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We will help you find the right school and prepare you for succeeding in college

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' college readiness 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. We provide end-to-end, personalized consulting and coaching from freshman year of high school to freshman year in college. 

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We follow a process from first contact to the first semester of Freshman year in college, guiding you every step of the way. We offer individualized services, tailored to each student's needs and wants, all to ensure long-term success.

Introductory Call

Foundational Meetings

College Consulting

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. 

During these foundational meetings, we review your student's learning history, current accommodations, needs and wants, and assess college readiness skills, and recommend next steps.We also go over college application recommendations and provide information about learning disabilities in college.  

The next step is college consulting. Depending on age and needs, we may start with recommending high school classes or extracurriculars, jump right into identifying a list of schools that are tailored to your unique needs and wants. We offer individualized services through packages or hourly consulting.

College Readiness Coaching

Review Offers & Enroll

College Freshman Year

Based on the needs identified, we design an individualized curriculum, focusing on skills such as self-advocacy, self-awareness, social communication, and executive function focusing on college readiness. 

When acceptances have arrived, we can 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 we can continue our support through Freshman fall in college, to help our students implement their college readiness skills and feel confident in the new environment.

College Readiness Coaching

Self-Advocacy, Self-Awareness, 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.

Our Services

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College Consulting

We offer guidance and coaching from the very start, through the application process, until you are on your way as a college freshman and beyond. We work closely with you to identify needs, strengths and wishes, and will help guide the process forward. 

College Readiness Coaching

Our practice focuses on college readiness skills, to ensure that our students not only are accepted to a school, but that they can be successful and thrive once there. Skills we work on include, self-awareness, self-advocacy, social communication, time management, and more.

Workshops & Presentations

Periodically throughout the year, we offer workshops and webinars to groups of students and parents. Topics include:


College Transition Intensive

College Affordability & Financial Aid

 Essay writing

Navigating the Common App

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