My son is a freshman in college and absolutely loves his school. The college application process is quite daunting, so I appreciate that Elizabeth was able to support him to make the process as smooth and painless as possible. It was hard for our son to hear questions from my husband and I about his college applications without feeling something akin to “Mom and Dad treat me like I’m twelve.” If Elizabeth asked the same questions, we could tell he felt there was no judgment, just a desire to hear and to help him.
He really liked working with Elizabeth; she always arrived upbeat and full of enthusiasm. She listened to what was important to him in choosing prospective schools, and I believe he took it as a sign of respect that she worked directly with him on everything from making appointments and setting goals and deadlines to sitting down with him to go over his applications one last time prior to submission.
As a parent, it is hard not to worry about college applications and whether one’s child will find a good fit. I am grateful that Elizabeth’s knowledge, enthusiasm, and down to earth approach made my family’s life a lot easier and was instrumental in my son’s success in being accepted to the college of his choice.
– Mom of Summit Preparatory Charter HS Student, Redwood City, CA
When I heard about how stressful it was for some of my friends to help their kids get through the college application process, I started to worry that the whole process was going to put our entire family into a really unhappy place. So, I hired Elizabeth, not so much for my very organized child, but for me.
Now I don’t have to be the one nagging about deadlines, essays, recommendation letters, and the other minutia involved in the process. Elizabeth is keeping my daughter on track and as stress free as possible and I get to be a sounding board for my daughter!
– Mom of Menlo-Atherton Student, Atherton, CA
Elizabeth has helped me conquer the college application process with relative ease; showing me how to organize my application “to do” list and assisting me in creating application profiles that make a strong case for myself while letting my personality show through.
– Student at Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, CA
Elizabeth’s help and coaching was invaluable to our son’s college application process. First she took the time to really get to know his capabilities, interests and goals, did extensive research to find universities that are a great fit for him then helped us narrow the list. She is always prompt and well prepared for their sessions, yet flexible and patient with us as things arise.
Elizabeth has done an amazing job helping our son stay on top of not just essays and tests, but complex music portfolio requirements for the various colleges he is applying to, mentoring and motivating him to do his best work. Our son trusts and likes working with her. We recommend her wholeheartedly. Don’t know what we would have done without her help.
– Parents with son at Menlo-Atherton High School, Atherton, CA