School counselors just don’t have enough time to offer academic guidance and college planning to students. And it’s no wonder: Can you believe the average student-to-counselor ratio is 457:1? Counselors are busy testing, handling schedules, and dealing with crisis situations for hundreds of students, plus attending required meetings and working with at-risk students. There just aren’t enough hours in the day!
I know because I used to be one of them, working in the Houston Independent School District. Don’t get me wrong, I worked with some great people and I loved my students, but a large school district is almost the textbook definition of bureaucracy.
When I started College Prep, LLC, in 2006, I wanted to break free from the bureaucracy and spend ALL my time helping students and their families prepare for college. I can meet in the evenings or on weekends, so I can work with the entire family. I don’t need to wait until students are in high school to make suggestions on course selection and academic planning. I can take the time to really get to know the people I work with—yes, they are people, not numbers. I know their strengths, weaknesses, and goals.
When students take my SAT prep classes they have chosen to give up extra free time so they can improve their chances of getting into the college of their dreams. I have the privilege of working with some of the most unique students who are truly interested and motivated in maximizing their college options.
I am looking forward to meeting YOU and your student soon…please get in touch!