TOEFL & SAT Prep., Essays, Financial Aid, Paperwork on admissions to US universities.
Your advisor — Maria Guryeva
Studied at Columbia University
Maria entered Columbia University in New York in 2012 and received full funding for her studies. Thus, Mary not only knows the secret of entering the Ivy League, but also has her own experience of studying there, during which Maria talked with many other students who entered Columbia, learning from them the history ofadmission, the topics of their essays and the secrets of their success.
Traveled the top American universities admissions committees
Studying in Columbia, Maria traveled to the admissions committees of almost all the universities of the Ivy League, finding out from them the features of admission and questioning the students who entered.
Maria knows everything about the most prestigious American universities, and she will share her knowledge with you.
100% Acceptance Method
Due to her admission and studies at Columbia and annual university tours, Maria developed a method that allowed 100% of her students to enroll in top American universities. For over 12 years, Mary's method has not failed once.
"The fact that Maria has a successful experience of entering the leading American universities herself is also very important: we were on the same page with her. Masha understood what concerns I had, what should be emphasized, and how to save time, and also she knew what the admissions committee is looking for... "
Prepare for the necessary exams
Prepare for the international exams: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT, SSAT, GRE, GMAT, SAT Subject Tests Math I & Math II, PSAT, etc.
Enter an American university
Learn about how to get admitted to the top US universities and get support at all stages of admission.
Get the documents preraration assistance
Get help preparing the questionnaire, essays, recommendations, transcripts. Your documents will be perfect for all the requirements of the best universities in the USA
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"Masha helped me a lot with entering American universities (with documents and numerous essays). And now I was accepted to 9 out of 10 universities!!!! I was very happy))) Now I'm flying to California, California College of Arts. "
California College of the Arts
You can do all the steps required to get admitted to American universities with Maria Guryeva
List of desired uniiversities
Together with Maria you will create a balanced list of universities, each of which will be ideally suited to your requirements and preferences. Unlike most agencies, Mary does not have agreements with universities, which means that no commercial interests affect the selection of universities on your list. Dreaming of going to Harvard? Be sure to add to the list. Do you want a university in a big city with high ratings, a business program, and a squash team? And we'll definitely pick one.
With Maria, you will prepare for all the necessary exams. Maria prepares students for the TOEFL, SAT, GRE, GMAT, ACT, IELTS, SSAT, PSAT, SAT Subjects Tests Math I & Math II exams. Most likely, you will need only two of them to pass for admission, and Maria will be able to prepare you for points sufficient for admission to the Ivy League and other top universities. Most of Mary's students pass TOEFL at 100+, SAT at 1300+, GRE at 165 + / 165 +.
Writing an essay is the most crucial stage in preparing an application to a university. The universities make the final decision on admission when it is necessary to choose between candidates with the same scores and grades on the basis of the essay. The essay should be catchy and not leave the reader indifferent. This topic will be given close attention during the lessons with Maria. Together, we will polish every essay, bringing it to perfection, so it impresses the admissions committee of the most prestigious American universities. Maria has great experience in writing an essay, the method developed by her in Columbia, as well as her journalistic education, will help make your biography a real masterpiece.
In addition to the essay and exam results, each university will require a package of documents, such as teacher recommendations, a list of grades, completed questionnaires, resumes, and portfolios. Each of these documents plays an important role in your application and must be prepared with all responsibility and accuracy. Maria will tell you how to complete each document and she will check its correctness.
Applying for financial aid
You can study for free In the United States but only the correct completion of financial documents will allow you to get a full grant. In the classroom with Maria, you will learn how to answer questions about family income and expenses correctly, what documents you need to attach, and how to send them to universities.
Getting ready to fly to the USA
Hooray, you got admitted. Now you need to choose the university that fits you the most, fill out documents about your decision, apply for a visa and pack your suitcase. Maria will help you with all of these steps. Yes, even with a suitcase - Mary has a list of necessary things to take to the US ;-)
"Many thanks to Masha that she went with me all the way to my American dream, from exams to filing documents. It was incredibly important to know that you can rely on a tutor in any matter, that she doesn't fail, because you and your result are really important to her. "
University of Virginia
Consultation with award winning advisor
5 facts about Maria Guryeva
Enrolled on a transfer to Columbia University
Got admitted to UC Berkeley - Master's of Journalism
Got admitted to Northwestern University with financial aid
Won the Opportunity Grant of the US State Department
UK Higher Education Grant Finalist
American students about Maria Guryeva
I asked her to work with TOEFL - all 5 classes (I didn't need more) were very productive, as Masha explains really popularly and clearly! The material gives what you need.. knows your job well and even better English)) I also liked that the material she uses is not old and can give advice on almost any occasion!
In addition, she has an indispensable quality that teachers need - to adapt to the student. I mean the manner of lectures, communication, homework, etc. Moreover, she is cheerful, charming, active and her eyes "glow"!
To be short - she is what you need! you will not regret it!
Masha is a wonderful teacher! In just 2 weeks of training (about 4 lessons), she trained me on TOEFL and I passed it on my first attempt at 98 points. She knows how to very well build explanations, and quickly and, most importantly, it's clear to tell the essence! Highly recommend!
Masha, thank you very much!)))
I was preparing with Masha for SAT and TOEFL, she was explaining clearly and in detail while noting all the subtleties that I would probably not have recognized if I had prepared myself.
In parallel with classes, the general level of English has risen substantially, especially speaking. Before that, it was not possible to talk at all, but Masha helped to overcome myself. She also provided valuable assistance in preparing documents for admission and in choosing a university. Classes are held in a pleasant and friendly atmosphere, but knowledge is only better acquired from this.
This review is written from the campus of New York University, from which, in fact, it is already possible to draw all the necessary conclusions about the teaching abilities of Masha. However, I still want to talk a little more about how huge and important her help was in my admission process.
I came to Masha after the failure last year - in the spring of 2013 I received letters with refusals from all the colleges where I applied. With Masha, I was able to analyze and correct last year's mistakes, pull up the SAT result to a good level, and also learn much more about the intricacies of applying to American colleges. Her personal experience and that of non-students are priceless!
Masha knows exactly what qualities and achievements colleges require from applicants, and how to apply to be able to present themselves in the most favorable light in the essay and questionnaires. By the way, the essays we wrote with her were really really great! I ended up at the University of Dreams and I am very grateful to Masha for this!
Masha is the most perfect teacher 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 for 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, which 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.
The perception that I can change everything. She is a vivid example of how you can, with your own strength and desire, come to the life you dreamed about. Masha has vast experience in the field of education, she is an INTERNATIONAL teacher who can confirm this not only with the achievements of her students but also with countless achievements of her own.
Guys, I was also afraid at first, but I was very pleased with the result)
I started studying with Maria in September. Literally, in half a month, I understood how the American education system works, how those essays are written and the main documents are filled out.
We also made, in my opinion, a wonderful essay in which Masha was able to convey everything down to the smallest detail. The main thing is to write a couple of sheets from yourself, everything that sits in your head. It can be anything, your interests, values, etc. And then it will be easier for you to work with each other. I also had the feeling that my thoughts and notes were nothing special. But when I read the final version of the essay, I was glad)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. It was 7 a.m., not the best time to call) But Masha responded and helped until I found the right address.
I hope this review will help someone to make the right decision. I took a chance once and didn't regret it)
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 universities.
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
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.
Thank you very much for every lesson. It was very nice to study. I could not believe that I can prepare for the SAT in a few months, but when I saw the organization of the classes, I immediately believed. I recommend it to everyone,
Masha will help me to perfectly master the language and prepare for exams, which will then give me a chance to get an excellent education in any of the prestigious universities. Anyone will have a love of the subject, after the first lesson, I guarantee.
Maria, an excellent teacher with a flexible approach to the learning process. After class, you feel the real result. And also Masha is just a good person.
Masha is a wonderful teacher, which is a real pleasure to work with - the lesson time passes unnoticed, and after each lesson, you really feel that a couple more pieces of the mosaic have landed in the right place, and the whole picture is visible better and better!
I recommend everyone to do it with Masha — this is a guarantee of excellent knowledge and a good mood!
With Masha, you need to be open and honest because only this way you can find "the thing" for your personal statement. Even if at first it seems to you that your thoughts are very chaotic and you really have nothing to say, Masha will help to put all this into a beautiful story, which is one of the main components of submitting documents and enrolling in a dream university. Admission to an American university may seem to you a completely unattainable goal, and if you think so, then Masha is the person you need: she will put everything on the shelves as much as possible and will lead you literally before leaving to America.
Any part of filing documents may seem complicated, especially applications for financial assistance/scholarship, but you can not worry if you have Masha.
In the end, I would like to recall one incident that occurred in recent weeks before sending my essays. In the courtyard in December, Masha goes to the hospital with pneumonia, she really doesn't have a voice, and how can she give lessons while lying in a hospital bed?, you'll ask. But no, it turns out — you can. More precisely, Masha can. Despite the state of her health, she did not leave me at a time when the final editing of all my essays came to its deadline (and there were more than 10 of them for a minute). For which I am extremely grateful to her.
She became for me not only a tutor, but also a friend, which, of course, is very important, because my admission was as important for her as for me.
P.S. I completely forgot to write about the result of our labor. I will study at the University of San Diego, where I received a very substantial grant. In a month I will be in sunny California
We started studying with Masha in late August, then I had no idea about the American education system. We had a clear plan for preparing for all exams, as there was little time. Masha perfectly explains the structure of each exam and supports psychologically. In an essay, I would not be able to open up without such valuable clues.
I entered the desired university. Masha, thank you for your endless motivation and the whole bag of knowledge that you gave me!
Hello. I met Masha on the social network. Usually in such cases, at first there is some kind of distrust, I am not very inclined to believe people "from the Internet." But not in this case, I made the decision instantly, in the first minutes of watching the video) Masha explained everything so simply and during our first conversation on the phone I understood my situation in short, that it was very easy to make decisions. I realized that everything is possible and Masha will help with everything.
Not only with English, but also with other nuances, of which there are a lot. In two months I raised my weak English to 92 for TOEFL and 157 for Verbal Part GRE General. By the end of January, I applied to different universities for mathematical departments. As a result, I was accepted at Colorado State University, University of Minnesota, University of South Florida, University of Mississippii at PhD without tuition and with a scholarship (TA position) and several universities without a scholarship.
I think that it would be possible to break into the Ivy league if I passed GRE Math on time, which is mandatory in many top universities, but the next exam will be only in April, so I advise you to take care of this as soon as possible. I chose CSU, this is a top university, especially for international students, now I am collecting documents and getting ready to move. Thanks to Masha for the invaluable contribution and motivation.
I was studied with Masha for 1.5 years. I entered the University of Dreams and flew to the USA after 2 months. I am very grateful to her for preparing for all the necessary exams and for helping with the submission of documents.
She knows her job well, but besides this, she is also a wonderful person who will always support and motivate to achieve your goals! Thank you so much!
I met Masha last July, when I wanted to go to an American university and had a poor idea of what actions I needed to take. This acquaintance was a great success for me. Masha was so competent that she answered all my questions, and not only provided me real assistance in preparing for the SAT, but also helped to understand all the intricacies of submitting documents. I especially want to note that Masha has a unique ability to easily explain any exam assignments. Masha helped me find those topics that would maximally reveal my personality. Her positive outlook inspired me not to give up on the path to the goal, even in the most difficult situations.
I am infinitely grateful to her for the 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 preparation for exams and admission to American universities, and I wish her and her students new achievements.
Mary has a unique gift. It affects the subconscious. Her knowledge penetrates deep into the brain. and in a stressful situation they go outside. you may think that you are poorly absorbed, but it is 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 a fright so well that they take me for their own)
And Mary is also very charming. She is a good motivator, sometimes it seems to me that I'm more afraid of letting her down than myself)
The fact that Masha is a good teacher seems to have become clear to everyone. More important, probably, to say it again about how she succeeds. Firstly, she knows the topic well. Secondly, she is attentive, which is very important for establishing contact with the student. And the last: unlike most tutors, Masha, due to the natural gift of communication, is perceived not as an ordinary teacher (that is, as a threat), but as a friend. And always (!) Maintains a positive attitude. For which many thanks to her.
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