Kevin Dupont
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Kevin Dupont
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About

Hello, Hola, Ola, Bonjour, Marhaban! My name is Kevin and I am a counsellor based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. My specialties in college counseling include essay writing, applying to the Ivy Leagues, college list and major application strategy, student-athlete recruitment, and applying to international universities beyond the U.S. - but I can do it all! My work in higher education began when I was reviewing applications at Tufts University during Graduate school. After two years in this role, I began guiding students toward understanding their own pathways to admission, including acceptances to esteemed universities such as: MIT, Stanford, Princeton, Yale, Cornell, Georgetown, the University of Chicago, Brown University, Carnegie Mellon University, McGill University, Emory University, Tufts University, and countless others. I can also share my insights with you about the admissions officers' side of things from when I worked in the admissions offices at Cornell, the University of Ca...

Kevin helped students get into:
University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Tufts UniversityCornell University
Brandeis UniversityMiddlebury College
University of VirginiaUniversity of California, Santa Cruz
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
Tufts University
Cornell University
Brandeis University
Middlebury College
University of Virginia
University of California, Santa Cruz
Kevin helps with…
Majors & Careers
Extracurriculars
Building a School List
UC Schools
Common App
Medicine
Athletic Recruiting
Art & Music Portfolios
Highly Selective College Admissions
High School Course Selection
College Applications & Essays
Admissions Timeline
School-Specific Supplemental Essays
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7 years of experience
Brandeis University – BA | Double major in Anthropology and International & Global Studies
University of California, Los Angeles – Cert | College Counseling
University of Pennsylvania – Cert | International Student Advising
Tufts University – MA | Law & Diplomacy
IECA | HECA | ASCA | International ACAC
Political Science
Computer Science
Engineering
Athletics
STEM
International Students
Medicine
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Goofy, analytical, athletic, calm, introverted

🙏
Best piece of advice
There is a place for everyone, you just need to find it

💼
First job
Front Desk Receptionist

💭
Dream job
Professional tennis umpire

📚
Favorite book
Dune

📓
Favorite subject in school
Languages

Favorite after-school activities
Tennis, music, driving

🎵
Favorite artist
One Republic

📺
Favorite TV show
For All Mankind

🍴
Favorite food
Pasta

🪄
Hobbies
Padel, tennis, going to the beach, playing with my dog

My process

I enjoy meeting students via Zoom for whatever application support that they require, whether it be extracurricular/school list strategy, essay writing, Common App support, or all of the aforementioned!

Packages

University Admission Analysis Report

2 hours

This personalized report provides students with a clear evaluation of how their application is presented from the current moment, with live feedback from a Former Admissions Officer about the strongest, and weakest, applications.
$685($343/hr)

Read Between the Lines

3 hours

Includes a live, comprehensive application review of three applications for a student with constructive feedback, just as an admissions officer would do! Students may add additional hours onto this package if necessary.
$1,151($384/hr)

Yay Sports!

8 hours

Supports student-athletes as they consider being recruited for NCAA athletics; cannot guarantee formal recruitment!; Factors in 8 sessions of recruiting strategy, program identification, material creation, and competition scheduling/planning that best supports recruitment timeline
$3,050($381/hr)

I've Got a Plan

20 hours

Consists of 10 structured meetings according to the major application themes - Personal Statement, Activities List, supplemental essays, etc Additional time of 5 hours will be allocated for counselor review, overflow times (as needed), university decision/waitlist support, and visa support
$5,754($288/hr)

Just in Time

25 hours

Focuses on the core of student applications to university - Personal Statement, Activities List, supplemental essays, etc; Allocates 25 hours of application work, also includes visa support, interview preparation, and final review assessment; Reserved for students entering their final year of high school study
$9,590($384/hr)

The Early Bird

35 hours

Allocates 35 hours of application that focuses on the core of student preparation to university study in the years prior to application - interest development, summer program identification and application, psychometric assessment, competition selection, standardized testing strategy, etc; Reserved for students who are not in their final year of study
$16,028($458/hr)

Advising hours

College admissions advising

$275.00 / 60 min

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


Before you buy your plane ticket !

$250.00 / 60 min

Guidance how to confirm a place, pay deposits, secure housing, and complete visa applications.


Where am I going??

$250.00 / 60 min

Support with university/program selection.

Essay review

Read me to flith

$500.00 + 0 cents per word
Estimated return time: 43 hours

Description

This is a comprehensive essay review, with annotated feedback from a former Ivy League admissions officer. Live meetings can be purchased at an additional rate (please see Kevin's Marketplace Profile for more information). Maximum essays to be reviewed in this package: 10


Reading is Fundamental!

$85.00 + 0 cents per word
Estimated return time: 43 hours

Description

This package includes the review of two essays of the student's choosing - Personal Statement/supplement or two supplements. Students can purchase multiple packages as they see fit, and live meetings can be purchased at an additional rate (please see Kevin's Marketplace Profile for more information).


The library is officially open

$1,500.00 + 0 cents per word
Estimated return time: 43 hours

Description

This is an unlimited essay package where students can submit all of their university application written materials (Personal Statements, supplements, CV, Activities List, etc.) for review without numeric limitation. This package is for students applying to many schools, with large amounts of application materials.

Recent reviews

3.5(8 reviews)

“Kevin was wonderful to work with. We'd been working with a very basic counselor for the last few months and had put together all of the Essays and Activity Lists for the UC Application. We hired Kevin to put on his application reader/admissions hat to review our app. Thank goodness we found Kevin. He had so many great ideas, fantastic feedback about our essay and how to present our information. Our original app was pretty good but with Kevin's feedback I think we can make it great. I would recommend him to anyone who needs this type of feedback!"

Matt L.

“I don't want to be mean, but Mr. Dupont didn't leave any specific comments on the essay - he just said that it is nice but 'too wordy'. The 'completed essay review' is just as I sent it. I would honestly like my money back - I feel like I paid a lot for nothing. "

Ruxi S.

“Appreciate the comments, which were helful."

Catherine P.
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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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7 years of experience
Brandeis University – BA | Double major in Anthropology and International & Global Studies
University of California, Los Angeles – Cert | College Counseling
University of Pennsylvania – Cert | International Student Advising
Tufts University – MA | Law & Diplomacy
IECA | HECA | ASCA | International ACAC
Political Science
Computer Science
Engineering
Athletics
STEM
International Students
Medicine
Next available sessions
According to your time zone (CUT)
Fun Facts
🖐
Describe yourself in five words
Goofy, analytical, athletic, calm, introverted

🙏
Best piece of advice
There is a place for everyone, you just need to find it

💼
First job
Front Desk Receptionist

💭
Dream job
Professional tennis umpire

📚
Favorite book
Dune

📓
Favorite subject in school
Languages

Favorite after-school activities
Tennis, music, driving

🎵
Favorite artist
One Republic

📺
Favorite TV show
For All Mankind

🍴
Favorite food
Pasta

🪄
Hobbies
Padel, tennis, going to the beach, playing with my dog
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.