• EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO POWER
    YOUR EDUCATION JOURNEY
     For students anywhere, of any age, and any aim
    WE HELP YOU CONNECT THE DOTS

About

Guiding students to top universities through every stage of the journey.

For students from Asia aiming for the best overseas universities, the competition is fierce. Younger students must develop motivation, passion, and strong academic habits. High school students must learn to juggle challenging schedules to find success in school exams and activities. And when it is time to apply to universities, students must submit applications and essays that stand out from the crowd and appeal uniquely to each university.

Since 2003, families across Asia have trusted UCA-Kynda’s global team of experts to guide students to top colleges in North America, Europe, and Asia. No matter where you or your children are in the journey to a top university and a successful future, we are here to provide the guidance, strategy, and confidence you and your family needs, every step of the way.

Why we are different

Full range of education experience

Full range of education experience

With 15+ years of experience in Pre-K, K-12, undergraduate & graduate school counseling, we guide students according to a long-term perspective that honors the interconnectedness of each student's past, present, and future

Age-appropriate guidance at each step along the journey to top colleges

Age-appropriate guidance at each step along the journey to top colleges

With experience guiding students of all ages, we offer critical guidance and support critical at each stage in a child’s educational journey, so they advance through each learning milestone with intrinsic motivation and self-confidence.

'AVENGERS' IN EDUCATION
 

'Avengers' in education

Our clients are supported by a truly global team of experts and partner companies joining together to offer the diverse specializations and world-class skill-sets to support all kinds of educational needs

SUCCESS THROUGH DEPTH AND DIFFERENTIATION

SUCCESS THROUGH DEPTH AND DIFFERENTIATION

Each child has a unique set of experiences, strengths, and goals. Because of this, their journey to top colleges must be similarly unique: what worked for other students in the past will not work for your child. Our guidance and recommendations are formulated only after we develop a deep understanding of the student’s characteristics. This ensures that each of our clients develops the depth and differentiation crucial for admission at the world’s best schools

Programs

Programs offered by grades

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • Activity planning for the middle of the semesters & for vacations
  • Customized mentoring service

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interest
  • Providing opportunities to explore different areas before lt’s too late
G3

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • Activity planning for the middle of the semesters & for vacations
  • Customized mentoring service

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interest
  • Providing opportunities to explore different areas before lt’s too late
G4

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • Activity planning for the middle of the semesters & for vacations
  • Customized mentoring service

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interest
  • Providing opportunities to explore different areas before lt’s too late

4. Apps: Boarding School Application

  • Guidance on most fitting school selection
  • Guidance on building the most appealing and unique story for top school admissions
  • Essay writing support and interview preps
G5

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • Activity planning for the middle of the semesters & for vacations
  • Customized mentoring service

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interest
  • Providing opportunities to explore different areas before lt’s too late

4. Apps: Boarding School Application

  • Guidance on most fitting school selection
  • Guidance on building the most appealing and unique story for top school admissions
  • Essay writing support and interview preps
G6

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • GPA mgmt service and Test prep consulting such as SSAT/ISEE
  • Recognition consulting
  • Customized mentoring service

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interests
  • Providing opportunities to explore different areas before lt’s too late

4. Apps: Boarding School Application

  • Guidance on most fitting school selection
  • Guidance on building the most appealing and unique story for top school admissions
  • Essay writing support and interview preps
G7

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • GPA mgmt service and Test prep consulting such as SSAT/ISEE
  • Recognition consulting
  • Customized mentoring service

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interests
  • Providing opportunities to explore different areas before lt’s too late

4. Apps: Boarding School Application

  • Guidance on most fitting school selection
  • Guidance on building the most appealing and unique story for top school admissions
  • Essay writing support and interview preps
G8

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • GPA mgmt service and Test prep consulting such as SAT, SAT subjects, APs, AMC, and more
  • Activity planning for the middle of the semesters & for vacations
  • Recognition consulting including competitions, getting addtional recommendations from outside school, earning college credits and more
  • Customized mentoring service for students to build a good habits of mind

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interest
  • Best way to build a unique and appealing story to top school admissions

4. Apps: Boarding School Application

  • Guidance on most fitting school selection
  • Guidance on building the most appealing and unique story for top school admissions
  • Essay writing support and interview preps
G9

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • GPA mgmt service and Test prep consulting such as SAT, SAT subjects, APs, AMC, and more
  • Activity planning for the middle of the semesters & for vacations
  • Recognition consulting including competitions, getting addtional recommendations from outside school, earning college credits and more
  • Customized mentoring service for students to build a good habits of mind

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interest
  • Best way to build a unique and appealing story to top school admissions
G10

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • GPA mgmt service and Test prep consulting such as SAT, SAT subjects, APs, AMC, and more
  • Activity planning for the middle of the semesters & for vacations
  • Recognition consulting including competitions, getting addtional recommendations from outside school, earning college credits and more
  • Customized mentoring service for students to build a good habits of mind

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interest
  • Best way to build a unique and appealing story to top school admissions

4. Apps: College application service

  • From the 2nd semester of Junior year at high school, it’s the time for college application prep
  • School list selection based on UCA’s GSA(Guided Self Analysis) process
  • Essay writing guidance and Interview preps by IVY experts
  • Support in completing and submitting applications on time
G11

1. Kindle: Know Thyself

  • Student questionnaire
  • 1:1 consultation

2. ROADMAP

  • GPA mgmt service and Test prep consulting such as SAT, SAT subjects, APs, AMC, and more
  • Activity planning for the middle of the semesters & for vacations
  • Recognition consulting including competitions, getting addtional recommendations from outside school, earning college credits and more
  • Customized mentoring service for students to build a good habits of mind

3. TYPE

  • Attending various enrichment programs according to student’s interest
  • Best way to build a unique and appealing story to top school admissions

4. Apps: College application service

  • School list selection based on UCA’s GSA(Guided Self Analysis) process
  • Essay writing guidance and Interview preps by IVY experts
  • Support in completing and submitting applications on time
G12
Our Service Details 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Kindle Student Questionnaire
1:1 Consultation Meeting
Roadmap GPA mgmt planning
Test prep planning
Activities planning
Recognition planning
1:1 student mgmt service
Customized mentoring service
TYPE Gifted/ Talented Youth Program
STEAM Program
English immersion program
Writing program
Art/ Music Program
Apps (Junior) Boarding school admission
GSA(Guided Self Analysis)
College list selection
Essay writing consulting
Application fill out consulting
Interview prep consulting
Scholarship/ FA Consulting

Our Team

Eric Jang

Director of Roadmap program
(Co-Founder / VP of UCA-KYNDA)
  • Stonybrook U, Handong U
  • 10 years experience in boarding school & college admission consulting
  • SAT math tutoring, AP natural sciences, and SCAT (gifted youth programs)

Sara Cho

Managing Team Leader

Emmanuel Kim

Planning Team Leader

Mark Barthelemy

Director of TYPE Program
(Co-Founder / CCO of UCA-Kynda)
  • BA Northwestern
  • Former Northwestern interviewer
  • Expert designer of unique, appealing pathways for students from Asia
  • High fluency in Korean language

Richard Hong

STRATEGY TEAM Leader

Tian Hongphuong

Global Network TEAM Leader

Robert Levine

Director of APPS Program
(Co-Founder / CEO of UCA)
  • BA Harvard, JD U of Cincinnati
  • Three decades of experience interviewing for Harvard University
  • Several years as Chairman of Harvard Schools and Scholarships Committee for FL West Coast

Robert LeVine

Essay TEAM Leader

Amy Tamargo

Client Relations TEAM Leader

Alison Lueders

College Research TEAM Leader

Bill Watson-Canning

Interview TEAM Leader

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Student Acceptances

See where our students have received offers of admission
Harvard University
Yale University
Brown University
Stanford University
Princeton University
MIT
Dartmouth College
Columbia University
The University of Chicago
University of Pennsylvania
Cornell University
Northwestern University