Upcoming Events


  • September 28, 2019 - November 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Each student will begin with a diagnostic test, and complete three additional practice tests throughout the course. Following the diagnostic, classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday, from 4:30-6 pm. For practice test weeks, classes meet only on Monday.

    Early-bird (Register before August 31st) – $2495
    Standard (Register before September 15th) – $2695
    Late (Register after September 15th) – $2795

    Test Dates:

    September 28th (Diagnostic)
    October 19th
    November 2nd
    November 23rd

    Tower 49, New York New York

  • September 28, 2019 - November 23, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Each student will begin with a diagnostic test, and complete three additional practice tests throughout the course. Following the diagnostic, classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30-6 pm. For practice test weeks, classes meet only on Tuesdsay.

    Early-bird (Register before August 31st) – $2495
    Standard (Register before September 15th) – $2695
    Late (Register after September 15th) – $2795

    Test Dates:

    September 28th (Diagnostic)
    October 19th
    November 2nd
    November 23rd

    Tower 49, New York New York

  • October 19, 2019 - December 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Each student will begin with a diagnostic test, and complete three additional practice tests throughout the course. Following the diagnostic, classes will meet every Monday and Wednesday, from 4:30-6 pm. For practice test weeks, classes meet only on Monday.

    Early-bird (Register before September 30th) – $2495
    Standard (Register before October 15th) – $2695
    Late (Register after October 15th) – $2795

    Test Dates:

    October 19th (Diagnostic)
    November 9th
    November 23rd
    December 14th

    Tower 49, New York New York

  • October 19, 2019 - December 14, 2019 at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

    Each student will begin with a diagnostic test, and complete three additional practice tests throughout the course. Following the diagnostic, classes will meet every Tuesday and Thursday, from 4:30-6 pm. For practice test weeks, classes meet only on Tuesdsay.

    Early-bird (Register before September 30th) – $2495
    Standard (Register before October 15th) – $2695
    Late (Register after October 15th) – $2795

    Test Dates:

    October 19th (Diagnostic)
    November 9th
    November 23rd
    December 14th

    Tower 49, New York New York

  • November 21, 2019 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    HELP YOUR CHILDREN SURVIVE — AND CONQUER — THE SAT & ACT GAME: A PARENT’S GUIDE

    Testing is an essential component of your child’s college application.  It is also a complicated, confusing and lengthy process with many variables and pitfalls.  However, when approached strategically, testing can be one of the simplest.  Knowing how to guide your child through the jungle of testing is the single easiest way to improve your child’s chance of college admissions.

    -Should my child take the SAT, the ACT or both (and how many times)?
    -Should she begin her preparation in 9th, 10th or 11th grade?
    -What should that preparation look like?
    -What about Subject Tests and AP exams?
    -What are the recent changes to the SAT and ACT and how will they affect my child?
    -How can I make this process less maddening??

    By answering these questions and more, this workshop will empower parents with the information necessary to guide their children through this important, harrowing process in as low stress a manner as possible.

    THE PRESENTER

    This workshop with Q&A is taught by Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing. For 12 years, Cory has provided one-on-one instruction to students preparing for tests such as the SAT, ACT, LSAT and GMAT. Cory has also counseled hundreds of parents through the test prep process, allaying their fears and showing them how to successfully guide their children through testing. Cory is a graduate of The Dalton School, Trinity College, and Harvard Law School. In her spare time, Cory is an amateur magician and an avid practitioner and instructor of martial arts including Krav Maga, Brazilian Jujitsu and Taekwondo and a voracious consumer of popular culture.

    Students Recently Said…

    “I just got my ACT scores back, and I’m finally finished with the big test. I got a 35!! Thank you so much for preparing me so well and spending so much time preparing with me, I really can’t thank you enough!! It was truly a pleasure working with you.”

    “My tutor from IVY Link is a true SAT wizard! Cory taught me how to solve complex SAT problems in the most time efficient manner. She also explained to me difficult formulas in a way that even an elementary school student can understand. My tutor not only equipped me with beneficial tips and strategies but also helped me learn how to use them alongside the knowledge I already possessed. I am forever grateful to my tutor for helping me regain my confidence, raise my SAT score, and keep my college aspirations alive. If you are being prepped or will be prepped by Cory, you are in luck.”

    “Thankfully, Cory had taking the SATs down to a science, and she was able to teach me how to do the same in the quickest and most effective manner possible. By the time I sat down to take the test I had been so well prepared that not only did I feel like the exam was a walk in the park, but I felt like I had already seen every type of question that was on it.  Cory knew all of the tricks that the test writers would try to confuse me with, and taught me easy ways to keep myself from getting tripped up on those types of questions. What the College Board doesn’t want you to know is that there is a method to their madness; it doesn’t require an infinite amount of wisdom to master the test.  What it does take is knowledge of the specific set of skills that the SAT is designed to test, and Cory taught me those skills.”

    *Remote attendance is an option via live-stream (information to be provided after registration).

    **Registration and payment are required to attend in person or by live-stream.

     

     

    Tower 49, New York New York

  • November 22, 2019 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

    How to Maximize the Profile of a Successful Applicant

    “Every autumn before college applications are due, I hear one thing above all else from parents and students: ‘I wish I had known about that sooner…’”
    — Ivy Link’s Founder

    “That” is the essential information that college admissions officers don’t tell students and parents due to confidentiality obligations or simply out of fear of offending prospective applicants. The college admissions process begins years before applications are due. This workshop is designed to help parents of students primarily in Grades 9-11 guide their children and assemble well in advance the components of a successful application. Waiting until the autumn of senior year often proves too late.

    With nearly two decades of experience, Adam Nguyen, the founder of Ivy Link, an admissions strategy and tutoring company, has developed a well-tested approach to maximizing the profile of a successful applicant. Adam will share tips on how to avoid costly mistakes during the admissions process, and  share insights on issues such as:

    – What do colleges really mean by “well-rounded” students?
    – Are there advantages to Early Decision and Early Action?
    – Which is weighed more: grades or test scores?
    – How should poor grades or test scores be explained?
    – Does it matter which extracurricular activities my child participates in?
    – What are effective recommendation letters and how to obtain them?
    – How important are the essays?
    – Does the interview matter?
    – Should my child take the SAT, the ACT, or both?
    – How many times should one take the SAT or ACT?
    – What is a good SAT or ACT score?
    – What qualifies as “legacy”?
    – Do donations matter?
    – Should an influential family member or friend contact the college on my child’s behalf?
    – What can my child do now to increase his/her admission chances?

    A significant portion of the interactive workshop will be devoted to answering parents’ questions. Attendees are encouraged to submit their questions before the workshop.

    THE PRESENTER

    Adam Nguyen, the founder of Ivy Link, has nearly two decades of experience helping students at all levels in admissions, test preparation and academic coaching. He has served as an academic advisor at Harvard and a reader of applications and interviewer in Columbia’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. He is a member of the U.S. National Association for College Admission Counseling and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science from Columbia and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School. Adam is a frequent speaker and commentator on admissions, standardized testing and other education issues, appearing on Bloomberg TV and at Columbia University, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and the Parents League of New York.

    *Remote attendance is an option via live-stream (information to be provided after registration).

    **Registration and payment are required to attend in person or by live-stream.

    Tower 49, New York New York

Past Events


  • May 17, 2010 at 12:00 am

    May 17, 2010

    Ivy Link’s President & CEO discussed graduate education options and opportunities in business and finance with analysts, associates and other employees of Citigroup.

     

    Citigroup, New York

  • June 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    June 24, 2010

    Adam Nguyen, the founder of Ivy Link, together with Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing, will share their insights on college selection, the admissions process and standardized testing. A Q&A period is included.

    Fee: Complimentary

    Refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP to indira@myivylink.com or call 301.229.2685 by June 20th.

    Jane Lawton Community Center, Chevy Chase MD

  • September 30, 2010 at 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    September 30, 2010

    Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing, led a workshop to help parents of high school students understand and plan for college entrance exams, including the SAT, ACT and SAT II’s.  This presentation aimed to equip parents (primarily those of 9th, 10th and 11th graders) with the most up-to-date information on each of the standardized tests (SAT, ACT and Subject Tests), and address important issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored, and the impact of the new Score ChoiceTM policy and super scoring.

     For more information and registration, click HERE.

    Parents League Office, New York

  • October 21, 2010 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    October 21, 2010

    Ivy Link’s Founder & CEO, Adam Nguyen, will moderate a panel discussion on graduate programs, particularly those offering an MBA, JD or JD/MBA. The discussion will be particularly relevant to analysts and associates, as well as those interested in pursuing a graduate degree to advance their careers. Learn about the costs and benefits of a graduate degree, as well as strategies for the application process and test preparation.

    Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm (including Q&A and networking)

    277 Park Ave, New York

  • October 22, 2010 at 12:00 am - 11:00 am

    October 22, 2010

    Adam Nguyen will lead a workshop to help parents understand and plan for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).  This presentation is intended to provide parents (primarily those of 4th to 10th graders) with current information on the ISEE and SSAT, and address important issues such as which tests students should take, when to take them, what topics are tested, and how the tests are scored.  By understanding the process in advance, parents can help their children plan, prepare for the exams and reduce their stress.

    For more information or to register, click HERE.

    Parents League Office, New York

  • November 9, 2010 at 12:00 am - 7:30 pm

    November 9, 2010

    Cory Bragar provided parents (primarily those of 9th, 10th and 11th graders) with the most up-to-date information on each of the standardized tests, and addressed important issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored, and the impact of the new Score ChoiceTM policy and super scoring. By the end of the presentation, parents would have the tools to effectively guide their children through the testing process.

    To register, please email info@myivylink.com.

    Suite 3040, New York

  • February 16, 2011 at 12:00 am - 9:30 pm

    February 16, 2011

    Ivy Link advisors provided up-to-date information about today’s law school admission process, including an in-depth discussion of the LSAT. Attendees learned what is required of successful law school applicants.

     

    Columbia University, New York

  • April 7, 2011 at 12:00 am - 7:30 pm

    April 7, 2011

    Adam Nguyen will lead a workshop to help parents understand and plan for the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) and the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).  This presentation is intended to provide parents (primarily those of 4th to 10th graders) with current information on the ISEE and SSAT, and address important issues such as which tests students should take, when to take them, what topics are tested, and how the tests are scored.  By understanding the process in advance, parents can help their children plan, prepare for the exams and reduce their stress.

    To register, please email info@myivylink.com.

    Suite 3040, New York

  • April 12, 2011 at 12:00 am - 10:30 pm

    April 12, 2011

    This workshop will explore what is required of successful applicants to the top law schools, including an in-depth discussion of the LSAT. To RSVP, please email info@myivylink.com.

     

    Columbia University, New York

  • May 19, 2011 at 12:00 am - 8:00 pm

    May 19, 2011

    Cory Bragar provided parents (primarily those of 9th, 10th and 11th graders) with the most up-to-date information on each of the standardized tests, and address important issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored, and the impact of the new Score ChoiceTM policy and super scoring.

    To register, please email info@myivylink.com.

    Suite 3040, New York

  • May 19, 2011 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    May 19, 2011

    Cory Bragar will provide parents (primarily those of 9th, 10th and 11th graders) with the most up-to-date information on each of the standardized tests, and address important issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored, and the impact of the new Score ChoiceTM policy and super scoring.

    To register, please email info@myivylink.com.

    Suite 3040, New York

  • September 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    September 8, 2011

    This workshop is designed specifically for parents of 9th to 11th graders. Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing and an alumna of Harvard Law School, Trinity College and The Dalton School, will provide the most current information on the SAT, ACT and Subject Tests and address issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored, and the impact of Score Choice and super scoring.

    Cost: $35

    Suite 3040, New York

  • September 14, 2011 at 12:00 am - 8:00 pm

    September 14, 2011

    This workshop is designed for parents of primarily 4th to 10th graders who are applying to private schools. Adam Nguyen, Founder & CEO of Ivy Link, will provide parents with current information on the ISEE and SSAT and address important issues such as which tests students should take, when to take them, what topics are tested, and how the tests are scored. By understanding the process in advance, parents can help their children plan, prepare for the exams and reduce their stress.

    Cost: $35

     

    Suite 3040, New York

  • October 5, 2011 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    This workshop is designed for parents of 9th to 12th graders. Adam Nguyen, the Founder and CEO of Ivy Link, will discuss the changing landscape of college admissions and selectivity and address issues such as the profile of the competitive applicant, the role of grades and test scores, what extracurricular activities to pursue and how high school class selections are assessed by colleges.

    Cost: $35

    Email info@myivylink.com to register.

    Suite 3040, New York

  • October 7, 2011 at 8:30 am - 9:30 am

    October 7, 2011

    This workshop is designed for parents of 4th to 10th graders who are applying to private schools. Adam Nguyen will provide parents with current information on the ISEE and SSAT and address important issues such as which tests students should take, when to take them, what topics are tested, and how the tests are scored. By understanding the process in advance, parents can help their children plan, prepare for the exams and reduce their stress

    Cost: $35

    Please email info@myivylink.com to RSVP.

    Columbia University, New York

  • October 27, 2011 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    October 27, 2011

    Ivy Link, together with Columbia’s Center for Career Education, presents a webinar that aims to jumpstart the process for attorneys who wish to change careers by exploring issues such as self-assessment, career-changing challenges, networking, goal-setting and leveraging your assets. The presenters, attorneys who have successfully leveraged their backgrounds as attorneys into non-legal careers, will share their experiences with making the transition.

     

  • November 9, 2011 at 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    This workshop is designed for parents of primarily 4th to 10th graders who are applying to private schools. Adam Nguyen, Founder & CEO of Ivy Link, will provide parents with current information on the ISEE and SSAT and address important issues such as which tests students should take, when to take them, what topics are tested, and how the tests are scored. By understanding the process in advance, parents can help their children plan, prepare for the exams and reduce their stress.

     

    115 East 82nd St, New York

  • November 16, 2011 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    November 16, 2011

    This workshop is designed specifically for parents of 9th to 11th graders. Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing and an alumna of Harvard Law School, Trinity College and The Dalton School, will provide the most current information on the SAT, ACT and Subject Tests and address issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored, and the impact of Score Choice and super scoring.

     

    Christ Church School, New York

  • November 21, 2011 at 12:00 am - 8:00 pm

    September 21, 2011

    This workshop is designed specifically for parents of 9th to 11th graders. Cory Bragar, Ivy Link’s Director of Standardized Testing and an alumna of Harvard Law School, Trinity College and The Dalton School, will provide the most current information on the SAT, ACT and Subject Tests and address issues such as which tests students should take, when and how many times to take them, how the tests are scored, and the impact of Score Choice and super scoring.

    Cost: $35

    Please email info@myivylink.com to RSVP.

     

    Suite 3040, New York

  • April 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    April 17, 2012

    This workshop is designed for parents of 9th to rising 12th graders. Adam Nguyen, the Founder and CEO of Ivy Link, will discuss the changing landscape of college admissions and selectivity and address issues such as the profile of the competitive applicant, the role of grades and test scores, what extracurricular activities to pursue and how high school class selections are assessed by colleges.

    Cost: $35

    Please email info@myivylink.com to RSVP.

    Suite 3040, New York
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