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I've always cared about expanding my english vocabulary and grammatical skills. I find it comes in quite useful for a professional career. The assistance I received gave me the confidence to excel in my professional and personal life. Lois has expanded my knowledge of the english language and I would recommend her to anyone seeking assistance or just looking to expand their knowledge of the english language.
I cannot say enough about Thinque Prep and Joyee Lin. He is dedicated to his students success and does a very thorough job of preparing them for the ACT or SAT test. My son, Zack, who is very bright but requires a lot of patience worked with Joyee over the summer and brought his composite ACT score up from 30 to 33. His math score increased a full 4 pts. and he scored a 35 in English. Thinque Prep has other services related to tutoring and college application preparation. Zack will be working with Joyee on his college application essays. Joyee is in California and we are in Texas but this was never an issue as the sessions are done via video chat. The office manager Jen was great to work with and the appointment process was easy to navigate. I found the rates to be very competitive for like services. If there was a way to give extra stars I would!!
Working with Best College Admissions Counselor has been a wonderful experience! He has helped with the process of applying to grad school, from researching schools to submitting my applications. As a student, I feel confident that working with Best College Admissions Counselor was the best decision I made in order to achieve my goals and I strongly recommend them to anyone who would like assistance with the college admissions process. Thank you so much!
I worked very closely alongside Cindy Chanin during the college application process and am able to say that my experience was truly amazing. After countless hours of hard work and dedication on both ends, we were able to create a beautiful personal narrative, a collegiate resume, and school specific supplemental pieces etc. Cindy was the an incredibly supportive and inspiring mentor through this process and without her endless guidance and wisdom I would not have been able to acquire the incredible results that I did. Cindy was exceedingly professional, responsive, and punctual throughout my time with her. I cannot imagine what the college application process would have looked like without Cindy in the picture, she was my hero, and I'm so grateful to have met her as someone I look forward to having in my life, beyond.
Sarajane tutored my son for the October 2015 ACT. He was enrolled in Elite Prep all summer and seemed to be stuck in a score rut in the 30-31 range. Sarajane stepped to push him into the next range and he achieve a composite score of 33! She was very well organized, attentive to his particular needs and extremely personable. We plan to engage her again for SAT subject tests and overall college application planning. We are lucky to have find her!!
Its been a year since I have used the services of Future Expectations and upon reading the great reviews, I remember that I never shared the wonderful experience that I had with these guys. They helped me to focus on what really mattered even when my personal life seemed to be in shambles and now I am just where I want to be in my college education and also with a bright future ahead. I am truly grateful for what they have done and I hope that you too will be able to benefit from working with them.
Areum provided the best learning environment and experience I have ever had. It wasn't until I began working with Areum that I actually engaged in learning outside of school, and was actually excited about it. She has a way of teaching through various methods which makes curriculum easy to remember and fun to do so. She helped me so much on improving my SAT score, as well as in the college application process. My vocabulary and math skills improved greatly within a short amount of time. When it came time to fill out my college applications, Areum helped me plan out which schools were the best fit for me and how we would get there. I definitely did not know anything when it came time to apply, so I am grateful to have had Areum to help me reach my goals. I truly admire the way she connects and builds a bond with her students. She is always there to mentor me and guide me in anything that I have questions about. I've never met anyone who genuinely cares that much about the well-being of her students.
Michael has been an invaluable English tutor for our son. He was able to artfully help our son with his college essay, guiding him through the writing process while making sure the essay was in our son's own words. Our son was accepted into his first choice college, partly based on this essay. Even after our son's freshman year of college, Michael continues to be available to tutor him. Michael has delved deeply into understanding our son's writing challenges, identifying specific steps to help him get on the right track. With his insight and gentle manor, Michael has connected well with our son, allowing him to be a very effective tutor. Michael is very responsive and flexible, providing sessions on Skype when our son needs them. Michael has proven to be a top-notch writing tutor for our son.
I would highly recommend Great Expectations College Prep for anyone with a child planning to attend college!! I've had two daughters go through her program. From SAT/ACT prep to the college application process. Jennifer and her staff gave my girls the confidence and knowledge to take ownership of the college process. Jen and her staff gave all the tools my girls needed to do their best on their tests and guide them through the schools that best met all their needs. The entire process was VERY easy, without stress and my girls happy. I'll be using them for daughter no. 3 in a few years.
Nick strikes a great balance as a counselor and tutor. Though he's incredibly knowledgable in his field, he retains a certain approachability, a down to earth quality, that renders meeting with him simultaneously productive and enjoyable. I used to dread working on my college applications and studying for my ACT, but by being a tutor AND a friend, Nick made the whole process a lot less of a chore. With his help, i got into my dream program at New York University and am incredibly excited for the fall. College Prep and Education and general need more folks like Nick Soper.
She helped us navigate the complex college application process. My son applied to 8 colleges and she helped us meet all the different requirements.
I found Francesca through a mutual friend when I needed help in my Psychology courses at Azusa Pacific. English is not my first language and while I understood the material, I was finding it difficult to pass the assignments because my English was not good. She was very honest from the beginning that her Psychology experience was limited, but I hired her anyway and am so glad I did. She always understood my material and had no problem helping me with small and large assignments. She even assisted me in a college level statistics course that I could barely understand in the beginning. My grades worried me so much, but after working with Francesca, I have nothing to worry about anymore and will graduate with my Bachelors in Psychology in December 2017. I am so grateful to her and all the hard work she put in with me. She has an excellent personality and I don't know if I would have made it this far in my degree studies without her.
Rand was exceptionally helpful with my son's college application procedure and ultimate school selection. His expertise and guidance made my son's college search experience much less daunting than it could have been. Rand's approach is all encompassing. He is well versed in the entire process, utilizing lots of college app resources, his terrific writing skills and his funny, warm personality. During his junior year, my son (Scott) and Rand worked closely together to develop an entire strategy which included test prep, application paperwork, and a compelling personal story that would be relevant to each of his college choices. Rand's style also helped to increase Scott's confidence, allowing him to understand that he would be fine at any of the schools he chose. This helped make my life easier as well - that first senior semester is extra stressful for everyone (Scott ultimately was accepted at his first choice, but he really believed any of his choices would have been great too). I would highly recommend Rand, and believe his help could benefit other college bound juniors and seniors.
At Collegiate Compass, we are relentlessly dedicated to helping students maximize their educational options. We assist students in finding colleges that are a fit for them, and then guide them in developing a strategy to best present themselves to college admissions offices. In the past five years, over 80% of Collegiate Compass clients have been accepted to their first choice college, and over 95% have been accepted to one of their top three college choices. Founder Shannon Duff (Yale BA & MBA) brings insider perspective on the admissions process to her clients across the U.S. and around the world. She has worked as a reader for Yale's Undergraduate Admissions Office, and is a former Yale alumni interviewer. Collegiate Compass offers comprehensive advising services for students from 8th grade through senior year. Services include: - Planning and goal setting for academic coursework - Planning extra-curricular activities based on students' interests - Developing a standardized test game-plan - Planning summer activities - Building a college list - Assisting with and editing student resumes - Brainstorming and editing essays - Preparing for interviews - Reviewing applications
I am deadline-oriented, have experience working with teens, am patient and encouraging, and am highly creative.
We know that no two students are alike. This is why we offer a variety of services that allow you to choose how you approach your college admissions process. While some of our students utilize all of our services, depending on your year in school, you may only need a transcript review and advice on classes; another student may really need an assist with essay writing; while still another may want us to put together a calendar of applications. Whatever you want, we tailor a program to fit your needs and your timetable.
We offer a fast way to a great college application! College Application Training helps students to create college applications with maximum individuality and minimum stress. We have over 20 years of experience in the college application process, and our system utilizes both practical and creative techniques. We aid students in all areas of the application process including test prepations, personal statements, interview coaching, organizational skills and meeting deadlines. Our students have been accepted at UC Berkeley, USC, George Washington University and Columbia University, among others. In short, we are a fast way to a great college application!