Amre has a BA from the University of Michigan (where he was a Fulbright Scholar in Turkey) and a JD from Harvard Law School. He is a practicing lawyer, researcher, and writer interested in international human rights law, law and technology, and online privacy and censorship issues. Previously, he was Head of Policy at Clubhouse and worked in content policy for violent extremism and graphic violence at YouTube.
Amre discovered his passion for academic coaching through his experience teaching and tutoring students. He came to appreciate how fun and rewarding it was to play a part in helping students to achieve their dreams. He enjoys seeing students, often for the first time, actually voice what drives them, excites them, and even scares them. Amre believes the best part of his job as a coach is to not only help students express themselves but translate those feelings into stellar application materials.
One of Amre's notable strengths is his ability to help students shape the narratives they wish to convey in their applications. He excels at guiding individuals in telling their unique stories, crafting compelling essays, providing unwavering encouragement, and simplifying the application process into manageable steps with clear objectives to ensure accountability.
For students aspiring to Ivy League institutions, Amre offers valuable insights based on his own journey at Harvard and his profound understanding of the requirements for top colleges.
When he’s not coaching, Amre loves traveling and working on his own creative writing.
Rachel has a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She also has a JD from Boston College Law School.
Rachel's educational experiences are invaluable to her, which is why she decided to use her talents to help others achieve their educational aspirations. Rachel understands how overwhelming and anxiety-ridden applying to college can be. She loves taking the complicated college application process and breaking it down so that it becomes straightforward and understandable. Her goal as a coach is to reduce stress from applicants and their family members, allowing students to focus on highlighting their strengths and achieving their educational goals.
When working with Quad applicants, Rachel strives to keep the mood light and the environment calm and relaxed. Once Rachel has achieved a relaxed environment and the trust of her students, she works to break down material so it is manageable and can be completed in an organized and efficient manner. Rachel’s greatest strengths as a coach include creating realistic timelines and organized schedules and helping students create stand-out personal statements and resumes.
In her spare time, Rachel enjoys traveling to visit family and taking long walks with her two-year-old golden lab, Bella.
Chad has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and a minor in Cognitive Science from UCLA. Chad has worked in UCLA’s transfer admissions, reviewing transfer requirements, applications, and personal statements. Professional, Chad has worked as a Market Research Manager at a large marketing firm and as a Senior Consulting Analyst at Mercer.
After going through cancer and being homeschooled his senior year of high school, Chad started at community college before transferring to his dream school, UCLA. This experience made him realize how invaluable it was to have mentors help him navigate the application process and is what led him down the path of mentoring college applicants.
What Chad loves most about coaching is helping students achieve their goals and become the best version of themselves. Chad believes that entering college is a pivotal moment for students, being a stepping stone into the adult world. It’s there that they’ll create lasting experiences, learn more about themselves, and discover their career path. Chad is keen to make an impact and help guide students along their journey.
As a coach, Chad is skilled in creating timelines and breaking down the application process into manageable steps. He also understands that it can be challenging for students to describe their personality, strengths, or career goals in their applications. Chad’s strong interpersonal skills and extroverted personality allow him to easily connect with students, providing a friendly and comfortable setting to allow for introspection.
Students that Chad has recently coached have gotten accepted at several top universities, including UCLA, UC Berkeley, and Cornell University.
In his free time, Chad can be found lifting weights at the gym or, as an avid traveler, visiting a new place. He loves to listen to music, particularly EDM and Hip-Hop, and frequently goes to festivals such as Coachella and EDC. He enjoys watching basketball, football, and movies, particularly film franchises and thrillers.
Chad’s Pro Tip?
Having the grades shows that you are studious, but having strong extracurriculars demonstrates your interests and passions outside the classroom. Admissions officers love well-rounded individuals.
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