August 29, 2016

Services

I want to help students shape their goals and put their best foot forward throughout the college application process.  I meet with the student and family members to discuss all of their needs and expectations and follow up with a written questionnaire for both the student and parent or guardian.  Future meetings center around the student (although parents or guardians are always welcome!) so I can really get to know the student well and we can develop a relationship of trust and confidence.  My goal is to help the student find and be admitted to colleges where he or she will thrive academically, socially, geographically, and financially.  In this capacity I provide the following personalized services:

High School

  • Help students discover how they learn best and what type of academic environment meets their needs
  • Help students with effective course selection and finding the balance between accelerating their curriculum and keeping up their grades
  • Find extracurricular, volunteer, and summer activities that are exciting and in their areas of interest so students can pursue their passions beyond the classroom

Standardized Testing

  • Set forth a standardized testing schedule for the SAT, ACT, and SAT Subject Tests
  • Review test prep options and test taking strategies
  • Educate students about the differences between the SAT and ACT

Applications

  • Help students learn the best ways to research colleges
  • Organize the application process
  • Review applications, including essays, supplemental essays, and the UC Insight Questions
  • Help the student develop a college list to maximize student acceptances
  • Help students prepare for interviews
  • Keep students focused, educated, and on track to minimize stress

Financial Aid

  • Discuss ways to maximize both need-based and merit-based aid
  • Offer financial aid advice
  • Help parents and students locate scholarships
  • Help decipher Student Aid Reports