As a former Yale admissions reader with a proven track record of success, Christine helps students and parents successfully navigate the college process. Her experiences as an admissions reader, clinical psychologist, college consultant, and parent with college-aged children, enable her to bring out the best in each student. 

Christine encourages students to think deeply about who they are and who they want to become both academically and personally. In the process, she helps students recognize their strengths and weaknesses, develop a coherent narrative, manage expectations, and present themselves as authentic, compelling people to admissions committees.

Christine works with students throughout the United States and world via phone or Skype. She is able to work with students in person in the Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey areas. She works with a limited number of students each year, so please call for availability.

Start with a conversation 

The initial consultation includes a thorough review of a student's academic record, course selection, standardized test scores, extracurricular and summer activities, and personal goals, followed by a 90 minute interview with the student and parents. Students receive a personalized plan to expand and strengthen their talents, passions, and interests both in and outside of the classroom. Emphasis is placed on helping students understand how college admissions officers evaluate applicants and how to put their best foot forward.

Choose a program

It's never too early to start. The Early Guidance Program is designed for 7th through 10th grade students as they explore and develop their academic and personal interests. Meetings are scheduled quarterly to discuss academic goals, extracurricular activities, and summer plans.

These programs are designed to take 11th and 12th grade students step-by-step through the college admissions process. The programs offer flexibility and choice and can be custom-tailored to fit a student's specific needs. The programs begin with the  development of a preliminary college list, and end with the student's acceptance of a college admissions offer. 

These programs are designed for students who need more limited, focused guidance in a particular area of the college admissions process. 

Need help brainstorming, editing, and revising essays? After reading more than 10,000 college essays written by Yale applicants, Christine knows what it takes to capture an admissions officer's attention. Work one-on-one with Christine to create insightful, compelling college essays.

This program offers seniors who have completed a college application, the chance to have every detail thoroughly reviewed. During a consultation, Christine discusses the application's strengths and weaknesses and offers suggestions to make it stand out from the crowd. 

The thought of college interviews can be anxiety-provoking for many students. From the initial handshake to the post interview thank you note, Christine coaches students through the interviewing process.

Beginning the college process can be a daunting prospect. Christine can compile statistics, provide research on specific programs or colleges, organize and plan college visits, and answer any question along the way. 

Don't see what you are looking for?
Simply call, and Christine will design a program that fits your needs.