Congratulations to my students in the class of 2020, who were admitted to Stanford, Penn (Wharton), Northwestern, Emory, USC, NYU, Michigan, Vassar, Pitzer, Grinnell, Hamilton, Case Western (with merit scholarship), Macalester, UT-Austin, and UW-Madison, among other schools!

From a recent student: "Sara Su's patience and willingness to go above and beyond for her students has set her apart from any teacher or coach I have ever worked with. In just a few short months, my writing and ability to problem-solve both improved tremendously. Sara Su has taught me how to research thoroughly, write with specificity, and break challenges down into small, manageable pieces. And above all, my sessions with Sara Su helped me remember why I love to learn. I could not have managed the college application process without her."

More testimonials here.

Sara Su Jones
Harvard-trained professional & former Harvard instructor
  • Insightful, analytical, supportive coaching on test prep, admissions, and writing skills, informed by 15 years of experience with hundreds of students in the Chicago area and worldwide
  • A.B., magna cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School
  • Former McKinsey & Co. management consultant and Ropes & Gray lawyer

"I learn more in 10 minutes with you than I do in an hour at school."


              — 7th grader at a private school

Private coaching via Skype; small-group online workshops 
  • College-admissions coaching (including application essays)
  • SAT and PSAT prep — all sections of each test
  • ACT prep — all sections of the test
  • SAT Subject Tests in Math and Literature (private coaching only)
  • High-school entrance-exam prep (Core Skills for grades 6-8): ISEE & SSAT (for private schools and boarding schools), Chicago Public Schools selective enrollment exam, NWEA MAP, SBAC, HSPT (for Catholic schools)
E-mail me if you are interested in workshops (ACT, SAT, and PSAT prep for grades 9-11; college-admissions coaching for grades 11-12) or in private coaching sessions via Skype in any of the above skill areas.

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