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The college application process is not easy. Students and their families are often intimidated because they are expected to be professionals as soon as the student is ready to start his or her applications. A student’s college planning is among the most important times in his or her life, and there is little help available for them to truly benefit from the process. AdvancedU connects students and their families with professionals whose careers are predicated on assisting families with this challenging, yet extremely important, time in their lives.


AdvancedU will not only connect you with one person to help you; we will build a team of professionals around you, based on your individual needs and personal goals. Not only that, but, if you deem it necessary, we can help you to generate those goals. The below list shows the litany of different services with which AdvancedU can help you.

Application Process Guidance     Business Communication Coaching     College Search Guidance     SAT/ACT Tutoring

Advanced Placement Test Tutoring     Personality and Career Testing    Interview Coaching     SAT/ACT Planning

Recommendation Management     High School Course Selection     Application Essay/Personal Statement Coaching

We offer these services in, what we call, cafeteria style. We can help you with the whole process, or we can help you with pieces of the process. We will build your program around your needs.

Chris Grouzes, M.A.

Director/Writing and Interview Coach

In addition to acting as the Director of Advanced Tutoring Network, Chris works for the Network as an executive function coach, resume-writing coach, Google specialist, writing tutor, and speaking coach. Over 15 years that he has spent tutoring and coaching, Chris has helped well over a hundred people find comfort and stability in their lives. He loves to communicate with people and help them to appreciate and effectively represent themselves, both in person and on paper. He also teaches English, Public Speaking, and Theatre at Penncrest High School, his alma mater. After graduating magna cum laude from Lock Haven University with a degree in Secondary Education, he went on to earn an M.A. in Communication Studies from West Chester University and has been helping people overcome social and speaking anxiety ever since. He takes pride in promoting an atmosphere for his students and clients that encourages rigor and creativity combined with sincere discussion and cultural perspectives. Promoting self-advocacy, acceptance, and laughter are at the core of his personal philosophy and teaching method.


Chris lives in Kennett Square, PA, and, when he is not conducting classes, directing the school plays at Penncrest, teaching improvisational comedy, or tutoring, he likes being outside as often as possible. He plays adult-league softball and kickball and enjoys traveling and hiking with family and friends. If he isn’t involved in any of the above activities, you can find him relaxing with his wife and dog at his family’s campsite.

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Who are your consultants?

AdvancedU consists of professional high school and college educators, guidance counselors, former university admissions officers, and communications professionals, who all have significant experience helping students to better prepare for the next phase of their lives. The Network also consults with (and sometimes even hires!) former clients, who have recently gone through the admissions process.

College visits canceled because of coronavirus? High schoolers have other options

Kristin Dunning, one of our college admissions coaches and a counselor at Strath Haven High School, spoke with KYW Newsradio's Suzanne Monaghan about some other options that high school students have if they can't go on a college visit.