“If you love what you do, you never have to work a day in your life.”
That was one of my grandfather’s favorite sayings and, to this day, it rings true for me.
I always knew I wanted to teach, but it took a while to discover exactly how that would play out in my life. I received my Masters degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and immediately landed a teaching job, but by the end of that first year, I knew the traditional classroom environment wasn’t for me.
I decided to stretch my horizons and look for that proverbial job-that-doesn’t-feel-like-work. I worked at a nonprofit. I sold IT. I waited tables. I installed HVAC. None of them were the right career choice for me, but along the way, I gained problem-solving strategies and learned the value of customer service.
Then, in 2002, I had an epiphany. As an Ivy League grad, I’ve always passionately believed that students should never be held back from the college of their dreams because of their standardized test scores. That was the inspiration behind Ivy Masters Learning Center. I dropped $100 in a bank account, registered the company name, and have never looked back.
Ivy Masters was founded on the belief that solid SAT and ACT scores set a student on a trajectory for the right school — which can lead to the right major, and eventually the right job. Our talented team offers online and in-person instruction to help students build confidence, learn effective testing strategies, and improve their test scores. Visit our Services page to learn more about what we offer and how we can prepare your child for the next step in their education.
Our trusted services have attracted many students not only from Old Bridge, Manalapan, Marlboro, Freehold, and Monroe but also from throughout New Jersey. Our staff is dedicated to providing targeted instruction, ongoing, intensive learning, cutting-edge methods, and unparalleled expertise.