I welcome questions about my practice.  I offer a 20-30 minute complimentary consult 
in person, or by telephone, or on Skype.
 
We can start working together formally at any point during the high school years.  I like to begin with a 2+ hour in-depth meeting, typically with parents and student.  This will provide an initial assessment of the student's academic and non-academic profile and the family's broader goals 
for the college planning process.  Your initial questions can be addressed, and you can determine if if you'd like to continue working together. To continue, I offer two options:

ivymaven college package (comprehensive advising)
Designed for families who want thorough assistance throughout the college planning process, as well as for those applying to multiple highly selective schools. This might include:

     curriculum reviewextracurricular and summer planning; standardized testing strategies;                              guidance for college research, visit planning, and final list construction;
 essay topic brainstorming and multiple revisions as needed for all essays; 
resume construction and organization for maximum impact; 
strategic guidance for ED/EA and other application schedules;
complete application review with attention to detail and overall message;
guidance to obtain optimal letters of recommendation;  interview practice and prep; 
guidance--if deferred or wait-listed--to maximize acceptance chances;  
decision-making counsel.

woven throughout: counsel to assist you in gaining clarity on what distinguishes you! 

hourly rate ($180)  This can be utilized for circumscribed consultation related to any   aspect of educational planning: college admissions, high school choices, transfer, graduate school.

       
   My practice is in compliance with the Statement of Principles of Good Practice (SPGP) as stated by the         National Association of College Admissions Counselors (NACAC)

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