Christine Chapman has been empowering students and guiding her client families through the private school and college admissions processes since 1995. She has coached and guided over 3,000 domestic and international students. She works closely with students and their families to help them find and secure the right educational opportunities for each student.
In 2012, Christine stepped away from her consulting practice for three years to become the first Director of International Students at a Boston area independent school where she worked in international admissions, college counseling, supported international students and families, and was responsible for SEVIS I-20 documentation and visa procurement assistance. Her role as Director of International Students gave her the opportunity to assist with institutional needs pertaining to international students with the annual fund, student health insurance, host family referrals and school-family-liaison work.
Christine has served as Chair of the Schools Committee, was a participating member of the IECA credentialing task force for schools consulting and served on the membership committee for the Independent Educational Consultants Association. She was a board member for The Cape Cod Montessori School, served as vice-president and secretary of The Sandwich Montessori Enrichment and Assistance Fund, and has served as co-VP on the Hopkins School PTA. She has also served as parent liaison coordinator for the HPTA and is a school council member for Elmwood School.
Christine Chapman is a graduate of the Sacred Heart School of Montreal and Skidmore College, and remains in pursuit of her master's degree at Harvard University. In her free time, she is with her kids, out walking the local state parks with her dog, and is an enthusiastic yogi and student of pilates.
Sims Yun graduated from Tufts University, where she majored in biology and minored in political science. During her university years, Sims co-founded and ran a tutoring organization that helped match international students to tutors and supported their adjustment to the rigors of academic life in the United States. These students were also supported in their standardized test preparation for the TOEFL, SAT I, SAT II, SSAT and ISEE. As a tutor herself, Sims has worked with over 100 students, developing and personalizing study materials and learning methods to help students build study skills, strengthen learning foundations, and ultimately improve grades and test scores.
After graduating from university, Sims worked as a director for two businesses where she streamlined business processes, developed and trained associate teams and interfaced with product vendors. She also worked as a legal intern, analyzing the viability of EB-5 based business projects, developing marketing materials for potential investors, building financial models and securing permits under California state guidelines.
In her free time, Sims has been reluctantly trying to enjoy time at the gym, but has assiduously (and quite successfully) avoided Christine's invites to attend yoga classes. Sims loves watching documentaries and HGTV and hanging out with her friends. She is a coffee addict and a little bit of a tea snob.
Co-Founder & Director of Academic Services and Tutoring
John has a Bachelor's degree from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Simmons College in Boston, MA. He is currently working on an Ed.D. at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, with a concentration in curriculum, teaching, and leadership. He also holds a current professional teaching license, as well as three current administrative licenses. John has 15 years of teaching and tutoring experience, helping middle school, high school, and college students in academic subjects ranging from writing to advanced placement social studies, college level research methods, and test preparation for the ACT, SAT, SSAT, ISEE, and GRE.
John is also a certified personal trainer and enjoys working out, attending concerts, sporting events, and other shows, and spending time with his family. John is also a blue belt in Nick Cerio Kenpo karate and attends kickboxing classes.
Director of Curriculum Development and Instructor Training
Devon is the Program Manager for Education Station where she oversees and coordinates events, and supervises the flagship Homework Academy. She is also a valued member of the marketing team. Prior to college graduation, Devon has regularly worked with children as a camp counselor, tutor, nanny, Taekwondo instructor, and a figure skating instructor.
Devon holds a B.A. in Psychology from Eckerd College and has plans to pursue a master’s degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology in the near future. She is a passionate traveler and enjoys exploring different cultures. Devon is a native of Long Island but is truly enjoying the various running trails in the Hopkinton area, and meeting new members of our amazing community.
Moira is our Homework Academy Instructor. She helps small groups of elementary students, guiding and clarifying their homework assignments, reinforcing skills and deepening their understanding of concepts. She truly enjoys making learning fun for her students and uses engaging activities and fun games during Homework Academy sessions.
Moira has 15 years experience as an elementary educator. Prior to working in elementary education, Moira studied Industrial Engineering at Northeastern University. She worked in the field for five years, then decided to stay home with her small children. When they entered elementary school, she began working as a substitute teacher. Moira soon realized that she needed to follow her passion for learning and education and entered graduate school at Lesley University to study Elementary Education.
Moira has two grown children who were educated in the Hopkinton Schools. She loves to spend time with them on the weekends enjoying dinner out in Boston and visiting the beaches of Cape Cod. She loves to walk her two yellow labs, Paisley and Huxley, and to take them for a swim in the nearby lakes.
John Ceccolini is one of our in-house STEM instructors, and spends his days at Education Station tutoring middle school and high school students in both math and science based subject matter. A graduate of Roger Williams University with a B.S. in Biology and minors in Psychology and Physics, John has been working in the science realm for years. He has worked as both a Marine Scientist studying shellfish in the North Atlantic and along New England’s coastline, and as a Laboratory Scientist for the University of Massachusetts Medical School studying the HIV virus. John joined the Education Station team in pursuit of another worthwhile experience. He has lived the life of a field researcher and laboratory scientist during his time as a professional in the sciences, and sought out a role with Education Station to explore the educational side of science and math. When he is not in the classroom, he is generally on the water fishing for local gamefish, or enjoying a ballgame played by his favorite baseball team the Boston Red Sox.
As a member of the class of 2020, Alyssa will be graduating with a bachelor's degree in English, with a minor study in Spanish.
She has been an English tutor with Education Station since February of 2018. While she mainly works in test prep for both the SAT and ACT, specializing in both of their grammar sections, she also works alongside students who need help developing their essay writing, classwork organization, and other skills.
Outside of the classroom, Alyssa loves to read, hike, and travel. Her most recent destination was Scotland, where she explored the history of the Jacobite rebellion and the successions of kings and queens!