with the guarantee of admission from a mentor at Columbia University
Get admitted into a top US university
with the guarantee of admission from a mentor at Columbia University
StudyAmerica is the first online school in the world for preparing for admission to top US universities with full or partial funding.
Maria Gurieva is the founder of company and the graduate of Columbia University in New York. She has been preparing schoolchildren and students for admission to the United States for more than 10 years. 100% of her students went to the universities of their dreams - Columbia University, Yale University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Duke College, UC Berkeley, UCLA, NYU and others.
Our clients include more than 15,000 students from all over the world.
100% students of StudyAmerica went to US university
Maria Gurieva is voted the best expert on education abroad*
10 years of experience in supporting admission to the USA
* according to Successful Ladies Awards 2018
How to start
If you are just at the beginning of your journey and you are mess, we recommend you to attend a free Master Class. You will find answers to your questions and can dispel the myths and fears which prevent you from achieving your goal - to enter the top US university.
Our mission is to provide access to education in the top US universities to everyone who dreams about it and is ready to work hard on it. We will go through this interesting path with you and are guaranteed to lead to results.
Free Master Class where you will get answers to most of your questions.
Free consultation with the advisor, where you will pass pre-selection and make an individual admission plan
Work with the StudyAmerica team, support your admission to one of the top US universities with a guaranteed result
Maria knows not only the secrets of getting into the Ivy League with full funding, but also has her own experience of studying there. Maria has interacted with many other students who have enrolled at Columbia University, and learned their admission stories, essay topics and the secrets of their success.
She visited admissions offices of top US universities
Maria had visited the admissions offices of almost every Ivy League University during her time in NY. She had learned about admissions and interviewed incoming students. This way, Maria knows all about the most prestigious US universities and can share her knowledge with you.
100% admission method
All of Maria's students successfully entered the best US universities, such as Yale University, Columbia University, Stanford University, Dartmouth College, Duke College, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, UCLA, NYU, USC and others. They were admitted in bachelor's, master's, and postgraduate programs. Most of them received scholarships and grants.
Masha is the most perfect teachers and one of the most wonderful people I've known. I got to Masha after a deplorable experience with a previous tutor, who simply could not find the right approach to me. Masha instilled a sense of trust and confidence in her own strength from the very first lesson. She has a lot of very interesting methods that helped me overcome the most difficult parts of the SAT. Each lesson was very informative, interactive and interesting for me. I didn't feel like I was sitting in front of a teacher who was going to demand something from me. She shared information and listened to my opinion, helped me to find mistakes in my own thinking. Masha insisted that I strive higher and thanks to her I was able to get into 7 universities out of 11. They also include UC Berkeley, UCLA, NYU and USC. I don't think I would have been able to achieve the same success if it wasn't for the knowledge I received from Masha and her strong moral support during the most stressful period of my life.
What did I learn from studying with Maria? The fact that my perception has changed. The perception that I can change everything. She is a vivid example of how you can come to the life you dreamed of with your own strength and desire. Masha has a huge experience in the field of education, she is an international teacher who can confirm it not only with the achievements of her students, but also with countless of her own.
Guys, I was also afraid, but I was very happy with the result) I started studying with Maria in September. I understood how the American education system works and how the essays are written and how the main documents are filled out in just half a month.
We also made, in my opinion, a great essay in which Masha was able to convey everything to the smallest details. Most importantly, write a couple of sheets from yourself, everything that sits in your head. It can be anything, your interests, values, and so on. And then it will be easier for you to work with each other. I had the same feeling that my thoughts and notes were nothing special. But when I read the final version of the essay, I was happy)
In addition, how does Masha differ from other teachers? She really cares about her students. When I recently went to take one of the exams, I got the wrong address, and ran around Moscow in search of the right one. The time was 7 am, not the best time to call) But Masha responded and helped until I found the correct address.
I hope this helped someone decide on a solution. I took a chance once and didn't regret it)
in the process of admission
I prepared for SAT and TOEFL with Masha. She is great tutor! She explains it in details, which I probably would not have learned if I had prepared by myself. The General level of English, especially speaking, has significantly increased in parallel with the classes. I couldn't talk at all before that, but Masha helped me overcome myself. She also provided invaluable assistance in preparing documents for admission and in choosing of the University. Classes are held in a pleasant, friendly atmosphere, but this knowledge is only acquired better.
I entered my dream University – Stanford, and I am very grateful to Masha for this! Masha is a great strategist and teacher, and a surprisingly motivating person. These talents will be necessary for any of those who set out to enter a top US universiies. First of all, Masha is well versed in the American education system. And this system is extremely complicated, and it is completely different from the Russian one. The fact that I could clarify most of the questions by contacting Masha helped me save time and effort for more important tasks – preparing for GRE and writing an essay. The fact that Masha has a successful experience of independent admission to leading American universities is also very important: we were "on the same wavelength" with her. Masha understood what concerns I had, what to focus on, and what to save time on, what admissions committees really value, what resources are more convenient to use, how to organize time, etc
Stanford University student, lives in Silicon Valley
Secondly, Masha is able to compose texts correctly and in a structured way - both for exams and motivational essays. I owe Masha for 82% on GRE (Verbal, Analytical Writing) and 29/30 points on TOEFL (Writing). As well as my successful motivational essays, which, I think, "dragged" me to several leading Universities (in addition to Stanford, I was accepted to Columbia University, Duke University, and New York University). Masha knows how to masterfully arrange all your achievements in a beautiful, short and clear story that will make the admissions Committee remember you and understand that it needs you.
Third, Masha helps to build admission tactics: understand how to teach yourself in an essay and resume, how to work with people who will write you reviews, how to fit all this in the remaining time (which, it seems, is always not enough).
Finally, and for me this was probably the most important thing – Masha is always full of energy, optimistic, purposeful and believes that you can achieve any goal. I did not think that I would enter universities from the top twenty, let alone the top five at the beginning of our meetings. I remember how with uncertainty and lowering my voice I asked Masha if I had any chances to get into the "top". Doubts arose during the process, but each time after meetings with Masha, I came out with a new charge of energy, in full readiness for new sessions of preparation for GRE, for writing essays and for communicating with admissions committees.
Stanford University student, lives in Silicon Valley
Thank you very much for each lesson. It was very nice to study. I couldn't believe that you can prepare for the SAT in a few months, but when I saw the organization of classes, I immediately believed in it. I recommend it to everyone, Masha will help you master the language perfectly and prepare for exams, which will then give you a chance to get an excellent education in any of the prestigious Universities. Love for the subject will appear after the first lesson in anyone, I guarantee.
Maria is an excellent teacher with a flexible approach to the learning process. After classes, you feel the real result. And also Masha is just a good person.
Mary is an excellent teacher, and it's a pleasure to work with her - the lesson time passes unnoticed, and after each lesson you really feel that a couple more pieces of the puzzle have fallen into the right place, and the full picture is visible better and better! I recommend everyone to work with Masha-this is a guarantee of excellent knowledge and a great mood!
This review is written from the campus of new York University, and you can already draw all the necessary conclusions about Masha's teaching abilities. However, I still want to tell you a little more about how huge and important her help was in my admission process. I came to Masha after a failure last year - in the spring of 2013, I received rejection letters from all the colleges where I applied. I was able to analyze and correct last year's mistakes with Masha, improve the SAT score to a good level, and learn much more about the subtleties of applying to American colleges. Her personal experience and the experience of non-students is priceless! Masha knows exactly what qualities and achievements colleges require from applicants, and how applicants can present themselves in the most favorable light in essays and questionnaires. By the way, the essays we wrote with her are really well, just great! I ended up at the University of my dreams and I am very grateful to Masha for this!
NYU graduate, lives in new York city.
You need to be open and honest with Masha, because this is the only way you can find the "right thing" for your personal statement together. Even if at first it seems that your thoughts are very chaotic and you really have nothing to say, Masha will help you to put all this into a beautiful story, which is one of the main components of applying for and enrolling in the University of your dreams. Getting into an American University may seem like a completely unattainable goal, and if you think so, then Masha is exactly the person you need: it will put everything on the shelves as much as possible and will lead you literally to the flight to America. Any part of applying may seem complicated, especially applying for financial aid/scholarships, but you don't have to worry if you have Masha. Finally, I would like to recall one incident that occurred in the last weeks before sending my essays. It was December, Masha went to the hospital with pneumonia, she doesn't really have a voice, and how can you give lessons while lying in a hospital bed? But no, it turns out you can. More precisely, Masha can. Despite the state of her health, she did not leave me during the period when the final editing of all my essays was burning (and there were, for a moment, more than 10 of them). I am very grateful to her for this. She became not only a tutor for me, but also a friend, which, of course, is very important, because my admission was as important to her as it was to me. P.S. I Completely forgot to write about the result of our Work I will study at the University of San Diego, where I received a very solid grant. I'll be in Sunny California in a month
lives in New York
We started studying with Masha at the end of August, when I had no idea about the American education system at all. We had a clear plan to prepare for all the exams, as time was short. Masha perfectly explains the structure of each exam and supports me psychologically. I would not have been able to open up like this without such valuable hints in my essay. I was admitted to the desired University. Masha, thank you for your endless motivation and a whole body of knowledge that you gave me!
entered the Northeastern University
Hello everybody. I met Masha on VK. Usually in such cases I can be some distrust. I am not very inclined to believe people "from the Internet". But not in this case - I made the decision immediately, in the first minutes of watching the video) Masha explained everything so simply, and during our first conversation on the phone, she understood my situation in half a word, that it was very easy to make decisions. I realized that everything is possible and Masha will help in everything. Not only with English, but also with other important details. I raised my feeble English to 92 for TOEFL and 157 for Verbal Part GRE General in two months. By the end of January, I applied to different UNIVERSITIES for mathematical departments. As a result, I was accepted to Colorado State University, University of Minnesota, University of South Florida, University of Mississippii for a PhD without tuition and with a scholarship (TA position) and several other Universities without a scholarship. I think I could have made it to the Ivy League if I had passed GRE Math on time, which is mandatory in many top universities, but the next exam is only in April, so I advise you to take care of it as soon as possible. I chose CSU, which is a top University, especially for international students. I am currently collecting documents and preparing to move. Thanks to Masha for her invaluable contribution and motivation.
Colorado State University graduate student
I studied with Masha for 1.5 years. I entered the University of my dreams and I'm going to leave for the USA in 2 months. I am very grateful to her for preparing for all the necessary exams and helping with the submission of documents. She knows her job well, but in addition to this, she is also a wonderful person who will always support and motivate you to achieve your goals! Thank you very much!
UC Irvine student
I met Masha last year in July, when I wanted to go to American University to become a Director and had a bad idea of what actions I should take. This acquaintance was a great success for me. Masha was so competent that she answered all my questions, and not only provided me with real help in preparing for the SAT, but also helped me to understand all the subtleties of submitting documents. I especially want to note that Masha has a unique ability to explain any exam tasks easily. While working on my essays, Masha helped me find the topics that would reveal my personality as much as possible. Her positive look on things inspired me not to give up on the path to the goal, even in the most difficult situations.
I am eternally grateful to her for great contribution to the fact that today I am a student at Emerson College in Boston. I am convinced that Masha is a professional of the highest level in preparing for exams and entering American universities, and I wish her and her students new achievements.
Mary has a unique gift to affect the subconscious mind. Her knowledges goes deep into the brain, and in a stressful situation, it comes out. You may think you're learning poorly, but you're not.
I have already had many times at work in communication with native speakers so that they ask me a question and I answer them with fright so well that they take me for their own)
And Maria is very charming. This is a good motivator, sometimes I think that I'm more afraid to let her down than myself)
I asked to study TOEFL with me - all 5 classes (I didn't need any more) were very productive, as Masha explains it in a really popular and understandable way! The material gives you what you need. She knows his business perfectly and English is even better)) I also liked that the material she uses is not old and can give advice on almost any occasion!
In addition, it has an irreplaceable quality that teachers need - to adapt to the student. I mean the manner of lectures, communication, homework, etc. moreover, she is fun, charming, active and her eyes are burning!
It's what you need! You won't regret it!
Masha is a good teacher and everyone seems to understand it. It's probably more important to say again how she does it. First, she knows the topic well. Secondly, she is attentive, which is very important for establishing contact with the student. And the last thing: unlike most Tutors, Masha due to her natural gift of communication, is perceived not as an ordinary teacher (that is, as a threat), but as a friend. And always(!) keeps a positive attitude. Thank her very much for that.
Masha is a wonderful teacher! In just 2 weeks of classes (about 4 lessons), she coached me on TOEFL, and I passed it by 98 points on the first attempt. She is able to build explanations very competently, and quickly and, most importantly, clearly tell the essence! Highly recommended! Masha, thank you very much!)))
I want to go to Harvard/Ivy League/TOP 50. Is it possible?
It is possible, but it will require all your efforts. If you feel that you are worthy of studying at the most prestigious universities in the world and are ready to work full – time, sign up for a consultation, and I will provide you with all the tools to enter the University of your dreams. If your goal is the Ivy League or other top-50 universities, then you've come to the right place. I have been preparing students for admission to top universities in the United States since 2010. 100% of my students went to the universities of their dreams. My students include current Yale University, University of Columbia, Dartmouth College and others top universities. I went to University of Columbia, UC Berkeley and so on. For more than 8 years of work, I have learned the secrets of the perfect application, which helps my students to enter universities and win scholarships. I will be happy to share it with you.
Why do I need to contact you instead of the Agency?
Most agencies in Russia and the CIS can not boast of successful admissions of students to Ivy League universities – often students enter universities much lower in rating. Why? First, Agency employees are often not certified professionals, and have not attended Ivy League universities themselves. Second, agencies have contracts with unpopular colleges in the US, and profit from them when they submit your documents. When you contact an Agency, think about who you trust with your future. Do your intermediaries pursue their own interests that are not compatible with yours? By contacting me, you can be sure that Your future will be the highest priority in our work. I have no commercial interest in putting you in a particular University, and I have a great desire to help You get into the best University, even if it's Harvard or Yale with minimal chances. I'm not afraid of challenges and I believe in you. You will be directly involved in the admission process by contact me – everything will be transparent, we will do everything together.
I live in a city N/ a country X. We will be able to do?
Sure. Consultations and courses are available to students all over the world, from Los Angeles to Vladivostok. Convenient classes via Skype or our online platform will allow you to study from home or any place convenient for you, save time on the road, do not go out if it's late or bad weather. I will share my screen with you if you need to show me how to fill out a questionnaire or find something on an American website, send you a link to an electronic whiteboard when you need to explain a mathematical example, send you a link to a Google document when I edit and discuss your essay in real time, send you a synchronous stopwatch when we practice speaking on time, and send you all the electronic versions of the necessary textbooks so that You can open them on your screen. Feedback from my students proves how convenient to study online.
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Maria Gurieva helps students who dream of studying at top universities in the United States of America to achieve their goal by providing advice and online courses on exams, essays, documents and the admission process.