Princeton, We Have a Problem

Apparently, something that I quipped in public last week was really funny to a client, even days later.  Princeton. This past Sunday, I met with a client, Tom, and his daughter and wife.  Princeton. Tom had attended a live workshop earlier in the week, Princeton, where I fielded 20-25 questions from parents. Six or seven of…

The College Lesson From Fred & Donald Trump’s Tax Avoidance

This morning, in the “Upstairs Office,” I made it through about three-quarters of the New York Times piece about how Trump screwed the IRS, was propped up financially by his father and so on and so forth. As I read it, I was struck by several thoughts, which I wanted to share (even if the mention of…

ACT Miracles Last Week

Marissa the Miracle Worker   ACT scores came out last week and, the way it happens every cycle, I heard about amazing, unpredictable score increases by Marissa’s clients.   Nothing makes us smile more than when stressed out, hard working kids achieve results that exceed even our expectations!   Student one’s story was a bona…

The Inconvenient Truth About “Test-Optional”

Earlier this week, I did a college planning “secrets” workshop at College 101 in historical East Setauket, where I attempted to edu-ma-cate a nice group of parents about the ins and outs of college admissions, financial aid and scholarships. The topic turned to what admissions officers are looking for in a candidate, so I threw…

When “Final” Doesn’t Mean “Final”

Test Prep Classes | Inner Circle Close your eyes and pretend that it’s April, only a few months way, and you’re waiting for your financial aid and scholarship awards for your high school Senior. (OK, open them to read the rest of this message. 🙂 I won’t sugar coat it, lots o’ parents aren’t exactly…