Ivy Coach is the world’s leading college consultant committed to counseling students from around the world so that they can gain admission to Ivy League and other highly competitive universities. Our consultations are available via Skype, FaceTime, and phone.
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Admission to the Ivy League and other top universities is about talented students sharing their unique stories and weaving compelling and truthful narratives through their college applications. It’s about writing moving college essays that shed insight on the applicant. It’s about having powerful teacher and counselor letters of recommendation. It’s about showing interest in universities and showing it appropriately. It’s about avoiding the pitfalls on various parts of the college application that diminish the chances of too many applicants…and it’s about so much more that Ivy Coach as your college counselor can help with! Let our expert college consulting, which is regularly cited in national news publications , ease the stress on your family. Let us, as your college counselor, help you navigate the college admissions process so that you receive the admissions decision(s) of your dreams.Read More
Ivy Coach helps students with:
- Avoiding the common pitfalls of the college application process
- Writing compelling college essays that wow admissions officers — including the Personal Statement and the equally as important supplemental essays that need to be uniquely tailored to each school
- Submitting powerful letters of recommendation
- Showing interest in schools appropriately
- Demonstrating a singular hook rather than well-roundedness in extracurricular pursuits
- Seeking out unique extracurricular activities and summer plans
- Selecting the right universities to which to apply
- Strategizing on an Early Decision / Early Action plan
- Understanding the common misconceptions of college admissions
- Overcoming inherent discrimination in the admissions process
- Prepping for SAT / ACT and other standardized tests
- And even getting into graduate schools & boarding / prep schools
As an independent college counseling practice, Ivy Coach is committed to providing college admissions assistance and consulting to students from around the world to help them get into Ivy League and other highly competitive universities. Via Skype, FaceTime, phone, and email, we counsel our students through all aspects of the admissions process. The philosophy that guides and motivates us in our college admissions counseling work is the belief that all college applicants can find an appropriate university where they can be successful academically, extracurricularly, and socially. In college admissions, particularly at highly selective colleges such as the Ivy League colleges, gaining admission is certainly about the numbers but there is so much more to it. If this were not the case, students ranked #1 in their class with perfect or near perfect SAT scores and straight A grades wouldn’t get denied by highly competitive colleges year after year.
“Ten thousand hours is the magic number of greatness…you need to have practiced, to have apprenticed, for 10,000 hours before you get good.”
– Malcolm Gladwell in Outliers: The Story of Success
Playing three sports, each for a few hours a week, isn’t going to get you into a top college. Listen to Malcolm.
What Our Students & Parents Say
Harbor Springs, MI
“I just returned from the Dartmouth parents’ weekend and wanted to let you know that Joey could not imagine attending another university. The atmosphere, academics, and rural environment are perfect for him. He is on cloud nine! I am certain this experience will be the path meant for him and a life changer. I just wanted to say thanks for helping us bring a great kid to the perfect college. I can’t say enough. Although I have another kid coming along in three years…” ~ Joe Anthony
Sherman Oaks, CA
“Amidst all the complications and redundancies of the medical school application process, I found myself struggling to put together a creative and persuasive personal statement. It was only thanks to Bev Taylor’s great skill and genuine desire to help the people she works with that I was able to organize my ideas, emphasize my achievements, and present a creative and articulate statement to medical schools. Her detailed oriented interest in who I am and what I have accomplished and all the hard work she put into helping me write offered me both creative and technical insight that helped me to finally put a solid essay together. Knowing that she was dedicating her experience and skills towards helping me achieve my educational goals really put me at ease. Her honesty and diligence is rare to find in any field and was an incredible benefit to my application process. I highly recommend the services of Ivy Coach.” ~Dahnie Brandes
Eileen Morgan Bramlet
“While looking to help our son, Alex, prepare for key college interviews spanning a list of Ivy League universities, we were very fortunate to find Bev Taylor’s website via the internet. Upon reviewing Bev’s site and speaking with her by phone, it was apparent she possessed a wealth of college admissions consulting experience. That would be very beneficial. We were not disappointed in the least with what she provided. Quite the opposite. We view the fee paid to Bev for her services to be an amazing investment that assisted Alex *tremendously* as he headed to interviews with Harvard, Yale, Brown, Duke, University of PA, Georgetown, and Princeton. Amazingly, Bev was able to instruct Alex on specifically what to say and not say during these meetings, what to ask and not ask. Yet she still coached him to be himself throughout the process. She also conducted model interviews that enabled Alex to practice ‘thinking on his feet’ while recognizing the specific audience he would be interacting with. I don’t think we can say enough great things about Bev and the tremendous, personalized assistance she provided to our son. Not to mention…she conducted her meetings with him via Skype with little to no prior notice! In sum, Bev’s expertise coupled with her interest in personalizing her college admissions consulting sessions, make her a tremendous asset to any up-and-coming college applicant. We recommend the private college counseling services of Ivy Coach very highly!” ~ Eileen and Morgan Bramlet
Vicam General Manager, Director of Operations (Watertown, MA)
“Having been in the business world for decades, whether it is hiring a top notch lawyer or consultant, hiring the best makes good business sense. It will pay multiples of dividends in return. The old adage, you get what you pay for, is on target whether hiring in the business world or hiring a college consultant. Just as I have hired top notch lawyers and business advisors, I approached hiring a college consultant in the same way. Why do less for your children than your business! Before hiring Bev Taylor, I interviewed a multitude of college consultants and chose Bev Taylor. Bev’s quality and references were unmatched. Bev advised both of my children starting in high school and throughout the college acceptance process. As a direct result, both were admitted to the most selective colleges and universities in the U.S., including their first choice colleges. Approaching and going through the college process is a journey. Going through it with Bev Taylor made it both enjoyable and a resounding success!” ~ Marjorie Zandi
North Las Vegas, Nevada
“Ivy Coach really helped me hone in on what I needed to express to show admissions counselors who I am and what I’m all about. With Bev and Brian’s help throughout the application process, I was able to earn admission to all my reach colleges – Columbia, Penn, Dartmouth, and Stanford. I’m headed to Stanford and I could not be happier.” ~ Marco Medellin
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