Meet The Team

We’re here for every step of your journey

Aegis Advisors is committed to making an impact in the lives of students and families. We have a 10-year track record of working with families across Asia to provide support and guidance through the entire educational lifespan. Our team of committed advisors, experienced tutors, and dedicated coaches work in tandem with clients to help them realise their potential.

Our core team

Dan

Dan

US Advisor

Columbia, UCL

Dan’s Story

Dan received his Juris Doctor from Columbia Law School as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Master of Laws with Distinction in International Banking and Finance from University College London. He also graduated magna cum laude a year early from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, Religion and Neuroscience.

Dan was formerly an active member of the Columbia Alumni Representative Committee and interviewed candidates for admissions. He has over a decade of experience helping students get accepted at top boarding schools, as well as undergraduate and graduate programs at the Ivy League and equivalent level.

Cindy

Cindy

US Advisor & Athletic Recruitment

Princeton, HKIS

Cindy’s Story

Cindy graduated from Princeton University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in History and East Asian Studies. She was also a letter-winner on Princeton's NCAA Division I Varsity Tennis Team. Cindy was formerly an active member of the Princeton Alumni Representative Committee and interviewed students for admissions.

Prior to Princeton, Cindy attended Hong Kong International School and was a top player on the Hong Kong National Tennis Team. She has over ten years of experience in U.S. boarding school and undergraduate admissions, and also has expertise in student athlete recruitment.

Lucy

Lucy

UK Advisor & International School Specialist

LSE, Benenden

Lucy’s Story

Lucy graduated with Honours from the London School of Economics (LSE) with a degree in Government and Economics and a Master of Science with Distinction in Analysis Design & Management of Information Systems. Prior to attending LSE, Lucy studied at Benenden School in Kent. Lucy specializes in U.K. admissions for boarding schools and universities. She is also an expert in international school admissions in Hong Kong.

Bon

Bon

US Advisor & Tutor

Brown, Dartmouth

Bon’s Story

Bon is a graduate from the Brown-Dartmouth M.D. Program and was a medical researcher at UCLA. He graduated summa cum laude from UCLA where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and was inducted into the honor societies Theta Alpha Kappa and Phi Beta Kappa.

He has helped many students get into their top choice U.S. boarding schools and universities. He also tutors mathematics, chemistry, biology, English, and standardized exams, such as the SSAT, SAT and ACT.

Marcie

Marcie

US Advisor & Tutor

Harvard

Marcie’s Story

Marcie graduated cum laude from Harvard University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and East Asian Studies, and was captain of the Harvard Women’s Varsity Golf Team. Prior to joining Aegis, Marcie was an active member of the Harvard Club of Southern California and interviewed prospective students for admissions. She is experienced in helping students with the U.S. boarding school and college application processes and also tutors them on various subjects and exams, including SSAT, SAT, English and a range of humanities subjects.

Max

Max

US & UK Advisor & Tutor

University of Edinburgh

Max's Story

Max attended the University of Edinburgh, where he received his Master of Arts in Psychology and Linguistics with First Class Honours. Before university, Max attended school in America, taking the full range of APs & the SAT exam. Prior to working at Aegis, Max has taught students from a wide range of levels and institutions across Hong Kong and China. He has over four years of experience teaching subjects ranging from English to social sciences and standardised tests. Besides for his teaching work, Max is an avid musician, having played guitar, bass, and drums for over a decade.

 

Risa

Risa

US Advisor & Tutor

Duke

Risa's Story

Risa graduated from Duke University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Global Health, a focus study in Global Education Development, and a minor in Turkish Language and Culture. Prior to her university studies, she attended an IB high school in her hometown of Seattle. At Duke, she was a Bass Connections Education and Human Development Research Scholar.

Risa specializes in advising students for US university and boarding school admissions. Risa is TEFL-certified and tutors a wide range of IB subjects including TOK and EE. She also works with students on English, SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, SCAT and MAP preparation.

Tom

Tom

UK Medical School Advisor

UCL, Warwick

Tom’s Story

Tom studied medicine at the University of Warwick's graduate-entry programme. He graduated from University College London (UCL) with a degree in Physiology & Pharmacology. Tom received the highest mark on his laboratory-based dissertation in cardiovascular disease.

Prior to Warwick, Tom worked for four years with adolescents with mental health disorders on an inpatient unit, whilst also working as a research assistant with the University of Oxford. Tom has published one review article on cannabis use in adolescence, and a primary paper on brain developments in adolescents with schizophrenia. Tom advises for undergraduate and graduate level Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Physiology and Pharmacology related courses.

Gershom

Gershom

Tutor & Music Advisor

University of Toronto

Gershom’s Story

Gershom was awarded a full scholarship to the University of Toronto, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. Gershom is both a published composer and writer, and also holds an Associateship with the Royal Conservatory of Canada in Piano Performance with distinctions in music theory. He has many years of experience tutoring physics, mathematics, music theory and standardized exams such as the SSAT, SAT and ACT.

Jeremy

Jeremy

UK Advisor & Tutor

University of Cambridge, West Island School

Jeremy's Story

Jeremy graduated with first class honours from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Law (De Hume Prize, Elected Scholar 2017-18). While there, he was Vice President of 180 Degrees Consulting Cambridge, and was also involved in the UK’s largest student-run think-tank. Prior to Cambridge, he attended West Island School in Hong Kong, where he attained an IB score of 44. Jeremy specialises in a range of law and humanities-related UK university advisory work and also tutors IB English Literature, History and Economics.

Melinda

Melinda

Art, Design & Fashion Advisor

Central Saint Martins

Melinda’s Story

Melinda graduated from Central Saint Martins with a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Marketing. She is also a graduate of the King George V School in Hong Kong. Melinda has extensive experience working in various fashion houses and retail companies, including Lane Crawford, Raf Simons and Agatha Paris, and is currently working on the launch of her own swimwear brand in Asia.

She enjoys helping students who aspire to pursue their education and careers in art, design and fashion, by working closely with them through the unique application process and helping them develop strong portfolios.

Aaron

Aaron

Tutor

Cornell, Rochester

Aaron's Story

Aaron received his Master of Engineering in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from University of Rochester. He has worked in the technology sector for many years and been involved in development roles for many tech projects. He specializes in teaching computer science and programming at Aegis.

Hayley

Hayley

Tutor

Imperial, Badminton

Hayley’s Story

Hayley received a First-Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London. Prior to that, she attended Badminton School, a top boarding school in the U.K.

Hayley achieved A*s in both Maths and Further Maths, and an A in Physics and Economics at A-Levels. Hayley is passionate in working with students and enjoys tutoring them in maths, economics and physics.

Michael

Michael

Tutor

UCLA

Michael's Story

Michael graduated (Cum laude) from the University of California, Los Angeles with a degree in History and Asian Languages (Mandarin). Michael specialises in teaching SAT, SSAT, ACT, history and politics.

Mildred

Mildred

Tutor

Imperial, Roedean

Mildred's Story

Mildred graduated with Honours from Imperial College London with a degree in Chemistry and is completing her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at University of Cambridge, specialising in Secondary Science. Currently, she is pursuing a M.A. in Child and Family Education at the Education University of Hong Kong.

Prior to attending university, she attended Maryknoll Convent School and Roedean School, a boarding school in England, and achieved A*/A on 12 GCSE subjects and 4 A-Level subjects. She won the Silver Award for the U.K. Senior Mathematical Challenge and the Cambridge Chemistry Challenge. Mildred enjoys working with students and tutoring them in maths and science.

Santhia

Santhia

Tutor

University of Western Australia

Santhia’s Story

Santhia graduated from the University of Western Australia, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Anatomical Sciences and also a Graduate Diploma of Education, with a focus on secondary and special needs education. Santhia enjoys working with students of all ages and tutors them on a range of subjects including English, mathematics, biology, and chemistry. She also helps students prepare for standardized exams such as the SSAT, SAT, ACT and the Common Entrance.

Yuka

Yuka

Tutor

The University of Hong Kong

Yuka's Story

Yuka has over four years of experience teaching English and Maths to both local and international school students in Hong Kong. She also has extensive experience working with students on IGCSE, A-Level and IB English, Business Studies and French, and prepares students for SCAT, MAP, ISEE and SSAT. Yuka graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Comparative Literature, and completed the IGCSEs and A-Levels in high school.

Louis

Louis

Tutor

UC Berkeley

Louis’ Story

Louis earned his A.B. in Social Sciences from the University of California at Berkeley and J.D. from Hastings School of Law, University of California. He has over 30 years of experience teaching at the secondary and tertiary levels in subjects ranging from English to social sciences and law.

Cora

Cora

Parent Advisor & Family Coach

University of British Columbia

Cora’s Story

Cora is a pioneer in marriage, parent, child, and family coaching, and has worked with hundreds of families for over 10 years. A coach, speaker, trainer and parent of two teenagers herself, Cora strives to foster understanding by bridging generational and cultural gaps, and makes difficult and sensitive topics accessible to any audience.

Cora holds two degrees from the University of British Columbia and is a Professional Board Certified Life Coach. She has spoken at and worked with families in a number of international and local schools, and also corporates, in Hong Kong.

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