An insider’s take on college admissions.

Before becoming an educator, Amy spent three and a half years reading applications for the University of Chicago and coaching UChicago students on their resumes.  She is passionate about working with creative, stubborn, intense, and eclectic teenagers who have twenty ideas for a college essay and nothing written down.  

Teens as people, not just applicants

"After finding myself nodding every minute during Amy's presentation on the college admissions process, I knew that we needed to have her talk to the parents and students at our school. As a former admissions counselor for a highly selective college, and as a current teacher, she has a unique perspective and understanding of teenagers. Her workshop at our school helped our parents and students understand the process and made a difference in reducing the stress and competition that is so prevalent in this area."

Juliana Heitz, Assistant Head of School, Ideaventions Academy for Math and Science

Experience with homeschooling and Ivy League admissions

“Amy was worth her weight in gold as our consultant for both of our sons’ college applications.  Both were homeschooled, and both were accepted to their top choice Ivy League school.  Amy gave us invaluable feedback on over 70 pages of homeschooling information we sent to the colleges as well as on personal statements and ‘Why this college’ essays.  She is up front and honest with her feedback, and truly a pleasure to work with!”

Pearl and Stephen

Informed and Intuitive

“As a neurodiverse person, I sometimes have trouble making decisions, especially when I choose between multiple good options. Amy was especially helpful as I transitioned to a federal government career. Amy helped me with reviewing my resume so that I could better target my local government experience to the positions I sought. She also assessed different agencies' public materials to provide insights about dynamics that were not apparent in the listings. Her counseling before my interviews helped me better sell myself and narrow down onto specific topics that were of interest to hiring managers. Her advice led me to being able to choose between several job offers, including with my top-choice agency. Without her help, I wouldn't be here!”



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