Why Aureus

Over the last 13 years, Aureus Prep has provided students around the world with unequaled mentoring, college admissions advising and tutoring. Our small firm has become something of an open secret within parent communities around the world because our approach and results are anything but common. This is the result of three factors: our love of students, the quality of our staff and our approach to learning.

Our Staff

We are experts in our field, and our staff is simply without parallel. Ninety-six percent have advanced degrees, all graduated from the most selective universities in the United States, and our admissions experience is unmatched. We have joined together because we are committed to seeing students meet the highest educational aspirations possible, to enriching the educational experience, to instilling a deep ambition to succeed – and most importantly – to ensuring our students are emotionally and psychologically supported.

Our college admissions counselors are amongst the most experienced in the world, having helped students gain admission to the most selective universities. We work one-on-one with each student – often over the long-term – creating a plan based on an individualized approach to best meet each student’s unique interests, needs, and ambitions.

Our Approach

Aureus Prep’s director, Jodi Redmond, is a former graduate student of Harvard University, where she studied under Dr. Howard Gardner (Theory of Multiple Intelligences and “Good Work”) , studied with and performed research under Dr. Shari Tishman and Dr. Steve Seidel at Project Zero and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and was a winner of the BRIDGE Business Enterprise Pitch Competition (joint Harvard Business School and Graduate School of Education social enterprise competition – focus on learning through media).We each learn in unique ways, and one size does not fit all when it comes to academics or the daunting process of college admissions. We have spent the past 13 years catering to each of our students unique needs and preferences, and have fused this into our approach at Aureus. We work in a highly motivating manner with each student, using the best pedagogical and counseling practices tailored to each student’s particular needs. Our director is personally in touch with each of our families and is involved in the educational pathway of every student.

Our Results

The results of our individualized work is best indicated in numbers:
In 2015, 91% of Aureus Prep students were accepted to their first choice colleges, many of which were Ivy League institutions. 93% of Aureus students were accepted to at least one of their top 3 college choices, all of which ranked in the U.S. News and World Report Best Colleges.

Our academic coaching builds confidence, and the in-school results follow from there. There is something to be said for students being tutored and counseled by men and women not terribly older than they are, but with advanced degrees, excellent career tracks, a love of teaching, open communication, and a focus on great success. It is inspirational, and our students are proof.

Working With Us

Our approach of bringing some of the brightest minds together with proven pedagogical theory and outstanding, personalized admissions experience has been superbly affective. We are not a large, corporate firm and our aspiration is to remain discreet and available, taking only a limited number of students each season so that we can focus on who each student is, what their particular needs are, and on nurturing those needs and ambitions. Please feel free to contact us for further information.

Your child is likely on his or her way to great things, and we are confident that Aureus can assist in this leap to the extraordinary.

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Learn more about Aureus Prep expert guidance and how we make a difference. Contact us today!