Prior to the first meeting, I was always stressed about the daunting college application process. However, after our first meeting at the beginning of summer, I walked out of Nick’s office confident and ready to take on the process! We created a solid plan with attainable goals. He has helped me through every step of the way, from keeping me on top of deadlines to helping me cultivate all of my essays — especially my personal statement — and taking them to the next level. Nick's insightful advice and experience really pushed me as both a student and person.
I am so grateful that I had the opportunity to work with Nick. Thanks to his guidance, I will be attending my dream school, Columbia University next fall, and I couldn't have done it without him!
Nick has a way of making high-stakes standardized testing feel like a race you can run and run well. Our daughter knew exactly how to approach the ACT, how to pace, prioritize, and use every strategy available to hit her target score. And guess what—she did it, and she's going to her first-choice university. Thanks, Nick!
I wouldn't just call Nick a college counselor, I'd call him a mentor. Whether it was with college applications or just my life in general, Nick was always there to talk to me. I'm most certainly not the type of guy that opens up to everyone, but something about the setting I was in and the person I was facing made it really easy. He was so talented at helping me translate everything I was saying into writing, which in return made all my essays feel so personal and authentic. Overall, Nick made my application process a breeze and as less stressful as possible. Thank you, Nick!
Nick was the ultimate mentor, therapist, listener, life guide, and college counselor all in one. His office was the comfortable, welcoming space I needed to lay out all my thoughts, experiences, and emotions on the table. In each and every paragraph, Nick truly understood what I sought to express and empowered me to illuminate who I truly am beyond what I knew possible. Nick’s strong intellect, insight, and experience guided me from putting ideas onto paper to constructing my compositions to editing every last detail — everything I needed to reach past my full potential and achieve my dream college. I am endlessly grateful!!!
Despite living thousands of miles away, Nick was always there to help me with whatever I needed. He was a pro at comma placement and sentence structure, of course, but what was more important to Nick was getting to know me as a person. He always knew what to say to get me thinking in just the right way to translate my thoughts from just ideas to words on paper. Thanks to his advice, I was able to turn clinical, impersonal first drafts into my most personal and thoughtful work. Never content to merely say "good enough," Nick gave me new insight into who I am as a person, and gave me the tools to show that to my dream school.
Working with Nick the second half of high school took a big burden off me. Whether in the form of essay help, ACT tutoring, or just someone to ask simple questions to, his help made me feel a lot more confident throughout the college application process. Starting with him in my junior year meant that he helped to craft a list of potentially interesting schools for me, plan trips for tours, narrow down the list, and actually work on the individual applications.
His relaxed demeanor made the whole process just a bit less stressful and helped to make me feel as if I was making progress towards a more tangible goal. With his help I was accepted into Tufts University for early decision, where I will be attending next fall.
Before working with Nick, I was very intimidated by the entire college application process. I had no idea about how to write my essays and only a handful of schools in mind, leaving me with little confidence. Nick not only assisted me in crafting my essays to the very last detail, from brainstorming to final touches, but was so thoughtful in recommending schools that matched who I was and what I valued. I wholeheartedly trusted his guidance, as several brainstorming sessions allowed him to get to know me. His questions were so keen to lead me on to big ideas and a deeper understanding of who I am.
I am endlessly grateful for the careful patience and effort Nick put into helping me maximize the potential of my ideas in an essay. I'm so confident in the work I was able to do with Nick's support and could not have made it to Davis without him!
Applying to college can be a stressful time; I’d had constant writer's block and really struggled to write an essay that would represent who I am while also fitting a prompt. Nick told me to completely disregard the prompts and helped me brainstorm ideas by asking me basic questions that you'd ask a new friend, just to get a sense of who I am. He then helped me organize my thoughts and guided me on how to develop my essays from there. Nick was very comforting to talk to and helped me calm down whenever I was anxious about college.
Ultimately, he helped me create essays that really represent my voice, who I am as a person, and what I believe in. I am so proud of everything I have written, and I would not be as confident about my applications if it wasn't for his help!
Not only did Nick help me get into my dream college, but four years later I am graduating and going to one of the top schools in the county, Emory University, to get my doctorate in physical therapy, all thanks to Nick. As I was a dancer all my life, Nick led me to finding colleges with dance programs, helped me with audition videos, essays, the ACT, and the whole college application process in general. Anything I had a question with, he knew the answer and made the whole process so much smoother. This past summer, he also helped me with graduate school applications my GRE scores, which enabled me to get into the top programs in the country for physical therapy. I literally couldn't have done any of this without Nick. For the last six years, Nick has been by my side through everything and I am so grateful.
I was always skeptical about how my future would look like in terms of college. The thought of applying frightened me. I've been seeing Nick for two years and he has helped tremendously. Nick would go above and beyond to keep me focused and excited about finding the best college for me based on my interests and aspirations. I was always intrigued by Loyola Marymount University, which turned into my dream school. I was a little below average in terms of LMU’s standards, so Nick gave me resources to figure out what colleges were asking for, helped me write a personal statement that captured me perfectly, and provided incredibly helpful tips as to how I could best present myself in my college application. Thanks to Nick, I got accepted into LMU and I am so incredibly grateful for his help. I'm so excited to start this coming fall, thanks to Nick. He really made my dreams into a reality.