I got into an Ivy League veterinary school with the help of Scott Doty!
When I saw on my vet school applications that I had three general essays and multiple essays per school, I was overwhelmed. I was afraid that having someone help would deter myself from writing what I actually felt. When I first met Scott, he asked me tons of questions on what exactly interested me, and why I felt I was a strong candidate for vet school. Even in our first session, Scott easily got me to feel proud and honest about myself, and with that, I knew I wanted to work with him. Over the entirety of last summer, Scott and I worked together on my essays. We would first approach the essay by brain storming. I actually had fun talking about how I could craft my ideas into organized writing. Scott was honest, but never discouraging, and he helped me find exactly what it was that made me a sellable candidate. My essays were absolutely awesome. My time with Scott was beneficial in many ways. Other than sending off great essays, I learned how to sell myself as a student, how to write with confidence, and how to stay positive in what was a very long, difficult application process. I can’t thank Scott enough for making me more confident in myself. I truly believe Scott is one of the best writers and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met. I am going to Cornell in the fall. Thanks Scott!
Matt Delaney Review
Scott is truly the best in his field. His sense of passion is unmatchable, and his extensive knowledge of test-prep, college essays, and college applications makes him a multifaceted coach that can add valuable insight every step of the way. After working with Scott, I saw immense improvement in my ACT and eventually, an acceptance to Cornell University. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone who is hoping to work with the best coach in the field.
Recommended Scott to everyone I know
Scott knows the admissions process like the back of his hand and not only made the expectations of admissions counselors clear and simple for me, but he humanized the process of applying in general, making it far less painful than its reputation suggests. With Scott’s help, I was finished with all of my applications before senior year even started, and we took the process step by step so it was never once overwhelming. Scott was lovely to be around and I couldn’t have asked for better advice in writing my essays or locating my dream school.
Helped me not only with testing but also with managing my junior year
Without Scott’s help, I would have not done nearly as well on the ACT as I did. He helped me learn the vital knowledge I needed to posses for the test and gave me tips and tricks along the way that overall helped me become a better test taker. Scott also helped me manage my time and classes throughout junior year. Together we came up with a schedule that helped me avoid becoming super overwhelmed with my schoolwork, ACT studying, and extracurricular activities. He constantly pushed me to produce better and better results while simultaneously celebrating the small victories of things such as a good practice test score, understanding of a difficult math concept, memorization of a grammar rule,etc. along the way.
Getting into US college from abroad and with scholarships!
Our son was doing the IB program in Costa Rica and we had no idea about the college admissions process in the US. Scott walked Luca and us through each step and managed to get a busy teen to comply with every deadline in another country. In the end, Luca was offered 9 scholarships to choose from thanks to how his story and potential were truly brought to the front by a great tutor!
In started with scott just prior to the pandemic last February and he was super flexible about locations and times to meet. Even when quarantine began we met via zoom, phone call, and google meet once a week. Despite the lack of in-person interaction, Scott still helped me achieve my goals of getting accepted into some of my top schools!
Insightful, Honest and Amazing Expert Guidance for My Law School Application Materials
I sought out Scott’s expert instruction and guidance regarding my law school application materials – specifically my personal statement and résumé. We worked very closely as I crafted my personal statement where I shared several drafts with Scott over a two-week period as he provided valuable, constructive and candid feedback concerning the content, organization and overall messaging all while ensuring my voice and authentic story never seized to shine through. His direction was vital during such a stressful application cycle and his adept knowledge helped me produce both a personal statement and résumé I was extremely proud to attach to my application. I ended up earning admission to a majority of the law schools I applied to and can say with certainty that Scott’s services played an important role in this favorable outcome.
Excellent Test Prep From A Great Mentor
I worked with Scott Doty summer before my junior year of high school. With Scott’s help my ACT score skyrocketed. He was diligent in covering all essential parts of the ACT. He took note of the areas I struggled in and focused deeply on improving my weaknesses. My biggest struggle was English. Although I needed improvement in my grammar skills, Scott spent hours of time teaching me the content and ensuring I knew the material thoroughly. Scott’s approach is unique and effective. It is personalized to focus on areas of improvement. His teaching goes beyond content into test tips and tricks. Little did I know taking a cold shower before my exam would make such a difference. Scott is personable and encouraging. His strategy improved my test confidence, making me feel prepared. With an excellent ACT score, thanks to Scott’s mentorship, I am now attending Kenyon College. As a college student I still continue to implement Scott’s “Rules of Game Day” before exams. Scott and I have continued to maintain contact with each other. He will always be a mentor to me.
Scott Doty and his Brainstorm center are truly wonderful! The simulated SAT and ACT prep tests they offer each weekend are a terrific way to help students prepare for and accurately focus on the areas they need to review before they formally take their tests. Scott is incredibly kind and knowledgeable about all aspects of the college application process. I highly recommend Scott and Brainstorm to anyone for all of their college prep needs!