About UES

Who are we?

UES stands for University Entrance Skills. The organisation was founded with one aim in mind: to provide high quality, personal support to students entering Higher Education in the US and the UK. With that in mind, we have developed an end-to-end service that includes help with standardised test tutoring, building the right extracurricular profile, choosing colleges, writing college essays and personal statements, and completing applications.

We also work closely with schools to deliver in-house courses, build their capacity for US application support, and provide them with up-to-date information and expertise. Teachers and counsellors from over 100 schools have attended our events and training.

Why UES?

Our strength is our specialism: we guide students through the process of applying to top US and UK schools and universities. We offer a highly personal and flexible service, and have a dedicated support team that understands the intricacies of the US and UK application systems in great detail.

Our team at UES comprises highly qualified, experienced educational professionals who have graduated from leading British and American universities. Tutors have passed the tests they teach with a perfect score , and we tailor our lessons to the strengths and needs of the student. We match students with tutors to make sure they are the right fit. We get extremely good results: our testimonials speak for themselves.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our tuition and support, and as such we come highly recommended by top schools in the UK and Europe.

Our Tutors and Consultants

Our tutors are carefully selected for their high level of education, their knowledge of the US and UK application process, their ability to communicate ideas, and how well they engage with and motivate their students. They have perfect scores in the tests they teach, and they're highly popular.

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Our Tutors Counsellors

Our Values

Student-centred. Our first priority is always the progression and well-being of our students, and we work hard to make sure that our educational settings are fun, focused, and welcoming.

Excellence. We strive to lead in terms of knowledge and best practice in the field of US applications. We only choose the best tutors and advisors and put them through rigorous training before working with students.

Collaboration. We embrace the spirit of partnership, and work closely with our school, university, and service partners to deliver the best outcomes for students.

We advise ethically and are honest with students and families about the dedication and hard work needed for successful university applications.

We pride ourselves on being thoughtful, honest, and timely in our communication with families, schools, and universities.

Above all, we're committed to our students, and this commitment gives them the confidence to successfully navigate the process of applying to university.

About the Founder

Jason Smith founded UES with the goal of setting the gold standard in test preparation and application support. He has a First Class degree with Honours and a PhD in Applied Mathematics from the University of Nottingham, has worked in both the private and public sector as a research scientist, and competed internationally in Taekwondo. Jason's passion to help students achieve their educational potential is the cornerstone of the philosophy of UES.

Read more about Jason

Our partners

We are long-time partners of the Fulbright Commission, a non-profit organisation founded by the British and American Governments in 1948 to foster mutual understanding between the UK and US. We're also partnered with Sporting Elite, a consultancy that advises students on gaining sports scholarship funding. We work with over 25 schools in the UK, Channel Islands, and Europe to help them develop their US applications provision through schools courses, presentations, and CPD training.

Meet Our partners

Contact Us

020 7724 8333

Meridien House
42 Upper Berkeley Street

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