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Rebecca has been more than professional. The resume and cover letter she created has simply amazing. Her use of the industry language (field of Education) and application of my skills to my real-life application, more than exceeded my expectations. She's been easy to reach and promptly replied to my emails and phone calls. She took the time to get to me and my current career goals. She's went above and beyond to reply to me during her vacation, when I was in panic mode about a last minute interview!! I've so pleased with her work that I will refer her to anyone seeking resume/cover letter assistance and am planning to retain her services to help with writing my book. I look forward to our continued work together. Couldn't be happier! Veronica Joy Didelot, M.S.Ed.
John helped me raise my SAT score from 1430 to 1520, and continues to help me with college applications and essays.
Josh was an awesome SAT tutor for my son, increasing his scores 110 points in just a few weeks of tutoring. Prior to Josh, my son was enrolled in a commercial SAT prep course: 3 hours on Friday evenings and six hours on Saturdays along with 11 other students. My son did not respond well to the group setting. These sessions could not hold his attention, and it became a weekly battle to get him to go. After a few weeks, he quit the course and decided that individual tutoring would be a better option. Joshs style of personalized attention offered my son the back and forth interaction he needed to maintain interest and motivation. He had a great depth of knowledge (Yale graduate), as well as a warm and personal demeanor. He took the time to understand my sons individual style of learning and identified the areas with which he needed more assistance. In summary, my son benefitted greatly from Joshs talents, and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing one-on-one and personalized attention.
As a pre-med student, with the ultimate goal of attending medical school, I have taken several exams over the years with hopes of achieving grades that would make me a competitive applicant to medical school. The one thing that was missing from my application was a well written personal statement, which unfortunately science classes do not help prepare you for all that well. I have written lab reports and research articles but a story about my life and journey was beyond my writing abilities. Scott absolutely saved the day. His ability to explain the process of writing a story that captivates a reader was fantastic. He spent as much time with me as I needed and helped me write the perfect personal statement for medical school. Scott has helped me more than I could ever repay him and I am positive he will be able to help you with any of your writing needs as well.
I had a great experience with Orion Consulting. He was very responsive, helpful, and very reasonable. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for someone to rewrite their resume.
Honors AB Harvard, MA / PhD Princeton ... More than 30 years adult experience in all segments of US higher education ... Faculty: Duke / Fordham / NC State / Univ of Miami / Strayer Univ ... Founder, MA in Media Studies, New College of California ...
Natalie has guided our three boys and is now working with our daughter through the challenging process of college application. She provided our families compassionate, and expert guidance -far beyond anything that is available in schools- as our children navigate the process of applying to college. We were extremely grateful with the results. Natalie is resourceful and has a vast knowledge of schools and their uniqueness, internships and summer programs in the US and abroad. Natalie shares her passion for learning and helps to identify what really matters to your children while taking into account parents' reasonable concerns.
As a private college counselor, I provide college counseling and essay editing services to help aspiring high school students who want to gain admission to the Ivy League, Stanford, MIT, Caltech, UChicago, and other competitive universities. My stellar track record of getting students into the top 6 schools (HYPSMC) in the country speaks for itself, as I help students from all backgrounds tackle the application process. I have helped even under-achieving, subpar students gain admission to one of the top six schools through a rigorous application process that helps the applicant to stand out from his or her peers. I graduated with a degree in economics from Princeton University.
We provide expert guidance through the college admissions process. Lora Lewis Educational Consulting provides comprehensive college admissions guidance, including selection of colleges, essay coaching, gap year planning, and more.
Tamarah was very professional. She arrived on time and worked diligently with my daughter, patiently explaining concepts until she got it.
From the student: I loved working with Lisa Spencer! I am planning on majoring in Musical Theatre and I was expecting that a college counsellor would just tell me that it was a high risk major and that I shouldn’t try for it but Lisa was very supportive. She really listened to what I wanted. Her speciality isn’t musical theatre but she took the time to learn about the process and she made a plan that was easy to accomplish and helped me a great deal. She took into account all of the things I wanted in a school, and she came up with a list that really fit perfectly with my needs. 5 stars! From the parents: We feel the same way as our son. Lisa is very personable, her work is extremely thorough and comprehensive, she’s clear in delivering information and requests, and she reduced our stress considerably. She herself is very organized and that brings a lot of order to the process. She took the time to understand our needs and our situation, and tailored the college search accordingly. We recommend her without reservation.
Jeffrey is a very accomplished scholar and talented lecturer and tutor. He is attentive to students' needs, genuinely concerned about their development, and invests and unusual level of effort in producing his lessons and lectures. He has a broad range of experience to offer in all types of writing, from professional documents to academic essays. His command of the language and his extensive knowledge of its use and its history give him a particularly nuanced approach to both writing and editing.
Brian is a fantastic tutor! I really can't say enough good things about him. He is always well-prepared, thoughtful, and he really knows his stuff. He helped my daughter on the SAT so much. He really transformed the way she thought about and approached the test. He is an all around excellent tutor. He was never stumped by questions my daughter had. What impressed me the most about Brian is how knowledgeable he was on even the smallest grammar detail. I would highly recommend Brian to anyone looking to improve their SAT or ACT scores!
SusanPrep offers tutoring & consulting services in four main areas: SAT Preparation College Application Assistance College/Scholarship Essay Advice & Editing Interview Preparation for Colleges, Internships, & Jobs Ask about our signature "Highlight Reels." Get the most important information in 2-3 hours! Check out our "Words from Clients" page to see how we've helped our students! We serve the San Francisco East Bay area, including Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon, Danville, and Tracy.
Joan Case’s college consulting services for my daughter are indispensable. We did not even know how to identify possible colleges to visit because of the overwhelming choices and information. Joan’s methods have made us confident that we are now on the right track. Joan is professional, prompt, caring and incredibly knowledgeable about the college application process, financial choices, and how to navigate the internet while researching colleges. We do not need to worry about missing deadlines for applications or whether we’re going to miss out on possible financial aide because we didn’t know how the system works. A major plus in having Joan work with us is the resulting positive communication between my daughter, my husband and me (much of it initiated by my daughter). The peace of mind that Joan has given us is worth every penny!