At LeapUp Learning, our mission is to help cultivate well-rounded students through a holistic educational program that supports children’s lifelong learning. Founded in the belief that childhood education should encourage the development of a multi-cultural, multi-disciplinary perspective, our educators have designed programs that support students in a variety of subjects. These programs aim to help each student explore and grow their individual interests.
Our Learning Center
We hold our classes in five newly renovated, comfortable and bright modern classrooms at the Leapup Learning Center. The center is located inside the Knickerbocker Plaza on Second Avenue between 91st and 92nd Street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. It is easily accessed by the Q, 4, 5, and 6 subway lines, the 96th Street crosstown bus and a number of other bus lines.
Meet the Team
Co-Founder & Academic Director
Ying studied Early Childhood Education and worked as a preschool teacher in China before coming to the United States in 1996. She then graduated from The Steinhardt School of Education in New York University in 2002 with a master's degree in Bilingual Education. Ying has extensive teaching experience in both public and private schools. During her work at Shuangwen School, Yinghua language school and China Institute, Ying built up an expertise in bilingual curriculum design. She specializes in creating dynamic teaching and learning environments that align with her vision of a globalized community.
Ying is a mother of three children who attend the University of Pennsylvania, the Lawrenceville School and The Collegiate School. Ying is active in the Chinese community and is dedicated to community service as well. She is the founder, Chair of the Board and president of the Chinese American Association of Metropolitan New York (CAAMNY) and the RB (Retinoblastoma) Children’s Foundation.
Co-Founder & Operations Director
Jessica Ma is the Co-founder of LeapUp Learning. Growing up with lifelong teachers as parents, education has always been close to Jessica’s heart. As a mother of two, Jessica understands the importance of preparing children for the increasingly diversified and globalized world. She wants to build a place where children can receive the best tutoring service to stimulate their endless potentials.
Jessica is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in corporate finance, operational management and business strategic development. Her career path crossed both large international enterprises and small companies. She took on many roles, including the worldwide controller of Y&R, the CFO of BAV Group and the COO of a startup company. Jessica started her career at PwC.