Tutors Emeritus

(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 K.
Columbia University
Cornell University

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.


Rory S.
Harvard University
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 debater.


Bikram S.
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 Biology.

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

Jin L.
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 Country team.


Shilpa M.
Harvard University
University of St. Andrews
Queen's University

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 T.
Northwestern University

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 K.
Harvard University

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.


Gideon N.
University of Toronto Law
Brown University

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 apart.



Eugene H.
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 studies.

 


Steve A.
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 Valedictorian.

He scored 99th percentile on the SAT and has excellent communication skills. He enjoys teaching and passing on his knowledge to his students.


Natalie Y.
University of Toronto
Harvard University

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.


Katherine X.
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 Admissions Committee.

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.


Jessica L.
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 English language.


Anthony Y.
McGill University

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.


Cordelia A.
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 D.
McMaster University

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 K.
Brown University

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.


Ushnish D.
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, and painting.


Tom Y.
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 Android division.

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.


Jae M.
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.

 

 
 
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