A university guidance and career counselor with extensive experience of over 21 years, Edwin Liew is passionate about helping students achieve their goals and aspirations in higher education towards their career paths.
Edwin is a BCCT educator and a three-time graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Master of Arts in English Education (Sociolinguistics and English for Academic Purposes), Bachelor of Education in Secondary Science and Mathematics and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences. He also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate with course work in the Doctorate of Education in English Language Assessment at the Durham University, UK, and has completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
As a Senior Educational Consultant on the Options Solutions team, Edwin offers valuable expertise in personalized academic planning, career counselling, the university and college search process, program selection for ‘best fit’, and admissions guidance. He specializes in post-secondary advisement on undergraduate and graduate programs in institutions across Canada, the UK, the US, Australia, France, Netherlands, and Asia, particularly Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan.
For applications to university, college or technical institutes, Edwin aims to understand a student’s personal profile of accomplishments and helps to match the student’s interests with the right program of study, taking into consideration the application process including written supplementals, CVs, interviews, and portfolio and audition preparation. For each degree completion, he outlines for the student the courses for graduation requirements, the co-op and internship opportunities, and program transfer admissions, laddering up towards post-graduate studies and career pursuits.
Edwin also has developed resources and taught academic study skills and university preparatory classes in writing personal statements, college essays and resumes, and workshops for the SATs, ACTs, TOEFL, and IELTS. Building on the strengths and capabilities of every applicant, Edwin can also provide training on admissions interviews to the US Ivy League schools and the UK Russell Group universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, and specializes in Multiple Mini (MMIs), Group, and Panel Interviews for Medical, Dental, Physiotherapy and Pharmacy programs.
In recent years, he assisted applicants in gaining scholarship offers totaling over US$450,000 in financial awards to well-known universities and art & design colleges worldwide. Edwin has also assisted student athletes who are interested in USports (Canadian) and the US NCAA recruitment, especially for college tennis.
- West Vancouver
- South Surrey