Avi L.

Avi L.

5.0

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Studied at University of California, Berkeley

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Worked at University of Southern California

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About Avi

My name is Avi and I have devoted most of my career to helping applicants realize their dream of being admitted to their top school. I do that by bringing my experience behind the scenes in admissions, using my experience as a professional writer and editor at the LA Times and a life spent in the world of higher education. I am not the cheapest consultant because I do not take on many clients. Those I do take on get my full and undivided attention. We spend countless hours together getting to know you and your story so that I can help you pull out key elements of both to create a narrative that wows (!) the admissions committee. I am more than an editor. I guide you through the often confusing application process and help you to develop a narrative strategy that will work uniquely for each school. That means customizing your resume, strategically helping you to select schools, taking a deep dive into who you are so that when we develop your narrative branding strategy, we have multifaceted stories to draw from. We go through many draft revisions together and will not stop until we get it perfect. This applies to resume overhaul, personal statement, supplementary essays, letter of recommendation consultation and, finally, mock interview prep. I specialize in MBA/grad school applicants and high school students applying to Top 25 schools and the Ivies. I only take on 20-25 clients per season, as I prefer to give each client the extra attention required to submit successful applications and keep my success rate among the highest in the industry (92% of clients admitted to one of their top 3 schools). As I said, I am certainly not the cheapest. But if you are looking for the royal treatment and want to work with the best in the business, don't leave anything to chance--I know the admissions game better than anyone and I would be thrilled to help you navigate its tricky waters. I look forward to helping you get accepted to your dream program!

Why do I coach?

I love taking applicants with high goals for college admission and turning them into reality. I do that by helping them to discover--and uncover--aspects of their personal and professional history that they often overlook. In other cases, I help to accentuate elements of their stories that they would not have thought of. I am more than an editor--I am a coach, a confidant and, above all, a committed partner.

Work Experience

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Director of Admissions Consulting

University of Southern California

April 2014 - February 2022

Led the Admissions Consulting division for all new domestic and international students at the International Academy, conducting personal statement workshops, Resume Overhauls and Application Support

Education

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University of California, Berkeley

3 years, Application Reader

1995 - 1998

Admissions Committee Experience

As an admissions rep at Haas School of Business, I reviewed applications, interviewed applicants and made recommendations to the Admissions Director

33 Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0


Knowledge

5.0

Value

5.0

Responsiveness

5.0

Supportiveness

5.0


Avi has helped clients get into these schools:


Avi has helped clients achieve these scores on the GMAT

550 - 750


Avi has helped clients achieve these scores on the GRE

317 - 332

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Avi L.

Avi L.

5.0