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How are you doing?

In these challenging times, we are all finding our way.

We are adjusting to remote learning, virtual college tours,
cancelled internships and employment – the list goes on.

Changes will continue in the days ahead.

As you make choices about your future, it’s important to create a personalized system

that serves as a guide. That’s what I help you do.

College and career planning. Essay writing. Independent projects.

Personal branding. And more.

What vision do you have for your future?
 Together we can develop a plan.

Holistic. Supportive. Empowering.

It’s so easy to learn more – just send an email to set up a free online consultation.

I look forward to connecting with you!

All my best,

Susan Treadwell

College Counselor, Writing Coach

February 3, 2020

* High school juniors: the 2020 -2021 Common App essay prompts are set. 

February is here, and high school juniors have so much going on – keeping up with school, testing, extra-curriculars, work, family obligations – not to mention college search, too.

And then there's Valentine’s Day ... t...

January 14, 2020

As seniors begin their final semester of high school, I can't help but feel like an empty-nester. I will miss the students! It was an honor to counsel them, to get to know them and to learn about their passions, values, challenges, ambitions – each person grappling with growing up and tran...

November 7, 2019

Are you a rebel who resists the status quo? If so, there's a good chance the traditional essay format is not for you.  Don't despair!  You have options.

This year, I've worked with students who identify as artists, creative empaths, social justice warriors, eco-feminists, mak...

October 11, 2019

Every year I meet students who dive into the University of California Personal Insight Questions without doing their homework. Yikes! Here's a cheat sheet that can keep you on track, and save precious time. (I still recommend you browse the UC websites for specific advice.)

The University o...

September 1, 2019

Last fall, I met with Marc, a high school dynamo. You name it, he had it going on. Except for one thing. He couldn’t write. I mean, he knew how to write, but he couldn’t write.

During our first meeting, we had a freewheeling conversation about his background and experiences. There were so m...

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