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Ms. Hien Dao

Ms. Hien Dao

CEO

Columbia University 1998, Harvard University 2005

As the CEO of Golden Path Academics, Ms Dao’s role is to inspire and lead the company by developing strategy and driving execution. With 15 years of experience spanning education, finance, and operations, Ms. Dao was most recently a Senior Consultant at UPD Consulting, where she specialized in helping state education agencies implement effective management reforms. Prior, she was a policy advisor in Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s administration, where she served on the Department of Finance’s leadership team and was responsible for major initiatives, notably the agency’s turnaround in 2007-09 and New York City’s $1 billion revenue generation program in 2010. Ms. Dao graduated at the top of her class from the Vietnam National University. She later earned graduate degrees from Columbia University and Harvard University.

Ms. Dao is a member of the Alumni Board of Directors for the Harvard Kennedy School. She is also an active member of the Harvard alumni community in

Ms. Hien Nguyen

Ms. Hien Nguyen

Essay coach

Mount Holyoke College 2010, National University of Singapore 2013

  • Sarah Williston Scholar (given to the top 15% of the graduating class), Bachelor of International Relation, Mount Holyoke College
  • Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy Graduate Scholarship (awarded for academic excellence), Master of the Public policy, National University Singapore
  • Project Team Member, UN Women
Ms. Linh Phan

Ms. Linh Phan

Essay coach

Master of Education, Southern Oregon University, 2014

  • Full Scholarship - Master of Education, International Education, 2014; B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing, Southern Oregon University, 2014; ASEAN Scholarship, Singapore 2005-2009
  • Experience of teaching English Literature, Mathematics and English in United State, Korea, Dominican Republic...
  • Uni-Italia Education Specialist, Embassy of Italy in Vietnam; Marketing Specialist, Haimark Ltd. Made-Partner in 2013. 
Ms. Catherine Leary

Ms. Catherine Leary

Essay coach

Living in USA

  • Former admission officers of boarding schools, therefore, having dense network links to boarding schools in the U.S
  • More than 20 years of experience in admission at Buckingham Browne & Nichols in Cambridge, MA and Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh, NC
  • Many years of consulting with the placement rate of 100%
  • Teaching experience at The Chestnut Hill School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols MA và Duke University
Ms. Huong Tran

Ms. Huong Tran

Essay coach

Truman State University 2014

  • Bachelor of Arts in Communication, Truman State University, 2014
  • Years of experience in journalism and PR field
  • Years of experience in counseling and teaching TOEFL and IELTS in Vietnam.
Ms. Iryna Shuvalova

Ms. Iryna Shuvalova

Essay coach

Dartmouth College 2014

  • MA in Comparative Literature from ​​Dartmouth College on a Fulbright scholarship
  • Over 5 years with a leading Eastern European admissions company; 200+ clients admitted to Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge and other top schools on four continents
  • A critically acclaimed writer and translator
Mr. Trung Tran

Mr. Trung Tran

Essay coach

Northeastern University 2014 / Goucher College 2011

  • Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Arts in Economics - Goucher College 
  • Full scholarship, Master of Arts in Economics - Northeastern University
  • Experiences working in U.S. university and international education counseling centre.
Mr. Quynh Nguyen

Mr. Quynh Nguyen

Essay coach

College of St. Benedict/St. John's University 2010

  • Full scholarship, B.A. in Finance & Psychology - College of St. Benedict
  • Many years of experience in teaching English writing
  • Photographer,The Griffin Newspaper, N.Y., U.S.
Tu Nguyen

Tu Nguyen

Essay coach

Randolph College 2015, Johns Hopkins University 2020

  •  Valedictorian, Bachelor of Science with Honors in Economics, Mathematics, and Physics – Randolph  College
  • Full Scholarship, Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics and Statistics – Johns Hopkins University
  • Years of experience in counseling and teaching SAT, natural science, and economics
Ms. Ly Nguyen

Ms. Ly Nguyen

Essay coach

State University of New York 2010, University of Maryland at College Park, 2012

  • Scholarship for bachelor in communication and international relations, State University of New York at Brockport, 2010, graduated with summa cum laude distinction
  • Full graduate assistantship for Master's in public policy, University of Maryland at College Park, 2012.
  • Communication and reporting, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in Viet Nam; various consultancies for development agencies; and experience teaching GRE and yoga since 2012
Ms. MinhAn Nguyen

Ms. MinhAn Nguyen

Essay coach

University of California, Davis 2013

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, University of California, Davis 2013
  • Participated in study abroad programs: International Christian University, Japan 2012 & American Cairo University, Egypt 2013
  • International Scholar Advisor, University of California, Berkeley
Mr. Tuan Nguyen

Mr. Tuan Nguyen

Essay coach

University of New Hampshire 2014, Northeastern University 2020

  • Presidential Scholarship, Bachelor (Honors) of Arts in Economics and International Affairs, University of New Hampshire.
  • Most outstanding Economics student award for incoming senior student.
  • Full Scholarship, Ph.D in Economics, Northeastern University.
  • Experience in economics research, social activity and teaching in U.S. university.
Ms. Hien Nguyen

Ms. Hien Nguyen

Essay coach

London Metropolitan University 2011

  • Full scholarship – Master of Arts in International Business and Sustainability, London Metropolitan University in the UK.
  • Four-year experience living in Europe, including two-year experience working in sustainable development in fashion industry, Burberry Ltd., headquartered in the UK.
  • Many years of experience in organising social activities, training and facilitating youth groups in non-governmental organisations in Vietnam, Japan, and Romania.
  • Experiences in teaching general English and IELTS in well-established centers such as RockIt, RES, The LifeSchool Hanoi.
Mr. Kirk Leigh

Mr. Kirk Leigh

Essay coach

University of Pennsylvania 2013

  • Recipient of the Donald T. Sheehan International Fellowship of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Experienced Journalist and Editor; reported from New York, Washington, Berlin and Singapore
  • Did PR and Investor Relations Consulting for big Brands including British Airways, NOKIA, LG Electronics
Mr. Sabeeh Jameel

Mr. Sabeeh Jameel

Essay coach

New York University 2014, Hertie School of Governance 2016, Columbia University 2016

  • Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude with highest honors in History, New York University, 2014
  • International MPP/MPA dual degree, Hertie School of Governance & Columbia University, 2016
  • Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholar, 2012.
  • Honors thesis on Muslim-Jewish relations awarded NYU Phi Beta Kappa Prize for highest achievement in undergraduate research.

 

Ms. Julia Gardner

Ms. Julia Gardner

Essay coach

Fairfield University 2005, Columbia University 2013

  • More than a decade of experience working with global leaders in Asia, North America, and Europe on economics, foreign policy, and next-generation leadership development
  • Experiences working at the Korea Economic Institute in Washington DC, with the team of Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz at Columbia Business School
  • Directing at the Pacific Forum CSIS Young Leaders Program in Honolulu, HI
Ms. Amanda Gay

Ms. Amanda Gay

Essay coach

University of Georgia

  • Former nonprofit program manager in Washington, DC
  • Experience in fundraising and financial aid at large US universities (University of Georgia and The University of Miami-FL)
  • 30+ years of classical ballet training and performing
  • Experienced ESL teacher currently living in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ms. Alison Humes

Ms. Alison Humes

Essay coach

Harvard College, 1977

  • Commissioning editor at major U.S. magazines for more than twenty years, including Condé Nast Traveler, The Atlantic, and Vogue
  • Concept and structural development, line editing, and polishing the work of writers at all levels, including top international authors and journalists
  • Published writer, reporter, researcher
  • Studied anthropology, language, history and literature
Ms. Anna Le

Ms. Anna Le

Essay coach

New York University, 2014; Johns Hopkins University, 2016

  • Experienced with working as a public school literature teaching in Baltimore City, concurrently earning her Masters in Educational Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Professional experience focuses on working with under-served and minority populations, recruitment, and curriculum development.
  • Bachelor of Art in Politics from New York University.
Christer Tran

Christer Tran

Essay coach

Stockholm University 2012

  • Computer Science degree from KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Economics degree from Stockholm University
  • Travelled and lived in over 20 countries, fluent in English, Swedish and Hokkien (Taiwanese)
  • Extensive experience in teaching Critical Thinking and Public Speaking
Paul Schilling

Paul Schilling

Essay coach

Grinnell College, US (1993); University of Exeter, UK (2015)

  • MA in Creative Writing from the University of Exeter, UK (2015)
  • BA in History from Grinnell College, US (1993)
  • Taught ESL in China for nine years, five of them at Nanjing University, China
  • Experience in teaching essay writing, debate skills, and applications for college in the West. 
Duc Nhu

Duc Nhu

Essay coach

St John's University 2015

  • Bachelor of Science in Risk Management and Insurance, St John's University (2015)
  • Years of experience in counseling high school students at The Olympia Schools, Hanoi
  • Experienced in IELTS and SAT tutoring
  • Currently living and working in New Jersey, USA
Ms. Duong Do

Ms. Duong Do

Essay coach

Mount Holyoke College 2009, Sciences Po 2014

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, Mount Holyoke College
  • Master of Public Affairs, Paris Institute of Political Studies
  • Recipient of several scholarships from American and European universities, e.g. merit-based and need-based financial aids, Eramus Mundus, etc.
  • Currently working in the education sector
Lan Pham

Lan Pham

Essay coach

University of Central Oklahoma, 2014

  • Magna Cum Laude, Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK
  • Recipient of several merit-based and need-based scholarships from UCO Foundations. 
  • Many years of experience in education sector, e.g. tutoring English and a few college level Social Studies courses.
Ms. Le Hoang

Ms. Le Hoang

Essay Coach

McDaniel College 2014, University of Illinois 2016

  • Full Scholarship, Bachelor of Business Administration, McDaniel College
  • Master of Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Currently working in advisory
  • Years of experience in tutoring English, Math, and Economics subjects.
Jessica Porter

Jessica Porter

Essay Coach

UC Santa Barbara 2007, University of Southern California 2013

  • Master of Professional Writing, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, UC Santa Barbara
  • Years of experience in teaching English, especially Writing
  • Worked for 8 years as a literacy coordinator at Literacy Centers
Adrian Latortue

Adrian Latortue

Essay Coach

Yale University 2010

  • Yale University, Bachelor of Architecture, 2010
  • Freshman Counselor, Yale College Dean’s Office, New Haven, Connecticut 2009 – 2010
  • Fulbright Scholar, University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2010 - 2011
  • Years of working in E-commerce and Technology in Vietnam as Business Development Associate at Zalora, Managing Director at EasyTaxi and an International Launcher at Uber in Southeast Asia.