Testimonials

Raving Reviews

While my daughter met all of the necessary requirements for admission to Harvard it was the Ivy League Guru who gave her the push over the finish line by encouraging her to tell her story in the all important admissions essays. She was admitted. Ivy League Guru is an invaluable service that every parent should sign on to. Thank you for all of your help!”

College Bound

“Dear Ivy League Guru:
I received acceptance notices via email from two of my desired schools -- Stanford and Berkeley. Thanks to your mentoring, I took the SAT again and got a higher score. You advised me every step of the way to my final destination - Ivy League acceptance. Thank you.


I have chosen to attend Stanford but it is still early in the game and I wouldn't be surprised if I will be accepted by Yale or Harvard as well. I will be faced with choices, and I owe it all to you! [New York senior].”

— Ivy League Boston Mom

Stanford

“The college application process can be very confusing and difficult to navigate, but the Ivy League Guru helped me to overcome all of the challenges.

The first thing my adviser did was to connect me with two fantastic Harvard students who taught me strategies for the SAT’s. After working with them for several weeks, I took the test and my scores went up significantly. This gave me the confidence I needed to apply to Ivy League schools.

When it came time to write my personal and supplemental essays, I had no idea about how to approach them or how to makes colleges understand who I am.

My adviser suggested that I needed to tell a story, one that would capture my personality and the interest of admission officers at the same time. This is easier said than done, and my adviser worked with me until I had it just right.

We went through at least half a dozen drafts of my personal essay and several for my other essays until they were the best possible representation of who I am.

Interviews are the last part of the application process, and probably the most stressful as well. Over Skype sessions and phone calls, the Ivy League Guru helped me prepare for my meetings with college alumni. His advice and plenty of practice got me over my fears, and I actually came to enjoy the interviews.

My adviser really made me believe that I had a chance at being accepted to an Ivy League school, and when I received my letter from Harvard, I realized just how instrumental working with him had been in my acceptance.

Applying to college, especially top schools, is quite scary, but my adviser made the process so much easier and less stressful than it would have been if I had been on my own. Ultimately he helped me get in to my number one choice, for which I am grateful. You are definitely in good hands with Ivy League Guru!"

"Working with the Ivy League Guru during the last couple of years has been one of the most valuable experiences in my life. With a complete mastery of the college admissions process, he not only guided me through the complex process, but he professionally tailored his services to fit my personal needs and desires.

Though I might have been able to find another counselor who would feed me countless facts and statistics about the college process the guru distinguished himself as a top level professional. He assesses each student on an individual basis to better showcase a student's individual talents in the best possible light.

Through numerous Skype conversations the Guru helped me understand what is truly important to me and taught me how best to present that on the applications so that I could stand out from the competition while keeping my authenticity.

Understanding the needs of each student, the Ivy League Guru has an arsenal of top tutors and essay editors at hand. I personally got tutelage from Joseph, an outstanding Harvard graduate, who was always very professional and amazing at helping me raise my scores.

Thanks to his guidance I was able to understand how the SAT Reasoning Test was structured so that I could approach each question with good knowledge about the specific detail they were asking for.

During my senior year, I got assistance from the Ivy League Guru to help with my college application essays, which probably amounted to around 25 or 30 during the entire process.

After sending each draft through EMail, I got a thoroughly edited copy back within a few hours with instructive comments about what I could do to improve it and how I could have showcased my talents better.

Even during winter break just before regular applications were due the Guru helped me so that I made each deadline on time and was confident that I presented the best work I could produce.

The Ivy League Guru is always available to his clients and returns any emails or calls within a few hours. When in need to have a Skype conversation, I know that I will be able to speak with him later that day or the next day at the latest.

Relying on his past experiences as an interviewer for Harvard and his vast knowledge of each university, the Ivy League Guru is the best asset any high school student can ask for to approach and complete the college application process successfully!"

Harvard

“Working with the Ivy League Guru has provided more than just professional academic help…it was a superb and exciting experience with a perfect ending.

Being an international student making decisions about applying to study in the United States I did not know a great deal about how the American application system worked. It only took one Skype session organized by the Guru to give me a clear outlook on where to start.

When it came to studying for the SAT and other examinations I was paired with a perspicacious student from Harvard for online tutoring who made a real impact on my final results leading to a massive boost in my application.

The next mountain was the essay process. Through the Guru I was linked with another Harvard student who guided me over every horizon; beginning with the Common Application essays and continuing through with the supplemental essays.

When it came to deciding where to apply it was the great motivational Skype sessions that gave me the confidence to apply to the top Ivy League’s. It was a big leap but there is no better feeling than landing on the other side.

The last big step was feeling comfortable in the interviews. What at first seemed difficult and intimidating was made fun and enjoyable with a bit of practice over Skype with the Guru himself. His great advice and words of experience helped me through every interview I attended. I never thought an interview could be made fun.


Applying to college, especially top schools, is quite scary, but my advisor made the process so much easier and less stressful than it would have been if I had been on my own. Ultimately he helped me get in to my number one choice, for which I am grateful. You are definitely in good hands with Ivy League Guru!"
 

Yale


"I was introduced to two Harvard students that gave me a strategy for the SAT. After several weeks of working with them, I took the SAT again and my test scores rose significantly. I felt confident applying to Ivy League schools."
[New York senior].”

Columbia


"Working with the Ivy League Guru has been one of the most valuable experiences in my life. With a complete mastery of the college admissions process the Guru not only guided me through the complex process, but professionally tailored his services to fit my personal needs and desires."

Brown


"Applying to college, especially top schools, is scary, the Ivy League Guru made the process simple and stress-free. He helped me get into my number one choice, (Harvard) which I will forever be grateful. Hire the Guru and you be in good hands!"

Harvard

Harvard Freshman