Managing Director, Greater China
Harvard University (BA)
Christopher Roma graduated from Harvard University in 2003 with a BA with honors in Sociology. After graduation he went on to work in the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) coordinating and running the Gifted & Talented Program – evaluating, testing and placing New York’s very best students of all ages into academically advanced classes. He also taught SAT preparation courses to students in the greater New York City area for a NYC-based test prep company called TestTakers.
In 2005, he moved to Shanghai and over the course of over 6 years in China as a college consultant, he advised hundreds of students in China, Hong Kong and across the world in college selection and the overall college application process. During that time he also served as Deputy GM of Shanghai Business Review, Shanghai’s most widely circulated English-language business magazine.
He read his Master in Business Administration (MBA) at the University of Oxford in 2012 and then spent over a year consulting Oxford’s newly inaugurated Blavatnik School of Government in their development, student funding/scholarships and admissions departments.
Christopher is currently Managing Director, Greater China of A-List Education, a leading global college advising firm. He is writing a book about the cultural differences in education between China and the West and how these differences affect the college admissions process. Over the last 12 years, he has helped his students successfully get into many of the world’s most prestigious universities, including Harvard, NYU, University of Chicago, USC and UCLA, among many others.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!