Student & Parent


Gillian E.

I have been accepted to Northeastern University and plan to attend there next year! I also received a scholarship from the school as well! I wanted to thank you so much for all your help in this process; I really appreciate the work you put in to help me achieve this goal!

Nicole B.

Both of my children have worked with Pat for four years. Pat has helped them with high school course selection and guidance on which college entrance exams to take and when. She helped our oldest child refine his college list and prepare to stand out as he applies to college. She has also helped us to make some important decisions for our sophomore for the remainder of her high school years. Pat really listens to our kids and helps them hone in on their interests and desires for their future while keeping us parents in the loop on progress made. She uses her extensive knowledge of the inner workings of our school district to help us navigate through challenges. And she is keenly aware of and sensitive towards the unique challenges our students face due to COVID-19. We are so grateful for her guidance.


I wanted to say thanks for a positive and empowering College Match meeting with my daughter yesterday. She has been anxious and avoiding college conversations, and after speaking with you yesterday, she was energized and more confident about her direction. I sensed she felt seen and valued for who she is. I could not have hoped for a better outcome.

Rae Jean P.

Our children often listen to other people rather than us. Our son listened to Pat intently, and she motivated him to take on more leadership and community service roles while there was still sufficient time. The college application process was comfortingly demystified for us, but the real gem of our experience was getting our child to act.

Pam T.

My son applied to 7 schools early action, and was accepted to all of them! He is beyond thrilled to attend State in the fall, his Reach school. Thank you so much for his 4 year Plan and Follow Up Meetings these past few years, and your suggestions on listing his extracurricular activities so he could stand out from other applicants. All of the action steps really work!

Mason P.

Thank you so much for all your help! Not only did my writing and grammar improve tremendously with your help, I also got accepted into my my first choice school - UVA! The lessons you taught me about writing and phrase structure will stay with me forever. Your guidance throughout the whole process was invaluable, and I truly believe I could not have done it without you. I really enjoyed working with you and I am so grateful for your help presenting myself as the best version of myself to all my colleges. I had so much confidence in my application as a whole and in my many supplemental essays when I submitted them and I am beyond excited to be attending my number one school. Thank you so much again!

Owen B.

I just wanted to let you know that I got accepted into Vanderbilt today! Thank you so much for your advice on what to do when deferred because I really think it helped me get in. This was my biggest reach out of all the schools I applied to and I couldn’t have gotten to this point without your help! Thanks again!

Claudia L.

I'm so excited to share that I got into TUFTS! I'm so grateful for your help and guidance over the past four years. As I reflect on our first Plan meeting at the beginning of my freshman year and every subsequent semester check-in and/or yearly meeting, they all were instrumental in helping me to discover my passions, and your Plan advice became a constant guide as I pursued them. When it was time to start the college application process and begin writing my essays this past summer, I felt confidently prepared to tell my stories. Thank you for your constant support and honest feedback during our meetings! I learned so much from you about how to be a more effective writer through your summer enrichment writing courses, and your mock interviews confidently prepared me for my college admission interviews. I'm deeply grateful for how you've strengthened and solidified my organizational, communication, and writing skills! THANK YOU for helping me get into my dream school!!

Stephanie M.

My daughter was accepted at all five colleges and awarded merit scholarships across the board. Thank you for your help! Now, onto the decision making. 🙂