Directors:

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Marcus DeWitt

Founder & Director

Marcus DeWitt is a Yale graduate and Founder of Blue Ivy. Marcus worked for two years at an elite educational consulting firm in New York City, and has since conducted his own specialized tutoring programs.

He has a diploma in Educational Coaching, and is an expert in motivating students to find their true passion. In the last 10 years, Marcus has helped hundreds of students reach the university that best suits them.

As an American, Marcus grew up in Spain before studying Sociology at Yale University. He is thrilled to be living again in Mexico City, where he was born.

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Alejandro Garcia Santos

Director

Alejandro is Blue Ivy’s Director of Finance and Operations. Formally an engineer, over the past 7 years Alejandro has co-founded a number of mission-driven startups focused on sustainable transport, Fintech, and education. At Blue Ivy, Alejandro directs day-to-day operations and supports the startup’s sustainable growth and development. Outside of the office, Alejandro enjoys distance cycling, waters sports, and long weekends away.

 
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Aron Lesser

Academic Director

Aron is Blue Ivy’s Academic Director. Aron was raised between Atlanta and Brazil, and graduated from Brown University with a degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. He then moved to Mexico City as a Princeton University research fellow to help design alternative pedagogical models for public schools outside the city. His core educational belief lies in student-centered teaching and meaningful learning experiences. In his spare time, he is out finding new restaurants for his food blog.

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Luke Smith

Director of Test Prep

Luke graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor's in Economics and from Brown University with a Master's in Latin American History. He also holds a law degree and worked as a corporate lawyer in London, New York, and Paris. He came to Mexico to research his doctoral dissertation and promptly fell in love with Mexico City. He has worked as a historical consultant to independent film companies shooting in the Valley of Mexico and as a language teacher to students with professional needs for advanced English in law and business. He has over ten years of experience teaching and tutoring students in a variety of subjects, including Economics, History, and SAT preparation. In his spare time, Luke enjoys travel, yoga, and exploring the streets and architecture of Coyoacan.

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Alejandro Garcia Chung

Director of Subject Coaching

Alejo loves Physics and Maths and that is why he pursued a career as a Physicist in Cuba. Looking for a deeper understanding of nature, he moved to Bariloche, Argentina, where he earned a Masters Degree in Physics in the Balseiro Institute. Then, he moved to Mexico City, where he studied some of the mathematical techniques used in the Loop Quantization of Gravity at the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, and completed his Ph.D. in Physics.

Alejo is passionate about teaching and science but also enjoys music and dancing!

 

Administrative Staff:

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Luis Enrique Torres Galindo

Coach Manager

Luis Enrique “Quique” is Blue Ivy’s Coach Manager. Quique received his bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and has worked for 5+ years as an Industrial Engineer coordinating large-scale international logistics. He joins Blue Ivy as an operations specialist to help ensure that logistics run smoothly so that our Coaches can focus all of their energy on teaching. On his free time, Quique loves riding his bike, going to the movies, and doing just enough exercise to feel healthy.

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Karen Diez

Office Manager

Karen “Natz” Diez is Blue Ivy’s office assistant. She studied Biology at the UDLAP in Puebla and moved to Mexico City to pursue her passion in Theater and Acting. At Blue Ivy, Natz supports the team with Mock Exams, Payments, Materials, Logistics, and Administrative duties. On her free time, you will probably find Natz watching or acting in a play, painting, writing (short stories), and spending time in an urban park.

Coaching Staff:

Our 20+ coaching staff are graduates from University of Oxford, University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, NYU, Brown University, UNC Chapel Hill, and other top universities.

After a competitive recruitment process, Blue Ivy offers a rigorous six-week training program for each coach and provides effective follow-up to ensure student success.