Early Guidance

Consult & Strategic Plan

Initial Consultation and Strategic Plan

Our Early Guidance college counseling services typically begin with a consultation and development of a Strategic Plan. The consultation will take about 1.5 hours. The counselor will meet with your family, provide an explanation of the college admissions process, and explain the specific things your student needs to focus on, both now and in the future. Additionally, he or she will take detailed notes about your student’s strengths, weaknesses, interests, and goals. After the meeting, the counselor will summarize the key points in a Strategic Plan tailored specifically for your student.

Initial Consultation

The consultation will cover:

  • Thorough explanation of the college admissions process
  • Insight into what selective admissions committees are looking for
    • Course selection and transcript
    • Standardized test scores
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Essays
    • Summer experiences/internships
    • Letters of recommendations
    • Interviews
  • "Here's where you are now" vs. "Here's where you need to be"
    • Assessment of your student’s current performance, including strengths and weaknesses
    • Evaluation of your student’s interests, career goals, and college goals
    • Recommendations on how your student can address weaknesses and maximize potential in each area of the college application 
  • Advice about college application essays and personal statements
  • Strategies for procuring effective letters of recommendations
  • Initial career and college selection discussion
  • Advice about athletic and arts recruitment strategies, if applicable


Strategic Plan

After the consultation, the counselor will prepare and present a Strategic Plan tailored for the student. The Strategic Plan will include:

  • Academic and non-academic assessments and recommendations
  • Identification of strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities
  • Recommendation of summer activities
  • Recommendation of extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership development

Learn about our Early Guidance Packages

World-Class Tutors

We recruit only the best and have a rigorous selection process. This means our private tutors are not just intelligent - they're also great teachers who are able to relate to your child.

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Unique Approach

We approach tutoring differently. Through our company philosophy and customized matching process, we are able to more effectively deliver results.

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We have an impressive history of proven success and a guarantee unlike any other in the business: If you're unsatisfied with any session, you simply don't pay.

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