EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANT

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Thanks for helping me through this whole process. Your encouragement really added to the positive aspects of this application process. I appreciate all that you did to prompt me, and especially your comments on my essays. I will stay in touch with you to tell you my status when I hear back from the colleges. Thanks again!

Laguna Hills High School Student

As a senior in high school I was organized, motivated, and interested in applying to several schools, but I lacked the essential understanding of the system of college application and selection. Cindy helped me focus my attention on the most important aspects of the applications, prioritize portions of the various applications, and better present my résumé and applications. Cindy’s ability to help me simplify the very complex procedure into a step-by-step strategy greatly decreased the stressfulness of the process. She also helped me plan my essay writing in a way that allowed me to write fewer, higher quality essays. One of the most valuable of Cindy’s contributions was the help she provided in revising my essays in a way that greatly improved the structure, grammar, and effect while maintaining my voice, tone, and theme of my composition. Cindy’s energy and enthusiasm allowed us to view the situation in a far more optimistic, less stressful way without losing the gravity and pragmatism required. I deeply appreciate all of her help.

Laguna Beach High School Student

Thank you so much for all of your help and support throughout this difficult college process. Without you, there is no way I would have been so on top of things. Your encouraging attitude paired with your dedication is truly inspirational. I couldn’t have done it without you! You’re the best.

St. Margaret’s Episcopal School Student

Thanks for helping me through this whole process. Your encouragement really added to the positive aspects of this application process. I appreciate all that you did to prompt me, and especially your comments on my essays. 

Laguna Hills High School Student

I wanted to thank you for all the advice you gave to my parents and me. Your insight into the college application and acceptance process was invaluable. Your advice and encouragement back when I was on the wait list, ultimately helped me earn acceptance. Thank you again for all your help.

Laguna Beach High School Student

“Adolescence is a period of rapid changes. Between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, a parent can age as much as twenty years.”

–Quote on my refrigerator growing up

Cindy – thanks for all you have been doing to help her through this process.  You are amazing – you have kept her fired up and kept our home life peaceful. Many thanks.

Corona Del Mar High School Parent

Thank you very much for the time. . . Rick was impressed by your knowledge and inspired by your comments.He was very happy on the way home. Now he embarks on the work required to complete the applications successfully. I sincerely appreciate you talking to Rick.

Wilson High School Parent

We are so grateful for all of your hard work and support.  You really made the difference in helping us navigate this overwhelming process.

Laguna Beach High School Parent

Cindy – thanks for all you have been doing to help her through this process.  You are amazing – you have kept her fired up and kept our home life peaceful. Many thanks.

Corona Del Mar High School Parent

It was very nice meeting with you last night.  When Cameron got into the car, he told his sister he is starting to get an idea of what he will do with his life. Pretty amazing impact you made on just a couple hours. Thank you again.

Dana Hills High School Parent

I just wanted to thank you for meeting with [Sue] and me last night. I feel much better about where she is at going in to summer. I know [Sue] is shy to go to her teachers for help, so hopefully your encouraging words (instead of mine) will be the incentive she needs!

J. Serra High School Parent

Cindy, THANK YOU for all that you did this summer for Lauren. We knew that she was in the very best of hands and we were just thrilled with Lauren’s attitude/response to your exceptional counsel. We did not hear one complaint about her “homework” and/or scheduled meetings with you. As a result, stress was minimized and Lauren’s confidence elevated. What a fantastic way to start senior year!

Santa Margarita High School Parent

Cindy, thanks again for fitting [Staci] in to your program. What you will do will be a real load off of us parents.

Corona Del Mar High School Parent

I absolutely appreciate your effort and feel you are worth every cent (and then some) with all the work you do!

Laguna Beach High School Parent

Cindy, Thank you for your reply and answers. We certainly do appreciate you taking the time last evening to respond and offering your words of wisdom. Quite simply, you are the best!!!! Thanks, as always.

Santa Margarita High School Parent

Cindy, you have been a life saver this summer, [Joe] has enjoyed this whole process because of your efforts. The story would have gone, “My mom nagged at me all summer” (and we got nothing done!). I thank you.

Sage Hill School Parent

It was a good meeting and you have got us all thinking. You have a lot of enthusiasm for your work and it is contagious.

Foothill High School Parent

Our daughter Rachael began working with Cindy during her senior year and she had already begun the application process. Rachael had ten universities selected and had completed most of the biographical and scholastic information on the applications. Cindy arrived on the scene with a wealth of knowledge, information, enthusiasm and editing skills. We found ourselves very stressed with the prospect of meeting the application deadlines.

 

Cindy was very upbeat and very accessible. Over the course of six weeks Cindy reviewed Rachael’s applications, edited essays that Rachael had already written, brainstormed ideas for further essays required and provided tremendous inspiration and moral support. Cindy also evaluated college choices with Rachael and added one more college. As acceptances and rejections came in, Cindy continued to provide guidance and support for Rachael and ultimately helped her with her final college selection.

Jane Cohen Greene

Tarbut V'Torah Parent

Thank you so much for your work with Haley – she is really enjoying you, and although she is stressed about this process, working with you has made it a lot easier and clearer, and I am deeply grateful for this.

J. Serra High School Parent

Thank you so much for meeting with us last night. It was great and scary all at the same time! There’s a lot to do and I know with your help, it will go smoothly – yeah!

Beckman High School Parent

[Sarah] was accepted!!!!! Thanks is not enough to you! We could not have survived this without you! . . .The admissions counselor said they” fell in love” with [Sarah]!!! So much thanks to you again.

Sage Hill School Parent

Cindy – [Ben] got accepted to college today. We are so happy. Thanks a million for everything. We will happily recommend you to anyone and everyone.

Woodbridge High School Parent

Thanks for all of your help and advice. It was a great learning and growing experience for [Jane]. The best part was the way you kept her on track and made sure she got it all done before school started which was a big relief. Writing all of the essays really is great practice, and I gained a lot of insight into [Jane] as well through the process.

Corona Del Mar High School Parent

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES

Cynthia's students have attended

California High Schools

  • Beckman High School

  • Castilleja School

  • Corona Del Mar High School

  • Dana Point High School

  • Edison High School

  • Foothill High School

  • Huntington Beach High School

  • J. Serra High School

  • Laguna Beach High School

  • Laguna Hills High School

  • Loyola School

  • Manhattan Beach High School

  • Mater Dei High School

  • Menlo School

  • Newport Harbor High School

  • Northwood High School

  • Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA)

  • Orange Lutheran High School

  • Palo Alto High School

  • Sacred Heart Prep School

  • Sage Hill School

  • San Clemente High School

  • Santa Margarita Catholic High School

  • St. Margaret’s Episcopal School

  • Servite High School

  • Tarbut V’ Torah High School

  • Thousand Oaks High School

  • University High School

  • Wilson High School

  • Woodbridge High School

Out of State Schools

  • Buhler High School, Buhler, Kansas

  • The Francis Parker School, Chicago, IL

  • Gulliver Preparatory Academy, Miami, FL

  • Harbor Day School, Corona del Mar, CA

  • The Kincaid School, Houston, TX

  • Linfield Christian, Temecula, CA

  • Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA

  • Ransome Everglades High School, Miami, FL

  • Redwood High School, Corte Madera, CA

  • Villanova University, Villanova, PA (graduate consulting)

  • San Jose State, San Jose, CA (graduate school consulting)

Partial list of Colleges

  • Amherst

  • Bates

  • Boston University

  • Boston College

  • University of Chicago

  • Claremont McKenna

  • Colby

  • Colorado College

  • Columbia

  • Cornell

  • Dartmouth

  • Duke

  • Georgetown

  • Grinnell

  • Harvard

  • Harvey Mudd

  • University of Indiana

  • University of Michigan

  • MIT

  • New York University

  • Northwestern

  • University of Pennsylvania

  • Pomona

  • Pitzer

  • Princeton

  • Scripps

  • Stanford

  • University of Southern California

  • Syracuse

  • TCU

  • University of Texas

  • UC Berkeley

  • UCLA

  • UCSD

  • UCSB

  • Wesleyan

  • Williams

  • Yale