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Kelly Yang, Founder, is the New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of FRONT DESK and winner of the 2018 Asian Pacific American Award for Literature. She uses her experience in the publishing industry to ensure KYP's curriculum and teaching methods for writing are cutting-edge. "Effective English communication is the number one most essential skill for global academic and professional success. Whether your kids are going to grow up to be authors, lawyers, or businessmen, that ability is KEY in today’s world."
Understanding international issues is an essential life skill in the 21st century. To prepare for and compete in the modern workplace, we believe it is imperative that students understand global issues and current events early on. This empowers our students to take stake in changing the world around them. We never say to our students, "this issue is too complicated" or "we'll talk about it when you're older". We challenge and trust our students to handle real-word issues - and to think up real-world solutions in each lesson.
Our teachers are specially trained to employ a range of proprietary KYP methods and tools that best engage students with the material at hand. Every KYP class is dynamic and lively. There's energy and excitement in our classrooms. Thanks to KYP's unique lesson delivery methods, students never feel bored in our classes.
Results are key. Lessons should not only be fun, but should also focus on producing high-quality work. A crucial component of the Kelly Yang Methodology is to train children to write well, write a lot, and write quickly. Writing is like a sport; to get good, you have to practice. The more you write, the less you fear writing, and the easier and more enjoyable it becomes. Similarly, with debate, the more you practice, the less scared you are when giving speeches, and the better you become. This emphasis on output helps develop students' work ethic and better ensures tangible academic results: enhanced thinking, writing, and speaking skills; improved standardized test scores; and better secondary school and university admissions results.
We believe that to achieve in school and life, you need more than technical skills. You also need emotional strength. You need to be confident and self-aware, to know how to deal with other people, work in a team, have a strong sense of self and confidence in purpose. This is why a major component of every KYP class is building students up emotionally. We strive to get our students to be introspective by developing their emotional intelligence so that they can take risks with their debating and writing. This is the only way for them to truly stand out. It will benefit them not just in school but also in life. Thus, we are committed to molding our students into more mature, curious, and mindful young people.
Love of learning is fostered in more than just the classroom. Our teachers communicate frequently with parents so that parents can continue the conversation after class. Furthermore, our students often share what they've learned in the KYP classroom with their community, by starting community projects and initiatives. When it comes to education, it takes a village and that village starts with KYP!
Our English Enrichment Courses are designed to teach students how to: 1. Think globally Our English Enrichment Courses follow a global curriculum that covers a variety of current events topics. Students are engaged in thought-provoking and intellectually challenging discussions that encourage them to dig deep into the topic on hand
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KYP admissions services are run by expert consultant, Ms. Elizabeth Benedict. Ms. Benedict is a New York-based admissions consultant, writing professor, and award-winning author with over twenty years of experience. She has taught writing the elite Iowa Writers’ Workshop and at top American universities including Princeton, Columbia, Swarthmore, and MIT.
Experienced Team & Skilled Instructors
KYP turned me on to writing and learning. It made me believe that I am good at writing and that I can write anything. I really felt the teachers cared. They went out of their way to help me. They’re also fun people–people I like hanging out with! KYP inspired
Former KYP Student, Current Student at NYU
I’ve never seen anyone more dedicated to her students than Kelly. When I was struggling to finish my college application essays before the application deadline, she was available by Blackberry and email, and would answer my questions outside of lesson time.
Former KYP Student, Current Student at Stanford
I think KYP is a very good place to learn English writing. This is because over the past few years, I have been going to KYP and I have learned a lot more about how to write stories and how to give a speech. I also think that the teachers
Former KYP Student
I’ve put all three of my kids through KYP. The KYP classes are very interesting and I can see how my children improved in their writing skills. They all got into their goal schools. They’re all now going to boarding school at Lawrenceville in the US. KYP interview class for
Mother of Stephen, Nathan, and Hannah Hwa
The most attractive quality of KYP is the variety of the classes that are offered which are quite different from what we see in the market. Although other centres also try to teach English, the topics discussed in KYP classes are very interesting as they may involve a current
Mother of Serena and Brandan Chen
Kelly is an incredible role model for students. She is one of the most intellectually energetic and curious people I have ever met and, more importantly, she is able to pass this energy and curiosity on to her students and inspire them to achieve more than they ever thought they
Mother of Clio Bersani
My 3 children have been with KYP since it’s early years. Now ages 19, 18 and 11, they have had both private lessons and group lessons at KYP over the years. KYP has played a very important role in augmenting their education, especially their writing and reading. Whether through private
Parents of Amy, Kevin and Christina Li
I believe if I hadn’t come to KYP, I wouldn’t be passionate about writing and that passion would not have carried through my high school career.
Former KYP Student
My greatest growth as a student has been because of KYP. More than just a tutoring class, KYP offered intimate relationships with instructors, fascinating material, and an inspiring environment that fosters academic growth. Where in my high school, I was un-inspired by my teachers and forgotten in large classes, the
Former KYP Student
Our son chooses KYP because the teachers there are really professional. They can not only increase my son’s vocabulary and improve his writing skills, but also they can train his communication skills. KYP’s many programs for both public speaking and writing have helped my son think and write with more
Parents of Ryan and Daphne Chan
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