Senior Tutor, New York
Johns Hopkins University (BA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT, Physics and Trigonometry
Score Improvements: +7 ACT points (average improvement) +15 ACT points (highest improvement) | We are still accumulating data on score improvements for the new SAT. On average, A-List students improve 150-200 SAT points.
Chris graduated Dean’s List from the Johns Hopkins University with a BA’s in Economics, Film and Media Studies, and a minor in Entrepreneurship & Management. Chris was a member of the JHU Varsity Crew team and the Philanthropy Chair for the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. It was also at Hopkins where Chris discovered his love for education when he had the opportunity to tutor and mentor inner-city Baltimore kids through the Hopkins Tutorial Center. He graduated in 2009 and has been tutoring ever since.
Chris is currently residing on his native Long Island while pursuing an acting career in NYC. He has been part of numerous films and network shows both in front of and behind the camera. He is also one of the principal creators of the award-winning documentary Give and Take.
“The SAT process can be both an overwhelming and scary experience. After checking out numerous companies, we decided to use A-List and after meeting our son’s tutor, Chris, we are very, very happy we did. From the minute Chris met Zach, we knew Zach had found the perfect guide and just the right fit. Chris was not only knowledgeable about the materials and the approach needed to maximize Zach’s potential, but more importantly, he understood how to motivate him. He was there to support him when it was tough and cheer him on when his scores continued to get better and better. Zach looked forward to meeting with him each week did not want to disappoint his friend. I cannot say enough about the guidance Zach received form Chris. He acted as a mentor, a big brother at times and a cheerleader. He was always accessible when needed and really wanted Zach to lean on him to achieve his goal, which he did. A-List, you are lucky to have Chris V. working for you. We could not be happier.”
–Mother of Zach L. (Half Hollow Hills East, 2016) +450 SAT points
University of Texas: Austin, Class of 2020
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!