College Advice for the Competitive Edge

Ann, Westchester County, New York

My son is the poster boy for “brilliant under-achiever.” He has ADHD, a high IQ, and meager motivation. Preparing for college was going to be an uphill battle. This was the challenge presented to Barbara after several had failed before her.

Not only was Barbara able to figure out my son’s motivations and interests, she was able to help him to present himself on paper in ways he had never before been able to. She got him engaged in the process. She was able to keep him on track every step of the way; whether it was writing his essays, resume or personal statement. She made sure he got the recommendations he needed—in time. She was able to help him narrow down his choices and provided a more appropriate college list than even his Dean had.

With Barbara’s skilled coaching, I never had to be concerned that the process would get away from my son. Everything went smoothly and he ended up in a terrific school! I can’t recommend her highly enough.