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For the past fifteen years, Dan Hughes has assisted thousands of students with academic achievement, standardized tests, college admissions, and a wide range of other education-related goals.  His students have consistently demonstrated stellar academic and testing results and earned admission to highly prestigious universities.

Dan graduated from Harvard magna cum laude with an A.B. degree in History and Literature and a Citation in French.  Subsequently, he earned a J.D. degree from Georgetown Law.  Dan has also completed extensive education-related coursework at the University of California at Irvine and the Relay Graduate School of Education.  He holds a B2 Level DELF in French and a B2 Level DELE in Spanish, certifying his proficiency in those two languages.

Dan’s skills as an educator led to his selection by Teach for America as a promising teacher of underserved urban students.  He taught New York City charter school students as a certified science teacher.  In a different capacity at a Harlem charter school, he also created and administered school-wide academic tutoring programs, achieving stellar improvements in literacy and mathematics.

In the college consulting realm, Dan is a Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), which sets industry standards for top-notch college consulting services.

Due to his extensive background in a broad spectrum of education contexts, Dan is an ideal resource to coordinate all of your tutoring and educational consulting needs.  He relishes the opportunity to assist students with academic achievement and admissions.  He is also an expert writing consultant and editor, having published in a wide variety of genres and styles including legal commentary, editorials, and travel writing.  Additionally, his memoir Pageland about his experiences as a U.S. House of Representatives page was published in 2014.

“Get Smart! Get In!” with Dan


This past year, I had the pleasure of working with Dan Hughes to prepare for college admissions.

Dan, a practicing attorney, holds degrees from Harvard University and Georgetown Law School. Most impo…

When I first took a practice SAT, I scored a 1630. Weeks of Kaplan learning programs and other tutors managed to bring it up to only a 1740. Time with Daniel Hughes gave me a 2170 on my next SAT exam.…

Dan encouraged revolutionary changes in our son’s study habits. His academic and SAT score increases made him a much more competitive applicant. We are thrilled that he is now attending Villanova Un…

When I saw my son’s test score increases, I felt really proud: Drew ended up with an 800 in the SAT Subject Test in Math II. My son knocked it out of the park!

Rock on Tiger Tutor! Rock on! So glad that you assisted me with college essays, tests, and schoolwork to enable me to get into my dream college.