Category Admissions

Tayler Park, Harvard-Westlake Parent

“For three years running, our family has enthusiastically committed to our work with Rainbow EDU Consulting and Tutoring. We’ve covered so much ground together! From highly competitive school admissions, to academic tutoring in AP US History and STEM, to high school paving (Cindy’s signature program), to college explorations and admissions – all three of our students have thrived with meaningful and productive support. Rainbow EDU mentored our daughter, in particular, through the college admissions process, helping her gain admission to Harvard, Yale (five year combined degree B.A./M.M. program), Columbia, Julliard, Johns Hopkins, UCLA, Cal, NYU, UCSB, BU, and waitlisted at Stanford, Penn, and Northwestern. She'll be attending Harvard in the fall!”

Tayler Park, Harvard-Westlake Parent: Daughter admitted to Harvard, Yale BA/MM

Jon Summers, parent of Claire and Jack Summers, Crossroads School Graduates

“For those of you who have college bound children, I urge you to hire Cindy. Her hands-on approach to college testing, the application, including the essay, will enhance your child’s chances of getting into his/her desired schools. My children (twins) were initially very intimidated by the college process. Cindy helped them get through it successfully with a great deal of patience and positive reinforcement. My twins got into all of the Schools they applied to. Thank you Cindy."

Jon Summers, parent of Claire and Jack Summers, Crossroads School Graduates

Elizabeth Blanchard, Parent to Carmen Blanchard, UCLA Regent Scholarship Recipient

"Cindy Chanin and Rainbow EDU Tutoring & Consulting are absolutely amazing! We have used many of their educators for our three children, including everything from French to SAT Prep to college applications. Trust me when I say these are no ordinary tutors. REC educators care not only about teaching, but also about the student. Entering the daunting college process this year with my senior was intimidating and scary for me, because, like any parent, I wanted to give my child the best opportunity for her future. This is a crazy brag sheet, but these are Carmen’s successes: Carmen got a 1520 on her very first go at the SAT after two sessions with Scott. These are her college admissions wins: UCLA with the prestigious, full-tuition Regents Scholarship; UC Berkeley (Cal)with $30,000 annually in merit aid; Vassar College; Northeastern with a huge merit-based scholarship; UC Santa Barbara; UC Davis; San Diego Statue University (SDSU) Honors College; University of Colorado Denver for Psychology; CAL POLY Pomona; CAL POLY SLO Deciding on Rainbow EDU was the BEST decision I made for my teens! REC really took their time covering every aspect of the college application process. Cindy really motivated and encouraged my daughter to explore places and ideas she had never tread before. We are forever grateful”

Elizabeth Blanchard, Parent to Carmen Blanchard, UCLA Regent Scholarship Recipient

Kevin Burke, CEO, Trinity Capital LLC

“Cindy is one of the premier tutors and college consultants/advocates in the Los Angeles area. She has a good grasp of the admissions criteria for the major colleges and universities and is good at attenuating advice for students of different calibers. Three of my children have worked with Cindy and we were very pleased with the results. My daughter picked up approximate 600 points on her SAT through her work with Cindy. You can’t go wrong with Rainbow or Cindy.”

Kevin Burke, CEO, Trinity Capital LLC

Greta Gersh, Windward School Graduate and University of Michigan Student

“I worked very closely alongside Cindy Chanin during the college application process and am able to say that my experience was truly amazing. After countless hours of hard work and dedication on both ends, we were able to create a beautiful personal narrative, a collegiate resume, and school specific supplemental pieces etc. Cindy was the an incredibly supportive and inspiring mentor through this process and without her endless guidance and wisdom I would not have been able to acquire the incredible results that I did. Cindy was exceedingly professional, responsive, and punctual throughout my time with her. I cannot imagine what the college application process would have looked like without Cindy in the picture, she was my hero, and I’m so grateful to have met her as someone I look forward to having in my life, beyond.”

Greta Gersh, Windward School Graduate and University of Michigan Student

Jessica Burgess, Graham High School in Texas Graduate and USC School of Dramatic Arts Student

“Cindy is an absolute visionary. I am a senior in high school, and I met Cindy a few months before I began this school year. My strengths academically are mainly in reading, writing, social studies, and philosophy, but Cindy has enhanced my knowledge and appreciation for mathematics, science, and my capabilities in problem solving as a whole. When I first met Cindy, I was in desperate need of a math tutor, but what I received was more than I could have ever imagined. Aside from her outstanding mathematical capabilities, Cindy has served as my mentor, ultimate problem solver, entrepreneurial guru, and ultimate inspiration throughout my college prep and application process.

As a fellow performer, and actress, Cindy also has helped me explore my passion for theatre, and expand it to become a flourishing intrigue with anthropology, psychology, and motivational speaking. She is literally the reason that I am now travelling as a motivational speaker/ Body Positive facilitator to youth, ranging from middle school to high school. In offering her invaluable time, ambitious mindset, and incredibly compassionate demeanor, she has allowed me to find my true passions, and encourage others to do the same.

Furthermore, Cindy is beyond this world amazing. Whether to call her an angel, an oracle, a goddess, a reincarnated Albert Einstein, or any other form of awe, I am not worthy to concretely say. However, I can attest that Cindy has absolutely changed my vision for myself and the world around me, my societal views and aspirations, as well as having enhanced my mathematical and test taking capabilities.

Truly, Cindy is the most wonderful, kind, creative, talented, and intelligent essence, one could ever hope to meet or aspire to become.”



Jessica Burgess, Graham High School in Texas Graduate and USC School of Dramatic Arts Student

Star Jasper, Larchmont Charter Parent

“Cindy Chanin understands the testing and admission process like no other. She has an extensive professional background and helped us navigate the high school admission process for our daughter, like a Ninja! Cindy invested her time and energy into our daughter and took it upon herself to get to know her. She was able to decipher what kind of learner she was and which of her tutors would be a good fit for her. For the weeks that we worked with Rainbow EDU, Cindy called everyday. She wanted feedback about the tutoring sessions and wanted our daughter to feel confident and empowered. Cindy is a student advocate and coach. Much, much more than a tutor. This is a full-service operation…the real deal. Cindy Chanin…Rainbow EDU…I just lucked out…hope you do too!”

Star Jasper, Larchmont Charter Parent

Corinne Kentor, Columbia Teacher’s College, Yale and New Jewish Community High School Graduate

“Cindy helped me to recognize my own unique spirit and potential, turning the college application process from a daunting and fearsome task into a true journey of self-discovery. With her guidance and inspiration, I was able to articulate the inner workings of my personality and put together a distinctive application that fully encapsulated who I am as a student and person. Thanks to her guidance, all of my efforts were recognized by top tier institutions, including Yale, Stanford, and Wesleyan, which were my top three choices. I am delighted to call Cindy both a mentor and friend; she has inspired me beyond words and helped me embrace my individuality. I can now say that I am heading off for college with a secure sense of self and confidence and that I am fully prepared to share my talents with the larger university community. Cindy not only help me raise my SAT score to a previously unfathomable 2300, but also helped me hone my study skills and writing techniques to fit my learning style. She is a genuine spirit whose unabashed love for learning shines through in her tutoring methods. Her personalized efforts make her an invaluable resource for students of all backgrounds and academic profiles, and her vibrant personality makes her a true friend and inspiration. I cannot thank her enough.”

Corinne Kentor, Columbia Teacher's College, Yale and New Jewish Community High School Graduate

Caroline Wittcoff, Brentwood School, Windward School, and John Thomas Dye School parent

"We are so grateful to be working with Cindy. Her approach to the college admissions process is unique and refreshing. Rather than narrowly focusing on the application process and having my daughter start by learning about a range of colleges, Cindy is first helping my daughter identify and cultivate her interests in a truly authentic way that will not just help her with the college process but will help her throughout her life."

Caroline Wittcoff, Brentwood School, Windward School, and John Thomas Dye School parent

Jennifer Baldacchino, Parent to Gabriella Baldacchino, USC Student/Actor

“Cindy was super helpful with the right questions during our college search. Our family lives on the East Coast, and our daughter hadn’t seriously considered college in Los Angeles. Cindy recommended USC. It wasn’t even on our radar! Cindy gave her a hands-on tour of the campus, and introduced her to the assistant dean of her program. It was like an interview on the spot! We all cried tears of joy when she got into USC. Now, she’s studying in the region where her future career will be, giving her a competitive edge."

Jennifer Baldacchino, Parent to Gabriella Baldacchino, USC Student/Actor