Our Team

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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 counselors 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 recognize 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.

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[av_team_member name=’Iunia Pasca’ job=’Head of Academics’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’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. ‘ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

[av_team_member name=’Hassan Farid’ job=’University of Illinois @ Chicago’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’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.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

[av_team_member name=’Rashmi Menon’ job=’Symbiosis college, India’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’A commerce graduate from Symbiosis College in Pune, India. Rashmi started her career as an English language trainer with various corporate including Microsoft and Dell. She also trained students on American and British accent as well as the culture of these places. Having decided that her passion lay in teaching, she switched to training for IELTS, TOEFL and other language tests about a decade ago.

With over 10 years experience in the field of training in corporate, soft skills, communication and test preparation, she is popular among a group of youngs and adults alike. She has gained a reputation of being the friend that helps a long way for test preparation with brighter prep since last four years.

Her keen interest to know the real test environment led her to appear for the IELTS in 2008 in which she secured a perfect band score of 9/9 as expected from her by her fans known as students.

During her free time, she enjoys baking cakes and cookies, which she feeds her happy students and colleagues alike. Her attention to detail, perseverance, can do attitude and flexible nature have made her an indispensable asset to BrighterPrep.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Varun Jain’ job=’Admissions Consultant and Trainer’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’Varun has been guiding students to get into top US, Canadian, European and Australian Schools for the past 11 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.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

[av_team_member name=’Deepti Chandola’ job=’Verbal Trainer and Career Counsellor’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’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.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

[av_team_member name=’Rob Rosenthal’ job=’Brown University & MBA from Babson College’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’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.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Vinod Kumar ‘ job=’Math Trainer, Double Masters in Mathematics’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’Vinod Kumar, an irreplaceable asset of Brighter Prep, is not just the most experienced Math trainer but also a motivational speaker, mentor and IT developer . He brings to Brighter Prep about two decade of experience in Math Test Training for GMAT, GRE, SAT, UKCAT and other tests. With the plethora of knowledge he shares in his sessions, he is popularly known as UKCAT Guru.

He tracked and found that of his trained UKCAT students, 70 students have almost completed UK Medicine from universities such as Kings, Liverpool, Birmingham and more. He is proud of the fact that 10 of his students to whom he trained for MMI, are now the MMI panel members.

Obsessed with Math and the tests, Vinod appeared for the official GRE and GMAT tests in which he made us proud by scoring 98% in GMAT Quant, and 800/800 in the GRE Math.

Vinod worked in India for Manhattan Review and Princeton Review for about 8 years before relocating to Dubai. With his multi tasking skills, he held different positions such as an Trainer, Academic Coordinator, Digital marketing manager.

Vinod is personally attached with every student and keeps a record for performance. He showed his record to brighter prep and amazed all when we saw that in last 20 years he has taught three thousand and four hundred GMAT students of which 2100 students scored above 650/ 800 and 900 scored above 700/800. He has record of teaching 5000 undergrads SAT/ACT students of which 1100 scored above 750/800.’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

[av_team_member name=’Ajay Chauhadiya’ job=’Plymouth University UK’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’Assistant Admissions Consultant :

Ajay flew from Rajasthan, India, to the UK for a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering where he had his first encounter with student services and interactions, edifying him on his prowess in this field. Recognizing this potential, he began to work as a Student-Faculty Ambassador in the UK where he gained practical experience under professional guidance, which prepared him for his future endeavors.

Upon graduation, he took on the role of Education Consultant in India, from which he quickly transitioned to the role of International Education Advisor and Course & Careers Advisor in Australia for students interested in attaining an online education. This set the stage for an opportunity in India, where he personally guided students for the best universities worldwide towards highly ranked graduate programs in MBAs, Engineering, Arts, and Hospitality. With almost three years of experience as a professional in the education field, he advises students on their future and propels them into the next stage of their academic career.

His experience overseas has proved to be a valuable asset; his firsthand knowledge of academic opportunities and options help students gain perspective on their various options. He currently resides in the UAE, where he works as a Senior Admissions Consultant and continues to guide prospective students to undergraduate and graduate programs around the world.
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[av_team_member name=’Abhinav Tyagi’ job=’IIT Chennai ‘ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’A young, energetic and dynamic individual, fascinated by numbers and mathematics, Abhinav started his career five years ago as tutor for IITians in India as a teaching assistance. Driven with a passion to learn, he completed his post graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. He participated in multiple projects designing and analysis of Breakwaters and VLFS. The calling for teaching, however, overtook all other interests, making him a tutor of calculus and mechanics to undergraduate students while he was pursuing masters.

He shares his belief with brighter prep now that merely gaining knowledge is unsatisfactory when you have the ability to train and shape the future of a million others. Math is his passion and although many are often intimidated by numbers, once enrolled in his sessions, realize the beauty of the subject and often fall in love with it.

Having traveled and lived in almost all parts of India, he wanted to explore more and landed in U.A.E an year back where he trained himself for teaching Math components of various study abroad tests. With more than 3 years of experience in training delivery, he now teaches SAT, ACT, IB, AP Calculus, GRE, GMAT and UKCAT. His students have shown great score improvement and high score over the duration of his teaching. He hope to inculcate a love for numbers in young minds, because as Galileo once said, “ Mathematics is the language with which God wrote the universe.”’ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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[av_team_member name=’Deepak Singh’ job=’NIT Jalandhar’ src=” attachment=” attachment_size=” description=’Deepak graduated from NIT, one of the most prestigious colleges in India, with a high rank. He was automatically drawn to teaching while still a student, when he mentored a number of engineering aspirants in Physics and Math. After graduation he explored the corporate world, working with leading companies such as Infogain and LG Electronics. However, when students started approaching him for lessons after work, he realised his gift for training, as he had a way with words which seemed to make concepts clearer, techniques easier and strategies a cake walk for students.

Having worked in the test prep industry for a few years, Deepak is an expert at training for tests that contain a section of Math or Physics, such as SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, as well as IB curriculum. He enjoys interacting with, inspiring and mentoring his students to achieve their goals. The success stories of his students keep him motivated to go over and beyond in supporting each one of them.

During his free time, Deepak indulges in paragliding, sky diving, trekking and biking. Having covered most mountains in Northern India (Kheerganga, Leh, Ladakh, Chamba, Dalhousie), he is looking forward to exploring other parts of the world. A big fan of inspirational Stephen Hawking, he also enjoys reading up about new theories on our Universe. ‘ font_color=” custom_title=” custom_content=”]

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