Ivy-Way instructors unite at Harvard-Yale football game
ivyway? more like ivybae #harvardyale #alsopenn #reunited #anditfeelssogood
好消息接連不斷！ 恭喜 Ivy-Way 線上家教學生 Stephanie 錄取五間學校！ 包括【UC Irvine】【Boston U】【UCSD】【UIUC】 「非常感謝 Michael 顧問老師的指導與鼓勵，讓 Stephanie 表現出她最好的一面。我真心覺得 Ivy-Way 的顧問代辦能幫學生申請到最適合他們的好學校。」
To my dearest Ivy-way的你們 早就想po這張了 每天都好想你們 謝謝你們陪我打拼了兩個禮拜 那兩個禮拜真的過得很充實 雖然每天有背不完的單字寫不完的閱讀跟作文但每天跟你們在一起都好嗨而且Kevin上課真的超好玩的 想念整天笑Nonno❤Eric 笑單字沒過的人 笑Snapchat一大堆有的沒的 笑各種Sean 看Nonno拍Kevin+Sean然後再被Sean追殺 那兩個禮拜真的學了很多 除了考試技巧 還有更多的自信 謝謝Ivy-way 謝謝所有TA 謝謝Kevin 也謝謝最棒的你們 繼續一起加油喔喔❤❤邁向2400 #ivyway #best #studymates #陪我一起拼SAT #missthosedays
"One word for ivyway: PERFECT"
One word for today. PERFECT. One word for Ivyway. PERFECT. Thank you everyone for the awesome six weeks at Ivyway. I will miss every single one of you!!!!!!!!
Students and teachers go to KTV after class
Taiwan Day 41. Last SAT mock. Ivyway. KTV. Night market. Busy busy day. But. Met many new friends!!! And. Happy Birthday RACHEL (AND SEAN)
"It's a celebration for us graduating from IVY-WAY 2017 Taipei."
it's not just a celebration for my birthday, but also it's a celebration for us graduating from IVY-WAY 2017 Taipei. Thank you everyone who supported me through out the six weeks!! Thank you all so much !!! And the birthday prank was so sweet, and there's no doubt that I will remember forever ~~~~ Lastly I want to thank my family for giving me such a wonderful birthday party! Thank you all !!!
"Thank y'all for being awesomeee"
Thank y'all for being awesomeee
申請上 USD, UCI, Pepperdine, UTAustin, UW, Penn State, Babson College, Skidmore college 等頂尖名校
我順利申請上我喜歡的學校了！我目前申請上的學校有 USD, UCI, Pepperdine, UTAustin, UW, Penn State, Babson College, Skidmore college. 真的很謝謝 ivy way！我回學校之後有和一些同學分享，有學弟已經去上課了。會持續和有興趣的同學分享，讓大家一起努力奮鬥！
--Ting-Er Lo, 南投普台中學
--Charles 的媽媽, 上海新河湾
"Fundamentals make me a better reader and more coherent writer"
I am an American Born Chinese who was brought up in a bilingual household. For whatever reason, I simply refused to learn Chinese as a kid, and now to my regret, I am not fluent. The shame of my stubbornness, mixed with the expectations of my classmates that I would be a "genius" just because of my race, made me disengage from my studies and not live up to my potential.
That was before I took Sam Cooper's class. In Sam Cooper's class, the environment was prime, and the style that was based on results, which makes sense since the best way for the school to show its effectiveness is through demonstrating superior test scores.
Sam Cooper was very passionate about not only improving my scores but also my study habits and my personality. Previously had tried to teach myself ACT test taking tactics, and saw little improvement. But after his class I scored a 31, a staggering improvement from where I had started.
In a way I learned more from Sam Cooper's class than from my high school English classes because he began from the basics. We started our seminar with grammar structure and sentence construction, and by applying these fundamentals to ACT English, I became a better reader and more coherent writer.
I struggled with English prior to Sam Cooper's class, no... I dreaded English, never getting the grades I wanted. But after that summer, I entered my senior year of high school with enthusiasm, passed English with flying colors, and found myself a lifelong hobby/passion for creative writing, moral philosophy, and poetry. Now I rarely go a day without writing for pleasure.
Sam Cooper's teaching have helped me so much in developing my future. My ACT score and essay writing were such huge factors in my getting accepted to UW-Madison, and I can't imagine where I would be today without his course.
A thorough College Writing Experience
Sam is a wonderful counselor. He helped me develop my own unique voice as a writer and pushed me to dig deeper and find more personal topics that I would never have normally discovered. The self-reflective pre-essay assignments and conversations helped me discover who I am as an individual. He genuinely cares about his students and has helped me not just on applications but on general education, writing, analysis, and introspection, and pushed me to be independent and self-motivated. Sam also does great interview prep, boosting my confidence in presenting myself. If I had to redo the application process again, I would definitely choose Sam as my counselor.
1390 -> 2000!
As a former student of Sam Cooper, I believe that Sam is not only a hardworking and skillful teacher, but also an adult who cares deeply about his students and our futures. After taking Sarn's SAT/ACT class, my score improved from 1390 to 2000. Then, as my college counselor, Sam helped me think about deeply about my life and my goals and my community. Besides teaching me how to write my personal statement and additional college essays, he helped me choose courses and start my own charity. Most importantly he taught me the "Ivy-League Minds." that makes me confident I will succeed in whatever I do in the future. With Sam's assistance, I was accepted by Northeastern University, a school that was originally a high reach for me. Sam really knows what he is doing and he is motivated to do things perfectly.
--Gianna C., Morrison Academy Taichung
I was Sam's student for about 2 years and he has been super helpful for improving my scores. He is humorous, intellectual, and an easygoing person to be around with. I would recommend him highly as an SAT teacher and admissions counselor!
Under his mentoring, I felt that I could get my own thoughts across to him, comfortably and he would have the patience to listen to what I have to say. His opinions meant a lot since he has a lot of experience with working with students like myself and knows a lot of the situations students are going through. Because of this, he's able to sympathize and relate to the student. Overall, a fantastic mentor and a person who is passionate in his teaching.
--Henry L., Wego High School
I first met Sam the summer before my senior year in Taipei, Taiwan. Like every other almost senior at the time, I was desperate to raise my SAT scores, having only mediocre scores when I took the tests my junior year. And by mediocre, I meant scores along the 1500-1600 range before Sam started tutoring me. I am someone who can get quite nervous when being tutored and am very picky about my tutors. I have received SAT tutoring before from others but it just didn't work out.
Naturally, I was nervous and a little intimidated about meeting Sam for the first time, knowing his background as a Harvard graduate. And to be honest, I was pretty much ready to give up on my SAT scores. I believed there was no way I could do better after taking the test two, three times prior already.
During our first meeting, Sam was very welcoming and began to formulate a plan for us to raise my score, especially my math scores. From the very beginning, he made me feel less alone, and that we were going to counter the SAT together. I Teft the classroom that day feeling a lot more prepared, motivated, and most importantly, encouraged. During our tutoring sessions, Sam was always very patient, encouraging. and understanding. I will always be grateful for Sam's patience, especially when teaching me math. I always get nervous and self-conscious when being tutored on math because it is such a big challenge to me. To this day. Sam is still the only person I feel comfortable with teaching me math. At the end of our intensive SAT tutoring sessions, I was able to score in the 2000 range. After the SATs, Sam also helped me with college application. He was super helpful and is the reason why I am able to apply to so many different universities. He is also the reason why I am able to study at one of my top choices. As a college app consultant, not only did Sam help me with grammar and brainstorming, he was also super organized and kept me on top of my applications. As a current sophomore in university. I think back often to my application days, and realized I really could not have gone through the process without him.
Aside from being my SAT tutor, college consultant, Sam is also a friend. Which in my opinion, is quite Unusual, as I don't see my friends becoming friends with their tutors. Even now in university. I still talk to Sam and he is still there for me to give me amazing advices. To be honest, before coming to university, I was stressed about college and life, Sam gave me one of the best advice that I still reflect on to this day.
Sam is truly an amazing person. Not only is he a professional and truly knows what he is doing. he is a true friend as well. Anyone who works with Sam will see this from the very beginning. Take it from me, if you're worried about SATs or College application, there is no one who can help you more than Sam Cooper.
12 Hours = 5 Points Improvement
Sam tutored my daughter on ACT prep. Prior to going to Sam, my daughter took an expensive 12-week group class that did not improve her score at all. After tutoring with Sam for only 5 weeks (12 hours total time), my daughter's score went up by 5 points (a very significant improvement in such a short period of time.) Sam provided valuable feedback after each session that allowed to better understand her strengths and weaknesses. I highly recommend Sam to anyone looking to improve standardized test score.
Sam is undoubtedly a fabulous teacher. Also, he has great temper and attitude in education. I really had enjoyed the summer classes.
--Henry Chen, IBSH
Mr. Sam is a good teacher! He has an ear for the students and never ceases to annoy us with suggestions and tips. Also, he is vegetarian, thus having a smaller carbon footprint (and is more environmentally friendly!!!).
--Albert Chang, IBSH
Sam is a teacher who is straightforward and doesn't hesitate to help you if you ever have any questions. This summer, I learned a lot from his classes and I am sure that any student who takes Sam's classes will not only gain an immense amount of knowledge but also enjoy him/herself while doing so
--Justin Chou, IBSH