I help students in all educational settings (public, private, homeschool) create a balanced college list they love and help them craft clear, concise, and compelling college applications.
As an independent educational consultant, my specialities include working with homeschoolers and their parents.
I home educated my own five children for more than 20 years and I coach hundreds of homeschoolers each year in online writing classes through Brave Writer.
Within the homeschooling community, I have taught or organized creative writing classes, literature clubs, public speaking clubs and contests, Science Olympiad teams, parent support groups, competitive math clubs, and field trips too numerous to list.
My articles have been featured in Practical Homeschooling and Home School Enrichment. My online writing classes for Brave Writer include their College Admission Essay class, and many other high school essays classes. I also serve as a mentor coach and trainer to new Brave Writer instructors.
Prior to home educating, I taught social studies in the public schools, and in a Coalition of Essential Schools program. I received a MA in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated with High Honors from Binghamton University with a BA in History and Philosophy.
I am a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association, where I founded and served as the first chairperson of the homeschool affinity group. In 2020, IECA recognized me with one of their inaugural "Making a Difference" awards. I also served as faculty for IECA's 2021 and 2022 Summer Training Institutes.
I attend ongoing professional development sessions offered by IECA, completed SACAC's summer offerings for college counselor/consultants, and attended TACAC's Admission and College Counselor Institute, as well as College Board webinars and trainings.
It's a privilege and a joy to share what I've learned over decades of home educating! As a student of colleges, I'm always expanding my knowledge base with well over 100 in-person or virtual visits with admission professionals at colleges and universities.
Feel free to reach out by clicking the link below.
Email ThoughtfulHomeschooling@gmail.com for details about consultant services: individualized college list development and application help,
how to start homeschooling, individualized curriculum selection, high school planning, homeschool counselor documents, small group college application workshops, and essay coaching & review.
Fees for 2023
Email me to schedule a free, no-obligation, 20-minute phone call to discuss my services and your questions.
10-hour block $1750 if purchased prior to 10/1 of senior year.