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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 Principles

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.

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.

DYNAMIC

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

Effective

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

Our Team Approach

University prep – as massive an undertaking as it is – can pull one in all sorts of directions: Should I apply to the US, the UK, or both? How can I know what and where I want to study without ever having stepped foot on campus grounds? What are admissions officers really looking to learn about me through my essays?

In navigating this complex and increasingly competitive process, drawing on the minds of many – from pragmatists to creatives – will be pertinent to maximizing your success. At IvyPrep, we work as a village: while collaborating most closely with a university consultant matched specifically to your needs, you will also find yourself working alongside a tight-knit and dynamic team of strategists, mentors, and editors to answer this multitude of questions. Developed by a former admissions officer and remastered by Oxbridge and Ivy League grads alike, our consulting framework will help you rise above this once-in-a-lifetime challenge with clarity and peace of mind.

Team Profiles

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.

Joey Lim

BA in Law, University of Cambridge
LLM, Columbia University

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JOEY LIM

BA in Law, University of Cambridge

LLM, Columbia University

Joey graduated with a double first from Cambridge and was a James Kent scholar in Columbia. She topped the Singapore bar examinations and was called to the bar in 2019.

She is dedicated to helping others achieve their academic goals. She served as a student advisor while in Cambridge and often returns to her alma mater, Raffles Institution, to speak on university admissions.

Robbie Short

B.A., Yale University

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ROBBIE SHORT

B.A., Yale University

Robbie graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale University with a B.A. in History. He began his work in education as an undergraduate, serving as a peer counselor for first-year students and managing an English as a Second Language program for migrant and immigrant adults in New Haven. After graduation, he spent two years teaching English literature and communications and U.S. history at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Yale-China Fellow.

Robbie understands education as holistic: a matter of gaining skills and knowledge and also of determining one’s purpose. As a Consultant at IvyPrep, he enjoys helping students think through their goals for themselves and envision how they can achieve these goals through the special opportunity of a tertiary education.

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.

WONG QI HAN

B.A., Yale University

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Wong Qi Han

B.A., Yale University

Qi Han graduated magna cum laude from Yale College with a B.A. in Economics and Distinction in the Major.

He is currently a Program Manager at Google, where he oversees scaled enablement and education programs to drive the adoption of latest data and tech tools across the Asia-Pacific region. Before the transition to the technology sector, he was a Singapore Public Service leader serving with the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of National Development.

Qi Han is passionate about mentoring and coaching students. He is a member of the Yale Alumni Schools Committee and works with students across a wide variety of educational backgrounds to fulfill their potential in college and beyond.

Aaron Ng

BEng, University College London (UCL)
M.S., Stanford University

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Aaron Ng

BEng, University College London (UCL)

M.S., Stanford University

Aaron was awarded the SAF Merit Scholarship, graduated from University College London (UCL) with a Bachelor of Engineering (First Class) and has a Master of Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Aaron got his professional start in the Singapore Armed Forces as a Military Intelligence Officer. He concluded 12 years of Active Duty in 2019 and has served in multiple Command Appointments in classified Intelligence Units, and garnered staff experience in the areas of Strategic Planning and Policy Development. Currently, he is a Strategic Threat Advisor at Crowdstrike and is responsible for the company's Threat Intelligence business across Asia-Pacific. As a Security Evangelist, Aaron frequently speaks at Security Conferences, sharing insights into the latest threat trends and developments.

Aaron dedicates much of his free time to mentoring the youth in Singapore. Having personally benefited from numerous meaningful mentorship initiatives, Aaron hopes to do the same for the generations that follow.

Devandra Neupane

B.Sc. Honours, Yale-NUS College

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Devendra Neupane

B.Sc. Honours, Yale-NUS College

Prior to joining Yale-NUS College, Devendra was heavily involved in teaching math and science to high school students. He taught Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and General Paper as a Teaching Assistant to two high schools and privately tutored many students. Before joining IvyPrep, he worked as a Research Assistant at NUS Center for Advanced 2D Materials and Graphene Research.

Devendra believes in hands-on collaborative learning in which both the students and teacher participate in the learning process. He likes to connect abstract concepts on paper to relatable real-life examples to help students develop intuition. As a Math and Science Instructor at IvyPrep, Devendra aims to help students master the contents and develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are crucial for success in college and beyond.

Petra Phang

B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Melbourne Law School, Juris Doctor

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Petra Phang

B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Melbourne Law School, Juris Doctor

Petra graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor of arts in history and political science and the University of Melbourne with a Juris Doctor. She is a qualified lawyer and worked as a consultant in a global business advisory firm, providing clients with strategic counsel on public affairs, corporate communications, and financial communications matters.

Since 2012, Petra has offered guidance to students at various stages of the college application process. Passionate about education, mentoring, and effective communication, petra hopes to help students find their voice and grow in confidence as they chart out their futures.

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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