Browse Consultants

James Beeks

Background Evaluation - Major and Career Consulting - Financial Aid Assistance
Application Planning - Application Final Review - Extracurricular Activities - School Visit Assistance

place Houston, Texas

school Stephen F Austin State University, Bachelor , Communication Studies

work_outline 7.6 years experience , Current College Counselor at YES Prep Public Schools

emoji_emotions My college counseling talent stems from my passion for higher education/student affairs. I have worked. Since I was an undergraduate student, I have worked in variety of college campus departments and those experiences led to my interest in pursing college access opportunities. Since 2014, I have been a part of the nonprofit, college admissions, and charter school arenas. As a result, I have coached and supported over 100 young people pursue a variety of post secondary opportunities.

Austin Bellino

Essay Editing - Consulting - Major and Career Consulting
Extracurricular Activities - Interview Prep - Predeparture Preparation - Resume Portfolio - School Introduction - School Final Decision - Visa Documents Preparation

place Chicago, Illinois

school Eastern Illinois University, Bachelor , Education

work_outline 6.9 years experience , Current Study Illinois Secondary School Representative at Study Illinois

emoji_emotions I am a native of Chicago with extensive experience working in the education & consulting industry. I received a bachelor’s degree in education at Eastern Illinois University. After graduation, I moved to Beijing, China, where I worked as a teacher in the local school system and served as an education consultant at New Oriental (新东方). Currently, I am the International Program Director at a private high school and can say that I have helped over 1,000 students get accepted to some amazing schools! Hope to learn about your dreams and help them come true!

April Zhou


place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

school Current at University of Pennsylvania, Doctorate , Human Development

work_outline 6.0 years experience , Current Director of Strategy at Fulphil

emoji_emotions What are you looking for in your consultant? Knowledge, innovation, a caring personality, patience, compassion, or mentorship? Look no further! Hi, I am April. Thank YOU for stopping at my page. I am a current graduate student at the University of Pennsylvania. As a young, enthusiastic consultant, I have always taken a student-centered approach because the admissions journey is NOT JUST about essays, checklists, or resume. Instead, getting to your dream school or landing in your ideal professional career require personal growth. Join me on this journey, and I will help you elevate your profile and achieve those goals.

Kalyn McCall

Background Evaluation - Application Planning - Extracurricular Activities
Major and Career Consulting - School List - Essay Editing - Resume Portfolio - Application Final Review - Admission Appeal - Interview Prep - School Final Decision - School Introduction

place Fountain Valley, California

school Harvard University, Master , History

work_outline 5.8 years experience , Current Academic and Application Advisor at Bishop Academics

emoji_emotions With experience working with high school and undergraduate students, I have worked to support students through academic endeavors and the application process. As a Stanford and Harvard alum familiar with the college application process, I work with each student to find their voice, craft their best work possible, and take the stress out of academic and application writing.

Jing Xiao

Major and Career Consulting

place Sunnyvale, California

school University of California-Berkeley, Certificate , College Admissions Advising , College Admissions Advising

work_outline 3.9 years experience , Current Bilingual Consultant at UC Eazy

emoji_emotions Have you ever met an educational consultant with a designer's mindset? It is me. I might never find my calling if I haven’t met the book, Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life. I was fascinated by the methodology developed by two professors in the Design School of Stanford University. It inspired me to initiate the series of Life Design Team workshops. Integrating my 10+ years of work experience in architectural design with 5+ years of diligent exploration in education, I am enthusiastic about supporting students to identify their interests, develop their strengths, and build a standout profile for their future careers.

Tayhlor Williams

Application Planning - School List - Essay Editing
Application Final Review

place 06002, Connecticut

school Spelman College, Certificate , Psychology

work_outline 3.5 years experience , Past College Advising Fellow at Matriculate

emoji_emotions Hello everyone! My name is Tayhlor Williams, and I am a recent graduate from Barnard College. Although I am a recent graduate, I have an extensive amount of experience guiding 11th and 12th grade students through various facets of the college application process, ranging from essay writing and editing to school list development to scholarship applications. I am highly organized, creative, and thoroughly invested in students’ success in the college application process! I look forward to guiding you through this extremely rewarding process.

Grace Traore

School List - Essay Editing - Financial Aid Assistance
Application Final Review - Application Planning - Interview Prep - Resume Portfolio

place Brooklyn, New York

school Cornell University, Bachelor , Industrial and Labor Relations

work_outline 2.4 years experience , Past Student Writer at Communications Department - ILR School, Cornell

emoji_emotions Hi! I'm Grace, I like to balance the logical and emotional aspects of college applications. The application process can be super stressful and I do my best to be sensitive to that. I myself applied to law school in the middle of COVID. I am excited to help students as they navigate the new landscape of college applications. My general consulting experience spans Sunday school teaching, to peer mentoring, to advising college applicants, to helping friends apply for jobs during the pandemic.

Ezeleni Herrera

Essay Editing - School List - Application Planning
Consulting - Extracurricular Activities - School Visit Assistance - Interview Prep - Major and Career Consulting - Application Final Review - Application Follow-up

place W, New Jersey

school Columbia University, Master , Social Work

work_outline 1.1 years experience , Past College Counselor at DOE

emoji_emotions I attended SUNY Oswego with a major in psychology and graduated with my BA in May 2014. I then attended Columbia University in 2015 and graduated with my MSW in May 2017. I have a passion for guiding students to and through college. As a college counselor, I have experience assisting high school students with the college process and their college applications. I spend most of my time proofreading and editing college personal statements, extracurricular activities, supplemental essays, and more. I have students who did get admitted into their top ED college choices!

Julie Mitchell

Essay Editing - Resume Portfolio

place Calistoga, California

school University of San Francisco, Master , Creative Writing

work_outline 33.4 years experience , Current Freelance writer, writing coach and essay editor at Self employed

emoji_emotions Hi! I'm Julie and I have worked with as many as 25 students annually on college application essays, college resumes, and on occasion, classroom writing projects. I can help you figure out which prompts to respond to and guide you through the essay writing process until we are both satisfied with the results. All of my students have obtained admission to their first- or second-choice schools. My hobbies include: yoga, walking, hiking, cooking, photography, biking, and reading. I have two kids in their 20s. We all live in the beautiful Bay Area.

Naomi Grisham

Consulting - Application Planning - Extracurricular Activities
Major and Career Consulting - School List - Essay Editing - Resume Portfolio - Application Final Review - Admission Appeal - Interview Prep - School Final Decision - School Introduction

place Murphysboro, Illinois

school Alliant International University-San Diego, Master

work_outline 28.1 years experience , Current Transfer Center Director at San Diego Community College District

emoji_emotions Hi, my name is Naomi and I have been working in the field of education for over 20 years. I completed my elementary education in New York and my middle and high school in Tokyo, so I consider myself fully bilingual. I hold graduate degrees in Counseling and Cultural Psychology. My passion has been to assist students looking to attend college in the United States. I have worked extensively in California education systems, helping students transfer from community college to a university and have assisted students in every step of their pathway towards their goals. I look forward to helping you!

Genia Ruzer

Application Planning - School List - Essay Editing
Application Final Review - School Final Decision

place El Cerrito, California

school UC Berkeley Extension, Certificate , College Admissions and Career Planning

work_outline 24.4 years experience , Current Middle School Counselor at West Contra Costa Unified School District

emoji_emotions Hello, My name is Genia Ruzer and I am a Social Emotional & Academic Counselor who has worked with students for the past 20 years. I partner with families and organizations to put the needs of their students first. By supporting students of all ages I work closely with each of my client to create personalized engagement plans. Some of the strategies I use to further Hi School students’ success include: 1. Design detailed academic plans to help students meet short-term semester goals 2. Work closely with students to understand their personal and academic interests to create tailored college lists 3. Essay planning and editing

Yvonne Espinoza


place Austin, Texas

school Boston University, Bachelor , Hispanic Literatures and Culture

work_outline 21.9 years experience , Current Outside Reader, Admissions at University of San Francisco

emoji_emotions Yvonne Espinoza is a nationally recognized college counselor with 19 years of experience guiding students through the college admissions process. Yvonne has worked as a full-time college counselor for multiple high schools, serves on the Board of Directors for Colleges That Change Lives, and is the owner & founder of Yvonne Espinoza College Counseling Services. Yvonne maintains active membership in multiple professional college admissions organizations to stay connected to a national network of professionals and informed of college admissions trends. She also works in admissions for the University of San Francisco as an Outside Reader.

Eva Garza-Nyer PhD

School Final Decision - Resume Portfolio - Extracurricular Activities
Interview Prep - Application Final Review - Admission Appeal - Consulting - Financial Aid Assistance - School List - Essay Editing

place Austin, Texas

school The University of Texas at Austin, Doctorate , Educational Leadership

work_outline 21.8 years experience , Current Founder of Texas College Advisor at Texas College Advisor

emoji_emotions Dr. Eva Garza-Nyer earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees (BA, MEd & PhD) from The University of Texas at Austin. After working as a management consultant with Accenture, she followed her calling in education. She has served the educational system in numerous ways. Dr. Garza- Nyer spent four years working in the President’s Office at UT. Additionally, she taught at Austin Community College and spent thirteen years in Austin ISD as a College Counselor at Bowie and AustinHigh School. Dr. Garza-Nyer has helped to increase the number of students who apply, enroll, and complete their college education.

Shazeya Ghani Ms.


place Karachi, Sindh

school Rice University, Certificate , College Admissions Advising

work_outline 19.8 years experience , Current SAT Tutor at Self Employed

emoji_emotions With over 18 years of working with students, teaching, guiding and aiding them with their application process, I have a wealth of knowledge and experience. Freelance editor, consultant, coach at self employed. Academic Coordinator and Counselling Head at Bay View Academy.

Dan Stolar

Essay Editing - Consulting

place Chicago, Illinois

school University of Arizona, Master , Creative Writing

work_outline 19.8 years experience , Current Professor at DePaul University

emoji_emotions I’m a creative writing professor at DePaul University and a writer of fiction and creative nonfiction. I graduated from Harvard University and got into all of the med schools I applied to as well (I eventually withdrew from Yale Med to get an MFA in creative writing) so I was pretty good at this game. And I believe it can be helpful for students to think of it as a game. It’s hard to be creative when you feel under pressure. I’ve spent the last 20 years teaching creative writing workshops, so I’ve gotten good at helping young people find THEIR voices. I've also seen it from the parent side: my daughter starts Northwestern in Fall 2021.