As a parent and a consumer, I feel that support in this life-defining process should be a priority, but cost is a big factor in our household—and I assume it is in yours too. I want to make my services accessible to most families and I have priced basic packages accordingly.
My standard package includes ten individual sessions plus four hours of research and/or editorial services, for $1,500. I am told that my rates are about half of what other counselors in town charge, which reflects my commitment to broad access to higher education. After five years of working in this field, I am quite confident that my editorial skills are a most important resource for my students.
Short-term packages to address specific needs are also available. For seniors who want support during the crucial fall season, I offer a package of six hours of a la carte services for $900. The client decides which services will be most helpful: maybe, one meeting to review the student’s list; another to brainstorm ideas for college essays, two more to review and refine essay drafts; a mock interview (I’ve conducted hundreds on behalf of my alma mater); with another hour to review financial choices, including essays for scholarships, this package would be fully utilized—of course, additional hours can be added.
Some seniors with whom I have worked only during the fall, find that attending weekend application-writing workshops helps them complete more applications and feel less stressed by the process. CollegeConsult clients may elect to substitute the Fall Application Workshops for part of their packages or add those weekend sessions at a discounted rate.
My intention in this practice is to “tame the madness.” My counseling practice and workshops empower the student with insight and activate the writing process with guided exercises. The students become more confident and focused, as they develop and realize an action plan, with information and guidance.
Tangible results, in the form of polished essays, make completing the process of filing applications more manageable and less stressful. The student will take away effective tools to stay on course, and can rely on the established relationship with the counselor for a quick response to issues that arise until the final deadline is met and decision made.
“You are very good at what you do—finding the balance between calling out the best in these young people and getting the applications done!”-JK, 2011
As an educational consultant Tish is a key player on the college-search team, who:
- guides the student in identifying the personal factors that will lead to college and career success
- provides knowledge of educational opportunities and the application process
- conducts targeted research to identify colleges that match the student’s academic profile and aspirations
- assists the student and family in developing a well-balanced list, with a range of options
- coaches the student in presenting personal qualities and accomplishments to craft memorable college applications, including polished essays
- develops confidence and effective interviewing skills
- expands awareness of financial aid and access to scholarships
- directs the process to a timely and satisfactory conclusion
CollegeConsult offers short-term packages and specialized services at rates that express Tish’s conviction that all students should have access to higher education.
Ten counseling sessions covering assessments, college search, preparation of one completed application including essays, plus four hours research dedicated to your specific needs.
Introductory rate of $1,500, half to be prepaid.
Additional consulting services and online editing @ $120/hour
Senior Fall Package
Six hours individual counseling and editorial services: $900.
Fall Workshops, 2013
Attend either three or four sessions. Get full workshop details.
- Individual in-take counseling session
- Small-group sessions
- Expert Instruction by Ivy league graduates
- Editorial feedback daily
- Individualized editorial follow up by email.
CollegeConsult is happy to customize these services to meet your specific needs.
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