What we offer:
MBA Interview preparation: We will help you to present yourself, your accomplishments and goals in a positive light; to expertly convey what you have to offer, and to express how valuable their MBA program will be for your professional and personal development. Learn about how we can work together on our Intensive MBA Interview Practice page.
MBA essay editing: Working with you as a team, we will refine, strengthen and deliver your story in a clear, concise and powerful essay. Every word counts and each school is different, together we’ll ensure that your essays are on target and exceptional. Read more about our first-rate services on our MBA essay editing services page.
TOEFL and IELTS test score improvement: We have been helping students raise their test scores, often dramatically, for over 9 years. Our program is tailored to fit your specific needs and learning style. Find more detailed information about how we’ll help you increase your test scores on our TOEFL & IELTS training page.
MBA Profile Development: In our view, this is the most important part of the entire MBA application process. Why? If the story you decide to tell, the personal brand you wish to present is weak, it will negatively impact your entire application. Once we’ve agreed on the personal brand you’re going to sell, we let it guide the rest of your application.
Comprehensive package: Includes all of the above, plus assistance in choosing your schools, planning school visits, video preparation, introductions to our clients who are currently attending MBA programs or have recently graduated, and, possibly most importantly, emotional support. This is a long, and at times, very stressful journey. We will be there with you every step of the way to offer technical support, but also to keep you energized and confident.
All of our clients have been accepted to premier MBA programs: 95% in the top 10 globally, 100% in the top 20.
Jesse’s clients have accepted offers from the Harvard Business School (HBS), the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton, MIT – Sloan School of Management, The University of Chicago – Booth School of Business, IE Business School, London Business School, Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management, Oxford University – Saïd Business School, HEC Paris, The University of Texas – McCombs School of Business, NUS Business School, Carnegie Mellon University – Tepper School of Business, and Emory University – Goizueta Business School.
In addition, his students have received and turned down offers from IESE Business School, Yale School of Management, Esade Business School, Dartmouth College – Tuck School of Business, University of Michigan – Ross School of Business, Duke University – Fuqua School of Business, Cornell University – Johnson Graduate School of Management, University of Virginia – Darden School of Business, University of Texas at Austin – McCombs School of Business, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business, HKUST Business School, and most of the remaining top programs.
Before concentrating on helping his clients achieve their ultimate MBA acceptance goals, Jesse worked in various rewarding and enriching positions teaching English as a foreign language: he taught at one of Thailand’s most prestigious universities, managed a private language school, and developed and lead corporate English training programs with Addisorn, Hess, and Chevron. Before leaving New York City, he founded an arts nonprofit that organized and operated the first citywide open studios program. During his senior year of university, he founded a promotional products firm that became the first in the US to have an interactive e-commerce website which won fortune 500 clients from much larger competitors. Jesse holds a B.A. from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a well renowned American university that admits students before they finish high school.
Teaching English as a foreign language, also known as TEFL or ESL (English as a second language) for the last 9 years, M has helped students secure employment and advance their careers in international corporations such as Microsoft, Oracle, Coke, Hess, Chevron, Yandex, Sberbank and many more. Working closely with her clients, she develops individual programs for each person, often including intensive interview practice, grammar and vocabulary enhancement activities and comprehension improvement. During this time, she also assisted learners in greatly increasing their TOEFL or IELTS scores and getting accepted into the post-graduate program of their choice. M earned her CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) degree from Cambridge University in 2010. Before then, she accumulated a wide variety of writing and editing experience, including creating original copy & editing colleagues’ work for the United States Information Agency (USIA), in Washington D.C. and developing ad copy for a small business servicing corporations such as Walmart, Land O’ Lakes, MCI, and more. She holds a B.A. from Bard College at Simon’s Rock, a prestigious American university that accepts students before they complete high school.
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We have both worked in foreign markets extensively. Our 10 years of experience in the Asian market, and 5 years specifically in the Japanese market, has educated us about the particular challenges facing non-native non-Western MBA applicants. Having learned about Japanese culture, we understand the need to find the perfect balance between presenting you in a way that you are comfortable with and adopting the western approach top MBA programs expect. (M has also been working with Russian clients for the last 5 years.)
How we are different:
Having two us on your team means that you get twice as much experience and assistance. After analyzing and discussing the information you provide to us, we dig deeper, asking you further questions. We don’t just react to your material; we proactively guide and build your optimum MBA persona. Almost everyone overlooks a key part of their story (sometimes because it seems commonplace to them) but we discover this jewel and bring it to the forefront. Often it is very difficult for people to frame their own stories and impressive work can be unintentionally excluded; we guard against this oversight.
All MBA coaches have a checklist of services they offer. However, it’s often the interconnected nature of these distinct activities that go unleveraged and opportunities are squandered. Each component of the process should be carefully considered and used to your advantage. We truly care and we prove it time and time again with quantifiable results.
Who we are:
We are a happily married couple that met and fell in love at university in 1990, at 15 and 16 years old (we earned admission two years before the standard age). Since then we have often worked together while living around the world. We’ve resided in New York City, Mexico, Thailand, Spain, Italy, Tunisia, Albania, Macedonia, and Russia and have traveled to many other fascinating countries. Due to our adventurous lifestyle, our consultations are via Skype. However, if we happen to be in the same city at the same time, we would be delighted to meet in person.
Jesse began his journey into the world of the MBA application process as a test specialist. As he got to know his students, he discovered that many used different consultants that weren’t communicating with one another. Even after essays and resumes had been reviewed and approved by these professionals, he was disappointed to see key information missing and grammatical errors. He began offering essay and resume consultation and interview practice in order to ensure that the people he worked with have the best possible chance of acceptance. He brought in his wife, M, to add another dimension to test and interview preparation and to specialize in MBA essay consultation and editing.
Working as a team, we consult about each client, even if they are only working with one of us. Jesse has more experience overseeing the entire MBA application process and M has more writing and editing expertise. Both have worked extensively in test and interview preparation and preparing clients for specific professional tasks such as presentations, board of director meetings and negotiations.