Sarah graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude with an Honors English degree from Bates. After taking her Fulbright Scholarship to teach ESL in the Czech Republic, she began her Masters of Arts in Teaching at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.
Rohan is currently undertaking a PhD in Sustainable Urban Development at Oxford University. He holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of St. Andrews, Scotland; a Master's in International Affairs from SciencesPo Paris; and a Master's in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Dmitry studied French, German, and Political Science at Middlebury College, graduating magna cum laude and a Dana Scholar. Three semesters studying abroad in Paris and Berlin solidified his lifelong love of Europe. Subsequently, he completed a Master’s in Development Economics at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Wyatt holds an AB from Kenyon College and an MA from NYU, both in English. He's currently a PhD student in Harvard's English department.
Simran is pursuing a combined MD/PhD in the Harvard-MIT MD program and Immunology PhD program. Previously, she was a research technician at Fred Hutch, where she helped design novel protein-based cancer therapeutics and a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine.
Siraj graduated from UCLA with a 4.0 GPA, earning a BS in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. He is currently back in the Bay Area, teaching high school biology and conducting medical education research.
Emily is a PhD candidate at Columbia University in Religious Studies. She teaches Western and East Asian philosophy classes at SUNY Purchase, where she earned her BA in philosophy.
Pooja studied Cell and Molecular Biology at Cornell University, graduating summa cum laude with Distinction in Research. During her senior year, she was awarded the Academic Excellence Award, which recognizes the top two scholars in the Biological Sciences major.
Tara graduated summa cum laude from Tufts University with a degree in Biology. She's presently a dental student at Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Jen is pursuing her DMD degree at Harvard School of Dental Medicine; she plans to serve in the Navy after her time at HSDM through the Health Professions Scholarship Program.
"Ellen has been my rock through my medical school application process. She is the most focused and compassionate coach I have ever had the pleasure to work with; she knows how to identify and address your specific needs, and work with you to find your voice and use your resources in the most effective way. In a journey that is complicated and often discouraging, Ellen streamlines the experience and makes it not only doable, but fun. She is particularly good at strategy: helping you parse your experiences and thoughts into a narrative that truly represents you. I wish that I'd come into contact with her sooner. Her services are worth every penny. I couldn't have done this without her. If you're thinking about working with a consultant for your medical school applications, she is an extraordinary person to reach out to and you will be glad you did!" (Julia, MD Admissions)
"Ellen was really helpful at explaining concepts and creating a plan where I was able to go through all of the material and then have plenty of time to practice test. We always stayed really focused and got tons of information covered! I always left my sessions feeling so much better prepared. I was nervous about getting a tutor, and Ellen made it so easy! After all of our work together I walked into the MCAT feeling more confident than I ever could've imagined. After this I would absolutely recommend this to someone else. I am so glad I got a tutor and I think Ellen was a truly great match! Score went from 501 to 511." (Lindsay, MCAT)
"Ellen was SO patient, and provided me with an abundance of very helpful resources that I wouldn't have had access to otherwise. Ellen always accommodated to what I was struggling with and was very flexible in that way of meeting my needs and working to best help me succeed. Cambridge Coaching admin staff were wonderful. Very attentive, easy to work with and easy to speak with someone if I needed to. Score went from 500 to 514." (Rebecca, MCAT)
"Ellen was instrumental in my receiving several interviews and acceptances to medical school. Through her coaching, she taught me skills that took my personal statement and secondary applications from quite boring to pieces of writing to essays that I am genuinely proud of. She also sat down with me for serious mock interviews—asking me some tough questions, too—and then went over in detail a multitude of things I could improve on, such as little vocal quirks I had never noticed that I do when I get nervous. When the real interviews came, I felt more than prepared. She was very flexible with my erratic schedule and super responsive to any emails or questions I sent her. Her compassion, kindness, intelligence, and expertise made this stressful, discouraging process much easier. I cannot recommend Ellen enough!" (Sarah, MD Admissions)
"Ellen was amazing to work with! I came in feeling uneasy about the amount of material on the exam, but Ellen broke it down in a way that was manageable and very helpful. She has an ability to make even the most difficult concepts easy to understand and provided me with useful explanations and visual aids that really helped me master the content. She was extremely flexible with my schedule and during our sessions she was patient, attentive, and incredibly supportive. It is so clear that she cares about the success of her students and I am so glad I got the chance to work with her." (Marisa, MCAT)
"Ellen helped fill in my gaps in knowledge and gave me good test taking strategies. She was fully ready to make any changes to our schedule if I wanted to work on something different or if I picked up a topic really quick and we had extra time. Cambridge coaching is great because it feels more personal and specialized. The staff are responsive to all students needs and really do want you to succeed. It's not just about the money to them like it is for other test prep companies. If I were to study for the MCAT again I would choose to get a tutor again. The personalized help was great. Score went from 504 to 515." (Megan, MCAT)
"Ellen has been an amazing coach and mentor throughout the MD application process. She is smart, kind and easy to talk to. She has made me feel very comfortable sharing my story. Ellen has helped me craft essays that I feel truly represent me and my desire to pursue medicine. As a first generation college student, Ellen has shared so much with me about applying to medical school and what to expect later on. I could not have done this without her help. From primaries to secondaries to interviews, Ellen has helped me every step of the way. Ellen is a wonderful person and coach. She identifies where her student’s needs help and challenges them to improve. My experience with her has been wonderful and I would recommend her services to anyone who is applying to medical school." (Anita, MD Admissions)