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SERVICES AND FEES

FULL COLLEGE UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATIONS COUNSELING

As an educational consultant, I look for an excellent match between applicant and university, and in the absolute benefit of both. I have many friends in college admissions, and I respect them, so I only recommend applicants to them that will be good students or contributors. Likewise, I recommend my applicants only colleges where they will be productive and happy. It's all about the match, a two-way street, not just brand-names or a supposed prestige!

Starting at any time from when they enter high-school up until their senior year, I help a handful of college applicants, both undergraduate and graduate, guiding them in their academic and extra-curricular life until they become successful college students. Having only a handful of students allows me to provide the necessary dedication that applicants need to go through this hectic and stressful process. To choose the applicants that I will invest my time in, I evaluate English proficiency, academic record, non-academic record, and family background.

Through as much time as we need (personal sessions and phone/internet), my help includes step-by-step guidance on how to construct a rich life and a rich resume that will be appreciated by colleges and universities. I do everything from motivating students academically and recommending extra-curriculars, jobs, summer courses, and activities, to guidance on SAT and TOEFL preparation, career selection (based on talents and passions), college selection, interviews, correspondence, recommendation letters, student transcripts, legalizations, translations, US embassy procedures, and more. I also guide you on what not to do. Together, we fill in the sometimes misleading application forms. Most important of all, I help you show the universities who you really are, through the essays.

I'm known as the King of Essays because no one can guide Venezuelan or other Latin-American applicants better in showing who they really are in their essays. I help bring out the "communicator" in applicants. Together, we make sure that the essays fully communicate the ideas and feelings of my applicants in a clear and memorable way. I know what university admission departments are looking for and what they really expect from an essay (it's not what you think it is), and it is very different from what a mere English teacher or your English-speaking uncle will tell you.

I am an accredited College Admissions Counselor, member of the two most important counselor associations. I also visit college campuses worldwide on a regular basis, having visited more than 150 universities, and I attend all major educational conferences to be in the forefront of college admission trends. So far I have visited universities and special programs to recommend in Curacao, Colombia, Brazil, Spain, England, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Taiwan, China, and all the states of the USA except Alaska and Hawaii. I am not a consulting firm, so I will help you personally. It is your life, your future and a huge college investment. Don't ruin it by getting the wrong advice.

I do not tackle this mission alone. I work together with Alan Kamhazi, a former applicant of mine that learned the process so well that I invited him to join me. I have known Alan since he was nine years old, from my KIP General Knowledge in English program. Alan Kamhazi grew up to be the best student at the Moral y Luces school for several years and graduated as the top student in his class, obtaining the International Baccalaureate, one of only five students to obtain it. He is currently attending Brown University and works with me from there. As a peer to my applicants, Alan brings great organization skills, creativity, and motivation to the table; applicants relate to him very well. Alan will provide them with recent testimony about the admissions process and the positive influence of “if I did it, so can you.”

FULL PACKAGE FEE

This package has a standard flat fee and it is for unlimited hours. I charge not per application, but for providing an applicant a spot among my 10 individual applicants (maximum) at a time, and making sure he/she gets into a college, a perfect match, that will lead him/her to a fine professional life.

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NOTE: For price comparison, high-level independent counselors such as Katherine Cohen and Michelle Hernandez charge around $50.000 per student. What I offer my applicants is more personal and much cheaper! Oh, and so far, I have a 100% success rate. I lead them to the best universities that match their grades, test scores, and personalities. When students follow my advice, they become happy and successful professionals.

ESSAY HELP

For those students that only require choosing, creating, strengthening and/or correcting their essays to meet the standards of admissions committees, I charge a per essay fee depending on academic level and essay length (up to 500 words, 501 to 800 words, 801 to 1500 words, 1500 to 2000). For price comparison, please compare to www.essaysolutions.com or any other essay revising service.

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GENERAL CONSULTATION

This is for those students that will do their applications with no further guidance, but need help in getting started. I will study students' profiles, including vocational analyses, to see if their profiles match their aspirations. I will suggest colleges that make good matches for them. I will also provide the steps to watch out for, the dates, and the tips that only experienced counselors know. I will give them a class on understanding what admissions offices really expect when they ask those strange essay questions. In all, I will talk to them like a close friend, letting them know the "do's and dont's" of the college application process and answering all their questions. My mission is to get them enthusiastically jump-started and save them much time and stress.

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SOME FRIENDS I HAVE HELPED OVER THE YEARS IN APPLICATIONS, ESSAYS AND OTHERS

SAUL LUSTGARTEN, Nadine Almaleh, Odette Antabi, Gabriela Apeloig, Deborah Apeloig, Daniela Apeloig, Sylvia Apeloig, Pedro Aristeguieta, Luisa Arnal Machado, Felipe Arreaza, Bernardo Asuaje, Debora Azerraf, Hilel Azerraf, Carlos Bacalao, Alejandra Badler, Carlos Baiz, Francisco Baiz, Maayan Barashi, Nimrod Barashi, Meyrav Barak, Sheryl Bassan, Andres Beker, Jonathan Beker, Jose Miguel Belloso, Alice Benatar, Camila Benatar, Esther Benayoun, Aaron Bencid, Pola Benchimol, Aileen Benhamu, Salvador Bentolila, Alan Benzaquen, Allan Belfort, Daniel Belfort, Alegría Beracasa, Alejandro Beracasa, Gabriela Beracha, Vivian Birnbaum, Harry Birnbaum, Daniela Birnbaum, Vanessa Birnbaum, Dania Brener, Nicole Brener, Sammy Bronfenmajer, Daniela Bronfenmajer, Alberto Caldera Radonski, Jesus Carvallo, Ximena Carvallo, Adriana Cohen, Alan Cohen, Alexandra Cohen, Ana "Hannah" Cohen, Bryan Cohen, Eduardo Cohen, Eli Cohen, Elsy Cohen, Francis Cohen, Gabriel Cohen, Ilana Cohen, Jonathan Cohen, Jonathan Cohen B., Michael Cohen, Stefanie Cohen, Thalma Cohen, Alejandro Coriat, Jeanette Coriat, Joseph Costi, Alberto Chocron, Miguel Chocron, Nissim Darwiche, Federico D'Apuzzo, Mariana D'Apuzzo, Alejandra Esayag, Alan Eskenazi, Eli Eskenazi, Ilan Eskinazi, Alexandra Essenfeld, Stephanie Essenfeld, Diego Fernandez Padron, Israel Feuerberg, Johnatan Fincheltub, Aida Fogel, Santiago Fontiveros, Beverly Frieder, Aaron Fuhrman, Bryan Fuhrman, Isaac Fuhrman, Aileen Gartner, Sammy Gartner, Donna Garzon, Adriana Grauer, Daniel Grauer, Viviana Gibelli, Francisco Gonzalez, Gustavo Grau, Hanna Gru, Eric Halfen, Andres Haratz, Brian Hassan, Cindy Hassan, Joanna Hausmann Jatar, David Haller, Adriana Herdan, Bernardo Herdan, Eduardo Herdan, Alex Hirschfeld, Marcos Hirschfeld, Aharon Holder, Amanda Holder, Leonardo Horowitz, Salomon Horowitz, Sofia Imber, Adriana Jaroslavsky, Luis Jugo, Alan Kamhazi, Denise Katz, Alexandra Knafo, Michel Kreisel, Andrea Kreisel, Viviana Kreisel, Jacobo Koenig, Alex Landau, Michael Landau, Leonardo Lanes, Aileen Lanes, Abby Lapscher, Yoel Lapscher, Simon Lapscher, Shirli Lapscher, Jonathan Levine, Yvonne Levy, Debora Lindenfeld, Rebeca Lindenfeld, Carolina López Herz, Erik Lustgarten, Danny Lustgarten, Jessica Lustgarten, Kevin Lustgarten, Mónica Lustgarten, Nicole Lustgarten, Rachel Mayer, Dana Meilijson, Maickel Melamed, Celine Moreno, Kevin Moscatel, Isabela Muci, Jose Antonio Muci, Gabriel Nessim, Daniel Nussenbaum, Isaac Peckel, Jacky Poler, Alan Prizant, Carlos "Kike" Rodriguez De Castro, Andrea Rodriguez Lopez, Isabella Rodriguez Lopez, Denisse Romano, Alejandro Roizental, Camila Roizental, Jack Roizental, Daniel Rosenfeld, Samuel Rotter, Zygmunt Rotter ז״ל, Diego Salomon, Eduardo Salomon, Daniela Sarria, Veronica Sarria, Aaron Seeman, Daniel Simkin, Bianca Sitzer, Noah Slimak, Maria Corina Smith, Maria Elisa Smith, Maria Sofia Smith, Esther Sterental, Moises Sterental, Frida Sternbach, Andres Strulovic, Michelle Strulovic, Adriana Sultan, Daniel Sultan, Gabriel "Lucho" Sultan, Maximillian Sultan, Tatiana Sultan, Daniela Toledano, Maria Gabriela Torres, Francisco Uzcategui, Alan Vainrub, Claudia Vainrub, Esther Vainrub, Veronica Vainrub, Melanie Vaisberg, Andres Van Dam, Sharon Waich, Carlos Wainberg, Galit Wainberg, Ofer Wainberg, Yair Wainberg, Julie Wabnik, Daniel Weininger, Melanie Weininger, Daniel Wiesner, Nicole Wiesner, Alejandro Witschi

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