|College Admission Coach℠||
"Emily is a life changer! From encouraging big ideas to making dreams come true, Emily guided me through every phase of the application and admissions process. She helped me realize a dream that I didn't know I had, and I wouldn't be where I am today without her."
- Eli, student
"Thank you so much for helping me through so far the toughest and scariest year of my life, Debra - and making sure that I made it to the big leagues - a place where I'll at last get to take a ‘giant leap’ into what I love."
- Owen, student
As I sit on a plane headed home from Tulane orientation, I wanted to express how grateful I am that you were there for me throughout the college process, Jodi. You helped make applying to college as stress free as possible and your honesty helped ensure I was showing colleges my best self. I loved knowing I wasn't in this alone.
- Reeve, student
"One year ago, I never imagined that I would be where I am today--specifically at the front steps of a Stanford experience. I have yet to begin it, but my family and I would like to thank you Rachel for all you have done as I prepare to head for Palo Alto."
- Mingqian, Student
I worked with Jen Namba for a couple of months during my college admissions process. I found her feedback to be extremely valuable and it helped me construct successful essays. The college admissions process is extremely daunting, with a seemingly endless amount of universities, essays, and programs. College Admission Coach, and Jen, help simplify the process and make the admissions process engaging and exciting.
"Yes, I have great news! I got into my number one school, Chapman as well as all the other schools to which I applied. I owe almost all of it to your helping me Jodi. I honestly believe your help did so much for me and influenced the acceptances from my favorite colleges."
- Kira, student
I have to thank you for the privilege of how I get to spend my next four years, and my opportunities after that. I didn’t make anything easy, but you somehow still managed to push me ahead, putting me in a place where I finished all my college searching, essays and applications far sooner and with greater quality than the rest of my classmates. I was introduced to colleges I had never heard of, I was given access to professional-level editing and any questions I had was always answered. Thank you so much for what you have done for me.
Hi Jodi! I wanted to write as I approach graduation because you were such an influential person in my college journey. As a high schooler I was so unsure that I would be able to succeed at this school, however I am now about graduate summa cum laude with honors and distinction in biology. I got to play four years of softball, conduct independent research, and meet amazing people during my time at this school, and I have loved every second. I have a wonderfully supportive family, but you were really the first person in my life to push me to challenge myself, to convince me that I'm smart enough to do hard things, and to encourage me to dream big. You were the first person to ever tell me that I could be a doctor if I wanted to. And I decided I did want to be! Thanks in large part to your motivation and support, I will be attending Keck Medical School at USC this August to become a pediatric oncologist (hopefully). I can't fully express my gratitude, but please know your words meant a lot to me.
"It was so wonderful to have Debra work with our son. Her individual approach, dedication and support thorough the whole process, was incredibly helpful. She was available every step of the way, making what can be a pretty overwhelming process so much easier. We now have a very happy freshman--thank you! "
- Maritza, parent
"Our daughter applied to three excellent schools with high entrance expectations. Not only was she accepted to all three, but they all made substantial merit-scholarship offers. Through your essay coaching Alaina learned writing tips that will help her throughout college. I look forward to working with you again Jodi, when our other daughter is ready to apply to the colleges of her choice."
- Tim, parent
Nicholas left for school this morning with his Junior Paper completed on time. More importantly, he shared with me last night that he really enjoyed the process. Rachel, you are the reason for the breakthrough! I cannot thank you enough! You truly delivered above and beyond all my expectations.
- Patricia McDonald, parent
"We could tell Emily cared about our son and his future. She learned who our son was, what his needs and likes were. She’s a kind person who will treat your child like her own. She found the perfect school for our son, one we had never heard about. When people ask, “How did your son find Gettysburg College, I tell them about Emily and sing her praises."
- Carolyn, parent
I wanted to take this opportunity to give Rachel the strongest possible recommendation for her superb work with my son. The money spent for her services was the best investment we could have made for pairing him with the college that best fit his interests and talents. Thanks, in part, to Rachel, he is celebrating his Christmas this year with a conditional appointment to the US Air Force Academy, a full tuition Air Force ROTC scholarship, and the peace of mind knowing that he will be able to attend the institution of his dreams.
As we thought back on the process there were so many ways that you guided Sammy, and we are very appreciative, Jodi. You advised he take the ACT and take it early. You suggested App Camp and tutoring. All this allowed him to get his best score early and not stress. You kept asking him about his interests and focused his applications. From creating a personal website to essays, you guided him to present his best self. We feel very lucky to have had your guidance.
- Jenny and Jeff, parents
I am the father of twin girls who just had Debra as their college coach. I also have an older daughter who was not fortunate enough to have this amazing service simply because I did not know about it. In the last year, I saw my daughters transformed as they were gently and mindfully led by Debra through the college application process. With Debra's recommendation they applied to approximately seven colleges and were both accepted at great colleges of their choice. We could not have achieved these results without Debra's help. I highly recommend having her by your side.
- Avi, parent
My son thoroughly enjoyed working with Rachel. As the process progressed they spent more time together really focusing on all important aspects of the search, evaluation, and ultimately application and essay writing. All you have to do to see how valuable this time is between Rachel and your child is to invite your child on an hour walk every month or so. You’ll be amazed at everything they will tell you about what they and Rachel are working on. And Rachel absolutely listened to our needs, and the needs and interests of our son.
- Josef, parent
Hi Deb! We just spent the weekend getting the twins settled into their dorms – I can’t believe what wonderful schools you helped them get into. I’m very grateful for the work you did with them!
- Cynthia B-Z, parent