Daniel Berkowitz
Daniel Berkowitz
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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
Johns Hopkins UniversityBrown University
Northwestern University
Columbia University
Yale University
Johns Hopkins University
Brown University
Northwestern University
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
Jobs & Internships
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
New York, NY
5 years of experience
English
New York University – BS | Physics
Yale University – MS
Yale University – MPhil
Yale University – PhD | PhD in theoretical physics, specialized in quantum cosmology and lattice field theory
Engineering
Physics
Math
Philosophy
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Gifted and Talented Students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
A student of determinate negation

🙏
Best piece of advice
Allow yourself to be negated in the Hegelian sense.

💼
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
None because I'm working on starting my own businesses hahaha.

My process

I pursue a scholastic and research-oriented approach to college consulting inspired by my experience as a physics PhD student at Yale to help my clients craft original applications which contain insights that are profound enough to stand out amongst the plethora of essays that other consultants have helped in creating. In addition to essays, my services include help in procuring the best letters of recommendation possible that corroborate the main points of my client's essays, help with obtaining scholarships, and help getting them in contact with professors from the colleges that they are applying to. I accomplish this by researching and analyzing the prompts of the common app, supplemental, and scholarship essays in depth and then providing an outline to my clients and going through multiple rounds of edits and refinements with them. After the essays are written I highlight in them what statements and themes can benefit from external corroboration so their recommenders can provide that corroboration. Additionally, I read the recent publication of certain professors at the colleges my clients are applying for and transmit that information back to them in an easy to understand manner so they are in the best position to get in contact with them. I provide additional services as well that I would love to go over with prospective clients in a free consultation.

Packages

Interview Prep

2 hours

Prep for a college interview. Includes two mock interviews, a list of questions you can be asked with recommended answers to them, and a seperate list of questions you should ask your interviewer.
$250($125/hr)

Common App Essay

8 hours

Brainstorming, and providing an outline and unlimited edits for a common app essay. I will continue working with you after the 7.5 hours, free of charge if necessary.
$750($86/hr)
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Supplemental Essay

8 hours

Brainstorming, and providing an outline and unlimited edits for all of the supplemental essays for a particular college. I will continue working with you after the 7.5 hours, free of charge if necessary.
$750($86/hr)
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Regular Decision Package

50 hours

A comprehensive package for ten regular decision colleges. Includes help with writing and editing essays, preparations for interviews, formatting the activity sheet, and much more. It also include waitlist support for any college, if ever needed.
$5,000($100/hr)

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$100.00 / 60 min

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


Essay review

Content Review - Detailed Comments Only

$100.00 + 0 cents per word
Estimated return time: 13 hours

Description

This service can be provided for free for all of your essays if you choose to schedule a free 60 minute consultation with me. A review of the content of your essay, recommended if you are in the rough draft stage. Only comments reviewing the content of your essay will be provided. This review is to determine if the topic, content, and ideas conveyed in your essay are sufficiently developed to stand out from the tens of thousands of other essays admission officers will be reading.

Recent reviews

4.9(14 reviews)

“Daniel provided actionable and unique advice to help make my essays stand out. "

Vishnu S.

“This was a great meeting which cleared out all my questions and helped me understand the approach and possibilities. Daniel understood our needs very well and provided comments and quick suggestions which were highly relevant. "

Serdar Y.

“Dr Daniel was extremely helpful through his very detailed edits and feedback on my supplemental essay for the UW. With a tight deadline, he managed to help me rewrite the whole thing which is so much better than the initial version- couldn't have done it without him. Thank you so much Dr Daniel!"

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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
5 years of experience
English
New York University – BS | Physics
Yale University – MS
Yale University – MPhil
Yale University – PhD | PhD in theoretical physics, specialized in quantum cosmology and lattice field theory
Engineering
Physics
Math
Philosophy
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Gifted and Talented Students
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
A student of determinate negation

🙏
Best piece of advice
Allow yourself to be negated in the Hegelian sense.

💼
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
None because I'm working on starting my own businesses hahaha.
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.