Reuben Stern
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Reuben Stern

About

Hi, I'm Reuben! I graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University, and then received my master's of music in orchestral conducting at the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory. For years, I have played bassoon in many orchestras, including the National Youth Orchestra of the USA and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra. I was music director of the Harvard Bach Society Orchestra and have conducted the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. I have done research in mat...

Boston
4 years of experience
Harvard University – BA | Mathematics with a minor in musc
Johns Hopkins University – MA | Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting
Math
Music
Gifted and Talented Students
STEM
Reuben helped students get into:
Wellesley CollegeJohns Hopkins UniversityHarvard University
Wellesley College
Johns Hopkins University
Harvard University
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Packages

ACT Test Prep

10 hours

For families looking for help preparing to take the ACT.

$1,200($120/hr)

Starter

10 hours

For families looking for help with a few key parts of the application process.
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$1,000($100/hr)

SAT Test Prep

10 hours

For families looking for help preparing to take the SAT.

$1,200($120/hr)

Success

25 hours

For families looking for more continuous support across the admissions process.
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$2,375($95/hr)

Comprehensive

40 hours

For families looking for comprehensive support across the entire admissions process.
Save 18%

$3,600($90/hr)

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$110.00 / 60 min
Set a focus for each session or get help with any aspect of the admissions process.

Essay Brainstorming

$85.00 / 45 min
Let's start thinking about your college essay(s)!

Beef up or slim down (your school list)

$110.00 / 60 min
Do you have too many or too few schools on your list? This is where I can help!

Live Essay Revision and Editing

$175.00 / 90 min
Bring a draft of your essay and we will go through it together.

Interview Preparation

$175.00 / 90 min
Figure out how to ace the college interview!

Interview Practice

$220.00 / 120 min
We will do a full practice interview and then go over what you did well and what you can improve on!

Essay review

Full Review

$20.00 + 9 cents per word
Estimated return time: 24 hours
  • Review your profile and the information provided
  • Review your essay draft
  • Offer detailed guidance for refining your essay topic and structure
  • Leave in-document feedback and changes
  • Correct grammar and punctuation (if applicable)
  • Provide a set of clear actionable next steps

Reuben’s most recent videos

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Recent reviews

5.0(2 reviews)

“We are all very excited about the opportunity for Grace to receive targeted help in the specific area (math) that is holding her back—impressed with Mr. Stern's general knowledge of the school admissions process and his advice on how Grace can best prepare to improve her score. Enjoyed the session and am optimistic about the potential working relationship for Grace."

Andrea G.