A Successful Collaborative Approach

Pierre and Ian are leading college and graduate school admissions consultants.  Their expertise in problem solving, in project creation, and in writing and editing comes from their shared experience in business and education.  Together, Ian and Pierre created the Yale Student Business Society, which now boasts one of the largest business communities in the Ivy League.  They taught literature and languages at Yale while pursuing their doctorates.  Most importantly, they have helped students from around the world gain admission to the schools that best fit their interests by creating tailored roadmaps for success in academics and beyond.  Their insights on education and business have been featured by Forbes, U.S. News, CNN, The Washington Post, Reader's Digest, ABC News, NBC News and elsewhere.

Pierre Huguet

CEO & Co-founder, Leadership Development

Pierre decided to create H&C Education with Ian after years of extensive experience in both education and entrepreneurship.  He's a leading college and graduate admissions expert whose advice has been featured on Forbes.com, U.S.News, CNN Business, the Washington Post, ABC News and elsewhere.  He has launched several successful for-profit and non-profit companies.  In 2015, he started and managed his own real estate investment company.  He is also the founding president of the Yale Student Business Society, now the largest non-profit organization focusing on entrepreneurship and management at Yale.  He has served on the board of several business organizations in the Yale community.  Pierre has taught literature to undergraduate students at Yale and has published articles in some of the most prestigious reviews in his field, such as Europe, and has received numerous grants, fellowships, and distinctions throughout his education. 

 

He studied Comparative Literature, Philosophy and Political Science at the University of Montreal and earned his B.A. summa cum laude in Comparative Literature and Philosophy He holds a master’s in Literature from McGill University, and M.A. and M.Phil. degrees from Yale University, where he is a Ph.D. candidate in French literature and cultural history.

Pierre is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

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Ian Curtis

Co-founder, Writing & Academic Development

Ian first became passionate about editorial work and the college application process as a senior in high school, when he landed a job proofreading McGraw Hill SAT Books and editing practice tests.  For the past eleven years, he has been helping students with their personal statements and applications.  He has also worked as an alumni interviewer in the college admissions process.

 

His advice has been featured by Forbes, U.S. News, Reader's Digest, Your Teen Magazine and elsewhere.  He writes extensively on the college essay and application for H&C Insights.

 

Ian is a doctoral candidate at Yale University, where he studies literature and history.  He has received numerous grants, fellowships, and distinctions, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He has presented his research on several Ivy League campuses.  Before beginning his doctorate, he taught high school for two years.  

 

At Yale, he has served on the editorial board of Yale French Studies, and has taught literature to undergraduate students since 2016.  He is a co-founder of the Yale Student Business Society.

Ian is an associate member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA).

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Marc-André Alexandre

Athletic Recruiting Specialist

Marc-André is the athletic recruiting specialist for H&C Education. He holds a B.A. in History of Science and Medicine from Yale University.  An accomplished athlete during his college years and captain of the Varsity Track & Field Team in 2017, he believes in the complete development of young student-athletes, academically and physically.  This last year, Marc-André worked as a Project Manager for Credo, a social impact consulting company, and spent substantial time working in education alongside teachers, professors, non-profit leaders and members of the Québec Ministry of Education.

 

His experience as a successful Ivy League student-athlete, his strategy, and decision-making skills and his passion for education and consulting explain his commitment to offering quality advisory services.

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Marc-André Alexandre

Athletic Recruiting Specialist

Marc-André is the athletic recruiting specialist for H&C Education. He holds a B.A. in History of Science and Medicine from Yale University.  An accomplished athlete during his college years and captain of the Varsity Track & Field Team in 2017, he believes in the complete development of young student-athletes, academically and physically.  This last year, Marc-André worked as a Project Manager for Credo, a social impact consulting company, and spent substantial time working in education alongside teachers, professors, non-profit leaders and members of the Québec Ministry of Education.

 

His experience as a successful Ivy League student-athlete, his strategy, and decision-making skills and his passion for education and consulting explain his commitment to offering quality advisory services.

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Phil Gao

Managing Director, China

Phil graduated from Yale in 2018 with a master's degree in data science and statistics.  Over the past two years he has helped students on their TOEFL and GRE exam prep, essay and personal statement writing, and school selection. He returned to China after graduation to work for a unicorn company as a data scientist. He joined H&C as the Managing Director of the company’s operations in China, to work on market expansion, online content management and customer development. His background in data science informs his approach to educational consulting and his focus on quantifiable results. Phil now lives in Beijing and is excited to help students explore higher education opportunities in North America.

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*Results are based on students whom H&C Education worked with in a comprehensive fashion before and during the formation of H&C Education. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.

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