Meet Our Instructors

Every member of our team has a love for education and has worked extensively to improve their students’ academics. Our instructors stand apart because they understand the value of knowing each student and honing his or her individual abilities. 

By leveraging their unique backgrounds, Intellegym’s team provides an intimate academic setting where students can receive 1-on-1 private tutoring and small classroom attention.

 

Our students’ safety is of the utmost importance.
We have thoroughly screened every member of our staff according to state and federal guidelines.

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Frank Wang

Frank attended the University of Pennsylvania where he studied biology and biotechnology. After graduating, he entered a one-year Fellowship with the nonprofit 12 Plus, which solidified his desire to work in education.

For the past four years, Frank has directed and operated The Ivy Advantage Academy. There, he taught students with a wide range of academic abilities and personal interests. He found that when these two aspects of a student’s life were connected, their motivation and progress rapidly increased.

As a co-founder of Intellegym, Frank believes that building genuine, empathetic relationships with students is the key to promoting both academic and personal growth. He looks forward to sharing his excitement for learning—dissecting and analyzing the nuances of every subject—with Intellegym’s Members.

Outside of work, Frank enjoys hiking, obstacle-course races, cooking/trying new foods, and rooting for the New England Patriots!


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After graduating from Stanford with a degree in chemistry, Bailey joined Teach For America in the Bronx, NYC where she lead her first group of students to the highest state-exam pass rate at her school in years. She earned her Master's in teaching from Fordham University during her first two years of teaching and served as Science Department Chair at her school.

For the last three years, Bailey has taught chemistry at one of the best private schools in Florida. She is excited to apply what she has discovered about the learning process and passion for working with kids as she plans engaging curriculum. Bailey will serve as a curriculum developer at Intellegym when she joins us in Philadelphia in June.

In her spare time, Bailey is a competitive West Coast Swing dancer, adventurous traveler, fitness and outdoor enthusiast. 

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Taylor holds a bachelor's degree in English and both a bachelor's and master's degree in theatre. In his 10+ years of working in education, he has tutored students from elementary school to the university level, developed and taught curriculum for several SAT and ACT group classes, worked in special education, and taught collegiate acting classes.

Taylor loves working with students of all levels and talents and watching them achieve things they didn't see as possible. His favorite area of English literature is the writings of early modern English writers such as Virginia Woolf and James Joyce. He was drawn to Intellegym's innovative and student-centered model that acknowledges the unique needs of each student and its commitment to ethical business practices.

In his spare time Taylor enjoys camping, crossword puzzles, and volunteering with the Big Brother/Big Sister program.


Rob Sheppard

Rob is a passionate teacher and curriculum designer from Boston, MA. He holds an MA in TESOL focused on curriculum design from The New School in New York and has been working in education for 12 years in diverse settings and roles. These have included helping international students prepare for college in Boston, teaching kindergarten in Taipei, leading a nonprofit adult-education in Quincy, teaching at a hakwon in Seoul, and building his online English school, Ginseng English, while traveling the world as a "digital nomad." Outside of his work, Rob writes, blogs, and presents on topics related English language teaching and curriculum development.

Rob is excited to work on the Intellegym team, finding fun and innovative ways to show students the grammar, math, science, and other patterns that give shape to the world around us.

He loves reading, hiking, traveling, cooking, graphic design, and writing.

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