Our team

Our wonderful staff

Sage Education Services was formed out of a desire to fill a gap in quality exam preparation and tutoring in Dubai. We are dedicated to providing students with a critical range of exam preparation courses as well as group and individual tutoring with a unique methodology in conjunction with talented and responsive trainers. Applying to universities in the US and surviving high school and college exams can be daunting, but they don’t have to be. Our sole aim is to help students achieve their dreams, and guide them through these often overwhelming processes.

OUR TRAINERS AND TEAM

SHEIKH TALAT ALI
Managing Director

Talat holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering and an MBA from Bangalore University with a specialization in Marketing. With extensive experience working in education, marketing, and IT, Talat brings a unique point of view to Sage Education Services. He has worked for multiple 500 Fortune Companies from Colgate and HSBC to Infinite Computers and Oracle. His passion for education and firm belief that education is the key to unlocking your future make him a motivating presence in the office. In his spare time, Talat can be found at the gym.

Assaf Hamad Al Ali
Co-owner

Assaf is an Emirati national who owns over 82 companies from real estate to construction, education, and facility management among others. Assaf is passionate about education and has a strong desire to further the quality of education in the UAE and prepare students to study abroad. Apart from his passion for education, Assaf enjoys collecting vintage sports cars.

CATHLEEN M.
Head of Academics

Cathleen studied English and Creative Writing at the University of Southern California (USC). Prior to USC, Cathleen attended the prestigious New York University (NYU) and studied Creative Writing and Psychology. Cathleen began teaching in Los Angeles over ten years ago, and has prepared hundreds of students in the US and Dubai for the SAT, ACT, AP, IB, IGCSE, GCSE, GMAT, and GRE exams. Further, Cathleen is Sage’s Head Admissions Consultant and she has guided students through countless US, British, Canadian, and European university and graduate school applications. She thoroughly enjoys helping students discover and highlight their full potential. After years of experience, Cathleen has developed unique course material and exam strategies that help every kind of student gain confidence, manage time, and achieve success.

Jennifer Keay
Head of Art

Jennifer has over ten years’ experience of teaching Art both in school and out-of-school settings. She has a breadth of experience, having worked with pre-school children, children with special educational needs, middle years and also running adult workshops. Children’s classes and workshops focus on allowing kids to explore and express themselves through their artwork as well as introducing them to the work of famous artist. Kids are able to create crafts and paintings to take home each week.

Sani F
Head Quant Trainer

Sani completed his education in Physics and Electrical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and his PhD at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sani is passionate about STEM education and his aim is to enrich all of his classes with engaging, scientific and mathematical concepts. For the past ten years, in the US and Dubai, Sanihas been teaching IB, AP, IGCSE, GCSE, SAT, SAT II, ACT,GRE, GMAT and University level students physics, calculus,and broader math. Sani has trainer over 10,000 students with a 90 % success rate of improving their scores exponentially. He has been a university lecturer in the US for physics and calculus as well as developed study plans and course material with students in Austin, Texas for the SAT, SAT II ACT, GMAT and GRE. Sani’s lively approach to math and science has garnered a reputation of excellence from all of students,who have improved their grades, exam scores, and confidence.

Math and Physics Teacher

S. Al Moudarres completed his undergraduate and graduate education in France and Sweden in Engineering, when he discovered his passion for teaching. He has since has helped hundreds of IB, AP, GCSE, IGCSE, SAT II, and University level students prepare for their Physics and Math exams, improve their grades, and strengthen weak areas. He is fluent in French, Arabic, and Spanish, and enjoys camping, music, and theater in his spare time.

DEEPIKA
Biology Teacher

Deepika has Masters degrees in Biotechnology and Business Administration and a Bachelors in Applied Sciences from Delhi University. She has also won numerous awards for her research and teaching. For the past eleven years, she has prepared students for ACT, SAT II, IGCSE, AP, CBSE and medical school entrance exams for top institutes. She has also taught Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Biotechnology at top universities in India. Deepika is passionate about guiding students through all aspects of science, and her classes are filled with fun analogies and critical strategies to explain complex concepts in simplified ways. Based on her extensive experience, she has developed her own successful strategies for saving time and developing quick, accurate analytical skills. She guides students through challenging concepts, ensuring each and every student leaves class with a thorough understanding of all topics. In addition to teaching, Deepika is an avid yogi.

DANIELLE
Marketing Intern

Danielle was born and raised in Dubai and will be attending the University of Vermont this fall. She is beyond thrilled to be moving to an idyllic, liberal arts school. Danielle has a passion for Model United Nations (MUN) and headed numerous other leadership committees in high school. She is also fluent in English, French, and Arabic! Danielle represents Sage throughout the UAE.

AMAL
Marketing Intern

Amal was raised in Dubai and is currently a student at Ohio University. She recently undertook the process of studying and preparing for the SAT and applying to universities in the U.S. Now, Amal is a double major in Political Science and Economics along with a minor in Social Work. She plans to attend Law School in the future and make an impact with Human Rights Law. Amal represents Sage throughout the UAE.

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