Patti Pears

Certified Education Planner

Patti Pears Educational Consulting

Patti has been working as a specialist in college admissions consulting for six years.

Call Rates

Duration Price
15 minutes $30.00
30 minutes $60.00
60 minutes $100.00

Tags

STEM Financial Aid College List Virtual Essay review Test Prep First generation students Fine/Performing Arts

Biography

Patti earned her Master’s degree in School Counseling from Concordia University Chicago and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Engineering school. She is active in the Hawaii Association of College Admissions Counseling (HACAC) and is the Hawaii community rep for the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA). She has been working as a specialist in college admissions consulting for six years and has received certification from two national organizations, the National Board for Certified Counselors (NCC) and the American Institute of Certified Educational Planners (CEP).

Her dedication to research, college visits, and continued professional training allows her to quickly find answers to student’s questions. Her philosophy for counseling is based on positive psychology – using student’s strengths to help them overcome obstacles and find their passion. Many families report there is less stress involved as Patti guides their son or daughter through the college application process.

She works with clients through email, phone conferences, FaceTime and Skype.

Experience

Certified Education Planner

Patti Pears Educational Consulting
August 2011 - present

Helping students find a good college match to their needs and within the family's budget.  Experience placing students in highly selective colleges and working with students from all backgrounds and levels.

Education

Concordia University Chicago

Master's Degree
2009 - 2011

MA in School Counseling

University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana

Bachelor's Degree

BS in Computer Science from the College of Engineering

Other

Certifications

Certified Education Planner

AICEP (527)
July 2016 - July 2021

National Certified Counselor

NBCC Foundation (290788)
December 2011 - April 2022

Volunteer

Kauai College Fair Committee

Hawaii Association of College Admissions Counselors (HACAC) (Education)
June 2015 - present

Working with HACAC and other committee members, I help to plan and organize the college fairs on Kauai and hold periodic Informational free workshops for families and students.

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