Daniel Berkowitz
He/Him
Daniel Berkowitz

About

PhD in theoretical physics from Yale and lover of philosophy offering comprehensive college consulting services that will make you stand out in the best possible way from the glut of applicants whose essays are filled with empty platitudes, tautologies, and truisms.

Daniel helped students get into:
Columbia UniversityYale University
Duke UniversityBrown University
Johns Hopkins UniversityNorthwestern University
University of MichiganUniversity of California, Berkeley
Columbia University
Yale University
Duke University
Brown University
Johns Hopkins University
Northwestern University
University of Michigan
University of California, Berkeley
Daniel helps with…
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
Transfers
College Interviews
Waitlist & Deferral Assistance
Community College
UC Schools
Common App
Medicine
Law
Trade School & Vocational Pathways
Jobs & Internships
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Graduate School Admissions Counseling
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
K-12 School Placement
Academic Tutoring
Early College Guidance
Academic Advising
New York, NY
7 years of experience
English
New York University – BS | Physics with minor in politics, magna cum laude
Yale University – MS
Yale University – MPhil
Yale University – PhD | Specialized in quantum cosmology and lattice field theory. Wrote two dissertations and 5 papers. Published in journal of Mathematical Physics.
Business
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Anthropology
Education
History
Law
Political Science
International Relations
Communications
Journalism
Film and Photography
Music
Art
Computer Science
Engineering
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Math
Philosophy
Environmental Science
Neuroscience
Cognitive Science
MBA
Creative Writing
Public Policy
Statistics
Special Education
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Dreamers
International Students
Volunteering
STEM
Community Organizing
Community College
Non-Traditional Students
Transfer Students
English Literature
Students with Learning Differences
Graduate Admissions
Medicine
Gifted and Talented Students
LGBTQ+ students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Fighting for what you earned.

🙏
Best piece of advice
Go the extra mile. For example, continue doing research with your adviser after the summer research program is over.

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First job
Physics Tutor

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Dream job
University President

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Favorite book
Maimonides' Guide of The Perplexed

📓
Favorite subject in school
Physics

Favorite after-school activities
Video Games

🎵
Favorite artist
Iron Maiden

📺
Favorite TV show
Cobra Kai

🍴
Favorite food
A5 Olive Wagyu Ribeye

🪄
Hobbies
Reading works of philosophy so I can be better equipped to help clients write essays which will make them standout.

My process

First I'd like to welcome you to my profile and express my appreciation that you have considered me up to this point to guide your loved ones through the circus known as the college admissions process.

My methodology centers around a scholastic and research-oriented approach where I discover the seed of profundity within an applicant's story, and help them express it in its full bloom. In doing so, I strive to ensure that the ideas and themes in their essays are both clear and sufficiently deep, thus enabling them to distinguish themselves from other applicants who have received assistance from other admission consultants.

Once the central themes of my client's Common App essays are established, I assist them in crafting their supplemental essays through that same lens. This ensures that their entire application presents itself as a seamless and organically unified narrative, rather than disjointed responses to individual questions.

Beyond essays, I help clients obtain the most compelling letters of recommendation possible, and if time permits, help them establish contacts with professors which can serve to augment their 'why major' and 'why college' essays. I accomplish the former by identifying in their essays themes and statements which can benefit from external validation from teachers and guidance counselors. For the latter, I stay up to date with the latest peer-reviewed publications and pre-prints of professors who would be good points of contact for my clients, and coach my clients on how to approach these professors in the most intelligent manner possible.

Above all, my primary aim is to demystify the college admissions process for both parents and applicants, offering support and guidance whenever needed throughout the journey. If you have any questions, my inbox is always open.

Packages

Priority (Early Bird Pricing)

15 hours

This package was designed to ensure that your application to your top-choice college, where you plan to apply through Early Decision or Restrictive Early Action, stands out in the highly competitive admissions landscape where admissions consulting services are increasingly common. Although this package is tailored to ensure an applicant's admission to their top-choice college, the included 15 hours can be distributed among as many schools as the client wishes. Extensive assistance is provided in crafting the Common App and supplemental essays. This includes custom-made outlines to simplify the writing process. The package also covers assistance with organizing and editing the activity sheet, as well as interview preparation. If needed, deferral and waitlist support is also included. Upgrades to even more comprehensive packages are available on a pro-rated basis.
$2,500($167/hr)
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Summer Program Package

25 hours

Extensive assistance is provided in crafting your essays for summer enrichment programs. This includes tailor-made outlines to simplify the writing process. The package also covers assistance with organizing and editing your resume, as well as interview preparation.
$3,750($150/hr)
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Reach Schools Package (Early Bird Pricing)

25 hours

Extensive assistance is provided in crafting the Common App and supplemental essays for your reach colleges. This includes tailor-made outlines to simplify the writing process. The package also covers assistance with organizing and editing the activity sheet, as well as interview preparation. If needed, deferral and waitlist support is also included. Upgrades to even more comprehensive packages are available on a pro-rated basis
$4,000($160/hr)
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The Complete Package (Early Bird Pricing)

40 hours

Extensive assistance is provided in crafting the Common App and supplemental essays for up to 12 colleges. This includes tailor-made outlines to simplify the writing process and an unlimited number of edits/revisions. The package also covers assistance with organizing and editing the activity sheet, as well as interview preparation via mock interviews and prepping your resume. If needed, deferral and waitlist support is also included.
$6,000($150/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$215.00 / 60 min

Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.


Essay review

Transfer/Summer Program Essay Editing Services

$50.00 + 10 cents per word
Return time
  • Standard delivery: up to 48 hours
  • Guaranteed fast delivery: get your essay back in as little as: 4 hours +$90.00

Description

I will distill the kernel of wisdom you seek to convey in your essays in a manner that will be clear to the reader, and provide helpful suggestions to augment their profundity. I'm also an expert in trimming. No matter the length of your essays, I'll find a way to edit them to match the word limit while retaining their essence.

Recent reviews

5.0(238 reviews)

“We learned a lot of new information from Daniel and he was very knowledgeable about the college application process and actionable requirements for different tiers in school ranking."

Jovanka C.

“Thank you so much, the essays are perfect. By the way, if I submit a draft in the future, the draft with the correct number of words or 20% more than the requirement of words? which one is better?"

Li R.

“Very helpful advice, through and complete."

David E.
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Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
Join a quick meeting
Let’s chat
Any questions? Let’s hop on a quick call to learn more about your needs in the admissions process and how I can approach them
New York, NY
7 years of experience
English
New York University – BS | Physics with minor in politics, magna cum laude
Yale University – MS
Yale University – MPhil
Yale University – PhD | Specialized in quantum cosmology and lattice field theory. Wrote two dissertations and 5 papers. Published in journal of Mathematical Physics.
Business
Economics
Psychology
Sociology
Anthropology
Education
History
Law
Political Science
International Relations
Communications
Journalism
Film and Photography
Music
Art
Computer Science
Engineering
Physics
Chemistry
Biology
Math
Philosophy
Environmental Science
Neuroscience
Cognitive Science
MBA
Creative Writing
Public Policy
Statistics
Special Education
First-Generation College Students
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Students with ADHD
Dreamers
International Students
Volunteering
STEM
Community Organizing
Community College
Non-Traditional Students
Transfer Students
English Literature
Students with Learning Differences
Graduate Admissions
Medicine
Gifted and Talented Students
LGBTQ+ students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Fighting for what you earned.

🙏
Best piece of advice
Go the extra mile. For example, continue doing research with your adviser after the summer research program is over.

💼
First job
Physics Tutor

💭
Dream job
University President

📚
Favorite book
Maimonides' Guide of The Perplexed

📓
Favorite subject in school
Physics

Favorite after-school activities
Video Games

🎵
Favorite artist
Iron Maiden

📺
Favorite TV show
Cobra Kai

🍴
Favorite food
A5 Olive Wagyu Ribeye

🪄
Hobbies
Reading works of philosophy so I can be better equipped to help clients write essays which will make them standout.
Tips for success
1. Prepare for your first session
Plan out the questions and topics you'd like to discuss. If you'd like to work together in the long term, discuss expectations for each other.