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College Planning Parent Perspectives

Here’s what students and parents are saying about OnCampus College Planning.

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“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!”


High School Senior

“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. He was able work with Nick in a structured, but relaxed manner, helping him focus on his weaknesses and enhance his strengths. Nick was able to raise his score 2 different times, which allowed the search process to be considerably less stressful. Tom has a relational element that kids embrace. He understands the anxiety they feel, and he works tirelessly to better their individual situation. We give Tom and On Campus College Planning two thumbs up! Thanks from the Pederson family!”

Tim P.


“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.


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My experience with Tom was very beneficial, fun and completely worth my time. He always brought tons of energy to the sessions, no matter what time or day it was, which made me feel like he wanted to be there. He was also very clear on the homework due dates and what was due each day, but at the same time he was relaxed and knows that teenagers can mess up or space on an assignment. The practice ACT tests I did at home not only helped me with the ACT, but it prepared me for what it was like to sit down and study for a college course.

Grant K

Senior in high school

As a young man considering many avenues for my college career, I felt disoriented and overwhelmed by the options. Tom was there to generously walk with me through the process, listening to my questions and directing me to answers. Working alongside Tom gave me structure to my dreams. He assisted me in finding schools that suited my needs and interests. I thoroughly appreciated his intentionally getting to know me. He not only supplied me with the tools to be successful in college, but also post college. To this day, we remain close friends and he continues to aid me on my journey.


College Student

This will be my first child attending college, and I didn’t realize how overwhelming it would be…scholarships, applications, essays, time frames, etc. Fortunately I gave Tom a call. It was the best money spent by far. He took the time to listen, then established a plan and kept us on task. He speaks from experience and goes the extra mile. I highly recommend using his services for the college transition. It saved us time, money and most of all gave us the guidance we needed to make the best college choice for our child. I have three more children to send in the next eight years and Tom will be my resource for them all.


Mom of 4

When our oldest daughter began the college planning process, we were looking for a college planner in Madison. Getting prepared to take on the process of choosing and qualifying for the best college opportunity was as intimidating for us as novice parents as for our daughter in high school. Tom came recommended by another parent that had faced the same situation. We met, liked what we heard and put him to work. A year later we’re all much more confident, knowledgeable and prepared to make the important decisions. Tom is a great coach, teacher and counselor. Our recommendation is to set up that first meeting and see for yourself.

Jeff S


“My daughter had taken the exam twice and knew the material, but needed help on how to become a better test-taker. After working with Tom for just a few weeks, she improved her ACT a full 4 points, which was enough to put her in the running for a full academic scholarship at the college she’ll be attending. My daughter learned how to be more patient when taking an exam, a discipline that will help her throughout college. She really enjoyed working with Tom. He’s a very knowledgeable and proficient academic coach. We highly recommend Tom!”

Kevin S


“Tom Kleese is a valuable asset in helping your child choose a college. He gathers your personal information and is able to patiently guide everyone in an unbiased fashion to find the best fit for your student.”