Dr. Daniel Berkowitz

Dr. Daniel Berkowitz

New York, New York

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Introduction

Are you ready to be accepted into the school of your dreams? I hope so!

Please allow me to assist you…

I have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Yale and I'm an avid lover of philosophy and dialectics. I use my specialized knowledge and research abilities cultivated during my doctoral studies to help you craft essays, cover letters, and a well-executed application that possesses kernels of insight that are inspired by graduate level readings of philosophers and scientists. This insight will ensure that your application stands out in comparison to the swarm of other applications that benefited from traditional consulting services.

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Academic Record

Yale University verified

Doctorate , GPA: 3.82

Physics as major

Sept. 1, 2016 ~ Dec. 31, 2021


New York University

Bachelor , GPA: 3.72

Physics as major

Sept. 1, 2011 ~ May 1, 2015

Work Experiences

Total Consulting Experiences: 4.9 years


Founder Of Cosmic College Consulting

Cosmic College Consulting

Sept. 1, 2021 ~ now , 0.7 years

College consulting company that crafts applications that standout from the sea of applications that have benefitted from other college consultants.


College Consultant

Myself

Sept. 1, 2019 ~ Nov. 1, 2019 , 0.2 years

Helped writing essays and supplements that formed an application greater than the sum of its parts.


Freelance College Consultant

Myself

Oct. 31, 2014 ~ May 31, 2016 , 1.6 years

Helped writing essays and supplements that formed an application greater than the sum of its parts.


Head Physics Tutor

Polytechnic Tutoring Center of NYU

Sept. 1, 2013 ~ May 31, 2016 , 2.7 years

Worked at a drop in tutoring center where I would tutor dozens of different students each week in physics. As a result of being a model student at NYU, students would come to me to receive consultation about course selection, study strategies, career opportunities, transferring to a different school, and a plethora of other questions related to academics


Physics Tutor

Polytechnic Tutoring Center of NYU

June 2, 2012 ~ Sept. 1, 2013 , 1.2 years

Worked at a drop in tutoring center where I would tutor dozens of different students each week in physics. As a result of being a model student at NYU, students would come to me to receive consultation about course selection, study strategies, career opportunities, transferring to a different school, and a plethora of other questions related to academics.

Specialties

Languages

English

School Categories

Ivy League

Catholic

Colleges, Universities, And Professional Schools

Majors

Mathematics

Philosophy

Physics

Politics

Major Categories

Engineering

Math and Science

Social Sciences and Humanities

Accepted Applications

Fall 2021

University of Pennsylvania, Electrical Engineering, Bachelor, Standard


Fall 2019

Johns Hopkins University, Chemistry, Bachelor, Standard


Fall 2016

Albany State University, Physics, Doctorate, Standard

Binghamton University-SUNY, Physics, Doctorate, Standard

Brown University, Physics, Doctorate, Standard

CUNY Graduate Center, Physics, Doctorate, Standard

Suny Buffalo State, Physics, Doctorate, Standard

Temple University, Physics, Doctorate, Standard

Yale University, Physics, Doctorate, Standard


Fall 2015

Northwestern University, Sociology, Bachelor, Standard


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Q&A

Q: How many hours of services does your comprehensive package offer each month?

A: We provide as many hours, “within reason,” as it takes to do the best possible job to ensure that your application is as strong as possible. I am absolutely committed to assisting you in getting into your dream school. “Within reason” means as much time that I have available between one p.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday. Historically, to provide the best possible service to my clients, I have dedicated 10-15 hours a week to each one of them. However, I'm perfectly fine with dedicating more hours per week to clients if they need it.

Q: How does your consulting service compare to others?

A: I pursue a scholastic- and research-oriented approach to college consulting inspired by my experience as a physics Ph.D. student. Thus, I seek to use my research skills to help my clients craft an original application which contains insights that are profound enough to stand out amongst the plethora of essays that other consultants have helped to craft. These profound insights are inspired by my love of philosophy, in particular, dialectics ranging from Socrates, Kant, Hegel, and others. A common flaw in many applications are three glowing letters of recommendation which all say the exact same thing. I ensure their recommendations don't make this mistake.

Q: Do you read peer-reviewed research papers to help you consult?

A: Yes. I read peer reviewed research papers in relevant topics, even for undergraduate admissions, to help me be the best possible consultant for my clients. For Ph.D. admissions, I extensively read peer reviewed papers in the field that my client is applying for, especially papers written by their prospective advisors, so I can help them write the strongest Statement of Purpose possible.

Q: Do you help with researching and applying to scholarships?

A: I absolutely do. All clients receive comprehensive scholarship consulting services for no additional charge with my comprehensive package. The value of the scholarships I help my clients secure are far greater than my consulting fees. These scholarships include Rhodes Scholarship, Fulbright Scholarship, The Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, and many more. I do everything that I can to ensure my clients will receive a positive return on their investment in my services.

Q: What is your preferred method of communication for consulting?

A: Primarily email to keep records of our agreed upon courses of action. Zoom meetings will be a secondary source of communication.

Q: Do you offer tutoring services as well?

A: I absolutely do.  I am concerned with any factor that can influence one's chances of being admitted. That is why I constantly monitor the grades of my clients and if I see any dips in their grades I intervene promptly. It is part of my job to ensure my clients have the highest grades they can achieve so they have the best chances of being admitted to their first choice college. That is why I offer tutoring for all math, physics, and humanities classes conducted in the English language. For tutoring needs outside of those aforementioned categories, I help find tutors for my clients.

Q: Do you offer standardized test tutoring (SAT, ACT, ect)?

A: I don't do so personally. But because standardized test scores still matter (thankfully not as much as they used to), I help find my clients appropriate tutors and do anything else that is within my power to make sure they receive the best possible scores.

Q: What services do you offer for those who are a year or two away from applying to college?

A: 1. Advising which courses and extracurricular activities one should take part in while in high school. 2. Looking for competitions (such as Intel) and events that clients can take part in to highlight their skills and distinguish themselves. 3. Coaching them in these competitions and events, to the best of my abilities, as someone with a doctorate in physics. 4. Monitoring grades and offering tutoring services to ensure that good grades are consistently achieved. 5. Looking for scholarships and helping with scholarship applications. 6. Helping to look for and to apply for internships. 7. An early start on brainstorming and writing common app and supplemental essays.

Q: What's your life story?

A: I grew up in a single parent household in the Bronx, New York, where my prospects of receiving a rigorous math and physics education were bleak. Fortunately, I started Brooklyn Technical High School in the tenth grade. Attending Brooklyn Tech changed my life for the better, but at the time it did not seem that way considering how unprepared I was and how much I struggled. Nonetheless, I made it through Brooklyn Tech by the skin of my teeth, and graduated New York University magna cum laude with a degree in physics. I obtained my Ph.D. in physics at Yale, specializing in quantum gravity and lattice field theory. Now I help others achieve the same dream that I did.

Q: Describe your philosophy on common app essays?

A: It is critical that whoever reads the common app essay learns something new they didn't know before beyond personal information concerning the applicant. If they can learn a new fact, or perspective, they will remember your essay and it will go a long way in securing your admission into your dream school. I help clients achieve this by employing my specialized knowledge of STEM and philosophy. I also work to make sure the common app essay synergies well with the supplemental essays and overall application. The best applications are more than the sum of their parts.

Q: What is your approach on recommendation letters?

A: I recommend having a draft of your common app and supplemental essays written for your top choice school prior to asking for letters of recommendation. This way you can highlight to your recommenders what you would like them to corroborate. Overall, it also helps them figure out what they should write. I help clients identify what parts of their applications can be further strengthened by corroboration and help them choose which recommenders are best for providing that corroboration. I also help my clients to get their recommenders to be in touch with each other in order to reduce redundancies.

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The Victorious Package For Undergraduate, PhD, MS, and Law Admissions

Standard enrollment, 6 schools

2000 dollars per month for all listed services. Plus I will do whatever else is in my power as a trained researcher with a Ph.D in theoretical physics to ensure that my clients send the strongest possible applications to the schools of their dreams. https://physics.yale.edu/people/daniel-berkowitz

Services available a'la carte as well. Ask for prices. Ph.D and law packages available as well.

1. Application Planning

$ 0

3 days, Upon receiving all requested information, I will ascertain the best internships, extracurriculars, competitions, and courses one should partake in to be admitted to their first choice school.

2. School List

$ 0

5 days, Upon receiving all requested information, I will ascertain the best internships, extracurriculars, competitions, and courses one should partake in to be admitted to their first choice school.

3. Essay Editing

$ 0

3 days, Practically unlimited revisions and comments as long as demonstrable progress is being made. I will brainstorm topics and provide an outline for essays without an initial draft.

4. Application Final Review

$ 0

3 days, I will give detailed comments concerning the present state of a completed application and my recommendations on how to further strengthen it.

5. Resume Portfolio

$ 0

3 days, I will make sure your resume adds to your overall application as opposed to just containing redundant material that can be ascertained from other parts of your application.

6. Consulting

$ 0

3 days, Will provide consulting for all matters related to college admissions and creating the strongest possible applicant profile.

7. Admission Appeal

$ 0

3 days, Will do whatever is in my power to help you appeal your admissions decision. I will evaluate your applicants, identify its weakness and make sure your appeal remedies those weaknesses.

8. Background Evaluation

$ 0

3 days, I will give my professional opinion of your background and current applicant profile.

9. Major and Career Consulting

$ 0

3 days, Will determine which major is best for you based on how it will facilitate the career you want the most.

10. Extracurricular Activities

$ 0

3 days, Essays and everything else related to being admitted and participating in extracurricular activities will be thoroughly reviewed, edited, and brainstormed by me.

11. Interview Prep

$ 0

3 days, Will provide a list of possible questions with recommended answers and will give two mock interviews.

12. Readmission

$ 0

3 days, Comprehensive package is same for readmissions as well.

Total

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