Rates and Packages

Do any of these sound like you?

  • You’re a parent who didn’t go to college in the U.S. and is unfamiliar with the process
  • You’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t even know where to start
  • You’re a family where both parents work (or a single-parent household working full-time) and just need some help with managing the deadlines and tasks
  • You’re a parent or student who either doesn’t enjoy research or doesn’t have enough time for it and would like some help finding the needed information
  • You’re a student who simply needs someone with less emotional attachment than your parents to help be the task-master!

We can work together to build a package that fits your needs and your budget. Many families just need an hour or two to get their questions answered. We can meet periodically and we can use email, text, Zoom, or phone calls for questions that come up. This is an excellent choice for freshmen and sophomores as well as students who have specific needs (developing a list, help with essays, etc.) and are not seeking help with the overall process. (If you later decide to pay for a package, your initial hours will be applied to that cost.) Hourly Rate: $75

If you want something more comprehensive, you can select from one of the following options. For one fee I’ll help you/your student with everything listed in each description. We don’t track time; I work with your student as much as they need.

Senior Year (Early- to mid-August through May 1): Review college list and suggest changes as necessary, or help you get one created; discuss Early Action and Early Decision possibilities; review Common App, UC, and other essays; plan for SAT/ACT/Subject Tests if needed; help with “brag sheet” and/or resume; help with selecting teachers for letters of recommendation; assist as necessary with filling out applications (you’ll still do the work but I’m available to clarify anything that’s confusing!); reminders about key deadlines; help with local scholarship opportunities; help with selecting schools from acceptances; other personalized help as needed! Inquire for pricing.

Junior Year, Summer, and Senior Year (Beginning any time junior year): Help with determining what you want from a school (size, location, program, public/private, etc.); help with researching potential schools; PSAT score review; SAT/ACT/Subject Test advising; transcript review; support with writing drafts of Common App, UC, and other essays; and all of the senior year items listed above. Inquire for pricing.

Junior Year or Summer (Beginning any time junior year through early August): Help with determining what you want from a school (size, location, program, public/private, etc.); help with researching potential schools; PSAT score review; SAT/ACT/Subject Test advising; transcript review; support with first drafts of Common App, Coalition, and/or UC essays. Inquire for pricing.

Summer College Essay Workshops for Rising Seniors: Please see this page for more information about this workshop that blends group instruction with individual consultations, all done online.