About Us

We are a team of state licensed teachers and curriculum designers

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Our Story

Welcome to Masterpiece Academy, a vibrant beacon of learning where educational excellence meets innovation.  Our journey began in 1997 in the Philippines as Dean’s List Tutorial Services, a humble tutoring center born from a dream to ignite a passion for learning in every child.  We quickly evolved from a test preparation hub catering to students from elementary through college to a nurturing ground for academic mastery known as the Young Scholars Learning Center.

Our success story is one of continuous growth and transformation.  In 2001, responding to our community's needs, we expanded to include courses for preschool to Kindergarten, developing a curriculum that celebrated academic rigor and creative exploration.  Our young learners, some as young as two, amazed everyone by reading and writing proficiently in Tagalog and English, a testament to our innovative teaching methods.

Year after year, we grew by leaps and bounds, with our school population increasing by approximately 40-45% annually.  This remarkable growth led to the establishment of our accredited elementary school curriculum, laying a solid foundation for lifelong learning.

Today, as The Masterpiece Academy, we stand proud of our rich history and unwavering commitment to excellence in education.  Our programs, rooted in a deep understanding of the learning process, continue to evolve, preparing students for academic success and life's challenges.  As we look to the future, we are excited to broaden our horizons, embracing Ephesians 2:10, which reminds us that we are all created in Christ Jesus for a unique purpose.  Our vision is to nurture and empower a global community of learners and leaders, each a masterpiece in its own right, destined to leave an indelible mark on the world.  Together, we are committed to fostering an environment where these promising individuals can discover their divine calling and contribute to a brighter, more compassionate world.

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Krishna Belino Cart

National Board Certified Reading Specialist

Driven by a deep-seated passion for literacy and learning, Krishna Belino Cart has become a beacon in the educational landscape as a National Board Certified Reading Specialist. She is the visionary founder of the Young Scholars Circle, which has evolved into The Masterpiece Academy. With a rich tapestry of teaching experience spanning over 25 years, Krishna has profoundly influenced the Philippines, Loudoun, and Fairfax County Public Schools, serving as a Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach. Her innovative approach has empowered teachers with cutting-edge, research-based teaching strategies and data-driven instruction and significantly enhanced student literacy outcomes. Krishna's unwavering dedication to coaching teachers continues to resonate across the educational sphere, making her a sought-after voice at local, national, and international literacy conferences. As she looks to the future, Krishna remains committed to illuminating the path of educational excellence and inspiring the next generation of educators.

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Why Choose Us


Our lessons and tests adjust to the learning needs of the students, similar to the new digital and adaptive tests in the classroom, entrance and aptitude tests like SAT®️️, PSAT®️️ and ACT®️️.

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Teaching is our career. Curricula designed by licensed and legitimate educators and curriculum developers with graduate degrees in education and decades of experience.

Real Educators

Continuous progress monitoring, not static grouping and labeling that are damaging to the learners. We use human brains, not just algorithms.

Flexible and Dynamic Grouping
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We use the best practice of ongoing assessments that are embedded in our lessons. Since we are legitimate educators, we already know the stages of student’s development in our area of expertise. Others without the education degree do not have this teacher’s instincts.

Formative, Ongoing Assessments
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Our platform is student-centered, adaptive and collaborative. Parents can monitor their child’s progress. Parents and teachers work collaboratively to educate their students.

Collaborative and Student-Centered Learning Platform

All our curriculum developers and lead teacher specialists are updated with the latest best practices in education because that is our career. The lead teachers are speakers in local, national and international conferences in their respective areas of expertise.

Research-Based Learning
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High-Impact Tutoring and Learning. Every minute counts in our instruction. Our teachers know how to manage their classrooms well and know how to adapt their lessons well to suit the unique needs of each student. We have several teachers and mentors assigned per class to differentiate instruction.

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Live Online. In-Person. Blended. Choose the class style that suits best your learning needs, resources and schedule.


Our Team

Dr. Joy Grady
Mildred John
Mildred John
Dr Ruby Pizana and Pastor Jun Pizana
Dr. Ruby F. Pizana
Jazz Maranan - Edited
Jazzmin Maranan
Maranan Anne
Anne Maranan
Kyla Pizana Science
Kyla Mikhaella Pizana
Roxanne Gustillo
Roxanne Gustilo
Theresa Brown
Theresa Brown
Chrissy Doolittle
Lisa Cureg YSC profie
Lisa Cureg
Cristina Magallanes
Cristina Magallanes
Kathleen Waterfall
Kathleen Waterfall
Lynn Moore
Lynn Moore
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Shared Belief

Our team is united in the belief that every student is a masterpiece in the making, wonderfully created with unique talents and potential.  Inspired by Ephesians 2:10, we see each individual as crafted in Christ Jesus for a particular purpose, and our mission is to nurture and guide them in discovering and fulfilling their divine calling.  We are committed to providing an environment where every student can grow, learn, and flourish, recognizing that in each of them lies an extraordinary story waiting to unfold.

For we are God’s masterpiece.  He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”  Ephesians 2:10, NLT