College Admissions Counseling with Bev and Brian

If you’re the parent of a middle schooler or high schooler and you’re interested in working directly with Bev Taylor, Founder of Ivy Coach, and Brian Taylor, Managing Director of Ivy Coach, we have a couple of openings for prospective clients. Bev and Brian jointly take on a few students … 

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The Pathway to Our College Counseling

A number of folks ask us how we at Ivy Coach get started working with our students. Well, wonder no more. On the top and bottom of our website is an orange button. By clicking on that orange button, you can sign up for a free 20-minute consultation so that we … 

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College Admissions Counselor

A college admissions counselor doesn’t want to read an essay about your trip to India. Why not? Because a college admissions counselor doesn’t make a ton of money and their schedule may not afford them the chance to travel as well. If you’re seventeen years old and you get to … 

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University Admissions Counselor

The target demographic for a movie like “Tron” was not senior citizens nor was the target demographic toddlers for “Scream 4.” What does this have to do with the college admissions process you ask? Well, it has everything to do with it. You must know your audience. When filling out … 

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College Counseling

According to Jason Koebler of “US News & World Report,” “A 2005 study by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) reported that the average public high school student got about 38 minutes of college advising per year from their guidance counselor, and a 2009 study by the National … 

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College Admissions Interviews

If you haven’t had a chance to check out our informational “how to” video on what not to do on a college admissions interview with an alumnus/alumna, check it out! And also check out our newsletter on the subject of alumni interviews. If you still want more information on the … 

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College Admissions Essays

There was a cool segment on “NPR” that chronicled what it’s like when applications go to committee at Amherst College. When applications do go to committee at Amherst College, 85% of applications have already been weeded out. It’s important to note that this process varies by university but Amherst’s process … 

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