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.
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.
Arden scored 2340 on the SAT, achieving a perfect score in Critical Reading and reaching the 98th percentile in Math. She received perfect scores on all three of her SAT IIs: Literature, French, and Molecular Biology. Empathetic, friendly, and enthusiastic, Arden has an infectious passion for learning. Outside IvyGlobal, her creative pursuits include songwriting and composition, video game design, and a contemporary translation/adaptation of Goethe's 1774 novel The Sorrows of Young Werther.
Christie has previous tutoring and teaching in class experience in English and math for various ages. For the past four summers, she has been the summer camp coordinator for over 160 children and 50 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.
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.
Allison is currently working part-time as a legal assistant at a law firm in Toronto. She will be attending law school in September, 2020. When she is not at work or school, she loves to explore the city with her friends, enjoys cooking and spends time with her cat.
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Samantha received her Honours B.A. (High Distinction) from the University of Toronto in 2018, where she studied Classics and Literary Studies. She has just completed her M.A. in Comparative Literature, also from the University of Toronto. She was on the Dean's List consistently throughout her undergrad, worked in the field of university recruitment and admissions for over three years, and received a number of awards for both her academic performance and her wide variety of community involvement and leadership positions.
In addition to her role as an essay editor, Samantha has started her Master of Teaching degree at the Ontario Institution for Studies in Education, working towards qualifications to be a high school English and History teacher. When not reading or writing, Samantha enjoys cooking, watching comedy specials on Netflix, and petting as many cats as possible (and alliteration, it seems)!"
John holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from York University, an M.A. in Cultural Studies and Critical Theory from McMaster University, and a Ph.D. in Theory and Criticism from Western University, where he researched post-structuralist philosophy and experimental poetry. He has received numerous awards for his creative and academic writing and research, including SSHRC fellowships for both of his graduate degrees, and has participated in academic exchange or certificate programs at Vanderbilt and Cornell.
As a writing tutor, creative writing workshop leader, MCAT prep course instructor, and editor for academic and journalistic publications including York University’s community newspaper, Excalibur, John has perfected his skill at motivating writers to produce the most compelling and polished writing possible. Alongside this work, John is also a poet and arts critic with experience writing for a broad range of publications.
Victoria Evangelista completed her BA at the University of Toronto in English, Psychology, and Cinema Studies and was Editor-in-Chief of the English undergraduate academic journal. She then pursued an MA in English, also at UofT, and funded by a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Since 2015, she has worked with Ivy Global and has grown into an expert admissions essay editor and academic tutor. Her editing students have been admitted to prestigious Ivy League colleges such as Yale, Harvard, Columbia, and UPenn Wharton; major research universities including Duke, Northwestern, and NYU; and top-notch state schools like Berkeley and Michigan. She has also guided students through the essay-writing process for Canadian, British, and international undergraduate programs, as well as American graduate and professional schools.
Whether editing essays or tutoring English, she strives to help each student to discover their idiosyncratic voice as a writer and to build confidence that they have the power to direct their own learning. She is committed to accessibility, creativity, and compassion in pedagogy, and especially loves to work with those who are struggling with physical and/or mental health issues.