College Planning Summer 2020

Squeeze all you can out of this summer, and make it count!

Squeeze in college planning and ACT Test Prep before summer slips away!

Squeeze all you can out of a summer that’s not what you’d planned.  Get ahead of the game with ACT Test Prep, College Search, College Applications & Essays, and guidance for prospective student athletes.





Learn about college planning for Summer 2020.

ACT Test Prep

Boosting your ACT score can help you get in and earn merit aid. One-on-one ACT Test Prep helps our students gain 4 points on average

College Search

Zero in on your University of You. We help you focus your search on your best-fit schools. Get clear about what you want. Make informed, confident college decisions.

College App Guidance

Fast-track your progress, hit those deadlines and get organized! We’re your co-pilot for college applications. Write that brilliant essay. Know just what to do, when and how.

Comprehensive College Planning

We’re your partner every step of the way from wherever you are now to a confident college choice. Get to college with less mess, less stress and way more confidence with the right experts on your team.


Take the worry and stress out of planning for college. You’ll even have fun. Get the right help from an experienced, expert college planner. Gain peace of mind and confidence. Cover all your bases at exactly the right time.

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Learn exactly what to do and when to make a confident college choice. Avoid costly missteps and missed deadlines. Get the inside-scoop on college savings. Avoid headaches and save time. Join our online community of college-bound students and parents for regular, live online college coaching from Tom. We’ll clear your path to the college of your dreams. You’ll gain exclusive access to our very best tools, insights and methods for college planning success.

Our Blog

Why the ACT still matters: Facts and FAQ’s

Why the ACT still matters: Facts and FAQ’s

I don’t want to waste your time, so let me state some facts, answer a few common questions, and let you - the parent - make the right decision for your family.    About 97% of four-year colleges in the United States have a test optional admissions policy.  “Test...

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Pivoting From Pandemic to Purdue

Pivoting From Pandemic to Purdue

2020 was a tumultuous year that not even the most clairvoyant of planners could’ve expected. And even though this goes without saying (and you’re probably tired of hearing the phrase ‘in these unprecedented times’), the pandemic had wide-reaching and unpredictable...

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F Words for 2020

F Words for 2020

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any more F words thrown at it, here are three more: Flip, Flop, Forward. I’ll explain in a bit, so keep reading. Lately, my feed (and probably yours, too) is full of posts about what a challenging year 2020 was, so I don’t need...

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“Not only did both of my twins score significantly higher on the ACT, thanks to Tom’s guidance and coaching, but the process for them was enjoyable and inspiring. Both of my kids connected with Tom and responded to his coaching in a way I hadn’t expected. And when they each received their ACT scores online the first person they thought to tell was Tom. This said a lot, to me, about the role he played and how effective he was in their test preparation.”

Nicole S.


“My wife and I would not be in the situation we are in without Tom’s help. Our graduated senior will attend Aurora University in the fall of 2017. Prior to working with Tom, we didn’t know Aurora existed. His hands-on approach allowed our son to engage and participate, define his interests, narrow his search, and ultimately find the perfect fit. Tom was equally dedicated to the ACT test prep process.

Tim P.


“Your ACT help was tailored to my exact strengths and weaknesses. It wasn’t just going over strategies and ways to better my score but actually breaking down each section of the test and pinpointing what areas and types of questions I needed to work harder on. The more personalized tutoring made me feel a lot more confident and helped bump my score up!”


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