College Admissions Experts
College Admissions Experts

College Admissions Experts

estimated price

Test sections

Responds within a day

My team and I specialize in helping high-achieving students area with all aspects of the college admissions process. In fact, of the students who signed up for comprehensive counseling with my team, 95% of my students were accepted into their top choice college. My expertise stems from having been an admissions reader for Northwestern University, the UC system, as well as Claremont McKenna College. My experience reading applications for each one of these schools has greatly influenced how I work with students. I am a current member of NACAC, WACAC, and IECA. Through these organizations, I have built up my network as well as gained incredible insight into the college admissions process. I know what colleges look for, and can tell you what will makes a student stand out in the eyes of the admissions committee. I start working with students as early as 8th grade to determine how they should plan the high school journey from course selection, to extracurricular activities, to academic competitions and enrichment. Here are reasons families choose to work with me: - my experience having read through thousands of applications for a variety of schools. - my knowledge of hundreds of hidden gem colleges throughout the country - my experience with financial aid and scholarships -- $20,000 annually in merit scholarship awards - experience developing student identity and brand from early on

Hired 10 times

Serves Lake Forest, CA

Background checked

5 employees

11 years in business

Payment methods

This pro accepts payments via Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Stripe, and Venmo.

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

Top Pro status

Top Pros are among the highest-rated, most popular professionals on Thumbtack.

Top Pro Icon


Featured Projects

9 photos


Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

10 reviews


Read reviews that mention:

pro avatar
Terry O.
Sep 14, 2020

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

We'd looked at a lot of options online, and were really frustrated because there were so many pushy sales people trying to sell us services for $300-500 per hour. What kind of family can afford to do that? I'm glad that we found Thinque Prep because they offered guidance at a reasonable price. They helped with essays, guidance, and most importantly, they structured the process so that I didn't have to spend all day nagging my kid.

Details: Completing applications • Selecting colleges • High school Senior • Cadence recommended by professional • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
pro avatar
Jennifer P.
Mar 12, 2022

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Joyee and his team were great. He worked closely with my son to develop a solid story for his college applications. We were very pleased!

Details: Completing applications • High school Senior • Once a week • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
pro avatar
Lisa B.
May 31, 2021
Joyee and his staff at Thinque Prep have played an integral part in my son’s academic journey. Staring with a comprehensive SAT/ACT prep course the summer before Junior year, this program raised my sons scores substantially, and helped cultivate more focused study habits, inspired confidence, and prepared my son for a rigorous Junior year filled with AP classes. The course culminated with a seminar that taught the students about the college application process, and how the admissions faculty evaluate the whole person, not just the test scores and GPA. During the Pandemic, Joyee offered remote tutoring and sessions with AP US History, and AP Language and Composition, which he then received and 4 and 5 score respectively. The summer before senior year, Joyee mentored my son through his essay writing process. He applied to a variety of public and private schools, and Joyee’s tutelage gave my son the framework to hone his thoughts and create meaningful essay prompts. My son will be attending UCLA in Fall 2021, with a Herb Albert Music scholarship. He received 10 acceptances and multiple scholarship offers. I wholeheartedly believe he would not have achieved this goal without Joyee’s help and expertise over the last few years ! Thank you Joyee and the whole Thinqueprep Staff Acceptances *UCLA *UCI UC SANTA CRUZ *LMU *CHAPMAN *PEPPERDINE *CAL POLY SAN LUIS OBISPO *CAL POLY POMONA *UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA CSUF *scholarship money offered
pro avatar
Joey H.
Dec 19, 2020
Thinque Prep has been a life changer. Joyee Lin and his team really pay attention to all the details. Joyee was able to teach in a way that was specific to my learning and relate to me in a way I understood using real life examples. He's one of the hardest working tutors I've ever met and held me accountable so I could reach my academic goals. I had a great experience and learnt a lot. If you're looking for a great math tutor. I strongly recommend Joyee and his team at Thinque. Also, special thanks to Hiro who was able to fill in when Joyee's schedule was booked. The overall team at Thinque are on top of their game. Thank-you Thinque for helping me reach my goals!
pro avatar
Janaka S.
Oct 27, 2020

Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

I would like to rate Joyee highly because he is not afraid to provide proper direction even my son's ideas didn't match. Joyee really wanted to see my son succeed and showed us the correct path. Thanks Joyee. I would highly recommend him.

Details: Writing essays • High school Senior • Cadence recommended by professional • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
Background Check

Joyee Lin


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    At Thinque Prep we try to craft the services around each family's needs. For families who seek hourly services, we charge $180 per hour. However, we also craft packages that include test preparation, academic coaching, and college admissions counseling that will bring the average price down. Our package cost reduce the hourly rate to closer to $125 per hour. We also offer discounts for families who have demonstrated need.

  • Loading