"Whether applying to undergraduate schools, study abroad programs, or graduate schools, ACS was always there to help--preparing me for standardized tests, walking me through my college applications, and helping me to write compelling admissions essays. Mr. Coakley walked me through the…

Jon Piron

J.D/MBA, Boston College, 2013
B. A. Boston University

"The college admission process is more competitive than ever. Whenever family friends ask for advice on how to earn admission to a top university, without hesitation, I suggest that they take time to speak with my mentor and friend, Mr. Clarence Coakley. Many college counselors can give general…

Eric Glyman
A.B., Harvard, 2012

Co-Founder, CEO Ramp

Co-Founder, Paribus


"I can honestly say that the environment Mr. Coakley created in his courses were some of the most intense learning experiences that I have faced throughout all of my schooling.  The intimate class sizes of 6 to 8 students always allowed for personal interaction with all of his students. He also…

Devin Ritholz
B.S. Engineering & Management Science
Southern Methodist University

Executive Director, Corporate Solutions, MGM Resorts
Former: Accenture, Systems Integration- SAP CRM

"When I was about to enter high school, I realized that I had little direction and that school alone wouldn’t be enough to reach my highest potential. I met with Mr. Coakley at ACS and immediately had faith that he could help me not only achieve my goals but also uncover what potential goals…

Kyle Clarke
Captain, US Army (Ret.)
B.S. Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis

Kyle Clarke


"When my sophomore year of high school quickly rolled around, my family and I weren't sure how to start the application process. We desperately needed guidance on out-of-state colleges, financial aid, and scholarship applications. The extensive time and care Mr. Coakley took to work with me on…

Michelle (Brinlee) Van Der Enden
B.A. International Relations, 2007, Boston University
MPH. Global Health, 2010, The George Washington University, School of Public Health and Health Services

"I owe much gratitude to ACS for the knowledge and guidance they provided me. Mr. Coakley's assistance not only helped me gain admission to school and secure jobs, but it made me a better writer and thinker. Most importantly, however, Mr. Coakley was a mentor--whether for career advice,…

Alex Blutman

B.A., Duke University, 2017