I serve my students in the application process through strategic college coaching packages and workshops. While I only offer one-on-one college consulting in the form of a "package," I do offer targeted workshops as well as application essay critiques. To find out the specific prices and details for any of my offerings, please follow the appropriate link below. Upon submitting a short form, you will be instantly provided the appropriate price sheet.
COLLEGE COACHING PACKAGES
Several college coaching packages are available to meet the needs of students throughout their college planning journeys.
Foundational Package - To Equip and Prepare High School 9th & 10th Graders
The Foundational Package is designed to help early high school students start their college journeys off right through the careful planning of academics and activities. This is the ideal time to begin college planning so that students can explore various interests, build on academic strengths, and learn about different majors and careers. Enrollment is accepted at any time during the underclassmen years (9th and 10th grades). The package is annual with planning sessions each quarter. Offerings are the same for local, face-to-face sessions and virtual online sessions.
Premier Gateway Package - To Position and Guide High School 11th Graders & Rising Seniors
This comprehensive package is the most strategic as it allows us to communicate a common theme throughout all pieces of the application so that the student stands out in the admissions process. The Premier Gateway Package offers comprehensive college consulting from planning, applying, getting acceptances, and deciding through to enrolling in college and schedule advising. Students in this program begin the process through exploring majors and career options. From there, we develop a balanced, good-fit college list based on the student's expectations and academic compatibility. A long-range plan is then implemented so that all application requirements are met and opportunities to communicate a message of value to a campus are maximized. Students are more than a GPA and a test score, and this comprehensive package allows us to capitalize on all elements of the application to the student's advantage. Getting accepted is a feeling like no other, and officially committing to a college and sporting those school colors are well-earned moments of pride, but the process is not over yet! Once that enrollment deposit is made, advisement continues to ensure that the student is following up on all required items for registration, housing and orientation. It is my goal to ensure that the transition from high school into college is smooth and success is assured. The typical duration of this package is from 12-18 months with private sessions beginning in January of junior year. Offerings are the same for local, face-to-face sessions and virtual online sessions. NOTE: Capacity for this package is usually reached by December of junior year. **Click here to secure a future spot with an advanced deposit.**
Summer Select Package - Exclusive to Rising Seniors (Limited Availability)
The Select Package is a (4) session package designed for students who wish to have limited support in the application process or just need some help jump-starting the process with the flexibility of adding sessions as needed. Many students who select this package have already accomplished a significant amount of the application requirements independently, already have a good college list, and have a clear idea of what to major in. This is often an ideal package for students who know what they want to do, know where they want to go, and are applying to colleges that utilize the same application platform. While this package does offer flexibility as additional sessions may be added, the strategic part of communicating a unified theme throughout the application components is limited since we do not work together on all aspects. Additionally, this package may not be available at all times depending upon my workload and schedule. The availability of this package becomes especially limited during peak season which is July through October.
University Transfer Package - Exclusive to Current College Students Seeking to Transfer
The ultimate goal of college planning is to attend a university and choose a major that is a great fit both academically and personally. But, sometimes a change in course or a move from a community college to a university is in order. The University Transfer Package provides strategic guidance and planning for one university transfer application and includes topic selection and planning for the essay. Transfer acceptance rates at many universities are even lower than regular freshman acceptance rates and can involve meeting requirements in addition to possessing a solid GPA with a certain number of college credit hours. Students will receive strategic guidance to enhance their acceptance potential and gain confidence in the process. This package is offered seasonally dependent upon current caseload.
An effective application can be the difference in an acceptance for many. Through years of assisting students and researching what colleges are looking for, I have developed a strategy that results in a compelling, meaningful story that attracts the attention of the admissions committees. And, best of all, students find the process to be painless!
Group Essay Workshops are offered periodically during the summer. Attendance at a workshop includes one free proof of a final draft essay and the exclusive ability to book discounted, one-on-one writing sessions upon completion of the workshop. Registration information can be found here.
The Essay Jumpstart Package is ideal for those wishing a jumpstart on the personal essay or for those seeking to polish a completed draft, This package includes (2) one-on-one essay coaching sessions and a follow-up final proof of the completed essay. Students will receive guidance on selecting an appropriate topic based on the college application list, instruction to help identify the best angle to create an engaging essay, and tips on effective organizational strategies. Additional sessions may be booked at $75 each. The essay jumpstart package is $175.
An Online Essay Critique is highly recommended for those with a completed application essay who are seeking reassurance that their essay will be an asset to their application. A thorough critique of the topic, effectiveness, and overall quality of the essay will be provided via Google Docs with suggestions for improvement. Those who first submit an essay for critique may then book an hourly writing coaching session if needed for $75. The cost for a full critique is $50.Essays may be submitted here.
Hourly Writing Instruction is only offered to those who have either attended a workshop, completed a package, or who have previously submitted an essay for a full critique. The hourly fee for follow-up college essay coaching is $75.
Application workshops are small group sessions that provide a comprehensive overview of the application process. These events are great for students who intend to manage their own application process and just need some general direction and help planning. Workshops are generally offered in the summers to rising seniors and transfer applicants.
Week-long, comprehensive workshops cover all aspects of the application process, including essay writing.
One-day, targeted application workshops provide guidance for students using the ApplyTexas or Common Application platforms.