Comprehensive College Advising and Personal Statement Consultations

Applying to college can be a stressful time for young people—and for their families. Many dread the process, especially writing personal statements. But it doesn't have to be the case! With some guidance, your college search can be an exciting time of exploration, personal discovery, and finding exactly the right place for the next chapter of your life.

With Peninsula College Advising services, you will:

Be guided through the entire process by a college advisor/writing instructor with a proven record of success

Find the colleges that are the best fit for you

Identify your own strengths, values and goals while you improve the power and ease with which you write

Complete high-quality college applications

Remove stress from the family environment

Enjoy a unique time of self-discovery

My goal is to make applying to college rewarding rather than arduous. I partner with my advisees, operating with these core values:

Listening actively and respectfully

Empowering students to set and achieve their own goals

Fostering self-awareness through discussion and reflective writing

Assisting students in evaluating their strengths and values

Helping students to develop critical life skills—resilience, responsibility, self-advocacy, and confidence

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