Maria Stavridou (MPH, Global Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health / Economic Advisor at Department of Health and Social Care, UK gov. / MSc in Economics, University of Warwick / AUEB Economics)


Contacting Dia Gerontoudi Prep Center was one of the first things I did when I started thinking about applying for a Master of Public Health (MPH) program at top universities including Harvard, Hopkins, Columbia, Yale, etc. Having worked with Dia and Thomas 8 years ago on the GRE and IELTS exams and my MSc admissions, I knew first hand that there wasn’t a better place for guidance and mentorship during the admissions process.

Thomas is a great listener and coach. During our conversations, Thomas always asked challenging questions, making me reflect on my intrinsic motivation for pursuing an MPH. Working full-time, his guidance was pivotal in helping me tell my story in a structured way and highlight my unique professional experience and strengths both in my statement of purpose and my CV.

Dia Gerontoudi Prep Center offers a nurturing and supportive environment, and I strongly recommend it to all those seeking to take the next step in their academic and professional careers.

Also admitted in:

• Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health – MPH, Dean’s MPH scholarship recipient
• Columbia Mailman School of Public Health – MPH (General Public Health), Columbia Public Health Scholar Award
• Yale School of Public Health – MPH
• Northwestern University – MPH, merit scholarship recipient

Previous Reference in 2014 for admission in MSc in Economics, Warwick University

Applying for studying overseas can be a very stressful and demanding procedure. Studying at Dia Gerontoudi Prep Center was definitely the best option and made this procedure a lot easier than it seemed at the beginning. With the constant tutoring and mentoring of Mrs. Gerontoudi, Mr. Kalandranis, and Mr. Karalis I successfully managed to achieve my goals. Studying there was not only about learning grammar, vocabulary, and math, but most of all about getting useful advice for the new chapter of our lives and building our personalities… Thank you all 🙂