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Ali K

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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
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

Ali K

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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
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

Ali K

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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
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

Ali K

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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
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

Ali K

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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
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

Ali K

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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
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

Annie M

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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

Annie M

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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

Annie M

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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

Annie M

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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

Annie M

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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

Ashley C

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  • College Counselor
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, 70, 71
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

Ashley C

  • Founder's Circle
  • College Counselor
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, 70, 71
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

Ashley C

  • Founder's Circle
  • College Counselor
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, 70, 71
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

Ashwini G

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
HobbiesWatching movies, trying new foods (especially desserts!), beach walks, and playing with my niece
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsAlgebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Psychology, AP Psychology
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceWorked as an engineering tutor at the Cal Poly Writing and Learning Center; four years of experience working in technology consulting; worked as a resident assistant for first year students; led a group of first-year students in a community service leadership program; hosted a community event to encourage girls' involvement in STEM

Ashwini G

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  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
HobbiesWatching movies, trying new foods (especially desserts!), beach walks, and playing with my niece
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsAlgebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Psychology, AP Psychology
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceWorked as an engineering tutor at the Cal Poly Writing and Learning Center; four years of experience working in technology consulting; worked as a resident assistant for first year students; led a group of first-year students in a community service leadership program; hosted a community event to encourage girls' involvement in STEM

Ashwini G

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
HobbiesWatching movies, trying new foods (especially desserts!), beach walks, and playing with my niece
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsAlgebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Psychology, AP Psychology
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceWorked as an engineering tutor at the Cal Poly Writing and Learning Center; four years of experience working in technology consulting; worked as a resident assistant for first year students; led a group of first-year students in a community service leadership program; hosted a community event to encourage girls' involvement in STEM

Ashwini G

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
HobbiesWatching movies, trying new foods (especially desserts!), beach walks, and playing with my niece
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsAlgebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Psychology, AP Psychology
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceWorked as an engineering tutor at the Cal Poly Writing and Learning Center; four years of experience working in technology consulting; worked as a resident assistant for first year students; led a group of first-year students in a community service leadership program; hosted a community event to encourage girls' involvement in STEM

Ashwini G

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
EducationEarned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.S. in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
HobbiesWatching movies, trying new foods (especially desserts!), beach walks, and playing with my niece
Test PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing)
Academic SubjectsAlgebra 2, Geometry, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, Psychology, AP Psychology
General StrengthsAcademic writing, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, study skills, standardized test advisement, literary analysis, test-taking psychology, college-level coursework
Related ExperienceWorked as an engineering tutor at the Cal Poly Writing and Learning Center; four years of experience working in technology consulting; worked as a resident assistant for first year students; led a group of first-year students in a community service leadership program; hosted a community event to encourage girls' involvement in STEM

Bradley F

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  • Academic Tutor
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
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

Bradley F

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  • Academic Tutor
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
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

Bradley F

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  • Academic Tutor
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
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

Bradley F

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  • Academic Tutor
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
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

Carlynn W

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  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Plan II (Honors Liberal Arts) and Italian from the University of Texas at Austin with minors in Classics and Religious Studies; earned a M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School; earned a B.F.A. in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design
HobbiesCooking/baking/eating, hiking, reading, visiting galleries and museums, experimental animation
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, literary analysis, college-level coursework, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, liberal arts school specialization, art portfolio building and review, visual arts programs, BFA programs, studio art programs
Related ExperienceExtensive personal experience applying and gaining acceptance to extremely competitive academic programs; 2+ years developing workshop and arts enrichment curriculum for underserved children in South Boston; 5+ years teaching art and design in a variety of contexts to both children and adults; 5+ years writing professionally in a variety of formats and contexts; 15+ years as an award-winning freelance illustrator with a specialization in children’s books and editorial work; significant exhibition record in galleries and group shows; animations selected for screening in film festivals and showcases; working artist with a studio practice in Los Angeles; vast experience both conducting and receiving professional portfolio reviews, especially in a peer-to-peer context

Carlynn W

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Plan II (Honors Liberal Arts) and Italian from the University of Texas at Austin with minors in Classics and Religious Studies; earned a M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School; earned a B.F.A. in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design
HobbiesCooking/baking/eating, hiking, reading, visiting galleries and museums, experimental animation
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, literary analysis, college-level coursework, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, liberal arts school specialization, art portfolio building and review, visual arts programs, BFA programs, studio art programs
Related ExperienceExtensive personal experience applying and gaining acceptance to extremely competitive academic programs; 2+ years developing workshop and arts enrichment curriculum for underserved children in South Boston; 5+ years teaching art and design in a variety of contexts to both children and adults; 5+ years writing professionally in a variety of formats and contexts; 15+ years as an award-winning freelance illustrator with a specialization in children’s books and editorial work; significant exhibition record in galleries and group shows; animations selected for screening in film festivals and showcases; working artist with a studio practice in Los Angeles; vast experience both conducting and receiving professional portfolio reviews, especially in a peer-to-peer context

Carlynn W

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Plan II (Honors Liberal Arts) and Italian from the University of Texas at Austin with minors in Classics and Religious Studies; earned a M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School; earned a B.F.A. in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design
HobbiesCooking/baking/eating, hiking, reading, visiting galleries and museums, experimental animation
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, literary analysis, college-level coursework, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, liberal arts school specialization, art portfolio building and review, visual arts programs, BFA programs, studio art programs
Related ExperienceExtensive personal experience applying and gaining acceptance to extremely competitive academic programs; 2+ years developing workshop and arts enrichment curriculum for underserved children in South Boston; 5+ years teaching art and design in a variety of contexts to both children and adults; 5+ years writing professionally in a variety of formats and contexts; 15+ years as an award-winning freelance illustrator with a specialization in children’s books and editorial work; significant exhibition record in galleries and group shows; animations selected for screening in film festivals and showcases; working artist with a studio practice in Los Angeles; vast experience both conducting and receiving professional portfolio reviews, especially in a peer-to-peer context

Carlynn W

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Plan II (Honors Liberal Arts) and Italian from the University of Texas at Austin with minors in Classics and Religious Studies; earned a M.T.S. from Harvard Divinity School; earned a B.F.A. in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design
HobbiesCooking/baking/eating, hiking, reading, visiting galleries and museums, experimental animation
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, creative writing, study skills, reading comprehension, technical writing, literary analysis, college-level coursework, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, resume review/evaluation, course selection for high school, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, college list building, arts & music Masters and Ph.D. programs, highly selective colleges/universities specialization, extracurricular/resume development, application review, personal statement brainstorming and composition, arts & music programs, liberal arts school specialization, art portfolio building and review, visual arts programs, BFA programs, studio art programs
Related ExperienceExtensive personal experience applying and gaining acceptance to extremely competitive academic programs; 2+ years developing workshop and arts enrichment curriculum for underserved children in South Boston; 5+ years teaching art and design in a variety of contexts to both children and adults; 5+ years writing professionally in a variety of formats and contexts; 15+ years as an award-winning freelance illustrator with a specialization in children’s books and editorial work; significant exhibition record in galleries and group shows; animations selected for screening in film festivals and showcases; working artist with a studio practice in Los Angeles; vast experience both conducting and receiving professional portfolio reviews, especially in a peer-to-peer context

Chelese B

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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, 66, 70
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)

Chelese B

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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, 66, 70
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)

Chelese B

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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, 66, 70
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)

Chelese B

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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, 66, 70
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)

Chelese B

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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, 66, 70
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)

Christine L

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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)

Christine L

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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)

Christine L

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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)

Craig R

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

Craig R

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

Craig R

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

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Elyse D

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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 PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (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
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Elyse D

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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 PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (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
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Elyse D

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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 PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (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
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Elyse D

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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 PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (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
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Elyse D

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
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 PrepSAT (Reading and Writing, Math), ACT (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

Gabby M

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Gabby M

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Gabby M

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Gabby M

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Gabby M

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Gabby M

  • Founder's Circle
  • Academic Tutor
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Galen D

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Los Angeles; earned an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University; pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business
HobbiesTraveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, working out, spending time with friends and family, hiking, staying active
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, course selection for high school, UC specialization, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, 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, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceStarted two businesses since 2020 and recently sold one to a national organization before applying to MBA programs; college counseling experience through 8+ years working in collegiate athletics at the Division I and II levels, worked directly with over 100 prospective student athletes in the recruiting process; coached men’s volleyball at the Division I level for four years; led a team to a conference championship and NCAA Semifinal appearance; served as an Admissions Counselor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Galen D

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Los Angeles; earned an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University; pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business
HobbiesTraveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, working out, spending time with friends and family, hiking, staying active
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, course selection for high school, UC specialization, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, 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, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceStarted two businesses since 2020 and recently sold one to a national organization before applying to MBA programs; college counseling experience through 8+ years working in collegiate athletics at the Division I and II levels, worked directly with over 100 prospective student athletes in the recruiting process; coached men’s volleyball at the Division I level for four years; led a team to a conference championship and NCAA Semifinal appearance; served as an Admissions Counselor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Galen D

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Los Angeles; earned an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University; pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business
HobbiesTraveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, working out, spending time with friends and family, hiking, staying active
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, course selection for high school, UC specialization, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, 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, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceStarted two businesses since 2020 and recently sold one to a national organization before applying to MBA programs; college counseling experience through 8+ years working in collegiate athletics at the Division I and II levels, worked directly with over 100 prospective student athletes in the recruiting process; coached men’s volleyball at the Division I level for four years; led a team to a conference championship and NCAA Semifinal appearance; served as an Admissions Counselor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Galen D

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Los Angeles; earned an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University; pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business
HobbiesTraveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, working out, spending time with friends and family, hiking, staying active
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, course selection for high school, UC specialization, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, 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, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceStarted two businesses since 2020 and recently sold one to a national organization before applying to MBA programs; college counseling experience through 8+ years working in collegiate athletics at the Division I and II levels, worked directly with over 100 prospective student athletes in the recruiting process; coached men’s volleyball at the Division I level for four years; led a team to a conference championship and NCAA Semifinal appearance; served as an Admissions Counselor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Galen D

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Los Angeles; earned an M.A. in Organizational Leadership from Lewis University; pursuing an M.B.A. at the University of Texas, McCombs School of Business
HobbiesTraveling, cooking, trying new restaurants, working out, spending time with friends and family, hiking, staying active
General StrengthsOrganizational skills, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, social science programs, resume review/evaluation, transfer student application process, course selection for high school, UC specialization, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, 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, business programs, liberal arts school specialization, interview skills
Related ExperienceStarted two businesses since 2020 and recently sold one to a national organization before applying to MBA programs; college counseling experience through 8+ years working in collegiate athletics at the Division I and II levels, worked directly with over 100 prospective student athletes in the recruiting process; coached men’s volleyball at the Division I level for four years; led a team to a conference championship and NCAA Semifinal appearance; served as an Admissions Counselor for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Jason A

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
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
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

Jason A

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
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
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

Jason A

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
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
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

Jen K

  • Founder
  • Founder's Circle
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Jen K

  • Founder
  • Founder's Circle
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Jen K

  • Founder
  • Founder's Circle
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Jen K

  • Founder
  • Founder's Circle
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Jen K

  • Founder
  • Founder's Circle
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Jen K

  • Founder
  • Founder's Circle
  • Test Prep Tutor
  • College Counselor
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

Jenny L

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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 Experience5+ 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

Jenny L

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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 Experience5+ 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

Jenny L

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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 Experience5+ 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

Jenny L

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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 Experience5+ 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

Jenny L

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • College Counselor
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 Experience5+ 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

Katie C

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
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

Katie C

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
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

Katie C

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
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

Katie C

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
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

Katie C

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
  • Athletic Recruitment Counselor
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

Libby H

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

Libby H

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

Libby H

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

Libby H

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

Lynelle K

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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, 67
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

Lynelle K

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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, 67
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

Lynelle K

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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, 67
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

Lynelle K

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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, 67
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

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • 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, 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

Maia K

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • 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, 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

Maia K

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • 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, 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

Maia K

  • Classic
  • Academic Tutor
  • 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, 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

Maia K

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  • Academic Tutor
  • 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, 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

Maia K

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  • Academic Tutor
  • 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, 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

Maxine D

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  • College Counselor
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

Maxine D

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  • College Counselor
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

Maxine D

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  • College Counselor
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

Maxine D

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  • College Counselor
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

Miriam C

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  • College Counselor
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

Miriam C

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  • College Counselor
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

Miriam C

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

Miriam C

  • Classic
  • College Counselor
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

Nanette M

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  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in History from Santa Clara University; earned an M.A. in Education from National University; earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UC San Diego
HobbiesYoga, working out, hiking, skiing, reading, spending time with family, traveling, country music and dancing

General StrengthsNursing programs, combined/accelerated medical programs, kinesiology, ApplyTexas specialization, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, 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, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, business school applications, Cal State specialization, 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, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, homeschool student application process, career assessment tools, 68, 70, 72
Related Experience20+ years of counseling, teaching, and mentoring experience at the high school level; skilled at identifying and meeting the college counseling needs of students and families; advocate for students from all backgrounds and learning styles; developed and taught college application Boot Camps; expert at all college application types – Common App, ApplyTexas, UC and Cal State apps; insightful college essay reader and editor; developed and maintain relationships with college representatives from across the country contributing to broad knowledge of college admissions requirements and standards; extensive knowledge of the financial aid process and scholarship applications; hosted multiple financial aid and scholarship seminars

Nanette M

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  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in History from Santa Clara University; earned an M.A. in Education from National University; earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UC San Diego
HobbiesYoga, working out, hiking, skiing, reading, spending time with family, traveling, country music and dancing

General StrengthsNursing programs, combined/accelerated medical programs, kinesiology, ApplyTexas specialization, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, 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, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, business school applications, Cal State specialization, 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, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, homeschool student application process, career assessment tools, 68, 70, 72
Related Experience20+ years of counseling, teaching, and mentoring experience at the high school level; skilled at identifying and meeting the college counseling needs of students and families; advocate for students from all backgrounds and learning styles; developed and taught college application Boot Camps; expert at all college application types – Common App, ApplyTexas, UC and Cal State apps; insightful college essay reader and editor; developed and maintain relationships with college representatives from across the country contributing to broad knowledge of college admissions requirements and standards; extensive knowledge of the financial aid process and scholarship applications; hosted multiple financial aid and scholarship seminars

Nanette M

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  • College Counselor
EducationEarned a B.A. in History from Santa Clara University; earned an M.A. in Education from National University; earned a Certificate in College Counseling from UC San Diego
HobbiesYoga, working out, hiking, skiing, reading, spending time with family, traveling, country music and dancing

General StrengthsNursing programs, combined/accelerated medical programs, kinesiology, ApplyTexas specialization, organizational skills, managing test anxiety, creative writing, standardized test advisement, students with learning differences, summer enrichment planning, major advisement/selection, editing and proofreading college essays, social science programs, 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, athletic recruitment process, non-traditional student application process, college research and advisement, course selection for undergraduate programs, humanities programs, business school applications, Cal State specialization, 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, scholarship search (merit-based aid), liberal arts school specialization, interview skills, homeschool student application process, career assessment tools, 68, 70, 72
Related Experience20+ years of counseling, teaching, and mentoring experience at the high school level; skilled at identifying and meeting the college counseling needs of students and families; advocate for students from all backgrounds and learning styles; developed and taught college application Boot Camps; expert at all college application types – Common App, ApplyTexas, UC and Cal State apps; insightful college essay reader and editor; developed and maintain relationships with college representatives from across the country contributing to broad knowledge of college admissions requirements and standards; extensive knowledge of the financial aid process and scholarship applications; hosted multiple financial aid and scholarship seminars

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

Nevada R

  • Founder's Circle
  • 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