Further assistance

We hope all the information you need to apply to a US university can be found in our online guide.

Educational consultants and test tutors

Some students and parents seek the bespoke attention of a fee-paying educational consultant or test tutoring service. We have listed some below who adhere to professional good practice.

Several of these have written free-to-access articles on applying to US universities.

Please note the Fulbright Commission does not endorse any product or service.

We encourage you to exercise due diligence and make suitable decisions for your circumstances. EducationUSA advice is free.

A-List Education

A-List Education offers specialist and seamless support for the entire US university application process. Expert tutors—all graduates of top US colleges—prep students for the SAT, ACT and SAT Subject Tests using our proprietary strategies, materials and technology (private tuition and courses). Professional advisors guide clients through every step to admission, including university selection/visits and applications/essays. Our schools team offers SAT/ACT courses and teacher/counsellor training services. Contact us for a free diagnostic test or consultation!

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Advantage Testing

Advantage Testing is widely regarded as the preeminent private tutorial and test preparation service. For over 30 years, we have specialized in preparing students for standardized tests and a full range of academic subjects. We believe that long-term, rigorous preparation allows students to develop the tools necessary for success. We tailor each program to the individual, adapting our tutoring methodologies to our students unique learning needs. AT hires only outstanding instructors with exceptional credentials and scores above the 99.5th percentile in any test that they tutor. Tutors are individually trained in AT’s methods by Directors with decades of experience.

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Anglo-American Tutoring

SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, GMAT and GRE tuition. Instructors are Ivy League graduates each with over 20 years of experience preparing students to take American standardised exams. Private lessons are arranged at convenient times in your home.

Head Tutor: Steve Schwartz

+44 (0)20 8699 3248

Banyan Education

Banyan Educational Consultancy has over twenty years’ experience assisting students to study in the USA. Every year we have successfully helped students gain admission to the most prestigious US/Canadian/UK universities/colleges. Led by Anthony Nemecek (former Director of the US-UK Fulbright Commission (EAS)- author of Uni in the USA (published by the Good Schools Guide), Daniel De Witt, and Bob Patterson (former Director of Admissions-Standford University), we offer unrivalled expertise. Supported by a team of highly skilled specialists to assist students submit the best possible applications, our services include assessment, college selection, application support, essay review, advocacy and staff-accompanied university visits.

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Crimson Education

Crimson Education is a personalised mentoring and education company, with a network of over 2,000 tutors and mentors who are based at or have graduated from top-ranked universities around the world. Our hand-picked team of tutors provide personalised support to each student, including: university admissions consulting, academic tutoring, standardised test preparation, extracurricular and leadership advising, and career mentoring. Crimson students have gained admission to every Ivy league university and other top-ranked universities around the world.

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Dukes US Applications

Dukes US Applications was established by Dr Jon Tabbert in 1995 as the first education consultancy specialising in US admissions in the UK. More than 20 years later, Dr Tabbert and his team have built an outstanding track record of supporting UK and international students to win places at the most prestigious universities in America, such as the famous Ivy League, Stanford, and MIT. Our expert advisers work privately with families to equip them with an in-depth understanding of what will impress Admission Officers at every stage of the application.

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Kaplan Test Prep

Kaplan Test Prep was founded in 1938 and has been preparing students for the SAT® and ACT® using the combined expertise of elite teachers, researchers, curriculum specialists and testing experts. With a personalised approach, Kaplan guides you step-by-step to achieve your best possible score, helping you get into a US university of your choice! Kaplan offers a variety of courses including classroom courses, private tuition, online course options and free practice material.

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The Studyworks

Established in London in 1984, the Studyworks offers SAT and ACT preparation and application essay guidance to students seeking admission to US universities. Our courses prepare students in all aspects of standardised exams including substance, timing, essay writing, and multiple choice strategies and techniques. We offer classroom courses and private tuition both in central London and at: ACS Cobham, Egham & Hillingdon; Downe House; Eton; FSU; Harrodian; Marlborough; and TASIS.


+44 (0)207 402 9877

UES Education

UES Education specialises in US university admissions. We work with most top schools in London and the UK. Our experts cover all aspects of the process, from choosing colleges, to writing the essays and getting accepted, as well as private tuition and group courses for the SAT, ACT, Subject Tests, GRE and GMAT admissions tests. We provide a flexible, personal service for those who want the best possible US college support in the UK and Europe.

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