• THINKING OF APPLYING TO A UK OR AMERICAN UNIVERSITY?

    Our highly experienced mentors are standing by to help you every step of the way

  • About us

    VC Consultants was founded in 2012 to provide a highly tailored mentoring and guidance service for international students hoping to attend university in the UK or the USA.

     

    Over the past decade, Victoria Clarke (Brown University, class of 2005) has helped several hundred students and their families through the UK and American university application process, with a high rate of success. During that time, Victoria has assembled a select team of super tutors - all career educators of many years experience - to provide students with unparalleled advice and support at a critical time on their journey to higher education.

     

    In 2016, VC Consultants forged an exciting partnership with Oppidan Education to expand its UK university offering, thus providing students wishing to apply to both the UK and US with a specialist in each region's distinct university application process.


    We know that each student's journey to university is unique and exciting, but also at times stressful. Unlike some bigger agencies who might be working with hundreds (or even thousands) of students at any one time, we never work with more than 20. This allows us to provide our students and families with a renowned quality of service, allowing us to operate solely on a word of mouth basis. If you are reading this now, chances are you know someone who has loved working with us.

  • Our Services

     

    For US university admissions:

    • Providing professional tutors for all areas of required Standardized Testing for undergraduate and graduate applications (SAT/ACT/GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS)
    • Advising families on a thorough investigation of college choice and what to expect when applying
    • Organising, managing and attending tours of colleges as required
    • Regularly liaising with students while developing their applicant profile, giving advice on extra-curricular endeavors, demonstrating leadership, and other qualities that will make them stand out as applicants
    • Assisting and managing all aspects of the application process, both undergraduate and graduate - from target university short lists, application essays, teacher recommendations, transcripts, CVs and interviews
    • Managing all administrative elements such as transcripts, score sending, finance forms
    • Facilitating and managing visa applications as required
    • Mentoring through first year at university as required
    • Intensive weekend/week long boot camps for the SAT/ACT

    For UK university admissions:

    • Organising, managing and accompanying students on open days
    • University and course selection, resulting in final five for UCAS application
    • IELTS/TOEFL tuition programme as required
    • Preparing applications for Foundation programmes as required
    • Separate Oxbridge mentoring and interview preparation as required
    • Personal statement assistance
    • Liaising with student's home school regarding transcripts, translations and all associated administration
    • Mentoring through Foundation or first year as as required
    • Facilitating and managing visa applications as required

     

    Although we are equally comfortable helping native English speakers, our team have specific experience helping students for whom English is not their first language. Progress reports are available in a language of your choice.

  • Our record

    VC students have gained admission to the following institutions:

     

    USA

    American University

    American University in Paris

    Bard University

    Berkeley (University of California)

    Boston College

    Boston University

    Brown University

    Chapman University

    College of William and Mary

    Columbia University

    Cornell University

    Dartmouth College

    Duke University

    Florida Gold Coast University

    Fordham University

    George Washington University

    Georgetown University

    Harvard University

    Lander University

    Loyola Marymount University

    McGill University (Canada)

    Morehead-Cain Scholarship, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    New York University

    Northeastern University

    Northwestern University

    Notre Dame University

    NYU (Tisch School of the Arts)

    Occidental College

    Pace University (scholarship)

    Pepperdine University

    Princeton University

    Rice University

    School of Foreign Service at Georgetown

    Stanford University

    Tufts University

    University of California, San Diego

    University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    University of Miami

    University of Michigan

    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

    University of Pennsylvania

    University of Richmond

    University of San Franscisco (scholarship)

    University of Southern California (USC)

    University of Virginia (UVA)

    Villanova University

    Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania

    Yale University

     

    UK

    (via Oppidan Education and VC Consultants)

    Oxford University

    Cambridge University

    Durham University

    St. Andrew’s University

    Exeter University

    Bristol University

    University College, London

    Imperial College, London

    City University

    Bath University

    Manchester University

    Cardiff University

    Edinburgh University

    Queen Margaret University

    Surrey University

    Lancaster University

    Westminster University

    Warwick University

    Leeds University

     

  • TESTIMONIALS

    Letting our students speak for themselves

    FJB (US university)

    Victoria stepped up and has been supreme from the outset and I really could not have asked for a better tutor. Her lessons have always been something I looked forward to every week and I would always come out more confident, with everything consolidated. She was always punctual and extremely flexible with time and location - something which I really appreciated. Victoria has been absolutely phenomenal on the application essay front and although it has been a real labour of love getting my three main essays to where they are now (with lots of tweaking and polishing the corners), I am so pleased for all the time we spent making them perfect. I am absolutely delighted with the end product and I am confident that they will stand me in very good stead. The fact that Victoria remained committed and interested, despite having probably read the essays hundreds of times, is testament to her tutoring expertise. Of course the essays were only one part of the application. She really did help set me up extremely well on the SAT reasoning and Literature Subject test front, explaining everything clearly and logically. I found the SATs harder to get to grips with (given the American thought path and mindset is rather different to ours) but by the end, Victoria had me firing on all cylinders. And to top it off, all the Common App process was smoothly overseen by Victoria.

    In short, I really could not recommend Victoria more highly: she was always encouraging (but never overly so), warm, kind and really adapted to my needs and I was extremely sad that yesterday was my last session with her, although I sincerely hope that it won't be the last time I see her. A top girl and a top teacher!
     

    DT (father of US university student)

    Thanks so much for all your efforts, as i mentioned to Victoria we would not have thought about Occidental but for her: Flo accepted Early Action non binding at Chapman and just got accepted there as well! We couldn't be more thrilled with all the help and support we received.

     

     

     

     

     

    NAS (UK university)

    Throughout this whole journey of applying to various UK universities, Victoria Clarke has helped me tremendously as a college counsellor, not only with the process of applying, but also helping me figure out my true passions and what I really want to study. She has guided me through the whole process and really helped me mentally prepare myself for what has yet to come. She has also truly become someone I look up to, and has helped me gain and acquired many new skills which I know will help me in the future. Finally, I am thrilled with my personal statement and am confident it was the best it could be.

    HD (UK and US university)

    I really feel I couldn't have done it without you. I am so happy with both my SAT scores and final UCAS and COMMON APP application essays. It was a lot of hard work but I felt supported every step of the way and am hugely proud of all my applications. Fingers crossed now!!

    ED (US university)

    Victoria was amazing from the beginning. She was extremely friendly from the start and always got straight to the point which was great for a procrastinator like myself! We worked through the English and reading components of the ACT which she explained very logically and concisely, making the learning much easier. She made some wonderful suggestions for universities I had not even heard of, and when I went on a college tour, Victoria even made me a timetable for my trip! When it got to applying, she helped build my confidence in my writing and motivated me through the complicated and long process that is the Common Application. I would never have gotten my essays to where they were without the hours Victoria spent with me firstly brainstorming then going through the finished piece with a fine comb. I could not have asked for a better tutor, and really could not recommend her highly enough! I’m thrilled to be heading to Dartmouth this summer after being accepted Early Decision!

  • Contact Us

    Victoria Clarke Consultants

    13a Pembridge Gardens

    London

    W2 4EA

    www.vc-consultants.com

     

    London office: 0207 243 2628

    London mobile: +44 7792 385 479

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