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College Admissions Private Counseling

America’s premier college consultants, Dr. Michele Hernández, Mimi Doe, Dr. Kristen Willmott, Maria Laskaris, and Eliza Fox offer private counseling starting as early as 8th grade for those students who want ongoing, personalized, unlimited-time access.

“Thank you for helping high school students achieve their dreams of top tier admissions!”

– Julie Perusse, mother of student now at Brown University

Private College Admissions Counseling Program for Grades 8-12 Includes:

  • Personalized Admissions Report:
    Evaluation of a student’s background in academic, personal, & extracurricular areas
  • Reading list and vocabulary program:
    Geared towards standardized test prep
  • Personalized Testing Schedule:
    Year-by-year strategy for standardized testing
  • Customized Guidance:
    Course planning, extracurricular choices, and summer plans
  • Academic Niche:
    Support in articulating and developing an academic edge
  • Application Strategy:
    Crafting a final college list for early and regular admission
  • College Applications:
    Assistance with the Common Application – essays, activity sheet, awards and background information
  • Interview Prep:
    Alumni and on-campus

High Praise From Past Clients:

"I'm happy to inform you I got accepted to Harvard.  My conversation that I think changed my mindset towards the application was the one I had with you about writing an essay about 4 memorable lines of a literary work.  Your help with that essay helped me frame myself as something beyond just a math nerd. There were countless other things that you helped me on, from essays to interview tips to other small bits of advice.  Thank you very much." – Private Counseling student, Harvard Class of 2022
I just wanted to tell you: I GOT INTO YALE!!!!! I have been on cloud 9, and I’m still so shocked and excited! But I wanted to thank you both so much for everything; I couldn’t have done it without your guidance and support. –M.J., Private Counseling student
Yale Class of 2023

Mimi, thanks to your incredible advice, mentoring/tutoring for college applications and importance of work and extracurricular activities throughout the high school years, my children learned discipline, the importance of test taking and application skills and are now in leadership positions as women in large companies living and working in midtown NYC. My son, is also working in a private wealth management firm in NYC. It all started with you and Michele. I will always be grateful. – T.P., parent of Application Boot Camp students and Private Counseling student

"We are teary and happy and thankful. God bless you both." – Private Counseling parent, Dartmouth Class of 2022
We are ecstatic that P was accepted to MIT through early admissions. We would like to express our deep gratitude to you, Yvonne, and others at Top Tier for guiding, supervising, and counseling P through the college admissions process! –L.A., Private Counseling parents
MIT Class of 2023
We are grateful for your service. When I started with you about 4 plus years ago I mainly hoped for help in that 8th grade was so crazy for my son. I worried I was losing him. He now is plugged into his learning and has a tremendous opportunity.  It is more than just getting into a “top tier” school for us; it is about getting our kid to visualize a plan for his future. You guided him on that journey. Thank you! – parent of a Private Counseling student
Maria, I have GREAT news!!!! After a ton of nerves and anticipation, I found out last night that I've been admitted to the Class of 2023 Harvard University! I couldn't be happier to be in (and to not have to write a bunch of essays this weekend too)! With all this being said, I want to thank you for all of the incredible advice, support, and help you provided me over the course of the last 15 months. Your guidance made my college process infinitely less stressful and gave me a clear vision of the steps I wanted and needed to take in order to get an outcome of which I was proud. Thank you again!”–M.K., Private Counseling student
Harvard Class of 2023
Thank you for all of your help and support over the last four years. C is IN at UPENN/Wharton! Very excited for C and a big sigh of relief for all of us. Glad that C can enjoy her winter break! –O.D., Private Counseling parent
I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for C. She’s at UC Berkeley planning to major in Math and Economics. We truly appreciate your help and our family will always remember you both. –F.K., parent of Private Counseling student
UC Berkeley Class of 2022
Thank you so much for all of your help over the past three years. I would not have been able to make it this far without your guidance. –P.K., Private Counseling student
George Washington University, Class of 2022
I got into MIT!! Thank you SO much for your help. I'm so excited!! –T.K., Private Counseling student
Since the Duke ED results came out we have been living in a state of euphoria! So super excited!! Thank you so much for all the guidance, motivation, and encouragement you gave T to prepare her for her dream school. Without your help, T would not have had such a great application. –P.S., Private Counseling parent
Duke Class of 2023
Kristen, I honestly can’t thank you enough for your patience, tolerance and understanding. Your guidance has been invaluable to P, and he continues to follow through on everything you have discussed - he remains steadfast and incredibly focused. – parent of sophomore Private Counseling student
"M. has been the single most helpful source of advice during my high school career. Working with M. has been an incredibly maturing experience. I'm incredibly grateful and lucky to have had the guidance of M, without which I would not have been able to stand out as an individual." -W.B, Private Counseling program student
"We are all thrilled that K got accepted to Wellesley. Thank you for your expertise, knowledge, and advice not to drop French. Thank you for your outstanding professionalism, promptly answering emails, and your support in moments of crisis. Most of all, thank you for CARING. K. never felt she was another number in your program. We plan to enroll our son in the future." -V.L., One on One package parent
"I am so excited, I move in Monday!!! I can't believe that I am headed off to my dream school in 24 hours! Thank you so much for all you have done to help me reach this point. You are some of the nicest, most intelligent people I have ever met and I have learned so much in general along the way. Thank you and I hope to come and visit sometime in the future!" -J.C., Private Counseling student
"You guys are amazing! We are over-the-moon excited!  We cannot thank you enough for pouring your heart and soul into supporting our family. Everything worked out so beautifully. WOW!!!  THANK YOU.  We look forward to a lasting friendship for many years." – Private Counseling parent, Harvard Class of 2022
I just wanted to reach out to say that I am in LOVE with the entire Barnard/ Columbia community. I am already involved in a few clubs/groups around campus and I have finally finalized my academic schedule.Sometimes, when I’m walking back from Butler (albeit at 3 am after studying all night) it hits me that I actually go here, that I made it. Your help and advice throughout my high school years has been invaluable.Again, New York has been treating me well and I cannot thank you enough for pointing me in the direction of Barnard/ Columbia.” C.C., Private Counseling student
"As you already knew, S. was accepted by Penn Engineering School. It is her dream school. I would like to thank you for all the help and guidance you gave her in the past few years. She would not have achieved her goal otherwise. What you taught her can benefit her beyond college counseling. I am happy for my decision to choose you as S.'s counselor almost 4 years ago."- I.R., Private Counseling program parent
"I know you are dealing with a lot of type A parents, and I want to let you know that you are doing a great job communicating and setting realistic expectations for T. I am amazed at how much she has done and she is even smiling through it all!" --W.P., Private Counseling Program parent

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