Edward B. Fiske, past education editor of the New York Times has said, “Applying to College can be an unsettling experience. People tell you that the outcome could shape the rest of your life; yet the process seems cloaked in mystery.”
Choosing the right college can be puzzling, indeed. What factors should be considered when selecting a college? How do you know if it's right for you? Finding the right college for you means identifying the important pieces and putting them together in the right order.
As an educational consultant I interview a student and his or her family to find the best college "fit." By learning as much as I can about the student and family, I can help identify the most suitable learning environments. And by having much longer to come to know the student I can take the time to see the whole picture. Not tied to any institution, I can provide unbiased help wading through the myriad sources of information—from websites, college visits, brochures, family friends, peers, and various kinds of media—from which students come to learn information in their search.
I can provide a complete search of appropriate colleges. I pride myself on extensive first-hand knowledge of colleges, big and small, around the country. I spend 20% of my time on the road, meeting with admission officers, touring campuses, and exploring the campus environment. This personal insight provides a student with a much deeper understanding of a college than a video or website can convey. Another important piece of my time is spent in staying informed through the media and colleagues about recent developments on college campuses and in the field of education, in general. Because I am familiar with a multitude of colleges, I can present students with a wider selection of possibilities.
I believe that I will bring to this process: knowledge, energy, passion . . .and a sense of humor.