About Us

Advance Academy started educational enrichment program to students from elementary school to high school in 2016. Our programs challenge students to go above and beyond what they learn in school. In addition to that, with personalized intensive and accelerated programs focusing on Math, English, SAT, ACT, AP and independent study skills, we strengthen and extend the academic foundation necessary for students to thrive in all areas of school and life. From getting a step ahead on scholastics in our Summer Program, or mastering core concepts during the school year Saturday Program, students are inspired to new heights of academic and personal success.

Our longstanding relationships with both students and parents ensure bright minds and smiling faces keep returning session after session, year after year. This personalized touch sets us apart from other schools and academic enrichment programs. We know every student, and better yet, we know what they need to succeed. With our short 3 years providing students the education, inspiration, opportunities, and guidance they need to flourish, we hope that Advance Academy continues to serve as Mukilteo’s premiere Educational Enrichment institute.

Our Approach

  • Customized study plans that are continually adapted to meet the evolving needs of the student.
  • Careful matching of each student with an instructor that fits his or her academic requirements and personality.
  • Focus on learning new skills in lessons and practicing them through homework to ensure maximum efficiency in sessions.



Edward Lee / Principal

As a founder of the academy, he manages academy has to offer best curriculums and instructions.  He provide college and career counseling that the best fit for the student.  Ed also teaches Math and Computer Programming.

Ed has over 20 years experience in Software Engineering industry and worked with leading tech companies including Microsoft, IBM and successful tech start-ups. Ed holds BS in Business Information Systems from Utah State University and several Professional Certificates from Stanford University and University of Washington, completed while working as a software engineer and project manager. Ed is currently pursuing his Ph.D. degree in Information Science from University of Arkansas.


Natalie Durland / English/SAT Instructor

Natalie is a recent undergraduate from UW with a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. She’s an avid writer and intends to pursue a PhD in Virology.

Natalie joined Advance Academy from 2021 Summer. Natalie teaches English, Math and SAT.


Yuteng Wang / English/SAT Instructor

Yuteng also joined Advance Academy from 2021 Summer. He teaches English, Math and SAT.

“Hello everyone! My name is Yuteng Wang and I am a sophomore at Johns Hopkins University majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a minor in Psychology on the pre-med track. I enjoy tutoring all kinds of subjects, with my specialties being in sciences and math fields. In my free time, I like to go on hikes, spend time with family, go on photoshoots with friends, and just spend some quality time at home!”


Sebastian Reilly / Lead Instructor in Standard Test (SAT/ACT/AP)

Sebian has 8 years of teaching and counselling experience. He has perfect score on both standard tests and many AP subjects including Calculus, Chemistry and Physics.  He holds BS degree in Finance from University of Washington.


Lardy Ermenko / Lead Instructor in Math

Lardy is a second year PhD student at University of Washington studying Applied Mathematics.  Lardy teaches AP Calculus and AP Statistics.  He also coaches AMC10,12.


Eric Bae / Coding/Math Instructor

“Hi, I’m Eric Bae, and it’s nice to meet you! I’m interested in tech, biology, and psychology, but anything cool and new intrigues me as well. Some of my hobbies include walking in nature, learning about scientific discoveries, reading books, and watching movies. I enjoying learning about coding and math as well as teaching it. I mainly teach Java, but know a few other coding languages such as Python. ”

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. We will get in touch with you as soon as possible.