Duke Grad: Ivy League Admissions Prep
Duke Grad: Ivy League Admissions Prep

Duke Grad: Ivy League Admissions Prep

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Introduction: Lost and crazy stressed about applications and admissions essays? SAT or ACT feeling impossible to score well? With over 10 years of experience as a private admissions consultant, alumni interviewer, and essay editor, I'm here to help students get through the tough admissions and test prep (SAT, ACT, GRE, LSAT) process. I keep students on track for success, so that parents can focus on being supportive and encouraging, rather than worrying about deadlines or being critical of their student's work. Qualifications: • Graduated from Duke University (top 10 school) as top 5% of class • Studied Philosophy and Literature, Human Rights, with professional experience in the nonprofit and education sector • Certified from UCLA in College Counseling, currently studying with Columbia for College Consulting • Scored 2350 (out of 2400) for SAT at age 15. Scored 175 on LSAT at age 22. Every year, I take the SAT, ACT, GRE, and LSAT tests again and again to provide the best prep for my students (and consistently score high!) What makes me stand out from the rest? • The comfort and confidence I inspire in my students • I’m bilingual and specialize in helping Korean speakers / students, and helping immigrant families with the admissions process
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Ally W.
1 day ago
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I was overwhelmed by the college application process, but Michelle's guidance and support made all the difference. She provided clear instructions, helpful feedback, and kept me on track to meet all my deadlines. I highly recommend her services!

Details: Writing essays • High school Senior • Cadence recommended by professional • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
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Jen F.
Apr 11, 2024
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This is our first time hiring Michelle to help our son. Michelle is wonderful. She is organized, knowledgeable, detail-oriented and reliable. She knows the application process inside out. Our son is very happy working with her. She is always there to give him advice and support when he needs her. We are very thrilled about the recent admission results. Our son got into MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Berkeley, UCLA, Johns Hopkins etc. He was also awarded appointment offers to three Service Academies: Coast Guard, Air Force, Navy. I don't think we could have done it without her help. Highly recommend to any parents who are worried and new to the college application process.

Details: Selecting colleges • Completing applications • Writing essays • High school Junior • Once a week • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
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Mark F.
Apr 1, 2024
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Michelle really helped my cousin to get a leg up on his college apps! She was very professional and clear when communicating with my cousin and his parent. She was able to provide them the confidence needed to navigate the college application process. To parents, having some sort of peace of mind is very valuable! Thank you again, and would recommend!

Details: 11th grade • SAT2 • Reading • Not yet scheduled • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Marisa R.
Feb 2, 2023
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Michelle was a huge help to my daughter this year for college admission counseling and application coaching. We came in late (recommend starting in the summer!) and she accommodated a compressed schedule to meet our needs. We interviewed a few other college coaches and my daughter felt strongly that Michelle was the right person for her. Michelle spent hours walking through the applications to provide insights and recommendations. Her thoughtful and comprehensive input was invaluable in (1) getting applications done on time and (2) getting accepted! Not all admissions have been decisioned so we are still waiting on one school, but the other three applied to have all been successful. Michelle does charge by the hour and we thought that the number of hours she recommended were very reasonable given the work to be done. 100 percent recommend Michelle for your high school senior!

Details: Completing applications • Writing essays • High school Senior • Cadence recommended by professional • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
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Jennifer h.
Sep 17, 2023
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My daughter Madison has been working with Michelle for a few weeks. The amount of work she has accomplished with the direction of Michelle is amazing. Her knowledge in the admission process is helping Madison navigate thru this with less stress. I wish we had started this process sooner. I highly recommend her to any family starting the college process. She is worth investing in.

Details: Completing applications • High school Senior • Once a week • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

College Admissions Counseling
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