Bee Tutored is excited to announce, NYCollege Counseling, a new academic division which prepares high school students for the College Admissions Process.   


Our premier counselor, Dr. Alexander Castilla (Ph.D., Columbia University) is one of New York's leading experts on college admissions & youth leadership development. 

Under his guidance, a dynamic range of teenagers and young adults have gained admission into highly selective & elite American universities. As an expert in higher education, Dr. Castilla has helped hundreds of students gain entry into universities that are an outstanding fit.

He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University, a Masters degree from New York University, and a teaching certificate from the United Nations, and has worked as a professor in both the United States and Europe. Dr. Castilla is also a professional writer and is author of the book, Re-imagining European Identity Politics in the 21st Century. UNESCO, the U.S. State Department and prestigious American and international NGO's have recognized and supported his contributions to higher education.

Dr. Castilla provides college counseling to students and their families in person, and through Skype & FaceTime.




Dr. Castilla is a true expert as a college counselor & a first rate professor. His progressive yet straightforward approach made me challenge myself to the fullest and allowed me to hone my own intellectual abilities. The immense range of skills that I gained under his guidance have facilitated my success, shaped my character and are serving me well at Harvard. With gratitude and sincerity, I can say Dr. Castilla changed my life.
— Danny, Harvard
I loved applying to colleges!
Not what you hear very often, but I had guidance from Alex who made the process valuable and cool! His expert literary critique gave me skills which allowed me to submit my college application with confidence. Alex genuinely brought things out of me that I never believed were there.
— Sara, New York University
Incredibly helpful, Dr. Castilla’s coaching was beneficial and irreplaceable. I am honored to have worked with him.
— Emily, NCAA Athlete, Columbia College
Dear Alex, I have heard back from colleges, and I have decided to go to Brown. Again, thank you so much for helping me during the college process!
— Emma, Brown University
Alex was a real blessing when I applied to law school. He’s truly versed in many disciplines and has a great deal of knowledge about college admissions.
— David, J.D., Berkeley
Alex’s direct approach helped me to reach my goal of getting into graduate school. Throughout the process, I learned a lot about myself, and was able to really identify my educational and career goals. Without Alex, my application would not have shown my true self, and arguably would have kept me out of my first choice, the University of Pennsylvania.
— Carlos, University of Pennsylvania
Alex did a great job and his experience and professionalism will help any student who wishes to study in an American university. I owe it to him!
— Barbara, New York University (Graduate Level)


Learn more about how Dr. Castilla leverages his skills as a published writer and professor to teach students how to write outstanding essays


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