Online Academic Tutoring Services

With our online academic tutoring services, our consultants offer tailored instruction to reinforce classroom learning, address individual challenges, and enhance a student’s understanding of a subject — all from the comfort of the student’s own home. No matter where a student might be in the world, our experienced tutors can help them improve their skills in any subject, including math, literature, languages, and much more.

What is Academic Tutoring?

Tutoring at H&C is designed to help students achieve their academic goals, whatever they may be. And no goal is too big to achieve — whether a student just needs help acing a semester of calculus, struggles with essay writing skills, or needs a comprehensive study plan to help them get admitted to the school of their dreams, we are here to help. Our academic tutors are adept in a variety of subject matters and have experience working with many students over the years. Below are just a few of the things our academic tutoring programs can help you or your student do.

Make a Plan

Feeling overwhelmed by homework and exams? Our academic tutoring program will help students stay on top of deadlines and prepare well in advance of any tests. We can also help students with their academic trajectory for the next few years, including guidance on what classes best suit a student long term.

Learn Study Skills

We teach students study skills that will ensure they can handle any challenge in the classroom for years to come. From time management to memorization techniques, students will walk away from academic tutoring services with a more structured approach to academic success.

Achieve Long-term Goals

No matter what grade a student is in, we can help students think about the bigger picture when it comes to their education. College admissions can be a stressful thought, but by planning and preparing well ahead of time through academic tutoring, students will be well-poised for any academic opportunity in the future.


Our academic tutoring service is designed to provide personalized and effective support for students of all ages and levels. After an initial assessment to identify each student’s strengths and areas for improvement, we match them with an academic tutor who best fits their needs. Our tutors use a variety of instructional techniques and resources to ensure engaging and productive sessions, continuously monitoring progress and adjusting strategies as needed.


Our team of academic tutors consists of highly qualified and experienced professionals dedicated to helping students excel. Each tutor specializes in different subjects and grade levels, ensuring expert guidance across the curriculum. With advanced degrees and extensive teaching experience, our academic tutors bring a wealth of knowledge and proven strategies to their tutoring sessions.

John Klich 

John graduated cum laude from Yale University with a B.S in chemical engineering. Prior to joining H&C Education Consulting, John worked for two years as a college applications consultant at CollegeVine, helping clients to perfect powerful personal narratives and gain admissions to top 30 universities. His clients have also earned acceptance to top 10 programs in disciplines ranging from mechanical engineering to fine art. With an additional six years of independent tutoring experience, John has demonstrated a long-term commitment to teaching and mentorship.

Melissa Lucía Sarmiento

Melissa Lucía Sarmiento graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor of arts in history and minors in German and Latin American studies. She then relocated to Tokyo, Japan, where she began her career as a teacher and consultant. Upon returning to the US, she received her Master of Arts in Teaching from Brown University. 

Melissa has extensive experience as a writing tutor and applications essay counselor. As an undergrad she worked for Cornell’s Knight Writing Center, where she discovered how much she enjoyed helping others find their voice through prose. A teacher at heart, Melissa has tutored multiple AP subjects ranging from World History to English Literature and composition, and has helped students increase their scores in SAT and ACT reading and writing, and SSAT reading.

Mallory Ditchey

Mallory Ditchey is an essay coach and writing expert with 14 years of experience working across the college preparation industry. She was an admissions and financial aid reader for Loyola Marymount University from 2018 to 2021. She taught ACT test prep classes and ran a college application workshop at Areté Preparatory Academy in Los Angeles. She also founded Great Minds Education Consultants, LLC, an educational consulting company based in Los Angeles.

Mallory graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a B.A. in Archaeology. She received her M.A. in Assyriology from Yale University in 2012, and an M.A. in History from Columbia University in 2015, where she taught World History at the undergraduate level. Mallory has a proven track record of assisting students in crafting successful top-tier college application essays and improving their writing skills and reading comprehension.

Meeraj Patel

For over 10 years, Meeraj has worked as a full-time tutor specializing in test prep. With a dual background in English and Engineering, Meeraj is uniquely equipped to assist students with all sections of the test. He graduated from the Rutgers School of Engineering Honors Program in 2010 with a Bachelor’s in Biomedical Engineering and from the University of Denver in 2015 with a Master’s Degree, concentrating in Literature & Creative Writing. He also attended the MFA Program at Brooklyn College on a full ride as the sole recipient in his year of the Kimberly Phillips Boehm Fellowship.

As an instructor and educational consultant, Meeraj worked for multiple high-end test prep companies. He wrote curriculum, developed strategies, trained teachers, led full SAT/ACT classes and workshops, and tutored privately for the SAT, ACT, and GRE. He also tutored students for AP exams and SAT Subject tests in English Literature, Writing/Language Composition, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Algebra I & II, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Calculus and provided help with Essay writing for both high school English and College Admissions.


Our comprehensive academic tutoring programs offer a structured approach to achieving academic goals. These programs encompass a wide range of subjects and are tailored to fit individual learning styles and needs. Designed to promote long-term academic success, our programs integrate consistent support, progress tracking, and continuous feedback, ensuring students reach their full potential.

No goal is too big or too small for our tutors. Schedule a free consultation today to understand what you’re getting when you’re using H&C’s academic tutoring services.


In considering applicants, colleges use a holistic approach and look at all four years of high school—so it’s crucial to start the college preparation process as early as possible. We recommend initiating the application process in the early summer leading into the student’s senior year. This allows adequate time to complete the process.

Applying to college requires hours of research, strategizing, and writing. Most of the students we work with finalize their college lists and all application elements, including personal statements and school-specific supplements, well ahead of deadlines.

Families should also remember that applying during early admissions rounds can significantly increase students’ chances of admission. It’s best to start the application as early as possible to be ready for the early application deadlines in November.

Getting into colleges requires more than good grades and test scores. Our admissions experts will show your family how to maximize the odds of acceptance to your student’s best-fit colleges. From crafting a compelling personal statement, to listing and quantifying each activity on a resume, to choosing the right major, our admissions experts will guide you through this exciting but sometimes daunting process.

Most rising seniors need help scaling up their extracurricular activities or improving their standardized test scores. We can provide leadership coaching or tutoring services to ensure that your student is presented in the best light possible, and address any academic or extracurricular weaknesses.

In 2020, 100% of our Roadmap students and 96% of our application students (clients who came to us in the summer leading to senior year) gained admission into one or more of their three top-choice schools.
We offer a broad range of services and pricing options. We strive to customize a package to fit your specific needs and budget and offer flexible payment options. H&C Education also provides pro bono services to motivated high school students. We encourage all students—not just high achievers—who are looking for admissions guidance to consider our program.