TINEO COLLEGE PREP -----> IVY LEAGUE LEVEL COLLEGE ADMISSIONS COUNSELING AND TUTORING

Does your child have their mind set on one of the hardest colleges to get into? Do you want to give them the best chance of getting admitted? If so, I am here to help. With my 11 years of teaching experience, I've helped over 300 students get into their dream schools. My 1 on 1 college admissions counseling approach to crafting your student portfolio and writing jaw-dropping personal statements is unbeatable!

About me:

- Harvard (2011 - 2015) - UPenn (2017 - 2019) - Stanford (2023 - 2024) - PayPal (2014 - 2020) - Google (2020 - Present)

WHAT IS THE ADMISSIONS PANEL LOOKING FOR?

With 11 years of teaching experience, my specialty lies in showcasing your child's best qualities in their essays while catering exactly to what college admissions readers are looking for: well-rounded individuals with a clear passion for a limited number of things that all share a common theme. What does this mean for you as an applicant? It means that your college applications shouldn't strive to show that you are a part of 20 different clubs or play 10 different sports. The college admissions panel wants to get to know you. They want to understand the life experiences that have shaped you into the person you are today and the passions that you carry with you. When applicants try to provide a laundry list of accomplishments or activities in their essays, readers are left with the feeling that they do not truly know the applicant.

MY STUDENTS FROM THE CLASS OF 2024 GOT INTO THESE SCHOOLS + OTHERS

What others say

Karl K
San Francisco, CA

"When we came to this country 19 years ago we never dreamed our daughter would be attending UCLA. We didn't know how to best support her through a process we didn't go through ourselves. Thank you from the bottom of our heart Brandon!"

Akshay K
New York, NY

"I wouldn’t have been able to do all of this without you! I loved that I was able to personally interact with you as we wrote the essays, and that we didn’t just exchange emails-I think that made a huge difference in both the essay quality and making the writing process less stressful!"

Jessica B
Pacifica, CA

"Brandon works superbly with difficult people motivating them to perform their best. He is a pleasure to be around. Our situation would be completely altered had it not been for his work and dedication!"

Tami Z
Redwood City, CA

"As a tutor, Brandon has a special talent to teach material to children in a creative manner that keeps them focused and entertained. "

Thomas F
Philadelphia, PA

"It is a delight to have Brandon part of the team. The students absolutely love him!"

Young M
Denver, CO

"I tell everyone to close their eyes and hire you. You changed [child's name] life and we are forever thankful for all the hard work"

One on One Sessions

Whether you are just starting the college application process or you already have your personal statements written, find pricing that works for you. I also provide financial aid for students who identify as low-income

Description of Sessions
  • Online time is our one on one sessions with line by line live editing and reviewing of written material through Google Meet + Google Doc
  • Offline time is when I review your written content in between sessions. I leave my edits/suggestions in tracked changes to get you closer to final drafts.
  • Personal Statement / Common App essay / Supplements assistance
  • Crafting your application theme
  • Brainstorming stories and activities to write about
  • Writing / Re-writing Together
  • Resumes, LORs, LOCIs etc
Starter Package - Buy 5 Online or Offline Hours, Get 30 Offline Minutes Free
(10% saving)
  • 5 hours of 1 on 1 sessions
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Standard Package - Buy 10 Online or Offline Hours, Get 1.5 Offline Hours Free
(15% saving)
  • 10 hours of 1 on 1 sessions
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Premium Package - Buy 20 Online or Offline Hours, Get 4 Offline Hours Free
(20% saving)
  • 20 hrs of 1 on 1 sessions
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12 Step Guide to a High Impact Passion Project (4 pages long)
$15
  • This document is meant to help you understand what is and what is not a passion project, as well as how to create your own passion project.
  • Ideal for 9th or 10th graders. Can be good for 11th graders if they are willing to put a lot of effort to catch up.
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Activities Sheet Tineo College Prep Template
$15
  • This sheet includes formulas that will help you track the total hour count for every grade and ensure you total hour count is coherent
  • 4 tabs: Honors and Activities (Common App), Awards and Activities (UC App), Honors and Experiences (Transfer Students), Appendix - Power Verbs
  • Video Preview: https://bit.ly/3RWPSbv
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My Harvard (2011), UPenn (2017), & Stanford (2023) Personal Statements.
$20
  • Has helped over 7,053 students
  • These are essays written by me in different parts of my career. The Common App essay that got me into Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Brown, and other top schools in 2011. The UPenn personal statement that got me into the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in 2017. The Stanford personal statement that got me into the Graduate School of Education in 2023.
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Email Templates for College Admissions Needs
$16
  • Purchasing this gives you access to a Google Drive where I continuously upload templates: https://bit.ly/4b4DrCj
  • Example: https://bit.ly/4d9Bg1V
  • Example LOCI, Example Appeal Letter
  • Cold Email Professor For Research - WITH & WITHOUT Prior Experience
  • Anecdotes Email for Teacher Writing Letter of Recommendation
  • Cold Email For Passion Project Recognition
  • Cold Email For Passion Project Mentorship
  • Email College to Correct a College Application Mistake
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1 Round of Offline Revisions and Proofreading of Essays / EC List / Resume / LOCIs / Appeals
$90
  • Turnaround time <5 days
  • 1 Common App Essay, LOCI, or Appeal
  • Or 1 Questbridge Essay (800 words or less)
  • Or 3 Short Supplements (<= 750 words)
  • Or 2 PIQs (<= 750 words)
  • Or any summer program essays (<= 750 words)
  • Or 10 Common App activities + 1 Resume (for activities, I will provide a Google sheet template)
  • Sample: https://bit.ly/48989tr
  • Line by line editing and reviewing of written material with tracked changes, suggestions on phrasing, advice on overall theme, and edits.
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Max 3 Rounds of Offline Revisions and Proofreading of Same Essays
$150
  • Same as the $90 offering but this is a good option if you want me to look at your essay a 2nd and 3rd time after you address all my comments from the 1st round of edits. Only for essays and You cannot upgrade from the 1 round to this 3 round offer.
  • Turnaround time <5 days
  • 1 Common App Essay, 1 Questbridge Essay (800 words or less), 3 Short Supplements (<= 750 words), or 2 PIQs (<= 750 words), or any summer program essays (<= 750 words)
  • Sample: https://bit.ly/48989tr
  • Line by line editing and reviewing of written material with tracked changes, suggestions on phrasing, advice on overall theme, and edits.
Buy Now - Must Send Written Content Same Day
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