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Elite-level application and essay coaching, school placement counseling, and test prep done humanely -- with humor and low stress. Based in San Francisco or virtually.
Raise your test scores, find the right-fit school, and make your application shine through crafted essays, interview coaching, test prep, and more.
Rates and fees
Initial 20-minute consult to determine if I am a good fit for you and to craft a plan for going forwards: free
Standard private rates (includes tutoring and/or counseling, in person or by video conferencing, in any proportion):
Hourly fee: $280
20 hours: $5,100
40 hours: $9,900
"In person" fee for house calls or in-person meetings based on distance within SF, no matter how long the session. Not applicable for video conferencing sessions. NOTE: nearly all sessions virtual in 2023.
Group rates (includes tutoring and/or counseling, in a proportion agreed upon by group):
Hourly fee 2 people: $160 each
Hourly fee 3 people: $130 each
Hourly fee 4+ people: $100 each
20 hours, 2 people: $3,000 each (weekly/regular sessions or create your own boot-camp schedule)
20 hours, 3 people: $2,500 each (weekly/regular sessions or create your own boot-camp schedule)
20 hours, 4+: $2,000 each (weekly/regular sessions or create your own boot-camp schedule)
Educational counseling services include essay guidance and editing for students (and parents as required up through high school), school placement counseling and search services, test prep (tricks and strategies), advocating with admissions offices when appropriate, application coaching, interview coaching, course and activity selection with an eye towards future applications, writing workshops, school tutoring, resume and cover letter crafting, and more.
For individual sessions canceled 24 hours or more in advance, there will be no charge. For pre-paid packages, these canceled sessions will simply be re-scheduled with 24-hr or more notice.
For no-shows and last-minute cancellations (with 24 hours), the full fee will be charged (or deducted from the package).
Louis Dulfon Scholarship: If you would like to nominate a student between 5th-12th grades or would like to be considered for partial or full scholarship, please contact me for the simple form. This is meant to provide access to top-tier placement counseling for highly motivated students with great financial need in order to maximize chances of getting into top-choice and great-fit schools. The most recent scholarship recipient was accepted into and will be attending Stanford University!