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When to Begin

When to Begin

We can begin our work together at various times.

An ideal time to begin working with me is during the middle or end of the student’s sophomore year or the summer immediately following. Some families are ready to seek my guidance during the student’s junior year and, for those families, starting then works well.

Ideally, college visits should begin by winter of junior year. Working with me before then enables me to begin to get to know the student, educate the student and parents, implement my curriculum and develop at least a targeted preliminary list of colleges to consider for those visits. It also enables me to provide guidance on course selection in high school and time to implement the personalized plan that will have been developed for tutoring and taking standardized tests. Starting with me sooner is very helpful for those families that want to start visiting colleges before winter of the student’s junior year.

Earlier consultations enable me to guide the student with course selection for his or her sophomore year and in anticipation of the important junior and senior years to follow. In addition, students who are anticipating applying to highly selective schools may want to begin early.

Other times to initiate a first contact with me are any time that the student or parents feel the need for professional input and review. At that time, we can together determine whether the Comprehensive Services or the Services on an Hourly Basis plan is most suitable. Given both my availability and the work to be done, however, keep in mind that the summer going into the student’s senior year will likely be too late to start working with me comprehensively.