• Kindle with ‘Wise Mentor’ by Kynda
    Wise Mentor Program by Kynda develops the best usage of tools and a series of tests for careers
    aptitude and operating careers guidance program. We have obtained a patent for three test key
    instrument, and an annual world-wide more than 500,000 students get their result through on-line and
    line(OMR) modes to seek and find their own life-long trajectory.
  • Plan with ‘Roadmap’ by Kynda
    Based on ‘Know-Thyself’ results, Kindle program provides annual consulting with building detailed &
    personalized trajectory and execution plan. Not only academically but also with extracurricular activities,
    internship, recognition, internship, summer plans, performing & fine arts, athletics…and far beyond. Kindle
    will guide you to come up with a solid plan for success.
  • Enrich with ‘type’ by Kynda
    Seeking for the best option for your child’s enrichments? In today’s competitive global environment,
    academic excellence alone is not enough to guarantee acceptance at the world’s leading institutions.
    For clients aiming for the absolute pinnacle of global institutions, TYPE provides bespoke services
    designed to augment a student’s profile, through supplementary activities and achievements, towards
    delivering applications with maximal impact. As a Gateway to introduce & match world’s finest education
    programs based on experience & knowledge of demands, we will enrich ourselves to achieve the goal.
  • Execute with ‘UCA’ by Kynda
    Wise Mentor Program by UCA by Kynda brings the best admission consulting service to our customers.
    With decades of Kynda’s experience in admissions consulting in Asia and UCA’s expertise of having been
    involved in IVY League admissions for decades will show a clear guidance for clients with system based
    top quality service. UCA by Kynda shall put great amount of effort to meet our customers’ expectations by
    offering differentiated services in student management, selecting schools, application completion and
    inimitable essay writing process by experienced professionals.
  • Kindle with 'Wise Mentor' by Kynda
  • Plan with 'Roadmap' by Kynda
  • Enrich with 'type' by Kynda
  • Execute with 'UCA' by Kynda

About Kynda

Kynda was launched in 2013 based on ten years of experience in diverse education fields. Realizing the limitation of ordinary study abroad centers and education consulting firms focusing on outsourcing applications and randomly selecting clients future just based on result, Kynda has differentiated itself by establishing its role as a ‘life mentor’ to the clients, truly guiding them to set and realize their own goals with motivation. WIth Kynda, the students are led to discuss and choose a design of learning that they need, want, and are able to efficiently practice.

In the students, Kynda foster a motivation that comes from self-awareness and clear goal setting, quick improvement in academic competence and efficiency, and achievement of their particular goals.

Kynda has programmed all the work needed for this process and provided a wholesome education program that sprawls across A to Z of reaching the final goal.

As one of the founding members of LAURUS, the first Educational Consultancy in Korea back in 2003, we had begun our journey in Education with an attempt to change the long-established paradigm of the market for studying abroad center to personalized consulting, now for another takeoff, we step forward again to the bigger market with our accumulated experience and analysis in needs & demands.


Business Area

An education journey with Kynda

Business Area

Kindle with ‘Wise Mentor’ by Kynda

www.wisementorintl.com

Wise Mentor Program by Kynda develops the best usage of tools and a series of tests for careers aptitude and operating careers guidance program. We have obtained a patent for three test key instrument, and an annual world-wide more than 500,000 students get their result through on-line and off-line(OMR) modes to seek and find their own life-long trajectory.

Business Area

Plan with ‘Roadmap’ by Kynda

www.ucakynda.com

Based on ‘Know-Thyself’ results, Roadmap program provides annual consulting with building detailed & personalized trajectory and execution plan. Not only academically but also with extracurricular activities, internship, recognition, internship, summer plans, performing & fine arts, athletics…and far beyond. Roadmap will guide you to come up with a solid plan for success.

Business Area

Enrich with ‘TYPE’ by Kynda

www.itypee.com

Seeking for the best option for your child’s enrichments? In today’s competitive global environment, academic excellence alone is not enough to guarantee acceptance at the world’s leading institutions. For clients aiming for the absolute pinnacle of global institutions, TYPE provides bespoke services designed to augment a student’s profile, through supplementary activities and achievements, towards delivering applications with maximal impact. As a Gateway to introduce & match world’s finest education programs based on experience & knowledge of demands, we will enrich ourselves to achieve the goal.

Business Area

Execute with ‘UCA’ by Kynda

www.ucakynda.com

UCA by Kynda brings the best admission consulting service to our customers. With decades of Kynda’s experience in admissions consulting in Asia and UCA’s expertise of having been involved in IVY League admissions for decades will show a clear guidance for clients with system based top quality service. UCA by Kynda shall put great amount of effort to meet our customers’ expectations by offering differentiated services in student management, selecting schools, application completion and inimitable essay writing process by experienced professionals.


Our Team

Key Members

  • Curtis S Lee: CEO & Founder
  • Mark Barthelemy: CCO & Co-Founder
  • Eric Jang: COO Kynda Korea & Co-Founder
  • Sebastian Hong: COO & Co-Founder of Kynda International
  • Richard Hong: Executive Director & Co-Founder of Kynda International

Advisory Members

  • JinPyo Cho PhD: CEO & Founder of Wise Mentor
  • Robert Levine PhD: CEO & Founder of University Consultants of America
  • Youngchan Jang: Principal & Founder of Seoul Contemporary Music High School
  • Dave Kim: CEO & Founder of Ivy Global Partners
  • Nguyen Que Anh: CEO of Vietopia
  • Andy Han: CEO of Son Kim Land
  • Vu Thanh Le: CEO of LM Capital
  • Hillary Nguyen: Director of Eduline
  • Juliana Lee PhD: Professional Flutist
  • Gabriel Song PhD: Professor in Spanish Literature, Korea University
  • Sunyoung Cho PhD: Chairman of Board, Kwangwoon University
  • Le Huy Khoa: Founder of KANATA Korean Language Learning Center

Organization


History

'03

2003

Successfully launched Laurus Enterprise, the first educational consulting firm in Korea

'06

2006

Founding member Kynda Mark Barthelemy joins Laurus after 10 yrs of career in finance

'08

2008

Founding member Eric Jang joins Laurus

'12

2012

Sep: Workshop on Kynda initiative in San Diego CA

'13

2013

Jan: Workshop session II on Kynda Initiative in Seoul, Korea

Jul: Workshop session 3 on Kynda Initiative in San Francisco, CA

Nov: Official Launch of Kynda

'14

2014

Jul: Kynda Signature Innovators camp session in multi cities through California

Aug: Signed contract with Seoul English Village Suyu Campus as content provider

Dec: Innovators camp session in Seoul English Village Suyu Campus

'15

2015

Jan: Innovators camp session in Seoul English Village Suyu Campus

Jul: Kynda Signature Innovators camp session in multi cities through California

Dec: Innovators camp session in Seoul English Village Suyu Campus

'16

2016

Jan: Innovators camp session in Seoul English Village Suyu Campus

Feb: Signed contract with MARU Education in Irvine, CA as content provider

May: New Kynda Online system launch (Weekly reporting system / Knowthyself)

July: Kynda Signature Innovators camp session in Irvine CA

Sep: Signed contract with Seoul English Village Nowon Campus as content provider

Dec: Innovators camp session in Seoul English Village Suyu Campus

Dec: Workshop on Kynda Asia Initiative in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

'17

2017

Jan: Workshop on Kynda Asia Initiative in Bangkok, Thailand

Mar: Workshop on Kynda Asia Initiative in Seoul, Korea

May: Official Launch of Kynda Vietnam Branch

Jun: 1st Info session in Ho Chi Minh City

Jun: Began Pilot Program for Edu Consulting

Aug: Official Launching Seminar in Ho Chi Minh City

Sep: MOU with Wise Mentor Korea for abroad business

'18

2018

Jan: Workshop on Wise Mentor Initiative in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

May: MOU with Vietopia as content provider for their signature English in Action Program

Jun: MOU with University Consultants of America for education consulting business

Jul: Branding of Kindle Service (Separated from Kynda consulting division)

Jul: Branding of TYPE program (Separated from Kynda Consulting Division)

Wise mentor Localization workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Aug: Summer Institute for the Gifted (SIG) initiative in Stamford, CT

Aug: Digital Media Academy initiative in Los Gatos, CA

Sep: 1st Pilot Test given for Wise Mentor Vietnam

Nov: Mou with DKSH - Smollan for PR & Marketing partner in Vietnam

Nov: 2nd Wise Mentor Localization workshop in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Nov: MOU with Hanoi Pedagogy College for Wise Mentor in Vietnam

Nov: MOU with Eduline in Hanoi for Wise Mentor Partner in Northern Vietnam

Nov: MOU with Ganada Institute for Wise Mentor partner in Southern Vietnam


Contact

Kynda Korea

4F, Yoowon Bldg., Cheongdam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

+82.2.556.5862

+82.2.556.5863

staff@kynda.org

Kynda International

Thien Son Plaza Commercial Center Unit 323, 800 Nguyen Van Linh, Tan Phu Ward, Dist. 7, HCM, Vietnam

+84.28.5411.0899

staff@kynda.org