Angry Parent Responds To My “Dumb Guidance Counselor” Email

This week, I’ve caught some heat from guidance counselors, a principal and a college professor for my strongly worded “Dumb Guidance Counselor” email. But then I heard from a slew of parents.  Here’s a text, from one particular mom who was not happy.  I’m sharing it because I believe she speaks for many parents: Good morning!…

Dumb Guidance Counselor “Advice”

Three years ago this month, I was in the office, sitting across from a then-rising senior, whom we’ll call “Alexa” (that’s her real name). Her eyes were watering, and she was visibly shaking. Back story: “Alexa” (still her real name) and I had been working on her college applications, essay and resume all summer. She…

The New Common App is here!

The new Common App is here! Things are going to start happening to me now. Sorry, I’m back.  It’s August 1st, which means the Common Application is out and that you can apply to 800 colleges with the click of a button!  Wow! I recorded a not-so-short, and definitely not-so-interesting video walking you through the,…

High GPA, Low SAT/ACT

TEST PREP CLASSES/TUTORING | ESSAYS & APPLICATIONS BOOTCAMP How many times have you heard, She does well in school, but…just doesn’t  test well? Or, I don’t know what it is, he does great in the practice tests, but freezes up on the real thing! There are probably dozens of explanations or excuses for these phenomena, ranging from Russian…

Recruit’s Mom Rolls Eyes At Webinar

Recruiting Webinar | ACT/SAT Prep | Essays Bootcamp Got a great response to my last email about tonight’s recruiting webinar, from a friend/client who shall remain nameless, and who’s son is a high level DIII athlete.  She was at a tournament for her younger son this weekend, and wrote, “I wish I had your latest email…