Student & Parent


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.

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!

Caroline J.

I cannot thank you enough for all you have done to help keep my daughter on track. You are an incredible asset. From our very first meeting years ago, you gave her confidence needed to realize that she was special, and you lessened the anxiety of what can be an intimidating process. She feels really good about her application and essays. You did so much to help her bring out the best through her words. I know you helped make her shine and spotlight these accomplishments to prospective colleges/universities.

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. 🙂

Gabbi M.

I seriously could not have done this without you! You gave me confidence to improve my writing while you helped me with editing my essays. You also provided guidance in representing my extracurricular activities in a more concise way When I submitted my applications, I knew I had presented my best self. With your help, I got into EVERY SCHOOL I applied to except for two high Reach schools, and ended up committing to UNC Chapel Hill, which was my dream school! I am forever grateful for the opportunities and great advice you provided to me. Thank you again!

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!

Linda T.

Our son got into Penn State, one of his first choices, in addition to five of his other schools. Two of the schools, one public and one private, offered him scholarship money! He is still waiting on two others, but I wanted to thank you for working with him. I have seen much growth in his writing.

Calvin M.

I just got accepted into my dream school (UCLA) and I couldn’t have done it without you! Our meetings not only helped me with my college essays, but with my confidence as a writer as well. Thank you SO much!