The mission of Genesis Academy is to challenge and empower all students to reach their intellectual potential and become self-directed lifelong learners. At Genesis, we don’t just help students go to a good school. We believe our work is tested after students enter the college. At Genesis, students become better learners and leaders by obtaining the ability to set goals, pay the price, and accomplish what seemed impossible.
MEET THE FOUNDER
James Chung believes that each student has their own pace of learning and he formats his classes to fit the growth of each unique individual. Mr.Chung makes his students' successes his top priority.
20+ years lecturing experience
Former Math Program Director to 350 students at Irvine Chinese Center
His students have graduated from Fairmount, Irvine, Woodbridge, Northwood, and University High school as Valedictorians.
More than 200 former students attend(ed) Ivy League
He has instructed over 1000+ SAT/ACT/AP classes
AP Chemistry, AP Physics: Best Science test prep instructor in OC
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
For Teacher Kate, there is nothing more exciting than learning (though teaching is a close second!). She had the opportunity to do both while studying at English and Biology as an undergraduate at Stanford University and then through graduate English at Georgetown University, where she was a Writing Center Fellow and taught creative non-fiction courses. Intricacies of grammar, tools of rhetoric, well-crafted language, and the pure joy of literature fascinate and inspire her. Kate finds few things more satisfying than helping students discover deep truths in books and their own voices on the page, and she absolutely insists on having fun while doing so. She's also a lifelong learner across a range of disciplines, from history to sociology to physics to philosophy, and is always excited to explore those and many other topics with her students.
Teacher Miller has been an educator since his undergraduate days at UC Irvine when he began tutoring and teaching SAT and ACT prep courses. He continued to expand his subject range to include AP Social Science courses and Writing and Language courses while he was an undergraduate. Upon completing his Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Mr. Miller went back to UC Irvine to earn his Master's in Teaching and his Single Subject Social Science Teaching credential. Most recently, he completed a Master's in History in order to teach History and Political Science at the college level. At Genesis, Mr. Miller is helping numerous students succeed in AP Social Science (World/European/U.S. History, Human Geography and Government) and AP Lang classes and on AP exams.
Teacher Adi's first summer job was to help grade papers for a Calculus Class at a Community College in 1999. He was only 15, but a professor was so impressed by his aptitude. Since then, Adi have found that connecting with students offers him the deepest fulfillment. During his studies at NYIT’s 7-year medical program, he tutored Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English. He also worked with Princeton Review & Kaplan for SAT. Later he taught GRE Math and GMAT Math as well. In the last 6 years he has been a Private Tutor full-time. He teaches Geometry, Algebra, Precalculus, Calculus, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and English at Genesis Academy. He also teaches a book club to help improve vocabulary, reading comprehension, and critical reading skills. He has also had the opportunity to help a few PhD candidates with their comprehensive exam, dissertation, and defense. Through the years he has worked with a range of skill levels and age levels: developmentally disabled to elite prodigies - primary school students to adult professionals.
Teacher Khan has been teaching and tutoring for almost fifteen years. What started as helping peers in high school turned into part time work in college and now a profession during his graduate studies. He attended high school here in Irvine at Northwood High, completed his B.A. in History at UC Berkeley, went on to do a Master's at the London School of Economics in economic history and is currently finishing his PhD in the same degree at the University of Cambridge. He teaches history, economics, politics, literature and writing to all ages, from elementary school kids to professional executives. Teacher Khan puts an emphasis on getting his students to relax when studying as stress as counterproductive. After that, learning is easy!
Teacher Chan graduated from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in Statistics. His extensive experience as a math instructor has taught him that each student is different in the way the material is understood. His pedagogy has been to adapt to the needs of each student and in doing so, make an effort to connect with each individual, be relatable, and foster a positive learning environment where the material is presented in a manner easy to digest. Chan sincerely wishes that every student he teaches slowly becomes to love math and purely enjoy the learning experience with him!
Teacher Suh graduated from UC Irvine with degrees in Business Economics and Mathematics. In high school, he was a mathlete and qualified for the USA Mathematics Olympiad (USAMO) in 2010. He has worked for various test-preparation learning centers where he taught all levels of math, SAT, ACT, SAT Subject Test, and other standardized exams. Jung was also responsible for training new instructors and curriculum development. In addition to standard curriculum, Jung has extensive experience working with students with deeper interest in mathematics. He has trained many students for Math Olympiads such as the AMC, ARML, and USAMTS. His past students have gone onto AIME and USAMO. He believes that math is about connecting the dots versus rote memorization and reflects this in his classroom and curriculum.
Teacher Beverly has been a high school Spanish teacher for over 20 years. With a Bachelor's degree in Spanish from UCLA; and a Master's degree in Education from Chapman University under her belt, she has trained thousands of students master their Spanish reading, listening, speaking, and comprehension skills in the greater Orange County area. In addition to her professional teaching credential in Spanish, teacher Beverly's relentless passion for education has equipped her with outstanding skills and learning materials that continuously render only the highest grades for students taking advanced Spanish courses. Teacher Beverly hopes to use her teaching know-how in enabling more students to become immersed in the Spanish culture and the arts.
Teacher Sarah is a graduate from Loyola Marymount University with a B.S. in Biology and is currently a first-year medical student. Sarah has taken many science courses during her time as an undergraduate such as: biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and psychology in preparation for her MCAT (Medical College Admission Test). She began her first teaching job as a chemistry tutor when she was just a junior in high school and has since worked as a science tutor for over 5 years. Sarah's upbeat personality actively engages students during lessons and she prides herself in being able to explain difficult science concepts in memorable ways.
Counselor and Education Consultant Cammy Wang has had amazing academic and career experiences largely due to attending various schools providing her with a strong foundation of values and skills that helped her seek and live an enriching life. In the top 1% and graduation speaker, she graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in the Anaheim Unified School District. She attended UCLA, earning her B.A. in Communication Studies. She also received a M.Ed. from Harvard University and a J.D. from Loyola Law School. She has multiple awards, certifications, and licenses (including law and insurance) from community colleges, professional associations, and state/federal departments. Cammy’s diverse career interests have given her the opportunity to serve in multiple industries: education, law, business, government, entertainment, media, and hospitality.