Laurie helped my twins apply to college this past year, and I don't know how we would have managed the process without her help. From day one, Laurie took charge, reviewing their plans and making suggestions for every step ahead. She helped my daughter and son widen their college list to include some "safety schools," and she encouraged them to apply early action whenever possible. Laurie stayed on top of both my kids to make sure they met their many deadlines, which helped relieve stress for me. She also brainstormed with them on their college essays, pushing them to rewrite and until the essays were impactful. As a parent of teens herself, Laurie was able to push my kids in a way that motivated them to succeed. Laurie helped them remain on schedule for submitting their application and even sat with them for final reads before they 'pressed the button.' Later, she helped my children prepare for interviews and write waitlist letters that proved successful.My entire family is so grateful for Laurie's help. "
- Julia B., parent of two Pacific Palisades High students
Laurie provided crucial help for all three of my children with the college admission process. Laurie is very detail-oriented, and helped my daughter and sons get organized, and meet deadlines and accentuate the positive. She encouraged my children to have high but realistic goals in applying to schools. Laurie brainstormed with them on essay topics, pushed them to rewrite constantly and offered professional editing. Our family lived in Europe when my children applied to U.S. colleges, and Laurie still answered queries promptly even with a significant time difference. She pushed my children to take advantage of every opportunity, including helping my son craft a waitlist letter that helped him get off the waitlist at Brown University! Our entire family is very pleased with Laurie's help, and we continue to recommend her services to friends in the U.S. and overseas."
-Toni S., Atlanta, parent of students now at Emory, Brown and the University of Maryland