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FLEX College Prep Proudly Presents
Education Expo Spring 2019: "Roadmap to College"
Select your event in NorCal & SoCal, and register for workshops. See keynote presentations, and meet former admissions officers from Yale, USC, UCLA, and more! | Free admission.
Pre College Essay Workshops
A great college essay communicates all the necessary information about you as a person.
Learn what colleges are looking for and get help writing the essays that best showcase you.
World Class Public Education: UCs and CSUs
Do you think all nine UCs are the same except for ranking? Do you think every UC is better than every CSU? Come ﬁnd out!
Join FLEX as we explore California’s two world-class public school systems. We’ll look closely at each University of California, and delve into the strengths and beneﬁts of the California State Universities.
Preparing Students for Standardized Tests
Determine which standardized tests are best for your student, which test dates to consider, and when to begin preparation.
How can we help you?
Get support with everything from selecting courses and planning summer activities to writing college essays and filling out applications.
Efficient and effective. FLEX test prep ensures that your child will achieve their maximum score with the minimum time commitment.
Tutoring & Academic Enrichment
Achieve your target grades with confidence, and get into your dream school.
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Since 2001, FLEX has helped tens-of-thousands of students worldwide realize their college dreams.
FLEX has been chosen by prestigious institutions all around the world for their college prep needs.
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And here’s what our families have to say:
Admitted to Princeton
Princeton is a go! There are no words to describe the gratitude my parents and I have for FLEX. The college application process can seem like a daunting obstacle at times, and you guided me through impeccably. Again, thank you so much, and I’ll be sure to let you know how I’m doing in the future!
Admitted to John Hopkins University
I have great news: I got in early at Johns Hopkins! I’m so glad and relieved since JHU has been my first choice school all along. Thanks for all the help you and the FLEX team gave me, especially with your valuable counseling and encouragement. I also want to thank Charles for his enormous help with the essays.
Latest News & Articles on the FLEX Blog
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Although sophomores have a lot more to juggle than freshmen, they still have some time and freedom to figure out where their passions lie. But by the end of sophomore year—and in time for the summer after sophomore year—students should be ready to commit to certain...read more
This is my favorite age group to counsel. Freshmen (and younger students) still have their whole future in front of them. With a little foresight and the right advice, they can create an ideal high school experience for themselves, not only in academic terms but also...read more
Meet Your Team
Anjali is a former Bruin Ambassador and worked on staff in the UCLA Office of Undergraduate Admissions for three years. As a Bruin Ambassador, she gave presentations on UC Admissions, represented UCLA at college fairs, and assisted prospective students in the application process. Anjali was tasked with developing personal relationships with individual high schools to recruit students for and provide information on UCLA. Anjali also served as an Arts Ambassador for the UCLA School of Arts and Architecture, Office of the Dean.
Additionally, Anjali previously worked as a College Advisor at an online learning center for underprivileged high school students. She helped dozens of students navigate the admissions process by researching colleges, editing personal statements, and managing timelines.
Anjali has over 8,000 hours of dance education, created and designed lesson plans in art, and choreographed a repertoire of dance pieces. She is inspired to work with children and make a difference through education and art.
B.A. Dance, Minor in Visual and Performing Arts — UCLA
Paul has over 19 years of years of teaching and counseling experience, 12 in a university setting and 7 in a private academy. As a former professor in American Cultures and Asian American Studies at Loyola Marymount University, Paul understands the expectations and rigors of college life and strives to prepare students for that next stage of their educational journey.
Paul believes that fit is more important than ranking when it comes of choosing a college and that success is defined more by one’s achievements than by a school’s academic reputation. That said, his students’ college placements include Harvard, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Penn, Cornell, Duke, Northwestern, UC Berkeley, USC, Carnegie Mellon, and more.
Paul graduated cum laude from the University of Southern California with a BA in English (Honors) and a minor in Art History. As an undergraduate, he also studied abroad at the University of Kent at Canterbury, where he earned a University Diploma, with merit, in English and American Literature. While in graduate school at UC Irvine, Paul also attended the School of Criticism and Theory at Cornell University. He has delivered numerous conference papers around the country and has published a scholarly article on James Joyce and Irish colonial subjectivity.
In his spare time, Paul likes to travel, eat good food, and learn about wine.
B.A. English (Honors), Minor in Art History – USC
M.A. English – UC Irvine
Ph.D. English (Candidacy) – UC Irvine
In his time at Yale, Ben mentored and counseled other students through his campus activities. His published senior thesis explored how local culture influences the college applications of students in urban versus rural settings, inspired by his experience growing up in rural Nebraska.
As a Yalie, Ben knows first-hand what Yale is looking for in their students, as well as the challenges students face once on elite campuses. His counseling style takes a holistic perspective, and he has coached students into many competitive schools including Cornell, NYU, Santa Clara University, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and USC, as well as selective Aviation and Art programs. Ben is dedicated to helping students pursue their passions while still in high school, as well as finding the perfect college for them.
In his spare time, Ben enjoys keeping up with family and friends around the globe (London to Singapore!), singing with others, and understanding the stories that motivate us.
B.A. Sociology — Yale University
Prior to joining FLEX’s domestic team, Elizabeth spent a year in FLEX’s Bangkok center, where she worked with international students of all backgrounds. She has written for numerous publications and published research on what it takes for female students to succeed at elite universities.
As an admissions consultant, Elizabeth takes an honest, hands-on approach rooted in research as well as experience. She is highly knowledgeable about what selective schools are looking for, and she’s also empathetic to the pressure that puts on students. She holds her students to high standards, preparing them for college-level responsibilities while supporting them every step of the way. She believes in guiding students to long-term success by ensuring they find the best fit for their personalities, goals, and individual needs.
Elizabeth’s students’ college placements include Duke, Princeton, UPenn, UCLA, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Emory, Northwestern, and more.
Elizabeth speaks fluent Spanish and has lived in Spain, Turkey, and Thailand. In high school, she trained as a ballerina, and she maintains a love for the arts. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, trail running, and cheering on Duke basketball.
B.A. English (Honors), High Distinction for critical thesis — Duke University
B.A. Spanish — Duke University