high school in San Francisco, CA
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Significant test score increases and proven success with placement
Students often see modest to striking increases up to 20, 30, even 50 percentile points or more (compared to baseline tests) in SAT, ACT, AP, SSAT, ISEE, HSPT, or other tests in both specific sections and/or overall scores. Students report a huge drop in stress levels, as well as improved scores. Given the rapidly changing nature of testing during and post-pandemic -- including test-optional and test-blind -- schools, we work with students not ony to improve scores but also to determine if, which, and when testing is optimal and advised.
University, High School, Middle School, Elementary School (K and pre-K) Counseling
We work with high school students from around the world applying to colleges and universities in the US, North America, the UK, the EU, and elsewhere abroad. We also work with children of all ages looking for pre-K through high schools, anywhere in the world, including boarding schools, private day schools, and even public school advising (for families considering moves). Founder Kazz Regelman is a member of the Bay Area Secondary School Counselors. The vast majority of students we've worked with have received offers from at least one 1st-tier choice university or high school. We can offer services in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin, and Arabic.
Experience with highly gifted, dyslexic, and other special-circumstance students
Our top-tier coaches tailor tutoring, coaching, and advice to the unique circumstances of each student and family. We have deep experience with gifted children, including home-schooled (and unusually-schooled), and have worked successfully with children with dyslexia, ADHD, and learning differences.
Humane, fun, low-stress approach to reduce stress for testing and applications
We firmly believe the best way to craft a successful application -- including writing authentic essays and improving test scores -- is to make the process enjoyable and rewarding for the student. Not only does this lead to greater success in getting into a right-fit school, it also lets students learn about themselves, think positively about their talents, and find motivation to work for improvement.
"Your help with everything has been extraordinary. Your ability to convey what matters in a way she can understand and also in a way that she found fun and reduced her anxiety was all a godsend."
— Rachel P, parent in San Francisco
"Just wanted to update you on my admission and thank you for all your help along the way. Your insight and editing help was tremendously useful for me in this process."
— Nora H, soon-to-be Bryn Mawr first year student
"As a parent, it was a huge gift to be able to step back from the essay writing process and allow you to develop the topics with our daughter in fresh and unique ways."
— Nicole L, parent in San Francisco