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Students Love College Torch!


"Robert is the epitome of an educator: dedicating countless hours to helping me find scholarship opportunities, project ideas, or inspiration for an essay. And beyond college, he offers valuable life advice, from how to get into contact with a professor, to starting and advertising a business, to book recommendations. Beyond his skills and idiosyncrasies, Robert's organized behavior, nuanced perspectives, and extremely open-minded personality has inspired me to grow throughout the college application process, not only as a writer or thinker, but as a person."

—J.C., UCLA student

"Robert was incredibly attentive and easily accessible; you could tell that he genuinely cared about his students. Robert was an immense help during the college application process, especially when it came to essay writing. Because it was my first time writing so many unique essays, it was extremely beneficial to have a pair of trained eyes looking over my writing. The criticism and suggestions Robert gave during this period greatly improved my essays and helped me reach my true potential :)"

—C.Y., Duke University student

"Robert helped with application season by helping me keep track of my colleges and having my essays done in time. Without his help, I don't believe I would've gotten through so many applications. With his suggestions in mind, narrowing down the number of schools I wanted to attend was a piece of cake. He also helped me keep my mind open for the best opportunities. I also appreciated how flexible his schedule was so we could work on applications with ease."

—Tyler H., Purdue University student

Selected College Acceptances

*All 9 University of California campuses (engineering, business, others)

*Dartmouth College (with scholarship)

*Johns Hopkins University (with scholarship)

*Carnegie Mellon University (engineering/comp sci)

*Villanova University (full tuition scholarship)

*Georgetown University

*Harvey Mudd College

*University of Pennsylvania

*Williams College

*Cornell University

*University of Southern California (architecture)

*University of Southern California (others)

*Duke University

*Rice University 

*University of Virginia

*Emory University

*Vanderbilt University

*New York University (engineering)

*New York University (theatre performance)

*University of Rochester

*Boston College

*Northeastern University

*Boston University

*Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

*Case Western Reserve University (with scholarship)

*University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

*University of Washington

*St. John's College in Annapolis, MD (with scholarship)

*Indiana University, Bloomington (business, with scholarship)

*American University

*Eckerd College (full scholarship)

*Penn State (business)

*Arizona State (business)

*Various California State University campuses

Private/Boarding School Acceptances

*Harvard-Westlake School

*Flintridge Preparatory School

*Phillips Academy Andover

*Phillips Academy Exeter

*The Webb Schools

*Sage Hill School

*Pilgrim School

*Cate School

*The Nueva School

*Loyola High School (Los Angeles)

*San Francisco University High School

*Georgetown Preparatory School

*Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Finalist

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