ACE Instructors come from diverse backgrounds, hail from all regions of the world, and aspire to different life goals, but they all have one thing in common: they are the cream of the crop. All ACE Instructors must go through ACE's rigorous instructor training program, the most rigorous program in the industry, before they are permitted to sit down with a single student. In addition to being top-notch instructors who have exhibited a passion for teaching, ACE Instructors are also scholastically-minded, yet well-rounded individuals, as these few profiles will show you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PAUL VENTURA

Education: University of Southern California, BS in progress (Business Administration and Accounting)

Background: Born in Houston, Texas, Paul grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, California. He's also spent time in Washington, Florida, and various cities overseas.

Hobbies: Paul enjoys snow sports, billiards, baseball, and riding his bike. He's also a music enthusiastic who's been playing guitar for the past nine years.

Fun Fact: As a Structural Journeyman with the United States Air Force, Paul received many awards and commendations and spent extensive time working on projects in countries such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Turkey, Albania, Germany, and St. Kitts.

In His Words: "The ACE training was very thorough, and the trainer was willing to answer all of our questions and take us through it at our pace to make sure that we understood everything. The material is very comprehensive, and ACE really leaves nothing to the imagination.

"What I love most about working with ACE is having the chance to really make a difference in students' lives, help them get better scores on the SAT, and motivate them to do well so they can go on to attend great colleges and do something they really want to do with their lives...because school doesn't hold them back."

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CAROLYN SCHWARTZ

Education: University of Southern California, BS in progress (Business Administration)

Background: Carolyn was raised in Beverly Hills, California.

Hobbies: Carolyn likes to play tennis and has recently started taking ice skating classes. She is also the vice-president of her sorority at USC.

Fun Fact: Carolyn actually prepped with ACE while she was a student at Beverly Hills High School: "I really enjoyed the experience, which is one of the reasons why I wanted to work with ACE once I was in college. I really enjoyed how there was one-on-one instruction so I didn't have to work at different students' paces."

In Her Words: "What I really like about ACE is the flexibility that it offers. I enjoy everyone who works at the company. They're always ready to answer my questions and address my concerns. The training I received fully prepared me to go into students' homes and really help them improve their scores. I feel very fulfilled when they learn something, and they're proud of their accomplishments."

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ADAM LOWENSTEIN

Education: University of California, Los Angeles, BA English Summa Cum Laude 2002.
University of California, Los Angeles, PhD English Literature in progress

Background: Born and raised in Los Angeles, Adam is currently at UCLA pursuing his doctorate in English Literature. He would eventually like to be a tenured professor at a major research university for early 20th century British and American Literature.

Hobbies: Adam loves to listen to and play music, and he cites karaoke as his guilty pleasure. He also has a passion for reading and writing and enjoys classic literature more than anything. He prefers continental literature, such as French, German, and Russian literature.

Fun Fact: Adam played bass guitar in a band during his early years as an undergrad.

In His Words: "I love to teach and to be the one who can help students achieve their utmost goals. It's great to work for a company that has a very, very structured outline for how to lead students through the whole process of mastering the SAT. I have a friend who works for another company and teaches a big class full of students. He doesn't really have a relationship with any of them. I have a relationship with my students; I really understand them individually and where their weaknesses and strengths are."

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