Founder: Hyung J. Martin, Ph.D.

AtUniEdu is the evolutionary culmination of my goal: the establishment of an ultimate education system that is easily accessible and aids easy and rapid learning.

Today, it is not uncommon to find online instruction systems. Though wonderful in their attempts, they are often shunned by many people because of cold, inhuman interfaces that discourage dialogs necessary for stimulation and promotion of learners’ intellectual developments as well as sustained interests.

Rather than forsaking human element in online learning system for its faux efficiency, I have established what I call a “Live” E-Learning. It is driven by teachers who prefer student-teacher interactions while utilizing resources, such as online connectivity throughout the world where the Internet is available, automated learning concept review systems, automated accelerated comprehension systems, etc.

I ask you to not only watch but also participate in our continuing evolution. Together, we will reap the benefits of this “Live” E-Learning system and use them as nutrients for our growing success.



Ph.D.: English Linguistics, specialization in Phonology and Computational Linguistics


  • Martin, H. (2016). A Computational Approach to Syllable Demarcation of English Words, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • Martin, H. (2014). Toward a More Dynamic and Functional Romanization of Korean: TrueKor, The 5th International Conference on Phonology and Morphology
  • Martin, H. & Zurinskas. T. (2012). Romanization of Korean to TrueKor, The International Conference for the Korean Association for Corpus Linguisitics
  • Zurinskas, T. & Martin, H. (2012). Korean Trials Using Truespel Phonetics for US ESL Pronunciation Training, The 7th International Conference on Construction Grammar
  • Martin, H. (2001). ALTUS TOEFL Listening Comprehension, EduChosun
  • Martin, H., Lim, T. & Lee, Y. (1999). TOEFLER'S TOEFL Real Practice 4, Ulyu

Titles (for Korean audience):

琅 AtUniEdu 원장
前 UNI/The Martins Academy 원장
前 UNI어학원 원장
前 UNI어학연구소 소장
前 UNI유학원 원장
前 한국영어시험평가원 (Korea English Evaluation Testing—KEET) 원장
前 에듀조선 (주) 전문위원
前 E-Accel 유학원 (Seattle, Washington) 원장
前 이익훈어학원 교수부장
前 박정어학원 연구실장

Since 1999 ...

At Universal Education, AtUniEdu, has its root in an education consulting company named E-Accel that operated only for a year (May 1999 – April 2000) to aid a group of Korean students whose parents have asked for the service based on developed rapport. Although brief in its existence, E-Accel placed all 16 students into top 50 US colleges, including those of Ivy League.

Later in October 2001, UNI(versal Language Institute) was established in Apgujeong (Seoul), South Korea. UNI quickly became one of the most recognized companies for successfully preparing Korean students to study abroad. TOEFL, SAT, AP, and GRE preparation programs were most popular. UNI, in addition to preparing its students, jointly provided education consulting, and it has placed over 470 students into undergraduate and graduate programs in Japan, Canada, and the US. Over 98% of the students enrolled in top-tier schools of their choices.

In June of 2012, after the trial period from March to May of 2012, UNI officially transformed into UNI/The Martins Academy. The transformation marked the beginning of an online instruction system that expanded the customer base from Apgujeong to global locations where the Internet is accessible. Since the transition, UNI/The Martins Academy attracted students throughout not only entire South Korea but also various world locations such as Singapore, Panama, Canada, and the US.

In October of 2016, The Martins Academy was sold to an undisclosed company with no competition for a year clause.

On March 2018, AtUniEdu opens with new education consulting (for both the US and international students) and "Live" e-learning programs. While most of the learning programs are for academic improvements and test preparations, AtUniEdu also teaches Korean with its proprietary trueKor Korean-English transcription that enables English speakers to speak Korean with the closest native Korean pronunciation.