TIMELINE OF SERVICES
While many families first begin to think about getting expert college admissions advisement during the junior year of high school, I can also provide targeted guidance to younger students (as early as middle school). This includes information about curriculum choices, extracurricular activities and summer programs, as well as anticipating admissions requirements and other aspects of college planning.
During sophomore and/or junior year, my guidance includes helping students identify potential fields of interest, test preparation planning, and college exploration. I help students determine what a good college fit means for them, to include how to develop a balanced college list (I often see lists which are either uninspired or full of schools where the student has a low chance of admission).
As early as the summer before senior year, I work with students to brainstorm essay topics and craft a thoughtful, stand-out, values-based personal statement and unique supplemental essays, as well as a student resume that will highlight distinctions and accomplishments.
For parents, I can provide general information about the financial aid process, to include how need-based aid and merit aid work; how to find affordable college options; and how to estimate and plan for college costs.
SAVE TIME -- REDUCE STRESS -- ENJOY SENIOR YEAR!
Students and families who use my services can relax about the college admissions process. Parents will have an ally -- someone who can provide objective, unbiased information with expert insight; and students will be more confident and excited as they embark upon their journey towards higher education.
"I really appreciated that you always made yourself available to help when I most needed it, often on short notice. You genuinely cared about each essay I wrote and tried to put me in the best position possible to get into my target schools. In addition, your patience made the whole experience a lot smoother for me!"
(Student admitted to Carnegie Mellon University's top-ranked program in Computer Science.)