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A step-by-step process for the entire

college application process!

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As a Yale graduate, college counselor, and writing tutor for the past 20+ years, Paul has used his vast knowledge and experience to help many students apply and get accepted into colleges. He has coached them on how to build a college list, create and fill in the college application accounts, order and write the activities list, and write sincere and compelling essays. He guides each student through a highly organized process that results in a complete and beautiful resume.

Here what some of his former students have to say.

"In addition to SAT's and general study tips, Paul helped me with my college essays. I was struggling so much while trying to write my essays, yet Paul took time out of his schedule not only to meet with me for tutor sessions, but also to edit my essays through emails. Lastly, Paul genuinely cares for his students. For instance, after reading my college essays he noticed that I had some personal issues and he took time to mentor me and give me some tips and lessons about life. Paul is not only a phenomenal SAT tutor, but also a great life tutor" - Ted.

I have been to countless learning centers (hagwons) in the past, but I never really felt connected to any of my teachers. Not only did Paul teach me SAT Literature and help me with college essays, but also he instilled his wisdom and life knowledge in me. He helped me think through my college essays rather than telling me what to write, and in the process, he taught me how to manage my time and mature as an adult. There was also a personal connection during sessions, which encouraged me to work harder. Paul is an excellent teacher, with great clarity and attention to details, and he’s probably the most influential mentor I’ve ever had. Even almost a year later, I vividly remember the conversations we had about music, religion, ethics, etc. He honestly is a living example of hard work and discipline; I now attend Carnegie Mellon and I strive to study and live with the same enthusiasm as his. - Harrin

"I started with no motivation whatsoever when I first entered Peak. But, Paul's constant reassurance and guidance has gotten me to where I am today. I have been accepted into the college of my choice with Paul's help. His teaching is different than any other learning center I've been to. Peak brings more than just vocabulary and equations to the table. His impassioned yet reasoned eloquence inspired me through his shared stories and beliefs." - Chae

Paul is an incredible, personable mentor. I started out with a cumulative score of 1500 on the SATs and no idea where to begin with my college essays, but by working with Paul in his SAT 1 class on reading, writing, and math and in his College Essay Crash Course, I was able to achieve a score of 2160 and draft an authentic, powerful essay about my music that helped me get into New York University. Paul's teaching is thorough, methodical, and personable, and I would recommend him to any high school student! - Jonathan

Paul is an amazing tutor that not only improved my SAT score but also helped me write college essays that will definitely help for my admission to Military colleges such as the United Military States Military Academy at West Point, United States Naval Academy, and Texas A&M University. Paul not only teaches SAT related subjects but also covers important and relevant topics in life that will prepare me for the future. - Bryan

"Paul had been my teacher for several years. He helped me write clear and concise English essays, raise my SAT I score, improve my critical reading skills, and create captivating college essays. Paul is passionate about teaching students and also genuinely cares about the direction of their lives. Aside from the numbers and the grades, Paul improved my mentality of being a student and challenged me to think about the importance of studying. He teaches, motivates, inspires, and encourages you to succeed, in ways no other teacher could. Not only did Paul impact my grades and scores, but he also impacted my life." - Deborah

"One of the evidence that makes Paul a great teacher, besides his intelligence, academics, and experience, is his personality. He is the man of his own word and he has great care for each and every student of his. Despite very tired day from teaching many students, he does not complain or show any sign of exasperation and goes right on to teaching with the same enthusiasm and energy that he has for all the other students. Paul has personally helped me with SAT I and College essays. The method that he uses to teach is like no others. With Paul, I have raised my SAT score about three hundred points. Aside from SAT tutoring, Paul is also great at helping college essay. I applied to about 20 colleges and he greatly cared for each and every essay of all kinds. Having him as my tutor was a blessing in my life. Without him, wouldn't have gotten the score and written the essay that I have gotten and written. I am confident that if you choose him as your or your child's tutor, you will not regret a penny you have spent and will eventually feel lucky that you have known and chose Paul as the tutor." - Kevin

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