A Bay Area native, Justin began his career in the tech industry, starting in the telecommunications field and later in the semiconductor services industry, including stints in East Asia. He later got bit by the education bug, teaching in local schools for several years, before combining his love of education with his private industry skills in becoming an specialist in college admissions consultant. Justin earned a BA from UC Berkeley, an MA from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA from Columbia University.
I can help you know yourself better - uncover what you really are as a person, and what activities and fields speak to your passions and strengths. I work with you on academic planning, activities planning, development of life skills, to help you "launch" your future. With respect to applying for colleges and prep schools, I will help make appropriate school lists, brainstorm and edit your personal statement for college and universities as well as finalize your applications. Afterwards I advise you on your options and choices when you get your results.
My philosophy is to help you find a "fit" for your educational future options. I do this by building relationships, sharing my knowledge, and coaching you through the application process. As a result, many of my students have gone on to attend leading universities such as Penn, Chicago, UC Berkeley, Haverford College, USC, UCLA, Emory and more. I'd like the opportunity to work with you, too.