For us, the admissions process is personal. We've gone through it successfully with our own children, and over the years have offered advice and support to other students with diverse interests, abilities, economic and social backgrounds. Our motivation for getting involved is somewhat selfish -- we really enjoy it! So, if you are seeking caring professionals with solid interpersonal, research, organization, and writing skills, you have come to the right place.
And just in case you're wondering, we don't just read about the schools we recommend, we consider visiting colleges and universities an on-going priority. Through campus experiences with admissions staff, faculty, and students, we are able to offer families valuable first-hand perspectives of schools they may be considering.
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Elizabeth Weber (Certified Educational Planner and Principal Consultant) has provided college counseling to students and parents since 2006. She brings experience as an educator, research librarian, writer, project manager, and instructional designer to her practice. Ms. Weber holds a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin, an M.L.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.S. in Broadcasting from Boston University, and has completed the Independent Educational Consultants Association Training Institute. She is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners, the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the New England Association for College Admissions Counseling, the Higher Education Consultants Association, and the Independent Educational Consultants Association.
Patricia Mitro (Associate) has over 20 years of professional experience in higher education. Her areas of expertise include undergraduate and graduate admissions, enrollment services, academic counseling, and financial aid. Ms. Mitro has worked extensively with undergraduate and graduate students in both traditional and community college settings and has taught at the college level. She holds a B.S. degree in Psychology from Fordham University and an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Boston University.
"I am convinced that your help with my son's essays gave him the edge he needed to get into his first choice school."
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