Evan Mullen, Principal and Founder:
Evan always had a knack for tests. He taught himself to take the SAT and SAT II subject tests in high school and four years later graduated summa cum laude from Yale University, in the top 5% of his class.
Prior to founding Ivy Entry, Evan tutored privately in the United States and France. He has extensive academic tutoring experience and has honed a system for guiding his students through standardized test preparation and the American admissions process.
Aimée hails from North Ayrshire, Scotland. She is a graduate of the University of Oxford. Although her degree is in academic music, she has always been passionate about the arts in general. She has an enduring love for English language and literature, and modern languages. Aimée, therefore, particularly enjoys tutoring such arts-based subjects. After detailed study in the final years of high school with an exceptionally inspirational teacher, her favorite book is, undoubtedly, the sonnets of Shakespeare. She also loves chocolate cake and long walks in the countryside.
Anouk is a Paris-based screenwriter and director and has loved tutoring students since high school. She is a graduate of Harvard University where she studied English literature and of Columbia University where she graduated with a MFA in Theater Directing. She is currently studying screenwriting at ESEC. Anouk likes teaching languages, history and literature but most especially enjoys developing students' critical thinking skills and helping them express their thoughts in a concise and rigorous way. Her passion is storytelling in all its forms, and she couldn't pick a favorite book if she had a gun to her head.
David grew up in Chicago and graduated from Northwestern University, where he majored in Chemistry. He spent three years working as researcher in an organic chemistry lab and moved to Paris to work for a pharmaceutical company. At Northwestern, he worked as a teaching assistant for general chemistry courses and has continued to provide tutoring to students in math, physics, chemistry, and English. One of his favorite books is Liar's Poker by Michael Lewis.
Eleanor is completing a Master’s degree in European Affairs at Sciences Po Paris, after obtaining a Bachelor in History from the University of Cambridge. She is half-Irish and half-Luxembourgish and spent her childhood in Belgium, the USA, and Austria. She tutors all subjects, specializing in languages and humanities. One of her favorite books is Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer – a hilarious yet deeply moving must-read for all!
Esmé is studying for a Master's degree in International Security at Sciences Po Paris, having graduated with a BA in Languages (French, Italian and Ukrainian) and Politics from the University of Cambridge, where she was twice awarded a scholarship for academic excellence by her college. She grew up trilingual between the UK, Corsica and Italy, achieving the highest mark in the UK in Pre-U French, and top grades in all other subjects (Latin, Spanish and History). Esmé has a strong interest in foreign cultures and the arts, particularly French literature.
Hassan is a PhD candidate in Finance and Accounting at Université Paris Dauphine. After receiving gold medals for his CIEs and before moving to France for his postgraduate studies, he made math and logic questions for a local organization that conducted standardized tests. Hassan has a passion for math and has been teaching it to his fellows and even seniors since grade six. He has extensive experience teaching not only math (all grades) but GMAT, GRE, and SAT as well. He also teaches financial and managerial accounting, corporate finance, and statistics. He loves board games (esp. scrabble), cooking, and travelling and The Reluctant Fundamentalist is one of his favorite reads.
Joshua hails from New Jersey, and holds a BA in French (with a minor in chemistry) from New York University. He also has an MA and PhD in French, and a graduate certificate in gender and sexuality studies, from Princeton University. Joshua completed his PhD thesis while serving as a visiting researcher at the École Normale Supérieure and Sciences Po Paris. His research has been published in Nottingham French Studies and Mosaic: An Interdisciplinary Critical Journal. His favorite book of all time is Les liaisons dangereuses.
Matt is a Canadian writer and tutor with a BA and MA in English literature. An experienced international teacher, he has taught in Canada, France, Nicaragua and China, and also served in the Canadian military for thirteen years where he drove a warship. Disciplined, structured, and professional: Matt is passionate about words and grammar and specializes in teaching writing (academic, creative, bureaucratic, etc.). He is a published writer, an author of two books, and an award-winning poet.
Maximilien grew up in London and is half French, half American. He currently studies Philosophy and Economics at the University of Chicago and is minoring in molecular engineering. To get back in touch with his French roots, he is pursuing his studies at Sciences Po in Paris this year. When he isn't working on his healthcare startup, Maximilien spends his free time tutoring. He has worked with students from a wide variety of ages and backgrounds, from elite high schoolers in London, to underprivileged children in the south side of Chicago. He specializes in teaching Math, Physics and English for the SAT, but also enjoys helping students bring out their creative side and craft a compelling narrative with their common app essays. His favorite book would have to depend on the genre, but one he would recommend to anyone is Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
Originally from Bologna, Italy, Nicolas grew up in New York, where he received his B.A. in Economics from the Macaulay Honors College at Hunter College, CUNY. Nicolas has also studied at the Université de Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne, where he specialized in economic history and international affairs, and HEC, where he studied international finance. Nicolas returned to Paris in 2017 after working in private equity in London. When he is not tutoring economics, he serves as the financial officer of a small (but rapidly growing!) Paris-based start-up. His favorite recent read has been Mikhail Bulgakov’s Heart of a Dog.
Born in New York City, raised in Boston and currently based in Paris, Nina has helped hundreds of students with their applications to top undergraduate and graduate school programs in the US and UK. She brings a diverse range of expertise to every project she takes on. After graduating from Yale University, she earned her PhD at the University of London, Royal Holloway, where she also served for four years as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance. An award-winning novelist and playwright, she is a member of the Reader’s Panel for the Royal National in Theatre in London, and the Colchester Theatre’s Mercury Weinberger Playwriting Prize. In addition to more than a decade of experience as a freelance editor and dramaturge, her background also includes executive recruiting in the private equity/hedge fund arena. She is dedicated to helping students realize their dreams by gaining admission to the school of their choice, and equally as passionate about helping them to become better writers. When not editing or writing, Nina is likely to be found at the theatre or roaming the Latin Quarter with her dog. One of Nina’s favorite books is Edith Wharton’s The Glimpses of the Moon.
Olivier grew up in the Netherlands, completed high school in Spain, and graduated cum laude with a BA in American Studies from Yale University in 2017. He is currently an intern at L’Oréal in order to complete his MSc in International Fashion and Luxury Management at the Institut Français de la Mode in Paris. Olivier has tutored a wide range of subjects since he was in high school. His interests lie at the intersection of sustainability, politics and visual, material, and popular culture. One of his favorite books is The Battle of Versailles by Robin Givhan.
Rachel is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and ended up in Paris via New York and London. She has a BA with honors in the History of Art and Architecture and Comparative Literature (French and English) from Brown University, a Master Recherche (mention bien) in Cinematographic Studies from the Unviersité de Paris VII, and a PhD in Film History from University College London. In her ten years of teaching, she has prepared hundreds of students from around the world for the SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, and many other tests. Rachel is also a writer, with a memoir published by Penguin/Random House, satire in Vanity Fair Hollywood, and numerous other publications. Her favorite book is The Secret History by Donna Tartt.
Concise and lively writing is what Ryan knows best. A professional journalist by day, Ryan specializes at Ivy Entry in teaching critical thinking skills, strengthening student's English-language writing ability, and helping them develop an articulate vocabulary. Ryan graduated with honors from the University of Southern California, with a degree in Journalism and a minor in French. He primarily tutors in English, history, current events, government & politics, and math. He loves the literary work of Albert Camus and says – even in English – his favorite book is The Stranger, better known as l’Étranger.
Tim was born in London and raised in Leicestershire. He attended comprehensive school and achieved the highest grades at both GCSE and A-level (9, 4A 1A respectively). He is a graduate of St. John's College, Oxford, where he studied Biological Sciences with a focus on evolutionary theory. Following graduation he held a research position at Harvard in the department of psychology. He has worked in Russia, China, and the US, and traveled widely. He is now pursuing a Masters in Public Policy from Sciences Po.
Tom is a graduate in Financial and Managerial Economics from HEC Paris business school. Over the last five years, he has tutored many different subjects, with a focus on Math and Economics. Raised in Paris by a British Mom and a French Dad, he's now pursuing a career in songwriting and film scoring. Tom’s favorite book is l’Étranger by Albert Camus.
Yasmine was born and raised in Morocco and attended Columbia University. There, she majored in film studies and pursued a minor in mathematics. She recently moved to Paris to pursue her love of film-making and earned a master's degree in political arts (SPEAP) from Sciences Po. Her interests lie at the intersection of the arts, natural sciences, political sciences, and social sciences. Over the course of her educational career, she has acquired extensive tutoring experience and tutors the SAT and GRE among other subjects. Yasmine’s best recent read is Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga.