I hold a Masters in Counseling with a PPS Clear Credential from the state of California. I have worked in general school counseling since 2002, including college preparation, social, emotional, academic and crisis counseling and intervention. Experiences in public, private, foreign and domestic schools has made me culturally aware and adept at working with not only domestic students but international students and third culture kids as well. Through the college counseling process, I have written hundreds of individualized letters of recommendation for colleges and universities and am able to help students in the college process from freshmen year through crafting essays, resumes, applications and final decisions in the senior year. My priority is to help students discover their best fit. This encompasses research on culture of the university or college, programs of study, location, cost, admissions criteria and any other student and family requirements. I expect my students to involve themselves in research and to take an active part in researching colleges and universities. My knowledge of the college process has helped my students gain admission to the most selective of universities to liberal arts colleges, regional universities as well as enrolling at community college. I am proficient in working with international students on L2 and F1 visas. My strengths include my sense of humor, organization and ability to build rapport with students and families.I have attended national and state college counseling conferences and forums and have presented at our state conference for two years. I have personally visited well over 75 colleges and universities around the US and overseas.
I have been in Houston since 2007 and have worked for two different private college preparatory high schools. I am currently employed as a college counselor at a private school in West Houston. Above all, I believe there is an institution of higher learning for every student who desires a college degree and is motivated to obtain one.
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