Our Team

Our Team

Vinnie Apicella

Founder & Director

Greetings everyone! Our team features experienced instructors and education consultants whose main priority is to help students maximize their potential and move forward.

About me: I am a Columbia University graduate from New York, and relocated to Beijing where I developed a successful education consulting business for a local training center. Under my guidance, students have been admitted to top boarding schools like Choate and Deerfield Academy, and universities including Harvard, Yale, U Chicago, Stanford, UCLA, and Cambridge. They will become major contributors to our society before long. Visit Our Students to see more.

As important, they’ve gained the necessary critical thinking, analytical, and interpersonal skills to thrive in demanding academic and professional environments. I’m also a teacher, so I take great pride in following my students’ careers even after we’ve completed our work together.

I am a member of Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA), which promotes best practices and quality standards in the consulting industry, and earned TEFL and TESOL credentials from Bridge Education Group and Arizona State University as a certified English teacher. Teaching for nearly 10 years, I’ve helped learners not only improve their English, but their communications, writing, and business skills through our internally-developed programs.

Today, after acquiring a wealth of experience and forming valuable relationships in the education industry, I founded Shanghai EDGE Consulting! In the future, I also hope to use my newly released book, Escape from America, as a platform for making a positive impact on society and inspiring others to improve their lives and pursue their passions.

For details on our use of Best Practices to achieve Best Results, please read my Personal Statement


If you’re interested to learn more about the work I’ve done, articles I’ve written, and our future business plans, feel free to visit me on LinkedIn and join my professional network…