Youth Elevated

Elevating Your High School Experience

We Offer

College Counseling

Planning your high school career to prepare you for college and beyond

College Application & Essay

Guidance in writing your UC, Common Application and Supplemental Essays

Test Preparation

How to best prepare to take the SAT and the ACT

Tutoring & Academic Coaching

Learn how to navigate your classes to maximize your academic potential

Put your high school career on the right track. Start today!

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Your Counselor

Erika Schwartz

College Essay Guru, Tutor, & Test Prep Teacher

Erika entered our life 3 years ago and completely turned my daughter's academic life around. My daughter has become an enthusiastic and inquisitive student. Although shy, she has become extremely resourceful about getting help from teachers and counselors so she can succeed in school, thanks to Erika's encouragement and example. I could go on for hours, but I'll cut to the chase - Erika is worth her weight in gold. She is intelligent, fun, creative and extremely responsible as a personal tutor.

Margaret N.

As October neared of my senior year college applications were coming quick. I was lost in where to start my applications or even choosing what schools to go to. As an only child I was alone in the process and needed help… desperately! I called Erika because I had tutored with her before (went from a C to an A in Spanish). She not only helped me write my essays for college, but she also helped me narrow down colleges to choose...

Savannah W.

I really enjoyed your personal statement!

Handwritten note on acceptance letter by the Dean of Admissions

Thank you so much for your help on my college apps. I could never have done them without your constant support and encouragement of your honest commentary. I really appreciate it!

Tiffany T.

"Oh, by the way I got into Caltech and UChicago on early action ;) 100% acceptance so far! Thanks for everything"


I just wanted to update you on where I got accepted! I was accepted to UCI (Honors Program), UC Davis (Scholarship and Honors), UC Santa Barbara (Regents Scholarship), UCSD, UCLA, UC Berkeley (Semifinalist for the Leadership Scholarship), and Rice with the Trustee Scholarship (18 grand per year). I was also waitlisted to Johns Hopkins. I am very excited and am in the process of making a decision between Rice, UCLA, and Berkeley. Once again, I want to thank you for all your help. I really appreciate it!

Michael P.

"I just wanted to let you know that I got a 2400 on the October SAT :) Thank you so much for your help and advice! It helped me tremendously!"


"I received my SAT scores from the Oct test today and I just wanted to thank you for helping me improve my score. I managed to get an 800 on the Critical Reading section and I just wanted to say how thankful I am for your help."



Everything you can do to ready your mind and body the week before your upcoming test!

Keep yourself on track as you transition into your senior year.

Contact & Faq

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Can you work with students of any ages? + -

Yes. While most of our students are in high school, we are able to work with students in college, middle and elementary school. With younger students, we focus on building important academic foundations and habits.

Reach out to us anyway! We can tutor in several more less popular subjects not listed on our site and if for some reason we can’t, we have a large network of people who can!

We are sometimes able to accommodate in-home tutoring with an additional fee. Inquire within!

This might be one of best times to review your high school plan! We can explore the school/club/internship opportunities you may not have on your radar. Also, it’s never too early to start your preliminary college list and pre-plan your college essay topics.. Let us help you maximize your potential!