THE AG-TEAM

 
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Genii Ahn: SUNY Korea College Counselor  / Head College Counselor at Admission AG

Chapman University BA, Communication major

Chapman University MBA, Business administration 

UCLA College Counseling 

 Recently appointed as an Liaison Office and College Counselor at State University of New York (SUNY Korea), Mrs. Genii already making name of herself as an independent college counselor and has successfully helped to educate hundreds of students where they are attending in Harvard, Pomona, U Penn, Williams, Cornell, Haverford, USC, Swarthmore, Boston College, West Point, etc.  She has not only helped individual students, but has reached many others by presenting lectures at numerous area high schools, university, and graduate admission college process outlets, including Radio Korea 1540AM, the Korea Herald Newspaper, and LA Times. 

 Genii founded IEDU Inc (dab: Admission AG), an educational counseling company to help students and parents navigate through today's most competitive college admissions with the utmost operational consulting and dynamic approach. 

As a College Counselor at Admission AG, she advised students on academic and extracurricular achievements to increase their competitive edge. She also provided official school recommendations and college evaluations for each student. With her experience in international admissions policies and her familiarity with SEVIS processes, she introduced personalized resources for international and local pre-college students. 

 With her prestigious 17-years-long experience, she was able to provide many of her student groups with the opportunity to enter the Diamond Challenge in 2018. And recently, out of these groups, one team made it all the way to the University of Delaware for the final round. Furthermore, her students emerged victorious in the Holocaust Competition at Chapman University, the Toyota Teen Driver Competition, the International Fluor Engineering Competition, and many more. Her guidance has also given select students the opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall, New York.

 Genii has developed an expertise in educational counseling and holds leadership positions at the North Star US Foundation, the Korean National Association Memorial Foundation, the Echo Foundation, the Global Achievement Project, Korea Herald, and LA Times. She has also run the campaign of Irvine City Council in 2016. Genii received a BA in Communications and an MBA with an emphasis in Accounting and Tax from Chapman University. Thereafter, she went on to study another in College Counseling Program at UCLA.Mrs. Genii is also a highly distinguished and valuable member of the California Association of School Counselors (CASC), the Higher Education Consulting Association (HECA), Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC), and the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). 

 
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Madje Al Salibi: College Mentor, AP History, College Essay Teacher

Johns Hopkins University, MS / UCI, BA  Political Science Major

 Hello Everyone! I am very glad to be working with Admission AG because helping students is a real passion of mine. I currently work full time as a Graduate Counselor at the University of California, Irvine where I advise students on the different graduate programs in the school of computer science. I completed my undergraduate degree at UC Irvine and graduated with my B.A.  in Political Science and Social Policy and Public Service. I am currently completing my M.S. degree in Organizational Leadership with Johns Hopkins University. I would be glad to assist with any college admissions questions or for tutoring help in subjects like history! I am always here to help when needed! 

 
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Dianna Coleman: College Essay, AP English, AP History, and TOEFL Teacher

California State University, BA English and Studio Art major

 Dianna is a passionate and dedicated teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, with subjects ranging from English & Writing to Art & Theatre. Originally from Virginia Beach, Virginia she moved to California in 2009 and graduated from California State University, Fullerton in 2014 with a degree in Studio Art. Since that time she earned her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate and spent 2017-2018 teaching English in Seoul, South Korea.  

At Admission AG, she works closely with students in college-level writing to improve and enhance their creative and narrative writing skills, ensuring that each student achieves a writing ability that will benefit their futures. She is a devoted instructor who pushes her students to challenge themselves in their work and to find deeper meaning in the writing they produce.   

 
 
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Albert Abdou:

English 1,2,3,4, AP World History, AP U.S. History, AP Government, AP Economics, Psychology, Sociology, Earth Science and Biology Teacher

B.A. Social Science/Political Science – Chapman University

Masters in Education – Claremont McKenna College

Teaching Credential – Claremont McKenna College

Doctorial Program Public Policy – University Of Southern California

 

Hello, my name is Albert Abdou, it is a pleasure to introduce myself. I am so excited to be a part of this organization and involved in tutoring students who along with myself are working toward goals of academia success. I have been a high school teacher in Pomona, California for 15 years, along with teaching I have been a head football coach and athletic director for over 10 years. My career has always involved working with students to achieve their goals both in the classroom and off. I have had the privilege to be a part of over 80 sports scholarships to Division 1 and 1AA schools. My background has given me the opportunity to learn the requirements both for A through G and athletic requirements for admission into several colleges. Furthermore, I have had the privilege of heading the online learning platforms such as APEX, Odyssey and Ingenuity where students have taken online courses both in core subjects and electives. My passion for teaching has come from watching all levels of students grow academically and socially while setting and achieving goals set by all stakeholders. I look forward to the opportunity of working with students closely and appreciate the opportunity that has been given to me to continue my passion which is teaching.

 

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Michael Jiwon Hwang: Math, Science, Research Teacher 

Cornell University, B.S. in Biological Engineering

Michael earned his bachelor's degree from Cornell University, where he studied in premed courses on top of the engineering curriculum. He has been teaching high school students (and younger students) since his undergraduate years, specializing in AP science and math subjects as well as the respective SAT subject tests. Currently, Michael works at UCI Physiology & Biophysics lab to continue his research experience.

 
 
 
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Tatiana Prytkova: Chemistry and Computational Science Research Teacher

Duke University, PhD in Chemistry and Computational Science

She has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of computational structural biology and chemistry. She worked as a  Professor of Chemistry at  Chapman University and Principal Scientist in pharmaceutical company  Cloud Pharmaceutical. She worked on many different research projects . She successfully collaborated with  scientists from many experimental groups. She has published  twenty  research papers in peer reviewed research journals including Science, Neuroscience, Journal of Pharmacology .She presented her research on many scientific conferences . 

 
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Ann Thuy-Ling Tran: Writing, AP Lang, AP Literature, ACT, SAT, and Philosophy Teacher

UCLA BA, English Major,

UCI MA, Ph.D Comparative Literature

Ann earned her bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA, where she was also an academic peer counselor. Currently, she is a graduate student in the Comparative Literature Ph.D program at UCI where she anticipates to be a university professor. With iEDU, she teaches preparatory classes for AP Literature and Composition, AP Language and Composition, and courses for ACT & SAT, and SSAT& SSIE exams for English.

 
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Dong Hyoung Kim: AP chemistry, AP Biology, ISEE Math, Science Teacher

 UC Irvine, B.S., Public Health Science

 Dong Hyoung Kim teaches AP Chemistry, AP Biology, ISEE Math, Science. Graduated from UCI Public Health Science, he is specialized in teaching college level chemistry, biology, and general level of science.

 

 
 
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Emily La: AP English teacher / Essay Writing teacher / SAT and ACT Teacher

UCI BA, English major

UCI MA,  Asian American Study

I graduated from the University of California, Irvine, with a Bachelors in English and a Masters in Asian American Studies. I specialize in prose (essays, writing structure, personal responses) as well as grammar (sentence functions, syntax, parts of speech). English has always been a passion for me because of the many ways people can express their thoughts and opinions. I care deeply about every student's progress and love seeing them improve, especially when it comes to connecting what they read with what they believe. My advice when it comes to learning is to put your thoughts out there unabashedly and not to be afraid of making mistakes!

 
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Nalini Sharma: AP Chemistry, AP Biology , ACT and SAT Teacher

Emory University, BS

Biology, Pre-Med, Research contribution in several virology papers for the Center for Disease Control and Neuroscience labs 

 Nalini has tutored for over 9 years. Her areas of expertise and passion are ACT, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, SAT II Biology, General Sciences, and Literature. Her teaching career began as a Teaching Assistant in Advanced Biology courses at Emory University. Nalini has worked with students of all ages K-12 and at various levels of the learning curve. From Autism Centers to Highly Competitive Test Prep schools, Nalini is excellent at zoning in on the specific learning process of her student, developing their weaknesses and strengths, achieving goals, and creating passion and confidence along the way. 

 
 
 
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Chloe Babauta: English, Writing, ISEE, TOEFL Teacher

UC Santa Barbara BA, English major

Chloe Babauta teaches English reading and writing, ISEE English prep, TOEFL English prep, and creative writing for middle and high school students. She has a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Babauta is a former journalist, writer, and editor. 

 
 
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Julia Zhang: Academic Counselor, Chinese Instructor

UCI BA, Psychology and Social Behavior major

Hi everyone! This is Julia from Admission AG. I am currently working as an academic counselor at Admission AG. I pursued my B.A. degree in Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. I have been working with a various age group of children and students (from 5 months to 19 years old) in a different field for over four years. I have a great passion for counseling as well as mentoring to inform students and families efficient information and further help them grow not only as an individual but also as a part of family member.  Please let me know if you have any questions or worries regarding your schoolwork, career path, or personal issues. I am always here to support you!