Reflect - Explore - Apply - Decide
The college application timeline and process are different for every student.
This is why I first meet with families to determine what services are needed.
After we review the student's academic record, extracurricular activities, and interests, we can begin the REFLECT process where each student can understand their own learning style and goals.
Then we can EXPLORE schools and majors that match those goals before moving to the APPLY part of the process. Finally, students will be able to DECIDE on a school that is a good fit academically, socially, and financially!
All sessions are available on Zoom or in person (Westlake Village, California)
The self-exploration done at the beginning of the process allows each student to REFLECT on who they are and what goals they have after high school. Surveys may be used to help them understand their personality traits, learning styles, skills, and interests. This knowledge allows students to make meaningful decisions about the remainder of their time in high school, and gets them excited about their college search!
After reviewing a student's academic profile and goals, I will suggest a preliminary list of colleges that are a good fit academically, socially, and financially. I can then guide families in planning college visits (in-person or virtual!) to EXPLORE options. Students will also explore standardized testing options and timelines, as well as extracurricular activities to further develop their skills and refine their interests.
With a balanced list, students are ready to APPLY to colleges!
I will help your student develop a timeline to meet application deadlines, brainstorm essay ideas, and provide feedback as students polish their personal statements, develop a strategy for obtaining meaningful letters of recommendation and create an activities list to highlight their accomplishments.
By keeping students motivated and efficiently moving through the application process, I can reduce the parent-child stress!
Once college admission offers are in, I can help you evaluate opportunities and compare financial aid packages, provide information about scholarships, prepare you for admitted student visits, advise you on waitlists offers, provide suggestions on college housing, and prepare your student for the transition to college!
I can also help with other services...
Get the guidance you need...
with flexible and afforable packages of ten or twenty sessions.
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At your complimentary first meeting, we can discuss your child's anticipated needs and determine the package that is right for you.
Packages of "sessions" have no additional fees for email recaps, text support, and essay editing done between meetings. These packages also include supplemental materials and worksheets provided to my students.
A limited number of Five-Hour Packages are available for high school seniors needing last-minute application assistance, and for transfer students. Please contact me for availability.
References from past clients are available upon request.
All services are provided following the ethical standards and practices set by the National Association for College Counseling (NACAC), and the Higher Educational Consultants Association (HECA).
Parents with teens in the Class of 2025 and 2024:
Email, text, or call me to schedule a
complimentary half-hour "meet and greet" with you and your child!
Current student clients:
Schedule your session by texting me at (818) 497 - 2759