Founding Partner, Ivy Coach
Bev Taylor is a college counseling expert and the Founder of Ivy Coach. In a sea of thousands of private college counselors, her name is synonymous with helping students beat colleges at their own game and earn admission to the colleges of their dreams. Read an article over the years in an Ivy League newspaper on the breakdown of an incoming class and you’ll likely find a quote from the Dean of Admissions that makes for great PR for the school followed by a quote from Bev that filters out the spin. From debunking the myth of need-blind policies to calling for an end to Asian American discrimination in admissions, over the last quarter of a century, there has been no more outspoken, ubiquitous, and candid a voice in highly selective college admissions than this trailblazing authority.
Bev, a former longtime high school college counselor at Massapequa High School on Long Island, has been a longstanding member of the National Association for College Admissions Counseling (NACAC). She regularly conducts workshops on college admissions — presenting seminars to school counselors, admissions officers, students, and parents at Columbia University, the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth, NACAC, Peterson’s, NYSACAC, NJACAC, College Week Live, and more.
For those parents and students interested in working directly with Bev, know that she works with only three students every year. And in just about every case, she subsequently works with the client’s younger sibling, too. So her availability to prospective clients is limited — but a possibility depending upon the year.