(Past Ivy Global Instructors)
Caroline P, Yale
Jenny C, Harvard
Snoweria L, Harvard
Deanna C, Brown
Fiona L, Columbia
Sacha K, Columbia
Sheena N, UPenn
Michael G, MIT
Adam graduated with Honors BA in English from Cornell University and
MFA in Poetry from Columbia University. He scored 1530 out of a possible
1600 on his SAT I, and a perfect score of 240 on his PSAT. He took a
bunch of SAT IIs, scoring 800 in Math IIc, 750 in Writing, 780 in Physics,
and 750 in Chemistry. While still in high school, Adam was so proficient
at both math and verbal that he was allowed to take SAT Prep classes
for free in exchange for providing one-on-one help to other students.
Also, during his time at Cornell, he was a Layout Editor for [plug],
an elite student poetry magazine.
He is especially gifted at helping students construct winning essays.
His command of the craft enables him to provide students with immediate
and specific feedback for their writing assignments and instills in
his students a passion for literature. He is also a master debater and
an avid sailor. Adam is currently writing his first novel.
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
University of Toronto
Rory is a PhD candidate at Harvard University studying Government.
He graduated with a Bachelors degree in Political Science from the University
of Toronto with High Distinction. He also graduated Magna Cum Laude
with an MA in Religious Studies from Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Rory is also a graduate of UTS.
He has been a classroom instructor for both SAT and GRE preparation
courses and has privately tutored students for standardized tests. His
students have gone on to schools like Harvard and MIT. His former students
include Shanae Grimes, who plays the lead role in the hit show 90210.
He has received numerous awards and scholarships for his studies, including:
1) Harvard University Graduate Fellowship
2) Isserman Prize in International Relations, University of Toronto
3) University College J.S. McLean Scholar, University of Toronto
4) John M. Ball Scholarship, University of Toronto
5) C.L. Burton Scholarship, University of Toronto
6) The Lo Family Entrance Scholarship, University of Toronto
7) Leppington Travel Scholarship, University of Toronto
Rory has also worked at a hedge fund and has been a world champion
University of Toronto
Bikram graduated with an Honours BSc degree with distinction in Physiology
from the University of Toronto. He completed his degree with a cumulative
3.8 GPA. He also graduated from UTS with a 96% average.
Bikram is a Math and Science whiz and has an uncanny ability of helping
students see simple solutions to seemingly complex problems. He has
over 4 years of instructing students in Math, Physics, Chemistry and
His list of awards and achievements include:
- 99th percentile Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT)
- 99th percentile International Chemistry Olympiad
- 99th percentile Sir Isaac Newton
- 99th percentile CHEM13News
- 2nd place, Wilfrid Laurier Science Challenge
- 99th percentile CIC, COMC, Euclid
- 2nd place, Aventis Biotech Challenge, City of Toronto
Teacher, Branksome Hall
University of Toronto
Jin is a middle school teacher at Branksome Hall, one of Toronto's
premier private schools. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts
from University of Toronto in Architecture and a Bachelor of Education
from OISE/UT, specializing in Mathematics and English.
She develops engaging lesson plans, incorporating her passion for visual
arts and creative learning into her classes. At Branksome Hall, she
is actively involved with student life, preparing students for math
contests, supervising Creative Outlet and coaching the Senior Cross
University of St. Andrews
Shilpa graduated from Queen's University with a degree in Cognitive
Science. She won an entrance scholarship to Queen's and was on the Dean's
list while there. She also graduated from the University of Toronto
Schools in 2003 with distinction. She completed a Masters degree from
the University of St Andrews in Scotland, studying developmental psychology
and linguistics. She will beginning her PhD in the fall at Harvard University.
She is gifted in taking standardized tests, having scored 1590 (out
of 1600) on the SAT and above the 98th percentile on the GRE, SAT subject
tests and several math contests including the COMC and Euclid. She also
brings extensive experience in developing and delivering educational
programming. She has conducted innovative research on the language acquisition
abilities of children and adults, which has led to ongoing publications
in top-tier academic journals. She has been invited to present her research
at conferences in Canada, Scotland, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Andrea graduated from Northwestern University with dual Masters degrees
in Learning Disabilities and Speech-Language Pathology. She also completed
her undergraduate degree at Northwestern where she was on the Dean's
List. She is a graduate of the University of Toronto Schools.
She has over 6 years of experience teaching students of all ages, in
both a classroom and one-on-one setting. Andrea is also able to pass
on to students her knowledge of standardized tests, having scored 770
SAT I Verbal, 700 SAT I Math, 770 SAT Writing and 800 in SAT French.
She also scored in the 99th percentile on the SSAT.
She especially enjoys helping students improve their writing, articulation
and language skills. She is truly passionate about tailoring her work
to each student during individual sessions and planning inclusive lessons
for larger classes.
Jaymin is currently pursuing a degree in Social Studies at Harvard
University. She has won numerous accolades for her academics, including
winning the Governor General Award and achieving the highest average
in the Halton District School Board. She scored a perfect 2400 on her
SATs, a feat only accomplished by about 200 students of 1.4 million
test takers a year.
She brings much experience with tutoring and instructing, and is passionate
about helping students academically succeed. She is also an avid debator,
having participated in the Canadian National Champtionships and with
the Harvard Speech and Parliamentary Debate Society. In her spare time,
she loves playing the piano and enjoys writing poetry.
University of Toronto Law
Gideon is currently pursuing a JD at the University of Toronto Faculty
of Law. He graduated from Brown University, an Ivy League school, with
an Honours Bachelors of Science degree in Environmental Sciences. While
at Brown, Gideon won an Undergraduate Teaching and Research award for
his research on environmental projects.
Gideon is intimately familiar with the structure and style of standardized
tests and is adept in preparing students for them. He scored in the
99th percentile on the SAT Reasoning Test and has extensive experience
teaching students how to improve their standardized test scores. He
has also excelled in math competitions, including placing 2nd in the
American Mathematics Contest and ranking 44th nationally in the Canadian
National Math League.
In addition to helping students with their standardized tests, Gideon
is skilled at helping students with their application essays. He helps
students brainstorm and craft essays that will set their applications
University of Bonn
University of Toronto
California Institute of Technology
Eugene is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Fields Institute at
the University of Toronto, where he is engaged in cutting-edge research
in mathematics. He completed his undergraduate degree at the prestigious
California Institute of Technology, a Masters degree from the University
of Toronto and a PhD from University of Bonn in Germany. Before moving
to Toronto, he was an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Johns Hopkins
University, where he taught undergraduate math courses for 3 years.
Eugene has extensive teaching and tutoring experience, having taught
undergraduate math classes ranging in size from 5 to 200 students and
privately tutoring students in math and science. He also has intimate
knowledge of elite American universities, both from a student and faculty
perspective. He enjoys teaching and helping students excel in their
MA, Queen's University
BA, University of Western Ontario
Steve graduated from Queen's University with a Masters degree in English
Literature. He also graduated with a bachelors degree from University
of Western Ontario, where he was a Double Gold Medalist for the Highest
Graduating Average in both English and History. He has received numerous
awards, including the Swankie Award in American History, one of Canada's
largest undergraduate history awards. He was also elected High School
He scored 99th percentile on the SAT and has excellent communication
skills. He enjoys teaching and passing on his knowledge to his students.
University of Toronto
Natalie graduated cum laude from Harvard University in 2009 in Anthropology
and Linguistics, and is now studying Engineering Science at the University
of Toronto. She also won numerous Harvard fellowships to conduct research
in the Middle East and Europe, including the President’s Discretionary
Fund for the Middle East, the Harvard College Research Program, the
Dean’s Summer Research Awards, and the Goelet Fund for Anthropology.
Natalie scored 1510 out of 1600 on the SAT, and on the GRE earned 740
on Verbal (99th percentile) and a perfect 800 on Math. She also scored
a 170 on the LSAT. She has over 6 years of private tutoring experience
and has taught English in the French Public School System.
Natalie is fluent in English, French and conversational Ukrainian, and has a reading knowledge of German, Latin, Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian.
University of Western Ontario
Kathy is studying Finance at the University of Western Ontario, with
pre-admission into the Richard Ivey School of Business. She scored in
the 99th percentile (2260) on the SAT Reasoning Test and the French
and World History SAT Subject Tests, and she earned a perfect score
of 800 on the Math II Subject Test. She started at UWO with a 95+ average,
earning her the highest possible entrance scholarship, and is also one
of few recipients of the AEO Award of Excellence, selected by the Ivey
Kathy is an experienced SAT tutor for both the Reasoning and Subject
Tests, and she has additional experience tutoring athletes seeking sports
scholarships to American universities. She believes in building practice
and familiarity with the SATs and helps her students with mental preparation
and strategies to face challenging questions. Kathy is fluent in English,
French, and Mandarin, and is learning Japanese. She enjoys oil painting
in her free time.
University of Cambridge
University of British Columbia
Jessica graduated from University of Cambridge with a Masters of Philosophy
in Medieval and Renaissance Literature. She also graduated with a Bachelor
in Honours English from the University of British Columbia, where she
was on the Dean's List for all 4 years and recipient of numerous scholarships.
While at UBC, she organized an impromptu Shakespeare reading society
and at Cambridge, was the principal violist for their symphony orchestra.
She enjoys teaching and mentorship and loves encouraging her students
to make the most out of their abilities. She is especially passionate
about literature and helping her students improve their love of the
Anthony is a recent graduate of McGill University, majoring in Biochemistry
(Honours Stream). While maintaining a ~3.9 GPA, Anthony has served multiple
leadership positions at McGill, including Co- President of the Biochemistry
Undergraduate Society. Last year, Anthony received an NSERC student
research scholarship, working closely with a professor on viral proteins.
Anthony has had many experiences as a teacher. He has worked as a Camp
Leader with the City of Toronto, and has tutored calculus, biology,
physics, and chemistry privately for McGill and high school students.
Anthony has also coordinated the mentorship program as a member of the
Biochemistry Undergraduate Society.
Anthony scored in the 99.1th percentile on his MCAT Exam with a 38S.
University of British Columbia
Cordelia is currently studying law at the University of British Columbia.
She also serves as an editor at the Canadian Journal of Family Law.
While completing her Honours Bachelor of Arts at McGill University in
history, she was one of the founding executive members of the McGill
Pre-Law Society and she stage-managed several theatre groups.
Cordelia scored in the 99th percentile of the LSAT. She has years of
tutoring experience and she is very familiar with the law school application
process. She enjoys teaching students the most effective preparation
methods and helping them find the test-taking strategies that work best
for them. When not working or studying, she enjoys running and yoga.
Paula graduated in 2013 from the Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours)
program at McMaster University with highest distinction and will be
attending Queen's Medical School in the fall. She attained a cumulative
GPA of 3.9, along with several academic awards, and achieved a score
in the 97.3rd percentile on the MCAT exam. She has 3 years of extensive
experience tutoring students of all ages in various subjects at the
Academy for Mathematics & English. Paula's interests include playing
piano, literature, clinical volunteering, and travel.
She is an easygoing and understanding instructor who assists students
in reaching their full potential by explaining concepts in a straightforward
manner and addressing areas for improvement. Her encouraging teaching
style promotes a stress-free MCAT learning experience for students.
Ainslie graduated magna cum laude from Brown University in 2006 in
Comparative Literature. While there, she served as writer, editor and
executive editor for Brown University's The Critical Review.
Recently, she has worked in editorial and media development, which
require her to utilize her strong language and communications skills.
She is proficient in French, having received the DALF C2, the most advanced
certification awarded by the French Ministry of Education for both written
and oral proficiency.
She scored in the 99th percentile (175) on the October 2010 administration of the LSAT. She also scored 1570 out of 1600 on the SAT and a perfect 800 on the SAT Writing section. She possesses extensive experience teaching and tutoring students of many different age levels.
University of Waterloo
Ushnish is in the final year of completing his Mathematics Honours
degree at the University of Waterloo. While at Waterloo, he has been
on the Dean's Honours List and has been awarded the President's Scholarship
with Distinction, the Rene Descartes Scholarship, and the Old Victorian
Gold Medal for Academic Excellence. He has also won the Gold Medal in
the Singapore Chemistry Olympiad.
He has several years of private tutoring experience with both high
school, and 1st and 2nd year university students. He teaches algebra,
calculus, chemistry, physics and statistics. He scored 2280 out of 2400
on the SAT Reasoning Test, and 800 on the Math, Physics and Chemistry
Subject Tests. He enjoys reading, playing squash, tennis and basketball,
University of Toronto
Tom is currently pursuing a degree in the rigorous Engineering Science
program at the University of Toronto. He is a Galbraith Scholar and
has received numerous academic recognition for his achievement in math
and science. He placed 2nd nationally in the OAPT physics contest, 1st
place in Canada for the Gauss math contest and was a finalist for the
Ontario Chemistry Olympiad. Last summer, he interned at Google in their
With over 700 hours of private tutoring experience, Tom brings a wealth
of experience in helping students achieve their academic goals. He is
enthusiastic about teaching and trains students not only in math and
science, but also in test preparation. He scored 2320 on the SATs (Math:
800, Critical Reading: 760, Writing: 760) and a perfect 800 on the Math
Level 2, Physics and Chemistry Subject tests. Having mastered the SATs
himself, he is able to pass his reservoir of knowledge and nifty strategies
to his students.
University of British Columbia
Jae is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a degree
in Education. Along with her status as a certified teacher and a member
of the BCTF, she also has a Bachelors degree in the Arts, focusing on
English Literature and Sociology. As a recipient of four academic scholarships,
Jae is confident that she has the knowledge necessary to help each student
excel to his or her highest potential.
As a dedicated and loyal educator, Jae teaches the SAT and SSAT in
a student-oriented way which allows her to cater her lessons based on
the student's individual needs and learning style. Teaching is a passion
of hers and she has over two years of in-depth classroom and tutoring
experience which helps her really understand how students learn best.
Jae loves guiding students to find their "aha!" moments when
understanding new material and her goal is to help make standardized
tests more understandable, manageable and stress-free.