About Us

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Epiphany is a boutique, full-service after school academy, esteemed for our dedication to teaching the whole student. We consistently elicit the strongest work ethic in our young scholars, helping them reach their full potential and achieve all of their academic and non-academic goals. Our highly experienced, extensively credentialed instructors guide our students every step of the way, helping mold them into the disciplined, well-rounded individuals they promise to be. In addition to academic subjects and prep-courses, we have Epiphany Art Studio and Epiphany Music School where our professional teachers teach students art and help them with art portfolio development and music instruments respectfully. Key Facts: Since 2014, all of our students have been accepted to Ivy League schools or top universities nationwide. Our first 30 minute consultation is FREE We can either provide in-person tutoring/consultation at our convenient location in midtown Manhattan or over Skype. We will work around your schedule.


We make sure that nothing is left out. From homework, to extracurriculars, to standardized tests, to internships, to prepping for high-school/college applications, we have specialized programs for every aspect of a student’s career. After consulting with the student and his or her parent(s), we design a schedule tailored to meet the distinct needs and interests of each individual. In addition to group study, each student has a dedicated instructor whose role it is to guide the student on their path to achievement and make sure that all of their goals are met. The results show: our students routinely receive acceptances from the most competitive universities: Brown, Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Yale, Dartmouth Duke, Cornell, UChicago, and NYU. Epiphany is not your average college prep service. We are a strongly knit community and your second family. We have gone out of our way to gather the best teachers around, and to create a warm, supportive, and stimulating environment for our students, so that they can truly call us their home away from home.









Who We Are


Epiphany Manhattan Academy is constantly expanding and growing, thanks to its over 60 wonderful staff and tutors.


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Sunyoung is a President of Epiphany Manhattan Academy. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea. Over 15 years experience in admissions strategy and consulting, getting students into top schools, she is also a professional golf instructor.



Frank is an Advisor to the Epiphany Manhattan Academy. Frank advises on business development of the Academy and mentors students on admissions and extracurricular activities. With over 10 years of working experience in investment management companies in New York, Frank is an entrepreneur and tech start-up founder with passion for education and mentorship. Studied at Columbia University and worked at Columbia University admissions.


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Adnan is one of the leading university/college admissions expert in the country has over 25 years of admissions consulting experience. Featured on CBS and awarded by President Bill Clinton, Adnan coaches and guides students, one-on-one, through the complex and competitive world of college admissions. Instilling confidence, creating the most impactful brand of the applicant and having fun through the whole process is his trademark.   • Insider Admissions Experience with Johns Hopkins and U Penn-Wharton, GWU and Georgetown Law School Admissions   • Other work experience includes: The White House Press Office (1998), US Senate-Office of Senator Grassley (2000/2001), The World Bank   • Appointed as COO of APF (2010) – a private foundation inaugurated by Hillary Clinton with Colin Powell as honorary chair.
Mel is a Head of Test Prep Program at Epiphany. Mel is a graduate of Harvard College with a proven track record in admissions consulting, test preparation and English tutoring over the last four years. With his expertise in college applications, essay writing, and resume editing, Mel guided over fifty students into Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and other top schools while working as an admissions consultant in Seoul, Korea.
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Michael has extensive experience in admission essay writing and our English and US/World History tutor. Michael is a graduate of Brown University.
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Kate is a graduate of Brown University and has extensive experience in English essay writing and essay writing and film production.
Chulhan graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature. Chulhan has been teaching English and history and guiding students through the college admissions process for over 5 years, while also working at a New York City-based law firm. In his spare time, Chulhan enjoys composing and playing music.
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Mieon Park is our Music Director at Epiphany Music School and professional orchestra conductor and music director with over 20 years of experience. Mieon has been preparing students for Juilliard, Manhattan and Mannes Schools of Music auditions and admissions. Mieon has been teaching violin and her professional music staff has been training on clarinet, violin, flute, piano, cello and other instruments. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ewha Women’s University in Seoul, Korea
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Chris is a graduate of MIT and Stuyvesant High School and has been teaching Math, Calculus and AMC.
Shannon is our English and US/World History teacher and graduate of Fordham University with honors. Shannon is also teaching film production and play writing.
Eli is a Senior Teacher at Epiphany.An alumnus of Swarthmore College and Yale University, Eli Epstein-Deutsch is an editor, freelance writer, and writing tutor who specializes in undergraduate and graduate admissions essays, admissions consulting, research papers, critical essays, academic enrichment, and interview preparation. He received perfect scores on both his SATs and GRE, and teaches ACT and SAT I Verbal, SAT II Writing, Literature, and History, GRE and GMAT. He also writes plays and produces art events around the New York City area.
Originally from Barcelona, Spain, Mercedes is a Certified with the Spanish Language Superior Teaching program. Mercedes studied Chemical Engineering with an MD in Environmental Engineering at University of Barcelona and University of Notre Dame, IN. Mercedes has been teaching science, Spanish literature, language and history to high school and elementary students since 2007.
Nico has been teaching English and US/World History and Literature for over 5 years. Nice is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University and Stuyvesant High School.
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Tarjani is a fellow at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York, NY and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at CUNY City College. She attended Delhi University and National Centre for Biological Sciences in India, and has over ten years of experience teaching science classes as well as numerous honors and publications.
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Christine has been teaching Spanish into to advanced level for over 10 years.
June is our Coordinator at Epiphany Manhattan Academy and also Director of our Epiphany Arts Studio. June is a graduate of Tufts University and is studying at Pratt Institute.
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Nick is our US and World History and English tutor. On spare time, he is a producer and drummer at Afr0-Latin band in New York City. Nick is a graduate of Columbia University and Stuyvesant High School.
Jamie is our Assistant Director of Art Studio and she currently attends School of Visual Arts. She likes to paint, sing, and play golf in her free time. She hopes to become an art therapist when she graduates and help kids who are struggling with anxiety and depression.
Chad is our English and creative writing tutor. He has been publishing in major newspapers and journals in New York.
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Christian is a graduate of NYU Stern Business School and our Economics and Computer Science tutor.
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Amanda is a graduate of Columbia University and Boston University and has been teaching English and writing.
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Katina is a professional voice-over expert and has been teaching students on their pronunciation and public-speaking skills.

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