Parenting

Get Test Reading and Essay Help from Your Personal College Counselor

Nature vs Nurture Is it nature or is it nurture? Every so often we meet a student who appears to have it all. She seems naturally gifted in every sense: the captain of the varsity tennis team, a Calculus BC mathlete not to mention her high school’s poet laureate, and Read More…

Make Holiday Learning Festive With Your Personal College Counselor

Holidays or “Holidaze?” Many of the families I serve wrack their brains, “What can I do with my kids over holidays like Veterans Day, Thanksgiving break, Winter break, President’s’ Day,  Ski Week (especially if they don’t ski), Spring break and the whopper of them all, Summer Break?” The list of Read More…

Private College Consulting Gets You Ready For Planning Season

The College Planning Saga How do we know the college planning season is upon us? When the phone starts ringing off the hook! Concerned parents on the other end are desperately seeking a strategy, any strategic means by which to navigate the university application maelstrom. “My son’s a junior. He’s Read More…

Your Private College Counselor Recommends These 6 Tips for Test Prep

Clearly, parents want the best for their children. Unfortunately, many hope for “quick fixes” and short term solutions to catapult their student into test taking stardom. As the college admission season quickly closes in on our high school juniors, many parents still wait to the last minute to plan for Read More…

What Teachers and Principals Should Do About Bullying

An Interview on Discrimination and Bullying LOTR (Love on the Regular): We know that discrimination, bias and bullying is on the rise in school-age children, especially with increasing use of social media and the internet. Recent reports show that in 2016 as many as 4400 school aged children committed suicide, Read More…

Vocabulary Proficiency for Younger Learners: Conversation and Engagement

“Just read!” “Memorize 100 words by Friday!” Even though most high school students miserably stare at one another just thinking about these daunting expectations in addition to every other demand of their academic work week, such dictates often reign supreme as the default vocabulary strategies of many educators and parents. Read More…

Your Private College Counselor Gives You More Personal Attention

The False Promises Out of panic and pressure that their children will be “left behind” during the college admissions process, families often fall victim to the mega-test prep firm’s large class instructional package “deals.” These are not private college counselors, also known as independent college counselors. Universities and private companies Read More…

Get Test and Essay Help for Common Core SBAC

Parents, teachers, students, and schools in California are in a state of frenzy because the questions are mounting:  What’s the deal with Common Core? What is the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium)? Why weren’t we told sooner? Why are our students boycotting exams or literally throwing up because of the Read More…

Your Private College Counselor Gives You Better Critical Reading Skills

How many of us loath the stress and pressure of an ever-changing college entrance exam?  An exam is necessary for admission into the U.S.’s most prestigious universities, and but may not indicate one’s success in college or life. That’s why you need a private college counselor! Regardless of our antipathy Read More…

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