A simple recommendation can’t express the outstanding experience my daughter and I had with John as her college counselor and coach. John’s expertise, intuition, and relationship skills created the perfect resource as we navigated this new world of college admissions. He nudged my daughter at the right times, delicately challenged her assumptions, and I was able to step back and let him help her think about what she really wants out of college. He has a terrific, light-hearted personality and his humor and candor was a great fit for your family. John is no cookie-cutter kind of counselor.
Four key things stand out: 1) Ability to understand my daughter and provide appropriate ideas and input; 2) Develop individual relationships with the student and the parent(s); 3) Strong ethics and integrity around letting the student do the work while he provides appropriate input (John doesn’t just “edit” the essays—he asks questions; makes comments, and talks with the student to bring out their personality and strengths); and 4) Expertise and resources.
Hiring John was one of the best decisions in my daughter’s college journey. He became a non-parental, independent voice of authority that my daughter truly appreciates. He has become her mentor and I suspect John may find that his years of counsel with our family are not yet over. Thank you John!