Bob, Newton parent
Mia, Parent of Wesleyan University student
Anna, parent of Columbia University Student
Maureen, parent of Skidmore College student
Leah, Harvard University student
Lauren, mother of Elon University student
Parent of Division I student athlete
Julie, George Washington University student
Chris, College of Wooster student
Karen, parent of a University of St. Andrews student
Ted, Skidmore College student
Carol, parent of Tufts University student
Joan was an excellent partner to us and our daughter in the college admission process. From the beginning, we felt that Joan would add the structure and resources to the process that we could not; we are good project managers but we don't understand this industry the way she does. The tools she provided to our daughter to prepare for visits and interviews helped improve her confidence, and we are sure this helped in the admission process. Joan was willing to have the difficult conversations with our daughter (and sometimes with us) to make sure it was a college search that would most benefit the student.
My daughter has a learning challenge and Joan added a breadth of knowledge and first hand exposure to colleges on the curriculum demands and academic support. This added-value made a huge difference in our final application list and my daughter's comfort in the list. When the time came to write essays and finish applications, Joan was excellent at letting my daughter's voice come through and made sure she was ready for applying early decision. My daughter was accepted to her first choice, a highly selective college. Joan was our first call after we got the acceptance envelope.
My daughter absolutely loves her college; she can't stop telling me how happy she is there and how she feels it is her "tribe." She feels challenged and excited by classes and has made friends. The academic support office has been proactive in working with my daughter. Joan helped us get to that big sigh of relief you feel as a parent when you know your child will be okay. We would recommend her to folks looking for someone who will care about your child's future almost as much as you do.