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"Our daughter was accepted to her 1st choice college."

The end-to-end navigation of the process as a whole was key.

Kevin and Christine exhibited such a confidence in their ability and in the work they do. It was easy to trust them as they had numerous examples from past/present students of what to do or not to do in certain situations. They knew why we should apply to a school that wasn’t top on our list or why we should retake the SAT exam.

It was their combined confidence that sold us! It was the knowledge they brought to the entire process as a whole, breaking things down into smaller sections/steps so we as parents and the student did not become overwhelmed. The end-to-end navigation of the process as a whole was key.

Our daughter was accepted to her 1st choice college as well as numerous other schools that were a close 2nd option. The real result came with the knowledge, follow thru, and overall positive experience of working with Kevin and Christine. We felt they placed our child in a position of strength to succeed with this process.

Kim W. |
 Mansfield, MA

"Attending Syracuse wouldn’t have been possible without Christine and Kevin’s help."

Attending Syracuse would not have been possible without also choosing to work with Christine.

I often think about the small decisions I’ve made in my life that have changed it for the better. Choosing Syracuse was a big one, but choosing to work with a college consultant seems like a life-changing smaller one that could have been passed over if my mom wasn’t so on top of things my senior year of high school.

Attending Syracuse would not have been possible without also choosing to work with Christine. The college process was unknown to me. I knew I was a good student and I knew I had done the volunteer work and I knew I got involved enough at school to make myself well rounded, but I had no idea where to start with applications. Christine kept me organized, she held me accountable, she gave me such valuable feedback, and she somehow made it an enjoyable process at the same time.

Before I worked with Christine, I worked with Kevin for SAT prep. When I tell you I had absolutely no idea what to expect from the SATs I mean I had NO idea. I was just so intimidated by the idea of this long standardized test. Kevin not only helped me with my test taking strategy, but he helped me feel capable and confident about something that was once so scary to me. And the work I put in paid off. I was thrilled with the score I got.

Looking back, I was definitely qualified enough to get into Syracuse, and I know that, but it wouldn’t have been possible without Christine and Kevin’s help because I would have had no idea what I was doing. And a life where I didn’t end up here is not one I want to think about!

Meghan G. |
 Syracuse University

"Both our children gained admittance to very competitive colleges & universities."

Our kids respected Christine & Kevin and enjoyed working with them, which made the process so much easier for us.

We had spoken with friends who had gone through the process with Christine & Kevin for both college admission consulting and test prep and raved about their experience. Christine being able to keep her students on a timeline was especially important to us as our children have a tendency to procrastinate, and we needed an “outsider” they would listen to in order to keep them on track. Kevin’s easy-going and fun, yet disciplined, and he gets results.

We were surprised with how well both our children responded to Christine and Kevin. They felt they owed it to them to come to their sessions prepared and with follow ups completed. This never would have happened with us.

Our son’s SAT score was much higher than we had expected in the English section and both our children gained admittance to very competitive colleges & universities.

Kids oftentimes don’t respond as well to parents as they do to an outside party, and if we had to be in charge of the college admissions process and test preparation, I can guarantee you there would have been many arguments in our house! Our kids respected Christine & Kevin and enjoyed working with them, which made the process so much easier for us. I know they did a vastly greater job with them than if they had only us to help.

Sean and Alicia M. |
 Mansfield, MA

"Kevin and Christine are the dynamic duo."

They truly care about your child and are completely honest and transparent about the process and what is needed to meet your goal.

Our experience with Kevin and Christine was terrific. My daughter loved working with both of them. They truly care about your child and are completely honest and transparent about the process and what is needed to meet your goal.

Our daughter applied to 11 schools, which included 5 reach schools. She received 1 rejection, 2 waitlist, and 8 acceptances. My daughter was super excited and at the end of the day, her top school was early decision and one of the first acceptances.

The benefits of the college admission consulting was second to none. The timing of working through essays and narrowing schools was a process that most would have started much later in the year. I feel that this but our daughter in a great position to be complete and able to focus on her senior year.

Kevin and Christine are the dynamic duo. The coaching they provide to help with the process and best practices are awesome. The relationship they developed with my daughter was excellent, which included trust, accountability and fun. It was a great experience for our family and I would highly recommend their services.

Chris C. |
 Stoughton, MA

"Both of my children got into their number one colleges."

It took the burden from us and made it a positive experience for the entire family.

I was shocked by the amount of work needed to be done. It would have been very difficult for me to have done it correctly for my children on my own. Because of your experience and understanding of the process, it took the burden from us and made it a positive experience for the entire family.

I truly believe that it was your experience and insight that led to the success of both of my children getting into their number one colleges.

I would encourage anybody to work with you. The college admission process is daunting and there is so many things that you can miss and so many little things that make a big difference, things we would have had no idea about without your assistance.

Staci C. |
 Mansfield, MA

"I was accepted to my top school."

Christine was committed to helping me develop a personalized admissions strategy and genuinely wanted me to succeed.

Christine was committed to helping me develop a personalized admissions strategy and genuinely wanted me to succeed. She ensured that I stayed on track, held me accountable for completing tasks in accordance with our schedule and she provided constructive feedback on completed tasks.

Her unparalleled personal attention and accessibility helped me most. She was focused on my success, addressing my questions and concerns, via text, email and one-on-one sessions, throughout the process. As a result of Christine’s guidance, I submitted twelve (12) college applications, complete with essays, recommendations, transcripts and interviews, by mid-October, which allowed me to enjoy my senior year, and I was accepted to my top school.

Cian G. |
 Providence College

"Never once did Christine and Kevin let me think I wouldn’t be successful."

Working with Kevin and Christine kept me and my mom from murdering each other over college apps.

After a few meetings, I felt very comfortable with Christine and Kevin. For my general essay and school-specific supplements, Christine kept me accountable and on time for deadlines by breaking things down into approachable pieces. I never felt overwhelmed, and even if I was lost, her experience and personality really set me at ease. For SAT prep, Kevin’s knowledge about the test itself and sense of humor helped me not just perform better but show up to sessions hopeful and with a relaxed attitude.

I expected to feel way more overwhelmed about basically every aspect of the college process. I’m a nervous test taker and an infamous procrastinator, but never once did Christine and Kevin let me think I wouldn’t be successful.

Working with Kevin and Christine kept me and my mom from murdering each other over college apps. If left to our own, there is no way I would have gotten into half of the schools I did.

Ally M. |
 American University

"My daughter got into her dream school."

One of my daughters got into all 10 schools she applied to and a few were perceived as “reaches”.

Christine and Kevin were great to work with. They set the proper expectations and produced results. One of my daughters got into all 10 schools she applied to and a few were perceived as “reaches”. Christine also helped her apply and interview for a Fellowship, which she was admitted and accepted. This came with merit money. Another daughter got into her dream school and because of her significant improvement in SAT score, she received a great merit scholarship. I now have 2 kids finishing their freshman and junior years in college and they both made great choices thanks to Kevin and Christine.

First Ascent Parent |
 Mansfield, MA

"Kevin made the SATs a less daunting process."

Working with him, through practicing test taking strategies and working on my subpar performance, greatly transformed my outcome…

Christine made applying for college as easy as possible. With essays, she made the revision and drafting process seamless. She was always there, even outside of sessions, to answer questions and to check up on the process. I never felt out of control during the college process with Christine’s help. She was such a kind and funny role model.

Kevin made the SATs a less daunting process. Working with him, through practicing test taking strategies and working on my subpar performance, greatly transformed my outcome, which made me a better college candidate. Kevin made sessions fun and enjoyable!

I applied to 14 nursing programs. I was accepted at 11, waitlisted at 1, and denied at 2. Compared to peers in my program, this was a significant amount of acceptances. One program noted how amazing my essay was, and from my first PSAT to SAT (taken twice) super score, I improved by 200 points.

Jessica G. |
 Saint Anselm College

"We survived the college application season without any major family arguments!"

Both sons performed very well on the SAT exams and all applications were submitted fully completed and on-time. Both sons received many acceptances…

We were two busy, working parents with one son who had procrastination tendencies and another son who we felt was lacking in organizational skills. Our challenge was to find a way to reduce/eliminate the stress and friction of always having to oversee (nag) the boys for status updates on their applications or their progress on SAT preparation.

We were frankly overwhelmed by the complexity of the application process. We were pleasantly surprised by Kevin and Christine’s ability to easily break down each area into manageable segments. From their insights into admissions to their test taking strategies, everything wove together in a very logical fashion.

We felt that without the attention, review and polish that was paid to the college applications coupled with the SAT preparation and strategy, we would have missed out on some college acceptances. We also feel that we might have missed out on considering some colleges that may not have been on our radar but were suggested as potential good fits for our sons.

Both sons performed very well on the SAT exams and all applications were submitted fully completed and on-time. Both sons received many acceptances allowing them great freedom to choose the school they felt was their best fit. We also survived the college application season without any major family arguments! ​

Hazel A. |
 Mansfield, MA

"I immediately knew Daniella was in good hands."

Christine's knowledge and experience made what could have been a stressful time much more enjoyable.

I highly recommend working with Christine and Kevin. I hired Kevin to tutor both my son Dante and daughter Daniella for the S.A.T. exam. Kevin was very knowledgeable in giving both of them some great tactics for taking the exam. He encouraged practice tests and made it a fun experience.

Christine worked with my daughter Daniella as a college admission consultant. She came highly recommended, and I was extremely happy. When I first talked with Christine, I immediately knew Daniella was in good hands.

As a parent, I was able to enjoy touring the different college campuses with Daniella and didn’t have to be the mom who was “nagging” her to make sure she was on top of all her application deadlines. Christine’s knowledge and experience made what could have been a stressful time much more enjoyable. I have shared my experience with many other families and I strongly recommend hiring Christine. You will not be disappointed!

Marie C. |
 Mansfield, MA

"Christine and Kevin are both amazing at what they do."

Both of my students received many college acceptances, merit money, were invited into special programs at multiple schools.

Christine and Kevin are both amazing at what they do. They are incredibly knowledgeable and savvy when it comes to the SATs and college admissions (as well as everything that goes along with both of those). They are kind, caring, encouraging and thoughtful…BUT they also held my kids accountable for their part in the process and were able to push them when necessary.

At any given point in our process, they always wanted the best for both of my kids and were there to assure us and speak with us throughout the process as well. Somehow, they are both on top of every, single thing in the daunting process of the college application world.

We couldn’t have designed a better experience for our children, and we have 2 very different children…one who is very easy and motivated and the other child needs lots of supervising and pushing to meet deadlines.

Both of my students received many college acceptances, merit money, were invited into special programs at multiple schools. Most important, they are both at the perfect school for them. They are incredibly happy, and they are doing well and assimilated easily. They are 2 very different kids who are attending 2 very different schools, and they are both exactly where they should be!

We trusted Christine and Kevin with the 2 most important people in our world and they treated them like they were their own children. We couldn’t be more thankful!

Karen G. |
 Mansfield, MA

"People don’t realize the extent to which the college process has changed over the years."

I would have been so lost in doing this on my own from the very start.

I was surprised about all the little things that need to be considered when applying to college, and working with you guys really helped us get through that kind of stuff. It also became more and more surprising as to how competitive college is. I feel like I would have had to find that out the hard way if I had done the whole process on my own.

I would have been so lost in doing this on my own from the very start. I probably wouldn’t have known what colleges to even apply to or how many schools I should be applying to. I probably would not have kept myself on such a good schedule if I hadn’t worked with you guys. My college essay and SAT score definitely would not have been good enough to get me into some of the schools I got into if I had done it without guidance.

I definitely recommend it because people don’t realize the extent to which the college process has changed over the years. It’s really not something that is manageable on your own, especially if you are looking to do something competitive.

Avery H. |
 University of Connecticut

"I was surprised at how smoothly the college process went!"

While I saw many of my peers struggling to get their applications together, I found myself relaxed…

When it came to working with Christine and Kevin, I was surprised at how smoothly the college process went! While I saw many of my peers struggling to get their applications together, I found myself relaxed because not only did Christine and Kevin have me start applications early, but we also had agreed deadlines so that they could have ample time to advise me on my work. They helped me to use my own words on an application, showing a more authentic self to the colleges I applied for.

I was accepted into Simmons University as a nursing student, which is known to have one of the best programs in the nation. Furthermore, I was also admitted into that school’s Honors College and received a substantial amount of merit-based scholarship money. In terms of the SAT, I experienced an 100-point increase from my PSAT score to my official SAT score and was considered above average in my school’s rankings. Overall, out of the 12 colleges I applied to, I was only rejected from 2 of them.

Maijun J. |
 Simmons University
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