Sonya S. Petkova, M.A., M.Phil
B.A. English and political science
OXFORD UNIVERSITY B.A. English
Columbia University M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D. comparative literature
As a Mentor with 20+ years of experience, I guide you to express your unique potential in your college applications.
95% of my students were able t0 successfully apply to one of their Top 3 university choices.
WHY WORK WITH ME?
I work with passion.
I am 100% dedicated to the success of each student.
I offer world-class expertise.
Mastery of the SAT exam.
Mastery of Admissions Essays.
Expert in International student applications.
Psychological and coaching expertise: I guide students undergoing confusion and psychological limitations to realize their potential and excel.
You Get TOP RESULTS in the shortest possible time.
Successful admission into top US and UK universities, such as Cornell, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown, Duke, NYU, UCLA, UC Berkeley, Georgia Tech, Cambridge University, University of Michigan, USC, Boston University, UC San Diego, Amherst, and many others.
Not sure what to write about in your essays?
I guide students to create the most compelling Personal Statement and Supplemental Essays that portray them as perfect candidates for their chosen schools.
I have developed a deep and effective interview method to get to the core of your personality and help you choose the most compelling topics.
how is working with me different
As a certified Life Coach, I also pay special attention to the mental aspect of the application process.
It is no secret that students– especially in the year leading to the applications– are excessively busy and exposed to internal and external pressure to succeed, stress, fear of failure, overwhelm, and other psychological factors and distresses.
My job as your teacher and consultant is not only to guide you academically, but also to ease your anxiety and prepare you psychologically for the exam.
Anxiety can impact your performance at the actual exam, regardless of excellent practice. It is crucial to feel confident, in control, and calm about taking the exam and submitting your college applications.