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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 Sophomores + Juniors


We are now accepting new students for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Sophomores will be making important decisions that will impact their college profile, so starting soon makes a significant difference. Juniors will begin to request college admission meetings and maximize their academics and initiative, key metrics of college acceptance.  Our Strategic College Admission Plans chart clear paths for sophomores and 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.

Recent Acceptances 2021


  • Reed College

  • Lewis & Clark w/ $80k Merit Award

  • School of Mines

  • University of Arizona


College Essay Instruction 


Need a second opinion on your Common App essay?  Need a hand writing a powerful supplementary Why essay?  Contact us to get a professional opinion or to help you get started with your drafts. 


Selective Summer Programs 


Don't wait until June to plan our summer program; applications for the most selective internships and summer program can be due as early as December 15. 


Plan ahead and explore programs through Stanford University, UCB, Texas Tech, and more or find out about cool and fun volunteer opportunities with local hospitals, historical associations, and Bay Area cities and counties.  Take a class and get high school credit to bump up your GPA or start your own small business around your neighborhood. 

We can help! 


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.


Admission Webinar Series - A Success! 

We've hosted 12 admission directors over the past few months who've appeared to present live information and take questions about the application process, financial aid, and more. To date, our guests have been Whitman, Harvey Mudd, Scripps, University of Oregon, University of Arizona, University of Washington, Loyola Marymount University, University of San Diego, Pepperdine University, St. Mary's of Moraga, Occidental, and Chapman.  Contact us for more information! 



  • 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

Need more information? Contact us.

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      2021, so far!

  • Lewis & Clark, 80K Scholarship

  • Reed College

  • School of Mines

  • University of Arizona