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La Porte Education Advising

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

Free Online College Admission Workshop

Attend a free online college admission workshop to learn more about how to better prepare for the college application process. Register for our Free College Admission Seminar for Sophomores and Juniors, Saturday, August 1, 4-5 pm. Join this Zoom seminar to better understand how to increase your eligibility for college.

Topics will include:
* Successful College Essays
* Should I Take the SAT Subject Tests?
* How Can I Increase My UC and Top-Tier Eligibility?
*How Can My Extracurricular Activities Make a Difference?
* Q-A

College Essay Classes - August!

Finish your essays  before schools starts and register for a hands-on College Essay Classes taught by Liz La Porte, an experienced college advisor and high school English teacher.  Students review successful college essays, identify significant topics, and draft personalized UC, Common App, and Supplemental essays. Individual feedback and at-home assignments are provided. Limited enrollment.  The next class: August 3, 5, 7, 9. 

4-Day College Essay Classes on Zoom

M, W, F, Sunday: 3:00-4:30 pm. $300  (6 hours over 4 days)


August 10, 12, 14, 16                                                                      

August 17, 19, 21, 23                      

August 24, 26, 28, 30

Visit for more information. 

To register, email Liz at




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



Reading Club




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.


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.


      2020 partial list

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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



  • 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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