Services For Students and Parents

Geri Perkal offers independent educational consulting to suit the specific needs of each family. Her Comprehensive Educational Preparation Package covers all facets of the college preparatory and selection process with a structured program that eliminates uncertainty and anxiety for students and families.

Beginning in a student’s sophomore or junior year, Geri provides a detailed explanation of the college admissions process and creates an individualized plan for the student to follow. She evaluates high school academic records, standardized test results, athletic, extracurricular, and volunteer activities, as well as special talents, and compiles a preliminary list of schools that best meet a student’s abilities and needs.

Working as a team with a student and his/her family, Geri develops a schedule to prepare the student to meet the requirements of various colleges. She offers advice on selecting academic courses, can recommend resources for test preparation and tutoring if necessary, and assists in the development of interview skills.

As the student progresses, Geri narrows down the preliminary college list to target “best-match schools” with varying degrees of admission difficulty. She provides the student with thorough guidance throughout the application process including assistance with resume preparation, information organization, question responses, formulation of the essay topic, and application follow-up procedures. With each team member putting 100% effort into the process and following the clearly delineated schedule, deadlines are easily met and stress levels are greatly reduced.

Special features of the Comprehensive Educational Preparation Package include:

  • Confidence building through mock interviews
  • Direction and tips for successful college visits
  • Advice on application options including early action, early decision, rolling, and regular decision
  • Selection of letter of recommendation writers
  • Final college choice counseling in event of multiple acceptances

Initial consultation is complimentary and hourly consultation services may be arranged.