Managing Director, A-List Middle East
Aparna has spent over fifteen years at the intersection of business, education and public policy, working at organizations dedicated to raising student achievement in public schools throughout the United States of America. Her experience spans across communications and marketing; business development and operations; strategic planning and organizational development; and training and staff development. Aparna began her career at Edison Schools, Inc., a private provider of education services to public school systems in over twenty states across the United States. She served as Director of Special Projects at the New York City Department of Education where she managed programs aimed at “re-branding achievement” to transform the ways in which both students and adults internalize the value of education. She was Chief of Staff to the CEO of New Leaders for New Schools, a national non-profit organization dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting a bold new generation of urban school leaders, and Research Administrator at Harvard University’s Education Innovation Laboratory which conducted rigorous independent analyses of school improvement programs in major public school districts. In Dubai, Aparna has served as an independent consultant to both international companies and local organizations seeking to establish a presence in the UAE/MENA education space. Aparna owns and operates the Dubai-based Middle East office of A-List Education. She is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles. Aparna currently resides in Dubai with her husband and two children, and is actively involved as a parent volunteer in her children’s school and in organizing community events in Dubai.
Lucy A., Jumeirah College, +8 ACT
My experience with A-List was incredibly helpful! Not only did Thomas teach me skills that were integral for the ACT, but I have developed my thinking skills by learning these techniques and use them in my own school work now! Thank you to everyone at A-List!
Scott S., Dubai College, + 8 ACT
Coming from a British curriculum school I did not know what to expect out of the test and was extremely unprepared, however, after just a couple months of sessions I was feeling much more comfortable with the content and material on the ACT… Overall, I would highly recommend using a-lists services as it helped me go up a total of 8 ACT points, something I don’t believe I could’ve done alone.
Mostafa K., GEMS World Academy, +6 ACT
I would like to thank A-list and my tutor for helping me achieve an amazing score on my ACTs. I know that I would not have been able to receive the same score if it wasn’t for my tutor at A list. Thomas is a great tutor who helped me with all my weaknesses and helped me develop my strengths. He gave me great and very useful advice, and the strategies he gave me came very in handy and were incredibly helpful. I would recommend A-list’s tutoring services to anyone.