Our Team

Dr. Li’s curriculum has proven to be successful again and again over the years because he simply knows what works and what doesn’t. Over the course more than two decades, his extensive experience in the field of education extends far beyond the scope of traditional schooling. Designed for the best and brightest students, his renowned curriculum is a refreshing reminder of what solid mathematical and English education should be.

About our Team:

Math Instructors:

Daniel Li
Purdue University
Ph. D., Computer Science

Envisioning the importance of education for future generations, Dr. Li founded MathEnglish.com in 1995 to provide vigorous curriculum to his own children while working as a software architect in the technology industry. Since its inception in Rockville, Maryland, this institution has helped many students achieve their academic goals. The accomplishments are attributed to one single principle: to empower students with a net; not a fish. Over the years, Dr. Li's desire to inspire the brightest was fired up after his own children graduated from college and began their own careers.

From K-12, Dr. Li's students begin building a solid foundation in reading, vocabulary, writing, analysis, public speaking, and mathematical/logical reasoning. After nearly two decades, the same parents continue sending their children to Dr. Li’s Math/English programs. Alumni of Dr. Li's programs have been admitted to the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world and many have enjoyed professional success.

Dr. Li and his team fulfills high-potential students' innermost academic needs by guiding them them to stay ahead in the K-12 academic race. This is achieved by relentlessly instlling students with a desire to succeed, the most important ingredient for academic (and life) success.

* Dr. Li  received his BA and MA in Mathematics from the National Taiwan University, and MS and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Purdue University in 1995.

** Dr. Li was employed as a professional Software Engineer at Hughes Network Systems, Senior Research Scientist at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs, currently Telcordia Technologies), Senior Software Architect of TransTech Networks, and CTO of Smart Technologies in Taiwan -- a technology design company in the business of manufacturing printed circuit boards and device software for industrial control systems. Since 2008, Dr. Li has shifted his focus to the high-end education industry, and is a leader in the field.

English Instructors:

Will Thomson
Yale University
Ph. D. , History

 Dr. Williell R. Thomson Since 1998, Dr. Thomson has collaborated with Dr. Li to help thousands of high and middle school students in the D. C. Metro area to cross the challenging bridge from secondary education into the college years. Their success in this endeavor is widely known and deeply appreciated. Whether the major concern is the PSAT or the SAT, SAT II or AP exams, Dr. Li and Dr. Thomson masterfully apply decades of experience to quelling test anxieties and replacing them with confidence and newfound purpose. Over the years, many of their students have succeeded at top-20 universities and liberal arts colleges, and have continued into distinguished graduate careers and significant life work. Dr. Thomson graduated from Princeton University in 1963 with a B.A. in History; in 1965 he received an M.A. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, followed by a Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Yale University in 1969. He has taught History, English, and Philosophy at Western Carolina College, the University of Utah and the University of Notre Dame, and for the past 20 years has been an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown (research only). He has published three books and dozens of articles and reviews in peer-reviewed publications, and delivered the results of his scholarly investigations before audiences across the country. He has also made his mark in the business world. – He considers himself first and foremost an effective communicator, comfortable and competent in addressing a broad spectrum of subjects and constituencies. He believes that his job – whether in a classroom or across a table from a learner of any age – is to identify and unblock the innate well- spring of learning that lies in all of us.

Aristotle did, after all, say it best in his Metaphysics: “All men by nature desire to know.”

Ms. Anderson is completing her Master’s Degree in Teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and also holds a Master’s Degree in Liberal Studies/Literature and Society from Georgetown University.  Before becoming a teacher, Ms. Anderson worked in child advocacy and policy, first for the United States Senate, and then in the nonprofit arena.  She continues to serve as a part-time consultant in education and children’s issues for nonprofit and academic institutions.

Denise Stevenson earned a BS in Mathematics and an MA in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Maryland at College Park.  She worked as a Staff Mathematician for the Engineering, Tides, and Mapping Branches of the National Ocean Survey for 8 years.  She subsequently left her career with the Federal Government to raise and home educate her five children as well as to teach in a variety of venues.  Since 1995 she has taught both enrichment and core classes in Math and Science for students from early elementary age through high school.  She has also privately tutored Math and Science for students from elementary school through junior college.  Denise desires her students to not only gain mastery of basic mathematical processes but also to gain confidence and competence in applying what they know to harder mathematical problems.  She encourages creativity and logical reasoning skills in her students as they progress in their skills and take on new and more complex technical challenges.