OUR UNIQUE EDGE
Our team compose of experienced application mentors, undergraduate or graduates consultants who have studied at top universities in the US and UK, interview experts, body language mentors. We are passionate and serious about sharing their insights and experiences with those who need guidance.
Quintessential is steeped in the belief of holistic preparation, hard work and grit, interconnectedness and global citizenry. We seek to prepare all our students well for the rigorous challenges of top notch universities.
We are proud to say that our Quintessential Alumni consist of an extensive network of top universities, not just Oxbridge and Ivy League Universities (Cambridge, Oxford, UCL, Stanford, U Penn, Brown, Princeton, Yale, Harvard etc). The Alumni network will benefit many of our existing students under mentorship well beyond their student years.
• Singapore’s Oxbridge Application Specialists – What We Offer •
Close mentorship with subject experts to provide advisory on
- Insights of the university application system
- Brainstorming and formulating a portfolio
- Developing winning application essays
- Analysis of interview questions and coaching from mock interview sessions
The calibre of our consultants are top notch. They consist of experienced mentors and outstanding graduates from Oxbridge and the Ivy League who have been through the process themselves and can provide thorough guidance at every step.
WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT US
MEET OUR TEAM
University of Cambridge, Law
Dylan was educated at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College where he attained a perfect score for his A levels examinations. After which, he gained a place to read Law at Wolfson College, Cambridge, and later completed his masters in Finance at the London Business School. Having practiced in U.K, Hongkong, and Singapore, Dylan is a quintessential global citizen and has strong competitive edge when it comes to personal statements and interviews. His diverse experiences and world view makes him a strong mentor who has guided numerous applicants through the Cambridge applications. In his free time, Dylan likes to read up on M&A and private equities. He also loves automobiles and engineering and has a soft spot for driving top down.
University of Oxford, PPE
Zee studied at Victoria Junior College and went on to read Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at one of the top colleges in Oxford. She is an talented individual many would describe to be witty, charismatic, and well read, giving her a strong edge in interview preparations and training. In fact, Zee was one of the few in her batch who was awarded a prestigious bond-free scholarship for her studies. Upon graduation, she pursued her passion in teaching and is now a full time educator and has published a few works. An avid reader, she has great interest in philosophy, ethics, ancient literature, and economics. In recent years, her passion for health and wellness has pushed her towards Yoga, long distance running, and Zumba.
UC Berkeley, Psychology
Fung is a trilingual Chinese-Malaysian who graduated from a British international school with 10 A*s in her IGCSEs and straights As for her A-levels. She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing her doctorate. Fung has dabbled in the realms of ballet and ballroom dancing, piano and ukulele, taekwondo and horse-riding; she has even worked as a freelance model, a cafeteria dishwasher and a clinical laboratory research assistant. But perhaps most important is that Fung has an undeniable passion to help others: she is a member of AWAM (All Women’s Action Society, Malaysia), a non-profit organisation that fights for women’s rights. In college, Fung administered and led a student-run class that provided physical therapy that combined yoga and traditional massage to help disabled members of the community.
University of Oxford, Law
Bianca has a multicultural educational background. She was educated at Garden International School Kuala Lumpur of 12A* 1A for her O Levels and won an academic scholarship to study A Levels in Benenden School, a top-tier UK boarding school. Bianca read Law at Balliol College, Oxford and was co-head of the Benenden Law Society. During her time there, she was a member of the Oxford University Ballroom Dancing team, where only the top 20 couples were members. She has also won international competitions across the ballroom dances, and dabbles in salsa and argentine tango. She is passionate about health and wellness – she believes in active living, health optimization and reads naturopathic medicine books.
University of Oxford, Chemistry
Rachel was educated at Raffles Girls’ School and Raffles Junior College. Post Junior College, she was awarded a scholarship to read Chemistry at Oxford. She completed her Masters in Chemistry before returning to Singapore as a full time educator. With a strong passion for teaching, she has been an outstanding mentor, having guided numerous students in the past years. Most of us describe her to be a sociable and committed mentor, who In her free time, Rachel is an absolute foodie who like to island hop for famous food. She is all for environmental conservation and is also a vegan by choice!
University of Cambridge, Medicine
Colin was educated first in ACS (Independent) in their IB program where he scored 99.9% percentile with a perfect score of 45/45 on the IB. Following that, Colin was accepted into the University of Cambridge to read Medicine in the renowned King’s College. A cerebral individual with multiple intellectual passions including Philosophy of Science, Colin is keen to share his knowledge on the college application process to the next generation of applicants. Outside of his academic pursuits, Colin is an avid running enthusiast and enjoys playing basketball among his many other hobbies.
University of Oxford, PPE
Jovin is currently a second-year student at Harris Manchester College in Oxford studying PPE on the prestigious PSC Scholarship. A motivated and charismatic individual, Jovin is gifted with not only a brilliance for academics but also a passion for helping others. Having already successfully mentored several students into their dream schools during his first year as part of our junior mentorship program, Jovin is excited to continue to help others in their university applications.
University of Oxford, Economics and Management
Shurvin loves reading, writing and debates. He is currently studying Economics and Management in Oxford. (E&M is an extremely difficult course to get into, with only 4-5 successful non-UK applicants per year) He aims to do management consulting or banking. A brilliant writer, Shurvin reads widely. He has a keen passion in social causes, having organized numerous social activities for the community and loves to give back as a mentor to young students. He’s keen if anybody is keen to chat about Game theory or entrepreneurship.
University of Oxford, Law
ZC is studying Law at Downing College, Oxford. Well-accomplished, he topped his cohort for multiple subjects in multiple years with multiple book prizes, he also engaged multiple organisations by volunteerism such as the IMF (International Monetary Fund) and Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics. He is willing to help the less fortunate and hope to contribute to public international laws as an academic.
University of Oxford, PPE
Siew San studied PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) at the prestigious Balliol College, Oxford and is currently working as a scholar in a Government-Linked telecommunications company. She is passionate about global issues such as inequality of access to resources such as telecommunications, healthcare and education. She also believes in giving back to society and is passionate about mentoring.
University of Oxford, Maths
Pau Ching studied her Bachelor’s in Maths and Masters in Statistics in Oxford university. She is currently a high flying scholar in a Government-Linked Company doing big data and cloud computing. Be it Brewer’s theorem or horizontal scaling, traditional Fibonacci sequences, probability and ratios, she has a passion for pursuing numbers and helping the younger generation.