Kevin T

Mentor + Essay Coach

Kevin partners closely with students and their families to design a personalized admissions approach, guiding them to identify their best-fit colleges, create an optimal application strategy, and produce compelling essays for their top-choice programs.

Location:
Baltimore, MD

Education:
Msc, Business Analytics, University of Iowa
BA, Political Science, Grinnell College

Bio:
An academic mentor and essay coach with Moon Prep, Kevin partners with students to help them personalize their admissions applications, identify their best-fit colleges, and craft strong essays that stand out at their top-choice programs. As a former UC Berkeley admissions counselor, Kevin is passionate about guiding his students through every step of the process, advising them to pursue meaningful extracurricular activities, conduct interesting research, and convey a memorable personal story. From his wealth of committee experience engaging students from around the world and reviewing hundreds of applications, Kevin brings a panoramic perspective to his clients and helps them secure admission into highly-ranked undergraduate, graduate, and BS/MD programs.

During his tenure at Moon Prep, where Kevin works full-time with his students, he has helped numerous applicants secure admission to prestigious programs like Cornell, Penn, Yale, and McGill. Unique to Kevin’s experience is his ability to work with North American and international students, namely those aspiring college students applying from China. As a knowledgeable and experienced counselor, Kevin advises students on their academic and professional journeys, taking a big-picture perspective to help his clients realize their goals and achieve positive outcomes.

Before Moon Prep, Kevin spent seven years in college admissions counseling, including a stint at UC Berkeley, where he worked with students across the globe to achieve their educational and career goals. In this role, he recruited hundreds of top analysts, engineers, and managers into UC Berkeley’s School of Information. As a data analyst with Concordia University-Portland, Kevin worked alongside university stakeholders to design and implement data-driven research projects that improved student retention, audited high-impact projects, and improved program operations. Through a wealth of other counseling roles in China and the United States, he engaged hundreds of students across diverse academic and professional interests, helping them craft well-rounded college applications, prep for standardized tests, and secure job opportunities. Kevin brings invaluable in-the-decision-room experience to his students, and he looks forward to channeling his expertise to the aspirations of tomorrow’s university graduates.

Student Placements:
Kevin has successfully helped dozens of students secure admission to top four-year universities and graduate programs, as well as competitive Direct Medical Programs and Direct Dental Schools. A few of her recent acceptances include:

Traditional Schools:

  1. Yale University
  2. CalTech
  3. Cornell University
  4. Brown University
  5. Georgia Tech University
  6. McGill
  7. Peking University
  8. Princeton University
  9. University of Pennsylvania (LSM Program)
  10. University of Pennsylvania (Fisher M&T)
  11. Washington University in St. Louis
  12. Georgetown University
  13. Emory University
  14. Johns Hopkins University (Full Ride)
  15. Case Western Reserve University
  16. UC-Berkeley
  17. University of Virginia (Jefferson Scholars)
  18. UT-Austin

BS/MD Programs: 

  1. Case Western Reserve University
  2. University of Rochester
  3. Tulane University 
  4. University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
  5. Albany Medical College partnered programs: Siena College, Union College
  6. SUNY Upstate Medical School partnered programs: Syracuse University, Purchase College
  7. University of Central Florida (UCF)

BS/DO Programs:

  1. Nova Southeastern University
  2. NYIT
  3. Rochester Institute of Technology
  4. Christopher Newport University
BS/DMD Programs:
  1. University of Toledo/School of Dental Medicine – Case Western Reserve University

Graduate Schools:

  1. Harvard University (Ed.M)
  2. Columbia University (MA in American Studies, MS in Data Science/MA in Econ/MSF)
  3. University of Pennsylvania (MPH/MBA), JHU (MSF/MBA),
  4. University of Michigan (Data Science Master’s)
  5. Cornell University (M.Eng ORIE/M.Eng Applied Operations Research/MPH)
  6. University of Chicago (MAPSS Economics)
  7. UCLA (MPH)
  8. Northwestern University (MSF)