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Services Offered

Among our services:

  • Drafting of the College List
  • Analysis of the Student’s “Academic Index”
  • Standardized Test Recommendations and Calendar
  • Academic & Course Selection Advice
  • Advice on Summer Programs, Community Service, & Work Opportunities
  • Advice on College Visits
  • Advice and Practice for College Interviews
  • Review of the Common Application
  • Vision Exercises and Revisions to the College Essay
  • Review of Supplemental College Essays
  • Financial Aid Consulting
  • Advice on Gap Years and Transfer Admissions
  • Consistent Updates and Reports on the College Admissions Process


Complete Application Package

Essay Assistance

Reference letter

Interview Preparation


Essay Assistance

Reference letter

Interview Preparation

Complete Application Package

College Matching

High School Counseling

Premium 1 Year

Unlimited assistance for one year with all facets of the college application process, including drafting a balanced college list and assistance with college essay drafting.


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For the past fifteen years, Dan Hughes has assisted thousands of students with academic achievement, standardized tests, college admissions, and a wide range of other education-related goals.  His students have consistently demonstrated stellar academic and testing results and earned admission to highly prestigious universities.

Dan graduated from Harvard magna cum laude with an A.B. degree in History and Literature and a Citation in French.  Subsequently, he earned a J.D. degree from Georgetown Law.  Dan has also completed extensive education-related coursework at the University of California at Irvine and the Relay Graduate School of Education.  He holds a B2 Level DELF in French and a B2 Level DELE in Spanish, certifying his proficiency in those two languages.

Dan’s skills as an educator led to his selection by Teach for America as a promising teacher of underserved urban students.  He taught New York City charter school students as a certified science teacher.  In a different capacity at a Harlem charter school, he also created and administered school-wide academic tutoring programs, achieving stellar improvements in literacy and mathematics.

In the college consulting realm, Dan is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), which sets industry standards for top-notch college consulting services.

Due to his extensive background in a broad spectrum of education contexts, Dan is an ideal resource to coordinate all of your tutoring and educational consulting needs.  He relishes the opportunity to assist students with academic achievement and admissions.  He is also an expert writing consultant and editor, having published in a wide variety of genres and styles including legal commentary, editorials, and travel writing.  Additionally, his memoir Pageland about his experiences as a U.S. House of Representatives page was published in 2014.

“Get Smart! Get In!” with Dan


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