Helping you get into your best university since 2010.

Founded by a Yale university graduate and high school teacher, Transcend Academy’s mission is to help prepare students for admission into their best universities. Recipient of “Top Test Prep Tutors” by CBS-DC and “Best in Education Services” in Washington, DC; Transcend provides accessible, high-quality test preparation and college admissions coaching for diverse students from around the world. We work with students one-on-one online and in classroom settings at schools to maximize their chances to reach their best universities.  Transcend Academy delivers results with student score improvements of an average 100 SAT points and 3 ACT points in two months. Our unique curriculum provides a wraparound college admissions package, including support for standardized test preparation, essay evaluations, recommendation letters, resumes, college matching, financial aid review, and much more.  As a result, 85% of our students have been admitted to one of their top three universities. How can we help you achieve your dreams?

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Our Founder

Tina Tran Neville began her teaching career in high schools in Washington, DC. Tina taught at the National Cathedral School and Washington Latin Public Charter School and witnessed the need for higher quality services that apply to a diverse range of students. Tina's mission was to create content that served students, whether community-college or Harvard University bound. Since 2010, Transcend Academy has helped students gain into their best universities! Prior to the field of education, Tina was U.S. Foreign Service Officer in Vietnam, Pakistan, and Iraq. She received degrees at the University of Tulsa and Yale University.

Our Coaches


George Washington, Ed.D.
Harvard University, Ed.M.
Whitworth University, BA


University of Maryland, MA
University of Maryland, BA



Yale University, BS


Harvard University, BA


George Washington, Ed.D.                     Georgia State, Ed.M.            Georgia State, Ed.S.
Syracuse University, BA


Howard University, PhD      Howard University, MS        Eastern Kentucky University, BA


Jones International, MA    American University, BA


University of Washington, MPA  Allegheny College, BA

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