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Hale Educational Consultants are graduates of top US and Canadian universities and experts in the application process. They are  deeply familiar with the challenges and concerns that face students and families applying from overseas. We are the gold standard in North American college admissions, and your success is our priority.

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Peter Y. Davos

Founder and CEO

Peter is a first generation college graduate, born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, with a double major, from Johns Hopkins University and spent his junior year abroad completing the General Course in International Relations at the London School of Economics. Peter holds master’s degrees from Oxford University (Lady Margaret Hall) and Harvard University (Graduate School of Design), where he was selected Marshal of his class, and has completed UCLA’s Certificate in College Counseling with Distinction and IECA’s Summer Training Institute. As a student, he received numerous awards and accolades, including the Graduate Merit Award for study at the London School of Economics, Harvard GSD Alumni Council Unsung Hero Book Prize (awarded to the student that contributes most to student life outside of the classroom), the Harvard GSD Colloredo-Mansfeld Prize for Superior Achievement in Real Estate Studies, the Harvard Real Estate Consortium Founders’ Award, and membership in the Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key, Order of Omega and Pi Sigma Alpha National Honor Societies.

Peter is the co-President of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Society of the UAE, member of the Johns Hopkins Second Decade Society, former member of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Council, and member of the Harvard GSD Alumni Council. He has been featured in over 100+ international news features in media outlets such as Gulf News, the National, Khaleej Times, Al Bayan, Arabian Business, Hindustan Times, Peninsula Qatar, Saudi Gazette, Times of Oman, City 7, Dubai One, Forbes Middle East, and Dubai Eye.

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Patrick Fitz

Test Preparation Instructor & Education Consultant (Dubai)

Patrick graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's degree in Economics and English Literature. While in school, he tutored primary school students in math and literacy. Following graduation, Patrick served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon for three years, teaching English and Information and Communications Technology to secondary school students. He then taught Business and English language curricula, as well as US standardized test prep, at a leading education services company in Hong Kong for a year before joining Hale Education Group. As a high school student, Patrick earned a perfect score on the ACT, scored in the 99th percentile on the SAT, and was a National AP Scholar. Additionally, Patrick has scored above the 90th percentile on all three sections of the GRE.

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David Shepley

Educational Consultant (Dubai )

Originally from Connecticut, David began his educational journey homeschooling where he had the opportunity to work with tutors and mentors to pursue a robust, educational path tailored to his interests. During this period, David established a connection to East Africa engaging in cultural bridge-building, technological and solar power development, and studying the wildlife and conservation efforts in Tanzania.

David went on to attend Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire for all four years where he started a wildlife conservation club, played three varsity sports as captain of the water polo team, served as a dormitory proctor and peer counselor, participated in the inter-religious community and led Exeter’s community service organization as president, overseeing 70 student-led clubs. As a senior, David received MVP of the water polo team, the Excellence in French and American History prizes, the Wyzanski Prize for ethical impact, the Gifford Pinchot Conservation Prize, and the David M. Bitman Science Prize for genetics research. He held the honor of delivering the opening prayer during commencement for the Class of 2016. Following graduation, David spent the summer in Amman, Jordan studying Arabic and living with a Jordanian family.

David graduated Columbia University (Class of 2020) with degrees in sustainable development and economics. While at Columbia, David played on the club water polo team, was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon and studied abroad in Kenya where he participated in research relating to ecosystem conservation, terrestrial paleoecology, and public health. Throughout college, he worked with asset management and hedge fund companies.

David enjoys photography, exploring nature, cultural immersion, and supporting non-profits like the Global Citizens Initiative (GCI) which fosters youth empowerment around the themes of global engagement, design thinking, and ethical leadership.

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Alyssa Vitrella

Business Development Associate (Dubai)

Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies with a Concentration on the Middle East from Louisiana State University. While in university, Alyssa volunteered in Palestine where she taught English and Dance at multiple refugee camps and village schools in and around Nablus. She has also volunteered as a Head Coach with Girls on the Run, a nonprofit girls empowerment program.

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Dana Tamimi

Business Development Associate (Dubai) 

Dana graduated with Distinction from Concordia University, where she completed a double major in Finance and International Business. While in University, Dana was Head Secretary to the biggest association on her campus - which dealt with all affiliations with the Big Four.  She has also won several awards from Oxford’s Printing Press competitions

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Tiffany Tyron

Education Consultant (Abu Dhabi)

Tiffany holds a Master in Arts in Theory and Practice of Human Rights from University of Essex and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and African Studies from University of Arizona. While at university, Tiffany interned for the UN and participated in the IRC initiative for refugee education.  Before joining Hale, Tiffany was a English Language Fellow with the State Department in Hungary. She has also worked on teaching initiatives in Afghanistan and is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Jordan and Moldova

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Nathan Vanelli

Nathan Vanelli - Educational Consultant (Abu Dhabi)

Nathan holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and Middle East Studies from Brown University. While at Brown, he spent three years as an Arabic teaching assistant, coordinated peer-lead courses for less-commonly-taught languages, and worked as a research assistant for the History Department. Before coming to Hale, Nathan taught fifth-grade English in Nablus, Palestine.

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Kevin Dupont

Kevin Dupont - Education Consultant (Dubai)

Kevin Dupont holds a Master of Arts in International Security Studies and Southwest Asia and Islamic Civilization from Tufts University and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and International and Global Studies from Brandeis University. Kevin was a member of the Men’s Varsity Tennis team at Brandeis University and the assistant coach of the Tufts’ Women’s Tennis team, ranked #8 in the U.S. Kevin has worked with the US Department of State in Azerbaijan, Mexico, and Pakistan, as well as with the International Council of Voluntary Agencies in Switzerland.

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Elijah Koome

Elijah Koome - Education Consultant (Dubai)

Elijah holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Black Studies from Amherst College, where he was awarded full financial aid. At Amherst, he worked as a research assistant in the English department and as a magazine editor for Enkare Review, an online literary magazine. Elijah also volunteered at the student resource center and at Catholic Charities, an organization that helps resettle refugees in Massachusetts. During his summer breaks, he served as a college counselor for the Mastercard Foundation's US college preparation program, a position for which he was selected after receiving one of the highest scores on the nationwide KCSE exam. 

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Angela Jones

Angela Jones-Glukhov - Education Consultant (Dubai)

Angie holds a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Antioch University and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and Russian from Beloit College. She has over 20 years of experience in college admissions, both as an admissions officer and as a counselor. Angie has coached students, families, and professionals in the admissions process, from New York to Singapore, Moscow and Seoul. Angie has worked for three U.S. colleges; spent four years in Russia administering a U.S. Department of State fellowship program; and has worked in Beijing and Shanghai for the last six years.

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Nermeen Zia

Nermeen ... - Education Consultant (Dubai)

Nermeen holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, Political Science and History from the University of Toronto.

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Ijaaz Jackaria

Education Consultant (Dubai)

Ijaaz holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from The University of Chicago, where he was awarded full financial aid. He has previously interned in China and India, guiding over one hundred students through the US college application process. During his college years, Ijaaz also worked with the Office of College Admissions at UChicago and as the Director of Operations of Maroon Tutor Match, a student-run tutoring program serving over 400 students in Chicago.

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Jeffrey Dalton

Co-Director of Test Prep Services

Jeffrey graduated from New York University with a Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and Languages. After college, he taught English in Lahore, Pakistan for four years where he helped middle school students develop their literacy in English. After returning to the USA, Jeffrey worked 2 years as a Math and Verbal tutor for SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT in New York and New Jersey for a leading international test prep company before making the shift to Dubai. He has scored in the top 99th percentile on both the SAT and ACT. With 10 years of teaching experience , Jeffrey capably and efficiently guides students to achieve their target scores on standardized tests.

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