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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Feb 23, 2022

Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry?


Meet Manjri Gupta. Manjri wears many hats. She is a wife, a proud mother, an avid walker, and the owner and founder of a growing business in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  She holds a B.S in Chemistry and an M.B.A in Finance. Though her career began within the walls of big corporate climates, Manjri has always believed in the value of education.   One might say that education is literally in her blood. Both of her grandfathers were proponents of education, having started universities in their respective hometowns.  Like her grandfathers, Manjri has made learning her life’s work. 

Ten years ago, Manjri envisioned a tutoring service that would meet the needs of the whole student. She developed Axios Tutoring, a Pittsburgh-based educational center where students come for a range of services including higher executive functioning coaching, college admissions counseling, subject tutoring, diagnostic testing, and standardized test prep. At present, she manages two centers, one in Pittsburgh’s North Hills and one in the South Hills, and her business is growing. Manjri’s goal is to help students navigate school, standardized tests, college admissions, and transition to college with the skills and confidence that lead to the careers and lifestyles they envision.  She says, “It is rewarding to watch them grow beyond the distractions of adolescence into the forward-thinking adults of the future.”

Not only does Manjri treat every student and family as if they were her only clients, but she has also hired a staff that works as a team, using a mentoring model and on-board training to utilize her tutors’ strengths and match their teaching styles to students’ learning styles. 

Manjri understands that everyone learns differently.  She makes it her work to find the right path for each student. She monitors their progress closely and keeps parents in the loop. If something is not working, she goes back to the drawing board and refines the strategy. The lesson of her grandfathers is never far from her mind: learning is a lifelong journey.

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Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.