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Ryan Hsieh
Ryan Hsieh
Stanford Class of 2020

Troy High Class of 2016

“Throughout the entire college application process, Rick tirelessly guided me and helped me craft an application that emphasized my strengths. With the combination of effective time management and insight into what the respective schools were looking for, he helped me achieve our goal for the overall process - easy yet extremely effective.”

Richard Guo
Richard Guo
Johns Hopkins Class of 2020

2400 SAT I, Troy High Class of 2016

“When I first started my college apps, I had no clue what to even write about. But after just one afternoon of working with Rick, I was able to write my entire personal statement with creativity and inspiration. Rick really taught me how to craft my ideas and thoughts into dramatic, philosophical discussions under a personal lens.”

Ayesha Ng
Ayesha Ng
M.I.T. Early Action Class of 2021

Science Olympiad Captain, Walnut Class of 2017 Expected Valedictorian

“Rick was largely helpful in teaching me how to develop my personal writing style and translate my experiences into meaningful words. Through the creative writing process, Rick helped uncover deeper thematic revelations that I would not have been able to identify myself. Being able to convey the emotional and philosophical truths that I learned from my experiences increased the depth of my essays tremendously.”

Frank Jiang
Frank Jiang
Berkeley Management and Entrepreneurial in Technology Dual Degree Program in Finance and Electrical Engineering Class of 2021

National Honors Society President, Diamond Bar Class of 2017

“Rick introduced me to so many colleges and honors programs that it overwhelmed me at first. But his patience, humor, and philosophy helped me pace my college applications and senior year extracurricular activities without unnecessary stress. He taught me to write about personal topics that I didn’t initially think was appropriate or acceptable on my college essays. But I opened my mind to his unorthodox methods and improved my writing faster than ever. He also introduced me to the MET program that allows me to achieve both a business degree and an electrical engineering degree in four years.”

Robert Kim
Robert Kim
John’s Hopkins Bloomberg Scholar

Good Hands for One President
Sunny Hills Class of 2017 Expected Valedictorian

“Rick offered invaluable first hand experience not just with the essay writing process, but with research and preparation of the entire application. His dedication and expertise make him an advisor I wholeheartedly recommend to any prospective applicant”

Kyle Kim
Kyle Kim

Troy ASB President
Troy High Class of 2017

“Rick helped bring out a writing style in me that i never knew i had. with his open mindedness, patience, and attention to detail, i was able to write and finish my college applications with plenty of time to spare. his experience with the college process is complemented by his youth and continued understanding of what it is like to be a high schooler juggling rigorous academics and extracurriculars. as the oldest sibling of my family, i'm definitely having my younger brother and sister receive rick's support and advice and i strongly encourage others to do so as well.”

Ryan Fawwaz
Ryan Fawwaz
Notre Dame Early Action Class of 2021

Oracle Newspaper Editor
Troy High Class of 2017 Expected Valedictorian

“Mr. Rick polished the truth in my writing that had become so muddled after strict persuasive essay restrictions from school and Oracle Newspaper propaganda. He gave me confidence as a writer for the first time.”

Brandon Lee
Brandon Lee
Rice University, UCLA, Boston College

JB Food Lab Co-founder
Diamond Bar Class of 2017

“Rick is honestly really great and so worth the money. He helped me with every step of the process, from filling out the applications to interview help to of course writing the actual essays. He devoted so much of his time to me, and helped polish my essays until it met not only my standards, but also his. I think that without his help the college process wouldn’t have been nearly as easy or as memorable as it was, and I definitely 100% recommend him.”

Alex Huang
Alex Huang

2016 Scholastic Writing Award Gold Medal Finalist
Brea Olinda Class of 2018

“After several deep, philosophical conversations with Mr. Rick, I was inspired to write stories in a humorous, satirical style that I wouldn’t have developed without him. Mr. Rick’s essay assistance and philosophical ideas for several projects and scholarship competitions, especially the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, were tremendously productive.”

Student of SAT Professionals
Lauren Grobaty
Harvard College, 2018
Change your life for the better

To say that SAT Professionals will change your life is an incomplete thought. It will change your life for the better. The community fostered between the teachers and students is unlike any other classroom experience I've ever had. We studied, we laughed, we debated, we bonded...I still cherish the memories of my summer there, and not many can say that about their SAT boot camps. Almer and Daniel taught me much more than vocabulary words and geometry - they taught me the importance of doing everything humanly possible to achieve a goal. And that landed me exactly where I'd always dreamed of going.

I am currently a freshman at Harvard College and plan on concentrating in Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology.

Again, thanks for everything! Miss you guys!

Kimberly Wang
Kimberly Wang
Student of SAT PRO
Supportive Community

SAT Professionals has always been a supportive community, particularly for academic success. Through Daniel's hard work and passion for helping others learn, I was able to easily grasp concepts that I would have otherwise been unable to understand. His help, along with the efforts of the friendly staff there, have continued to impact me in college. I currently attend Johns Hopkins University, and though the coursework is rigorous, Daniel's teaching has built a strong foundation. As such, I hope to continue to succeed and to achieve my dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon. Thanks SAT Professional!

Kenneth K. Chang
Kenneth K. Chang
Undergraduate: Pitzer College - A Member of the Claremont Colleges
Most important and best teachers of my life
  • BA in Human Biology
  • Medical School - Western University of Health Sciences-Pomona, CA
  • Candidate for the DO Degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine)

Current Aspirations: My dream is to become an Osteopathic Physician, focusing on Patient Care, with a potential addition in Academic Medicine and Humanitarian Medical Work. Some of my medical interests include Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Primary Care, Critical Care, and Emergency Medicine.

Experience with SAT Professionals: Without a doubt, I would say Mr. Daniel Lee is one of the most important and best teachers of my life. He was able to very effectively teach students to think critically through scientific problems, a skill that I greatly benefited from as a former Human Biology Major and current Medical Student. He was also able to make learning fun by incorporating real world examples such as medicine and use very effective analogies. His heart of gold and dedication to helping everyone learn has inspired me to also take on a role a tutor and teaching assistant to actively learn during my medical school studies.

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