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Welcome to Cortex


College Admissions & Personal Development Consulting for Grades 7-12

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Welcome to Cortex


College Admissions & Personal Development Consulting for Grades 7-12


Founded by three Mission San Jose High School graduates, Cortex is much more than a traditional college consulting service.

Since 2003, our consultants have coached students to college admissions success by showing them how to take initiative to achieve more, and to create powerful, unique narratives in every college application.


The Cortex Team


Our Team

The Cortex Team


Our Team


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Fourteen Years of Experience

Since 2003, our consultants have helped hundreds of students in the Fremont area and around the world gain admission to top universities, including Stanford, every UC, and every Ivy League university.


Our Founders & Consultants: Expertise through Diversity

The Founders

  • Amy Do - Dartmouth College
    B.A. in Economics and Psychological & Brain Sciences
    Highest honors from Dartmouth as a Presidential Scholar
  • James Do - Stanford University
    B.A. in Human Biology and a J.D. (Doctor of Laws)
    President of Perfect 1600 SAT Prep
  • Daniel Do - Yale University
    B.S. (in progress) in Cognitive Science and Philosophy

The Consultants

  • We believe that the best mentors are role models who have significant experience working with students, and are able to personally connect with them.
  • Our consultants are Stanford, Harvard, and Yale graduates, many of whom also attended a top UC for at least one of their degrees.
  • Together, our consultants represent a wide range of career paths, including medicine, law, engineering, the humanities, and the arts.

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Let's Begin


Let's Begin

Your child's future starts here. We'll show you the way.

Let's Begin


Let's Begin

Your child's future starts here. We'll show you the way.


Free Consultation

During your 45-minute free consultation, we will review your student's academics, activities, and college goals. Your student will receive personalized recommendations on how to get accepted to the colleges of his or her choice. Based on your student's goals, we will craft a consulting program that develops his or her work ethic and purpose.

Please use the form below to schedule your consultation. If you cannot find a time slot that works for your schedule, please email amy@cortexcc.com