Our elite tutoring team specializes in one-on-one academic coaching, personal coaching, test prep, and college consulting. Our tutors go through the most rigorous tutor training program – learning how to be charismatic, enthusiastic, and patient with our students. Some of them have completed over 2,000 hours of tutoring. We believe in making sure our tutors are mentors and can relate with your child to inspire them to succeed in school!  We also believe in making sure your child is in a safe and protected environment, and have performed a detailed background check on ALL of our tutors.

Various Team Members Have Had These Qualifications:

  • Have attended Harvard
  • Have attended top 10 schools across the country
  • Top 10% at Episcopal High School
  • Graduates of St. Johns School
  • All Honors and AP at Episcopal High School
  • Graduates of River Oaks Baptist School
  • Graduates of University of Texas at Austin Plan II Honors Program
  • Graduates of Rice University
  • Graduates of Rice University Business School
  • Graduates of Baylor College of Medicine
  • Entrepreneurs with “get it done” attitude
  • Commencement speakers at their high school graduations
  • Have helped students get into top colleges through our college admissions program process
  • Have helped students raise grades from D to A+
  • Have helped students on academic probation
  • Have helped students who left school for long periods of time


…and more! Our team has seen it, and done it all. We want to make it easier for parents to enjoy their kids and enjoy family time, rather than trying to be experts at every aspect of their child’s educational career.

Meet Our Team

The greatest team in the whole world


Neha Gupta

Founder & CEO

Neha’s no-nonsense approach helps students dive beneath the surface of superficial application answers to express their unique story and stand out in the crowd – earning them the education they deserve.

With over 15 years of results-driven, dedicated education advancement, Neha Gupta founded College Shortcuts as a way to help students reach their greatest potential with ease.

Having always used her entrepreneurial skills in the educational space, Neha has helped thousands of students navigate the college admissions and college applications process with her concierge-level service. She has developed programs and strategies that are guaranteed to give aspiring college students the results they desire, in the shortest amount of time.

Speed and efficiency is the name of the game for Neha, and so is lending her many talents to multiple causes. Neha has volunteered with Tony Robbins, Habitat for Humanity, and speaks to students across the country about taking control of their educational career.

Neha is also an author, recently publishing The Four Year Plan, and has had work published in publications across the globe. She is also the owner and founder of Elite Private Tutors, one of the best tutoring agencies in the country.



Elite Level Coach

A graduate of Harvard University and the University of Texas at Austin, Nicklette is a powerhouse. She loves students that light up and get it when she teaches. She has a love for theater and the arts and her top subjects are math, English, history, test prep, and science.

Coach Blake


Ultimate Level Coach

A graduate of Rice University with a degree in the hardest major at Rice – Bioengineering. He is insightful, resourceful and dedicated to helping children identify and enhance their unique potential for academic and personal achievement. He is a diligent educator who blends innovative and traditional methods to produce a solid foundation for lifelong learning. He combines challenge and fun to create a stimulating learning environment that promotes scholastic and social development. He is your well-rounded tutor that loves all subjects.



Ultimate Level Coach

Graduate of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M, Cristian is your academic nerd and jock all at once. He played tennis, soccer, basketball, football, cross-country, and even hockey in high school and college. He absolutely loves all subjects and working with students one on one.



A passionate chemical engineer, Winston’s favorite subjects are math and science. Part of three honors societies in college, he has also been a graduate teaching assistant for engineering classes. He has a bachelors and masters in engineering.



Ultimate Level Coach

Rice MBA. Finance and Accounting. Harvard University. Ty is your finance guy who loves math and most subjects. As a top investment banker, he absolutely loves working with students one on one and mentoring kids to excel and be their absolute best. Fun tidbit, he loves French!



Ultimate Level Coach

A Mechanical Engineer major, Nayam absolutely loves math and science. Although he tutors almost everything, his favorite subjects are physics, chemistry, and all math classes.



Master Level Coach

A masters and bachelors from Indiana University. A masters in counseling and working with others. She absolutely loves tutoring and has helped many students academically. In her free time, she has also been a math teacher in the past, helping students to get to the next level.



Elite Level Coach

A graduate from Indiana University, she majored in journalism and African American studies. An incredible writer, she has also mastered speech and debate. Sporty – she loves track and tennis. She is a passionate tutor that loves working with children one on one.



Test Prep Ninja

I’m Alex, and I am a test prep ninja. I earned a perfect score on my SAT as a high school junior and started tutoring for The Princeton Review when I entered college. I have been helping people beat these tests ever since. After rising through the ranks to become a Premier Tutor for The Princeton Review, I am excited to add my expertise and experience to the Elite Private Tutors team



Ultimate Coach

I absolutely love Electrical Engineering. I absolutely love math and science and there is nothing more I enjoy than helping students understand logical subjects that have formulas and equations. As a Deans List student, I absolutely love studying anything involving a problem that needs to be solved. I can speak three languages, and love to consistently try new projects and build things from scratch.

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She is your go to for any accounting questions you may have in regards to your account with us. She is our numbers gal who can help you solve any math problem you may have.



Social Media Manager

April manages the College Shortcuts website and social media pages, ensuring that fresh and highly informative content is curated properly to reach our huge community. She ensures the we keep proper interaction with our online followers and sees to it that updates are made regularly.April is greatly passionate about the team’s advocacy to guide and help parents and children in acquiring the best education possible as she herself values it very much

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