How does this work?
All prospective clients should have a Strategy Session, unless you only want the College List Builder. We want to hear about the family’s aspirations and discuss the academic strengths and interests, current transcript and future curriculum, extracurricular and summer activities and standardized testing calendar.
Who will we work with?
Shereem Herndon-Brown meets with all clients for the initial Strategy Session. During the 9th and 10th Grades, students meet with Shereem exclusively.
Beginning in April of the 11th Grade, all 11th graders will work with a Writing Coach in addition to Shereem Herndon-Brown to execute the final steps of the application process. Shereem Herndon-Brown, will oversee the entire process and helps to build the college list and suggest admissions strategies. During the 11th grade spring and senior summer and all, the Writing Coach is the first point of contact for students and parents, as they are instrumental in the brainstorming, editing, revising and proofreading of essays.
How do we meet?
All sessions are via phone or Zoom (videoconferencing). This allows for more frequency and flexibility. Throughout the working relationship, there is ample correspondence with parents via phone and email.
What is the role of an independent counselor?
The advice of an independent counselor should complement that of your school counselor. We offer additional personalized guidance throughout the college admissions process. We do not write essays for students and we do not contact admissions offices on a student’s behalf. Nor can we get a student admitted. Be wary of anyone who makes false promises about guaranteeing admission. It is in strict violation of our professional ethics.
Can I call a former client for a reference?
Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate this request. Confidentiality is of the utmost importance to us. We do not release identifying information of our clients unless they expressly grant us the right. You can expect the same level of confidentiality if we choose to work together. Most of our clients are direct referrals from past clients and the testimonials at the bottom of our homepage attest to our successes.
Are there payment plans available?
Yes, we offer monthly installment plans.
What are the next steps?