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1:1 College Consulting

We provide 1:1 mentorship to freshmen, sophomores, junior and seniors and guide them through the college application process. 

We approach the journey towards application completion as a “rite of passage” that should be honored as the Capstone project for juniors and rising seniors.  We have designed a unique spiraling college application curriculum within an expeditionary learning framework that maximizes the value of the journey – not just the destination.

When students are done with our services they know where they want to go, what they want to and who they want to be. 

"Launching is the art of intentionally raising children to be independent, responsible, and engaged citizens. When we as parents focus on guiding and collaborating vs. managing and dictating, we infuse a valuable skillset. Launched children can handle the joys and the challenges, they have grit and persistence, they know how to ask for support, and they take ownership of their life purpose."

– Laura Barr-Author of the Entitlement Antidote

High School Choice

The early launching years are a time of excitement, independence and can be anxiety-provoking for both students and families.  The best fit high school placement is crucial as students develop their identity as individuals separate from their parents.  High School choices are directly linked to future success in making post-graduation decisions.

Services include: 

  • Evaluation of questionnaires and assessments
  • Review of transcripts
  • Development of ACT, SAT plan
  • Development of school list 
  • Assistance with the admissions process
  • Essay development using the “workshop” model
  • Interview preparation 
  • Parent Coaching on developing a “launch” plan 
  • Educational Advocacy, IEP, and 504 development

"Middle childhood is rich in potential for cognitive, social, emotional and physical advancements. During this period, the brain is actively undergoing synaptic pruning and, as such, is constantly becoming more refined, a process that is heavily dependent on a child’s environment. This discovery opens the door to optimizing the experiences a child needs to provide themselves with a strong foundation for adulthood."

– V Kandice Mah,  and E Lee Ford-Jones

Middle School Choice

The middle years of childhood are a time of transformation. As children transition from childhood to young adults, they need both guidance and an educational path that supports their need for belonging and independence.  I work directly with families and student in identifying school choices that support the middle years placement while visioning the long term path. 

Services include: 

  • Evaluation of questionnaires and assessments
  • Interview of teachers, tutors and important contacts 
  • Development of school list 
  • Assistance with the admissions process
  • Essay development using the “workshop” model
  • Interview preparation 
  • Parent Education 
  • Educational Advocacy, IEP, and 504 development 

" It is time to imbue students with an experimental, critical, ardent approach to their work and to the social problems of the world. If we can do this, we are ready to leave the future to them."

–  Lucy Sprague

What our students say:

"As I receive my college decisions, I reflect on how I never could have accomplished this without Laura and her team.  I never would have known about the different colleges and probably would have settled for an in-state college.  I learned about how to apply, but more I learned about who I am and what I wanted out of my college experience.  I had all kinds of preconceived notions that were blown out of the water and now feel confidant and excited about the next stage of my life." -Eden

John Doe
Designer

How does it work?

Services are catered to each client after a rigorous intake process where I listen to individual needs and create a Professional Services Agreement using a retainer style method of payment.

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