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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...
Get your college search process started and gain momentum quickly with these four keys to a productive, stress-free college search process.
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...
This how-to blog shows how teens can use LinkedIn to research careers and colleges. High-school students can also use LinkedIn to connect with people who attended the colleges or have the careers you want, so you can learn from them.
Paying for college is a tough topic for teens and parents to discuss. Learn strategies to talk openly as a family about paying for college. Tom Kleese, college planner, offers insights for families about paying for college.
Discover six great college research websites to help you do college research. We also share tips for better college research both online and offline to make your college search more effective and productive. College research is a critical first step to finding the University of You!
“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.”
“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.
“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!”