The institute, located in Daechidong, southern Seoul, runs programs specifically designed for Korea’s university admission exam, school records and the English proficiency tests TEPS and TOEFL. It attracts students from not only Seoul and Gyeonggi Province, but also southern parts of the country, especially during the weekends and school vacations.
Since opening four years ago, every year the institute has helped more than 200 students from Seoul Science High School with the school curriculum and another 150 students of Daewon International Middle School.
“Korean students are really busy, so in order for them to not waste time, I aim to focus on teaching what is truly necessary accurately, producing maximum effect within the given time,” the institute’s owner Jeon Dae-gyum said. “The key is custom-tailored English learning and my writing and research staff.”
The institute crafts teaching materials targeting each top school in Gangnam and other regions. It also keeps records of the schools’ regular tests and the yearly college admission exam to study patterns.
“The road to the top hinges on how you manage time,” Jeon said. “While minimizing the time (taken) to study English, you should invest in other subjects and boost the effect.”