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 SAT/ACT prep 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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Marisa R.
2 days ago
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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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Karla M.
2 weeks ago
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I knew there was a lot I didn’t know about the college application process, but, wow, Michelle had so many great insights. It was pretty late in the process by the time we contacted her, yet she still had practical and smart recommendations for my son. I can only imagine how exponentially much more helpful she could’ve been if we had hired her during junior year.

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

College Admissions Counseling
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Penelope Jane R.
Aug 3, 2022
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I worked with Michelle and could not have been happier with the help I received. She was supportive and knowledgeable and helped me meet my goals. Applying for college is stressful, but having a friendly professional on your side certainly helps! The experience, resources, and accountability Michelle provided were incredibly valuable in the application process. Thank you!

Details: High school • Essay writing / review • Native speaker • Standardized test prep • As recommended by professional • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Duke Grad: Ivy League Admissions Prep's reply
Hi Jane, thanks so much for your kind review. Hope you are having a blast in your first year of college :)
Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Shen Y.
Feb 16, 2022
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Michelled helped my son get into Cornell! He's in a very competitive high school and he just needed a good college essay to make him stand out. Michelle is awesome to help him brainstorm some great essay topics and tips to help him boost his SAT scores. Well his result shows it all. He got accepted into his dream program at his dream college!

Details: High school • Essay writing / review • Advanced • Learn new topics and techniques • As recommended by professional • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

Duke Grad: Ivy League Admissions Prep's reply
Thank you, Shen!
Reading and Writing Tutoring
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Elaine A.
Nov 23, 2022
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Very helpful! I felt very prepared for my test because I learned how to think about the questions and my wrong answers, not just blindly memorizing or doing hw. Ivy Light Prep was worth the time, effort and money! On practice tests, I improved my score by 200 points on average. I went from 1300 to 1530.

Details: College • SAT2 • Writing • Math • Not yet scheduled • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

Duke Grad: Ivy League Admissions Prep's reply
Great to hear about your test prep success, Elaine! I appreciated all your effort in studying and preparing well :)
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