It is beneficial to meet students and families early on in high school so that we can build a relationship, and I can offer input on high school course selection and extracurriculars, but we can successfully work together starting at any time.
I begin with a personal review and assessment of each student, leading to the identification of appropriate college options, and finally overseeing the application process. My services include a junior/senior comprehensive package, a junior/senior block package and an hourly rate for freshman and sophomores. Plus, an hourly rate for seniors with specific needs, on a limited, space-available basis.
Porte, thank you so much for giving me the confidence to apply to schools I thought I wouldn’t (but did) get accepted into, and believing in me. Thank you for planting the idea in my head that I have something to offer to others, and thank you for strengthening my voice and my confidence in my writing. Your endless hard work and sacrifice does not go unnoticed!
Thank you for your outlines and suggestions. I am relieved to be your client and see it to be worth every penny! I feel on the right track with manageable tasks to support Sandy in this process.
Thanks so much for helping me in this process. My mom and I really appreciate the difference it made, not only with completing the applications and decisions, but with my confidence in making decisions. I would advise anyone applying to college and making college decisions to see you!
Freshmen & Sophomores
Discover what steps to take throughout high school to support college goals. Begin planning with intention. We meet once or twice a year and discuss the benefits of a college education, your dreams and goals, college options, high school curriculum, standardized tests and extracurricular and summer activities. I will also present a timeline of the college planning process that includes specific grade-level tasks and provide an overview of the financial aid process.
This critical year is a time of self-discovery, exploring options and gathering information. We begin with a conversation that informs students on the different types of colleges and universities available and the myriad of ways one can learn. We then clarify college goals and research strong fit schools, eventually landing on a well-rounded application list. We also discuss test prep, college visits, forecasting and financial aid, as well as prepare for the application process.
Ready, set, go.
It’s time for applications and essay writing! The number of sessions will vary for each student, depending on your college list, personal initiative, and your ability to get tasks done in between sessions. We will evaluate and finalize college lists, re-visit standardized tests if necessary, create a timeline and action plan for applications, and further discuss and organize financial aid and scholarship requirements.