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“Because of his learning style, the thought of finding a college that suited our son was very overwhelming and intimidating. Meeting Linda has been a godsend. She has given me the confidence that whatever decision our son makes, it will be based on as much knowledge, thoughtfulness and insight as he’ll need.”
– Sara Mayo


high school kidsI work one-on-one with students and their families to optimize their high school years and then choose and apply to schools/programs that are a good fit.  I specialize in working with students with learning differences. Along the way, students will learn about themselves and become more self-sufficient, in preparation for living independently after high school.

Detailed below are my standard programs:

FRESHMAN/SOPHOMORE CONSULT: Grade 9, 10
This two-part consult is intended for students at the beginning of their high school careers; the objective is to start them off on the right foot by aligning their objectives and planning for the critical next few years.  It includes a review of the student’s transcript and educational evaluations, as well as recommendations regarding academic course selection, extracurricular activities, college standardized testing, learning styles and student interests.

COMPREHENSIVE COLLEGE PLANNING: Grade 10, 11, 12
This extensive package is for students who want help developing a plan for the remainder of high school and assistance in choosing and applying to schools and programs. We’ll cover testing options, zero in on student interests/abilities, and develop a customized short list of schools or programs that are a good fit. In addition, I will also continue to assist your student through the application and school/program choice process. This package keeps me involved in the process all the way until a student is admitted / has decided on a program (through May 1 of senior year), and includes a family meeting in the summer after senior year to finalize support services.

Included (as needed):

  • Review of academic record
  • Review of extracurricular/summer activities
  • Review of appropriate medical or educational records (IEP, 504, Transition Plans, Evaluations)
  • Student/parent interviews and questionnaires
  • Personality inventories and career interest surveys
  • Testing recommendations
  • Determination of level of support services needed
  • Development of right fit colleges/programs
  • Assistance with increasing student independence / self-advocacy skills
  • College visit preparation
  • Interview preparation
  • Brainstorming of essay ideas
  • Review/editing of common application essay and two additional essays
  • Review/editing of activity resume
  • Scholarship resources
  • Assistance with final school/program decision
  • Summer meeting to discuss transition to school/program and support services

CUSTOMIZED COLLEGE LIST:
This package includes:

  • Individual meetings with parent/guardian and student
  • A review of transcript, IEP and evaluations
  • Research and development of a customized list of colleges that are a good fit, academically, socially and financially, and with the appropriate level of support
  • A second meeting with the family to present the college list with detailed rationale



“Linda has assisted our son with making, and following up on, goals that will help build on his weaknesses and work towards his strengths. His confidence has risen dramatically this year. As parents, we were overwhelmed with the thought of trying to find a place for our son and his learning challenges. Linda has made the process manageable.”
– Karen Weiskerger

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