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Welcome to Cortex


College Admissions Consulting & Personal Development Consulting for Grades 7-12

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Welcome to Cortex


College Admissions Consulting & Personal Development Consulting for Grades 7-12

Message from Amy Do, founder of Cortex:

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After 11 years at Google, I'm excited to dedicate my time to running Cortex, which coaches students to become growth-minded, self-reflective change makers who craft truly inspiring college applications.

Cortex is currently providing an $800 credit to all Googlers and their friends & family. Complete the form to reserve your emailed credit. I hope our paths cross again soon!

Googler Friends & Family Credit

We will email your $800 tuition credit, which you can also forward to all friends and family who may benefit. The credit may be used at anytime in the future.


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.

Our Team


Our Team

Our 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.

Click to learn more about our world-class team →


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 one-hour consultation, one of our Senior Consultants will review your student's academics, activities, and college goals. We will provide personalized recommendations to help your student get accepted to the colleges of his or her choice. You will also learn about our consulting programs.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY. Please submit this form to request a consultation, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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