Tutor, New York
Brown University (BA)
Subject Specialties: SAT/ACT
Score Improvements: +4 ACT points (average 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.
Los Angeles native Justin Kuritzkes graduated with honors from Brown University, where he majored in both Literary Arts and Philosophy. He completed a senior thesis in Playwriting and focused his Philosophy studies on Metaphysics, 20th Century Continental Philosophy, and Existentialism. Justin scored within the 99th percentile on his SAT and graduated Salutatorian from the Harvard-Westlake School, where he was a member of the Cum Laude society, a National Merit Finalist, and an AP Scholar with Honors.
Prior to joining A-List, Justin worked as an educator at The Harvard-Westlake School, the I Have A Dream Foundation, and with other tutoring organizations, where he worked with over 100 students in a variety of subjects including SAT/ACT prep, ELA, and Drama.
Since moving to New York four years ago, Justin has been both teaching and working as a playwright and screenwriter, recently making his Off-Broadway debut at The New Group with an original work. Justin was a member of Ars Nova’s 2014-2015 Play Group, and he was awarded residencies from Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, The Edward F. Albee Foundation, and Space on Ryder Farm.
Justin currently lives in the East Village with his wife (who is also a playwright!).
“Justin is a mensch, an excellent teacher, and he really ‘gets’ my daughter! His tips are thoughtful and on-target, his approach is relaxed and encouraging, and her improvement has been remarkable.”
-Mother of Talya L. (Dwight, 2018)
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!