ALEX TORRES

FOUNDER, EDUCATIONAL DIRECTOR

  • Alex graduated Yale University in 2001 and has over 10 years of experience as a teacher, test prep instructor, and test prep curriculum developer.  His own interest in the SAT started when, as a student, he boosted his own SAT score by 290 points.  As a tutor, Alex has helped his students gain acceptance into all of the world’s top colleges, and has helped hundreds of students to earn the prestigious National Merit Scholarship.  Alex was one of the first tutors to tackle curriculum development for the redesigned SAT in 2016, developing various cutting edge approaches to the new test and measuring their success on real students.  His SAT curriculum has been utilized in test prep programs administered to the Broward and Palm Beach County public schools in the state of Florida.  Alex lives with his wife and four children in Coral Springs, Florida.

Noe Bastidas

DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL STRATEGY & DEVELOPMENT

  • Noe graduated from Yale University in 1999 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  He began his career with a global consulting firm, where he served as a program manager and oversaw the organizational design of business ventures for high-tech, healthcare, and federal government portfolios.  Noe then served as vice president and program management director of a midstream energy firm, directing enterprise-wide initiatives in support of expansion and compliance projects.  Noe is a valuable resource in business development, strategic planning, organizational design, business process engineering, and other operational areas.  He is also a community leader in Houston, Texas, where he advises community development projects for the City of Houston and chairs the board of the Houstonians Futbol Club for Inner-City Youth.  Noe lives with his wife and three children in Houston, Texas.

Real Results

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Countries

We teach students from all around the world

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Years

The Aspire program has been helping students to improve their test scores for 9 years

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Percent

The Aspire program has increased students scores at least 3 points on the ACT or 150 points on the SAT

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Training Hours

The average Aspire tutoring program includes 20 hours of instruction + 15 hours of practice testing