First Honors: College, Grad/Law School Admissions
First Honors: College, Grad/Law School Admissions

First Honors: College, Grad/Law School Admissions

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: Is your student struggling with classes? Do they feel like their admissions applications aren't up to par? We can help. First Honors is a certified Independent Educational Consulting company (IEC) based in Southern California. We have teams of educational consultants and tutors with backgrounds from prestigious universities who can assist your students in reaching their academic goals. Our unique personalized approach is tailored to meet the learning styles and needs of students from as young as 7th grade all the way to post-graduate level. We have expertise in developing innovative strategies for college admissions applications, creative personal statements, academic & test prep tutoring, career counseling, and much more. Due to COVID-19, we have adapted and expanded to offer our exceptional services remotely to students, families, and schools all across the world.

Hired 2 times

Serves Newport Beach, CA

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10 employees

3 years in business

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Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, Google Pay, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

Wear gloves during the job

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

Exceptional 5.0

10 reviews


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Lyle P.

Ron and his team of professionals at First Honors all collaborate together, create a strategy, and execute the plan to help my son get into UCLA. Amazing spirit and great energy! I can't thank them enough.
Sep 22, 2021
Linda G.

I’m working with Ron to help him be better organized so he can provide quality, focused service to current and future clients.
Sep 18, 2021
Wanda P.

An investment worth every single penny for my daughter to get into the top 3. She chose Harvard. Ron and his team at First Honors are one-of-a-kind.
Sep 22, 2021
Thumbtack Customer

(Translated by Google) It's a great company that is doing a lot of work with applications, what impact Corona will have on the future and now of international children.(Original)
Oct 3, 2020
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Thumbtack Customer

They are very responsible and professional while helping me apply for schools. My brother and I are both applying for UC schools and they did a great job on preparing the materials the school needs. Recommend!!!
Oct 3, 2020
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Ron Ruangtragool


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

    While my rates are generally hourly, I offered discounted rates with when buying 10, 20, and 30 hour packages. I charge more for more specialized help (e.g. college, law, nursing, business, graduate school) and there can be premiums on jobs for which the time crunch require me to drop everything. Depending on the situation, I may offer deals for returning clients and may offer a finder's fee for clients who bring in referrals.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Establishing a personal connection with my clients is essential. If we vibe, trust develops and communication improves and everything gets easier. Sometimes I'm asked to help clients in last-minute situations -- you're already stressing, so my first job is to reduce that as much as possible. From there, it's all about being 1st Rate: Reliable, Attentive, Thorough, and Expedient. Once you can trust you have an ally at your side, the impossible suddenly becomes manageable.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I just recently passed the California Bar Exam and am in the process of becoming a licensed attorney in California. I received my Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 2018 and am also a Certified Information Privacy Professional, specialized in privacy law in the United States. Furthermore, I am the founder and CEO of First Honors, an educational consulting company focused on mentorship and tutoring based in Southern California. I am also a Certified Independent Educational Consultant (IEC) and received my certification at UCI. Moreover, I graduated from UCLA for undergrad in 2013 with two Bachelor's of Arts (B.A.s) degrees in International Developmental Studies and Political Science, as well as, a minor in Film, Television, and Digital Media. My diverse educational background has prepare me with indispensable skills and expertise in a myriad of disciplines and industries, which has allowed me to cultivate the requisite substantive knowledge in diverse subject matters for my students. I am also highly involved with the community and fraternal organizations and know the value of feeling someone relates to you.

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