Whether you're a family with an eighth grader or a college student wanting to transfer, my goal as a consultant is to meet the needs of each student at the time of engagement. I therefore offer packages for those looking for comprehensive services, as well as hourly appointments for underclassmen and those with specific needs.
8th – 9th Grades: Your Outline
A four year course plan
Extra-curricular options based on interests
A standardized testing plan
An understanding of admission requirements and selection criteria
10th Grade: A First Draft
A course plan for grades 11-12
Moving to the next level in extra-curriculars
A standardized testing plan
An assessment of the academic profile in relation to post-secondary goals
Making the most of interactions with teachers, counselors and visiting college representatives
The in’s and out’s of college visits (try the food!)
11th Grade: Editing and Revising your Goals
A course plan for grade 12
Paring down and digging in to extra-curriculars
The plan: SAT/ ACT test preparation and administration (Yipee! It’s finally here!)
Creation of a strategic college list
Making the most of interactions with teachers, counselors and college representatives
College visits, college fairs and demonstrated interest
Requesting letters of recommendation
Self-reflection exercises to prepare for essay writing (Who Am I?)
Guidance on financial aid, scholarships and for the student athlete
12th Grade: Publishing your Work
Final SAT and ACT advice (You may have checked that box, already!)
“Apply To” college list complete
Collecting letters of recommendation
Application schedule and checklist
Essay topics selected and professional guidance throughout the essay process
Interview strategies where needed (pull out your khakis and put away your leggings!)
Post-application support and acceptance guidance
Complete your Common Application, Coalition Application and/or University of California application with supervision and style! Each year we offer morning and afternoon workshops for small groups of students to complete an application (not including essays). These workshops are offered in August each year and open to all interested seniors.
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Essays and Personal Statements
Student essays should feel familiar, know their audience and though polished, reflect the voice of the writer. Amanda has years of experience helping students stand out in an applicant pool through their writing. Contact her for more information about this service.
My Dream College, eCourse
Feeling overwhelmed about applying for college? Wish you had an expert you could count on to get the facts but need to do it on your time?
My Dream College eCourse will help students understand what matters in college admissions, how to organize and communicate it, and be ahead of the game before applications begin!