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Jennifer S.

Experienced College Admissions Counselor & Essay Coach

Experienced College Admissions Counselor & Essay Coach

$129/hour

  • 179 hours tutoring

About Jennifer


Bio

Hi! I graduated from Claremont McKenna College and trained in college counseling with the Independent Educational Counseling Association. My students are accepted to top universities nationwide including the Ivy League, UCs, and liberal arts colleges.

I was a National College Recruiting Manager for a multinational engineering company and founded a marketing company in Silicon Valley. I have a daughter in college who has gone through the application process, so I understand!

My students...

Hi! I graduated from Claremont McKenna College and trained in college counseling with the Independent Educational Counseling Association. My students are accepted to top universities nationwide including the Ivy League, UCs, and liberal arts colleges.

I was a National College Recruiting Manager for a multinational engineering company and founded a marketing company in Silicon Valley. I have a daughter in college who has gone through the application process, so I understand!

My students have been accepted to Brown University, University of California (Berkeley, LA, SD, Santa Barbara), Univesity of Virginia, Carnegie Mellon, Tufts, Rhode Island School of Design, Washington University St. Louis, University of Southern California, Scripps College and many others. Every year my students earn generous merit scholarships. I coach students who are applying to ALL MAJORS but I specialize in visual and performing arts students. I work with all visual arts majors on portfolio development which garners portfolio scholarships every year.

I enjoy using all my experience with students to help them reach their goals. I work with high achieving students as well as students who find school assignments a challenge. Every student has unique talents, and I work with them to express those through their essays and applications. I coach students on all parts of the process: essay writing, editing, brainstorming, application completion, list building, ACT English tutoring, art supplements, interview prep, and financial aid.

I create a relaxed environment for the student but with high expectations to maximize our hours together. I am very efficient since I have been doing this process for several years and can get a lot done with the student in a short amount of time! I look forward to hearing from you!

Student testimonial: Jennifer was extremely understanding, patient, and helpful in so many ways as my college counselor. This fall I will be attending UCLA as an Art and Art History double major. Not only did Jennifer help m


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Claremont McKenna College
Art and Psychology

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Art

Drawing,

Drawing

I am a life long painter and artist. I coach students on drawing and painting.
Painting

Painting

I have a degree in art, specifically drawing and painting. I have studied in Florence, Italy. For the last several years have coached students on drawing, painting and portfolio development. I student taught art in the classroom during college

Business

Business,

Business

Prior becoming a college counselor, I started and operated a successful marketing and sales incentive business in the silicon valley that I grew to over 12 million in annual sales. I had 13 employees and shipped thousands of products nationwide. I have also taken graduate level courses in organizational behavior.
Career Development

Career Development

I am an experienced College Counselor. Part of my curriculum is to work with students on career development. I use a career based test that combines aptitude and interests to suggest career paths as well as interpersonal and leadership styles in the work setting.

Corporate Training

Business,

Business

Prior becoming a college counselor, I started and operated a successful marketing and sales incentive business in the silicon valley that I grew to over 12 million in annual sales. I had 13 employees and shipped thousands of products nationwide. I have also taken graduate level courses in organizational behavior.
Career Development,

Career Development

I am an experienced College Counselor. Part of my curriculum is to work with students on career development. I use a career based test that combines aptitude and interests to suggest career paths as well as interpersonal and leadership styles in the work setting.
Proofreading

Proofreading

My students gain acceptance to top universities with my essay coaching methods that help each student express their unique story. The key to standing out is in the essay. We will brainstorm topics and structure the essay. I also assist with improving word choice, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.

Elementary Education

Reading

English

ACT English,

ACT English

Learn the strategies to master the ACT English test. Don't sit in classrooms all summer for hours on end. I will teach you the rules you need and the strategies to improve your score.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Learn how to read for the ACT test. I will teach you strategies to improve your score. I have five years of coaching experience working with students who are preparing to apply to college and take the ACT Reading test.
Proofreading,

Proofreading

My students gain acceptance to top universities with my essay coaching methods that help each student express their unique story. The key to standing out is in the essay. We will brainstorm topics and structure the essay. I also assist with improving word choice, grammar, punctuation, and proofreading.
Writing,

Writing

The key to standing out in the application is the essays! I have five years of experience successfully coaching students on how to write the college essay, supplemental essays, scholarship essays, artist statements, and resumes. I have an efficient method for brainstorming ideas, streamlining the process and assisting students to learn to write impactful prose. My students are accepted to top universities and many are awarded maximum merit scholarships.
English, Reading

Homeschool

Writing,

Writing

The key to standing out in the application is the essays! I have five years of experience successfully coaching students on how to write the college essay, supplemental essays, scholarship essays, artist statements, and resumes. I have an efficient method for brainstorming ideas, streamlining the process and assisting students to learn to write impactful prose. My students are accepted to top universities and many are awarded maximum merit scholarships.
English, Reading

Most Popular

Writing,

Writing

The key to standing out in the application is the essays! I have five years of experience successfully coaching students on how to write the college essay, supplemental essays, scholarship essays, artist statements, and resumes. I have an efficient method for brainstorming ideas, streamlining the process and assisting students to learn to write impactful prose. My students are accepted to top universities and many are awarded maximum merit scholarships.
English, Reading

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College Counseling

College Counseling

I trained with the International Educational Consultants Association and been counseling students on their college admissions essays and applications for five years. My students have been accepted to Brown, UCLA, UCB, USC, UCSD, UCSB, Wash U. St. Louis, Carnegie Mellon, RISD, NYU, Northwestern, Tufts, Claremont Colleges, U. of Michigan, Middlebury, Hamilton, Martist, SVA, Mass Arts, Ringling, Art Center, New School Parsons, SMU, Texas A&M, and many others. I work with the student on brainstorming topics, essay structure, word choice, grammar, and ultimately the overall flow of the essay. I also have a specific strategy for coaching the student on the supplemental essays which many times include a "Why Us?" question. I have experience building the college list, testing prep, resume prep, interview prep, arts supplements, and application completion and submission. My students have gained been accepted to the most selective universities in the U.S. and haave received hundreds of thousands of dollars in merit scholarships and art portfolio scholarships. I create a relaxed environment but am very efficient with my student's time to get a lot done while we are together!

Summer

Writing,

Writing

The key to standing out in the application is the essays! I have five years of experience successfully coaching students on how to write the college essay, supplemental essays, scholarship essays, artist statements, and resumes. I have an efficient method for brainstorming ideas, streamlining the process and assisting students to learn to write impactful prose. My students are accepted to top universities and many are awarded maximum merit scholarships.
Reading

Test Preparation

ACT English,

ACT English

Learn the strategies to master the ACT English test. Don't sit in classrooms all summer for hours on end. I will teach you the rules you need and the strategies to improve your score.
ACT Reading,

ACT Reading

Learn how to read for the ACT test. I will teach you strategies to improve your score. I have five years of coaching experience working with students who are preparing to apply to college and take the ACT Reading test.
Career Development,

Career Development

I am an experienced College Counselor. Part of my curriculum is to work with students on career development. I use a career based test that combines aptitude and interests to suggest career paths as well as interpersonal and leadership styles in the work setting.
College Counseling

College Counseling

I trained with the International Educational Consultants Association and been counseling students on their college admissions essays and applications for five years. My students have been accepted to Brown, UCLA, UCB, USC, UCSD, UCSB, Wash U. St. Louis, Carnegie Mellon, RISD, NYU, Northwestern, Tufts, Claremont Colleges, U. of Michigan, Middlebury, Hamilton, Martist, SVA, Mass Arts, Ringling, Art Center, New School Parsons, SMU, Texas A&M, and many others. I work with the student on brainstorming topics, essay structure, word choice, grammar, and ultimately the overall flow of the essay. I also have a specific strategy for coaching the student on the supplemental essays which many times include a "Why Us?" question. I have experience building the college list, testing prep, resume prep, interview prep, arts supplements, and application completion and submission. My students have gained been accepted to the most selective universities in the U.S. and haave received hundreds of thousands of dollars in merit scholarships and art portfolio scholarships. I create a relaxed environment but am very efficient with my student's time to get a lot done while we are together!

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The Best College Counselor!

From start to finish, Jennifer was an amazing college counselor. At the beginning of this process, she gave me great tips on how to begin writing my college essay. After I wrote it, she provided amazing feedback and really honed in on the important aspects of my essay and where I could improve on. In addition, she provided great information about the schools I was planning on applying to and found important details about what they offer at each college for my major (Nursing). She continued to edit my individual supplements and I became a better writer because of her edits. Additionally, she helped me prepare for my USF interview and also showed me an amazing platform to use for my resume. I am so grateful that I had Jennifer as my college counselor and highly recommend her!

Susan, 19 lessons with Jennifer

Incredible value and actionable advice

My daughter and I had our first session with Jennifer a couple of weeks ago. I am so happy we've reached out to her to talk about my daughter's very preliminary college plans. I had some specific questions which Jennifer answered. More importantly, Jennifer steered the conversation to the areas we were not fully aware of. We came from the meeting energized, with a clearer vision of the college admission process and actionable strategies for the remaining years of high school. We will definitely work with Jennifer in the future and use her both as a sounding board and a trusted coach further into the college application. process.

Anastasia, 1 lesson with Jennifer

Knowledgeable tutor

Jennifer is very knowledgeable and very accommodating to your schedule. My child had great overall experience. I would recommend her to anyone for essay review and college guidance process.

Savita, 2 lessons with Jennifer

Excellent College Admissions Advisor!!!

Jennifer did an amazing job working with my daughter on her college admissions applications. She worked with her on all aspects of her application from ordering her EC's in the proper order, working through her short answer essays, personal statements, and essays. She was prompt, fun, kind, and just excellent. I highly recommend Jennifer to anyone who is looking to ensure their child's application is the best it can be. Due to COVID, the common app essay became vital since she did not have ACT/SAT scores to submit. My daughter was accepted to her top choice school of Texas A&M along with several other top tiers.

Ellen, 11 lessons with Jennifer

Fantastic College Admissions Consultant!

Jennifer was great at being very accommodating with scheduling and was available for numerous reviews of my MBA essay very close to the deadline. She had vast experience with was needed in a personal essay to stand out to Ivy League schools and prepared my essay to be competitive for admissions. She didn't just help me complete a cookie-cutter essay but helped me form a unique essay, while still providing admissions officers the extra info they want in personal statements. She's also a great editor and helped my essay become a lot more concise and easier to read for admissions officers. I actually used another admissions consultant and I wish I had used Jennifer from the beginning because she got down to business and helped me quickly and efficiently. Thanks Jennifer, will be recommending to all my family/friends!

Dina, 4 lessons with Jennifer

College essay

Jennifer did an awesome job helping And guiding my daughter. She was very welcoming and made my daughter feel really comfortable. Jennifer was also very quick to respond to my inquiry.

Sofia, 2 lessons with Jennifer

Knowledgeable and efficient

Jennifer S. was a huge help to my daughter with editing and reviewing her college essay. She was quick to respond and made setting up an appointment extremely easy.

Mary, 1 lesson with Jennifer

Insightful and Detail Oriented!

Jennifer was very helpful with explaining concepts of art techniques and which art colleges would be a good fit for me. She gave me practice sketches to learn and was kind to give me some recommendations for my art portfolio. Thanks Jennifer!

Amanda, 1 lesson with Jennifer

Very knowledgeable!

I thought that Jennifer’s advice about creating a resume for college and which colleges would be good to apply to was very useful! I would definitely recommend her if you’re looking for a very informed college counselor.

Family, 13 lessons with Jennifer

Insightful and experienced counselor

Jennifer aided us in the college application process by developing a detailed timeline and strategy. She went above and beyond in providing us with crucial details and insights to help navigate the processes required for college applications. We highly recommend Jennifer for college counseling.

INDER, 1 lesson with Jennifer
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$129/hour

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Response time: 48 minutes