A group of students from families with different backgrounds, and they have successfully got in their dream universities with Helios’ help.
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I can't believe I am in Wharton now! I didn't have a 3.9+ GPA nor a golden alumni ticket, and I ruined my 9th grade results. Thanks to Helios tutors, I kinda offset my academic insufficiencies by a strong ACT score (after knowing that SAT didn't really fit me). Helios also made me realize that narrative is the key. I was impressed by the final "products" that I built with Helios.
I'd like to express my deepest gratitude to Kevin for guiding me step-by-step in the last two years. Without you, my high school life will be in chaos and end up nowhere. I like him being straight to the point and a workable to-do list. I can always rely on him for applying to pre-college programs, research work and internships. His team is amazing in coaching essays and finalizing my work. Kevin's second opinions are very constructive as well!
Pursuing a tertiary education in the US has been my dream since I first traveled there at 14. However, I was struggling to give up my dream when I acknowledged the preparation workloads. But thanks to Helios, they were very friendly and supportive, helping me to do early preparation, enriching my profile and suggesting an appropriate examination pathway to me when I was in form 4.
Helios gave me advice on which classes to take, how to write amazing essays, and offered me the opportunity to take standardised tests in a stress-free environment! With advantageous courses, test prep sessions and lots of practice essays, I was able to successfully get accepted into my dream college!
I like the way how NYU's campus is merged with the city. Helios has been very helpful in guiding me how to select the most suitable colleges, not only the best ones. Ranking matters less in the US, so finding one that fits my personality is very very important!
Liberal Arts college admissions are said to be more subjective and essay-focused. Helios' team was always ready to help with the numerous hurdles I faced, including and not limited to questions about the process and brainstorming ideas. Thank you!
The college admissions process has been one of the biggest challenges of my entire life; however, I can imagine how harder it would have been without Helios. My assigned consultant incorporated personal anecdotes to transform the boring application process into inspiring conversations.
As an international (Asian) candidate with non-IB curriculum, SAT and AP scores are valueable as my assigned consultant told me. I took many classes at Helios, e.g. SAT, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics C, etc. Out of my expectations, I got the highest possible scores/grades for all of the exams taken. Aside from the essays, I knew these partly led me to CMU.
I picked an essay to explain why something is (not) original, and I wrote about a philosophical idea despite my desired major in Economics. I am happy that my consultant was as bold as me and that the final product was truly original.
It's never easy to get into the best public university in the United States. The same 4 essays, the limited number (20) of activities, evaluation without standardized tests...Helios let me know in-depth what top UC colleges are looking for and how I should adjust my narrative to fit in the rigorous selection process.
I want to say “Thank you” to HELIOS. I am very satisfied with the services they provide in the past few years. HELIOS supportive tutors are experienced in identifying a student’s strengths and weaknesses with useful and informative class materials. They are very familiar with the process and give appropriate suggestions to my family at different stages of the entire application process.
Helios encouraged me to carefully explore different aspects of my identity throughout the essay writing process, which is something that extends beyond college and services. Having a team to rely upon in such a rigorous year was so important!