Counselors, parents, websites, books –- we all the resources laid out a months-long plan for applying to college. But somehow my kid knew better –- he’d always been able to wait until the last minute and be successful. We were struggling, trying to convince him procrastinating was not the right strategy here. When the moment came that he saw the light, he wouldn’t have had much hope of pulling it all together at that late point without Nick’s presentations at LACHSA, breaking things down into manageable steps, and Nick’s one-onone attention, pulling drafts out of Nathan and finding key information about colleges. With Nick’s help, much of the scaffolding was there and Nathan only had to engage with it. One key piece of advice Nick gave was to have contact with the schools, and it was at a college information session where my son finally found his motivation. Teen/parent relationships are complicated, applying to college is complicated. Working with Nick was really straightforward, and made working with my son a lot easier.
Nick conducted a number of workshops at my daughter’s school. He took thetime to get to know each student in attendance and to see where they were intheir application process. The students loved working with him. By the end ofthe session they all wanted to know when he would be back!
From the minute I began working with Nick, we developed clear andmeaningful goals to focus on, and I could see the incredible progress we hadmade after every draft. Nick has inspired me to push through the mostdifficult challenges I had while writing my college essays, and his experiencehelped me sort out all of the thoughts in my mind to produce a solid essaythat really reflects who I am.