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TOP COLLEGE PREP SERVICES

THE SMART WRITER
College Essay Tutor

Mr. Richard Matthews is a retired professional journalist with more than 30 years of experience on the editorial staff of The Atlanta Journal Constitution.  

He has worked with more than 1000 students in several ways:

* College application essay coaching
* Teaching high-level writing skills
* SAT and ACT test preparation

Many of his students have gone on to top universities around the country.  Richard is the best of the best.  There is a waiting list, so contact him early to get on the list.

sALMOND TREE EDUCATION
SAT/ACT Test Tutor

Mrs. Caryl Veloso serves as an expert tutor for standardized testing for 20+ years and she is also a professional writer.  Her passion and deep dedication create a positive and inspiring atmosphere of encouragement, and meticulous academic attention to motivate her students with enthusiasm and confidence to learn and face the rigors of standardized exams: ACT/SAT, some AP tests, CLEP, BMAT, GMAT, SAT II.

She made my list of exceptional resources because the goes deeper to teach the root skills and concepts behind the various test questions that accelerate student score progress and academic success.

PEACHTREE COLLEGE PLANNING
College Admission & College Planning Programs

Mr. Stuart Canzini helps families select the right colleges, get admitted, and save a ton of money on college education costs.  He has been in this field for 20 years, so he is the man who has combed over every detail.  You will learn facts and eye-opening insight if you attend one of his FREE presentations at area high schools posted on his website.  He also happens to be the only adviser invited to speak on college planning and financing by many Atlanta metro public and private high schools.  His blog and email articles provide good information on many related topics.

ASPIRE COLLEGE CONSULTING   College Admissions Consultant

Mrs. Laubenstein fills the gap with what high schools can provide and what you need to stay on track with all steps for finding college targets, test prep, application management, and to make sure you stay on track with deadlines.  

Topics

* College candidate search * Campus Visits * ACT/SAT test strategy & timing * Staying on track with deadlines * Application essay tutoring * Navigating scholarships * Standing out strategy * Understanding forms and timing

WEBSITE TOOLS

FIND & COMPARE COLLEGES – BIG FUTURE – THE COLLEGE BOARD

The College Board publishes the SAT & AP Exams, and they represent 6000+ of the world’s leading colleges, & schools.  This site has a top online tool to help you select and compare college picks.  You can then modify your criteria ( examples: ACT/SAT score, GPA, or college geographic location)  to see how this changes the list.  There is a ton of great information on this site.

* Parent action plan by high school grade * Paying for college * How to complete the FAFSA financial aid form, and * Specific steps you can take to get your child ready for college.

HOW TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH YOUR CAREER PURPOSE – 80,000 HOURS

You will have about 80,000 hours of work time into your career.  How can you best use them to serve or help solve a pressing problem in the world?  The site provides free advice and support to help you have a greater impact.  A brilliant student referred me to this site, and the 10-step process helped me land solid on a decision to start a business to help students find their best career.   See what you can create for your career purpose!

FREE RESUME & COVER LETTER TEMPLATES – NOVORESUME

Create a free professional resume and cover letter!  Browse through many free templates with great design features.  Add professionalism and stand out design to your resume!

BOOKS

Never Pay Retail for College – How Smart Parents Find the Right Schools for the Right Price, by Beth Walker

Every parent can benefit from this book, whether your student plans to attend Harvard, or a vocational college.  12 critical elements required for a successful college financing plan.

Getting From College to Career,  by Lindsey Pollak

This is the definitive guide for building the experience, skills, and confidence you need to succeed in the job search, offering action-oriented tips and strategies ranging from the simple to the expert.  How to stand out among the competition is extremely valuable.  A well-written and easy to follow guide. 

 

Word Smart – 1400 Words that Belong in Every Savvy Student’s Vocabulary, by Princeton Review

This vocabulary builder is the recommendation by the publisher of the Highlands Ability Battery.  Boost your academic and career advancement with stronger reading comprehension, and choose words with greater precision to communicate with customers and managers above your skills and education level.  Available as a book with an online pre-test. Learn new words, key terms for the SAT, GRE, and word roots.  Also specific vocab words for the arts, finance, and sciences.   These are the “classic” words to know.

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