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College Applications & Essays

Due to an increasingly qualified applicant pool, the personal statement and related essays have become a critical component of the application process. With many years of experience helping students achieve acceptance to their preferred institutions, our teachers offer the following:

  • Individualized attention focused on helping each applicant discover and present his/her strongest character qualities, intellectual abilities, and personal strengths.

  • Assistance with brainstorming, drafting, and revising personal statements and college essays of various lengths in the applicant’s unique voice and style.

  • Guidance in modifying essays for adaptation to several applications, thus minimizing time and cost. The college apps and essays cost is $75 per hour.


Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate your hard work. Honestly, this has been the best SAT prep ever! I will most definitely recommend DB Academics to most of the underclassmen at my school.

Charlene Kim
student


Thank you for your excellent test preparation course. It was extremely useful in preparing our daughter for her PSAT and SAT test this past fall. She scored a 219 on her PSAT and 2160 on her SAT.

Kristen Bartholomew
parent


You are such a class act! I was going to send you a similar email, but you beat me to it! You are wonderful to work with and passionate about helping the kids. We so appreciate you. It was so easy to find a replacement for myself because you are so easy to work with. Michelle will do a great job.

Eileen,
PTSA rep. at Dana Hills High.


Thank YOU Dave for offering such a great program to our students. I will absolutely recommend you to everyone I talk to!

Bonnie,
PTSA President at Dana Hills High


DB Academics is an outstanding tutorial service. My son could not be happier with his experience with D.B. Academics. He raised his scores by 400 points, giving him a great deal of confidence when applying to colleges.

Patricia A. Ix
parent


When I was in the fifth grade I was in accelerated pre-algebra. Dave Berger set up a strong foundation for the years ahead. I still apply his methods to my math.

Rachel H. Chung
student, Stanford University


I just want to let you know that Daniel did really well on the SAT. He scored 2150. We are really happy with his scores. Thank you for working with him!

Glenda Reiger
parent


DB Academics was highly recommended by other parents. We began working with them and my daughter’s grades in math improved quickly and dramatically. I found them to be very good at building rapport with the students and identifying their strengths and weaknesses.

Kathy Campbell
parent


Thank you, Dave Berger. Your expert tutoring of our son enabled him to score an 800 on the Math Level II exam. Your in-depth tutoring was very well paced and kept stress to a minimum. We really appreciate your work with our son.

Mary Carr
parent


DB Academics provides SAT preparation classes at Peninsula as a fund-raising venture for the PTSA. We receive consistent positive feedback from both parents and students. We are able to provide this resource to our students at a very reasonable cost.

Kathy Campbell
former vice president of Peninsula PTSA


Thank you so much for your guidance and unbound knowledge of SAT test taking strategy. I scored a 2260 on my October 2010 SAT. Thank you again. I could not have done it without you.

Mary Miao
student

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