Let's light up your path to college.


 Planning Your Journey to College

I'm Robert, your college counselor at College Torch.

Learn more about me here.

The best time to start is 10th or early 11th grade.

I lead students to identify their strengths, goals, and preferences.
Then, I use this to help them create a uniquely best-fit college list.
I guide students through every step of their college applications and essays, giving clear direction and listening carefully to their needs. I predict problems before they happen and stay available to answer sudden questions.

I'm right there for that exciting moment when it's time to press submit.

Read our testimonials to learn why students love College Torch.

 Tutoring and Test Prep 

We're committed to the heart of learning. 

Lark Yan is the College Torch Writing Specialist.

She supports students with virtual tutoring in English, writing, and social sciences.

Click here to book a

one-hour online session with Lark!

Lark Yan, Writing Specialist

Oomi Pammit is the College Torch STEM Specialist.

She supports students with virtual tutoring in math, physics, biology, chemistry, and computer science.

Click here to book a

one-hour online session with Oomi!

Oomi Pammit, STEM Specialist


Esther Lee, Test Prep Specialist

Our test prep track is a 10-week one-to-one program where every session is completely individualized for each student. Feel confident about your testing plan with support from College Torch!

Esther Lee is the College Torch test prep specialist.

She supports students in individualized SAT and ACT preparation.

Click here to book a free thirty-minute consultation

session with Esther!




A thorough list of every resource you can use in your college research.



A comprehensive spreadsheet that you can duplicate to make your own.



 The Blog 

We write about the application journey and share college advice. 


 Free Events 

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Join for college application advice, higher education updates, and other resources for middle and high schoolers.


Call/Text: (323) 487-9747

Email: robert@collegetorch.com

College Torch Office

38 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Suite L

Sierra Madre, CA 91024