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College counselor, test prep tutor - Abby

Abby T.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in Neuroscience and a double minor in Acting and Music from UC Berkeley
HobbiesActing, piano, running, yoga, reading, watching movies, traveling
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsCreative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, Biology, Molecular Biology, French I, French II
General StrengthsElementary education, organizational skills, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysis, college-level coursework, summer enrichment planning, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills, art portfolio building and review, performing arts programs, musical theatre programs, classical performance and composition music programs, acting programs
Related ExperienceExtensive tutoring experience across various academic subjects, worked with students through their college admissions process, created and taught original theatre curriculum to middle school aged students, worked in a metalingual development lab at UC Berkeley with children, UGSI for Chemistry at UC Berkeley in Chemistry 1A; experience with individual coaching and planning for acting, vocal and technical theatre concentrations
College counselor, test prep tutor - Ali

Ali K.

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EducationEarned a B.F.A. in Acting from Brigham Young University
HobbiesTraveling, hiking, writing, comedy, movies, and browsing used bookstores
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, World Civilizations/World History, European History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, AP World History, AP Human Geography
General StrengthsElementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysis, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, UC specialization, college research and advisement, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, BFA programs, performing arts programs, musical theatre programs, acting programs
Related ExperienceTest prep and academic tutoring experience, specializing in AP tests; served as teaching assistant to students with learning differences and test anxiety; tutored in the theatre department at BYU; volunteered as a tutor at the Boys and Girls Club and for the Utah public school system; college counselor specializing in finding the perfect fit for arts and humanities students; 10+ years essay editing experience and experience guiding students to top schools
Test prep tutor - Annie

Annie M.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Civilization from University of Chicago with a focus on Japanese media, graduated with honors; earned an M.A. in East Asian Studies from the University of Southern California; earned a Ph.D. in Critical Film Studies at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts
HobbiesCooking, exploring historic Los Angeles, movies and television, entertaining, and exercise
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), TOEFL
Academic SubjectsCreative Writing, European History, US History
General StrengthsResearch papers, academic writing, managing test anxiety, creative writing, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, ESL, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related Experience15+ years tutoring experience, specializing in English language skills, academic writing, and standardized testing; served as teaching assistant and writing tutor for undergraduates in the Critical Studies Department at USC's School of Cinematic Arts; taught Introduction to Japanese Film at Sophia University in Tokyo as a Fulbright-Hays Scholar
STEM Tutor - Anthony V.

Anthony V.

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EducationEarned a B.S. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from UC Davis and a minor in Environmental Toxicology. Pursued an advanced residency program in Software Engineering with CodeSmith.
HobbiesStrength training, photography, traveling
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Computer Science, AP Computer Science, American Literature, British Literature, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, Biology, AP Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Web Design/HTML
General StrengthsManaging test anxiety, reading comprehension, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceCompleted both undergraduate research and professional research experience at the University of California, Davis Environmental Toxicology Department and School of Veterinary Medicine, as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center at the Samuel Oschin Cancer Institute
College counselor, Director of Outreach - Ashley

Ashley C.

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EducationEarned a B.S. in Criminal Justice, a M. S. in Law and Public Policy, and a Post Grad Certificate in Forensic Science and Law; earned an Ed.D., ABD in Organizational Leadership at Northeastern University
HobbiesGardening (flowers, plants and foods), cooking, language lessons (Spanish and Arabic), fitness, reading, domestic and international travel, visiting universities, quality time with my dog, a rescued pomapoo
General StrengthsGraduate admissions, students with learning differences, international student application process, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, foreign college/university application process, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, medical school applications, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, homeschool student application process, mock interviews, career assessment tools, architecture programs, boarding schools
Related ExperienceCurrent admissions reader at an Ivy League university; 12 years of experience in university admission offices at highly selective universities (Private and Public); 6 years of experience as a Director of University Counseling at an international, bilingual K-12 school with a record of impressive admissions results globally; 7 years of independent and private advising for domestic and international undergraduate and graduate students; visited campuses in nearly 20 countries and hundreds of domestic universities; experience working with students holding a variety of citizenships and passports; skilled in designing and presenting all aspects of university advising content; webinars, boot camps, and special programs; deep understanding of admission processes and educational philosophies in a variety of countries and regions including US, UK, Canada, EU, Middle East, Asia, Australia; outstanding university relationships; named "Exemplary Counselor of 2019" by the College Board; NACAC and IECA member
Academic STEM Tutor - Bradley

Bradley F.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures and a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of Southern California; currently working towards an M.S. in Neuroimaging and Informatics at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California
HobbiesDrone photography, travel, trying new restaurants, reading, hiking, yoga
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Statistics, AP Statistics, AP English Language & Composition, Biology, AP Biology, Genetics & Biotechnology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, AP Physics, Chinese (any), International Relations, Leadership, Psychology, AP Psychology
General StrengthsElementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, study skills, reading comprehension, literary analysis, students with learning differences
Related ExperienceExtensive experience working privately as a student tutor and mentor, specifically focusing on math, science, ACT/SAT, and college admissions, helping over 100 students achieve their unique academic goals; delivered services to underserved students through tutoring with Hope and a Home, a DC-based education non-profit; served as a National English Honors Society and National Science Honors Society tutor during high school; extensive knowledge of high school math and science curriculum, Advanced Placement (AP) tests, and the college application process
Director of College Counseling - Chelese

Chelese B.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley with honors; earned an M.F.A. in Theatre from The Actors Studio Drama School
HobbiesPhotography, hiking, yoga, baking/cooking, watching/making movies, traveling, writing
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, US History, AP US History
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, study skills, literary analysis, students with learning differences, college-level coursework, students with ASD, international student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, business school applications, social science Masters and Ph.D. programs, Cal State specialization, foreign college/university application process, college list building, film programs, public health programs, STEM Masters and Ph.D. programs, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, business programs, medical school applications, humanities Masters and Ph.D. programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, art portfolio building and review, dance programs, visual arts programs, BFA programs, performing arts programs, classical performance and composition music programs, contemporary music programs, film, television, and digital media, acting programs, studio art programs, video game design programs, architecture programs
Related Experience19+ years counseling experience & tutoring experience; conducted presentations to Los Angeles high school students about the college application process; volunteered with the Young Storytellers to bring creative writing and arts to underserved youth in Los Angeles; tutored in Oakland/Berkeley after-school programs and taught SAT prep classes; filmmaker (14 years), actress (19 years), former competitive dancer (20 years)
College counselor - Christine

Christine L.

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EducationEarned a B.A. with honors in Gender and Sexuality Studies and Ethnic Studies at Brown University; currently working towards a PhD in Sociology at Cornell University
HobbiesHiking with my dog Hiccup, swimming at my local neighborhood pool, biking around the San Francisco Bay Area, writing and journaling, reading theory-heavy books, cooking plant-based foods, acrylic painting, propagating plants
General StrengthsAcademic writing, technical writing, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, college audition preparation for performance tracks, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, social science Masters and Ph.D. programs, college list building, course selection for Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, humanities Masters and Ph.D. programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, art portfolio building and review, visual arts programs, BFA programs, performing arts programs, career assessment tools
Related ExperienceExtensive college counseling experience to students in the San Francisco Bay Area as well as to high school students in Brown University's pre-college summer program at the Leadership Institute; 4 years of training in a pre-professional, conservatory-style theater program at a public arts high school in San Francisco, including preparation for arts college auditions; background in working with marginalized students (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, immigrant, first-generation, low-income)
College counselor - Craig

Craig R.

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EducationEarned a B.B.A. in Business Management from Northwood University
HobbiesCommunity service, golf, music, cooking, traveling, and fishing
General StrengthsApplyTexas specialization, organizational skills, standardized test advisement, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, college research and advisement, humanities programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, interview skills, career assessment tools
Related Experience29 years of experience working at a college in admissions, student services, public relations, alumni relations, operations, and fundraising; volunteer at local ISD Education Foundation assisting with fundraising events and serving as an MC; 11 years as a college counselor working with students throughout the country; presented college planning workshops at high schools, public libraries, and community venues; skilled at incorporating career exploration into work with students; expert guide through the college list building process, application deadlines, essay coaching, college visits, and test advisement; extensive experience working alongside college students gaining insight into campus life and experiences

Academic tutor and college counselor Daisy

Daisy G.

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EducationEarned a B.S. in Human and Organizational Development (with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness) from Vanderbilt University, with minors in Child Development and Medicine, Health, and Society.
HobbiesPhotography, graphic design, creative writing, trying new restaurants with friends, going to the beach, party planning, pilates, and the NYT crossword.
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, French I, French II, Leadership, Psychology, Interactive Media, Gender Studies, Business, Parenting & Child Development, Graphic Design and Photoshop, Film Studies/Film Integration/Media, Studio Art
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, humanities programs, college list building, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, interview skills, performing arts programs, contemporary music programs, design and media arts programs, film, television, and digital media
Related Experience10 years of tutoring experience at elite Los Angeles private high schools such as Brentwood, Harvard Westlake, Crossroads, Loyola, and Marlborough; experience with college essay writing and editing experience with applicants, college list/resume building, interviews, tutoring students with learning differences; tour guide at Vanderbilt University; human development, psychology, and elementary education background; developed proprietary top-100 college information spreadsheet for a college counseling company in Los Angeles; creative writing skills used to help students differentiate themselves and show their personalities through essays; and experience in building student confidence and finding fun in the process!
College counselor Daniel Williams

Daniel W.

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EducationEarned a B.S.F.S. in International Relations from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service as a John Carroll Scholar; earned an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst on full scholarship
HobbiesTeaching, gardening, raising animals, reading, writing, painting, meditation, and travel
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, ESL, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, international student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, International Baccalaureate (IB), non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, humanities programs, business school applications, foreign college/university application process, college list building, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, homeschool student application process, career assessment tools
Related ExperienceFormer adjunct English professor with 5+ years of experience as a university admissions counselor; application essay specialist and writing coach known for helping students streamline the writing process, generate creative ideas, and improve focus; extensive experience working with students to identify unique academic/extracurricular interests and build cohesive application narratives; guided dozens of students around the world through successful applications to universities in the US, UK, EU, Canada, and Hong Kong; lectured publicly to students and parents about effective application strategies, changes to the college admissions landscape, and tips for applying to highly selective universities
College counselor - Elyse

Elyse D.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in Psychology (pre-med) with a minor in Global Health from Northwestern University
HobbiesImprov, dance (Bollywood, salsa, jazz), cooking, writing funny songs, making silly videos for my nieces, non-dairy gelato, co-op board games, Survivor, watching League of Legends with my husband and being shocked that I actually understand what’s happening, and obviously...DA BEARS!
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Biology, AP Biology, Molecular Biology, Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, Physics, French I, French II, French III, French IV, Psychology, AP Psychology, World Religions, Parenting & Child Development
General StrengthsBreaking down complex scientific concepts, grammar rules, essay writing, breaking through creative blocks, design thinking, public speaking, story analysis, storytelling, making academic work fun, elementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, students with ASD, elementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, students with ASD
Related ExperienceWorked as a “standardized patient” - helping medical students prepare for high stress clinical exams; served as a teaching artist in Chicago Public Schools - teaching math and literacy with dance; worked with gifted students as a teaching assistant at Northwestern University’s Center for Talent Development; was a peer-tutor for Biology students in undergrad; studied the role of Performance in Public Health in Uganda; received the America India Foundation’s Clinton Fellowship to do research on the effects of domestic violence on public health in South India; wrote, edited, and hosted a show for NDTV-HINDU; assisted in new play development workshops at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis; served as a primary French translator for three weeks en Provence; individual coaching experience; career track switches
Test prep tutor, college counselor - Gabby

Gabby M.

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EducationEarned a B.S. in Neuroscience and a B.A. in English from Muhlenberg College; currently working towards a M.P.H. at the University of Southern California
HobbiesTraveling, hiking, writing, cooking, baking
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE, HSPT
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, Statistics, AP Statistics, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, Biology, AP Biology, Physics, Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science, US History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, European History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, AP US Government/Politics, AP World History, Psychology, AP Psychology, World Religions, Ethics, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Film Studies/Film Integration/Media
General StrengthsElementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, college-level coursework, students with ASD, editing and proofreading college essays, personal statement brainstorming and composition
Related ExperienceServed as lead tutor at Muhlenberg College Writing Center, embedded peer tutor in courses teaching collegiate writing to first-year college students, and drop-in center peer tutor; served as cognitive rehabilitation assistant for individuals recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) with therapies specializing in memory recall skills and language re-acquisition
College Counselor - Helena F.

Helena F.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in English from Northern Arizona University with scholarship; earned an M.S.Edu. in TESOL from University of Pennsylvania; and earned a certificate in Graphic Design from Massachusetts College of Art and Design
HobbiesReading, hiking, traveling, cooking, playing with LEGOs, spending time with my cats, and watching movies
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, managing test anxiety, study skills, technical writing, standardized test advisement, ESL, students with learning differences, international student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, International Baccalaureate (IB), non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, business school applications, social science Masters and Ph.D. programs, Cal State specialization, foreign college/university application process, college list building, film programs, public health programs, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, humanities Masters and Ph.D. programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, art portfolio building and review, dance programs, visual arts programs, BFA programs, performing arts programs, musical theatre programs, classical performance and composition music programs, contemporary music programs, music industry programs, design and media arts programs, film, television, and digital media, acting programs, studio art programs, career assessment tools
Related Experience10+ years of college counseling experience with domestic and international students; 8+ years of education program management experiences; have worked with students who were in various college and grad programs, including business, engineering, fine arts, social science, health, education, and more; talked about college expectation and candidate evaluation with several former admissions officers from top-tiered colleges, such as Princeton, MIT, UPenn, Cornell, JHU, Northwestern, Northeastern, etc.; hosted over 50 webinars about college recruitment and preparation; organized and monitored several college prep/enrichment camps in arts, writing, research, interview prep, entrepreneurship and college essay writing; worked with applications for institutions in the US, the UK, Canada and Singapore.
Academic tutor - Jason

Jason A.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in Spanish from Brigham Young University with a Business Minor; earned a M.Ed. in T.E.S.O.L. (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from Grand Canyon University; earned an M.A. in Spanish Linguistics from New Mexico State University
HobbiesRunning, coaching cross-country, spending time with my wife and 5 boys, doing home improvement projects, cheering on the Brazilian National Soccer Team, and watching adventure movies
Academic SubjectsSpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Spanish V, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, reading comprehension, ESL, students with learning differences, college-level coursework
Related Experience22 years experience teaching Spanish (Levels 1-5) at the secondary level; 14+ years as adjunct faculty for Spanish/ESL; seasoned teacher of AP Spanish Language and Culture exam
Owner, founder, college counselor, test prep tutor - Jen

Jen K.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in English (concentration in Creative Writing) and European History from Northwestern University
HobbiesWriting, traveling, cooking, golfing, hiking, crying about the Bears, cheering on the Cubs, and finding the best macaroni and cheese in existence
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE, HSPT
General StrengthsEnglish, European History, US History, grammar, reading comprehension, creative writing, academic writing, counseling, transcript evaluation, course selection, test advisement, college research, college essays, application review, interview preparation, organizational skills, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, humanities programs, college list building, public health programs, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs
Related Experience20+ years tutoring and college essay/counseling experience; served as head of the Writing Center at Northwestern University; worked with undergraduates on graduate school applications and with graduate students and professors on preparing papers for publication; served as liaison between the university and local high school applicants; member of Northwestern University Leadership Circle Board and NACAC
College Counselor, academic tutor - Jenny

Jenny L.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in English/Creative Writing with a concentration in Computer Science from Amherst College
HobbiesReading, writing, dancing, traveling, food blogging
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Interactive Media
General StrengthsInternational student application process, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related Experience8+ years of college counseling experience; specialize in East Coast universities, West Coast universities, liberal arts colleges, and UCs; advise students on the university application process in the U.K., Canada, and Hong Kong; served as U.S. college counselor at a top British independent school for 1 year; worked as a Creative Writing & Computer Science teacher to middle and high schoolers for 2 years; cofounded the Amherst Asian Alumni Network and lead the mentorship program between Amherst alumni and students
Athletic recruitment counselor - Katie

Katie C.

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EducationEarned a B.A. triple major in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Science, and Economics from Juniata College
HobbiesVolleyball, beach volleyball, traveling, reading, watching sports, and spending time with family and friends
General StrengthsInternational student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, athletic recruitment process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, film programs, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceCollege counseling experience specializing in high academic colleges; counsel students who need additional learning resources; played collegiate basketball; played collegiate volleyball, competing in four Elite Eights, three Final Fours, won National Championship in 2004; served as collegiate coach for both Men’s and Women’s volleyball for over 10 years at Division I, Division II, and Division III schools
College counselor - Libby

Libby H.

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EducationEarned a B.F.A. in Film/Video from CalArts; earned a M.F.A, in Film/Video from Bard College
HobbiesSpending time at the New Beverly Cinema, concerts at Disney Hall, hiking the secret stairs, Scandinavian design, waiting/hoping for Philip Glass to come to Los Angeles for live performances, reading Fran Lebowitz, binging on television shows, operating my air fryer, and keeping the spirit of Jonathan Gold alive by trying to eat at every single restaurant on Pico Blvd!
General StrengthsNursing programs, academic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, technical writing, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, international student application process, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, International Baccalaureate (IB), non-traditional student application process, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, humanities programs, business school applications, Cal State specialization, foreign college/university application process, college list building, film programs, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, art portfolio building and review, dance programs, visual arts programs, performing arts programs, musical theatre programs, classical performance and composition music programs, contemporary music programs, music industry programs, design and media arts programs, film, television, and digital media, acting programs, studio art programs, career assessment tools
Related ExperienceSeveral years as a Director of College Counseling in high schools for students enrolling in top colleges; 15 years in leadership positions in selective Liberal Arts and Visual/Performing Arts colleges; over 20 years of essay editing and guidance experience; skilled at encouraging resilience and strength of character in students; coach students to be admitted to highly selective colleges
College counselor - Lynelle

Lynelle K.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in English and Communications from the University of Pennsylvania
HobbiesCreative writing, tap dancing, cross-stitching, community involvement, swimming, online word games, consuming way too much licorice, and crushing the competition in charades
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, creative writing, study skills, literary analysis, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, humanities programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, film programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, visual arts programs, film, television, and digital media, career assessment tools, gap years, architecture programs
Related ExperienceAccomplished college counselor and professional writer with valuable expertise in creative marketing to help students define their interests and differentiate themselves authentically; provides student-focused mentorship and individualized tools to successfully strengthen college readiness, sharpen critical thinking skills, and develop best-fit school lists; essay specialist known for encouraging and effective guidance in aiding students to find their unique voice and ideas for stand-out writing; 7 years college counseling experience for non-profit and private clients; alumni interviewer for the University of Pennsylvania; 10+ years as a senior creative director/marketing executive at film studios; children’s book author; marketing copywriter; personal biographer; creative writing instructor; Vanderbilt parent
Maia K.

Maia K

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  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English from Stanford University with honors; earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from UC Irvine; earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UCLA Extension
HobbiesReading, traveling, going to Disneyland, playing D&D, discovering new K-pop and electropop music, social media manager for a cat convention, working on a graphic novel
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychology, international student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, humanities programs, Cal State specialization, foreign college/university application process, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, humanities Masters and Ph.D. programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, visual arts programs
Related Experience7+ years of experience counseling students applying to colleges throughout the US and Canada; active member of HECA (Higher Education Consultants Association); 10+ years of tutoring experience including English, writing, and college essay development and editing; UC application reader; taught freshman composition and introductory English courses on drama, poetry, and the novel at UC Irvine; taught writing for the Johns Hopkins CTY program; studied at the Advanced Oral History Summer Institute at UC Berkeley; studied abroad at the Stanford in Oxford program; recipient of the Huntington-Linacre Exchange Fellowship for Study in Great Britain; writing consultant for PBS Digital Studios; research fellow at the Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University
College counselor - Maxine

Maxine D.

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EducationEarned a B.A in Education & Social Transformation from UC Los Angeles
HobbiesExperimenting with Nespresso recipes, trying new restaurants & cafes in LA, staying involved in my sorority, reading, listening to poetry & podcasts, going to R&B concerts
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition
Related ExperienceCurrently serves as a college coach for first-year undergraduate students in various higher education institutions across the country; volunteer with Search to Involve Pilipino Americans' high school/youth mental health program; active member & former new member educator of Kappa Psi Epsilon Sorority, Inc., Delta Chapter; formerly a counselor for undergraduate students at UCLA; former representative on UCLA's Committee on Undergraduate Admissions & Relations with Schools; former chairperson of UCLA's committee of college access & outreach programs; volunteer peer advisor for Carson High School's Academy of Medical Arts; former teaching assistant for UC Berkeley's Early Academic Outreach Program; extensive experience with Bay Area/NorCal applicants
College counselor - Miriam

Miriam C.

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EducationEarned a B.M. in Flute Performance and Jazz Studies from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University; earned a Post-Graduate Certificate with Distinction in College Counseling from UC Los Angeles Extension
HobbiesPlaying piano, concertgoing, travel, volunteerism, reading, sewing, writing
General StrengthsVideo game design programs, performing arts programs, visual arts programs, musical theatre programs, classical performance and composition music programs, contemporary music programs, music industry programs, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college audition preparation for performance tracks, UC specialization, college research and advisement, Cal State specialization, college list building, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, scholarship search (merit-based aid), interview skills, career assessment tools
Related Experience4 years as Assistant College Counselor at North Hollywood High School; Independent College Counselor for gifted musicians; 10-year adjudicator for Young Musician's Foundation; mentor and resident guest lecturer on subject of "Breaking Into Hollywood" for Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University; studio recording musician for 35+ years; extensive experience with Videogame Design, Urban Planning, Environmental Science, Political Science, International Affairs, Sports Management, and Entrepreneurship applicants; has edited over 500 essays and assisted highly gifted students; success with scholarships, including UC Regents and Wells Scholarship recipients
Director of Tutoring - Nevada

Nevada R.

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Communication from UC Santa Barbara and an M.A. in Criticism and Publishing from The New School
HobbiesAvid surfer, published author in various literary and academic magazines, podcast series host addressing the intersection of education, inequality, and labor
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, US History & Government, AP US Government/Politics, Microeconomics, Western Philosophy, Psychology
General StrengthsElementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, students with ASD
Related ExperienceAssistant professor at the college level, teaching courses in social history, literature, writing composition, English grammar; experience with writing test prep and academic curriculum; background in tutor management and training
College counselor - Nina

Nina R.M.

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EducationEarned a B.S. in Psychology (concentration in Neuropsychology) and a Minor in Spanish from Tufts University; earned a Certificate of College Counseling at UC San Diego
HobbiesHorseback riding and fishing with my sons, yoga, jewelry making (gold/silver smithing), hiking, traveling, reading, family and friend time, leatherworking, learning to surf, loving animals, coaching baseball for kids with special needs
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, UC specialization, college research and advisement, humanities programs, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, career assessment tools
Related ExperienceStrength in developing supportive, encouraging, and mentoring relationships with students; 4 years experience with the college admissions process, school list building, essay development, coaching, and editing; skilled in helping students identify goals, interests, and what makes them unique; seasoned accountability partner with students during the entire college application process; strength in identifying meaningful extracurricular involvement; experience working with high school and college students with learning differences and accessing resources and supports; experienced alumni interviewer for prospective students at Tufts University; active member of WACAC and IECA
College Counselor - Oscar M

Oscar M.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in Political Science from Texas A&M University; earned an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio with a concentration in Higher Education Administration
HobbiesCrossfit, walking/running, spending time with family & friends, NFL Dallas Cowboys & college football Texas Aggies fan, food lover
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, study skills, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, law school applications, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, medical school applications, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, veterinary programs, architecture programs
Related Experience12+ years of experience in college counseling, admissions and identity building and financial aid & scholarship advising/support; extremely knowledgeable of the financial aid process & scholarships application; well versed in the liberal arts admissions & highly selective admissions process including the top 100 and ivies; extensive experience in Texas college admissions and have been a member of and served on various committees with the Texas Association of College Admissions Counseling (TACAC); strong relationships developed and maintained with college admissions professionals around Texas and country
Test prep tutor - Rylee

Rylee C.W.

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  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Comparative Literature with departmental honors from Columbia University; earned a M.A. in Historical Studies with graduate minors in Capitalism Studies and Critical Perspectives on Democratic Anticolonialism and the Outstanding Master’s Student in Historical Studies Award from the New School for Social Research; current History Ph.D. student and recipient of the Roland Marchand Fellowship at UC Davis
HobbiesRoller Derby, Bouldering, Ballet, Snowboarding, Filmmaking, Theater Lighting and Sound Design
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), GRE, ISEE
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, US History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, US History, AP US History, AP World History, Human Geography, AP Human Geography, Western Philosophy, Spanish I, Middle East Studies, Ethics, Gender Studies, Philosophy
General StrengthsElementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, speed reading skills, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related Experience5+ years of experience as a test prep tutor; 9+ years of experience as general academic tutor; teaching artist at Literacy Connects in Tucson; interested in finding studying practices that work best for each individual student and invested in their success and confidence; passionate about pedagogy and the importance of equal access to education; loves learning and hopes to instill the same love and joy for learning in others

College counselor, essay specialist - Sajel

Sajel O.

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Essay Specialist
  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.F.A. in Drama from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
HobbiesActing, classical singing and musical theater, songwriting, guitar, hiking/yoga, Cinespia movie nights, Bollywood dancing
Academic SubjectsComposition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, Biology, AP Biology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, US History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, US History, AP US History, AP World History, Eastern Philosophy, Spanish I, Leadership, World Religions, Food & Nutrition, Film Studies/Film Integration/Media
General StrengthsElementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, literary analysis, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, college audition preparation for performance tracks, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, medical school applications, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, dance programs, dental programs
Related ExperienceExtensive experience with college counseling, test prep for SAT/ACT, and tutoring a wide variety of academic subjects (9+ years); involved in peer-tutoring programs during high school; worked as SAT test prep instructor in a group/private setting; specialization in college application essay composition with extensive editing experience; AP and subject specific tutoring; unique experience with supplemental arts applications for musical theater and drama; graduated top of class at an arts magnet high school with acceptance to 20+ top tier schools; actress/classical and musical theater singer (12 years); competitive Bollywood dancer (6 years)
College counselor - Sarah

Sarah R.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in Communications Studies and a minor in Philosophy from UC Los Angeles; Earned a College Counseling Certification from UC San Diego
HobbiesWriting poetry, thrifting, fashion styling, exploring LA, attending concerts, spending time with my friends, 3 sisters, and 2 cats, binging too much Netflix, listening to the same songs on repeat
General StrengthsDeadline management, academic writing, organizational skills, creative writing, reading comprehension, literary analysis, students with learning differences, students with ASD, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, course selection for high school, UC specialization, International Baccalaureate (IB), college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, interview skills
Related ExperienceTen years of experience in independent college counseling, specializing in application essays
Academic tutor - Sofia

Sofia T.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in French and a minor in Anthropology; M.A. in French Literature and a TESL Certificate from University of Florida
HobbiesYoga, hiking, surfing, cycling, acoustic guitar, traveling, sailing, watching live comedy shows, and watching movies
Academic SubjectsSpanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III, Spanish IV, Spanish V, AP Spanish Language and Culture, French I, French II, French III, French IV, French V, AP French Language and Culture, French Literature & Arts
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, speed reading skills, study skills, reading comprehension, ESL, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceExtensive experience in tutoring French, ESL and Spanish to children and adults; attained experience as a teaching assistant for French I and French II at University of Florida for two years; worked in Sydney, Australia at two institutions teaching ESL and helped students prepare for English exams to include the IELTS for one year; worked and lived in central Europe (Luxembourg) for almost 4 years, and tutored Spanish and worked in a francophone office environment at a top American financial investment banking firm
Essay specialist, college counselor - Stephanie

Stephanie R.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in Humanities from Yale University; earned an M.F.A. from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts with a concentration in writing and directing
HobbiesWriting young adult fiction, reading, traveling, languages, watching TV and movies of all kinds, watching Premier League, hanging out with my family and the world's best dog, and finding the best Thai food in Los Angeles
General StrengthsElementary education, organizational skills, creative writing, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, college research and advisement, humanities programs, film programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, extracurricular/resume development, personal statement brainstorming and composition, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related Experience6+ years of tutoring experience including college essays, high school essay writing, middle school writing, creative writing, play and film writing, and English; story and writing specialist; extensive experience with story - created and wrote over 20 hours of produced network television; unique experience with application to competitive film and theater programs; deep understanding of private elementary and secondary schools, understanding of current trends affecting both private and state school admissions; extensive experience applying to and gaining acceptance to competitive academic programs; true passion for helping students feel empowered and supported during the admission process; strong ability to help students harness their creativity and tap into their unique qualities during the essay writing process
Academic tutor and test prep tutor - Stephen

Stephen B.

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  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University, with minors in Sustainable Energy and History & The Practice of Diplomacy
HobbiesAppreciating so-bad-they're-good movies with friends; listening to music (some favorites are Evanescence and Boris Godunov); singing; writing (at first, poetry and aiming towards a novel, now screenwriting!); hiking; racquetball
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsAlgebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Statistics, AP Statistics, Composition, Creative Writing, AP English Language & Composition, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Physics C: Mechanics, European History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, AP US Government/Politics, AP Comparative Government/Politics, Microeconomics, AP Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, German (any)
General StrengthsAcademic writing, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related Experience3+ years of professional academic and test prep tutoring, particularly focused on AP Exams and the SAT/ACT; volunteer tutor across multiple grades of math; studied methods of reducing Chinese rural poverty, student behavior and campus CO2 emissions, and tariffs on the world solar industry
College counselor and academic tutor Taylor

Taylor B.

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  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Psychology from Francis Marion University and an M.A. in Teaching from The Citadel Military College
HobbiesBird watching, hiking, reading, thrifting, yoga, polishing my Spanish, traveling, cooking, trying to find the best slice of pizza in New York City, making museum playlists, and hanging out with my cats, Chester and Figs.
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, Creative Writing, US History & Government, US History, Spanish I, Spanish II, Psychology, AP Psychology, Parenting & Child Development
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, ESL, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, international student application process, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, International Baccalaureate (IB), college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, journalism programs, humanities programs, foreign college/university application process, college list building, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, design and media arts programs, film, television, and digital media, career assessment tools
Related ExperienceOriginally from South Carolina, Taylor has taught in Mexico and the US and has significant experience with the IB program, international education, inclusion classes, and working with students with learning differences.
Athletic Recruitment Counselor - Troy

Troy S.

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EducationEarned a B.A. in Psychology from Northwestern University and an M.B.A. from Aurora University
HobbiesGolfing, cooking, studying history, traveling, watching sports, working out, and spending time with family and friends.
General StrengthsElementary education, organizational skills, major advisement/selection, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, athletic recruitment process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, business school applications, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceWorked in marketing and credit analysis for 2 years after college; 6+ years of college counseling and athletic recruiting experience at both the D1 and D3 levels of college football as a player and a coach; played D1 collegiate football in the Big Ten at Northwestern, competing in multiple bowl games; served as a collegiate football coach at the Division III level, winning 5 straight conference championships from 2019-2022 and multiple playoff games; have personally worked with over 100 prospective athletes throughout the collegiate recruiting process, working with them and their families to optimize scholarship opportunities and financial aid, as well as finding the right fit academically and athletically for the student-athletes.
College counselor, academic tutor, test prep tutor - Yazmeen

Yazmeen M.

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B. A. in Communication Studies and a minor in Film, TV, and Digital Media from UC Los Angeles with honors
HobbiesHiking, yoga, going to museums and galleries, making art and music, filmmaking, traveling, and reading
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE, HSPT
Academic SubjectsPre-Algebra, Algebra 1, American Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, Biology, AP Biology, Physiology, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, US History & Government, World Civilizations/World History, European History, AP European History, US History, AP US History, Western Philosophy, Eastern Philosophy, German (any), Leadership, Psychology, AP Psychology, World Religions, Interactive Media, Ethics, Gender Studies, Philosophy, Parenting & Child Development, Food & Nutrition, Film Studies/Film Integration/Media
General StrengthsMiddle school selection, elementary school selection, health/science programs, pre-med, elementary education, academic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, ESL, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, students with ASD, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, financial aid (need-based aid), resume review/evaluation, pre-college summer programs, course selection for high school, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, Cal State specialization, college list building, film programs, public health programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, high school selection, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, business programs, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, film, television, and digital media
Related ExperienceOver eleven years of experience as an educator, including college applications counseling, academic and test prep tutoring, curriculum development, executive function coaching, mentorship, confidence building, and more; well-versed in the UC system, the Top 100 schools, and the Ivies; served as the lead chemistry teaching assistant in high school and worked as a student assistant for the El Dorado County Office of Education; responsible for after-school academic development, homework/study hall, and enrichment programs for grades K-5; experience counseling students through directing, producing, and pre-post production film projects; ten years of experience working with younger students; extensive experience with narrative building and extracurricular development
Academic Tutor and Counselor - Yoona

Yoona C.

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in English Literature (with a specialization in Creative Writing) from UC Los Angeles with a minor in German
HobbiesEating, drinking, making merry, then exercising and eating broccoli to balance things out
Test PrepACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing), ISEE
Academic SubjectsAmerican Literature, British Literature, World Literature, Composition, Creative Writing, Journalism, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition
General StrengthsAcademic writing, managing test anxiety, creative writing, reading comprehension, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, students with learning differences, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework, international student application process, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, UC specialization, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, business school applications, college list building, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, transcript analysis, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, business programs, interview skills
Related Experience16+ years tutoring and college counseling experience; served as writing/composition and grammar instructor at Santa Monica College; served as peer tutor at UCLA and member of UCLA Campus Events Staff; college counseling experience with understanding of individual UC schools, UC Regents scholarship program, and track record of coaching successful applicants to UC system and Top 20 schools; received fellowship for a workshop in conjunction with LACMA; received fellowship for an advanced course at the UCLA Special Collections Library