Jack Murphy is an accomplished and respected educational professional. His career as a teacher, coach and college counselor resulted in the acquisition of a wide range of skills and a depth of knowledge in the field of higher education placement. During a long-career overseas Jack served U.S. expatriate families and excellent students from many other countries. As the Director of College Counseling at international schools on five continents Jack provided advising and guidance to students seeking entry to a wide range of colleges and universities. After returning to the US in 2010 Jack continued his counseling career as a college counseling consultant. In addition, he trained new college counselors in China, Argentina, Cairo, Panama and Korea. Jack continues to provide consulting services to international schools that want to improve their approach and programming in all areas related to college advising and university placement.
A key part of that process involves standardized testing. Jack served as an AP Test Coordinator and as an SAT Test Supervisor. He is fully aware of the historical significance of testing and how it impacts college and university admission.
Jack is happy to recognize A-List Education because it provides a highly reputable test preparation program that can be adopted to fit any school curriculum and prepare students properly for the SAT and ACT.
Jack’s passion for helping students through the complicated pathways involved in the college admission process enables him to provide thoughtful advice and sound and enabling guidance. During his career he wrote and published several college counseling handbooks and is a regular contributor to I-studentglobal, the online magazine devoted to international higher education issues.
Mr. Murphy is available to assist students with placement to US, UK, Ireland, Canada and other national university systems. He is also able to work with students seeking athletic recruitment advice and a chance to play a collegiate sport.
Jack earned graduate degrees in education, secondary guidance and history from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and the University of Notre Dame.
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!