A great college application starts with a great conversation.



An excellent educational consultant can help spark that conversation so you can put your best foot forward for admissions committees and create a personal statement which showcases your strengths.


Great Minds Education Consultants works intensively with students from start to finish, helping to brainstorm, write, and proofread applications, getting to know our students along the way so that we can help them effectively communicate what makes them special. While most elite educational consultants charge high premiums to meet with students just a handful of times and make suggestions and light edits via email, Great Minds takes an innovative and highly personalized approach, working closely with students, either at our office in Los Angeles, or in-home. We can help you find and gain admission to a college where you will flourish.




year-round instruction

homework help

standardized test prep


admissions essays

college selection

art portfolios


international admissions

student visa applications

time management



Boston College
Brown University
California Institute

of the Arts (CalArts)
Case Western Reserve University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth University
Drexel University
Duke University
Georgetown University
Harvard University

​Harvey Mudd College

Johns Hopkins University
McGill University
Middlebury College
Princeton University
Sarah Lawrence College
St. Andrews College
Stanford University
The New School
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)

University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
University of Connecticut (UConn)
University of Michigan
University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
University of Southern California (USC)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Yale University

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Mallory Ditchey is the founder of Great Minds Education Consultants. She has worked as a tutor and college application consultant in Los Angeles and New York since 2009. Mallory graduated from UCLA in 2008 with a B.A. in Archaeology. She received her M.A. in Assyriology from Yale University in 2012, and an M.A. in History from Columbia University in 2015, where she taught World History at the undergraduate level. She taught ACT classes and ran a college application workshop at Areté Preparatory Academy in Los Angeles. Additionally, she is an admissions reader for Loyola Marymount University. Mallory has a proven track record of assisting students in crafting successful top-tier college applications.



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