Transcend Academy is a team of committed advisors who mentor and help students with test prep and college admissions. Since 2010, Transcend has prepared more than 3000 students for top schools. The key to Transcend’s success is our personal investment in each and every student.
Director of Academic Programs
Oliver (Ozzie) Crocco is a doctoral candidate in Human and Organizational Learning at the George Washington University and has been teaching and tutoring test prep for over three years. Before moving to D.C., Ozzie was the Head of International Campus Life and Lecturer of General Education at Payap University in Chiang Mai, Thailand for four years. He also received his master’s degree in education from Harvard University. As a dyslexic, Ozzie knows what it’s like to successfully navigate the test-prep process with learning differences.
Tina Neville received her Masters degree from Yale University and has taught at Yale University, Ho Chi Minh City Social Sciences University, the National Cathedral School, and Washington Latin Public Charter School. She has read AP Exams for the College Board and worked as a College Coach and Writing Coach with College Summit at Trinity College and Manhattan College. Prior to education, Tina was a U.S. Foreign Service Officer whose focus was on education and cultural affairs.
Director of Professional Development
Malcolm Rivers received his Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies and Government from Harvard College. After graduation, Malcolm joined the Teach for America Corps in Washington, D.C. and spent the next 2 years teaching full time while earning his Master’s in Education. After completing his Teach for America service, Malcolm continued teaching in the District of Columbia Public School system for 4 years before joining the Transcend Academy team full time as the Director of Professional Development. In his current role Malcolm develops curriculum, trains Transcend’s advisers and clients, and works with classes and individual students. In his free time Malcolm enjoys cooking and martial arts.