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La Porte Education Advising

 
High School and College Admission Advising
 
Since 2012
SSAT Test Prep
SAT Verbal Test Prep
Middle/High School Tutoring:
Math, English, Spanish
 
Your success comes first.

Now Accepting Juniors

 

We are now accepting juniors for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Junior year demonstrates a student's academic eligibility, leadership readiness, and initiative, all key metrics of college acceptance.  Our Strategic College Admission Plan charts a clear path for juniors to optimize:

  • Course Rigor & Selection 

  • GPA Maximization & Academic Eligibility 

  • SAT/ACT Test Strategies

  • Distinctive Extracurricular Opportunities

  • Summer Enrichment

  • College Exploration: Safety, Target, and Reach 

  • College Majors

  • College Visits and Research

  • Scholarships & Financial Aid Information 

What's the process to go forward?

Let's meet!  Set up a no-obligation phone or zoom meeting to share your student's college goals and get to know us more.  We then send a customized proposal outlining our specific service responsibilities, including several payment options. For more information, visit FAQ.

College Essay Classes: Oct /Nov

 

Register now for a hands-on College Essay Class where students analyze successful college essays, identify distinctive topics, and draft their UC, Common App, and Supplemental essays. They learn how to create structure, develop themes, and improve flow.

 

Classes are small; students receive individual feedback and editing guidance and are able to complete several essays over four days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday, 4 pm to 5:30 pm via Zoom.  The tuition is $300.  Register by clicking the button below. 

 

Classes                                 ​​

  • Oct 12, 14, 16, 18

  • Oct 19, 21 23 25

  • Oct 26, 28, 30, Nov 1

  • Nov 2, 4, 6, 8

  • Nov 9, 11, 13, 15

  • Nov 16, 18, 20, 22

 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Elizabeth worked one-on-one with our daughter to assist in the college planning process from recommending colleges that met our goals, to writing college essays, to assisting in finding applicable scholarships to apply to, and to keeping her on pace with deadlines.  My daughter is now happily attending UCSD studying Global Health, and we are all very grateful for all of the assistance that Liz provided.  Thank you!!

Stacee Gillelen, Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep Parent,  2017

     Schedule a free consultation today! 

                      (650) 766-0969   

Spanish Tutoring

Native Speakers

Middle School and High School

Homework

Lectures

Reading Club

Conversation

Services

 

College Advising

We help parents and students navigate the college preparation and admission process, ensuring that the best, and most appropriate, academic, extracurricular, and social-emotional learning decisions are made.  We meet students' needs, whether it is a four-year roadmap, essay instruction, or individual coaching. 

The key to a successful process is having a supportive, encouraging, relationship and providing a clear outline of the expectations, which includes comprehensive management of the admission process, year-by-year, and timeline management and deadlines of standardized testing, college applications, and financial aid applications.

 

Over the course of the high school experience, we meet students regularly in-person and during the coronavirus outbreak via video conferencing to optimize the following:

 

  • Course Selection & Rigor

  • GPA Maximization 

  • Academic Eligibility: Ivy League, UC’s, and selective top-tier schools

  • SAT/ACT Plans and Strategies

  • Extracurricular Opportunities: academic, leadership, and community service 

  • Summer Enrichment  

  • Gap Year Options (if requested)

  • College Lists: a curated range of safety, target, and reach schools 

  • College Majors

  • College Essays

  • College Visits and Research

  • College Costs & Affordability Options

  • Scholarships & Financial Aid Information & Options

  • Financial Aid Application

  • Interview Preparation

  • Letters of Recommendation

  • Choosing Between Multiple Acceptance Packages

 

English Tutoring

We work with middle and high school students on essay structure, literature analysis, and organization.

Our students attend schools in San Francisco and the East Bay:

 

  • Acalanes

  • Bay

  • Benicia

  • Bentley

  • Campolindo

  • Galileo

  • Las Lomas

  • Lowell

  • Miramonte

  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep

  • Saint Ignatius

  • San Ramon

  • Stuart Hall for Boys

  • Town School for Boys

  • Waldorf

SSAT Tutoring

We meet with middle school students at their home or school and prepare them for the SSAT by taking them through diagnostic exercises, practicing test questions, and identifying test-taking skills.  Sessions are personalized; we meet students at their level and build their confidence through a series of successful learning cycles.  Individual or package rates apply.

 

Upcoming Admission Webinars

Admission counselors present live information and take questions about the application process, financial aid, and more. > Scripps, College, 10/8, 4pm,  > University of Oregon, 10/15, 5pm,  > Pepperdine, 10/22, 4pm,  >Occidental, 11/15, 4pm

To register, click on each school or email us at contact@lpeducationadvising.com.

Acceptances  

      2020 

  • Amherst College

  • Bates College

  • Bowdoin College

  • Colby College

  • Connecticut College

  • Duke University

  • Oberlin College

  • Occidental College

  • Stony Brook University

  • Swarthmore College

  • Smith College

  • Tufts University

  • University of British Columbia

  • UC Berkeley

  • UC Davis

  • UCLA

  • UC San Diego

  • UC Santa Barbara

  • UC Santa Cruz

  • University of Illinois

  • University of Michigan

  • Williams College

       2018

  • Chapman University

  • Colorado School of Mines

  • Cornell University

  • Gonzaga University

  • Harvard University

  • Illinois Institute of Technology

  • Lewis and Clark College

  • Northeastern University

  • Occidental College

  • Purdue University

  • UC Berkeley

  • UC Davis

  • UC Irvine

  • UCLA

  • UC Santa Barbara

  • UC San Diego

  • University of Seattle

  • University of Washington

       2019 

  • Clark University

  • Connecticut College

  • Knox University

  • Lewis and Clark College

  • Loyola Marymount University

  • Mt. Holyoke College

  • Seattle University

  • Stanford University

  • Tulane University

  • UC Berkeley

  • UC Davis

  • UC Irvine

  • UCLA

  • UC Riverside

  • UC San Diego

  • UC Santa Barbara

  • UC Santa Cruz

  • University of Puget Sound

  • University of San Francisco

  • University of Washington

  • Whitman College

  • Whittier College

  • Willamette University

       2017

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  • Chapman University

  • Gonzaga University

  • Goucher College

  • Saint Mary's College

  • San Francisco State University

  • San Jose State University

  • Santa Clara University

  • University of Oregon

  • Seattle University

  • University of Puget Sound

  • UC Berkeley

  • UC Davis

  • UC Riverside

  • UC San Diego

  • UC Santa Barbara, Honors

  • Western Washington University

  • Whitman College

  • Whittier College

  • Willamette University

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