BS (UC Davis)
Elton believes that success in life begins with passion and a plan. Motivated students understand themselves and embrace their true passions. Mature students know that in order to pursue their passion, they need a plan. Elton has consistently and successfully helped students grow in motivation and maturity, core traits sought after by the top colleges.
Elton’s other strength is helping students develop their own signature or capstone project. As an entrepreneur himself, he has helped many students start viable and sustainable businesses, non-profits and independent projects. Projects like these tap into a student’s true passion and become the centerpiece of their college application.
Elton is a member of the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling and an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association.
In addition, John served as his college fellowship’s resume and interview coach for the past eight years, helping numerous students obtain their first professional jobs in fields such as medicine, biotechnology, computer programming, engineering and more. He also has over 15 years of experience mentoring, tutoring, and teaching hundreds of students of all age groups in various church and non-profit organizations.
Having attended Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, he understands first-hand the unique challenges of growing up in a hyper-competitive environment. John is passionate about helping students realize their full potential and nothing gives him more joy than seeing students become who they were created to be.
John is a member of the Western Association for College Admissions Counseling.
Karsen holds a BSc in business management from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He graduated from Shanghai American School with an International Baccalaureate (Bilingual) Diploma and an American Curriculum High School Diploma. His achievements led to offers from more than ten top universities globally and were recognised by the US National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS). Having lived in London, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei, Karsen is familiar with the British, American and Hong Kong education systems.
He once hitchhiked from London to Malaysia in 24 hours without using any money, travelling a total of 10,500 km on seven different modes of transport.
Esther, who received offers from seven top universities, is experienced in preparing students for Oxbridge interviews, tutoring, as well as editing personal statements and various academic writing.