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Happy families live here! Please take a look at what families who have worked with me say about their experience. This is why I do what I do.

Barbara is highly dedicated to ensuring that her students are well-prepared to successfully conquer the various application stages. We have been especially impressed by Barbara’s deep understanding of the student’s academic and emotional strengths and her ability to identify the unique tools they would need to succeed. Clearly, Barbara loves what she does and is expert in connecting with the student and family and supporting both. Our daughter was accepted into one of the elite boarding schools and Barbara, with her kind, modest, and caring presence, made this possible for her. Barbara is an inspiring educational consultant to work with!

I was a foreign-born mother with little prior knowledge about the college admissions process, and Barbara walked my son and me through every stage ¬– to a glorious outcome. Rational and knowledgeable on every aspect of the admissions process, she helped us pursue our wish list while also steering us in directions we did not know existed. Barbara filled my son and me with confidence – her rapport with both teens and adults is stellar – and turned an uncertain period into an exciting process. I cannot, in all honestly, imagine going through this year without Barbara at our side, and cannot recommend her enough to prospective families.

When we started the process of considering US universities for our daughter, an athlete in the UK, it all seemed extremely daunting. There was so much to consider, not least the variety of universities and their approaches to academics and athletics. Barbara was fantastic in helping us understand where our focus should be. We would recommend Barbara for her honest and transparent approach, which played a major part in our daughter’s achieving admission to Duke.

We could not be more grateful to Barbara! While there was still plenty of stress in the process, having a trusted advisor to count on, who really cared about our daughter and our family, was invaluable. From setting a vision for the experience to devising tactics to manage our stubborn applicant, Barbara handled everything with panache. Thank you, thank you!

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