Palatine Barrington

Nick LaMantia

Senior Tutor / Owner

ACT, SAT, Academics, College Essays

Nick founded Superior Test Prep in 2009 shortly after studying at the Honors College at 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 11 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. 

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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Pete Pecoraro

Tutor / Manager

ACT, SAT, Academics

Pete has extensive experience working as both a high school teacher and an ACT / SAT tutor. He received a bachelor's degree in education at the University of Illinois at Champaign and was honored with the Bronze Tablet Award for high academic achievement. 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 on authoring a book of his own about the band. He is also an avid sports fan, especially of baseball and hockey.