• Are you a senior, daunted by the application process for colleges and universities,
and unsure how to authentically express your academic gifts?
• Are you a parent, overwhelmed by the details required for your son or daughter to
apply at each institution, and not sure how to help your senior present his or her "best
self" on paper?
Both students and parents can become frustrated by the amount of written responses involved in expressing interest in a particular college. It is a demanding task to demonstrate your best qualities "on paper" in order to connect with a university’s specific programs.
As Certified Educational Planner (CEP) and expert literacy coach, Sandra understands how to highlight your child's strengths so that your son’s or daughter’s voice shines through their personal essay statements and short answer responses. Colleges want to hear the stories and experiences of your youth, and Sandra has spent over 25 years empowering seniors to claim their unique path on paper.
“As a sophomore in a private school in Brooklyn, our son was one of the first students who attended sessions at the Clifton Corner. Our family can attest to the outstanding support and help he received over three years. Sandra Clifton correctly assessed that his issues involved improving my son’s confidence, and she spent time brainstorming priorities around his various academic demands, helping our son to better organize his time and plan ahead for assignments and projects. Sandra’s support and feedback to him and us helped enormously....Sandra was a supportive and insightful resource during senior year as he navigated applying to colleges. He relied on her for feedback on the multiple college essays, as well as exploring the merits of various schools. Because they knew one another so well, Sandra coached our son to express himself grammatically as well as to highlight his personality in the essays more than his college counselor and English teacher could. We are thrilled to report that he was accepted and/or wait-listed to every college he applied, and launched into freshman year this fall as a responsible, independent young adult in the college of his choice with a sizable scholarship, due in part to the outstanding support from Sandra Clifton and the Clifton Corner.”
~From a Park Slope, Brooklyn Parent of a College Freshman
A Professional Member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association,
Sandra follows their Principles of Good Practice.
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