I'm in the process of combining two web pages into one. For now you will find descriptions of services under "What I Provide" and under "Competitive Edge Opportunities. I will complete changes asap.
Please feel free to email me or reach out on the Contact Page with any questions. Thank you so much for your patience.
High School To College Plan
The premise: A student's college application will ask for grades, extra curricular activities, test scores, recommendations, and essays. Few students recognize that much can be done in their four years of high school to increase their college acceptances.
The Meeting: I begin with a 75 minute meeting with the student to discuss a questionnaire they have submitted to me and an individual academic path that presents students in the best possible manner. We cover four major areas: academics and scheduling (and a bit of networking); extra curricular activities that impress colleges, college bound tests and a schedule that fits the students; and early college planning. All of these topics can provide students with a competitive edge when submitting college applications. After the student and I meet, we invite parents to join us for a team review of approximately 30 minutes. At this time we review the Plan and suggested implementation.
The Plan Session Sheet is emailed to you at the end of our session for easy reference in the future.
College Question and Answer Session
The premise: There are so many questions about the college process. I have over 40 of them in a list of the most common questions that parents and students ask. But students and parents may have their own set of questions. I provide the answers from my many years working with students on the college process.
The meeting: This is a 75 minute meeting for students and parent(s). Together we review questions from my list (sent beforehand) and any questions that parents or students bring to the meeting. I dispel any myths and also make active suggestions based on the questions that the student and parents ask. At the end of our session, The College Question and Answer Session Sheet is emailed home. If students want to schedule a follow up meeting to ask more questions as they proceed through their high school years, it is easy to do so.
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College Major/Career Assessment - In an
Intake meeting, I develop a "picture" of the
whole student - strengths, interests, attributes, personality traits, etc. I share this Assessment with students and offer a 30 minute review after the student has researched the majors that are suggested there.
College List Review, Match or Comprehensive Report - I can review a student's current list and provide input on balance, supplement a current college list with 3-5 additional schools, or create a Comprehensive College Report for students who want a full college list.
Summer Programs/Enrichment Opportunities
Search- After gathering extensive information from the student and family, I research highly rated summer programs and/or enrichment opportunities that fit the student's goals for his or her growth and development. I am also available to work with students on any necessary applications and essays.
Scholarship Search- After gathering extensive information from the student and family, I locate scholarships that align with the specific student's information and qualifications. I provide a set number of scholarships, and additional scholarships can be requested. I am also available to work with students on scholarship applications and essays.
Executive Functioning Skills Coaching - I begin with a one hour Intake Meeting with the student to establish a rapport and start building the framework for Smart Success. After that Intake and my report to the student and parents, together we develop a schedule that works for all of us and allows the student to practice these new strategies leading to confidence and success.