ABOUT US

MEK Review

Overview

MEK Review is a leading private learning academy dedicated to transforming students into top performers. For over 20 years, 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, our highly customizable labs, group classes, tutoring, and exam preparation programs are ready to help you succeed. We can’t wait to help you achieve your academic goals and change your future!

OUR PHILOSOPHY
OUR PHILOSOPHY

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

MEK PRINCIPLE
MEK PRINCIPLE

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

KEY OF SUCCESS
KEY OF 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

Michelle Sinno

Chief Mentor of Teachers

Katie Weisman

Marketing Manager, English Teacher

Mindy Kim

Payroll and Human Resources Manager

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!”

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.”

Katie is the brain behind MEK promotions, marketing, and programming. Her compassion for students and learning allows her to accurately pinpoint student needs as they are needed. She is also an English teacher for College Test Prep and H.S. Test Prep. Her passion for teaching, in-depth knowledge of test content, and use of our systematic approach to test preparation helps her guide students to high test scores and strong writing skills.

“I love working at MEK because whether we are teaching a student one-on-one or in a group class, every student is cared for as an individual. I believe in my students and helping them to unlock their potential is extremely rewarding.”

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

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!”

Michelle Sinno

Chief Mentor of Teachers

Katie Weisman

Marketing Manager, English Teacher

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.”

Katie is the brain behind MEK promotions, marketing, and programming. Her compassion for students and learning allows her to accurately pinpoint student needs as they are needed. She is also an English teacher for College Test Prep and H.S. Test Prep. Her passion for teaching, in-depth knowledge of test content, and use of our systematic approach to test preparation helps her guide students to high test scores and strong writing skills.

“I love working at MEK because whether we are teaching a student one-on-one or in a group class, every student is cared for as an individual. I believe in my students and helping them to unlock their potential is extremely rewarding.”

Mindy Kim

Payroll and Human Resources Manager

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

EXAM PREP

Jane Kim

Administrative Coordinator of Exam Prep, Subject Prep, and H.S. Admissions Test Prep

Minji Kim

Administrative Coordinator of Tutoring

Tony Kim

Director of Exam Prep Math

Miami University, B.S.

Jane is a tireless Administrative Coordinator of the Exam Prep, Subject Prep, and High School Admissions Test Prep departments. She is driven by the mission to ensure that each student is well prepared for each class, each simulation test, and each official exam, and she uses that drive to support each student, parent, and teacher in all three departments.

As the Administrative Coordinator of Tutoring, Minji individually takes care of each and every student who works one-on-one with a teacher at MEK. She is the spirit behind the School Support and Academic Enrichment tutoring departments, devoted to the educational journey of each student she comes across.

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.

Pranav Gupta

Director of High School Admissions Test Prep & Subject Prep

Rachel Erwin

Director of Exam Prep English, Head of Training & Development

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.

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.

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 SAT Chemistry.

Jane Kim

Administrative Coordinator of Exam Prep, Subject Prep, and H.S. Admissions Test Prep

Minji Kim

Administrative Coordinator of Tutoring

Miami University, B.S.

Jane is a tireless Administrative Coordinator of the Exam Prep, Subject Prep, and High School Admissions Test Prep departments. She is driven by the mission to ensure that each student is well prepared for each class, each simulation test, and each official exam, and she uses that drive to support each student, parent, and teacher in all three departments.

As the Administrative Coordinator of Tutoring, Minji individually takes care of each and every student who works one-on-one with a teacher at MEK. She is the spirit behind the School Support and Academic Enrichment tutoring departments, devoted to the educational journey of each student she comes across.

Tony Kim

Director of Exam Prep Math

Pranav Gupta

Director of High School Admissions Test Prep & Subject 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.

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.

Rachel Erwin

Director of Exam Prep English, Head of Training & Development

Nicholas Lang

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

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.

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 SAT Chemistry.

TEACHERS

Alice Choi

College Essay Coach

Anatoliy Alkhazov

English Teacher

Anthony Chae

Math Teacher

Ashley Dorian

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Chris Cullen

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

University of California Berkeley, B.A.

Alice is an English Instructor, primarily for the College Application Essays. She spreads her love for the English language to her students, teaching them skills to use for not only their college applications, but for years and years after. The combination of her bright personality and compassionate approach makes students enjoy their time working with her.

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.

Rutgers University, B.S.

Anthony is a dedicated MLC Math teacher. He brings his passion for math to his classes, inspiring young students to strive for math success in the classroom and beyond. Students enjoy classes with Anthony for his humor and compassion.

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.

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

Jessica Conlon

Math Teacher

Jonathan Ilagan

Math & Science Teacher

Jose Beltre

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.

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.

Jonathan is a math and science teacher, teaching students through the MEK Learning Circles and School Support Tutoring Program. He approaches each student with a level of detail that does not let any concern go unaddressed.

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

Lauren Farfan

English Teacher

Mac Porter

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Malek Charchour

English 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.

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.

Matthew Lee

Math & Science Teacher

Max Brandt

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Nolen Riedel

English Teacher

Rebekah Shore

MATH TEACHER

Rohitash Chauhan

Math & Science Teacher

As a math and science tutor, Matthew teaches students in a one-on-one setting in the School Support and Academic Enrichment Tutoring Programs. His love for math and science is directly translated to his students as he teaches them to master difficult concepts.

Max is an English teacher, serving as both an English tutor and a college essay coach. As a high school English teacher, he brings his expertise of working with a variety of students to each tutoring and essay meeting.

Rutgers University, B.A.

Nolan is an MLC English and H.S. and College Test Prep teacher. His enthusiasm for English and passion for teaching allows him to help students reach new academic heights and reach their full potential as a student, a reader, and a writer.

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.

Rohitash is a math and science tutor. Through his one-on-one sessions with students, he shares his passion for the STEM fields, helping them apply passion into their learning for a higher degree of understanding.

Rudy Tresvalles

Math Teacher

Sarah Michaels

Biology Teacher

Shawn Choi

English 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.

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.

Alice Choi

College Essay Coach

Anatoliy Alkhazov

English Teacher

University of California Berkeley, B.A.

Alice is an English Instructor, primarily for the College Application Essays. She spreads her love for the English language to her students, teaching them skills to use for not only their college applications, but for years and years after. The combination of her bright personality and compassionate approach makes students enjoy their time working with her.

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.

Anthony Chae

Math Teacher

Ashley Dorian

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Rutgers University, B.S.

Anthony is a dedicated MLC Math teacher. He brings his passion for math to his classes, inspiring young students to strive for math success in the classroom and beyond. Students enjoy classes with Anthony for his humor and compassion.

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.

Chris Cullen

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Elise Kim

MATH TEACHER

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

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.

Jonathan Ilagan

Math & Science Teacher

Jose Beltre

English Teacher

Jonathan is a math and science teacher, teaching students through the MEK Learning Circles and School Support Tutoring Program. He approaches each student with a level of detail that does not let any concern go unaddressed.

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

Matthew Lee

Math & Science 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.

As a math and science tutor, Matthew teaches students in a one-on-one setting in the School Support and Academic Enrichment Tutoring Programs. His love for math and science is directly translated to his students as he teaches them to master difficult concepts.

Max Brandt

English Teacher, College Essay Coach

Nolen Riedel

English Teacher

Max is an English teacher, serving as both an English tutor and a college essay coach. As a high school English teacher, he brings his expertise of working with a variety of students to each tutoring and essay meeting.

Rutgers University, B.A.

Nolan is an MLC English and H.S. and College Test Prep teacher. His enthusiasm for English and passion for teaching allows him to help students reach new academic heights and reach their full potential as a student, a reader, and a writer.

Rebekah Shore

MATH TEACHER

Rohitash Chauhan

Math & Science Teacher

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.

Rohitash is a math and science tutor. Through his one-on-one sessions with students, he shares his passion for the STEM fields, helping them apply passion into their learning for a higher degree of understanding.

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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