Brenda Rudman

Expert college and graduate school admissions consultant with decades of experience advising high profile and diverse US and international clients.

29 Years Tutoring
Ocean Ridge, FL
$500/hr

Biography

Brenda Rudman is a lifelong educator with over twenty-five years of experience working with college and graduate school applicants. She brings her love of learning and a sense of mission to helping her clients discover best-fit colleges and graduate programs where they can thrive academically and enter adulthood and develop rewarding careers. She is recognized for her expert strategies and for navigating clients though their admissions journeys with skillful empathy. She has successfully guided hundreds of international and US clients of all backgrounds through various application processes, including undergraduate programs in STEM, humanities, social sciences, business, and fine arts, as well top-ranked business and law schools and humanities graduate programs. She has deep experience working with recruited athletes, BS/MD applicants, home-schooled and boarding school students, and graduate schools. Clients who work with her regularly gain acceptance into their top choice schools, including Ivy League and other highly selective colleges and universities such as Stanford, Amherst, MIT, Cal Tech, Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins, Rice, UC Berkeley, U Michigan, Carnegie Mellon, The US Naval Academy, and Juilliard.

Brenda graduated cum laude from St. Andrew’s School in Boca Raton, FL before earning a BA in Religious Studies and an MAT in teaching History from Brown University. She is a former alumni interviewer for Brown’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions and spent a decade as the first Director of College Counseling for International College Counselors, a premier firm for which she also headed up its Palm Beach office. She entered private practice in 2021 and joined Inspirica Pros in 2022 as a founding member of its educational consulting arm.

Brenda began her teaching career at Phillips Exeter Academy, one of the nation’s top boarding schools, becoming one of the youngest females to earn a lifetime appointment to the faculty. She taught in the Religion Department, and served as an academic advisor and the faculty advisor to the Hispanic/Latino/X student club. Additionally, as a former Florida-ranked junior tennis player and D1 college athlete, she was the first female head coach at Exeter and led the Boys’ Varsity Tennis team to Nationals.

After Exeter, Brenda continued to make her mark as an independent scholar and educational consultant by contributing to organizations such as Eduventures (now owned by ACT), reviewing and editing multicultural US History and Literature textbooks published by Addison Wesley, and contributing to organizations such as the New Hampshire Humanities Council, the ADL (Anti-Defamation League), the School District of Palm Beach County, and FAU’s College of Education, where she served as the Director of its former Holocaust Outreach Center. She has often been a featured panelist and speaker on Ivy League admissions at college fairs, the national MENSA conference, and the keynote presenter during a national speaking tour in China. Her unique combination of teaching, academic advising, coaching, and consulting experiences offers multiple lenses through which she can increase a student’s chances of acceptance into well-matched highly selective universities.

Brenda is a board member of the Brown Club of the Palm Beaches and provides pro bono services to select students from underrepresented groups. As a first-generation college graduate, she strives to create opportunities for students who lack access to the needed guidance to pursue higher education. In her free time, she enjoys the beach and listening to live music while continuing to make waves around the world by pursuing her passion for surfing.

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Brown University/BA, Religious Studies; Brown University/MAT, History

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