We distinguish ourselves by the quality of our consultants and instructors. Finding top-quality instructors is no easy task. We've hand-picked some of the best, including graduates of Ivy League institutions. Meet some of them here.
Director of College Counseling
Junho has led Ivy Global's College Counseling division since 2007. He has personally helped close to 500 students navigate the college admissions process and get into top colleges. He has helped dozens of students gain admission into top colleges such as Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Columbia, and MIT.
University of California, Los Angeles
Tiffannie graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a B.A. in psychology and a minor in education. She has extensive hands-on experience working in the education sector as an after school tutor for children ages 4 through 13, a camp counselor serving urban high school students from Los Angeles, and an English teacher in Japan. She applies her background in developmental psychology to guide the way she works. Tiffannie also has research experience, having worked at two labs treating patients with autism spectrum disorder and a lab focusing on consumer behavior.
At Ivy Global, Tiffannie hopes to be a mentor to students by helping them in finding their passions and surpassing their academic and personal goals.
Ian B. is completing a B.S. in Physics at Yale University. He has an extensive background in physics and mathematics, including research experience at a laboratory at Columbia University. A Brooklyn native, Ian has tutored students in the New York City public school system on a range of subjects and has prior experience as an SAT tutor.
Ian scored 2290 on the SAT, with a perfect 800 on reading comprehension,
and scored 800 on the Math II and World History SAT II exams. At Yale,
Ian sings and travels the world with the Yale Spizzwinks, Yale’s
oldest underclassman a cappella group. As a classical baritone, he also
participates in the Opera Theater of Yale College.
Clio graduated cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theater Studies. While at Yale, she acted in a number of productions with the Yale Dramat and the Yale Drama Coalition. In her junior year, she was selected as an O’Neill Playwriting Fellow and worked at the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School teaching writing and playwriting to freshmen students.
Clio scored a 2370 on the SAT, a 760 on the U.S History Subject Test, and an 800 on the Literature subject test. She is experienced teaching Reading, Writing, and standardized test-taking skills. She enjoys getting to know her students personally in order to ensure her teaching sessions remain both fun and informative, and focuses on helping her students to develop an independent interest in the material they are working on. When not tutoring, she is a working actor in New York who enjoys running in Fort Tryon Park, reading, and going to the theatre.
Alex is a recent graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, one of the nation's top liberal arts colleges, where he had a double concentration in Computer Science and Theatre. While in school he performed in numerous plays, readings, and other theatre pieces. He also had the opportunity to design set and sound for several productions, sit on the theatre department Diversity Committee, sing in an all-boys acapella group, and study abroad in London.
Alex scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT and achieved perfect scores on the AP Calculus AB exam and the IB Spanish SL exam. In high school he earned his International Baccalaureate Diploma, making him familiar with the IB curriculum. As an instructor, Alex enjoys working with students to help them feel comfortable and confident in their abilities so that they can more readily tackle their academic goals.
Boston Conservatory at Berklee)
Sarah graduated from Boston College with a BA in Theatre Arts before earning her MFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee. At Boston College, she pursued the true liberal arts experience, furthering her love of math, literature, and art history, and was awarded the Father Larkin, S.J. Prize for Excellence in Theatre. In graduate school, she earned her dual performance and teaching degree, and mentored undergraduates as a teaching assistant.
In order to provide the best and most up to date test prep possible, Sarah sat for the new SAT this past October and scored in the 99th percentile. As a tutor, she uses humor and empathy to help build trust and confidence, allowing her students to articulate and achieve their goals. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys swimming, reading, and watching too much Netflix.
Originally from the central coast of California, Makulumy graduated from Stanford University Phi Beta Kappa with dual degrees in Music and Earth Systems. Now a theatrical music director and pianist based in New York City, he also serves as a mentor for students looking to maintain and balance academic and artistic elements in their lives.
A National Merit Scholar, Makulumy scored in the 99th percentile on both SAT and ACT tests, and earned top scores on 13 AP exams (National AP Scholar). In addition to academic instruction, he has extensive teaching experience in a variety of artistic fields, including piano technique, music theory, vocal coaching, and Irish dance. Makulumy has an empathetic ear and positive mindset, and is committed to inspiring students to reach their highest potential in whichever field of study they intend to pursue.