How much does your service cost?
For clients requiring assistance with application package, my fee ranges from $1,500 – $5,000. My comprehensive (year-round) service fee covers an in-depth resume building for clients. The fee depends upon the length of service and the package, ranging from $525 – $1000/month. I also provide stand-a-lone consulting session at the rate of $375/60 minutes and $475/90 minutes. I will go over my service recommendations and all fees after the initial phone consultation.
Which cities do you serve?
Most of my clients live within a 35-mile radius of Cupertino, including San Jose, Fremont, Milpitas, Palo Alto, Mountain View, and Santa Clara. I have had some clients as far as Redwood City, Burlingame, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, Concord, and Benicia. All meetings occur at my Cupertino office unless in-home service is arranged.
What is your track record? Which colleges do most of your clients gain admission into?
Please refer to the College Placement Page to see a thorough list of the colleges my clients have gained admission into. Statistics from 2015-2016 indicated that 86% of my clients gained admission into the top 25 universities in the nation respective to their chosen major.
What is your demographics?
The majority of my clients are software engineers or are small business owners, are from diverse ethnic backgrounds, and 50% are Indian. Most live in the South and East Bay.
Do you provide in-home service?
The majority of meetings occur at my Cupertino office because it is the most convenient location for me to conduct back-to-back meetings especially during the peak application Fall season. Limited in-home service will be provided for clients in Fremont, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and nearby areas. Call for further information.
How long have you been working as a college counselor?
I have been working as an independent college counselor since 2008 (10 years experience). I am also a college teacher since 2005 (with over 12 years of teaching experience).
How long is typical consulting session?
The average consultation session for year-round clients is 90 minutes. Clients have the option of attending one 90-minute meeting per month or two 45-minute meetings per month (to be decided after the first meeting). I also offer 60-minute consultation sessions.
How many clients do you normally have? Are you accepting new clients?
I average 20 total clients per year (12 from grade 12 the the remaining 8 from other grades). Even at such a low number, I am extremely busy because I also have 100+ college students to attend to. Therefore, I will not hesitate to limit myself once I reach my maximum annual load. I normally do not accept new clients from grade 12 to assist with their college applications by September of each year.