OVERVIEW

MEK Review is a leading private learning academy dedicated to transforming students into top performers. Since 1997, we have helped thousands of students begin an incredible success story with our programs.

 

Our students have gained admission to the best colleges in the country, earned top SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject scores, prepared for difficult H.S. admission tests, and became high achievers in the classroom.

 

With our proven frameworks for students, group classes, tutoring, exam preparation programs, and academic and admissions counseling, we are ready to help you succeed. We can’t wait to help you achieve your academic goals and change your future!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

With the right support and motivation, every student can achieve success.

MEK PRINCIPLE

Entry into top colleges and a successful future comes through hard work and expert guidance.

KEY TO SUCCESS

We approach each and every academic journey with persistence, care, and belief in our students.

Leadership

Gunn Ahn

Founder & Headmaster

Ann Ahn

Head Academic Counselor, Director of Academic Counseling Services

Mindy Kim

Payroll and Human Resources Manager

Michelle Sinno

Chief Mentor of Teachers

Gunn Ahn founded MEK Review in 1997. After successfully teaching thousands of students, he has developed a pedagogical program that focuses on instruction, immediate skill application and active reinforcement rather than just passive lecture and practice. His teaching philosophy influences every aspect of MEK and unfailingly produces amazing results.

At MEK Review, we believe that practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent. That’s why our programs and methods are uniquely designed to maximize improvement and guide our students to score higher, faster.”

Ann Ahn is the backbone and the spirit of MEK. Hundreds of families know her not just as an expert counselor that has helped their child succeed, but also as a friend. She works tirelessly with parents, students, and the MEK staff to make sure every child is individually cared for, progressing, and achieving their academic goals.

"It has been a pleasure over the past two decades to provide guidance and resources to students on their academic journeys to college. I will always support my students and help them to build confidence for life. Over the years, I have seen how crucial confidence is for student's to achieve success. But how do students gain confidence? We have so many ways to empower students, but ultimately they must be the ones to put in the effort. If a student will use all the resources and strategies we give them, they will be unstoppable!”

Mindy works with MEK staff and teachers to make sure that all operations are running smoothly. Her gentle composure combined with her attention to detail ensures that all processes, big and small, within MEK go their planned course.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow it belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X

Michelle initiated our elementary school English curriculum and College Essay program, and serves as a mentor for our teachers. For over 10 years, Michelle has led countless students to success in the College Test Prep and H.S. Test Prep programs. She helped create many of the standards for our English programs and still oversees and reinforces those programs today.

“We are only as good as the best effort and hope we give every child every day. If I can teach a child to live vicariously through a book, I have done my job.”

Gunn Ahn

Founder & Headmaster

Ann Ahn

Head Academic Counselor, Director of Academic Counseling Services

Gunn Ahn founded MEK Review in 1997. After successfully teaching thousands of students, he has developed a pedagogical program that focuses on instruction, immediate skill application and active reinforcement rather than just passive lecture and practice. His teaching philosophy influences every aspect of MEK and unfailingly produces amazing results.

At MEK Review, we believe that practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent. That’s why our programs and methods are uniquely designed to maximize improvement and guide our students to score higher, faster.”

Ann Ahn is the backbone and the spirit of MEK. Hundreds of families know her not just as an expert counselor that has helped their child succeed, but also as a friend. She works tirelessly with parents, students, and the MEK staff to make sure every child is individually cared for, progressing, and achieving their academic goals.

"It has been a pleasure over the past two decades to provide guidance and resources to students on their academic journeys to college. I will always support my students and help them to build confidence for life. Over the years, I have seen how crucial confidence is for student's to achieve success. But how do students gain confidence? We have so many ways to empower students, but ultimately they must be the ones to put in the effort. If a student will use all the resources and strategies we give them, they will be unstoppable!”

Mindy Kim

Payroll and Human Resources Manager

Michelle Sinno

Chief Mentor of Teachers

Mindy works with MEK staff and teachers to make sure that all operations are running smoothly. Her gentle composure combined with her attention to detail ensures that all processes, big and small, within MEK go their planned course.

“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow it belongs to those who prepare for it today.” - Malcolm X

Michelle initiated our elementary school English curriculum and College Essay program, and serves as a mentor for our teachers. For over 10 years, Michelle has led countless students to success in the College Test Prep and H.S. Test Prep programs. She helped create many of the standards for our English programs and still oversees and reinforces those programs today.

“We are only as good as the best effort and hope we give every child every day. If I can teach a child to live vicariously through a book, I have done my job.”

OPERATIONS

Travis Park

Director of Operations, Marketing Manager

Minjae Park

Systems Engineer, Math & Science Teacher

Gabi Choi

Engineering Assistant

Travis creates innovative and effective solutions for students, teachers and parents to ensure that MEK is always cutting edge in test preparation and academic enrichment. He works with parents and leadership to ensure that students are learning in a fun and challenging environment and parents are well-informed of their child’s progress.

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” - Aristotle

Drexel University, B.S. | As a Math & Science Teacher, Minjae works primarily with the Tutoring department. He is a student favorite, with his effective and engaging teaching strategies. He is also our Systems Engineer, making sure that all software and hardware is working properly and up to date so teachers can teach without a hitch.

University of California Berkeley, B.A. | Gabi facilitates the management of all systems and technology involved in MEK classes and operations. She provides students, parents, teachers, and administrators with the necessary technical support to ensure that all operations and learning can happen without distractions or interruptions. Her methods and approach are driven by her positive energy and passion for educational technology.

Travis Park

Director of Operations, Marketing Manager

Minjae Park

Systems Engineer, Math & Science Teacher

Travis creates innovative and effective solutions for students, teachers and parents to ensure that MEK is always cutting edge in test preparation and academic enrichment. He works with parents and leadership to ensure that students are learning in a fun and challenging environment and parents are well-informed of their child’s progress.

“The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” - Aristotle

Drexel University, B.S. | As a Math & Science Teacher, Minjae works primarily with the Tutoring department. He is a student favorite, with his effective and engaging teaching strategies. He is also our Systems Engineer, making sure that all software and hardware is working properly and up to date so teachers can teach without a hitch.

Gabi Choi

Engineering Assistant

University of California Berkeley, B.A. | Gabi facilitates the management of all systems and technology involved in MEK classes and operations. She provides students, parents, teachers, and administrators with the necessary technical support to ensure that all operations and learning can happen without distractions or interruptions. Her methods and approach are driven by her positive energy and passion for educational technology.

ACADEMIC & ADMISSIONS COUNSELING

Jaehee Ahn

Assistant Director of Academic Counseling Services, Junior Marketing Manager

Alice Choi

Program Coordinator

University of California Berkeley, B.A. | Jaehee is a the Assistant Director of the Academic Counseling Services. She works to guide students to reach their college goals, providing counseling and constant guidance through every step of the way. She oversees all college counseling needs and coordinates with teachers and counselors to help students reach their potential.

"At MEK, we lead with compassion. Our ultimate goal is not to get you to the school of your dreams, but to give you the tools to excel there."

University of California Berkeley, B.A. | Alice manages the flow of the Academic Counseling Services, working with both 8th and 12th graders to make sure that their applications for private high schools and colleges portray the best possible image of the applicant. Alice ensures that the Academic and Admissions Counseling Department is operating smoothly. The combination of her bright personality and compassionate approach makes students enjoy their time working with her.

Jaehee Ahn

Assistant Director of Academic Counseling Services, Junior Marketing Manager

Alice Choi

Program Coordinator

University of California Berkeley, B.A. | Jaehee is a the Assistant Director of the Academic Counseling Services. She works to guide students to reach their college goals, providing counseling and constant guidance through every step of the way. She oversees all college counseling needs and coordinates with teachers and counselors to help students reach their potential.

"At MEK, we lead with compassion. Our ultimate goal is not to get you to the school of your dreams, but to give you the tools to excel there."

University of California Berkeley, B.A. | Alice manages the flow of the Academic Counseling Services, working with both 8th and 12th graders to make sure that their applications for private high schools and colleges portray the best possible image of the applicant. Alice ensures that the Academic and Admissions Counseling Department is operating smoothly. The combination of her bright personality and compassionate approach makes students enjoy their time working with her.

EXAM PREP

Tony Kim

Director of Exam Prep Math

Rachel Erwin

Director of Exam Prep English, Head of Training & Development

Pranav Gupta

Director of High School Admissions Test Prep & Subject Prep

Nicholas Lang

Assistant Director of Subject Prep, Coordinator of High School Admissions Test Prep

Rutgers University, B.S. | Tony is a leader on the Exam Prep team. He teaches math for College Test Prep and H.S. Test Prep and supervises and guides the Exam Prep staff to ensure student success. With a passion for teaching, Tony fosters strong relationships with his students and motivates them to achieve their goals.

University of Texas A&M, B.A. | Rachel is an influential leader on the Exam Prep team. She teaches College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, and College Application Essays. Within the English Department, she serves as a leader for the Exam Prep team, working diligently to ensure all students’ success. With her clear and systematic approach to teaching, she helps students make huge improvements.

Rutgers University, B.S. | Pranav is a devoted and enthusiastic teacher for all levels of math including College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep and competition math. Within the Math Department, he coordinates with Exam Prep staff to maximize the impact of test preparations on students. A student favorite, he inspires students to stay focused and reach their potential.

Stockton University, B.S. | Nick is an enthusiastic teacher devoted to helping students reach their academic goals and enjoying learning along the way. He teaches School Support math and science tutoring, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP Physics, and MAPC - Competition Math.

Tony Kim

Director of Exam Prep Math

Rachel Erwin

Director of Exam Prep English, Head of Training & Development

Rutgers University, B.S. | Tony is a leader on the Exam Prep team. He teaches math for College Test Prep and H.S. Test Prep and supervises and guides the Exam Prep staff to ensure student success. With a passion for teaching, Tony fosters strong relationships with his students and motivates them to achieve their goals.

University of Texas A&M, B.A. | Rachel is an influential leader on the Exam Prep team. She teaches College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, and College Application Essays. Within the English Department, she serves as a leader for the Exam Prep team, working diligently to ensure all students’ success. With her clear and systematic approach to teaching, she helps students make huge improvements.

Pranav Gupta

Director of High School Admissions Test Prep & Subject Prep

Nicholas Lang

Assistant Director of Subject Prep, Coordinator of High School Admissions Test Prep

Rutgers University, B.S. | Pranav is a devoted and enthusiastic teacher for all levels of math including College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep and competition math. Within the Math Department, he coordinates with Exam Prep staff to maximize the impact of test preparations on students. A student favorite, he inspires students to stay focused and reach their potential.

Stockton University, B.S. | Nick is an enthusiastic teacher devoted to helping students reach their academic goals and enjoying learning along the way. He teaches School Support math and science tutoring, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, AP Physics, and MAPC - Competition Math.

MEK LEARNING CIRCLES

Binal Patel

Director of MEK Learning Circles

Matt Olive

Assistant Director of MEK Learning Circles

Rutgers University, B.S.

Binal’s many years of experience with students of all levels and extensive knowledge of Common Core State Standards makes her a powerful MLC leader. Her firm but patient manner yields high results among her students and helps her to reinforce the integrity of our MLC program among other teachers.

New Jersey City University, B.S.

Matthew is an exceptional MLC leader and Math teacher. His love of math and ceaseless efforts to guide his students to top scores makes him a highly effective instructor for students of all ages. As Assistant Director of the MEK Learning Circles, he works to make sure that every student is well engaged and on the way to success.

Binal Patel

Director of MEK Learning Circles

Matt Olive

Assistant Director of MEK Learning Circles

Rutgers University, B.S.

Binal’s many years of experience with students of all levels and extensive knowledge of Common Core State Standards makes her a powerful MLC leader. Her firm but patient manner yields high results among her students and helps her to reinforce the integrity of our MLC program among other teachers.

New Jersey City University, B.S.

Matthew is an exceptional MLC leader and Math teacher. His love of math and ceaseless efforts to guide his students to top scores makes him a highly effective instructor for students of all ages. As Assistant Director of the MEK Learning Circles, he works to make sure that every student is well engaged and on the way to success.

TEACHERS

Aiden Kenny

Math Teacher

Ashley Dorian

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Anatoliy Alkhazov

English Teacher

Chris Cullen

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Elise Kim

MATH TEACHER

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. | Aiden is a passionate math teacher with a strong voice that motivates students to do their best in class. He teaches higher level math classes, such as AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Algebra II, and Geometry.

As a high school English teacher, Ashley brings ready classroom management skills and a strong rapport with students to MEK. However, she is also well-versed in MEK strategy for teaching College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, and College Application Essays.

Rutgers University, B.A.

Anatoliy is a dedicated MLC English teacher. As an elementary school teacher, he is excellent at creating a strong rapport with his students and bringing out their best abilities. His teaching skills matched with his proficiency in our MLC strategy helps him to turn students into strong, capable readers and writers.

Saint Peter’s University, B.A.

Chris has worked as a professional writer for 12 years and has applied invaluable real-life skills learned in the media and publishing industries to his work as a teacher. His easygoing demeanor, thoughtful nature, and strong passion for writing work in concert to help students gain a newfound appreciation for the written word.

Swarthmore College, B.A.

Elise Kim is warm and perceptive MLC Math teacher that knows how to pinpoint students’ areas of strengths and weaknesses to provide the best support for creating strong mathematicians. As someone currently applying to dentist school, she shows student’s firsthand how math does matter in the real world and how proficiency in math can open doors to their future.

Iulia Boboc

English Teacher

Jessica Conlon

Math Teacher

Jose Beltre

English Teacher

Katherine Kim

English Teacher

Kourtney Eskins

Math & Science Teacher

Boston College, B.A.

Iulia is a skilled English teacher who teaches College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, School Support Tutoring, and the MEK English Learning Circles. She is gentle but strong in her approach to teaching, making her a valuable addition to the MEK teaching team.

Rutgers University, B.A.

Jessica is a dedicated MLC Math teacher whose passion for mathematics, physics, and teaching helps her give students the tools they need to succeed long-term, both inside and outside the classroom. She teaches students advanced problem-solving skills, higher critical reasoning, and strong study habits.

The College of New Jersey, B.A.

Jose is one of our dedicated MLC English teachers. As a middle school history teacher, he is skilled in connecting and communicating with students and is effective at applying the MLC program to mold students into efficient and capable writers.

Rutgers University, B.A.

Katherine is an MLC English teacher. Her hard work ethic and attention to detail ensure that her students become advanced readers and writers. With a passion for helping others, Kathy builds strong rewarding relationships with all of her students.

Kourtney is a math and science teacher for both the Exam Prep and Tutoring departments. Her passionate and compassionate approach to teaching ensures that students are leaving each class with a higher level of understanding than when they entered it.

Lauren Farfan

English Teacher

Mac Porter

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Malek Charchour

English Teacher

Rebekah Shore

MATH TEACHER

Rudy Tresvalles

Math Teacher

English Teacher Lauren is a dedicated MLC English teacher. She brings a level of warmth and compassion to each class to make sure that each student is included and engaged in the class. She helps each student become a skilled writer, reader, and speaker.

Cornell University, B.S.

Mac Porter serves as a English instructor for College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, and College Application Essays. He teaches students effective methods for excelling on the reading and writing sections of standardized tests. He also helps students become advanced and excellent writers.

Hartwick College, B.A. Malek is a passionate, energetic, and meticulous MLC English teacher. He focuses on building strong connections with his students that help them progress at a pace that is both comfortable and effective, so they can become outstanding readers and writers.

Rebekah is one of our devoted MLC Math teachers. As a school teacher, Rebekah knows how to create strong connections with her students and motivate them to try their hardest. Her caring and compassionate nature allows her to develop a lasting rapport with students. This coupled with her knowledge of our MLC program allows her to guide students to becoming top performers in math.

The College of New Jersey, B.S.

Rudy is a dedicated MLC Math teacher. He works closely with students to strengthen their problem-solving skills and deepen their understanding of mathematical topics. His positive attitude and close relationship with his students make him a highly effective and caring educator.

Sarah Michaels

Biology Teacher

Shawn Choi

English Teacher

Sarah is a biology teacher, with expertise in all biology topics. Her experience with teaching in a public high school allows her to not only build a strong rapport with students, but also pinpoint essential classroom habits and skills that students need to master.

As an English teacher in the College Test Prep, H.S. Admissions Test Prep, Subject Prep, and Tutoring departments, Shawn teaches students of all ages to quickly and efficiently master concepts and skills. His quirky nature not only helps students understand and remember concepts, but also makes him a student favorite.

Aiden Kenny

Math Teacher

Ashley Dorian

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Franklin & Marshall College, B.A. | Aiden is a passionate math teacher with a strong voice that motivates students to do their best in class. He teaches higher level math classes, such as AP Calculus, AP Statistics, Algebra II, and Geometry.

As a high school English teacher, Ashley brings ready classroom management skills and a strong rapport with students to MEK. However, she is also well-versed in MEK strategy for teaching College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, and College Application Essays.

Anatoliy Alkhazov

English Teacher

Chris Cullen

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Rutgers University, B.A.

Anatoliy is a dedicated MLC English teacher. As an elementary school teacher, he is excellent at creating a strong rapport with his students and bringing out their best abilities. His teaching skills matched with his proficiency in our MLC strategy helps him to turn students into strong, capable readers and writers.

Saint Peter’s University, B.A.

Chris has worked as a professional writer for 12 years and has applied invaluable real-life skills learned in the media and publishing industries to his work as a teacher. His easygoing demeanor, thoughtful nature, and strong passion for writing work in concert to help students gain a newfound appreciation for the written word.

Elise Kim

MATH TEACHER

Iulia Boboc

English Teacher

Swarthmore College, B.A.

Elise Kim is warm and perceptive MLC Math teacher that knows how to pinpoint students’ areas of strengths and weaknesses to provide the best support for creating strong mathematicians. As someone currently applying to dentist school, she shows student’s firsthand how math does matter in the real world and how proficiency in math can open doors to their future.

Boston College, B.A.

Iulia is a skilled English teacher who teaches College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, School Support Tutoring, and the MEK English Learning Circles. She is gentle but strong in her approach to teaching, making her a valuable addition to the MEK teaching team.

Jessica Conlon

Math Teacher

Jose Beltre

English Teacher

Rutgers University, B.A.

Jessica is a dedicated MLC Math teacher whose passion for mathematics, physics, and teaching helps her give students the tools they need to succeed long-term, both inside and outside the classroom. She teaches students advanced problem-solving skills, higher critical reasoning, and strong study habits.

The College of New Jersey, B.A.

Jose is one of our dedicated MLC English teachers. As a middle school history teacher, he is skilled in connecting and communicating with students and is effective at applying the MLC program to mold students into efficient and capable writers.

Katherine Kim

English Teacher

Kourtney Eskins

Math & Science Teacher

Rutgers University, B.A.

Katherine is an MLC English teacher. Her hard work ethic and attention to detail ensure that her students become advanced readers and writers. With a passion for helping others, Kathy builds strong rewarding relationships with all of her students.

Kourtney is a math and science teacher for both the Exam Prep and Tutoring departments. Her passionate and compassionate approach to teaching ensures that students are leaving each class with a higher level of understanding than when they entered it.

Lauren Farfan

English Teacher

Mac Porter

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

English Teacher Lauren is a dedicated MLC English teacher. She brings a level of warmth and compassion to each class to make sure that each student is included and engaged in the class. She helps each student become a skilled writer, reader, and speaker.

Cornell University, B.S.

Mac Porter serves as a English instructor for College Test Prep, H.S. Test Prep, and College Application Essays. He teaches students effective methods for excelling on the reading and writing sections of standardized tests. He also helps students become advanced and excellent writers.

Malek Charchour

English Teacher

Rebekah Shore

MATH TEACHER

Hartwick College, B.A. Malek is a passionate, energetic, and meticulous MLC English teacher. He focuses on building strong connections with his students that help them progress at a pace that is both comfortable and effective, so they can become outstanding readers and writers.

Rebekah is one of our devoted MLC Math teachers. As a school teacher, Rebekah knows how to create strong connections with her students and motivate them to try their hardest. Her caring and compassionate nature allows her to develop a lasting rapport with students. This coupled with her knowledge of our MLC program allows her to guide students to becoming top performers in math.

Rudy Tresvalles

Math Teacher

Sarah Michaels

Biology Teacher

The College of New Jersey, B.S.

Rudy is a dedicated MLC Math teacher. He works closely with students to strengthen their problem-solving skills and deepen their understanding of mathematical topics. His positive attitude and close relationship with his students make him a highly effective and caring educator.

Sarah is a biology teacher, with expertise in all biology topics. Her experience with teaching in a public high school allows her to not only build a strong rapport with students, but also pinpoint essential classroom habits and skills that students need to master.

Shawn Choi

English Teacher

As an English teacher in the College Test Prep, H.S. Admissions Test Prep, Subject Prep, and Tutoring departments, Shawn teaches students of all ages to quickly and efficiently master concepts and skills. His quirky nature not only helps students understand and remember concepts, but also makes him a student favorite.

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