College Consulting with a Difference
What makes us different?
Founded by Marie Guarnieri, an experienced independent educational consultant and a speech language pathologist with a passion for enhancing students' "soft skills", we focus on making sure that our students are accepted into a school of their choice and on making sure that they succeed once there.
HOW DO WE WORK?
We follow a process from first contact to the first semester of Freshman year in college, guiding you every step of the way. We tailor and tweak our services as we go based on needs and wants, all to ensure long-term success.
During our introductory call, you will learn more about how we work and we get to know your family and your needs. We take a personalized approach and together we will determine the next step and what services serve you and your family the best.
College Counseling Process
Time for the college counseling process. Depending on grade and needs, we may start with recommending high school classes or extracurriculars, or jump right into identifying a list of schools that are tailored to your unique needs and wants. The application process can be complex, but we will help keep you on track.
Review Offers & Decide
When acceptances have arrived, we will help you review the offers, helping you decide based on scholarships, program options, accommodations and other factors that are uniquely important to you.
This is a big, exciting and scary step for all students, but for students who may have struggled socially or with independence and time management in high school, it can be extra daunting. We will continue our support for as long as you feel that it is beneficial, making sure that you can be successful.
College Success Coaching for Soft Skills
Self-Advocacy, Self- determination, Executive Function and Communication Skills
Throughout the process, we offer coaching to build the skills that will allow your teen to succeed in college. Neurodivergent college graduates often speak of the importance of strong self-advocacy, time management and communication skills. These skills can be practiced while still in high school to build confidence before starting college. Together we will make a plan for what your teen's unique needs are.