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About Us

Your Gateway to Higher Education

We have over a decade of experience helping hundreds of students across the globe, from Southeast Asia to Switzerland, excel in standardized tests and university applications.

Developed by a former admissions officer, our time-tested college application curriculum has given students of every kind – from former national gymnasts to aspiring aeronautical engineers – the structure and guidance needed to achieve their aspirations.

IvyPrep's test prep strategies, continuously refined by our dedicated instructors, teach fundamental principles to help students obtain not only short-term gains but also long-term improvements in their quantitative and critical reasoning skills.

Our Approach

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COMMITTED

We understand the highs and lows of applying to university and are committed to serve students with care and quality throughout this high-stakes period of their lives.

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Bionic

Each consultant and instructor is supercharged by a decade’s worth of accumulated expertise, research and proprietary tools; to keep our students informed, engaged and on track.

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DYNAMIC

We are a dynamic team of committed teachers and advisors who combine our expertise to best serve each student’s unique needs.

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Effective

We have a strong track record of propelling our students to success in their academic and career endeavours.

Our Team

Stanley Ng

B.A., University of Cambridge
EMC, INSEAD

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Stanley Ng

B.A., University of Cambridge

EMC, INSEAD

Stanley has a Bachelor’s degree in Law as well as an Advanced Diploma in Executive Coaching at Cambridge University. As a believer in lifelong learning, Stanley recently completed a Master’s degree in Individual and Organisational Psychology from INSEAD and is currently undertaking a Masters in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy at Oxford University.

Stanley feels particularly privileged to have had the opportunity to coach and mentor exceptional individuals from around the world for over 10 years including recipients of the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in the UK (in 2015, 2016 & 2017), in recognition of their contributions to their local communities.

ALEXANDER NEHMZOW

B.A., Yale University
M.Sc., University College London (UCL)

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ALEXANDER NEHMZOW

B.A., Yale University

M.Sc., University College London (UCL)

For his writing – intensive undergraduate degree in History at Yale University, Alex completed a senior research thesis examining the effectiveness of indiscriminate aerial bombing campaigns during the Second World War. More recently, for a Master's degree in Science and Technology Studies at University College London (UCL), he applied the techniques of data science to analyze online spam campaigns, and the methods of investigative journalism to dissect a global cybersecurity attack.

At IvyPrep, Alex has enjoyed helping a diverse range of students envision how their unique gifts, personal values, and long-term goals, can be married to specific opportunities in the world of tertiary education – and persuasively articulate this vision in their applications.

SAMUEL MYAT SAN

AB Government, Harvard University

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SAMUEL MYAT SAN

AB Government, Harvard University

Samuel Myat San graduated from Harvard College on a Singapore Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholarship and graduated cum laude with an AB in Government.

He was the Harvard Debate Team’s training director and was also the US British Parliamentary Debating Champion. Samuel has also served with the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Law, where he was special assistant to the Minister for Law.

Sam is passionate supporting students find their strengths through a process of deep reflective engagement. Samuel also provides coaching for Model United Nations as well as negotiation and interview skills. Samuel’s strong writing and oratory skills have helped him provide start to finish support in students’ application journeys.

Matthias Chia

B.A., B.Sc, M.A &
M.Sc, University of Pennsylvania

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Matthias Chia

B.A., B.Sc, M.A & M.Sc, University of Pennsylvania

Matthias graduated from University of Pennsylvania with four degrees - BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, BSc in Economics, MA in Philosophy and Master of Computer and Information Technology. A SAF Overseas Scholar, Matthias contributed to the military's cyber security development through projects such as setting up of the Defence Cyber Organisation and building cyber security teams to safeguard Singapore's interests.

Matthias has helped students with varying academic interests and passions along their college applications journey. By leveraging his college and professional experiences, he aims not only to help students put forward their best selves in their applications, but also provide useful tools that will help them succeed beyond college.

SHANI SAMTANI

B.A. (Hons), Yale - NUS College

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SHANI SAMTANI

B.A. (Hons), Yale - NUS College

Shani is a Philosophy, Politics, and Economics graduate from Yale - NUS College who originally hails from Manila, Philippines. Her academic interests lie in political institutions and urban affairs, which she has had the opportunity to explore through her involvement with six different public service organizations over the last eight years. The cumulation of these experiences unearthed her passion for education, which she has been able to pursue in various capacities – from work as a faculty - hired writing tutor at the Yale - NUS Writers’ Centre to teaching English and music at public schools in Manila and New Haven.

As a Consultant at IvyPrep, Shani aspires to help students take ownership of their respective essay - editing and test - taking journeys, as this is the gateway to every successful application.

Rosella Pang

B.Sc. in Psychology and Behavioural Science
London School of Economics (LSE)

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Rosella Pang

B.Sc. in Psychology and Behavioural Science

London School of Economics (LSE)

Rosella Pang is a penultimate year student at LSE studying Psychological and Behavioural Science. She is top of her class at LSE and has obtained numerous leadership positions, including being the president of 180 Degrees Consulting and AIESEC LSE.

She graduated high school with a 4.4 GPA and obtained a summa cum laude upon graduation at SAS. She took 15 Advanced Programme classes and obtained a 5 out of 5 in 13 classes. She obtained a perfect SAT score of 1600 and was accepted into notable universities in both the UK and USA, including Princeton and Yale.

Apart from her studies, she has completed multiple Capstone projects herself, having started two service clubs, participated in two overseas volunteer programs, written a novel, started a fully-staffed blog, and produced a full-length show. She is passionate about being a mentor and creating social impact. Notably, her blog became the key reason she was able to gain a reference letter from the alumni interview stage and subsequently gain admissions to Wharton Business School. She has been a Capstone mentor for 6 years and has helped more than 100 students successfully complete their Capstone project. The projects she has mentored have ranged from creating thermodynamic turbines to using film to help troubled youths. She has extensive experience in making sure that Capstone projects are meaningful for both the individual and for the world around them.

Adam Goh

B.Sc. (Hons), Yale - NUS College

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Adam Goh

B.Sc. (Hons), Yale - NUS College

Adam graduated cum laude from Yale - NUS College. As an undergraduate, Adam was actively involved in teaching, working as a mathematics peer tutor for an introductory statistics course as well as a writing tutor for the College’s Writers’ Centre. Prior to joining IvyPrep, Adam worked as an outdoor educator, teaching field biology in various field sites around South East Asia.

Adam believes that education is a holistic endeavour, and not merely an academic one. As an IvyPrep instructor, Adam aims to not only prepare students to excel in standardized tests, but to also instil into them the academic and life skills needed to succeed in college and beyond.

LOO KHANG CHIEN

B.Sc., (First Class), USM
M.Sc., National University of Singapore

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LOO KHANG CHIEN

B.Sc., (First Class), University of Science Malaysia

M.Sc., National University of Singapore

Khang Chien earned his undergraduate degree (Pure Mathematics, First Class Honours) from the University of Science, Malaysia. During his undergraduate years, his undergraduate research project was acknowledged in a paper published in “Theoretical Computer Science,” a leading international academic journal on this subject. He subsequently earned a Master’s degree (Mathematics) from the National University of Singapore.

With his wealth of mathematical knowledge and in-depth understanding, Khang Chien seeks to make learning Mathematics fruitful and enjoyable. He has always had a strong interest in the educational field, which fuelled his proactive participation in various educational and teaching work since his undergraduate days. Believing firmly that everyone can benefit from Mathematics, he sees the spreading of love for Math as his lifelong mission.

Adam Goh

B.Sc., Yale – NUS College

Adam graduated cum laude from Yale-NUS College. As an undergraduate, Adam was actively involved in teaching, working as a mathematics peer tutor for an introductory statistics course as well as a writing tutor for the College’s Writers’ Centre. Prior to joining IvyPrep, Adam worked as an outdoor educator, teaching field biology in various field sites around South East Asia.

Adam believes that education is a holistic endeavor, and not merely an academic one. As an Oxbridge Prep instructor, Adam aims to not only prepare students to excel in standardized tests, but to also instill into them the academic and life skills needed to succeed in college and beyond.

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