Josephine Yeh, J.D., moved with her family from Taiwan to California when she was eight years old. Not knowing a word of English on her first day of school, she quickly learned how to adapt, persevere, and excel in her new surroundings – a life skill she would later impart to her own students.
Josephine received her Bachelor of Arts in 1996 (summa cum laude) and her law degree in 2001, both from U.C. Berkeley. She passed the unconscionably long, three-day bar exam. Never one to give up on her dreams, no matter the challenge, Josephine then moved to New York City at the age of 28 to begin professional training as a modern dancer, culminating 10 years later in performances with members of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Once again, she drew on her growth-mindset to push beyond difficulty and excel in her new field.
Josephine’s achievements reinforced her conviction that performance excellence – both on stage and in the classroom – is more than raw, innate ability; emotional strength and strategic practice play a much larger role than commonly held. Based on these insights, as well as thousands of hours of coaching test preparation and her ongoing research into developmental and educational psychology, performance training, and neuroplasticity, Josephine created a successful and dynamic learning model emphasizing self-awareness, resilience, and deliberate practice. With over 17 years of test preparation experience, she is a highly sought-after mentor throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.
In 2009, Josephine established her own boutique academic mentoring and test preparation business. She continues to maintain an exclusive clientele in order to provide exceptional mentoring and personalized attention to every family she assists.
Josephine lives in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. When not mentoring, she loves to hike, read, garden, rock climb, and explore wilderness. She completed a three-week hiking expedition through Patagonia in 2018 and is currently training to summit Kilimanjaro (and track baby wildebeests) in 2019.