OUR TEAM

Seagal

Coordinator of Gubei Campus

Dana

Coordinator of Huacao Campus

OUR COUNSELORS

Amanda

Harvard University

 

Sheng

Stanford University

 

Joseph

Brown University

 

Paul

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Teaches Math

 

 

James

Rice University

 

Teaches Math, AP Calculus, IB Math, and AP/IB Chemistry

 

Aisha

Harvard University

 

Teaches English and Physics

 

 

Dhahiri

Shanghai Jiaotong  

University

 

Teaches AP/IB Chemisty,

Physics and Biology

Gerrard

Boston University

 

Teaches AP U.S. History and AP World History

 

Khalid

New York University

 

Teaches AP/IB Economics

 

 

Mila

Pepperdine University

 

Teaches AP Language, Literature, Reading and Writing

 

 

Lisa

 

 

Teaches AP/IB Chinese

 

 

Patrick

Methodist University

 

Teaches English

 

Rick

San Francisco State University

 

Teaches SAT/ACT English, Speech and Writing

 

Silvia

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

 

Teaches IB/IGCSE Spanish

 

Tomasz

New York University

 

Teaches Chemistry, Biology and Physics

OUR INSTRUCTORS

OUR STAFF

Godsman Ellis - Managing Director of MA Academy - State University of New York

 

Growing up in the heart of New York City as a son of hopeful immigrants, Mr. Ellis quickly learned the importance of education, in conjunction with literacy and language skills, as an irreplaceable tool to facilitate one's understanding of his or her own unique options and capabilities. By attending public, private, boarding, and both secondary and higher educational institutions, our Managing Director has been afforded an experience and insight regarding Western pedagogy/instruction that is rarely acquired. Brandishing a teaching experience of over 14 years with students hailing from over 8 countries, Godsman's commitment to ensuring the success of our students is only rivaled by his sincere love of learning itself. Having dedicated the last 5 years of his professional career to aiding and educating Chinese students in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Singapore, Mr. Ellis is truly eager to help the best Shanghai has to offer on their paths to changing the world.

 

Sean Ma - Founder and CEO of MA Academy - Columbia University

 

Sean graduated from Columbia University and is a member of IACAC (International Association for College Admission Counseling) as well as IECA (Independent Educational Consultants Association). He also is proctor of Brigham Young University's independent study program, in all of which he is quite continuously invested. Initially, Mr. Ma worked for investment banks within the United States in addition to working as a teacher for international institutions, holding the prestigious Massachusetts Educators's as proof of his commitment. Sean brings his more than 10 years of experience in admissions counseling and teaching SAT/ACT/AP/IB to fruition in all that is MA Academy.

 

Mengqi Ding - Director of MA Academy Pudong Office - Columbia University

 

Through years of studying education and developmental psychology, Mengqi has solidified a unique and tested approach to helping students reach their full learning potential. Attending both university and graduate school within United States equipped Ms. Ding with a comprehensive understanding of the Western education system and its content. Additionally, she has been teaching Mathematics, Computer Science, and the SAT for 5 years. Ms.Ding is wholly committed to helping our students achieve better academic performance and results, but also attain self-confidence and a better understanding of themselves. In recent years, she has also been working as an Admissions Consultant, dedicated to helping students get into their dream colleges.

Wendy Luo - Director of MA Academy Huacao Office - University of California, San Diego

 

Pursuing and providing elite education in the United States for nearly 10 years, Wendy has acquired a deep and tacit understanding of the American education system, particularly primary and secondary education in both the East and West Coast of the United States. Ms. Luo is known for her impassioned teaching style and for having supreme patience with and understanding of her students. Her teaching emphasizes on promoting Active Learning and building lasting confidence within each mentee. She believes that a teacher’s primary duty is to inspire hope and instill a genuine love of learning within all taught. By using her years of scholastic study in conjunction with her working experiences in both the US and China, Ms. Luo is committed to providing her students with higher grade performance, better learning strategies, and lifelong benefits for fostering the habit of true Active Learning.

Luke Yarabe - Director of MA Academy Counseling - Harvard University

 

Luke is the Senior Admissions Consultant here at MA Academy. He has 3 years of full-time teaching experience at a public high school in Fuji City (Japan), 6 months of Test-Prep and Liberal Arts curriculum design experience in Tokyo, 1 year of Admissions Consulting and Test Prep experience in Guangzhou, and 3 summers worth of camp counseling experience in various cities across Japan. During his time in the Land of the Rising Sun, Luke co-led the English after-school club for his high school for 3 straight years. In line with his scholastic experience, Luke has also led educational tours in Boston for high school students looking to further their goals. Mr. Yarabe enjoyed his time in the field of education to the utmost and counts coaching the winner of the 2017 National Speech Contest for Commercial High Schools in Japan as his greatest life accomplishment so far! Coming in at a close second, one of Luke's former middle school students was proudly able to take classes at his alma mater, the Harvard Summer School, last summer. Mr. Yarabe's goal is to have to same profound and lasting impact on MA Academy's scholars as well.

 

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