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At just $15 a week, the On-Demand Pass is guaranteed to provide value many times over. Additionally, I proudly offer a money-back guarantee on all personalized, one-on-one services. There is no fine print, just one clarification: I don’t guarantee acceptance to a specific college. Instead, ethical advising is focused on optimizing your admissions strategy.
To meet students’ varying needs, my fee structure is designed to be flexible. Rising seniors typically begin with a foundation week dedicated to college counseling. Following this, we devote up to three weeks to perfecting the Common App essay. Any supplemental topics typically take about a week. My weekly rate is $875. To keep costs down and to save students time, we work together to identify strong “super essay” topics from their lives that will stretch to fit multiple prompts.

While one week of college counseling is sufficient for many seniors, particularly those who have a clear vision of their path, I am happy to extend support when families prefer more in-depth guidance. My aim is to provide a tailored experience that adjusts to each student’s unique needs.

For juniors and younger students, who are typically engaged in the broader and more flexible process of college planning, I have an hourly rate of $150. This allows me to accommodate the needs of underclassmen without the more intensive weekly commitment required for seniors. These sessions are scheduled more flexibly, often on a monthly basis, to assist families as needed with activities such as list-building, planning college visits, or strategizing test schedules. While I strive to maintain a balance between seniors and underclassmen, please note that availability for hourly services may be limited during critical periods surrounding senior deadlines, particularly in October and December. My priority is to ensure that each student receives the dedicated attention they need, whether through comprehensive weekly support or targeted hourly advising.

Finally, to cover the cost of preparing a college research spreadsheet, there is a set-up fee of $300 for up to 12 schools — or $500 if you’d like me to research costs & merit aid availability. Additional schools are $50 (I’m sorry to nickel and dime families like this, but the data is a bit resource-intensive to compile, so I began billing for it).
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For seniors, weekly tutoring supports the intensive, deadline-driven nature of essay editing, allowing me to provide prompt next-day turnarounds and ensure each essay benefits from the iterative process of revisions, from big-picture concepts to sentence-level clarity and final proofreading. The final week’s fee is prorated, adapting to the unique timeline of each student’s needs. I’ve found that this weekly system not only ensures a superior final product at a predictable price but also promotes consistent progress, helping students steer clear of last-minute cramming and maintain a high quality of work.
Because students typically have more time to write on the weekend, I edit Monday–Friday, up to one round of edits per day. When needed, we replace the day’s editing round with a Zoom session or other essential activity tailored to the student’s current needs, such as research or strategic planning.

Students typically have a longer assignment to complete over the weekend; however, I’m unable to offer revisions over the weekend due to family commitments. For example, if a student completes the weekend assignment on Saturday, I won’t be be able to respond with edits or tracked changes until Monday. Your understanding is greatly appreciated.
For brief reminders and quick questions, I like to use text messaging. For college advising, Zoom or FaceTime works well. When it comes to essays, because students tend to open up most easily in writing, we use Google Docs for its collaborative editing features.

While this approach aligns with what works best for the majority of students, communication is tailored to meet each student’s unique needs. For example, students with dyslexia often benefit more from video discussions.