3 Surprising Factors for Getting Accepted Into Your Dream College

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]You’ve probably heard how important GPA, SAT/ACT scores, and stellar college essays are in the college admissions game. As a parent, you’re doing a fantastic job providing all the resources and tutors for your child. I want to applaud you for supporting your child in unimaginable ways! To help you out even more,...

5 Proven Tips to Writing Your Best College Essays

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Happy Monday, everyone! College application season is HERE, and I’m on my laptop every day editing, proofreading, and finalizing my seniors’ college essays. Here is the current situation.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_single_image image="18860" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text](FYI: My desk is usually not this messy.)[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]This year, something feels different. I love this mess. I love this creative process. I love how each and every...

How to Find Passion: Insider secrets to discovering what your child does best

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today, we are going to talk about Julia Child -- an American chef, author, and television personality who was famous for bringing French cuisine to the American public, both through her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, as well as through her television programs.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_single_image image="18395" img_size="full" alignment="center" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]To be honest,...

The Hidden Key to Successful Ivy League College Essays

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Most parents and students tend to think that the students who get accepted into their dream colleges and Ivy League schools write essays that only demonstrate their accomplishments, academic endeavors, and lofty future goals.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][blockquote text="But, let's face it, that's what everyone will write about. " show_quote_icon="yes" text_color="#052a5d" quote_icon_color="#e78788"][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]However, there is a secret...

10 Pitfalls to Avoid when Brainstorming College Essays

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]As I have worked through many cycles of college applications, I have been able to identify a pattern of pitfalls and mistakes that my students often make during brainstorming sessions.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]One of the big mistakes I see is that some students don't even sit down to brainstorm at all, and simply try to...

What should I write my college essays about_

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I was preparing to write my own college essays, I felt as if I had to squeeze my entire 4 years of high school into a single page Word document. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_single_image image="18250" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]I knew I had to write about something significant in my life. However, only two ideas came...

6 Strategies to Create the Perfect College List

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Two years ago, one of my seniors insisted that he wanted to apply to more than 12 schools. Because he entered my senior application program later than my other rising seniors, he had already created preliminary college list on his own. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="28px"][vc_column_text]After reviewing his choices, I warned him that applying to 12 or...

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[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today, I’m going to discuss 7 proven methods for exploring your child’s potential major. As I mentioned last week, 15-year-olds don’t need to know exactly what they want to pursue in terms of major/career, but there’s a benefit to them knowing now! It’s better to find out earlier so that your child has...

8 Questions to Ask your Child

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I start consulting new students about college, quite often, I come across this conversation pattern: “What are you interested in?” “Nothing much.” “What do you like to do?” “I don’t know.” “What makes you happy? What are you good at?” “I don’t know...