Educational Consulting at Longworth Prep
I believe that each family's situation is unique. Pre-made packages don't always fit. As part of every consultation, I collaborate with the student and his or her family to build a package that is completely unique, suited to their needs and circumstances. However, families don't always know what they don't know. The pathway to college has changed tremendously over the past 10-20 years. What we, as parents, knew about applying to college is no longer relevant. So, while I tailor my services to each individual family, I also ensure that all the basics are covered. I do this by approaching my work from an educational aspect, working from a curriculum that I develop for every session. In that way, families don't have to worry that they haven't asked the right questions. I will provide answers and coaching every step of the way.
College Prep begins in 8th grade
Students can choose to begin working with me as early as 8th grade. The college resume isn't built in a year. Careful planning provides the best opportunities to college. To learn how to navigate high school in such a way that as many college doors are open to you as possible, meet with me in 8th grade to discuss your first selection of high school classes. Receive a personal copy of Longworth Prep's Route to College book on successfully navigating high school and develop a Four Year Plan for high school. Then follow up with meetings your freshman and sophomore year for advice on standardized testing preparation and timeline that will best prepare you for college.
The search for colleges should start in earnest by the junior year of high school
I work with families on choosing classes and planning extracurricular activities outside of the school year. Exploring careers and learning about themselves through the high school years makes students much more knowledgeable by the time they're applying to college at the beginning of 12th grade.
By hand-selecting what you need from my services, we can design a package uniquely made for you. Just look through the following list of services I offer, meet with me for a free consultation, and we can decide together what's best for your family.
Pricing is available at many levels, based on how many meetings you desire. Families pay an hourly rate to have their own personal educational consultant available throughout the high school years. Call for a free consultation to discuss services and specific pricing.
COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE admissions services
Individual meetings with students
Personalized account with Custom College Planner, a unique organizational tool used in the college search and application process
College essay guidance, brainstorming and editing
College Essay Workshops
Review of prior academic accomplishments
Advice on course selection
Recommendations for extracurricular involvement
Standardized testing recommendations
Personality and Learning Styles Survey
YouScience aptitude and interest assessment to find a personalized career path
College Readiness assessment
Advice on researching colleges
Guidance in building a list of "Best Fit" colleges, based on Academic, Social and Financial Fit
Advice on making successful college visits
Advice on creating a high school resume
Advice and practice for college interviews
Education and advice on college financing and affordability
Finding the best financial fit for families
Assistance with application timing and process
Financial aid and award package analysis
College success and transition support