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 Admissions Counseling and Personal Essays

“Hi, this is Amartya from India. You helped me with my essays last year. I just wanted to let you know of my results. I got waitlisted at UChicago and accepted into Fordham, Minerva Schools, Colgate and Cornell (where I am going) with a really good financial package, essentially a full ride! Again a big thanks to you. I couldn’t have done it without you!”

      -Amartya Utkarsh

“Mark was tremendously helpful in advising me on how to go about the application process, and crafting my statement essays. He did a great job in helping me research and get in contact with the right admissions counselors at the schools I applied to, and all in all maximized my chances of getting accepted. I’ve been accepted to my number one choice, and Mark’s guidance is a major reason why. Whether you’re applying as an undergraduate or graduate student, Mark is your guy.”

      -Mark Fishman

“After he helped me bump up my GMAT score I enlisted Mark’s help with my MBA application. I wanted to study at Kellogg from the get-go and when it was time to apply I needed guidance for my essays and resume. Working with Mark was a cathartic process that not only gave me a great platform for my application but also made me A LOT more stronger as a person. I was recently accepted into Kellogg’s MBA program and needless to say that I owe a lot to Mark for his help and guidance. He helped me present myself the right way and achieve my goals. If you are looking for help with GMAT or Essays or Resume or just advice in life, Mark is your guy!”

Suraj Prakash   Kellogg   -Suraj Prakash

“The great thing about Mark is how dedicated he is to help you. Always puts the client first and is very helpful in trying to help you reach your goals and deadline. No matter how short notice you give him, he will do his best to try and work around his schedule to help you with whatever you need if he can. I would definitely recommend him for any needs that you may have as he is not only dedicated to his clients but also tremendously smart and can help in all areas that you may need help in.”

Neilson Lin   Johnson Cornell   -Neilson Lin

“Mark is a great tutor and is very knowledgeable in writing. He’s extremely helpful in helping me edit my college essays. I talked to him about my ideas and he did a perfect job organizing my thoughts and put them into words. He also tried to dig all the details I didn’t think of. I recommend him for any applicant who needs help with their applications! Thank you.”

Alan Zhao   -Alan Zhao

” Mark did a stunningly good job providing guidance on my son’s college essays. He managed to help my college-age son find his authentic voice. The result was an honest and clear personal statement, rich with detail and full of integrity.”

   -Tiffany D

“Mark Hoadley was absolutely essential in getting me into college. I’m from Los Angeles and had a dream to apply for university in the United Kingdom through an application system I knew next to nothing about. Mark took care of that, reaching out to each school I applied to after helping me research the universities that best suited my academic range and interests. The system in the U.K., I now know because of Mark, is really different from the States. Mark was available, professional, extremely kind and efficient, and showed as much interest as I did in scouting out the place I’d spend the next four years of my life. Both my parents and I could not have been more pleased with his effort.”

-Luke Seidler

“I got into all of the schools and haven’t heard yet from Pepperdine! Thank you so much for the help you really made a difference on my applications! I think I’m going to choose USC!”

-Larken W

“I was accepted into USC, CMU, RISD, NYU, UCSB and SLO. Also I was wait listed at Cornell. Thank you so much for guiding me through the process.”

-Abe C

“Mark Hoadley began tutoring my two children six years ago. He helped both my son and my daughter prepare for the SAT examination.  He had a complete command of the SAT subject material, was able to effectively communicate the objectives of the SAT examination, and was able to effectively relate to young people. He was an outstanding teacher.  Mark was also extremely helpful in explaining the college application process.  Over the years, he has also helped our son with the process of getting an internship. I would recommend Mark, without hesitation.”

-Rob T

Test Prep Tutoring

“Mark helped me gain a crucial understanding of where my weaknesses were in the GMAT, and his guidance contributed greatly to my 70-point jump in the GMAT exam. He has an approach to tutoring that identifies potential improvement areas quickly and gives various techniques on how best to tackle them. He gave me great advice not just on how to approach certain question types more efficiently but also how to employ more holistic methods for gaining points on the exam. I recommend him to anyone looking for help on any standardized test.”

   -Ryan Renker

“I cannot stress how fortunate I was to have found Mark to be my GMAT tutor. Mark not only has the ability to break down difficult problems/subject matter into simple terms, but he is also able to guide and challenge my thought process so I could tackle the problems more effectively. Through his work on life coaching and self-empowerment, Mark was able to lead me through my fears, self-doubt, and mental block that were preventing me from getting a better score on the GMAT. I am delighted and humbled to say that I not only had a great experience with him, but also gained a friend who could continue to guide and challenge me to be the person I know I have the power to be.”

Charlice Lin   -Charlice Lin

“Mark is a very gifted individual who has gone above and beyond to share his abilities with those seeking to better themselves academically and in other aspects of life. Mark is a very intelligent person who provided great inspiration to me as I was preparing for the GMAT. He is very knowledgeable in all subjects and is passionate about seeing development and growth in those he comes in to contact with. In addition to preparing for my exam, Mark introduced me to many other healthy habits and opportunities to grow and better myself as student and human being. I truly enjoyed working with Mark and would recommend him to anyone seeking to improve their results on any test as well as gain the skills to better themselves in life.”

Ken Boothby   -Ken Boothby

“What I liked about Mark was that everything was broken down into a mental building blocks. GMAT became a game and studying for it became kind of fun, like playing Sudoku or Scrabble. It was always about the bigger picture and never about burning oneself out to achieve some numbers. I would most definitely recommend Mark to my friends but will make sure they’re the kind who can put in the time and effort learning the basic concepts as once you start with mark you immediately dive into the deeper concepts and the kind of stuff that would make a true 80th percentile or higher. Apart from learning important GMAT test taking strategies I believe Mark imbibed in me a lot of self confidence and patience. Ultimately GMAT is a means to an end and it’s important to not loose your sanity in the process of cracking a test that is meant to be just the first step. Quite honestly some of the life lessons that he taught me will remain with me forever.”

Suraj Prakash   -Suraj Prakash

“I needed a strong tutor to take me from total GMAT amateur to high scorer in just a few weeks – literally like 7 weeks before applications ! Mark hit the ground running and helped me immensely. After several sessions with Mark I was able to quickly tackle my weak areas, specifically the GMAT verbal – and focus on even more difficult material in both sections. I scored way above my expectations on the verbal and math side- but the verbal section score was a really impressive improvement for me!

I’ll note that I worked with Mark over a Skype format – which I was a bit skeptical of at first but worked out really seamlessly. This felt no different than any other tutoring experience and actually worked to our benefit in terms of flexible scheduling and a shared notepad feature!

I would definitely recommend Mark for standardized test studying in any subject- I thought he did a great job in setting my score goals and working towards them. He helped me maintain calm throughout the stressful process and I felt super confident walking into test day.”

Brad Watts   -Brad Watts

“Originally I had terrible scores, about 550 in English, when I first started taking practice SATs. By the end I had started getting within the 700s, and that made me very happy and I was super confident. The best thing about Mark is that he’s super friendly and that you can always get something wrong and not feel too bad about it because he’ll go and explain everything to you in a way that makes you feel good about it. You always feel like you’re learning something new you never feel like you’re repeating anything or anything gets boring.”

Preston Rozwood   -Preston Rozwood

“How lucky were we to find Mark Hoadley as a tutor for my daughter, as she preps for her ISEE exam. Harvard-educated Mark is not only incredibly knowledgeable, he is also patient, funny and insightful. He is the type of tutor who can step back and see what your child might need in terms of guidance. We feel we have found a great intellectual shepherd in Mark and definitely want to figure out a way to keep working with him, even after the ISEE. Thank you for all you do, Mark!”

2015-12-13 16.38.15   -Alison Singh-Gee

“I worked with Mark for 4 hours (2 sessions) prior to taking the GRE. I had very little time (one week) and needed someone to hold my hand while I crammed for the test. Mark was awesome – he helped me get through the dreaded math anxiety and come to terms with my amazing math abilities.”

Ashley Buckberg   -Ashley Buckberg

After only five hours GMAT tutoring: “710 is now in the bank (49q/38v). Wooo!! This was the same verbal score as last test but 15% better on the quant and 30 pts overall. Big, big thanks to you for your help.”

-Neel S

After only five hours GMAT tutoring: “Hey Mark, Just took my GMAT this morning. IR:8, Q: 50, V: 41, Total 760. Thanks!”

-Lucas T

 Academic Essay Editing

“It’s been a privilege to work with Mark over the years. While Mark is certainly an incredible writer, he also is great at motivating me to continually challenge my preexisting assumptions and the extent of my analysis. In addition, Mark has been able to engage in extensive conversations via phone and e-mail in order to help organize my thoughts. I have received tangible results from working with Mark, but I have also learned a lot about expressing myself through the form of an essay which is a skill that I will carry with me going forward. I highly recommend Mark due to his attitude, professionalism, and ability to analyze and articulate complex ideas.”

Blake Turner   -Blake Turner

“Mark worked with my son on his 12th grade final paper from start to finish. He was extremely effective in helping him organize and write, pushing gently where necessary, while allowing my son’s voice to come through. My son actually enjoyed the process. As the parent I was impressed with his professionalism and the ease with which he communicated with me and with my son.”

-Kit W

“Mark Hoadley is exceptionally brilliant and an amazing writer. He helped me create a true masterpiece for my law school admissions essay. He works very efficiently and offers the best price for someone of his caliber. If you want the best admissions essay possible, call Mark Hoadley.”

-Justin B