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Congratulations to my students in the Class of 2023, who were admitted to Harvard (2 students RD), Brown (1 ED, 1 RD), Georgetown (RD), UChicago (ED), Carnegie Mellon (Engineering) (ED), Northwestern (Engineering) (ED), NYU (ED), Swarthmore (ED), Bowdoin (ED), Haverford (ED), Bard (EA - Immediate Decision), UVA (Echols Scholar), Columbia-Sciences Po, Carleton, Smith (with the top merit scholarship), GWU (2 students), UCSD, UCSC, McGill (2 students), Scripps (with merit scholarship), CU Boulder, UMass Amherst Honors College, UW-Madison (2 students EA), William & Mary, University of Pittsburgh, and Fordham (EA)!

From a parent: "Thank you so much for the wise counsel and support you have given our daughter. Your guidance and overall approach have given her so much confidence and fortitude and I am really grateful."

From a 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.

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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 workshops via Zoom (offered occasionally)
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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