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Meet The Team

KHALID KHASHOGGI

KHALID KHASHOGGI

Founder & CEO

A career educator with a uniquely cosmopolitan outlook, Khalid Khashoggi graduated from Princeton University and traveled widely before settling in the New York-New Jersey area. There, he founded Integrated Educational Services, a tutoring company that has helped tens of thousands of students raise their standardized test scores--and attend the colleges of their dreams--since 2001. Determined to share his years of expertise, Khalid founded IES Publications in 2013. Today, students all over the United States use the books in the IES SAT Advanced Practice Series to achieve their target scores. Each volume in the series delves into a specific SAT section--math, critical reading, or writing--in a manner that is systemat...

ARIANNA ASTUNI

ARIANNA ASTUNI

Founder & CEO

Arianna is the co-owner of IES NJ and IES NYC and the co-creator of the IES Technique: Control The Test. Along with her partner, she created some of the most sought after staples in the industry that all other schools now mimic. IES (2003) was the first to run a summer boot camp. IES (2007) was the first to start a foundations class. IES (2007) was the first to run free workshops and prep-a-thons. IES is still only one of a handful of small schools that uses its “expertise in the trenches” and extensive knowledge of the material to create specific textbooks, tests, and practice material for the students. (See IES Publications) Arianna has been teaching SAT VERBAL, PSAT, ACT, GRE, SAT Foundations, and editing C...

KRISTI MONIZ

KRISTI MONIZ

Campus Director

Kristi has been at IES for 12 years. She came to IES after working as an office manager for a print company for 9 years and as a personal nanny for 5. With her attention to detail and her love for kids, she forged a position at IES that the owners didn’t even know they needed. She became the DIRECTOR. And like every good director, Kristi is the “eyes and ears” for every person that enters this establishment. She is the first person most people speak to and the guiding hand that helps them decide what is best for their children. She uses her experience to tailor every course for every individual. She knows everything about the industry, College Board, and all of the competitors. You can come to her with any ques...

CHRISTOPHER CARBONELL

CHRISTOPHER CARBONELL

Operations Director & Teacher

Christopher serves as both the Operations Director and Editorial Director and is a seasoned teacher for IES Test Prep. He graduated from New York University with a focus in Dramatic Writing and Asian-Pacific-American Studies. Christopher has over 10 years of experience teaching the SAT/ PSAT/ ACT Reading, Grammar, and Essay sections for IES. He constantly encourages his students to ask as many questions as possible during class, in passing, or whenever he has a free moment! Christopher will always provide thorough feedback on strategies that will help students achieve their top score. Christopher will often remind his students: “To succeed on the SAT, you have to be a P.O.E.T.!” To be a P.O.E.T. means to be a Proces...

MARC WALLACE

MARC WALLACE

Head of Math Department

With 15 years of experience in the field of mathematics education, Marc is no stranger to the content mastery, habit control, and emotional motivation that is required for his students to achieve top scores. Being a veteran of IES with over 10 years vested in the company and as the acting head of the mathematics department, he has developed a style of educating that both solidifies his students’ content knowledge and promotes systematic control over their careless mistakes. Previous to his current appointment as Head of Mathematics, Marc has accumulated 9 years of experience in the public school system, having taught multiple courses in Algebra, Geometry, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, and most everything between. T...

SHWETA SHARMA

SHWETA SHARMA

Math, Verbal and Biology Teacher

Shweta is one of those rare teachers who is a master in every subject. At IES, she teaches SAT Verbal/Math/Essay, SSAT, ACT, and Biology. She is also a content writer for all IES publications and spearheaded the Math Foundations Curriculum. As a biology major in the Rutgers University Honors Program, she understands the importance of efficient learning and diligent study. She has reliably brought a multitude of students’ scores up from the 400’s and 500’s to the 700’s. Additionally, Shweta has had numerous students attain perfect scores. Her math students regularly see an increase of 120 points over the duration of the course and more if they continue with private lessons under Shweta’s instruction. Her stronges...

BING SHEN

BING SHEN

Math Teacher

Bing has been teaching at IES since 2013 and has over 10 years of experience with students preparing for the SAT, ACT, SSAT, Math Level 2, and other standardized tests. He attended J.P. Stevens High in Edison and went to college at MIT. He has scored 1600 on the SAT (and 2390 when 2400 was a perfect score). He enjoys the challenge of explaining difficult problems as clearly as possible and finding questions that have multiple methods of solving. Although most of his current students are preparing for the SAT, he enjoys all of his past teaching experiences including tutoring elementary and middle school students. He is also a volunteer ESL and adult literacy teacher with Literacy NJ in his spare time.

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MEGAN CALDWELL

MEGAN CALDWELL

Verbal Teacher

Megan Caldwell is a 4-year veteran of the SAT test prep industry who specializes in SAT verbal, SAT essay composition, and college essay composition. Her SAT students have scored as high as 790 on the verbal section and have been admitted to MIT, Brown, Cornell, NYU, Carnegie Mellon, University of Toronto, and Syracuse University, among many others. With a BS in psychology and an MS in neuroscience, she has ample knowledge of classical learning techniques as well as of what makes her students engage with, and effectively digest, the material. She has taught in a classroom setting for over 6 years, both at the public university level with the City University of New York and at the private institution level with Saint...

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