CPR Advantage

CPR Advantage

5.0 (2)
1 hire on Lessons.com
3 employees
16 years in business

About this pro

We love what we do!  For us to actually get to wake up every day knowing that we will get to show someone else how to save their aging mother with CPR or infant daughter from choking to death makes me love to do what we do!  And all of our classes are taught with our students in mind.  We try to tailor everything they learn to make sense for use in real life.  We use real-life scenarios so that they will be more prepared in a true emergency.  And we always remain available by email, text, or phone to our past students for any questions they have about CPR, AED and First Aid.

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San Diego, CA 92111
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2 Reviews


  • Wyanne L.

    Impeccable Customer Service Lifetime Relationship Not rushed, Fun and Easy to Understand Classes Home Why Choose Us Classes Calendar Prices Why take CPR and First Aid Class Testimonials Products Contact Signup Infant CPR Classes PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES CPR and Choking classes to aid Infants and Children NEW! Nanny and Baby sitter Classes Pet CPR classes Coming Soon PET CPR! One hour course designed for the pet lover "The program was very well done and having the instructor come to my home was great. " Richard V. San Diego, California December 2009 “Absolutely worth the money and the time. Nathan was very specific and professional..” Ken B. Pacific Beach, California October 2010 “I have renewed my CPR with Nathan twice and think he is terrific. He is extremely knowledgeable, very patient, and always thorough. It is clear his top priority is making his students comfortable and competent in their new skills. He is a true professional and is skilled at teaching the serious subject-matter in a way that keeps you engaged and doesn't get too "heavy." I highly recommend Nathan and CPR Advantage!!”

  • Richard V.

    "The program was very well done and having the instructor come to my home was great. "


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Well, we like to listen.  Why do you need training and what are your goals (to be prepared for a family emergency, for certification, for work, school, a new baby, etc)?  

Also, do you have any deadlines?  

And would you like to join an existing group class or set up a private lesson at your location?

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

About your Instructor: 
Nathan Kohen, NREMT, BS
EMT Certification Number I-10066 
Owner and Lead Instructor - CPR Advantage

Currently certified by the American Heart Association as a Training Center Faculty (TCF) BLS (Basic Life Support) Instructor in BLS, CPR AED, and First Aid.

B.S. in Biology from San Diego State University. 

With over 10 years experience working in the healthcare system and 12 years actively teaching, Nathan has had a quality education in body dynamics and functions as well as various medical procedures and how they may affect the human body. Nathan’s years as a licensed Emergency Medical Technician have also been helpful in his understanding of injuries, disease and disability.

“I really do care about what I teach, I want every one that takes my class to show proficiency and confidence in their skills.” ~Nathan Kohen

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

General pricing for our classes can be found here:


For a private class or group of 4 or fewer students, please contact us for price by emailing your request details to [email protected]

How did you get started teaching?

Near the middle of my junior year of college, in December of 2000, my grandma, Charlotte Lenga, was killed in a car accident while driving to the post office, just blocks from her home in Encino, CA. She was struck by a man trying to get away from the police in a stolen truck.  He was going about 80mph in a residential area, with a posted speed limit of 25mph, when my grandma turned left in front of him.  The collision reduced the size of the area between her passenger and driver’s door to less than 2 feet!  The responding paramedics also may have assumed my grandma’s fate when they saw she was a senior citizen in her late 70s.  But she was a fighter, a survivor of the concentration camps! Did the paramedics do all they could while on scene with her?  Did they comfort her in her last moments of life?  Was she scared?  Did she feel alone?

Nine months later, as we watched in horror, tragedy struck all of America as hijacked planes crashed in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.  Now I was really questioning my path.  Until this point, I had been preparing for medical school at UCLA.  I had taken my MCAT exam and was set to graduate the following May from SDSU.  But was there another way I could help people when they needed it the most and I wondered, “maybe the world will be okay with one less doctor, how about a paramedic?” 

Three months after graduating in May 2002, I began working in Emergency Medical Services, first as an EMT, and later, as a paramedic.  During this time I also taught CPR and First Aid classes for my agency, and found I had a real passion for teaching.  It was at this point, that CPR Advantage first began to take form. Later with experience, a vision, and some encouragement I started CPR Advantage and its still going strong today.

What types of students have you worked with?

College/University students, nannies, babysitters, new parents, medical healthcare providers like CNAs, RNs, and MDs, private businesses, families, congregations, fitness instructors, PTs, Security guards, etc, etc.

We also offer classes in Spanish and Portuguese and can modify our teaching environment for any physical disabilities.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Students who call us back after a couple of months after taking one of our classes, and tell us that they saved a baby from choking or a bystander with CPR!  Always the best calls and we love to get them! :)

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure they are qualified as an actual American Heart Association or American Red Cross Instructor (these are the ONLY 2 nationally recognized programs) and have good credentials and references upon request or posted in online reviews.  Ideally, you also want someone who's worked in a job where they've used their skills (whether its CPR, AED use, or First Aid) and who teaches regularly enough that they know the material very well and can answer all of your questions.  Also, if you find all of the above, then someone who's classes are both fun and informative....like ours! :)

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What kind of work do you do (that requires you learn this)?

When does it need to be completed by?  

For how many people, one person or group?

Onsite or offsite?

Do you need CPR AED training only or First Aid training as well?