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  • 20 years in business
  • 696 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Veronica D.
Verified review

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 Linneball Tutoring
4.8
from 59 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 164 hires on Thumbtack
Ariel C.
Verified review

John helped me raise my SAT score from 1430 to 1520, and continues to help me with college applications and essays.

Sam Cooper
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Priscilla H.
Verified review

I first met Sam the summer before my senior year in Taipei, Taiwan. Like every other almost senior at the time, I was desperate to raise my SAT scores, having only mediocre scores when I took the tests my junior year. And by mediocre, I meant scores along the 1500-1600 range before Sam started tutoring me. I am someone who can get quite nervous when being tutored and am very picky about my tutors. I have received SAT tutoring before from others but it just didn't work out. Naturally, I was nervous and a little intimidated about meeting Sam for the first time, knowing his background as a Harvard graduate. And to be honest, I was pretty much ready to give up on my SAT scores. I believed there was no way I could do better after taking the test two, three times prior already. During our first meeting, Sam was very welcoming and began to formulate a plan for us to raise my score, especially my math scores. From the very beginning, he made me feel less alone, and that we were going to counter the SAT together. I left the classroom that day feeling a lot more prepared, motivated, and most importantly, encouraged. During our tutoring sessions, Sam was always very patient, encouraging, and understanding. I will always be grateful for Sam's patience, especially when teaching me math. I always get nervous and self-conscious when being tutored on math because it is such a big challenge to me. To this day, Sam is still the only person I feel comfortable with teaching me math. At the end of our intensive SAT tutoring sessions, I was able to score in the 2000 range. After the SATs, Sam also helped me with college application. He was super helpful and is the reason why I am able to apply to so many different universities. He is also the reason why I am able to study at one of my top choices. As a college app consultant, not only did Sam help me with grammar and brainstorming, he was also super organized and kept me on top of my applications. As a current sophomore in university, I think back often to my application days, and realized I really could not have gone through the process without him. Aside from being my SAT tutor, college consultant, Sam is also a friend. Which in my opinion, is quite unusual, as I don't see my friends becoming friends with their tutors. Even now in university, I still talk to Sam and he is still there for me to give me amazing advices. To be honest, before coming to university, I was stressed about college and life, Sam gave me one of the best advice that I still reflect on to this day. Sam is truly an amazing person. Not only is he a professional and truly knows what he is doing, he is a true friend as well. Anyone who works with Sam will see this from the very beginning. Take it from me, if you're worried about SATs or College application, there is no one who can help you more than Sam Cooper.

CollegeSolutionsUSA
5.0
from 10 reviews
    Adarsh B.
    Verified review

    Mr. Berman was recommended to me by my friend (his review is up here!) who is currently attending the university I wanted to go to. Now I, too, can recommend Mr. Berman to anyone who is looking for critique, suggestions, or help on their college application essays. From idea generation to editing, Mr. Berman was instrumental in the construction of my essay. The best thing he did for me was to elevate my style of writing so that it was more mature. He opened my eyes to how a college admissions reader would view what I was originally writing, and helped me write in a way that more effectively communicated my voice and story. His experience is incredibly valuable as he understands what can help or harm your chances with regards to your essay's style or ideas. He was definitely a major part of the support system that helped me get into my top choice, an Ivy League university.

    Stephanie Hilborn
    5.0
    from 6 reviews
      Takashi H.
      Verified review

      Stephanie is a professional, knowledgeable, and patient tutor. She is passionate about helping her students. I originally had tutoring with her for my application, yet she also gave me advice on what I need for my future career, such as creating the Linkedin account, getting internships, and elevator pitches: how to tell what I want to do in a short period of time. I highly recommend to have tutoring with Stephanie.

      Synocate
      4.5
      from 6 reviews
      • 9 years in business
      • 10 hires on Thumbtack
      Hilary C.
      Verified review

      Ishan was my college counselor during my junior and senior year of high school. He was extremely helpful, answered all of my questions, and helped me with pretty much all of my college applications. He helped me score better on the SAT my second time, recommended which SAT 2s I should take, helped me select my college list, walked me through every step of developing my theme/story for colleges, and improved my college essays to be focused and stand out in college applications. I will be attending Columbia next year and so grateful I had a college counselor to help me along the way!

      Adena Spingarn
      5.0
      from 4 reviews
      • 11 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Leo B.
      Verified review

      I worked with Adena Spingarn to write a graduate college application essay. What I enjoyed most about working with her was that she was able to convey her professional opinion while encouraging me to develop my own ideas. I always felt she was genuinely engaged and committed to helping me. At the end of every session with Adena, I felt clear on my path forward and compelled to keep working. Adena set up a writing framework, which effectively helped me to methodically structure my many thoughts. The process of revising my essay was a great learning opportunity for me as well because I’ve never been advised on a project from start to finish. I really appreciate the attention and thoughtfulness I was given by Adena regarding this work. Further, I always felt I had adequate time with Adena to discuss challenges in the writing process. She was always open to speaking with me about my ideas and concerns. I am very happy with the final outcome of my time with Adena and recommend her highly as a tutor.

      Case College Consultants
      5.0
      from 3 reviews
        Allison L.
        Verified review

        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!

        Less Stress College Prep
        4.7
        from 3 reviews
        • 8 years in business
        Shirley T.
        Verified review

        I’m not sure about work quality because I left the college application completely to Karen and my son. I did not check his work because I trusted Karen and I believed she would do a good job with my son.

        • 15 years in business
        • 4 hires on Thumbtack
        Lynn S.
        Verified review

        Our daughter is basically an "A" student, but is not strong in math and is generally not a great test taker. We were very worried about the SATs and college admissions. First she took Eva's SAT Prep class, which really helped her understand what to do on the test, and helped her achieve a high enough score to be in the range of some top schools. Which was a relief -- we were really worried that she would not be able to score high enough on the SATs to even be considered at some of the UCs and private universities she was considering. Then we hired Eva directly to help my daughter with her college essays. At first my daughter resisted, but by the end of the process, she told us that Eva had helped tremendously. She said that Eva brought a unique perspective to the essays that she felt helped give her an advantage. My daughter got accepted at almost every school she applied to. She will be attending UC Davis in the Fall and is thrilled. Our younger daughter is a high school junior. I will definitely send her to Eva's SAT Prep class and plan to hire her to help with the essays. I have recommended Eva's company to several of my friends. Needless to say, I've been very happy with Prep Point and I recommend Eva and her company without hesitation.

        Savvy Success Unlimited
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 10 years in business
        • 1 hire on Thumbtack
        Sherry H.
        Verified review

        Savvy Success Unlimited has helped us with both College Board Exam prep (ACT/SAT) for both our kids. Her prep program helped them improve their scores. She also worked with our son during the college selection and application process, keeping him on track with his essays and applications, and teaching him how to research each school on his list to find out the best fit for him. She is now working with our daughter on her college application process, and her work quality, patience, professionalism, responsiveness and value is already apparent. She is usually punctual but always communicates with us if she is running late from a previous client.

        SpanOne College Counseling
        5.0
        from 2 reviews
        • 5 years in business
        • 2 hires on Thumbtack
        Ricardo C.
        Verified review

        Being able to work side-by-side with Mr. John Carroll during my stressful college application period has been a huge help. At the beginning of the application period I was scared that I would not get accepted to any of my top choice colleges. I had a 1730 SAT composite score (which is not very promising for the colleges that I was applying to). With some great luck we found John. John helped me with the UC application and the Common Application. John talked with me and tried to gather as much as possible about my life experiences and soon helped me identify the best possible material for my personal statement. After gathering some great topics for my college essay supplements, we put together a great college application essay . He then helped me clean-up and develop my writing until I was telling what I think are really important stories that showed the colleges who I really am and want to be. Three months later I have gotten acceptances from Claremont McKenna College, Pepperdine, UC Irvine, UC Davis, UC Santa Barbara, and many other great universities. These universities all have acceptance rates that are 35% or lower. I received a $23,000 scholarship from the University of San Diego. Without John's help and guidance I would have definitley not been accepted to any of these very prestigious universities. If you have any questions feel free to contact me at (619)-565-4249. Good luck and please know that John made a huge difference in my college admission process. -Ricardo Cabrero, Senior at San Diego Academy

        Ivy College Admit
        5.0
        from 1 review
        • 9 years in business
        Anonymous 8.
        Verified review

        Eric was very encouraging and provided the guidance I needed throughout a very stressful college application season. I greatly appreciated the constructive edits he provided for my essays. I don't think I would have made it into UCLA or UC Berkeley without him.

        The Global Classroom
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Adelaide F.
          Verified review

          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.

          SusanPrep

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            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.

            About

            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.

            Bemo SF

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              We are a college application and resume and cover letter consultation firm focused on helping you perfect your college application or resume and cover letter by marketing your best qualities. At Bemo SF, we focus on identifying your personal strengths and helping you articulate them, starting with your personal statement. If you are a high school senior or prospective transfer student who's beginning to apply to universities, or a new college graduate looking to land your interviews, we at Bemo SF believe we can offer you the opportunity to gain the upper hand in the application process. We offer multiple consultation packages, at a variety of prices, all advised by our lead consultant.

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