Our college coaches are dynamic people who think holistically about helping their students gain admission to the most selective colleges. As a prerequisite, we only hire coaches who have attended a top-ranked college or university. But, a prestigious undergraduate degree is a minimum requirement. Our coaches are also experienced writing teachers, editors, and authors. The majority of our coaches have admissions experience as former admissions committee members, application readers, and interviewers on behalf of the most prestigious undergraduate institutions. Because our college coaching program emphasizes mentorship, we place a special premium on coaches’ ability to serve as role models.

Our college coaches are grouped into four categories based on their level of coaching experience, qualitative feedback from students and parents, volume of referrals, and their students’ admissions results. Only coaches who have success mentoring their students, and receive consistently outstanding feedback are promoted. We consider promotions after coaches have worked for 100 hours at the Standard tier, a cumulative 250 hours at the Senior tier, and a cumulative 500 hours at the Guru tier. You can view all our college coaches here <link to tutor page filtered by college coaching>.

Standard Coaches

Gifted coaches whom we selected to work with students through the college process based on their extraordinary academic accomplishments, editorial and admissions experience, and facility with high school students. Of the exceptional population that applies to teach for Cambridge Coaching, these dynamic coaches stand out for their academic credentials, interpersonal fluency, and admissions experience. All Standard coaches have gone through an intensive initial screening, as well as training for college coaching.

Senior Coaches

Experienced coaches who have track records helping students gain admission to selective colleges. Senior coaches have worked with Cambridge Coaching for a minimum of 100 hours, and they are experts at helping their students plan for and complete the college process. These coaches have extensive admissions coaching and editorial backgrounds, and they receive consistently high praise from students and parents.

Guru Coaches

Highly experienced coaches with exceptional track records helping students gain admission to selective colleges. Guru coaches have worked with Cambridge Coaching for a minimum of 250 hours. Guru coaches are a good match for applicants who are working within compressed time frames, who are having trouble representing themselves to admissions committee, or who could benefit from the attention of a true veteran. Guru coaches receive the highest praise from students and parents.

Master Coaches

Seasoned veterans who have coached a minimum of 500 hours with Cambridge Coaching and who train incoming coaches: our most experienced, successful, and sought-after coaches. This small group never ceases to amaze. They have seen everything. They can help the procrastinator get to work and the most impressive applicants go the final mile. The most accomplished college coaches available anywhere.

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