Test Prep Trainers in Dubai, jumeirah lake towers near knowledge village, Sharjah & Abu Dhabi

At Brighter Prep, the trainers and counselors mean everything. Their creativity, dedication, passion, and focus to provide the best in test prep guidance has been well proven over the years.

Brighter Prep trainers and counsellors take a holistic approach to helping candidates become better decision makers, and have a “bring out from within” approach to helping candidates create new opportunities for themselves, in line with their deeper aspirations.

At Brighter Prep we know that test preparation is about much more than imparting knowledge and

disseminating information. We recognise that what students really need is to acquire or enhance skills that they can later replicate, so our teaching is not about learning rules, but about gaining skills which can then be transferred to all other areas of life.

These skills can be the hard skills of analytical thinking, quantitative reasoning and reading comprehension, but also the soft skills of efficient time management, quick and effective decision making, choosing a focused strategy as well as managing their emotions in the entire process. We know success is most often an attitude game, so at Brighter Prep we also focus on helping our students build the confidence they need on the way to fulfilling their vision.

Iunia Pasca

Head of Academics

A Business & Economics graduate, Iunia has been involved in education for over 10 years, from the formal aspects of standardized testing and international education to the non-formal ones of soft skills development and holistic education.

All of the above and more are skills she finds valuable to share when working with students who are International Educational aspirants, and she has had the privilege of working with thousands of students across four continents, from Singapore, China, India and Malaysia to Dubai, England, Romania, and Kenya. She finds great joy in helping her students not only achieve great results in their standardised tests, but also in understanding how to hone, integrate and utilise in their every day lives the skills acquired in the process of preparing for the respective tests. She sees education as a way, not a destination, and each hour spent in the classroom as an opportunity to grow as a person and a professional.

When not working, Iunia loves to network and travel, as well as write. Her first book, “Through the world, towards me” was inspired from the years she spent living in or traveling to 45 countries across 4 continents, and saw the light of day in 2013. Its readers are demanding a sequel, and that might just happen sooner than later.

Hassan Farid

University of Illinois @ Chicago

Hassan Farid is originally from Chicago. He was a tenured teacher in the Chicago Public School system where he taught 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Hassan developed his own curriculum which was designed to help students get accepted in to a University and achieve both academic and social success. Courses taught by him include AP Government & Politics, Honors US History, World History, Geography, Consumer Education, and ACT Prep Junior and Senior Seminar. Hassan also served as a reading specialist and Curriculum Lead. He developed a Differentiated Instruction curriculum, which served the needs of both high and low performing learners in accessing and understanding complicated texts which students see on ACT and SAT exams.

Hassan believes in empowering students and giving them the tools to succeed in all aspects of their lives. In the 2011 school year, Hassan received recognition from the district for having one of the highest percentage of students meet and exceed their Pre-ACT gains in the entire south side area of Chicago.
Apart from planning ACT and SAT Prep lessons, Hassan enjoys reading, writing, and playing basketball.

Varun Jain

Admissions Consultant and Trainer

Varun has been guiding students to get into top US, Canadian, European and Australian Schools for the past 5 years. He has helped students from 40 different countries (including Singapore, India, Vietnam, Israel, USA, Canada, UK, Denmark, Fiji, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait).

His students have been admitted to Ivy League schools such as Columbia, Stanford, Harvard, University of Chicago, Cornell, Oxford, INSEAD, IE, NUS, NTU, SMU, ISB etc. His own cosmopolitan background and interests in other cultures, together with a good command of language, have made him an expert in handling international applicants who require assistance in brainstorming their own stories and charting their future. Varun has a Masters in Knowledge Management from a leading business school in Singapore.

Dr Jennifer Jackson

University of Birmingham

Dr Jennifer is a Junior Doctor currently practising in UK, she graduated with an MBChB from the University of Birmingham in June 2014. Since then she has completed rotations in Cardiology, Psychiatry, Critical Care, Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Throughout this she has been keen to teach Medical students both on the ward and in the classroom and has also taken the opportunity to present cases to colleagues and participate in clinical audit.

In helping Brighter Prep candidates prepare for application she will always refer back to the General Medical Council advice in the Guide to Good Medical Practice which focuses on skills, knowledge, patient safety, communication, teamwork and trust. These are core attributes in Medicine that every admissions panel will be looking for and what she will be looking to emphasize in each candidate.

Deepti Chandola

Verbal Trainer and Career Counsellor

Deepti has worked with various international schools in India as career guidance counsellor and SAT/ ACT trainer. As university counsellor, she has visited many universities in India, UAE and Canada. She has been actively involved in meeting the university representatives from USA, UK, New Zealand etc in order to find out the correct fit

She has worked with Princeton Review and Veritas GMAT in India as SAT/ GRE/ GMAT/ IELTS/ TOEFL trainer for about seven years before moving to UAE.

Deepti has been training students from all across the world over various internet platforms as well. Teaching is not only her profession but also her hobby. This is reflected in her classroom sessions too by her involvement with each student. Apart from teaching, she enjoys exploring places and making new friends.

Rob Rosenthal

Brown University & MBA from Babson College

Rob Rosenthal has been teaching the SAT and other college admissions tests since 2004. He is a licensed US teacher of English, history, and middle school math.

Rob grew up in Boston, US, and majored in English and American Literature at Brown University in providence. He worked in several industries, including feature film, market research, and commercial real estate, before switching to teaching. He has an MBA from Babson College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Simmons College, both in Boston. He has been visiting and living in Dubai since 1999.

Ask Rob about study skills, especially memorization techniques, essay writing, and test preparation. He is an avid Scrabble player, currently rated #463 in the world. He enjoys using his daughter Sophie as a guinea pig for new lessons and tests.

Kumar Raju

M.SC,M.Phil in Mathematics

He has taught Mathematics since 2005. However, he never abandoned the acclaimed tutoring career that began with the GRE and eventually included the GMAT,SAT,SAT II, ACT and UKCAT. He has the ability to transform a difficult subject into a lively and well-informed discussion.

Kumar believes that inside each and every one of us, there is a master, waiting to take hold and guide us to a higher level of self-achievement and self-awareness. As a teacher, he hopes to help you and guide you to a set of skills that will not only help you navigate the intellectual challenges of the test, but that will also aid you in all that you do.

Vinod Kumar

Math Trainer, Double Masters in Mathematics

Vinod Kumar is an experienced Math trainer. He brings to Brighter Prep more than a decade of experience in Math Test Training for GMAT, GRE, SAT, SAT-II Math, UKCAT and BMAT and other tests.
In the GMAT Quantitative section, Vinod scored 98%, and in the GRE Math section he could score 800/800. Before he joined Brighter Prep, Dubai, Vinod worked in India for Manhattan Review and Princeton Review. He held different positions as an Academic Coordinator and Academic Head.

Rashmi Menon

Symbiosis college, India

A graduate from Symbiosis college in Pune, India.

With over 10 years experience in the field of training in corporate, soft skills, communication and test preparation.

She has been teaching IELTS for over 5 years now and has taken the IELTS in 2008 and secured a perfect band score 9/9.

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