ConnectPrep
ConnectPrep

ConnectPrep

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Introduction: ABOUT ME: As an award-winning educator (Top Pro 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, Best of Thumbtack 2016) and the founder of the dynamic educational company ConnectPrep, I bring a fresh approach to teaching. I offer tutoring across all K-12 subjects, AP/IB subjects, and test prep, including ACT, SAT, SAT subject tests, ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, SHSAT, and the TACHS test. I aim to redefine “tutoring” by employing innovative teaching methodologies to address our students' unique learning needs. By connecting concepts, simplifying complexities, and creating opportunities, I help students of all ages excel in their academics. This has led to the majority of my students scoring in the 98th percentile or higher on the ACT and SAT. SCHOOL/COLLEGE SUPPORT: Feeling overwhelmed with schoolwork? Assistance is just around the corner! I offer comprehensive K-12 and college level tutoring across all subjects, including test preparation. I conduct one-on-one sessions scheduled at your convenience, catering to different learning styles—be it visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. I am adept at working with students with learning challenges and special needs and have a strong familiarity with both public and private school curriculums. LEARNING CHALLENGES: I bring extensive experience in working with students who have various learning challenges such as ADHD, CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder), Dyslexia, and EFD (Executive Function Deficit). COLLEGE ADVISING: For those requiring College Advising, I have an impressively high placement rate with students who have applied to the most competitive universities and programs. At ConnectPrep, we empower our students to build their unique brand, helping them stand out among their peers. We strive to enable students to make informed choices and develop strategies that will differentiate them from other applicants. My most successful students are those who actively shape their path and take decisive action towards their goals. We guide our students through various aspects of the college application process, including: Evaluating and assembling a college list Letters of Recommendation Networking Letters Resume building Internships/Extracurricular Activities Athletic Recruitment Crafting compelling Essays Application Options (ED, REA, EA, RD, Transfer) Interview Preparation Completion and Review of all Applications Financial aid and scholarship qualification strategies Many of my students have been admitted to highly competitive Direct Med, Engineering, and Fine Arts programs as well as prestigious universities, including Cornell, Northwestern, Washington University in St. Louis, Penn, Harvard, Stanford, UVA, UMich, Middlebury College, Colby College, Wesleyan, Bates, UVA, Wake Forest, Emory, Pomona, Columbia, NYU (Honors/Stern Business), Yeshiva (Honors), University of Florida, University of Miami, Southern Cal, UCLA, University of Wisconsin, University of Chicago, Duke, Amherst, Yale, Cal Berkeley, Boston College, UNC, Carnegie Mellon, George Washington, Dartmouth, Brown, Williams, Oberlin, Case Western, William and Mary, Vanderbilt, Occidental, RISD, MIT, Villanova, Princeton, Oxford, Cambridge, McGill University, Georgetown, University of Wisconsin, Boston University, Boston College, John Hopkins, Northeastern, Harvey Mudd, Rice, Notre Dame, Richmond. Moreover, many of them have been awarded scholarships and financial aid, covering significant or even 100% of tuition costs. I work tirelessly to ensure my students select a school that aligns with their future goals, focusing on the fit, environment, and programs offered. I am transparent about which schools provide generous financial aid packages and have large endowments. GRADUATE SCHOOL ADVISING: At ConnectPrep, we offer a comprehensive suite of services to support every aspect of your graduate school application process, tailored to the unique requirements of various disciplines like medicine, engineering, law, and more. We know the graduate school application process is more than just GPA and test scores. We therefore assist our students in building a compelling narrative that demonstrates their academic prowess, leadership skills, and dedication to their field. This includes robust support with crafting compelling personal statements and effective preparation for admission interviews. For prospective medical students, we are well-versed in the unique demands of medical school applications. From navigating prerequisite courses and medical school entrance exams (like the MCAT) to securing clinical experience and research opportunities, our advisors guide students every step of the way. Our track record speaks volumes. Many ConnectPrep students have been admitted to prestigious graduate and medical programs across the country. They benefit from our deep understanding of the application process and our commitment to staying abreast of the ever-evolving admission trends in graduate education. Personalized Strategic Planning: We kickstart the process with an in-depth assessment of your academic background, career aspirations, strengths, and areas of improvement. This enables us to create a personalized roadmap that aligns with your long-term goals. School Selection: We assist you in identifying the right programs and universities based on your career goals, interests, and academic qualifications. This includes detailed information about the programs' strengths, faculty, alumni network, and potential for research opportunities. Application Crafting: We help you develop compelling applications that highlight your unique story, achievements, and potential. This includes support with every element of the application, from the personal statement to supplementary essays and CV. Personal Statements: Our advisors will work with you to craft powerful personal statements that effectively showcase your journey, passion, commitment, and potential for success in your chosen field. Supplementary Essays: Many programs require additional essays, which are an opportunity to highlight specific competencies, experiences, or aspirations. We provide guidance to ensure these essays are meaningful and impactful. CV/Resume: We help you build a professional, detailed, and compelling CV that showcases your academic achievements, research experiences, work history, internships, and volunteer work. Letters of Recommendation: We guide you in the process of choosing suitable recommenders and offer strategies to facilitate strong, persuasive letters that corroborate your abilities and potential. Interview Preparation: We prepare you for the critical interview stage through mock interviews, feedback sessions, and provision of key insights into the interview process of different graduate schools. Standardized Test Preparation: Whether it's the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, or LSAT, we offer tailored test preparation support, including study schedules, strategies, and resources. Post-Acceptance Advising: Once accepted, we offer further consultation on how to make the best decision for your future, considering factors like financial aid, campus culture, location, and career services. From aspiring doctors to future lawyers and engineers, our expert advisors at ConnectPrep are committed to helping students stand out in a sea of applicants and reach their graduate school goals. Trust us to guide you every step of the way in this crucial phase of your academic journey. Teaching is my passion, and the joy of seeing my students overcome challenges, gain confidence, and achieve their goals is immeasurable!
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Dinesh G.
Dec 23, 2023
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ConnectPrep provided us with plan and instructions on how to prepare in order for my son to achieve success on his SAT. He has reached a 1520 so far, about 300 points from Start. Jeremy and his team provided individualized instruction personalized to my son. I highly recommend ConnectPrep to anyone needing SAT tutoring. We are also working with college prep sessions with Jeremy. His guidance has been super informative and encouraging.

Details: Preparing for standardized tests • Writing essays • Selecting colleges • Completing applications • High school Junior • Cadence recommended by professional • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Jane J.
Apr 27, 2023
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We are very happy with the service provided by Jeremy from ConnectPrep. Preparing for college is the most complicated process I have ever experienced. Parents can get carried away and shift the burden on their kids, which ends up creating a toxic environment for the entire family. Jeremy has been able to pull us away from these pitfalls and focus on what's the right thing for my child. He really focuses on community service, as well as steady and slow growth, which will create a memorable and positive high school experience for my child. Teaching life skills, growth, accountability, working hard, having fun, and giving back are the keys to our strategy. We are also working with Wendy who is helping my younger daughter with a reading and writing program. My daughter is much more motivated and really enjoys her lessons with Wendy. She is improving her reading skills, comprehension, and becoming a more confident writer. We are very pleased with the services we are receiving from ConnectPrep.

Details: Preparing for standardized tests • Selecting colleges • High school Freshman • Cadence recommended by professional • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Komal T.
Jul 14, 2022
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ConnectPrep services for both standard test prep and college admissions counseling were both fantastic. My ACT rose by more than 5 points due to Mr.Fine’s guidance and preparation. For my college essays, the critiques that I received were all well thought out and knowledgeable. Mr.Fine’s expertise in the process helped me get into schools such as Dartmouth, Rice, WashU, Vanderbilt, and more. I would highly recommend ConnectPrep’s services.

Details: 12th grade • ACT • Reading • Writing • Not yet scheduled • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Sachin K.
Feb 28, 2023
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One of my biggest upcoming goals is attending one of the most selective MBA programs. Preferably a magnificent "M7" school. I know one of the most important components will be the GMAT exam. This is a challenging test and I need a top score. I have spent a lot of time looking at different GMAT prep programs and have felt overwhelmed at the complexity of the prep material. I chose ConnectPrep's program because of their unique curriculum and streamlined approach. My prep time has already paid off with immediate results. My instructor at ConnectPrep has taught me how to simplify and deconstruct the test, establishing a laser-like focus. There are constant assessments with my strengths, weaknesses, and what I need to work on to achieve a 99th percentile score. It is also a very structured prep program which keeps me focused and efficient with my time. I now have so much more confidence that I am going to succeed with my GMAT prep and the fantastic team at ConnectPrep will help me achieve these goals!

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

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John A.
Sep 7, 2020
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I would highly recommend ConnectPrep and Jeremy! Our son was junior in high school when he began working with Jeremy. He had always been an excellent student, but struggled with standardized tests. Jeremy took the time to understand how our son learns and then customized an ACT prep service just for him. It worked. Our son's ACT scores improved dramatically in all subjects, and his confidence grew as well. Jeremy was a huge help to him each step of the way, and he also made it fun. Our son got into the schools he wanted to and is doing very well in his first year of college. Our investment in ConnectPrep was 100% worth it!

Details: 9th grade • ACT • Math • Reading • Writing • Not yet scheduled • Remotely (phone or internet)

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