Dear Students,

It has been my lifelong dream to help students like you get the best possible educations and achieve your lives’ goals. A key part of this is getting a college education, since a college education allows you the opportunity to pursue the job you want and achieve financial stability to support yourself and your family. There are many aspects to getting into a good college: you have to take the right courses, get good grades and test scores, build a compelling resume, find a college that is right for you, and submit a strong application. You should begin this process early so that you can make strong case for your admission. Remember, the college application process is getting more and more competitive as the population grows and people from all over the world submit applications to American universities.

As someone who attended Phillips Exeter Academy on a full scholarship and who graduated from Yale University with a PhD, I know something about what it takes to get into a top school. I have worked in the field of education for more than 25 years and have personally worked with thousands of students. I have helped prepare many of them for college including advising them on courses and extracurricular activities, tutoring them in academic subjects and standardized tests such as PSAT, ACT, SAT, SAT II, and GRE, helping them get internships both in universities and in the private and public sectors, writing letters of recommendation, and brainstorming/reviewing essays and college applications. Students I have worked with have been offered admission in prestigious colleges such as those in the Ivy League, MIT, Stanford, Duke, Carnegie Mellon, and top-level state schools such as UC Berkeley and the University of Virginia among others.

As part of your College Consulting subscription to Education Online, I would like to help you prepare for college by offering you my own tips and answering your questions. Normally, I’ve seen educational consultants charge thousands of dollars to help students get into top college programs. I’ve also seen companies charge thousands of dollars for SAT and ACT prep programs.

I can review your college essay and  I will make specific recommendations as to what college you personally should attend. It is up to you to get to know the colleges you are applying to and there is no way I can know what college is right for you since each person and each school is different.

College is exciting, challenging, and important to your future. I wish you the best in your college preparation and application process and I hope to be able to help you in some way. If EOL is able to help, please do share your success story with us.

Best wishes,

John Leddo

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