Tips for a Successful New School Year

Tips for a Successful New School Year

As the month of August commences, I find myself thinking how quickly the summer has gone and in a few short weeks we are all back to school. As both a high school college counselor and independent college counselor for the past ten years, admittedly, I still find...
It’s Never Too Early for a Visit

It’s Never Too Early for a Visit

Over the past ten years as a college counselor, I have been asked countless times by families: Does my student need to visit a college before he/she/they apply? Can’t we just wait until they’re accepted before I/we have to take time off of work or spend money to...
Why a meaningful and enjoyable summer matters

Why a meaningful and enjoyable summer matters

Summer is around the corner and many families are crossing the final “t’s” and dotting the final “i’s” of their plans. For many high school students however, the pressure to have a summer that is filled with non-stop activities, programs, or travel plans can sometimes...
Let’s Talk About Your Child…

Let’s Talk About Your Child…

Did you know the way to address a student with special needs is to do so by naming the student first and then their learning difference? Were you aware that order matters?   Many times I encounter people who refer to a student as “dyslexic” or “my ADHD kid.” I...