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Stressed about applying to college? Looking for tips that will give you an edge when your test scores and GPA aren't enough to set you apart? On College Admissions Toolbox, Steve Schwartz interviews experts about everything college admissions – together, they share stories, insights, and tips about college essays, test prep, scholarships, anything that can give you the edge you need to get into the colleges of your dreams. This show is for you if you’re a high school student looking to craft college applications that will showcase your strengths and make them want to accept you. Get show notes and more free advice at www.CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com

Stressed about applying to college? Looking for tips that will give you an edge when your test scores and GPA aren't enough to set you apart? On College Admissions Toolbox, Steve Schwartz interviews experts about everything college admissions – together, they share stories, insights, and tips about college essays, test prep, scholarships, anything that can give you the edge you need to get into the colleges of your dreams. This show is for you if you’re a high school student looking to craft college applications that will showcase your strengths and make them want to accept you. Get show notes and more free advice at www.CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com
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Stressed about applying to college? Looking for tips that will give you an edge when your test scores and GPA aren't enough to set you apart? On College Admissions Toolbox, Steve Schwartz interviews experts about everything college admissions – together, they share stories, insights, and tips about college essays, test prep, scholarships, anything that can give you the edge you need to get into the colleges of your dreams. This show is for you if you’re a high school student looking to craft college applications that will showcase your strengths and make them want to accept you. Get show notes and more free advice at www.CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com

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Episodes

50: How to Ace Standardized Tests with Daniel Ascher

3/21/2016
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Daniel Ascher, M.Ed., President of A+ Test Prep and Tutoring, has been a professional educator since 1988. Daniel began tutoring students while in graduate school and enjoyed one-to-one instruction so much that he decided to go directly into the field upon completing his Master's degree. In 1992 he started A+ Test Prep and Tutoring out of his home. Today A+ has 65 tutors who work out of two office locations, at students' homes and schools throughout the Philadelphia Area, and online. A+...

Duration:00:38:02

49: How to Travel Without Doing Stuff Just To Get Into College with Jane Cassie

3/14/2016
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Jane Cassie is the Managing Director and Co-Founder of Loop Abroad, a travel program for high school and college students. She has a JD from Georgetown and a Masters of Education from Harvard, and is the author of "The Everything Guide to Pre-Algebra." Prior to starting Loop Abroad, Jane taught all sorts of high school and college classes, from cost accounting and media law to English as second language and remedial math. She has scored in the 99th percentile on both the GMAT and GRE and...

Duration:00:31:39

48: How to Write Outstanding College Essays with Randy Levin

3/7/2016
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Randy Levin is a former high school English teacher. He taught in highly-competitive districts on Long Island. He's also a published writer, editor, and speech writer. As a college essay adviser, he's had clients accepted to the Ivy League, including top-tier colleges, competitive schools, and reach schools. Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/48

Duration:00:33:39

47: How to Maximize HS and College to Get Into Medical School with Dr. Ryan Gray

2/29/2016
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Dr. Ryan Gray received his undergrad degree from the University of Florida before going on to New York Medical College to earn his M.D. He served in the Air Force as a Flight Surgeon for 5 years and has flown to Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey and many other places. In 2012, he and his wife, Dr. Allison Gray, started the Medical School Headquarters, and the Medical School Headquarters Podcast, helping premed students on their journey to medical school. Through the Medical School Headquarters,...

Duration:00:18:10

46: How to Make the Most of Campus Visits with Alex Mitchell and David Patou

2/22/2016
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Alex Mitchell and David Patou, the Chief Sherpas at Campus Sherpa, are both sophomores at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Born and raised in the heart of Silicon Valley, they are working to bring a new name into the college touring process: college students themselves. Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/46

Duration:00:21:23

45: How to Get Perfect SAT Scores with Adam Purucker

2/15/2016
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Adam Purucker scored perfect 800s on the SAT Reading and Math sections (only 730 on Writing, but we'll cut him some slack). He's been tutoring students in SAT prep since he first took the SAT in 2005. He is an alumnus of the Honors College at The University of Maryland, College Park, where he studied Government & Politics. He currently works with students in New York City on a wide range of test prep, including the SAT, ACT, GRE, ASVAB, and Regents exams. Get show notes at...

Duration:00:20:09

44: How to Avoid College Essay Hell with Janine Robinson (Part 2)

2/8/2016
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Janine Robinson is a freelance writer, editor and teacher from Laguna Beach, California, who coaches college-bound students on their college application essays. Over the past couple decades, she has worked as a staff reporter for top newspapers, including The Miami Herald and The Orange County Register. She also was the editor of several monthly lifestyle magazines in Orange County, California; freelanced for the Los Angeles Times and other major media outlets; and worked for...

Duration:00:31:14

43: How to Stand Out in Your College Essays with Janine Robinson

2/1/2016
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Janine Robinson is a freelance writer, editor and teacher from Laguna Beach, California, who coaches college-bound students on their college application essays. Over the past couple decades, she has worked as a staff reporter for top newspapers, including The Miami Herald and The Orange County Register. She also was the editor of several monthly lifestyle magazines in Orange County, California; freelanced for the Los Angeles Times and other major media outlets; and worked for...

Duration:00:33:44

42: How to Get Into American Colleges from China with Sunil Damle

1/25/2016
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Sunil Damle is the co-founder of Mentorverse, a Shanghai-based startup that is using technology to democratize access to high-quality admissions counseling for international students. Prior to co-founding Mentorverse, Sunil served as a college counselor at a prestigious public school in Ningbo, China. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Occidental College, Sunil is a strong believer in the positive power of cross-cultural mentorship and the long-term impact it can have on a students success...

Duration:00:43:00

41: How to Boost Your GPA and Spend LESS Time Studying with Tom Miller

1/18/2016
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Tom Miller is an engineer and physics tutor obsessed with independent learning. He graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2010 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and B.A. in Philosophy. He writes about unconventional study methods at WTF Professor, a website aimed at simplifying the learning process for math, science and engineering students. Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/41

Duration:00:21:42

40: Lessons Learned from Interviewing 1000+ College Students with David Singh

1/11/2016
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After interviewing over 1000 college students, David Singh wrote Hitting Stryde: Gen-Y Early Career Survival Guide to share the lessons he learned. He's also worked with schools like Stanford, Notre Dame, and Yale to select and craft interview questions for applicants. In episode 10 of College Admissions Toolbox, he shared his insights on college interviews. He is VP of Strategy and Operations at Kira Academic, where his responsibilities include overseeing the company’s finances,...

Duration:00:29:24

39: How to Improve Your Chances by Contacting Colleges with Christine Abrahams

1/4/2016
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Christine Abrahams has been the K-12 counseling services supervisor since 2008 at the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. Prior to joining the district she was a counselor at Hunterdon Central Regional High School. A former vice president of marketing at Merrill Lynch, she also taught English and English as a Second Language in New York City. She has been an adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey where she taught a class in college counseling. A licensed professional...

Duration:00:30:04

38: How to Ace the SAT with Robert Kohen

12/28/2015
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Robert Kohen is the owner of Kohen Educational Services, a test prep firm that provides personalized SAT and ACT tutoring to students in New York City and online. He also publishes The SAT/ACT Blog, a popular online source for SAT and ACT lessons, strategies and advice. Robert holds a Ph.D. from Harvard University and earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Columbia University. Get show notes at http://CollegeAdmissionsToolbox.com/38

Duration:00:17:43

37: How to Get Into Harvard From Somaliland with Abdisamad Adan

12/21/2015
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Abdisamad Adan grew up in Hargeisa, the capital city of Somaliland (an autonomous region of Somalia). He just began his first year at Harvard University. In this episode, he shares what it was like to apply from Somaliland. He went to a public primary school in Hargeisa and later attended Abaarso School of Science and Technology for secondary education. While a junior at Abaarso School, he received a scholarship from ASSIST, an organization that gives international students one year...

Duration:00:25:29

36: How to Write College Essays That Stand Out with Kim Lifton

12/14/2015
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Kim Lifton is president and co-founder of Wow Writing Workshop. A graduate of Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, Kim is a former daily news reporter and communications consultant. Kim speaks regularly to students, parents and educational professionals throughout the U.S. In October, she moderated a panel discussion on the college essay (featuring the directors of admissions from Cornell and UC-Berkeley) at the National Association for College Admissions Counseling’s annual...

Duration:00:39:32

35: College Confidential Forums Co-Founder Roger Dooley

12/7/2015
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Roger Dooley co-founded College Confidential, the leading college-bound website. (The site features popular college admissions forums on topics such as "what are my admissions chances", financial aid, standardized testing, and school life.) Roger is also the author of Brainfluence: 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing, and writes the popular blog Neuromarketing as well as Brainy Marketing at Forbes.com. He’s been a serial entrepreneur since he left a senior...

Duration:00:32:26

34: How to Lie About Getting Into Harvard with Ryan Chan and Vishnu Hari

11/30/2015
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"Acceptance" is a 50-minute international film based on the true story about a scholar from India who lies about getting into Harvard. Ryan Matthew Chan is an American filmmaker of Eurasian descent born and raised in Singapore. He graduated from Yale University in 2015 with a double major in Film Studies and Economics. In 2011, Chan served as the Director of Photography for an independent feature film called "The Durian King" starring renowned Singaporean actor Lim Kay Tong. In 2010, Chan...

Duration:00:30:39

33: UC-Berkeley Application Reader Shelley Enger

11/23/2015
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Shelley Enger assists STEM-focused students with their college applications, and she developed courses that she teaches to highly motivated high school students about the process of research science. She is also a seasonal Freshman Application Reader for UC Berkeley. Her interest in working with STEM students derives from her background as a research scientist. Shelley graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Microbiology & Immunology, and then worked as a lab technician in a research lab...

Duration:00:27:20

32: Reed College Admission Officer Milyon Trulove

11/16/2015
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Milyon Trulove is the Reed College Vice President and Dean of Admission and Financial Aid. He came to Reed in August of 2014 from Hamline University in Minnesota, where he was dean of admission and financial aid. Prior to that, he worked for 10 years in admission at St. Olaf College, his alma mater. He also led the development of local, regional, and international recruitment and communications for the full-time MBA program at the Opus College of Business at the University of St. Thomas,...

Duration:00:29:19

31: Former University of Texas-Austin Admission Officer Kevin Martin

11/9/2015
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Kevin Martin graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Highest Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. The recipient of over thirty honors, scholarships, and recognitions, the first-generation college student earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government, History, and the Humanities Honors Program. His research in conflict and genocide took him abroad to Scotland, Bosnia, and Rwanda culminating in a peer-reviewed publication. He worked in UT admissions for two and a half years before...

Duration:00:29:33