Featured Instructors

Arden R.
Yale University

Arden graduated summa cum laude from Yale University with a Bachelor's in Classics (Latin). A member of Phi Beta Kappa, he was awarded the George A. Schrader Humanities prize at graduation for his contribution to the cultural life of the college. Arden has a deep love of language: he is fluent in French, has translated a novel from German, and studied Ancient Greek along with Latin at Yale. This strong linguistic background, combined with his great fondness for puzzle-solving and logic, makes him an excellent tutor on both the English and Math sections of standardized tests.

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.

Julie L.
Yale University

Julie graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, concentrating on American and Middle Eastern political history. For her undergraduate thesis, Julie examined U.S. foreign policy and covert military action during the Soviet-Afghan War, and was awarded the Edwin W. Small Prize for the best undergraduate thesis in American History at Yale and the Harvey Applebaum ’59 Award for outstanding archival research using Yale’s government document collections. At Yale, Julie was also the co-director of Community Health Educators (an organization of students who teach health education at New Haven public schools) and an editor for the Yale Banner (Yale’s undergraduate yearbook).

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 Y.
Concordia University

Having grown up in four different countries, Kevin has a nuanced understanding of cultural differences, language, and communication. He’s taught the SAT and ACT for more than four years and has helped a lot of students get into their first-choice schools. He recently scored in the 98th percentile for verbal reasoning and writing on the GRE. In his spare time Kevin makes documentary and short films, and has screened his work at festivals and conferences. He’s interested in cities, travelogues, evolution, and physical geography.

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.

Abigail F.
University of Toronto

Abigail is an alumnus of the University of Toronto Schools, one of Toronto's more academically-rigorous high schools. She graduated from the University of Toronto with a B.A. in English and Classics. During her four years, Abigail received U of T's highest entrance award, the Bank of Montreal National Scholarship as well as several other scholarships for academic achievement. At U of T, Abigail was editor in chief of the Victoria College undergraduate academic journal and worked as a research assistant on several major projects, including the Dictionary of Old English and the Athenians Project.

She has over 6 years of tutoring experience, specifically in English, essay-writing, and Latin, and is very familiar with standardized test prep from her own experience with the SAT and GRE. Abigail believes in personalized instruction, tailoring lesson plans and teaching strategies to best suit the needs and learning styles of each student. She is currently pursuing a master's degree in Classics at U of T.

Alexandra S.
University of Toronto

Alexandra is pursuing an MA in Food History at the University of Toronto. She graduated with Distinction from UofT with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in 2016. During the school year, Alexandra is an accomplished debater with the Hart House Debating Club (attending her third World University Debate Championship in 2017, having been a quarterfinalist in 2016), and works at a library on campus when she is not at Ivy Global.

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.

Amelia M.
Queen's University

Amelia is currently completing her studies in English Literature at Queen's University. She plans to attend law school next fall. Amelia scored in the 99th percentile (175) on the LSAT and has six years of experience tutoring students of all ages in a variety of subjects. In addition to her expertise in standardized tests, Amelia has a flair for competitive debating. She is the former President of the Queen's Debating Union and has travelled to compete in tournaments all over the world.

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.

Betty X.
University of Toronto

Betty recently graduated from the University of Toronto with a double major in Cinema Studies and Asia Pacific Studies. She scored 2320 on the SAT (Math: 800, Writing: 740, Reading: 780), and is passionate about serving as a mentor to younger students. During her time in university, Betty was very active in student initiatives. Some of her achievements include founding an international conference on development and making a documentary film.

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.

Isabel C.
University of Toronto

Isabel is a high-achieving undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. She scored in the 97th percentile on her SSAT and in the 98th percentile on the SAT. She graduated from the academically rigorous University of Toronto Schools with a 93% average and a certificate of bilinguilism in English and French.

She focuses on incorporating lived experience and intersectionality into her academic work and her life outside of academia, and is currently an executive member at the University of Toronto Sexual Education Centre. In her spare time, she enjoys attending community events, playing piano, practicing her French, and rereading her favourite books.

Jasmine G.
University of Toronto

Jasmine graduated from the University of Toronto with an MA in English, Diaspora and Transnational Studies, maintaining a 4.0 GPA. She also holds a honours BA in English, graduating on the Dean’s list, and a B.Ed in Primary/Junior Education. She was nominated for the Gordon Cressy Leadership Award, and received an Ontario Service Award for her campus work with World Vision, and a Victoria College scholarship. During her academic career, she hosted three interdisciplinary arts exhibitions on campus, and was published in two university poetry journals.

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.

Jessica T.
University of Toronto

Jessica is a recent graduate of the Ontario Institute For Studies in Education at the University of Toronto with a Bachelor's degree in Education. She is an Ontario Certified Teacher who also holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama Studies from York University, Glendon College. Jessica is also certified to teach Special Education and has extensive experience working with students who learn differently.

Jessica strives to teach in innovative and creative ways that cater to her students' individual strengths and learning styles. She believes that the essence of teaching is to create meaningful relationships with each student that will ignite in them a passion for life-long learning. Jessica plans to pursue a Master's degree in Children's Literature and in her spare time enjoys writing, theatre, music, and biking.

Nathan T.
Western University

Nathan is currently pursuing his PhD at the University of British Columbia. He received an M.A. in English from Western University, where he maintained a 4.0 GPA and was granted a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council grant for his thesis work. He also received an Honors B.Sc. with a double major in Genetics and English. Nathan earned awards for the highest average in all three of his graduating classes as well as annual Dean's List honors and scholarships. He has published two papers in academic journals of English and theory and has another currently in press. He also works as an editor for Chiasma, a journal of theory and criticism that he helped found.

Nathan believes that education can solve the world’s biggest problems, and is excited to be a part of the process. He is passionate and friendly, and he truly wants everyone he teaches to succeed in every way possible. In his spare time, Nathan writes novels and poetry, climbs mountains, plays bass, and works on a melon farm.

Rachel S.
University of Toronto

Rachel is a student of Archaeology, Fine Art, and Classical Civilizations at the University of Toronto. She also writes fiction and poetry, which has been published in journals including the Hart House Review and the University College Review. She received top scores on the SAT and has over four years of tutoring experience in the SAT and ACT as well as academic subjects.

Above all, Rachel is passionate about learning, and believes that students succeed when they are engaged and excited about their education. She is a patient and enthusiastic tutor who loves being part of the learning process, and seeing her students achieve their goals.

Zoe M.
University of Toronto

Zoe holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Research Psychology with a minor in English from the University of Toronto, graduating with high distinction. While at U of T, she was on the Dean’s List and received merit scholarships every year. She also worked as a research assistant in a social psychology lab, a cognitive neuroscience lab, and a vision science lab. She attended a bilingual international school, and is fluent in French.

Zoe 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, Zoe scored a perfect 800 in both reading and writing. Zoe’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, Zoe volunteers at the Aphasia Centre, goes exploring on her bike, watches old BBC documentaries, and makes art.

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