Over 50 tutoring hours

Mark C.

Los Angeles, CA

$150/hour

College Counselor and College Application Essay Reviewer

Background check passed as of 12/26/13
4.9 average from 21 ratings

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Pitzer College
Social Psychology
Harvard University
MEd

Education

Pitzer College (Social Psychology)

Harvard University (MEd)

About Mark

With over 25 years of experience in college consulting I help students and families with the selection of colleges, applications, and essays. Over the past several years I have had clients in Los Angeles, all over California, San Francisco, New York and Oregon to London, Beijing, Shanghai, London, Egypt and many more. I have visited over 500 colleges and universities, speaking knowledgeably about colleges I suggest students and their parents consider for admission. My students get into their top choice schools.

Hour Long Sessions Available/What the College Counseling Service Can Include:

-- Community service and extracurricular activity suggestions that students enjoy and also look good.
-- High school course selections and study skill strategies to help students do their personal best.
-- Career Assessment and Learning Style Inventories administration.
-- Develop lists of colleges based on these test results.
-- Summer program/internship suggestions which are often very helpful to getting into college today.
-- Coaching students on the steps to get into college.
-- College application review and critique.
-- Essay and personal statement topic development, review and critique
-- What to prepare for teachers, counselors who then can write recommendations that will work.
-- For parents -- coaching on the need and merit based scholarship process to get the most aid possible.

Unlike a tutor who works with students on math, history, biology, etc, my service is geared to students at any year in middle or high school prepare for college and college admission. I offer a coaching and counseling service at a reduced rate for Wyzant families. My students get into top colleges, often with scholarship awards up to full tuition for 4 years!

I meet families in their homes in Los Angeles or offer my services through skype or facetime. I look forward to learning more about you and your student's college planning needs!
With over 25 years of experience in college consulting I help students and families with the selection of colleges, applications, and essays. Over the past several years I have had clients in Los Angeles, all over California, San Francisco, New York and Oregon to London, Beijing, Shanghai, London, Egypt and many more. I have visited over 500 Read more

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Travels within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90028
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Career Development

From career testing to career counseling and coaching, I have worked with students, young adults, and older professionals transitioning from one career to another for the past 25 years. I have a masters degree from Harvard University, a bachelors from the Claremont Colleges, taught on the faculty at Boston University and served as an academic and career counselor on that campus.

College Counseling

College counseling is more than just filling out applications -- it's also the selection of the best fit colleges for the student, creating a winning resume and essays that stand out from the rest at competitive colleges across the country.

I've been to over 500 colleges in the United States, Canada, and Europe and have provided college counseling for over 25 years to students in the Los Angeles basin to students in Korea, China, Hong Kong, Canada who wish to study in the United States. From high school students going off to college to college students going on to graduate school and beyond, I have worked with hundreds of satisfied students and families over the years.

Harvard Masters in educational management and organizational development, Claremont Colleges undergrad, University of Hawaii study abroad/research. I also taught at Boston University on the public relations faculty, served as an academic counselor, and worked in admission on that campus.

Pitzer College
Social Psychology
Harvard University
MEd

Education

Pitzer College (Social Psychology)

Harvard University (MEd)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Travel policy

Mark will travel within 40 miles of Los Angeles, CA 90028.