Dr. MacDonald

Dear The Core Academy Students,

I am Dr J. Lauchie MacDonald, academic advisor here at the Core Academy.
While I was born in Canada, my family emigrated in my early childhood to the United States when my father was admitted to Harvard University as a graduate student. He got his first teaching position in Mississippi where I grew up and graduated from high school.

In Grade 12, I was one of 40 Washington DC trip winners in the US National Science Talent Search. I graduated from Harvard in mathematics and then attended graduate school at the University of Chicago, also in mathematics. I have worked at the University of British Columbia (UBC) as a mathematics professor for over 40 years and, during this time, I have spent 4 years in Europe (on leave from UBC), including 1 year on a Canada Council grant in Switzerland.

With decades of experience in British Columbia’s prized education system, I am positive that I can help you achieve your academic goals. Whether it’s learning English as a second language, trying to excel in school, or preparing for standardized tests and private school/college admissions, I understand that the process and the workload can be daunting. That is why here at The Core Academy we provide an organized, individualized, and well-planned pathway to achieving all your educational goals.

We boast the best personal counselling service as well as feedback, and our specially designed English curriculum, in addition to our most resourceful standardized prep courses, will assist you in reaching your intended goal in the most economical way.

I wish you luck in all your endeavors and hope I can help you reach your dreams.

Dr. J. Lauchie MacDonald,
Chief Academic Head,
The Core Academy