Nick LaMantia

Senior Tutor / Tutor Trainer

ACT, SAT, GRE, Academics

Nick founded Superior Test Prep in 2009 shortly after graduating from the U. of Wisconsin - Madison. He had scored a 33 on the ACT and a 1510 (out of 1600) on the SAT, and felt he could teach others how to excel on these tests. As his methods gained popularity, he authored two ACT preparation guides. His most recent publication, The ACT Test: Power Preparation, has been used by students and schools throughout the country. 

Additionally, Nick tutors nearly all levels and disciplines of high school math, science, and English. He also works with college students and professionals on the GRE exam. As a full time tutor for 8 years, he's seen just about every test, class, and college application.



When Nick isn't working, he is seeing a concert, playing guitar, or backpacking in a far away land. 





Blake Johnson

Tutor

ACT, SAT, Math, Science

Blake is an experienced tutor and professional engineer. He recently completed a Master's degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. He had previously graduated cum laude from IIT with a Bachelor's degree in Engineering.

Blake honed his teaching skills over the years by working at large tutoring chains, as well as doing extensive peer tutoring during his academic career. Initially a math and science specialist, Blake worked to expand his skill set. He now has expertise in all areas of the ACT and SAT exams, as evidenced by scores above the 95th percentile in all sections.

In addition to tutoring, Blake works as a project manager for an environmental engineering firm. When not working, Blake enjoys playing sports with his two young children.

 

 

Pete Pecoraro

Tutor

ACT, SAT, Academics

Pete has extensive experience working as both a high school teacher and an ACT / SAT tutor. He attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was honored with the Bronze Tablet Award in addition to his bachelor's degree in education. As a teacher, Pete's approach is relaxed and laid back with a healthy emphasis on humor. He develops student confidence through practice and a patient problem solving style. Constantly looking to improve his tutoring skills, Pete even takes community college classes to increase the breadth of his knowledge. 

 

When not teaching, Pete is a music fiend who is always looking to add new records and discs to his collection. A Beatlemaniac at heart, he's working as an author on a book of his own about the band. He is also an avid sports fan, especially of baseball and hockey.

Rob Miles

Senior Tutor

ACT, SAT, Math, Science

 

Rob is a naturally logical thinker who excelled at several academic subjects during his high school years. He chose to further pursue math and science, earning a general engineering degree from the University of Illinois in 2012. Throughout his academic career, Rob also has shown an interest in teaching. He worked under an esteemed professor to design and implement an engineering course at U of I. Furthermore, he has experience tutoring varied subject matter in many different settings.

 

As a strong test taker (scoring above the 95th percentile on the ACT and engineering-based exams), Rob joined Superior Test Prep in 2014 and immediately excelled as a private tutor. He enjoys helping students master the broad range of material the ACT covers.

 

When Rob isn't working, he is attending Bulls games, curling, training for a mud run, or taking care of his dog Norman - a rescued puppy.

 

 

 

Scott Venters

Tutor / College Counselor

ACT, SAT, Math, Counseling

Scott has worked for the past fifteen years in the field of education. Before obtaining his Master Degree of Education in Counseling in 2012, he worked the majority of his professional career as a mathematics teacher. He currently serves as a School Counselor as well as an adjunct-instructor for an ACT Preparation Course at the community college level. His work in counseling gives him inside knowledge of the college application process, class selection, and more. 

 

While Scott has experience ranging from the classroom to large group settings, he especially enjoys working with students one-on-one to help them gain confidence in their academic ability.

When not working with students, Scott enjoys watching the Cubs and Bears, visiting the gym, and taking an annual trip to Nashville.

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