How We Partner

One-on-One Consulting Services

Telling Your Story

Every student I work with is unique, and we work together to identify and tell your personal story. While I have a standard process, my approach with each student is tailored to fit him or her.

Grades and test scores are certainly important in the college admissions process, but they are not the only considerations. This time is also about students following their passions and interests and ensuring all these elements are explored and leveraged in the college admissions journey.

When students know their story, they can articulate their passions, experiences, uniqueness and strengths confidently to admissions officers. In fact, that confidence will stay with them long after the admissions process is over!

Achieving Greatness Together

Start with Your Story offers a comprehensive line of counseling packages and hourly arrangements to meet your needs. Consultations can be in person, via Zoom, email or phone. I customize my coaching process depending on my student’s specific needs; however, my general consulting process consists of three broad steps. All three steps are described below:

Self Discovery

I begin working with students as early as ninth grade. Unfortunately, many students will wait to begin the process until the last minute and that is when stress and frustration can occur. By beginning earlier, I can assist you during this time of self-discovery. Services include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Review academic accomplishments and rigor of coursework based on college admissions goals
  • Advise on curriculum planning and assess academic strengths
  • Identify extracurricular and community service activities that will help the student develop his or her interests
  • Testing recommendations (SAT or ACT, when to schedule, is test prep necessary, etc)
  • Resume creation and assistance
  • Administer assessments to help identify best learning environment, as well as potential college major and career exploration

Explore and Match

With so many college options and the college landscape becoming more complex, | help students identify schools where they will prosper and share criteria that admissions officers use in evaluating students. Much of this work is done in the student's junior year, resulting in a list of "Lottery," "Reach," "Match" and "Likely" colleges. Services include but aren't limited to the following:

  • Assess academic strengths, interests and desires and how this fits with college options
  • Identify desired college attributed by exploring academic social fit
  • In-depth interview on college preferences and preparation of a balanced list
  • Guidance on affordability that includes identifying schools where your student may have an increased probability of aid
  • Guidance on financial aid timing and overall process
  • Suggesting and preparing for productive college visits


Students and families can find the college application process exciting, but also overwhelming and stressful. I am committed to giving you the strategies and guidance to thrive through the process. I will help you navigate the entire application process through:

  • Developing a timeline and a personalized strategy to manage application details from start to finish
  • Essay prompt coaching and brainstorming to assist each student with articulating his or her own unique story
  • Submission management by guiding each student through the entire application process
  • Consulting on financial aid process and timeline development
  • Exploring private college opportunities that may be as affordable as public schools, yet provide a better educational fit
  • Assisting in resume creation or updating
  • Determining interview strategy and conducting a mock interview in preparation for alumni and on-campus interviews
  • Evaluating and comparing college acceptances

Packages and Fees

I offer all potential clients a free 30-minute consultation. If a family is interested in working with me, all services are available on an hourly basis, in pre-paid five-hour blocks or grade-level packages.

The following grade level packages provide professional guidance and tools to help families tackle the college exploration, selection and application process with confidence and ease. The process is personalized and I'm committed to working with you to develop a strategic and individualized plan that fits your needs and maximizes your opportunity for admission. All packages include unlimited coaching via zoom, phone calls and emails throughout the year. Parents and students can contact me as often as needed.

Hourly Consultation Service

Hourly consultation services where I provide information and advice about the college search and application process.

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5-Hours Customized Service Blocks

Purchase a five-hour block of time to be used for any services. It is the responsibility of the family to make arrangements for the time to be used. 

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Upper-Level Student Package

Junior Year Through Senior Year

An unlimited assistance package that empowers students and families throughout the admissions process. Services include the following:


• Provide testing recommendations based on individual student goals
• Advise on high school curriculum planning
• Résumé creation and assistance
• Career and major planning by administering career assessment and personality inventory

Explore and Match

• Identify desired college attributes by exploring academic & social fit
• Prepare a list that includes “Lottery,” “Reach,” “Match” & “Likely” schools
• Guidance on financial aid timing and overall process
• Guidelines and advice for productive college visits


• Deliver an action plan with timeline and deadlines for the entire process
• Essay topic brainstorming
• Individual essay coaching through drafting, editing and revising
• Submission management
• Interview preparation if necessary
• Evaluation and comparison of college acceptances
• Guidance on decision communication to colleges

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Comprehensive Package 


Through Senior Year

A package that empowers students and families throughout the admissions process. Contracting begins in freshman or sophomore year and includes all Upper-Level Student services as well as extracurricular and summer activity recommendations and quarterly coaching.

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Schedule Your Free Consultation

For more information, contact me to schedule a free 30-minute consultation about my services.

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