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Want to become a College Torch student?

Let's light up your path to college.

Counseling Programs

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

Learn more about me here.

College Consulting

The best time to start is 10th grade.

I guide students through every step of their college applications and essays, giving clear direction and listening carefully to their needs. I'm right there for that exciting moment when it's time to press submit.
College Application
"DIY UC Essay Course:" Need support in writing UC PIQs? This course has 22 lessons over 6 modules. I teach students everything they need in order to craft compelling essays -- with no busy work involved. Download our UC Essay Preview Guide to learn more.

"To Test or Not?:" It's the new big question in testing! The answer is different for everyone. This straightforward course helps you consider different testing plans
and decide the best one for yourself. Download our 7 Things You Should Know About Test-Optional Admissions resource to learn more.


Our family is very thankful for Robert's patient, expert guidance for our son in his college journey. Robert helped our son find direction both with his intended major and in colleges that would fit his personality, interests and major.


Robert also helped our son through the challenges of essay writing and the process of completing and submitting all the applications. He guided us through to the very end, even discussing our son's top choices and helping us make the right decision. We were so impressed with Robert and his team that our daughter is in the process with Robert now and we are excited to see where she'll go to college in the fall of 2022.

Dayna in Sierra Madre, CA

Robert was fantastic from day one! He has a well-thought out plan that helps students get through the entire process of finding colleges that fit, writing essays, managing timelines, applying for financial aid, and making a final college selection. Robert is knowledgeable about the entire process and is available for questions throughout. His service is not just a support to the student, but to the parents as well.


Having Robert manage our son’s progress and keep him on track, meant far less tension for our family. This was our first time going through the college application process and we would never have been able to navigate our way through it without Robert’s assistance. His services are worth every penny! We are so happy we made the choice to work with College Torch and we are guaranteed to be repeat customers when our second son applies to college.

Kristin in Pasadena, CA

Tutoring & Test Prep

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