College Advisor, New York
Subject Specialties: College Advising. College Essays
After graduating from Boston University’s College of Communication, Cheryl began a career as a marketing and communication professional. Counseling psychology was also one of her interests in college. Eventually, Cheryl returned to school to earn an M.S.Ed. in counselor education and became a New York State school counselor with experience in K-12 schools. She chose Lehman College, CUNY for her graduate studies because of its program partnership with the Education Trust. The focus on systemic educational issues and closing the achievement gap complemented her years of nonprofit volunteer and board service. After graduate school, she gained additional experience in high schools and also started to assist friends’ children with the college planning and application process. She then worked as a private college admissions counselor in New York for a well regarded firm based in South Florida. She also launched College Counseling eSource as an online resource for students and families. Cheryl uses her two fields of expertise—communication and college counseling—to empower students with information early, help students to distinguish themselves via their interests, find best fit colleges, and to ultimately standout as college applicants including the essays. Cheryl coaches students of varying academic achievement levels vying for admission to a range of schools. She maintains high expectations for all of her students balanced with sensitivity to individual differences. On a personal note, although Cheryl’s daughter is too young to begin the college search process, she sometimes tags along with mom on campus visits.
I think A-List is a great organization. My tutor was positive and tailored the material to my learning style. She made learning each subject fun and presented new topics in an engaging fashion. Thank you so much to A-List for helping me achieve my personal best!
A-List gave me more than just practice tests and test-taking tips, though these were invaluable. My tutor connected with me on a personal level and helped me understand that I was capable of getting the score I wanted. Suddenly, I viewed my test-taking experience as a challenge, not a burden. I walked into my ACT with the confidence that I knew exactly how to conquer every aspect of the test.”
Mother of Phoebe C.
Both my children had an amazing experience with A-List! Steadily, she worked hard to improve her test scores. Taking the practice tests allowed her to gain confidence and learn to manage her time during the tests. Then a college advisor helped her write her college essays. She was an amazing guide who helped Phoebe focus and streamline her supplements and essays. Now she will be attending her dream college, Rice University, School of Architecture!