Student & Parent


Jane A.

We were so lucky to have found Pat. The PLAN was critical in helping our girls delineate what was important, where to put their efforts, and how to showcase their talents. She has a wonderful ability to see the best in every child. This is some of the best money we've ever spent!

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.

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.

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.

High School Parent

Thank you so much for helping my daughter navigate the extremely competitive college admissions process. She is so excited to be attending Duke in the fall of 2022. Your help with college essays not only made her a stronger candidate but also a much better lifetime writer! I am so grateful & pleased and I have you to thank for that.

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. 🙂

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!

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.


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.