When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Burdulis, changed my life. It was during that year that I decided to become an English teacher, and I never looked back. I only wish I could find her to thank her.

After earning B.A. degrees in English and in Speech/Theater and an M.A. in Education, I began my career teaching middle and high school in New Jersey. I also taught Research Methods and supervised student teachers as an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, my alma mater. When I moved here with my family in 1994, I taught in a local private school for one year and then at Chapel Hill High School and Carrboro High School for a total of 5 years. In 2008 I followed my dream: I founded ColPrep Tutoring, Inc., a complete educational consulting service for students from upper middle school through college. I sold ColPrep Tutoring in 2018 to a team member, and opened Lewis Select College Consulting to work specifically with helping students on their high school to college paths. I meet virtually with students, so there is no traveling. And yes, students, you may wear your pajamas if you wish. I absolutely love my job and my relationships with students across the nation, and I don't plan on retiring anytime soon!.  


Each student is an individual; thus, I offer individual services that we can tailor to the student's needs or goals at any time. I'm a one stop, ala carte destination. I don't charge for what you don't need; thus, I do not offer packages. No matter what families are looking for, I'm here to work with them. My ultimate goal is for my students to feel stress-free, confident, and excited as they prepare themselves for college or career.


Feel free to share this link. I offer a refund or credit for any referred client who chooses to work with me.

A little personal info: My two sons grew up in Tarheel Country and graduated from Chapel Hill High School. Ryan and his wife live here in Chapel Hill with my adorable granddaughter. Evan is in LA chasing his dreams as a songwriter and voiceover actor. When I'm not happily meeting with students and families, I love Zumba, reading, writing, any kind of games and puzzles, and dancing.

I look forward to working with you!

Patricia (Pat) Lewis