John Oh

Co-Founder & Director of Staff and Curriculum Development, New York
Columbia University (BA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, SAT Math I/II Subject Tests, College Essays
Score Improvements: +6 ACT points (average improvement) | +11 ACT points (highest improvement).
We’re still accumulating score improvement data for the new SAT (released in March 2016), but on average A-List students improve +200 (new) SAT points.  

John resides in Queens, where he has lived for almost his entire life. What is now his full-time job began as just a part-time job while he was studying to be a screenwriter at Columbia University. But, as John facetiously likes to say, “Since no one bought anything that I wrote, I had no choice but to continue teaching.” Recruited by his friend and colleague Scott Farber, John is actually one of the five founders of A-List.

When Scott presented John with the opportunity to build a better mouse trap, he was more than ready. Before he joined A-List, John was already familiar with the test-preparation industry, having worked as both a director and teacher for several test-preparation companies. During that time, John estimates that he taught over 3000 students from Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester, New Jersey, and all five boroughs of New York City. He has researched the SAT and ACT, spoken about the SAT and ACT, written materials on the SAT and ACT, and has actually taken quite a few of them too over the years.

“Our son was tutored by John Oh last school year. John was able to make the learning sessions fun and entertaining while getting the work done. He absolutely got our son motivated to work hard and perform at his best. The results speak for themselves, his test scores steadily increased throughout the process and he achieved outstanding results.”
Mother of Ian G. (Jericho, 2014) +240 SAT points

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