Why Our Staff can Help You Learn
Our staff is patient, caring, creative and knowledgeable. We are Lisa Moore and Stan Schwartz, two Penn Ph.D.s with decades of experience teaching secondary and higher education. We know what teachers and professors want and we can teach you HOW to learn!
Lisa Moore received a BA magna cum laude in Political Science & an MA in Italian Studies from Smith College. She received her Ph.D. in International Relations/Political Science from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and is fluent in Italian. She has 15 years of teaching experience at area colleges & universities, including Penn, Ursinus, & Arcadia, and 15 years of tutoring experience. Over the years, she has taught and tutored hundreds of students in a wide variety of high school and college courses. These include prealgebra, algebra 1, geometry, American government, American history, middle school science, French, Spanish, and college courses in the American presidency, European politics, Middle Eastern politics, comparative politics and problems of democracy.
Stan Schwartz received a BA magna cum laude in Psychology (with high honors) from Brandeis University and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. He is proficient in mathematics, including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus, & especially Statistics and Biostatistics, & used his background in Statistics for his Psychology dissertation. He is also an accomplished artist and enjoys using mathematics to create art. As a Penn graduate student, he taught several courses in psychology before receiving his Ph.D. Stan practiced in industry as a programmer and researcher for a decade, before starting his own critically acclaimed mathematically-based computer graphics firm. During his career, he led several research projects focused on medical diagnosis and preventive health. After selling that firm, he joined Advantage Learning and has spent the last several years teaching mathematics and statistics. He finds it particularly fulfilling to teach Statistics and Biostatistics to students in Nursing, Public Health, and Global Health Programs. He is proficient in teaching and using StatCrunch and other statistical tools.
Their experiences give Drs. Moore & Schwartz a unique perspective on learning. They understand what makes a student more attractive to colleges and employers, and more importantly, what students can expect from their professors while they are in college. That’s why they can help you maximize learning potential.