You need to feel a level of trust and confidence in the expertise, integrity, people skills, network and personality of the consultant. Affordability is always a factor, but this is your child: please don’t settle for someone because they are cheap. Like many things in life, you often get what you pay for. [...]
Yes, we have done training sessions for other consultants, placement directors and admissions officers at the NAIS, SSATB and KTC conferences. We are also frequently called by admission officers and others, from coast-to-coast, seeking our perspective.
We will be very honest: they love professional consultants, and they reject the unethical ones. Schools are looking for great students and they love to partner with people who recommend students to them that meet the criteria of what they are looking for. We have established this reputation, and schools welcome our referrals. Occasionally you [...]
Well, there are some excellent educational consultants in the United States and each one of them has their own unique skill set. The overwhelming majority of them have not had the experience of being the Chair of an Admissions committee. School Match 4U President Mark Stucker has seven years of experience working for a selective [...]
We have an extensive network of other consultants whom we frequently consult in order to deliver "expertise you can trust and service you can rely on." We will seek out additional consultants in order to get a second opinion, when appropriate. Our goal is to exceed your expectations and we are passionately committed to achieving that goal. [...]
My child already has a guidance counselor at school. Why have an independent educational consultant?
Many guidance counselors are excellent at what they do, but they often carry a caseload of several hundred students at a time. Guidance counselors are trained in the dynamics of counseling, but they are not experts on the offerings of schools, nor are they trained on these schools' admission criteria or their admissions process. [...]