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"The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes." ~Benjamin Disraeli
I provide thoughtful, personalized counseling to students and families as they navigate the college search process. My goal with clients is to demystify and ease the stress of the process, and provide sound strategies to produce the best possible educational outcomes.
I am a firm believer that there is a path and a college for every student. While working in a public school counseling office, I observed students and families make the following mistakes:
Applying to too many schools… or too few.
Aiming too high… or too low.
Not including financial considerations; instead, “hoping for the best.”
Gaining acceptance, only to find it’s not affordable, and settling for less.
Listening to friends and relatives for advice, not professionals.
I knew I could help families navigate the college selection process with a combination of personalized attention backed by solid and reliable data. Drawing on my background as a policy analyst, I use a wide variety of data points and personal insight to offer sound strategies for college selections that meet the requirements for a proper fit: academic, social, extracurricular, and financial.
I consider us a team, a true partnership. As such, we all play a vital role in ensuring success for the student. I create manageable tasks on a realistic timeline to keep the stress of the process in check.
Working together, we give the student the gift of opportunity.
Why Hire an independent educational consultant?
An IEC can help you navigate the college selection process with confidence. Current estimates are that over 20% of college-bound students work with an independent educational consultant. Why? According to recent data from the American School Counselor Association, the nationwide average student-to-school-counselor ratio is 482 to 1. School counselors only spend an average of 42 minutes per student on college planning.
Consider the following from FORBES and NBC:
“When and How to Hire an Independent Educational Consultant” by Chris Teare for FORBES:
“Why it Might Make Sense to Shell Out for Help With Those College Applications” by Erica Lamberg for NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna922116
Hiring an IEC provides holistic, individualized guidance for one of the biggest decisions a family makes.