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Nancy L.

Spring Lake, NJ

$50/hr

College Application & Essay Preparation - Made Simple!

Background check passed as of 8/20/13
Usually responds in about 16 hours

College Application & Essay Preparation - Made Simple!

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The college application process is one of the most stressful times in your child's lifetime. The competition is daunting, the choices are overwhelming, and the VERY long and winding path to submitting a successful application tends to lead many toward continued procrastination. Yet, with every day that passes, the tension heightens. After all, you and your child have been preparing for this day for many, many years.

High school guidance counselors are simply unable to devote the time and direction each student needs and deserves as they embark on this life-changing journey.

I am a professional college admissions tutor and a volunteer admissions counselor for the University of Delaware. More important, my son and I have just finished living the entire college application process --- two weeks ago (8/24/2014), I dropped my son off for his freshman year as a Blue Hen! Attending the University of Delaware was his first choice, and we made it happen --- even though his guidance counselor told us it was a long shot and not to get our hopes up. It took a tremendous amount of time, work and research. We drove from Maine to Florida over the last couple of summers visiting over 40 universities and colleges.

There are secrets to obtaining admission that most don't know. Number one is that colleges and universities now measure the desire factor. A student can obtain a pre-admissions interview, or email a professor and ask to attend a class, or participate in multiple pre-admission events. All of these count towards the desire factor and are tracked by the school's portal.

Number two is that the college essay can make or break a student's acceptance. Number three is that financial aid is available to everyone and no decision should be made based on costs.

Rather than trying to force your teen to engage and/or work alone or with you on this process, my clients have found that having an outside tutor/friend/counselor that works with both the student and the parents - greatly eliminates the stress, and provides the student with an outlet to express their desires, dreams, fears, and ambitions.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to get started early!!! Your student should have an idea about what their essay is going to be about.

Today, most students apply to 10 schools! Perhaps that is because the common app allows one to send to 10 schools. But to be absolutely clear, your student MUST have safety schools and reach schools. The earlier one sends in an application, the earlier one receives an answer (except for the ivies when all students are informed on the same date).

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your pre-college student. Your child CAN attend his/her first choice school, but it takes precise and deliberate actions for the desired result.

Please reach out to me. I'd love to help your family along this very important journey.

Nancy

Testimonials

"Great For College Prep Help/ Writing"

- Donna, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on 10/18/13

"Great tutor!"

- Sarah, Jackson, NJ on 10/7/13
English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
Marketing,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Business,
Career Development,
College Counseling,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ADD/ADHD

As a parent of a student with ADHD who is now going to be a senior in high school, I have learned what works best in working with these types of students - and as such, have led a volunteer organization in my community where I work one-on-one with students on the spectrum.

Effective teaching for these students requires a singular focus, visualization, animation, student-engagement, story-telling and must be done in an environment that is absolutely quiet, with no distractions - and preferably in the exact same place - every time.

Thank you for your consideration.

Business

I have been a VP of Marketing, Communications and Business Development for nearly 30 years. I have worked as a VP for Fortune 500 companies (Lucent Technologies, VP Worldwide Marketing) and have also worked for multiple start-ups as THE marketing department. I have helped to take several companies public (IPO), have helped facilitate the acquisition of several companies and have started two companies on my own. Thanks for your consideration.

Career Development

I've been a VP of Marketing for two Fortune 500 companies and provided leadership for over 200 employees. Over the course of my career, I've probably hired more than 300 professionals. Today, I am a guest lecturer at the University of Delaware on behalf of their Career Services organization (as an alumnae). I lecture monthly on topics related to career development: resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, personal brand, and networking. I also have a twitter account focused on career development.

College Counseling

I speak regularly to juniors and seniors at high schools and to juniors and seniors at the University of Delaware on preparing for their next stage in their college career - this typically includes grad school, law school and med school. As a volunteer admissions counselor for the University of Delaware, I speak to high schools students throughout NJ about preparing their college app, writing their college essay, and selecting the college that is "right" for the student.

Marketing

I am a career-long marketing and communications professional. My career includes the position of VP of Marketing for Lucent Technologies, Stratus Computer and other 500 companies. I am an expert in marketing strategy, analytics, and creative positioning, demand generation, and public relations.

Microsoft Outlook

Because I am a professional with over 25 years of experience in the technology sector, I have been working with Microsoft Outlook, Powerpoint, and Windows since they first launched in the market in the late 80's. Today, I use both the MAC, a PC, an IPAD, the entire Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft's newest version of Windows, Windows 8. As VP of Marketing for companies, you can be sure that utilizing the latest technologies to improve performance and communicate have always been core to day to day business.

Public Speaking

As a VP of Marketing and Corporate Communications for over 25 years for Fortune 500 companies, I am both a natural and a trained professional speaker.

I speak at industry events, conferences, trade shows and keynote sessions.

I have had multiple professional speaking classes provided by my corporation.

I love helping others master the art of public speaking.

Special Needs

For the last 20 years, I have volunteered my time to helping those with special needs learn to use the computer, read, write, and speak. The drive came from having a sister who was/is intellectually challenged and from helping my own mother, who was diagnosed with dementia in her early 50's. I have the patience, the love and the devotion for those who need it most; these students are, above all, the most rewarding for me.

Nancy’s Resources

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University of Delaware
Business Education

Education

University of Delaware (Business Education)

Great For College Prep Help/ Writing — I had Nancy L come to my house to help my daughter with her college essay and planning. My daughter really liked her. She was very helpful and asked her all the right questions help to get her focused. We will definitely use her again. As a teacher myself, I thought she was very good and a highly recommend her. ...

— Donna, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on 10/18/13

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

Travel policy

Nancy will travel within 40 miles of Spring Lake, NJ 07762.


About Nancy

The college application process is one of the most stressful times in your child's lifetime. The competition is daunting, the choices are overwhelming, and the VERY long and winding path to submitting a successful application tends to lead many toward continued procrastination. Yet, with every day that passes, the tension heightens. After all, you and your child have been preparing for this day for many, many years.

High school guidance counselors are simply unable to devote the time and direction each student needs and deserves as they embark on this life-changing journey.

I am a professional college admissions tutor and a volunteer admissions counselor for the University of Delaware. More important, my son and I have just finished living the entire college application process --- two weeks ago (8/24/2014), I dropped my son off for his freshman year as a Blue Hen! Attending the University of Delaware was his first choice, and we made it happen --- even though his guidance counselor told us it was a long shot and not to get our hopes up. It took a tremendous amount of time, work and research. We drove from Maine to Florida over the last couple of summers visiting over 40 universities and colleges.

There are secrets to obtaining admission that most don't know. Number one is that colleges and universities now measure the desire factor. A student can obtain a pre-admissions interview, or email a professor and ask to attend a class, or participate in multiple pre-admission events. All of these count towards the desire factor and are tracked by the school's portal.

Number two is that the college essay can make or break a student's acceptance. Number three is that financial aid is available to everyone and no decision should be made based on costs.

Rather than trying to force your teen to engage and/or work alone or with you on this process, my clients have found that having an outside tutor/friend/counselor that works with both the student and the parents - greatly eliminates the stress, and provides the student with an outlet to express their desires, dreams, fears, and ambitions.

I cannot emphasize enough how important it is to get started early!!! Your student should have an idea about what their essay is going to be about.

Today, most students apply to 10 schools! Perhaps that is because the common app allows one to send to 10 schools. But to be absolutely clear, your student MUST have safety schools and reach schools. The earlier one sends in an application, the earlier one receives an answer (except for the ivies when all students are informed on the same date).

I welcome the opportunity to meet with you and your pre-college student. Your child CAN attend his/her first choice school, but it takes precise and deliberate actions for the desired result.

Please reach out to me. I'd love to help your family along this very important journey.

Nancy

Testimonials

"Great For College Prep Help/ Writing"

- Donna, Point Pleasant Beach, NJ on 10/18/13

"Great tutor!"

- Sarah, Jackson, NJ on 10/7/13
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Education

University of Delaware
Business Education

Education

University of Delaware (Business Education)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
12 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Spring Lake, NJ 07762

Nancy’s Subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Proofreading, Public Speaking,
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Outlook,
Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
ADD/ADHD,
Special Needs
Business:
Business,
Career Development,
Marketing,
Microsoft Word, Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English, Reading, Writing
Corporate Training:
Business,
Career Development,
College Counseling,
General Computer, Grammar, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Nancy’s Resources

Tutors have the ability to create educational resources and share them with the WyzAnt community. Here are some of the resources created by Nancy. View all of Nancy’s resources


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