As acceptance rates plummet, and scholarships are more competitive than ever, College Quo works behind the scenes for YOU.
We've helped many students to secure acceptances and huge scholarships to universities around the world — just like Leigha, pictured here, who received a scholarship worth USD $70,000 per year to Middlebury College, a top liberal arts college in Vermont, USA.
Leigha took a gap year after not receiving the acceptances that she wanted. She took the leap and signed up with College Quo. We helped her to revamp her essays, and curate her application in the most compelling way possible. The results paid off tenfold.
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MEET OUR TEAM!
Meet Daena Williams, an SAT Math Tutor at College Quo. Daena is a 2021 graduate of Ardenne High School's 6th form program, where I focused on the sciences, computer science and math. As an aspiring computer engineer, she hopes to begin university overseas in Fall 2022 (she's on a gap year!). Daena has been a tutor for the past 4 years, and has loved every minute of it. On her first attempt at the SATs, she earned a math score of 770. Daena has always adored math, the challenge it brings, and the satisfaction of solving a problem. Outside of school and work, she is a huge sleep enthusiast, Grey's Anatomy addict, french toast connoisseur, and sports fan (reminder: Chelsea are Champions of Europe). She loves helping others, and is super excited to help our students with SAT math!
Meet Kavya Balakrishnan. Kavya is an intern at College Quo, where she works behind the scenes to help with any random task that keeps us running efficiently. She is currently a student at the University of Toronto where she studies Biochemistry and Immunology. In her free time, Kavya loves to bake and try new recipes. She has even started a small home bakery, Kavya's corner!
Meet Amanda Rickman. Amanda is the Founder and Chief 'College Match Maker' at College Quo. She graduated from Bowdoin College in 2020 with a B.A in Anthropology and History. Amanda brings her intricate knowledge of the college admissions process, as well as her passions for writing, researching, and working with students. She is known for her 'realness' (she will tell it as is), her effectiveness in helping students to shine in their essays, and creating a personal connection with the students and parents who make up our College Quo family. During her time at Bowdoin, Amanda worked as a Senior Interviewer in Bowdoin Admissions, and as a Peer-Advisor in Bowdoin Career Planning. She also traveled to Hanoi, Vietnam to work at Vietnam's Friendship village, and studied abroad in Barcelona where she solo-traveled around Europe. Now, Amanda is in Jamaica full time, and uses her passions and experiences to help students secure acceptances, scholarships, and have a better understanding of their future goals.
Meet Zoe Alberga. Zoe is an SAT Math tutor at College Quo. She is currently a student at Vassar College, where she hopes to pursue a degree in Computer Science or Mathematics (She loves numbers!). Outside of academics, Zoe enjoys cooking, playing squash and watching Doctor Who. Zoe has been tutoring Math for nearly two years at a 6th form, and at college prep level. She brings her caring and positive attitude to the College Quo team to ensure a fun and productive learning environment. Our students are bound to thrive under Zoe's expertise!
Meet Calvin Wright. Calvin is an SAT English tutor and assistant college advisor at College Quo, who recently graduated from Lafayette College, where he was a Lafayette-Jamaica Scholar. At Lafayette, he majored in Economics and French with Certificates in Financial Policy and Analysis. Now, he is a Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Haas School of Business at the University of California - Berkeley. He's a big fan of the verbal sections of standardized tests and received a near-perfect score in the SAT Verbal & Writing sections when he took it a few years ago. Besides being a self-defined "vocab junkie", he enjoys travelling, learning and speaking new languages, and making music. Calvin is ready and excited to help you get your dream score!
Meet Elly Veloria. Elly is an assistant college advisor at College Quo, who majored in Anthropology and Africana Studies and graduated from Bowdoin College with honors. As an undergraduate, she worked at the Center for Career Exploration and Development, as a THRIVE mentor, and as a Residential Assistant. After working at a private family foundation for one year, she is currently completing a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship in Colombia. In her free time, she enjoys watching television, reading, traveling, and spending time outdoors. She believes that everyone has a unique story to tell, and looks forward to helping you discover yours!
Meet Renee Meeks. Renee is an intern at College Quo, who currently attends the University of Technology in Jamaica where she studies Chemical Engineering. Renee brings her innovative and meticulous nature to the team. She researches colleges, helps to create a scholarship database, and helps with general organization and administrative tasks. She puts her all into her role and loves helping students attain their goals.
Meet Morghan Phillips. Morghan is an SAT English tutor at College Quo. Morghan attended Duke University, where she majored in Cultural Anthropology with a minor in French and a certificate in Human Rights. Morghan graduated from Duke in May 2018 as a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the United States' oldest and most prestigious academic honor society. After graduating, Morghan spent time working as an English teaching assistant in Martinique and as a human rights researcher and advocate here in Jamaica. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Social Development Studies at the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies at the University of the West Indies. When she’s not studying, Morghan enjoys doing yoga, dancing and going to the beach as much as possible.
Meet Danielle McIntosh. Danielle is an SAT Math tutor at College Quo. Danielle is currently pursuing a BSE in Computer Science at Howard University in Washington D.C.. As a programmer and future engineer, her favorite aspect of SAT Math is the problem solving, and she is thrilled with each lesson as she gets to dive into SAT Math. During her free time, she enjoys reading, and spending times with friends and family.
Meet Justin Prince. Justin is an SAT tutor and assistant college advisor at College Quo. He is a part of the University of Miami's class of 2024, where he majors in Electrical Engineering. He also plans to minor in Computer Engineering and his dream is to work with NASA or SpaceX. Justin has had previous tutoring experience with CSEC English, and CAPE Math. During high school, he played tennis and chess - in which he represented the country and was part of the CARIFTA winning team in 2017. For Justin, college has given him the chance to broaden his horizons and he's now part of the theatre planning committee at UM. When he's not in the classroom, Justin enjoys reading, drawing, and creating sculptures of his 3-D designs.