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WELCOME TO 

PIE ACADEMY

Where we empower learners and put them in control of the future!

Offering individuals and institutions learning opportunities through ONLINE courses in English from leaders in education, leading to internationally recognized qualifications

With virtual LIVE SUPPORT, including professional guidance, counseling, and tutoring

WHY PIE?

There is not enough support, guidance, or resources available to the school.

The learning settings or options available are not a good fit.

The current curriculum offering is not challenging, broad, or varied enough.

The current education system is not a good fit for psychological, physical, religious, financial, or other reasons.

​​​PIE will

help learners:

Reduce stress

Build a portfolio

Save time and money

Enjoy learning and have fun

Meet other learners and parents

Acquire new knowledge and skills

Prepare for college entry and learning

Obtain real-life credits, certificates, and diplomas

FOR EVERYONE

SELF-PACED

ANYWHERE

ANYTIME

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WHAT PIE OFFERS

FOR LEARNERS

  • A pathway designed with the learner to reach personal and learning goals, with the learner's pace and budget in mind

  • Access to accredited e-learning platforms backed by experienced teachers and tutors

  • Support from Success Coaches to monitor, guide, and support the learner when needed

  • Additional tutoring and counseling services

  • Regular and thorough progress and accomplishment reports 

  • Official transcripts, diplomas, certificates, and recommendation letters that showcase the learner's accomplishments, knowledge, and skills​

  • E-portfolios that demonstrate talents and interests

For the PIE Community

  • Local communities of like-minded learners and parents through organized social and academic clubs (based on demand)

  • Organized Workshops and Seminars

  • Graduation and Award Ceremonies

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MEET THE PIE EDUCATION
EXPERTS AND FOUNDERS
 
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Co-Founder and Education & Athletics Counselor at PIE. She also serves as CEO and Counselor at UStudy, a prominent international education consultancy that she founded in 2005. She served as College Counselor at the International School of The Hague and worked for EducationUSA in the US and Tunisia. She was a senior policy adviser at the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs for over 13 years, including promoting a digital society.
 

Marina was born and raised in the Netherlands and is of Dutch and Chinese descent. She completed Law School in the Netherlands and studied Public Policy and Middle Eastern Studies in the US. She worked in the Netherlands, US, South Korea, Tunisia, Malta, and Canada.  She believes that international education should be accessible and affordable for all.

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Co-Founder and Academic Counselor at PIE.  Of Syrian and Lebanese descent, Sue was born in Kuwait, where she lived for 15 years before moving to the US to pursue higher education.  She graduated with a Bachelor's degree from California State University Sacramento in Computer Science, with a specialty in Software Engineering and Project Management, and a Minor in Mathematics. She then spent 25 years in corporate careers and created brick-and-mortar American schools in Europe.

Sue believes that the world's resources have become accessible and must be tapped to help the youth leverage international education wherever they reside. Sue leverages her international background and experience to provide an unparalleled guidance experience to her students.

OUR PIE RECIPE

The pathways we design for learners contain one or more of the PIE components, which can be accessed at any time and from anywhere. 

Every pathway can contain support services that are unique for each learner and are, therefore, priced accordingly. 

Our professional PIE guidance is a special feature at the center of every pathway and is the cherry on top! 

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All learners need to demonstrate a high-beginner level of English (High B1 by UK CEFR standards). 

Inquire with PIE about the various ways to demonstrate English level.

If learners do not meet the entry-level language requirements, PIE will help get them ready.

PRE-COLLEGE COURSES

Courses below college/university level

COLLEGE-LEVEL COURSES

Courses at college/university level

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT COURSES

Courses for academic and career skills development

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Courses for working professionals

ENRICHMENT
COURSES

Courses for fun and enrichment

WELLNESS
COURSES

Courses for mental and physical well-being

 
 

MEET OUR PIE SUPPORT EXPERTS

Expert Support Services available as needed

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PIA CRUL

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Performance anxiety trainer and Motivation Coach

Pia Crul has worked as a teacher, mentor, team leader, and performance anxiety trainer for 30 years in secondary education. She has developed her own method which is described in two books: Lefgasten for young people and Lefgasten for students, both of which have been translated into English under the name Daredevils method. She prefers to replace the term "fear of failure" with "blocking stress".  
For the last 9 years, she has worked independently and has given individual and group training to pupils, students, and adults who block in their studies, work or social life. As a registered trainer, she also gives study days and training to professionals who want to work with this method. Her method is evidence-based and is based on the principles of Rational Emotive Therapy and neuroplasticity. The effectiveness of the method is increased because parents are asked to read along so that active insight and recovery can arise for all parties.

Important links: 

https://www.lefgasten.nl

https://www.daredevilsmethod.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pia-crul-59097821/

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FB: lefgasten and daredevilsmethod

insta: lefgastentraining_piacrul and daredevilsmethod_piacrul

 
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CONTACT PIE

PIE Academy
c/o UStudy
J.P. Coenstraat 7, The Hague, 2595 WP
The Netherlands

Phone/WhatsApp: +31 6 2921 3326 (English)

Phone/WhatsApp: +31 6 1416 2972 (Dutch)

Choose how you want us to help you by booking a meeting from the below options.

We speak English, Dutch, Arabic, Bulgarian, and German

We offer a free one-hour initial consultation. If you wish to skip the consultation and go straight to the intake meeting, bring your child and let us get started.

Either way, we look forward to meeting you.