성공 story

하버드대와 스탠포드대, 예일대, 콜럼비아대, 듀크대를 포함한 미국내 우수한 명문대 입학을 HS2 Academy의 도움으로 합격한 학생은 무수히 많습니다. 사생활 보호요청에 의해 모든 학생의 성공을 열거 할 수 없지만, HS2학원의 도움에 감사하는 글을 아래에서 확인하실 수 있습니다. 그들은 우리학원의 진학상담 프로그램과 입시준비수업의 유효함과 효력을 경험했습니다.

BRYAN HUANG, ACCEPTED TO NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY EARLY DECISION

“Before meeting with my HS2 counselor, I was extremely low in confidence and had no idea what next step to take. I was very anxious about not getting into any good colleges. Luckily, I had the HS2 counseling team supporting me when I needed help, offering me innovative ideas for a better college application. People at HS2 are so friendly and motivating, always easing my stress by being cool and effective. In short, I have had a really great time with HS2, one that I will always find memorable. With help from HS2, I completed and received my acceptance for Northwestern University by Early Decision. HS2 has helped me gain a huge amount of self-confidence, both socially and academically, and I will never again doubt myself. I always remind myself that HS2 has trained me well. Thank you HS2!”

B.S., ACCEPTED TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY, YALE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, CALTECH, MIT, UCLA, SAT I = 2360

“Thank you HS2 for ALL the time you’ve put in to help me get into the colleges I’ve always dreamed of. My counselor at HS2 has kept me organized, aware of deadlines, and helped me display my full potential to the top colleges I’ve applied to. Without her help I would be nowhere near where I am today. Go HS2!”

CHUNG-JEN CHEN, ACCEPTED TO YALE UNIVERSITY

“Yes, you guys get TWO thumbs up. Everyone at HS2 was extremely helpful, helping me with my essays even until 1:00 in the morning (Thanks Terri Ann, sorry for those late-night meetings!) Even though Terri Ann was my assigned counselor, several other counselors helped with my essays. The care and time that they put into reading my essays was simply astounding. The counselors really cared about my future, making sure that the colleges I applied to were the best choice for me. But they were accommodating towards my opinions on my essays also, allowing me to keep certain parts of my essays that I had wanted. Thank you, HS2!”

LARRY FAN, ACCEPTED TO WHARTON BUSINESS SCHOOL (U PENN) EARLY DECISION, SAT I = 2300

“HS2 has helped me accomplish things that I could only dream of 2 years ago. It is an absolute lifesaver. I joined HS2 during the end of my sophomore year through the 3-in-1 program, which allowed me to not only benefit from the counseling, but also take SAT classes and enroll in an unlimited number of SAT II prep classes and AP prep classes. The teachers here helped me raise my SAT score from 1900 to 2300 through the summer SAT course, and at the same time, HS2’s Math IIC course helped me earn an 800 as well as a 760 on SAT II US History.  The counselors here are very knowledgeable and dedicated. Through my counselor, I was able to take the best courses at my high school, attend a summer program at my dream school, perfect my college application and essays, and prepare for interviews. All in all, HS2 helped shape me to become an attractive candidate for prestigious universities. My dream school, the Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, recently admitted me. I could not have accomplished this feat without the help of all the counselors, teachers, and staff at HS2.”

BRIAN KIM, 2011

“I have come to realize that HS2 is not just an academy; it’s a refuge for those longing for relief, longing for friendship, even longing for a home. HS2 not only enriched my knowledge of all fields, but also sculpted my future, expanded my communication skills, and most importantly, enhanced my self-identity. My SAT and ACT scores SPROUTED and my GPA reached numbers I’ve never thought possible. Teachers at HS2 made me realize that studying wasn’t all about competition and pain, but rather about the fun of gaining new skills in different fields. HarvardSquare2 was my sword and shield; without it, my accepted list would be pretty lonesome.”

CAROLYN KIM, 2011

“I would not have been able to accomplish this much thus far without the support and guidance of HS2. I am completely appreciative and grateful for all the encouragement and assistance I have received from my counselor. She really has done great wonders for me, considering how I had high doubts in terms of getting into college. I can honestly admit how worried and agitated I was from the strenuous work of college applications that was to come as I entered my senior year of high school. But with the help from the amazing staff here at HS2, I did it! I received news about HS2 from a college fair that was held in Fullerton and had doubts at first–thinking I would do fine without the help of a college counselor. Yet, I am seriously glad I decided to stick through with it. I got accepted into more colleges than I ever expected, and I am leaving HS2 with feelings of satisfaction and confidence for the future.”

PARENT TESTIMONY, APRIL 2011

Thanks HS2 Academy for helping my child get into the ideal colleges and helping us achieve our goals as parents in coming to America.  My child attends Troy and had straight As, so we believed a college advising service was not necessary for us since he should have no problem getting into a top notch college on his own. Furthermore, there are many such college counseling services that seem exaggerated and fake, so we had a negative image.
 

However, three years ago, after hearing Ann Lee’s and Ms. Chiang’s Tuesday radio show introducing current college admissions situation, I realized that my initial ideas were not up to date. It seems that top notch colleges have very high expectations for extracurricular activities, especially for Asian students. After visiting many different college advising institutions, we were touched by Ann Lee’s and Ms. Chiang extensive knowledge and sincere desire to help students. 
 

In the past three years, under Ann Lee’s passionate guidance, my child not only fully understood the key to getting to a top college; but also gained much personal development, clarity in his future educational pursuits, and a deep understanding of society. During this period, he also completed 200 volunteer hours at a hospital, service to the community, and developed his leadership skills and talents (created and produced his own music CD). He even took initiative to seek internship opportunities which landed positions at three top universities throughout three summers. During this process, he learned many valuable skills; taking opportunities into his own hands, writing his personal statement, gaining interview skills, and how to market himself. Most importantly, he nurtured his inner spirit to help society. These foundational skills and ethics will give him a fruitful future. HS2 Academy is not only a necessity for academic guidance, but also serves as a communication bridge between students and parents. Parents’ opinions and advice may better reach their children with the help of counselors, especially during the rebellious teenage years of a child.
 

Even though I am happy that my child has entered an ideal college, I cannot help but feel regret for other parents. Many students of similar educational caliber and family background were only able to enter UC Berkeley or like-level colleges because they did not seek professional college admissions counseling. One can say that this is unfair to the students who do not have college admissions counselors; but then again, what parent would not want to give the best to their children?  I want to thank HS2 Academy again for their active guidance and my wife’s support, resulting in a change in my original stubborn ideas. 
 

– Father of HS2 Student, April 11, 2011