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Nick Baker, Itacha College and Calabasas High School Graduate

“I just moved into my dorm a couple days ago and already having a blast in Ithaca. I just wanted to thank you for all your help because you are the reason I’m even in college. I really did enjoy working with you even when I wanted to pull my hair out, you were the one to calm me down and get me through it. Couldn’t have done it without you and really wanted to let know that you are a wonderful tutor/person and I wish you the best.”

Nick Baker, Itacha College and Calabasas High School Graduate

Hayley Jones, USC and Santa Monica High School Graduate

“Working with Cindy and Sascha was one of the best experiences of my college application process. As a transfer student, they guided and encouraged me to go beyond my comfort zone to produce amazing essays. Both were very informative, provided quick feedback, and extremely eager to assist me. I would absolutely work with Rainbow again and would recommend them to my friends and siblings who are applying to college!”

Hayley Jones, USC and Santa Monica High School Graduate

Madeline Loef, Marymount and NYU Parent

“My daughter, Aja Bivens, worked with Cindy from her freshmen year through her senior year of high school. With Cindy’s extra guidance and recommendations through the rigors of her academic coursework, Aja was able to do very well throughout her high school years. Each year showed an improvement with her study skills as well as her grades. Cindy was able to teach Aja so that she fully understood her subjects and was confident in taking her tests. Aja also took Cindy’s prep courses for her SAT testing and she began these courses during the second half of her sophomore year and continued until the end of her junior year. Because she started well in advance, she was very prepared for the official SAT testing and was able to improve her scores by over 600 points from where she started. Cindy also worked with Aja to create vivid and poignant personal statements and unique essay supplements that very much set her apart in the college application process. Her applications, along with her excellent SAT scores and a strong GPA, allowed Aja to gain admittance to her dream school, New York University.”

Madeline Loef, Marymount and NYU Parent

Isabel Caro, Cornell University and Brentwood Graduate

“Rainbow was definitely important in my college prep process because the college immersion/mentoring program really helped me to understand the college process and how it works a lot better than I understood it previously. Of course, the writing workshops and time spent brainstorming topics for the application essays were key. I enjoyed being able to discuss ideas, share stories about myself, and talk about our opinions on the college process with other students. It helped give me different perspectives and it made the program fun and social as well. Paving allowed me to realize that it’s important to find a college that’s a good fit rather than choosing a college because it has a big name. Paving also gave me the tools to find the pros and cons of schools in order to make that choice. I found it important to have the program mentors get to know me so they could give input on what colleges they thought would be a good fit for me. Most essentially of all, Paving highlighted my best qualities and showed me how to emphasize them to colleges.”

Isabel Caro, Cornell University and Brentwood Graduate

Karen Rappaport, Cal and Santa Monica High School Parent and Girl Scout Troop Leader, Former Admissions Director for Amhsi Teen Study Abroad Program

“I want to give my highest personal recommendation to Rainbow for their individualized and personal attention to their students and for their commitment to overall “guidance.” I researched all of the centers and spoke to many of the prep centers and private tutors. The SAT class Aliza took far exceeded my expectations. I am happy to speak to anyone from SAMOHI who may be interested in Rainbow.”

Karen Rappaport, Cal and Santa Monica High School Parent and Girl Scout Troop Leader, Former Admissions Director for Amhsi Teen Study Abroad Program

Noa P., Wildwood School Graduate

“My test-taking skills were poor from the get go. However, after taking an SAT course with Rainbow, I had learned so many tricks to the SAT, improved in timing, and obtained a better sense of how to study for the exam. None of this would have been possible without guidance from Cindy and my SAT teachers. Their teaching methods were creative, helpful, and genuinely fun! I now feel much more confident in my ability to take a test.”

Noa P., Wildwood School Graduate

Alexis Huron, Marymount High School Graduate

“For the couple of months I have been tutoring with Cindy, not only have my grades gone up in biology and math, but the confidence I have in myself has increased. A few months ago I would never have thought that I could achieve any of the things that I have so far. Cindy has helped me gain confidence in math, which has always been a subject that I never felt I could excel in. My test average has raised a whole letter grade and the lessons I am learning in class have become easier for me to comprehend. Cindy is such a down-to-earth person who cares so much about the success of her students. Going to Cindy has been a great experience for me. I am extremely grateful for all the time and effort Cindy has made on my behalf so I can do better in school.”

Alexis Huron, Marymount High School Graduate

Allie Burke, William & Mary and Louisville High School Graduate

“Working with Rainbow has been one of the best and most worthwhile experiences of my life. Cindy and her team offer more than just tutoring; they are role models, leaders, and mentors. Not only did they go out of their way to help me raise my SAT score; perfect my college apps; and build a professional, impressive portfolio for myself; but they also helped me realize my potential, goals, and discover my true self. With Rainbow’s help, goals I never thought I could achieve are now likely attainable and conceivable. I believe without a doubt I would not be where I am today without their tremendous support and inspiration. There is definitely a pot of gold at the end of this Rainbow!”

Allie Burke, William & Mary and Louisville High School Graduate

Elkin Antoniou, Marymount High School Parent

“Cindy has an honest passion to understand the strengths and needs of each child she tutors. Her approach to the college application process is personal, holistic, effective, and identity building. My daughter’s ability as a writer and her potential as a human being has been beautifully nurtured with care and excellence by Cindy and her team.”

Elkin Antoniou, Marymount High School Parent