College Counseling and Test Prep Tutoring in Bethesda

Hugh Mcintosh enjoys guiding students to find the right college and gain self-understanding and confidence through the process of writing their college application essays. Hugh has seven years of experience as an English teacher and student advisor at independent schools St. Albans and Georgetown Day, as well as Northwestern and George Washington University.

Having taught writing at a variety of levels, Hugh has a special interest in helping college applicants find their voice through the college essay-drafting process. Hugh assists students with their college essays through the College Essay Package as well in his role as an independent college admission counselor.

Hugh also specializes in advising students considering pursuing arts degrees or incorporating a gap year into their college admission plan and works with students virtually as well as in-person at the Bethesda, MD, Washington, DC, and McLean, VA offices of Marks Education.

Hugh has had an interesting career path, which has included being both a flea market manager and a professional drummer in a touring rock band. A native of Texas, he loves barbeque and enjoys slow-cooking on his offset smoker. On his days off, he looks forward to playing with his kids and finding time to read. Hugh’s first book will be released by the University of Virginia Press in fall 2018.



  • St. Albans School
  • Fordham University, BA in English
  • Northwestern University, PhD in English


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