College Search Process

How to Get What You Want in Life (It’s Simpler Than You Think)

Congratulations Graduates! (Now what will you do with your life!?!?) Parents, do you remember, back in the day, when it seemed like EVERYONE was asking you that question? I wasn't one of those people who knew exactly what they wanted [...]

By |2023-06-06T09:53:00-05:00June 6th, 2023|College Search Process, Parent Resources|

Chips and Executive Function in the Future Job Market

This is going to get sciency. But it’s worth sticking with me. (I promise!)The jobs your students will be applying for? They don’t exist yet.  But they’re about to. Want to know more? Lean in closer. CHIPS. That Police show [...]

What’s Most Important For My Student to Know?

(So I can choose my battles on what I freak out about). ...It’s overwhelming isn’t it? Here's what I'm hearing as a student/parent Coach: Even for parents of elementary-aged students, kids in the sweet, tender years we might consider “far” [...]

Tell Your Story from the Inside Out With Lisa Boes

With all the external pressure that students face surrounding their college search, it can be difficult for them to know what kind of educational environment best fits them. Standardized tests, extracurriculars, the prestige of certain institutions over others—all of these [...]

By |2020-07-14T22:26:38-05:00October 17th, 2018|College Search Process, High School|

What Exactly Does Yellow Parachute Do? (Almost) Everything

We spend a great deal of time telling you the how and why or our teaching, what inspires us, and how we hope to inspire our students. Now, we’d like to take a few minutes to talk about the range [...]

Five Steps To Academic Success

I’ve spent nearly ten rewarding years as an ACT Test Prep Coach, preparing incredible young people for over 100 ACT and SAT tests. In addition to gifting me with great joys and challenges, this work has revealed valuable insight into [...]

Simple Steps to Up Your College Admissions Game this Spring and Summer

The college admissions process can be exciting, stressful, and mystifying for students and parents alike. There’s the anxiety over grades, test scores, college rankings, finances, and the more subjective questions of fit and preference. As a parent, how can you [...]

Writing A College Admission Essay? Check Out These Quick Tips

For many high school seniors, Thanksgiving is a final calm before the storm of college application stress. I still remember the anxiety of crafting my own admission essays, though I’ve long since forgotten what they were about. You want to [...]

By |2020-07-14T22:46:54-05:00November 22nd, 2017|College Search Process, Essays & Writing, High School|
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