Boram Chris Kim
She/Her
Boram Chris Kim

About

Chris Kim is an Ed-Tech innovator and STEM talent leader. She is passionate about bringing positive disruption to the education system through personalized coaching for 21st-century learning.Chris brings nearly two decades of experience in curriculum design, professional development training, parent engagement, youth leadership development, and college access. She co-founded Excellerate Learning Studio and created a framework based on learning science and a system that collects measurable data to make an informed decision on how to personalize the learning experience for each student. Chris desired to help students and their families more holistically and developed Excellerate’s five-pronged approach: financial readiness; academic readiness; major/career readiness; co/extra-curricular activities support and selection; and college selection and application support. She emphasizes the “right fit” higher education plan to help find the specific place where each unique child will thrive as...

Boram helped students get into:
University of Southern CaliforniaPurdue University
Indiana University BloomingtonIndiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
University of Notre DameCarnegie Mellon University
Lehigh UniversityCase Western Reserve University
University of Southern California
Purdue University
Indiana University Bloomington
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
University of Notre Dame
Carnegie Mellon University
Lehigh University
Case Western Reserve University
Chicago
15 years of experience
HECA
Athletics
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Design
Computer Science
Architecture
Engineering
First-Generation College Students
Students with ADHD
International Students
Community College
Volunteering

My process

1. Analysis + Evaluation
We have extensive evaluation tools and processes to help pinpoint a student’s challenges as well as the strengths on which we can build. Then we evaluate the learning gaps caused over time and outline personalized strategies to address them. We will request you to fill out an intake form with a copy of your transcript.
2. Goal Setting
Our unique process begins with a goal-setting session. When a student can articulate and embrace his/her goals, regardless of their size or importance, they become much easier to attain.
3. Personalized Planning
We create a personalized roadmap for you, including a college roadmap and timeline to reach your goals. We will guide you through every planned step, possible breakdowns & potholes, unexpected detours, and scenic routes along the way.
4. Monitoring + Feedback
We coach your students through the process as planned. We provide a written feedback after every session, and we become your “accountability partner” to maximize support and motivation for your student.

Packages

High School Course Selection and Planning

4 hours

High School course selection and planning - The courses your student selects as a freshman can determine their trajectory throughout high school. Excellerate Learning Studio will work with your student to ensure proper course selection based on your student’s strengths and interests.
$500($125/hr)
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Career Development through Internship

6 hours

Your student will complete a career assessment using an aptitude test and st. Excellerate will assist your student as they start to identify college majors and career interests. After freshman year, students will prepare their resume and interview skills for internships during their HS year.
$900($150/hr)

School List Review & Common App & Essay

17 hours

● School Selection: Our expert college consultants will review your current list and solidify the plan. ● Application Strategy and Timeline: We will work with your student to create a strategy and timeline for the application process. ● Application and Essay: Students will work with writing coaches, specifically trained in the college essay writing process. We will help guide them as they craft a personal statement and activity list.
$2,550($150/hr)

Jr-Sr Comprehensive Package

20 hours

This package will include the following services: ● School Selection: Our expert college consultants will assist with the identification of six to eight right­fit schools for your student. ● Application Strategy and Timeline: We will work with your student to create a strategy and timeline for the application process. This will include identifying key due dates for all components of the application, which is especially important for students who are interested in Early Decision/Early Action schools. If followed appropriately, this will assist your student with timely submissions of their applications. ● Application and Essay: We will work with your student as student as they complete their applications, including the Common App and school-specific ones as much as the time allows. Students will work with writing coaches, specifically trained in the college essay writing process. We will help guide them as they craft a personal statement and activity list.
$3,000($150/hr)

Freshman - Sophomore Comprehensive Package

25 hours

Our comprehensive approach will utilize a combination of group seminars and personal coaching sessions, Excellerate Learning Studio’s college consultant will provide guidance to ensure your student is fully prepared for the college application process in their junior and senior years.
$3,125($125/hr)
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Advising hours

College admissions advising

$150.00 / 60 min

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


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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
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
Chicago
15 years of experience
HECA
Athletics
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Design
Computer Science
Architecture
Engineering
First-Generation College Students
Students with ADHD
International Students
Community College
Volunteering
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.