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.
Michael Kang is an education consultant and academic coach at Ivy Global where he has helped prepare many students get into the top elementary and secondary private schools, universities, and colleges in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. In addition to assisting both students and their parents navigate the private school admissions process, Michael is a Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario qualified in providing self-esteem and career counselling.
Michael obtained his Masters degree in Psychotherapy at Wilfred Laurier and a B.Sc. from York University. His education and experience have given him the tools to engage and positively impact the students he mentors at Ivy Global.
Moon Oh is an education consultant at Ivy Global and an integral member of the consulting team that has helped students gain admission to the top private schools and universities in the U.S. and Canada. Moon's extensive experience in the field of education includes a background in private school admissions, classroom teaching, public speaking coaching, and guidance counselling. As a graduate of the dual-degree Concurrent Education program at Queen's University, Moon enjoys working with students on a long-term basis to provide exceptional educational support at the elementary and secondary level. As a former high school valedictorian and student council leader, she is passionate about student leadership and helping students reach their utmost potential.
Kevin has extensive, first-hand experience in helping students get accepted to the top U.S. colleges including Harvard, Stanford and Georgetown. As a tutor, he has worked with nine students who obtained a perfect score on the SATs and guided countless students with their applications. He has also helped students get accepted to medical schools, law schools, and dental schools. Through patience, experience, and organized planning, Kevin is able to effectively mentor students with career counseling as well as the college admissions process.
She scored a perfect 800 on the English section of the SAT with an overall score above 2200. She has previous tutoring experience in the SAT as well as in History, Literature, French and Public Speaking. In her spare time, Alexandra is an avid reader, is learning French and Spanish, maintains a blog about food and culture, and loves trying out different cuisines everywhere from food trucks to restaurants.
Zoë scored 2270 on the SAT, with perfect scores in Critical Reading and Writing. She also scored a perfect 800 on the English Literature and French Subject Tests. In the GRE’s, Zoë scored a perfect 800 in both reading and writing. Zoë’s passion is teaching. She genuinely enjoys taking standardized tests like the SAT, and her goal is to help students enjoy it too! She is patient, interested, and empathetic. In her free time, Zoë volunteers at the Aphasia Centre, goes exploring on her bike, watches old BBC documentaries, and makes art.
Amelia has worked as a speechwriter, policy analyst and communications coordinator. She uses her strong communication and analytical skills in combination with her knowledge of exam strategy to help students perform to the best of their abilities on test day. She's an enthusiastic tutor, and loves watching her students succeed.
As a result of her dedication to student engagement and community building, Betty has received numerous awards including the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award and the Dr. David Chu Student Leadership Award. In her spare time, Betty is an avid reader and a cinephile. You can find her at many film festivals, always looking for a good conversation on media and culture. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese, Betty also enjoys creative writing in both English and Chinese.
Arden scored 2340 on the SAT, achieving a perfect score in Critical Reading and reaching the 98th percentile in Math. He received perfect scores on all three of his SAT IIs: Literature, French, and Molecular Biology. Empathetic, friendly, and enthusiastic, Arden has an infectious passion for learning. Outside IvyGlobal, his creative pursuits include songwriting and composition, video game design, and a contemporary translation/adaptation of Goethe's 1774 novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.
Jasmine is the founder of an arts organization, Project 40 Collective, and the managing editor of a literary, visual arts magazine, LooseLeaf. She is an experienced workshop facilitator, educator, multimedia arts curator, and also a published writer. Her hobbies include spinning pottery and steeping the perfect cup of tea.
Sanna scored within the 97th percentile on the SAT (with a perfect Critical Reading score) and 750+ on both the World History and Literature SAT subject tests. She has worked as a tutor, media producer and freelance writer. She is fluent in French, Arabic, Urdu, and Kashmiri. Her focus on individualizing teaching style and always fine-tuning it to fit her students is what makes her a fantastic tutor.
In high school, Julie was an internationally ranked debater and public speaker, and represented Canada at the 2011 World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Brisbane, Australia. She was also Head Girl of her high school (Branksome Hall) and scored in the 98th percentile on her SAT. Currently, Julie works as an Intern at Legal Aid Ontario’s Immigration and Refugee Law Office, and will be attending Law School next fall.
Kevin recently completed a Master’s in Ethnomusicology in Turkey, where he finished a multi-year ethnography on the cultural influences of urban renewal in a Romani neighborhood. He’s presented his original academic research at conferences and symposiums throughout Europe and the Middle East and continues to write on urban issues, culture, and everyday life.
Cristiana is an active member of the Toronto theatre community. When not singing Sondheim, you can find her reading, facilitating workshops at Planned Parenthood Toronto, or hanging out with her cat, Lenore and fish, Grumpelstiltskin. She will be attending graduate school in the fall.
Christie has previous tutoring and teaching in class experience in English and math for various ages. For the past two summers, she has been the summer camp coordinator for over 150 children and 40 staff at Richmond Hill Christian Community Church. In high school, Christie and her team qualified to compete in the Provincial DECA business competition and placed 5th in the sector. She later advanced to compete in the International Career Development Center in Orlando, Florida as one of the Ontario representatives.
Rob scored a 35 on his ACT, with perfect scores in English and Reading. He obtained a score of 800 on the Biology SAT subject test, and a 780 on his Math Level 2 subject test. Rob has tutored Math, French, and English in the past, and is enthusiastic, inclusive, and dedicated.
Didier scored within the 99th Percentile on the SAT and has taken 14 Advanced Placement courses, ranging in a variety of subjects, from government to sciences. He has worked as a tutor since grade 9, covering all sorts of subjects. He was ranked in the top 20 in the state of California for Expository Speaking, a speech and debate event.