Chisun has a Bachelor's degree in Medical Sociology from Boston University and a Master's degree in Public Health from Yale School of Public Health. Professionally, Chisun has spent 30 years as an executive in healthcare management and has served as a Regent for the American College of Healthcare Executives at a regional level, where she helped chapters across 14 states promote, advance, and integrate diversity and inclusion at the C-suite across healthcare organizations. Additionally, Chisun has served as VP of Operations for the U.S. Department of Defence and as a Director for the U.S. Navy.
When it comes to coaching, Chisun feels that it is a privilege to partner with students at this pivotal time of self-reflection and discovery. Building a relationship of mutual trust and respect, actively listening to students and parents, and understanding their interests and goals are at the core of Chisun's coaching philosophy and practice. She enjoys helping young adults take stock of their life experiences, skills, and accomplishments, clarify their interests and solidify a thoughtful, authentic narrative that best represents their unique story.
Chisun likes to serve as a trusted agent, expert, and friend when working with students and parents. She enjoys developing a mutual plan, timeline, measurable action steps, and deliverables to keep everything on track. Chisun guides with clarity and simplifies the application process into manageable, actionable steps while setting realistic goals and expectations.
Chisun's feedback is honest and grounded in reality, noting gaps and areas for improvement. She loves keeping on top of colleges and helping students understand each college's critical factors for success; its personality, culture, and environment. Ultimately, Chisun helps students stick to priorities and helps them find the best fit where they can position themselves to thrive, grow, and succeed.
As a coach, Chisun excels at helping parents and students break down the application process into manageable steps. She also prides herself on her ability to actively listen to students to understand who they are and help them weave all this into a strong, authentic, compelling narrative. Chisun carefully and thoughtfully reads through applications and is detail-oriented and thorough in her reviews and feedback. People often tell Chisun that they appreciate her positive energy, enthusiasm, and encouragement while being data-driven, practical, and realistic.
When not engaging with students, Chisun enjoys creating garment and textile designs and products, tending to a succulent water-wise garden, baking sourdough breads, cooking new recipes, or exploring DIY projects. She loves the outdoors, and her bucket list is to visit and hike at 25 major national and state parks in the US!
Chisun's Pro Tip?
When crafting your application materials, it is critical to stand out and write a compelling story of who you are and what you offer. Saying what you think people want to hear is a disservice, and those reading your application will likely find it uninteresting. Being your true authentic self is the most important!
Susan has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Yale University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Before joining Quad Education, her career has included extensive experience in both the for- and non-profit sectors and college admissions, throughout which she has been passionate about mentoring young people on both their educational and early career journeys.
Susan spent the early days of her career working in investment banking with Morgan Stanley in New York and LA and private equity on several turnaround efforts. After business school, she worked in strategy consulting with the Boston Consulting Group and as an independent advisor to various organizations facing unique challenges – from businesses in start-up, high-growth, or change management situations to non-profits expanding their reach, impact, and efficacy.
She spent several years leading private communities of C-suite executives from across the globe as a director at World 50, an organization that builds private, intimate peer forums for the leaders of the world’s largest companies with the sole purpose of helping them to share ideas and experiences that advance their efforts and organizations. In that capacity, she had the privilege of leading collaboration, conversation, and curated counsel on some of the topics most crucial to global leaders. It greatly informed her sense of what current students need to continue their journey toward impactful global citizenship.
Subsequently, Susan turned her experience back to the non-profit sector as the National Director of Employer Partnerships for the Hire Opportunity Coalition, a role in which she supports major U.S. companies in the development of their capacity to hire and retain opportunity youth (young people ages 16-24 who are disconnected from school or work).
Fostering growth, success, and leadership in individuals has always been a passion of Susan’s. For many years, she has advised students on their college and graduate school applications, resumes, and job search efforts. On a personal level, Susan is now based in Atlanta, GA, and is the proud mom of two children, one a recent graduate and one a rising college junior. She spends her free time hiking, writing, traveling, volunteering, enjoying the arts, and collecting new memories with family and friends.
Emily has a Master’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley, where she taught Biochemistry to pre-med students. She also reviewed several applications drafted by pre-med students and wrote recommendation letters. Additionally, she has helped numerous students looking to pursue graduate programs identify their strengths and passions and recommend suitable programs.
As a project manager at Kaiser Permanente, Emily has gained valuable insight into the application of STEM findings in the real world. This role has also provided her with exceptional organizational skills, allowing her to break down the application process into manageable steps and utilize tools to help applicants meet various deadlines.
Emily's passion for coaching students stems from the challenge she faced as a college applicant in determining her strengths and passions. This experience motivates her to guide applicants to identify their strengths and passions and tell the best stories in their college applications.
In her free time, Emily enjoys exploring dog-friendly restaurants and spending time with her furry companion.
Foundation Learning’s math tutors have teaching experience or hold a college degree in math.
Yes, parent involvement is always welcomed! Our tutors always aim to keep families and students on the same page to minimize confusion and maximize progress and open communication.
We pair students with their best-fit tutor using the information supplied in the intake form and input from families and students. Our math tutoring programs focus on rectifying areas where students struggle before helping them excel in key math concepts. Tutors are selected based on family/student needs, preferences, and goals.
The tutoring package best suited for your child depends on the level of support they need, what specific concepts they need help with, and the schedule that works best for you and them. Unsure how much support your child needs? Speak with us today to learn more about your options!