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Matthew T. Riley, PhD

Founder and Director

Matt taught at Yale University for five years before founding Ivy Academic Prep. He is an award-winning teacher and author, a licensed educator, and he has extensive tutoring and admissions consulting experience with students of all ages and educational backgrounds.

Matt’s love for helping students succeed began when he began volunteering as a tutor when he was a high school student. Later he joined the prestigious Teach for America program where he served low-income students as a certified biology teacher in New York City. His passion for helping others led him to earn a master’s degree in education where he studied advanced teaching techniques and learned how to maximize student learning. Matthew has more than 15 years of experience helping students get into the top universities and achieving the highest possible test scores.