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Our partner for tutoring and test prep is a fellow Princetonian who handpicks and trains excellent tutors and matches them to each student for test prep including ACT, SAT,  AP tests, TOEFL, GRE, as well as academic tutoring and study skills training.  Tutors obtained high scores, have extensive experience, and help students significantly improve scores/grades.


In addition to full guidance and support for the college planning and application process in the US and abroad, students gain lifelong communication skills, showcase their talents, and align their major and career goals with their strengths, passions, and values. All the moving parts of the applications are addressed for maximum impact. The result? Competitive edge and excitement about the future:

I. A-List Application Package

  • Students work with Anjali

  • Cutting Edge Strengths & Interests Assessments: to help students choose or fine-tune majors/careers

  • Beyond the Basics: transcript analysis and course selection

  • Elegant Extracurriculars: outside the box summer + school year activities including personal project planning

  • Communications: resume, interview prep, email and phone strategies, social media guidance, demonstrated interest strategies

  • Best Fit College List: based on preferences, profile + admission trends data 

  • College Applications: includes all aspects, up to 10 colleges

  • Outstanding College Essays: application essays for all college applications including honors essays as well as summer programs, competitions, and internships

  • Advanced Application Strategies: waitlist and scholarship negotiation

  • Use of Growth Mindset and Focus on Purpose throughout

  • Ongoing Parent Support

II. College Advisor Package

  • Students work with one of our handpicked and trained college advisors who are also excellent essay coaches

  • Same methodology as A-List Package



III. Hourly Consulting

Anything on your mind regarding your children’s education? We will answer your questions on specific aspects of high school, college and graduate school planning, including essay editing, application proofing, SAT/ACT testing recommendations, study abroad, and gap years. 

IV. A la Carte Services

Can be purchased separately:

  • Strengths and Interests Assessment and 2 Results Meeting

  • Best Fit College List Including College Preferences Meeting

  • Extracurricular and Summer Planning Based on Assessment Results

  • Summer Program/Internship Applications

  • Designing Personal Projects, including Non-profit Initiatives, Personal Websites, and other Extracurricular Projects/Showcasing: hourly

  • College Visit Advising and Planning

  • Life Skills Bootcamp (includes Social Media Course, Oversight on all Emails, Phone Calls, Correspondence with Admissions Reps and Professors in Intended Major, and Resume and Interview Prep with a Separate Mock Interview for Each College)

  • Social Media and Demonstrated Interest Training (including LinkedIn Profile)

  • Communications with Admissions Offices (Oversight on all Emails, Phone Calls, Corresponding with Admissions Reps and Professors in Intended Major)

  • Resume and Interview Prep including one Mock Interview

  • Third Party Scholarship Applications

  • Advanced Application Strategies (including Waitlist Management and Merit Scholarship Negotiation)

  • ACT vs. SAT Diagnostic (test only)

  • Additional College Applications (beyond those included in each package)

  • Sports Recruitment Packages (Contact with Coaches, Showcasing Results)

  • Arts Supplements: Talent Development, Artist Statements, Showcasing through Portfolio

  • 12 Week Mentorship To Design Impactful Personal Project Aligned with Purpose, Identity, and Interests

  • Mindfulness Training with Certified Mindful Today Teacher


Our mission is to guide students through the 3Ds of our proprietary Talent Development 3D™ Process from as early as middle school—Discovering, Developing, and Demonstrating student gifts not only to enhance college scholarships and admissions but also for personal fulfillment. The determining factors are genuine passion, mastery, originality, dedication, and impact, all of which we strive to support.  We also make use of growth mindset and a focus on life purpose.

I. Talent Development Package 3D™

Step by step process to help students identify and fully develop their strengths, address any academic or extracurricular gaps, optimize their resume for college admissions and scholarships, learn to focus on genuine passion, mastery, originality, dedication, and impact in extracurriculars, and identify their perfect match college major and career.


  • Initial Interview, Interest/Strengths Assessment, and Talent Portfolio Review

  • The Talent Development 3D™  Protocol: Discovering, Developing, and Demonstrating talent through mentorship program recommendations, as well as summer, and extracurricular/internship planning.

  • Guidance in all Extracurricular, Competition, and Internship Applications: creating a winning application including all essays, resume, and interview prep

  • Transcript Review, Tutoring Recommendations, Course Selection for the Following School  Year

  • Personalized High School Timeline

  • SAT vs. ACT Diagnostic and Testing Plan for SAT or ACT (generally in 10th grade)

  • Ongoing Parent Support

  • Use of Growth Mindset and Focus on Purpose throughout

II. Platinum Talent Development Package 3D™ (for 9th and 10th Graders)

This package checks all the boxes and offers students the most complete pre-college service. Includes Talent Development Package 3D™. In addition, students receive:


  • 12 Week Mentorship to Design Impactful Personal Project  Aligned with Purpose, Identity, and Interests 


The 12 week mentorship experience is a win-win strategy for enhancing college admissions and scholarship results while discovering, developing, and demonstrating both talent and an authentic sense of purpose (see attached case studies and timeline). The mentors are entrepreneurs, all graduates of top tier universities, who use design thinking to help students create impactful projects.  After the design phase in the 12 weeks included here, the mentoring should continue for about 15 months to create a scaled project with measurable impact (mentoring for this next phase is at an additional cost).

  • OR 6-12 Month Research Fellowship with Academic Paper


Alternatively, the Research Fellowship includes 24-30 individual sessions with a world class researcher at a top tier university, 6 sessions with a paper writing coach, 5 workshops on the research process, 4 sessions with a publication specialist, publishing and sharing the paper at a college level or prestigious competition/conference.

  • 5 Mindfulness Training Sessions for Reducing Anxiety and Enhancing Academic Performance

  • 2 Mastering Social Media Sessions:  A Roadmap to Minimize Risks + Maximize Benefits

III. High School Search and Application Package for 8th Grade Students
  • Initial Interview, including Transcript and Activities Review

  • List of Best Fit Schools or 5 Hours Test Prep if List Already in Place

  • Application Guidance, Including all Essays, from Brainstorm to Final Draft

  • Use of Growth Mindset and Focus on Purpose throughout

IV. Talent Assessment Package — 6th-12th Grade Students
  • Initial Interview + Talent Portfolio Review

  • Personality/Skill Assessment

  • Results Meeting 

PackageS for 3 or 4 Years of High School

Students are guided and supported in planning for admission to the most selective programs in the US and abroad. From a long term, strategic timeline that includes unparalleled summer internships and design of non-profits or other student-led initiatives, all aspects of students profiles are optimized in the context of well-being and long term student success.​​


  • Best value

  • Locks in price and availability

  • We get to know your child in depth

  • You get a plan that optimizes college admissions, scholarship options, and student well-being

additional Services


Most middle and upper-middle income families are surprised to learn that with a little planning, they
can significantly lower out-of-pocket college costs, maximize grants and scholarships, and minimize

At Anja Education, we help obtain maximum merit scholarships for all our clients by guiding students to optimize their profile and applications. We do not however give financial aid advice related to a family’s income and assets, so we have teamed up with SMARTTRACK® College Funding, the nation’s leader in developing strategic college funding plans, to assist our clients with the financial aspect of college planning. If you’re concerned that you won’t qualify for financial aid, haven’t saved enough, or don’t have an effective plan to cover the considerable costs of educating all your children, SMARTTRACK® can help.

We provide our families with these valuable benefits and special discounts:

  • Live Parent-Education Webinar explains what you need to know now to succeed in the college funding process

  • A complimentary College Funding Evaluation with a professional SMARTTRACK® Advisor. This 'stress
    test' is your crucial first step to lower college costs 

  • Access to free money-saving online resources

GAP YEAR pLanning

Gap Years are Trending--and for Good Reason. Here’s Why:

Research shows that students who have taken time between high school and college outperform students who have not on their GPA by at least .5 points. This is a result of greater focus and maturity, so taking time between high school and college can save time on major and career selection. We are proud to have a gap year expert on our team, so the year is well planned, rewarding, and pertinent.

Visual, literary & Performing Arts

Highly Creative Students often Feel Constrained by the College Application Process. There is a Solution:

Nurturing talent includes selecting the right teachers and mentors, helping students balance their artistic and academic goals, building on strengths and bridging gaps, and showcasing the talent to its best advantage. Anjali has the training, the experience and the instinct to help bring young talent to fruition both to enhance admissions and merit scholarships.

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