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June 11, 2018

Same setting as Part 1.  I’m talking with my graduating seniors and their families when a parent tells me his youngest is getting a lot of push-back from his international school on his IB package and subject choices.  He will start the IBDP--a two-year curriculum--aft...

June 5, 2018

Last week I met with some of my graduating seniors and their parents.  Everyone was quite excited and perhaps in awe of the passing of time: Did we really just go through the entire university application process?  Am I really heading off to university?  Little by litt...

March 9, 2018

Mutter the words “university” and “admissions” and you’ll feel stress around you—verbal, visceral, corporeal, mental.  Have you ever seen a student or a parent get really excited about the process?  That’s the problem: because they should.  And, that’s where we have—as...

April 17, 2017

I’m finishing up preparing for a university guidance “bootcamp intensive" I’ll be running with the Canadian International School in Singapore starting this week. I love this work—and this school—and as I finish drafting my last presentation for their community, I am mo...

October 1, 2016

Stefanie called me yesterday morning. She asked if we could meet to discuss her son’s preparation for the ACT, which is coming up on Saturday. Stefanie and her son are clients of mine, and this her and her husband’s third child with whom I am working. As with just abou...

September 26, 2016

Monday morning’s inbox had four distinct, unrelated emails waiting for me from parents concerned about their child’s relationship with Maths. Coincidence? This was odd because these were from parents from different countries, with children of different ages and in diff...

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