There are “Best Colleges” books big enough to be doorstops. There are college marketing materials that cause mailboxes to burst at the seams. And there are DIY guides that over-promise and under-deliver. Families are understandably overwhelmed by a fire hose of information about competing colleges.
The truth is, finding great college matches for a student takes time, effort, and expertise. It is a partnership that involves understanding the student’s personality and the family’s ambition. It requires deep knowledge of the ever-more-competitive admissions process. It necessitates mastering everything from planning test schedules to evaluating financial aid packages. Above all, it entails accountability to a timeline and an action plan.
In working with students, I am their navigator and accountability partner. Meetings are personalized, goal-oriented, and meaningful. Work assigned outside of meetings is purposeful. Communication and expectations are clear, and I’m diligent in reminding students about important deadlines.
In working with families, I’m collaborative. The path to college is extraordinarily complex, and I’m committed to demystifying the process. I routinely check in to ensure that no one is overwhelmed and that our priorities are aligned.
While I cannot do students’ work for them or guarantee acceptance to specific universities, I can apply my expertise to create opportunities for students to be admitted to “right fit” colleges where they can thrive.