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Cindy J.

Waltham, MA

$100/hour

Comprehensive College Admissions Counseling

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$100/Hour


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University of Texas at Austin
Social Work
Columbia University
Master's
Salem State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Texas at Austin (Social Work)

Columbia University (Master's)

Salem State University (Graduate Coursework)

About Cindy

College Admissions Counseling is my passion.

It gives me great satisfaction helping students find their way through the often intimidating and confusing process of college admissions; from the beginning right through to the end. My style is upbeat, positive and directed while giving students the confidence and tools they need to successfully navigate the college admissions roller coaster.

And, just like a roller coaster, this process is full of ups and downs. I have found that by providing students with a sense of what to expect, they are better prepared, take more ownership of the process and most importantly, reduces much of the stress! My background in adolescent clinical social work also helps during this challenging and often stress-filled time.

I like meeting students where they are most comfortable. That might be at their house or at the nearest coffee shop where we can focus without distractions. Either way, it's the student's choice.

I have been a college counselor for over 15 years and have worked with hundreds of students including international students. As director of a school and college counseling office, I oversee, mentor and supervise other college counselors. I am also active in college counseling professional organizations and have participated on panels and presentations on a wide array of subjects including, "Navigating the Common Application", "Essay Writing", "How to find a 'Good-Fit' College" and "Surviving College Applications - A Parent's Perspective". Additionally, having gone through this with my own child provides me with an added perspective which is often helpful to both students and families.

I look forward to getting to know you as the individual you are and helping you present your best self to colleges. Let's get started!
College Admissions Counseling is my passion.

It gives me great satisfaction helping students find their way through the often intimidating and confusing process of college admissions; from the beginning right through to the end. My style is upbeat, positive and directed while giving students the confidence and tools they need to
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Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Waltham, MA 02452
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College Counseling

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College Counseling

I have been working as a school and college counselor for the past 15 years at a local independent high school. For the past 8 years I have been the Director of Guidance and College Counseling. I have an MA in Social Work from Columbia University, graduating with highest honors and have 30+ hours in education credits from a local university related to school and college counseling.

University of Texas at Austin
Social Work
Columbia University
Master's
Salem State University
Graduate Coursework

Education

University of Texas at Austin (Social Work)

Columbia University (Master's)

Salem State University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Cindy will travel within 10 miles of Waltham, MA 02452.