Singapore’s Top College Consulting Team
IvyPrep is Singapore’s leading admissions consultancy, specializing in undergraduate admissions to top-tier U.S. universities. Designed by Singaporean Ivy League graduates and ex-admissions officers, our U.S. University Consulting program unravels for you the intricacies of the U.S. admissions process, and help you overcome the admissions odds for the Ivy League and other top U.S. universities.
Using our accumulated experience and “insider knowledge”, we have developed a successful track record in helping students — from a vast array of backgrounds and nationalities — gain admission to Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia and other prestigious American universities.
Ask any questions about our U.S. university application packages. Our U.S. university admissions specialist will also recommend you a holistic application preparation plan for U.S. universities, including university targets, timeline, application strategy, and possible areas of improvement.
B.A., Yale University
M.Sc., University College London
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 analyse 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.
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.
B.A. (Hons), Yale-NUS College
Shani is a First Class Honors Philosophy, Politics, and Economics graduate from Yale NUS College. During her own college application days, she was awarded a Dean’s Scholarship from Yale NUS College, merit scholarships to NYU Abu Dhabi, Occidental College, and Santa Clara University, and general admission to Brown University, UC Berkeley, and UC Los Angeles.
Shani’s 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 organisations over the last eight years. The cumulation of these experiences unearthed her passion for education, which she has pursued in various capacities from working 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. Now, as a Teacher and Consultant at IvyPrep, Shani aspires to help every student take full ownership of their respective essay writing and test taking journeys.
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 IvyPrep 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.
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Attending Stanford University
Cross-admitted to Columbia, Duke, Brown, NYU, USC, and UCLA
Early Action: University of Michigan
Attending Yale University
Cross-admitted to UPenn, Columbia, and Cornell
NUS High School
Attending Stanford University
Attending University of California - LA
Attending University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
CEO, Columbia Investment Partner
Father of T. Tan, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
Cross-admitted to MIT, Dartmouth, and NYU