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Our partners and resources that you need to know about.

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Resources


Our partners and resources that you need to know about.

We come across a lot of neat stuff

We all know about the College Board and Kaplan Prep. However, what we showcase here are among the lesser known but more effective resources in the college planning space today. Feel free to explore these resources if you think they can benefit your situation. Take a look around and tell them we sent you.



Social Assurity - This organization, founded by Alan Katzman, hits the mark on social networking. There is a growing chasm between social media and college planning. Social media is not going away and this team is in the forefront of leveraging social media with college admissions.

Twitter - This is the world's collective stream of consciousness. Twitter is a constant and real-time feed and just about everyone is on this platform, including just about every college and university in the country. Twitter represents an opportunity for your student to express their ideas and engage the colleges directly. You can also learn a lot about a college by following their account.

LinkedIn - This is the new digital resume. We believe your student should have a professional LinkedIn page. This way, your student can engage and research colleges and ultimately land a job.

Reason: Math Tutoring (Atlanta Area) - Ashley Webber has been demystifying math for befuddled students for 10 of her 26 years. As a student, she was not naturally gifted at learning mathematics, but her love of science propelled her to mastery and ultimately to Georgia Tech to pursue a degree in Civil Engineering. Despite her successes in math related fields, she still remembers how counterintuitive and difficult math can be for most students. After several years of casual tutoring, she launched Reason Math in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. 

National College Advocacy Group (NCAG) - This organization is a tremendous resource to college planners, college counselors, and families that are "do-it-yourselfers." Unlike other organizations, this is not a "sales generation" or "lead platform" for financial professionals. NCAG exists solely as a legitimate educational organization. NCAG also administers the Certified College Advocate designation.

Lori Hamilton . Essay Specialist (Atlanta Area) - Lori earned her BA from the University of Notre Dame and her Masters in Education from the University of Southern California. Prior to entering the college admissions field, Lori taught history, government, and English. She also has worked with nonprofits and with children on the autism spectrum. As an Essay Specialist, Lori helps high school students write authentic, revelatory application essays. With over a decade of editing and writing experience, she walks students through the entire essay writing process, from brainstorming ideas to perfecting a final draft. She has worked with students on both the Common and Coalition essays, as well as supplemental essays from an exhaustive list of institutions and the UC Prompts. Fully committed to developing good writers and strong, memorable essays, Lori labors to ensure this important part of the student’s application strengthens his/her complete portfolio.

The SAT / ACT Diagnostic - Most students usually score better on one test than the other. This is a great evaluation tool that will help your student predict their success. Save time by studying for one test instead of both.

Niche - Formerly College Prowler - A review site for colleges. What makes this site unique is that the authors of the reviews are the students that attend the college. No marketing hype, just honest reviews from the students that go there along with useful rankings and lists.

Eprep - Test prep for SAT or ACT can be expensive. E Prep is an online platform that is cost effective and works. Developed by several Princeton graduates, this prep platform goes after the areas where your students need the most help. Comprehensive video instruction, practice exams, and flash cards are among the many features. Parents also get a separate login so they can monitor their student's progress.

Career Dimensions, Inc - this organization supplies our firm with the career research tools we use for our students. Their assessments and career profiles build the foundation of our college search. Unlike typical career research platforms, these tools are straightforward and easy to use.