Creating boundaries with your child at the start of the school year

You have your child’s schedule in hand and your first inclination is to fix it. You have a senior who has yet to start anything…and I mean anything…with their college applications. You have one checked out on Fortnite and won’t leave their room. You have a daughter who is so glued to her phone and… Read More Creating boundaries with your child at the start of the school year

Is it better to get an A in a regular class than a B in an AP class? How to REALLY know what classes to take to prepare for college

The age old question. One that leaves you paralyzed. Is it better to get an A in a regular class than a B in an AP class? The answer is to get an A in the AP class. JUST KIDDING. Really. Let out that breath you’ve been holding because the truth is there is no… Read More Is it better to get an A in a regular class than a B in an AP class? How to REALLY know what classes to take to prepare for college

How to handle to-do lists, deadlines, applying to colleges and everything else

As the beginning of the school year nears, it can be tough to tackle projects, tasks, homework and everything else on your plate. I can only imagine a student, especially a rising senior, seeing the calendar and realizing that sweet summer is setting quicker than expected and a looming task list is rising with full… Read More How to handle to-do lists, deadlines, applying to colleges and everything else

Have a bumpy transition throughout high school and now thinking of applying to college? Tips to get you there

When you’re thinking of applying to college, everything from keeping track of dates and deadlines, getting in and feeling completely vulnerable can keep your mind occupied with quite a bit of anxiousness. We get that. But what if you have even more on your mind. Like the fact that you transferred from a completely different… Read More Have a bumpy transition throughout high school and now thinking of applying to college? Tips to get you there

Why a Gap Year May be the Perfect Option for You

Think about this. You graduate high school, start saying your goodbyes and pack for your next new journey. You step on a plane and travel to Israel. You check your Instagram stories and see your friends setting up their dorms, beginning Freshman orientations. You’re a bit nervous…anxious…but also excited about the unknown. You depart the… Read More Why a Gap Year May be the Perfect Option for You

To my students, a response to the admission scandal

My students, This past week’s college admission scandal nationally highlighted a corrupted fraudulent scheme that outed families for upping the stakes in a decision to cheat the system. As you log into your application portals and unfold letters of admission decisions, keep this in mind. You live in a world that is unlike anything else.… Read More To my students, a response to the admission scandal

How College Admission is Suffocating our Students

Across my desk sits a picture painted of unrealistic expectations. Anxiousness and self-doubt. Ideals of what success should look like. An all or nothing mentality. An average student who feels like a failure. An AP student who lacks hours of sleep and is barely holding it together. A student in love with soccer who quits… Read More How College Admission is Suffocating our Students

London International Conference: Exploring King’s College, University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College & SOAS

This past week I participated in the London International Counselor’s Conference. Five institutions boasting heavy-hitting renowned programs all within the bustling metropolis of London made up the tour. The enchantment of London is something my Los Angeles students can relate to, or anyone for that matter who has grown up in a big city, or… Read More London International Conference: Exploring King’s College, University College London, London School of Economics, Imperial College & SOAS

The University of Oxford – Dive into the Admissions & Application Process

FYI: If you haven’t read The University of Oxford General Information post, I recommend beginning there and getting a broader base of Oxford as a whole. The admission process for the University of Oxford is put in place for the upmost academic and personal fit when deciding which individuals to admit within its selective institution.… Read More The University of Oxford – Dive into the Admissions & Application Process