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Recommendation Letters

Students will be given recommendation letters for exceptional work from students. By working in a small class (<8 students), students in Pano’s MasterClasses are able to experience a closer connection with the professor than most college students, leading to better and more meaningful recommendation letters.

Completed Extended Essay

Students will complete a research paper under the close guidance of the professor. By doing so, students are able to challenge themselves to new academic heights while also opening up possibilities for publication. Moreover, students can use this paper to work towards their IB EE requirement.

Better College Admissions

Students can generate better admissions results through building a stronger resume. Colleges can see that students are not only engaging in their academic interest, but thriving at a college level. Students who go through Pano’s Masterclasses can increase their appeal to admissions offices around the world.

Reasons to Choose PANO’s MasterClasses

Deep Learning in an Academic Area

By focusing on one theme for the entirety of the program, students are able to deeply explore the depth of their choice in academics. Through doing so, you can better understand the field and better appreciate its intricacies.

A Better College Application Narrative

Through completing this project based learning program, students are able to craft a better narrative for college applications. It shows demonstrated passion for the subject and proof of your academic ability.

Recommendation Letter from a Top 50 U.S University Professor

Working in small groups, students are able to build a strong relationship with their professor. As a result, good work will be easily noticed and will be rewarded with a recommendation letter to be used for college applications and other summer programs.


Our professors bring their expertise, knowledge, and experiences to the classroom guidance of students. Through their close student-teacher relationship, professors are able to offer recommendations and advice to all students.

Diverse Learning Outcomes

Because of the diverse classes offered, students are able to explore a variety of fields that can often be difficult to find guidance for. Furthermore, the project and research paper acts as stepping stone, giving students more opportunities in the future to express their ability.

Completed Extended Essay

The Extended Essay for the IB program can be a big headache for many students. By attending our masterclasses, students are able to work directly with expert professors to craft a personalized essay that can be used for their IB requirements.

Meet the Professors

Our professors hail from top U.S programs and they’re here to give you the experience of studying at a top 50 University

Paul Tiffany

UC Berkeley

Paul Tiffany is a Senior Lecturer at the Berkeley Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses competitive strategy, business, and public policy, leadership and management, the global economy, and global strategy and management. He has taught previously at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and the Wharton School. His book The Decline of American Steel was published by Oxford University Press and later offered in a Japanese edition. His book Business Plans for Dummies (John Wiley & Sons), co-authored with Steven Peterson, was a worldwide top-five finalist in the annual Booz Allen/Financial Times “Best Business Book of the Year” award. Professor Tiffany is the recipient of awards for both his research and teaching, including the Anvil Award, presented annually to the outstanding professor in Wharton’s graduate program, the Lindback Award as the outstanding professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and the Cheit Award as the outstanding professor in the Executive MBA program at the University of California, Berkeley.

Josh Tonies

UC San Diego


Josh Tonies is an artist who works with drawing and the moving image. His work centers around temporary ecological studies that take form as animation, drawing, works on paper and book arts. He is a lecturer on record at University of San Diego and UC San Diego, teaching courses in film, video art, animation and studio arts. He has exhibited his work most recently at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal, The Center for Fiction in NYC, Comfort Station in Chicago Illinois and the San Diego Museum of Art.




Boston University



Mohammad Soltanieh-ha, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Information Systems department at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. Prof. Soltanieh-ha obtained his Ph.D. in computational physics in 2015 from Northeastern University and his research interest revolves around computer vision applications of deep learning in automating histopathological diagnosis in cancer research as well as large scale computing and data science. His teaching experience involves data science programming, big data analytics, and applications of data science in business.

Ziah Dean

University of Michigan



Dr. Ziah Dean is a Post-doctoral Fellow in the National Science Foundation(NSF) Science and Technology  Center(STC) for Cellular Construction at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF has one of the top 10 Medical Schools in U.S.). Dr. Dean completed his BS in Bioengineering at the University of California in 2011 and his PhD at the University of Michigan in 2018 in the area of Biophysics, studying in particular the fate of bacterial populations in the midst of drug combinations. His most recent work involves several projects including the development of a low-cost high resolution holographic microscopes for deployment in both field work and classrooms. Dr. Dean is also studying Microviscosity by analyzing the rotational diffusion of proteins in cells and viscous media. His teaching experience involves both mentorship and research in the areas of biological engineering and biophysics.

Thomas Augst

New York University



Thomas Augst teaches courses in American literature and culture. His writing focuses on literary history of the nineteenth-century, interpreting diverse forms of literacy and media in relation to questions about ethics and self-cultivation, the organization of knowledge, and the cultural politics of modern liberalism. He is the author of The Clerk’s Tale: Young Men and Moral Life in 19th Century America (Chicago, 2003), co-editor of Institutions of Reading: The Social Life of Libraries in the United States (UMass, 2007), and co-editor of Cultural Agencies and American Libraries (2001). He earned his doctorate from Harvard University, and has received research fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation and National Endowment for the Humanities. He is project director and with Nicholas Wolf, principle co-investigator of NewYorkScapes, a CAS initiative dedicated to place-based learning and project-based collaboration exploring the documentary record of the city.

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Janice Chen

Janice Chen

南加州大學 / 卡內基·梅隆大學

Janice 在南加州大學完成建築專業的學士學位,並畢業於於卡內基·梅隆大學,取得產品與服務創新(MIIPS)碩士學位。她從小在台北長大,畢業於台北美國學校(TAS)。Janice 現在在醫療衛生產業擔任使用者經驗設計師。在她的空閒時間,她喜歡閱讀、畫畫、以及打羽毛球。

Janice Chen

Janice Chen

University of Southern California / Carnegie Mellon University

Janice completed her undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of Southern California. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Master of Integrated Innovation for Product and Services. She grew up in Taipei and graduated from Taipei American School. Janice is currently an Experience Designer who has worked in the healthcare industry. In her spare time, she likes to read, draw, and play badminton.

Wooseok Ki

Wooseok Ki

UC Berkeley

Wooseok is a final-year law student at University of Pennsylvania Law School and received his Bachelor’s degrees at UC Berkeley majoring in legal studies & sociology. He has also lived in Seoul and New Jersey, and graduated from Hong Kong International School. He is experienced in mentoring high school and college students with career planning and essay editing, and will be joining a top corporate law firm in New York upon graduation. In his free time, he is a best-selling book author on K-pop, creates dance choreography, and trains mixed martial arts.

Wooseok Ki

Wooseok Ki


Wooseok 畢業於柏克萊大學,主修法律研究與社會學,現在在賓州大學繼續攻讀法律,並將在紐約的一家頂尖法律事務所工作。Wooseok的擁有豐富的國際背景,他高中畢業於香港國際學校,也曾經住在首爾、紐澤西。Wooseok 擅長輔導高中生以及大學生進行生涯規劃以及協助學生改進寫作技巧。在閒暇之餘,他喜歡編創舞蹈、混合武術,他更是韓國流行文化最佳暢銷書的作者。