College Counseling

College Counseling services began in 2012 under the direct leadership of Kirstin Fowler. In addition to extensive informal experience both as an applicant herself and as an adviser to her family and friends,¬†Kirstin’s formal experience with the world of college admissions began as an interviewer for Duke University in London in 2007. Now the Western Pennsylvania chairperson for the Duke Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee, she translates her experience from the admissions side to assisting students in curating a personalized presentation sure to impress any school.

At present, KEFTutoring works on five areas with students, including:

  1. School selection
  2. Deadline and time management
  3. Requesting recommendations
  4. Creating a resume
  5. Essay writing

KEFTutoring specializes in assisting students with the entire college search process. Essays, however, often pose the greatest challenge to students. Therefore, KEFTutoring encourages all students to begin considering the following questions when responding to both Common Application and Supplemental essays.

  • What truly matters to me? (ie What in my life is most authentic?/What am I dedicated to?)
  • How do I respond to challenges?
  • What¬†observations, reflections, or evaluations can I make about my life?

Past students have gained admissions to schools including, but not limited to:

  • American University
  • Arizona State University
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Catholic University
  • Cornell University
  • Colgate University
  • College of Charleston Honors Program
  • College of William and Mary
  • Dartmouth University
  • Davidson College
  • Duke University
  • Duquesne University
  • Elon University
  • Emerson College
  • Emory University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • Goucher University Honors Program
  • Kent State University
  • Kenyon College
  • Miami of Ohio
  • Michigan State University
  • Pennsylvania State University & Schreyer Honors College
  • Purdue University
  • Southern Methodist University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tulane University
  • University of Arizona
  • University of California – Santa Barbara
  • University of Colorado – Boulder
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Carolina
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Richmond
  • University of Pittsburgh & University Honors College
  • University of Virginia & Echols Scholars Program
  • Vanderbilt University
  • Villanova University
  • Wake Forest University
  • Washington and Lee University
  • West Point

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