With over twenty years of experience in university admissions, and over ten years at the helm of Arbor Strategy Consulting, Alexandre Tabet has developed a keen understanding of the admissions practices at institutions of higher learning around the world. He has lived in the UAE for 40 years, and attended the Lycee Français Louis Massignon in Abu Dhabi, as well as the American Community School of Abu Dhabi before graduating from Choueifat Abu Dhabi. As such, Alexandre has a unique understanding of the various secondary school systems and a personal appreciation of the cultural sensitivities and needs of international students seeking to study in the United States and the United Kingdom. Alexandre takes a personalized approach and not only does all the work himself, from responding promptly to parent inquiries and advising students on selecting universities and revising essays, but he also takes on a limited number of students each year, ensuring a great deal of individualized and personalized attention. His policy of meeting weekly with his students totaling in a face time of 35-40 hours with his students has guaranteed a 100% placement rate in tier 1 universities and 42% enrollment rate in elite colleges and universities.
Phase 1: Student evaluation and compatibility
Phase 2: Getting to know each other and preparation for application process
Phase 3: Applying
Phase 4: Follow-Up
Reduce the significant effort and time required
Evaluate the greater choices faced by students today
Avoid risking a costly mistake
Resolve conflicts and facilitate communication
Provide a measure of objectivity
Alexandre Tabet's services were instrumental in directing the focus of my applications. He effectively helped me in picking universities to apply to that fit my intellectual aspirations and that would enable me to channel my passion for economics and the social sciences. My acceptances to Cornell University and the University of Michigan were, in large part, the result of his deep involvement in my understanding of those institutions' academic ethos and the typical profile of their successful applicants. Overall, Alexandre emphasizes the importance of the writing component of his students' applications and works diligently to guide them to the best of their writing ability. Highly recommended...and Go Blue!
Alexandre Tabet truly cushioned the rigor and intimidation of the college application process by walking me through each step of it. Through his vast knowledge of university culture, he was able to guide me in choosing the universities that are best suited towards my interests, personality and grades. After he guided me through the written applications, thoroughly reviewing my essays and helping me edit them to perfection. And once responses were out, he was able to help me identify my priorities and decide where I would spend the next four years of my life. Alex is a one-of-a-kind college counsellor who not only makes the college application process easier but more enjoyable.
Alexandre Tabet was my counselor during my senior year of High School in Dubai. I was a student at the French Lycee, so applying to universities in the United States was a challenge given the school did not offer any guidance for students applying outside of France. He was extremely helpful, and despite my average grades, I managed to get into the University of Miami, a top school in my field of interest. He is a great mentor and a diligent essay editor. It has now been four years since I got into college and Alex still took the time to guide me in writing my admission essay for gradual school. I have recently been admitted into the graduate Journalism programs at Columbia University and Northwestern University, and it is in big part thanks to his tutelage!
Not only did Mr. Tabet excel at his duties as a counselor, but he also did much more. I felt that my opinions were treated with respect and found his critiques concise and accurate. Mr. Tabet’s dedicated nature, sharp abilities and peerless insights helped me find my niche and approach each application just the right way!
One of Alex's greatest attributes is his genuinely kind heart and understanding personality. Throughout my few months with him, he was like an older brother in his guidance, and his unique sense of humor made any formality or reservations evaporate away. He often opened my eyes to opportunities I missed - one which eventually turned out to be my intended major. His abundance of expertise made up for some of my errors in judgement, always saving the situation, and his flexibility allowed me to truly express myself and contemplate my choices. I am forever grateful to him for refining me into an Ivy Leaguer!
Alex was an instrumental part of my application process to US and UK universities. His immense wealth of knowledge, perspective and understanding of how to "market" yourself and highlight your various attributes makes him a uniquely helpful counselor who I feel grateful to have worked with. On top of that, Alex is someone who I always felt comfortable reaching out to and who was very generous with his time. His humorous demeanor and realistic outlook helped bring some much needed lightheartedness during one of the most stressful periods of a high schooler's career.