College Prep 101: Q&A

“What are your top tips for essay writing?”  “How do I get the best teacher recommendations?” “How can I get through the college admissions process sanely?” My longtime friend and new business partner Claudia Mallchok and I answered these questions and more during our...

Transitioning Teens to College 101

The transition from high school senior to college freshman is an exciting and nerve-wracking time for teens (and parents!). One minute they’re thrilled to be flexing their independence, the next they’re feeling clingy and apprehensive. Even though this is all very...

Should you fear the gap year?

Historically, the gap year has been about engaging in experiences that allow students to learn more about themselves and their place in the world.  It’s also been a confidence booster for students who’ve simply lost their learning mojo just when they need it most. All...