Vinny Madera

Founder/Master Problem Solver


B.S. Mathematical Statistics—UConn

M.S. Applied Mathematics—Fairfield U

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Vinny Madera is the guy who shapes Test Prep Wizards and helps the team determine the most effective and efficient ways to get the results students need. Tutoring in some capacity since college, Vinny decided in 2007 to become a full-time tutor and works directly with over 800 students per year through his classes and individual students. He left a big-name test preparation company to provide lower-cost tutoring and more access to students through his programming.

Aiding numerous school districts, private institutions, and tutoring companies, Vinny has developed all Test Prep Wizards’ reporting software and has written the company’s SAT and ACT manuals, which have been licensed by many school districts as an efficient, low-cost means of helping their students. The analysis software he developed to give school districts customized views of their students’ testing trends has been called “Amazing,” “Mind-boggling,” and “Revolutionary.”

Vinny is a huge nerd fan of data and statistics, moonlighting as a math enthusiast at Fairfield University, where he teaches various math courses and freshman experience workshops. He brings this love of numbers and trends to Test Prep Wizards in the form of its state-of-the-art analysis programming. Additionally, he is a partner at Arete Academy, a one-stop facility for athletic, academic, and student-athlete betterment. When he is not trying to make learning more enjoyable for as many students as he can reach, he’s spending whatever hours are left in the day with his three fantastic kids or coaching youth baseball.

Tutoring Subjects

Standardized Test Prep

Academic Subjects 

Supplemental Skills

  • SAT (all topics)
  • ACT (all topics)
  • SAT Subject tests (Math 1 & 2)
  • SSAT
  • ISEE
  • GRE Math
  • GMAT Math
  • LSAT Logic and Games
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 1
  • Algebra 2
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus (AB & BC)
  • Statistics (AP)
  • Most Collegiate Math
  • Study Skills
  • College Transitions

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