Advantage – Where Excellence Meets Opportunity!
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CALL 718-351-3168 or 917-742-8377
99 New Dorp Plaza
Staten Island, NY 10306
Welcome to Academic Advantage, where educational excellence is our priority. Meet Johanna Catella, the visionary founder and owner of Academic Advantage, with a rich background in education spanning over 25 years.
Johanna is a dedicated NYS Certified teacher, armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Adolescent Education. Her extensive teaching experience includes instructing a spectrum of subjects, from 6th-grade mathematics to advanced Calculus, at both St. Joseph Hill Academy High School and Elementary School.
Currently serving as a teacher at St. Joseph Hill Academy, Johanna focuses on imparting 8th-grade mathematics knowledge and diligently prepares her students for the challenging Algebra 1 Regents exam. Her commitment to education goes above and beyond, ensuring the success of her students, whether at Hill or within the Academic Advantage program.
Academic Advantage, under Mrs. Catella's guidance, boasts a remarkable track record of helping students achieve outstanding scores on crucial exams such as the SHSAT, TACHS, and SAT. With a staggering 99.6% Catholic HS acceptance rate and the awarding of thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students, Mrs. Catella stands as the driving force behind these achievements.
Drawing from her extensive experience as a high school teacher, Johanna has successfully prepared college-bound juniors and seniors for the SAT. Her passion and dedication shine through, as she strives to empower her students to excel academically and reach their full potential.
At Academic Advantage, we believe in Mrs. Catella's commitment to educational success, and we are confident that her expertise and guidance will propel every student towards a bright and successful future. Join us on this educational journey, where excellence is not just a goal but a way of life.
"Meet John Zacchilli, our Academic Advantage standout! 🌟 John began his journey with us in 7th grade, gearing up for TACHS and SHSAT. Now, he's earned a full scholarship to Monsignor Farrell High School, secured the prestigious President's Scholarship at Xavier High School, and is a Semifinalist at Regis High School! Update: We are thrilled to announce John has secured a seat at Regis! 🎓👏
- Meet Ryan McWalters, a shining star at Academic Advantage! Ryan’s dedication and hard work in his TACHS studies have paid off with acceptance into both St. Peter’s Boys High School and Moore Catholic High School, earning seats in their Honors programs. We couldn’t be prouder of you, Ryan! Keep shining bright!
- Here's Thomas Arminante, a true academic trailblazer in our Academic Advantage TACHS programs! His unwavering dedication and excellence secured him a full scholarship to Farrell, his top choice, along with admission to the prestigious scholar’s program. Thomas also achieved a full scholarship to St. Peter’s Boys, earning a spot in their esteemed scholar’s program, and acceptance to Xavier High School. A heartfelt congratulations to Thomas for his outstanding achievements – the future is bright!
- Meet John Kelly, our Academic Advantage star student! He conquered our summer and fall TACHS programs, and his excellence on the TACHS Examination just landed him a FULL FOUR YEAR SCHOLARSHIP to St. Peter’s Boys High School! But that's not all – John is also part of Monsignor Farrell’s elite Scholars Program and has secured a seat at Xaverian! We're bursting with pride for John's incredible achievements!